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Solange Knowles Is the Third Woman and First Black Person to Compose for the New York City Ballet


Solange Knowles made her debut as a composer for the New York City Ballet at their Fall Fashion Gala this weekend. She's also the first African American and the third woman to compose a score for the dance company. This artistic endeavor is no surprise because Solange is a multifaceted creative who delves into many aspects of entertainment.


Solange became acquainted with Hollywood during her youth. As a teenager, she performed as a backup dancer for her older sister Beyonce's highly successful singing group, Destiny's Child. Solange moved on to act in movies. She's also released four studio albums. Knowles' third album, A Seat at the Table, was highly successful upon its 2016 release.


Songwriting and dance are reportedly two of her passions. The creative won an ASCAP award for writing "Get Me Bodied" for Beyonce's B'Day album. Before her newest accomplishment, Solange composed other artistic works for the Hammer Museum, the Getty Museum, the Elbphilharmonie in Germany, and the Venice Art Biennale in Italy.


Although Beyonce's career has skyrocketed to superstardom, Solange is considered a rebel who continues to evolve. Her creative genius is unlimited.


Photo Credits: Google Images & Solange Knowles via Instagram

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