A big happy birthday goes out to Solange Knowles on her big day! The singer is officially another year older, turning the big 29 today, June 24. In an effort to celebrate Beyonce’s younger sister, we are taking a look back at her huge year.
Solange Knowles, 29, has had quite the fabulous year. From tying the knot to her love, Alan Ferguson, to showing off her creative side on the MET Gala red carpet, we have loved following her every step of the way! Oh, and is it true she has been working on a new album this year? We obviously have all the deets!
“I’m working on my album, which has been a huge labor of love,” Solange told PEOPLE. “I am working on a new project with Kiehl’s, which I’m super excited about. We’re gonna reveal that project [eventually]. And then creative directing and art directing for Puma keeps me busy. Saint Records, my record label, has been a constant evolution … So my hands are full.”
When she wasn’t in the studio working on her album, she was spending much of her time focusing on her Nov. 15 wedding that went down in New Orleans. While Solange may have had an alleged altercation with her sisters husband, Jay Z, in an elevator in May of 2014, we were so happy to see that Jay and Beyonce ended up attending her sister’s big day.
Solange and Alan had quite the dating history prior to tying the knot, in fact, these two dated for a whopping SEVEN years before getting married. “A lot of people don’t realize that my husband and I were together for … we’re going on our seventh year, so this is just an extension of where we already were,” Solange continued telling PEOPLE. “It definitely elevates, being able to say “husband.” Yeah, it’s been wonderful. I’m extremely happy. I married my best friend.”
While she may have looked impeccable at her wedding, she didn’t land on the best dressed list at the MET Ball. While that may have been a bit of a miss, we have to give her props for getting creative and having fun on the red carpet. During the MET Gala, on May 4, Solange stepped out wearing a giant origami-inspired dress. Solange wrote on Twitter on May 4, “When @cartier is your date, and Giles is your dress.”
HollywoodLifers – Make sure and leave your happy birthday wishes for Solange in the comments below!
— Joey Parker