Let’s Be Honest — Is Solange The Better Knowles Sister?

Don’t answer right away, because I know you’re a little biased, but is it possible that Solange is the cooler Knowles sister? Beyonce gets a lot of the credit, but maybe that’s just because she’s so famous that everybody’s saturated with her image to the point that when you ask the question, “Which Knowles is better?” on a deserted street corner, fourteen people throw open their windows and shout out, “Beyonce! Beyonce! BEYONCE!” But hear me out.

Solange is super awesome. For a first point of proof, take your eyes about five inches upward to the clip from Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, where she went to do publicity for her new EP, True. You hear that, guys? She has an EP. That’s pretty trendy and cool. As was the song she did, the outfit she wore, the way she wore her hair, and her dance moves. She’s not primped and styled like Bey — she has a funky look that’s all her own and that wouldn’t really work on anyone else. Plus I’ve always loved a lady who can rock her natural head of hair.

Secondly, Solange has repeatedly stated that she wouldn’t want to be as well-known as her sister, which I think is great. She’s super talented, but self-aware enough to know that the famous lifestyle isn’t for her, and I have total respect for that. It also makes it easier for me to take her music seriously — because I can believe she’s experienced all the things she’s singing about. She got married when she was 17, had a baby when she was 18, and has also now gone through a divorce and being a single mother. So even though she’s only 26 as compared with Beyonce’s 31, she’s seen some things and gone some places. Whereas every time I hear Irreplaceable, I think to myself, “Okay, Beyonce, but in what world could you fit everything that Jay-Z owns in a box to the left? How big is that box? Try again.”

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    • Ani Mosity

      What you said about Irreplaceable made me giggle. I have been thinking that for the longest.

    • Riëne

      I think both of them are great on their own. Beyoncé is just famous and being totally herself – as Solange is – maybe don’t fit to the “character” she has to be, to still be as famous as she is. Solange is great and loves Beyoncé, and that’s what really matters.

    • Riëne

      I think both of them are great on their own. Beyoncé is just famous and being totally herself – as Solange is – maybe don’t fit to the “character” she has to be, to still be as famous as she is. Solange is great and loves Beyoncé, and that’s what really matters.

    • Rachel

      Solange went to a private school in Houston where I worked. She was a funny kid. It’s really cool to see how she’s grown into her own person.

    • Setra

      It’s hard to say that anyone is more grandiose than Queen Beyonce, but I definitely see what you’re saying and this clip is the perfect example, proof that Solange has what it
      takes. I’ve listened to Solange’s music since her first album and have to say she truly is unique. I loved this performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. From her hair to those fabulous shoes, she stunned! My DISH coworker felt the same way, this performance gave us a lot to talk about at work. I’ve recorded and stored this whole season on my DISH Hopper and I still have plenty of room to record more. This DVR has a 2TB hard drive so I never run out of room. This performance made me want to listen to more of this EP!

    • steve-o

      It’s really no that hard to be cooler than Beyonce, she’s pretty sad and not the least bit original, desptite her baffling popularity. Although when one considers what sells these days it’s really not all that strange.
      One thing I´ve noticed in several Solange videos is that she’s not trying to sell her body the way he sister always does, probably because she doesn’t need to. The second that Beyonce stops doing that, she will be seen for exactly what she is: a woman with a good voice and not a whole lot else. Solange is an original artist and that makes her a million times cooler than her tacky, almost talentless (compared to other, unrecognized, real artists) sibling.

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