Solange Launches Saint Records Label, Announces New Album

Solange has launched her own record label, Saint Records, which will operate with distribution through Sony.

The 26-year-old made the announcement on Twitter Tuesday, adding that she will be releasing her full-length album through the label, as well as future projects. It was initially reported that she had signed a deal with Columbia, which is owned by Sony.

The news comes shortly after the release of her single, “Look Good with Trouble,” which features Kendrick Lamar and is currently available on iTunes.

The Dev Hynes-produced track was originally featured on Solange’s 2012 True EP.

“I wrote and recorded ‘Look Good With Trouble’ as a prelude to ‘Bad Girls,'” Beyonce’s little sister said. “But decided to create it as a full song and add the brilliant storytelling of Kendrick Lamar.”

Solange began working on her debut album, Solo Star, when she was 14 years old. The album featured Jermaine Dupri, The Neptunes, Linda Perry, Timbaland, and others as producers. Solange co-wrote and co-produced a number of tracks on the album, including the lead single “Feelin’ You (Part II).” The single failed to hit the Billboard Hot 100, but it peaked at number three on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales and Hot Dance Singles Sales. The album was released in January 2003 and debuted at number 49 on the Billboard 200.

Solange released her second album, Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams, in 2008. The album received positive reviews, and was generally considered better than her debut album. Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200, with the lead single, “I Decided,” debuting at number 44 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop charts.

Super stoked to announce I’ve started my own label,SAINT RECORDS,where I’ll be releasing my music & other projects distributed through SONY!

— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) May 14, 2013

It is through SAINT RECORDS that I will be releasing my full length album, and also future music projects that I’m excited about sharing!

— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) May 14, 2013

Through Saint Records I will have 100% creative/artistic control & continue to passionately pursue my footing in this new musical movement.

— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) May 14, 2013

Are you excited for Solange’s new album?

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