Solo Star

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Solo Star
Studio album by Solange
Released Japan December 26, 2002
United States January 21, 2003
Recorded 2001–2002
Genre R&B, hip hop soul, hip hop, urban
Length 73:27
Label Columbia/Music World
Producer Solange Knowles, Timbaland, The Neptunes, Jermaine Dupri, Troy Johnson, Linda Perry, Beyoncé Knowles, The Underdogs, Platinum Status, Rockwilder, The Bama Boyz, Da Brat
Solange chronology
Solo Star
(2003)
Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams
(2008)

Solo Star is the debut album by American R&B recording artist Solange Knowles, released by Columbia Records and Music World on December 26, 2002 in Japan and January 21, 2003 (see 2003 in music) in the United States. It debuted and peaked at number forty-nine on the U.S. Billboard 200 and number twenty-three on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums in early February 2003.

Chart performance[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Slant 2/5 stars [2]

The album underperformed in the United States, selling 112,000 copies according to Nielsen Soundscan, and dropped off the chart five weeks after its debut. The only two singles released from the album, the N.O.R.E.-featured "Feelin' You (Part II)" and the Neptunes-produced "Crush" (also known as "Don't Fight the Feeling"), failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Solange is no longer with Columbia Records, and the album is very rare and no longer in print. The popular online music website iTunes does not sell the album; very few stores may still have copies of the album, but once sold out the album will be no longer be available.

However, "Crush" was included on the movie soundtrack for The Fighting Temptations which stars Solange's sister Beyoncé. The song was renamed Don't Fight the Feeling to match the movie poster's tagline.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Feelin' You (Part II)" (featuring N.O.R.E.) – 4:06
  2. "Ain't No Way" – 3:44
  3. "Dance with You" (featuring B2K) – 3:03
  4. "Get Together" – 4:15
  5. "Crush (Don't Fight the Feeling)" – 4:33
  6. "So Be It" – 4:08
  7. "True Love" (featuring Lil' Romeo) – 3:49
  8. "Feel Good Song" – 3:28
  9. "Wonderland" – 4:03
  10. "This Could Be Love" – 4:04
  11. "Feelin' You (Part I)" – 3:22
  12. "Just like You" – 3:36
  13. "Thinkin' about You" (featuring Murphy Lee) – 4:04
  14. "Solo Star" – 3:14
  15. "I Used To" – 3:27
  16. "Sky Away" – 3:55

Tracks 17, 18 and 19 are four seconds of silence each, with these bonus tracks following.

  1. "This Song's for You" - 3:20
  2. "Naive" (duet with Beyoncé featuring Da Brat) – 3:45
  3. "Feelin' You (Part II)" (Chopped & Screwed Remix) - 5:22
Japanese edition
  1. "Feelin' You (Part I)" – 3:22
  2. "Just like You" – 3:36
  3. "Thinkin' About You" (featuring Murphy Lee) – 4:04
  4. "Solo Star" – 3:14
  5. "I Used to" – 3:27
  6. "Sky Away" – 3:55
  7. "Naïve" (duet with Beyoncé featuring Da Brat) – 3:45
  8. "Blinded" - 5:08
  9. "This Song's for You" (hidden track) – 3:20
  10. "This Could Be Love" (hidden track) – 4:04

Re-release[edit]

Released on November 14, 2006

  1. "Ain't No Way" – 3:44
  2. "Dance with You" (featuring B2K) – 3:03
  3. "Get Together" – 4:15
  4. "Crush" – 4:33
  5. "So Be It" – 4:08
  6. "Wonderland" – 4:03
  7. "This Could Be Love" – 4:04
  8. "Feelin' You" (featuring Slim Thug) – 4:03
  9. "Bring It on Home" (S.Knowles, Bama Boyz, B. Taylor)– 3:47
  10. "Feelin' You" (Nu Soul Remix) – 7:13
  11. "Naïve" (Maurice Joshua Remix) (duet with Beyoncé featuring Da Brat) – 3:37
  12. "Crush" (Vibelicious Remix) – 6:24

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 49
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William (2003-01-21). "Solo Star - Solange". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-27. 
  2. ^ "Solange: Solo Star - Music Review". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2011-10-27.