Friday, October 02, 2009

How Much Money Does Solange Knowles Make?


I know that Solange Knowles sings but is she really all that popular? I mean when you are more known for being the sister of someone than you are for your career or songs then chances are you are probably not making that much money. Of course who would have thought The Hills cast was pulling in $2M a year each? Solange was on Oprah and said that before she finally shaved off all her hair she was spending up to $50K a year on her hair and spending two days a week in salons. That is a bunch of money to spend on hair.

I would probably spend that much money to get some hair, but that is just me. I am thinking of getting one of those hair pieces that Homer Simpson once rocked. Long hair down to the shoulders or something. Anyway, where does Solange get the money? Is Beyonce giving her that much money where Solange can spend $50K a year on hair. That is after tax money people. Before taxes that would probably be $70K a year. How many people here earn $70K a year and to think about spending it all on hair? Crazy.

26 comments:

jax said...

i dunno, she's got a lot of fans through twitter,but her music gets no radio play up here so it's hard to say.

unless you count all that money she made singing on early Destiny's child. or was that runour?

Alice D Millionaire said...

I thought there was a rumor that she did singing for Beyonce...I assumed it was on her solo stuff but maybe it was just with DC

Sarah said...

I thought that same thing too? And didn't Enty have a blind about a singer who really didn't sing? Or was that someone else?

chihuahuense said...

Didn't she have a baby with a famous athlete? Maybe that's child support money.

Kimberly said...

Solange is a very, VERY successful songwriter. Although Beyonce does some of her own writing, Solange has also written from her. I think if you google "Solange" and "songwriting" you'll get plenty of hits.

As a black woman who regularly gets tressed, I think she's a FOOL to spend that kind of money on her hair. She spent more than the MEDIAN household income in the US on her damn hair. I think spending $5K/year would be ridiculous, let alone $50K.

I guess a fool and her money are indeed soon parted.

BigMama said...

I think the blind was generally agreed to be Hillary Duff and her sister Hailey, which makes perfect sense to me. Though I would have LOVED it to be Ms. B and her sister.

Quintessential Southerner said...

solange's cd was very good and so different. most of the songs were way better than bey's latest cd.

take a listen on solange's myspace page.

Lisa (original) said...

I agree with Kimberly. And I'll add: With Solange's hair long, it just looks like a weave anyway, and she ends up looking just average and generic. She's really very pretty with her hair that short though and you can clearly see her facial structure (wish I had it), and I wish more girls liked to wear their hair natural instead of like a boring, generic black Barbie. (*no offence meant at all to anyone)

Barton Fink said...

I'm surprisingly fond of Solange. I think it was her good showing in the Fug Madness this spring -- she gives it her all, and she brings her A game, when she has to dress up for the public. I can't stand that older sister of hers, though.

Lana's Blog said...

Barton Fink - yay for Fug Madness!

Solange definitely has the face to pull this off. I have no other opinion on her.

selenakyle said...

Well I think she looks way awesome without all the fake hair. I love to see short hair on women with a pretty cranium.

Leah said...

I thought the picture with short hair was from America's Top Model.
She looks very different, but she's got a great face that's for sure.
I would never spend that much money on my hair even if I had millions.

I would estimate my yearly hair care spending to be $700.00 , but I'm lazy and only touch up my streaking every two months.

lutefisk said...

she should ask for a refund...her hair always looks awful.

KMG852 said...

Does her mom own a salon?!?

anita_mark said...

The one song I know of hers is used in a L'Oreal Feria ad. And the only reason I know it's her is because the song played all the time last year when I spent five weeks in Tokyo. I think she also has a purse line with her sister. At least I think it was her in the ads with Beyonce (again in Tokyo where every single woman has at least two designer purses).

So in addition to getting to talk about being in Tokyo, I think I'm trying to say Solange might be popular outside North America (or at least, in Asia).

DivineJoy said...

Solange's CD is excellent. The payola required to get your music played in America is crap. She hot overseas. $50K a year for haircare is crap, that's why she cut it off. Girlfriend is smart! I respect that!

libby said...

Lisa (original): ITA! I am a White girl with naturally straight, flat hair; I am mesmerized by natural curls. Love when other embrace their texture.


And Solange looks absolutely beautiful now. Grown up and classy. The 'before' pic makes me think she needs glasses if she thinks that's 50G's worth of hair! Jebus!

Wil said...

[Sitting hear again not able to pay my mortgage this month] Ya know .. these fucking idiots just really make me want to punch a fucking wall.

And other than that .. as Forrest Gump once said .. "That's all I have to say about that."

Wil said...

Ugh! "Sitting HERE" .. not hear .. i really need to remember to proofread my posts!!

Jungle007 said...

i thought my 500-700 a year on my hair was crazy.... and my hair doesn't get any complaints...

I'd hate to have my hair that length, but i really admire it on women with the right head shape and face for it. She looks great!

Jungle007 said...

i thought my 500-700 a year on my hair was crazy.... and my hair doesn't get any complaints...

I'd hate to have my hair that length, but i really admire it on women with the right head shape and face for it. She looks great!

leigry said...

I thought that blind was maybe Ashley Tisdale. I read somewhere that her sister doesn't mind being lesser known because Ashley is the one who loves the fame and spotlight.

linnea said...

Hm. And I thought my wallted got a lot thicker once I gave up smoking. Can you imagine suddenly having 70K extra with the help of just a buzzer? :)

shakey said...

LOL Linnea!

Doesn't she also have a hand in the family business? I thought she was made President of the Knowles Empire, or is that only when Daddy kicks the bucket?

AlexxX said...

Good for her on cutting her hair and saving some money. The amount of money AND time that brown women spend dumping chemicals and horsetails on their head is ridiculous! And for the commenter that said she might be popular in Asia, I can tell you that no one's heard of her ass in China, because I never heard any of her songs for the 3 years I lived there. Nevertheless, I don't particularly like or dislike the gal, and her last few singles have been catchy enough.

Jen said...

Wait - I'm confused - didn't she have a contract with L'oreal to promote their Feria haircolor product? Wouldn't L'oreal then be on the hook for weave maintenance/coloring, etc? Why would she personally be paying $50G for hair, then - who wrote her L'oreal contract? At least get a tax break for job-related expenses, sheesh!
Oh, though, is she still under contract? Maybe it's expired and since there's no more funds for upkeep, off it all went!