Beyoncé, Solange, Jay Z, & Kelly Rowland Masquerade at Tina Knowles’ 60th Birthday

Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé, Kris Jenner, and Tina Knowles

The Knowles took over NOLA to celebrate their mother Tina’s 60th birthday. Beyoncé and Solange hosted a lavish masquerade ball in New Orleans on Saturday night with their family and friends including Jay Z, Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Hudson, Kris Jenner, The-Dream, and Gayle King.

They shut down Creole restaurant Muriel’s Jackson Square in the French Quarter for the enchanted evening, which reportedly cost over $100,000. The guest of honor, Mama Tina, arrived in a horse-drawn carriage alongside her man, actor Richard Lawson.

Fans camped out to see Bey, who snuck in from a separate entrance, donning a body-hugging dress and sparkly mask, while her younger sis beamed in yellow as she pulled up with her beau Alan Ferguson. Jay looked sharp in a black tuxedo and mask and Kelly Rowland showed off her short new ‘do.

Monica, who attended with her husband Shannon Brown, expressed her gratitude to Ms. Tina. “Thank you for encouraging me & in the worst of times reminding me. I’m Gods Child mistakes and all were all his children,” she said.

Jennifer Hudson also wished the birthday girl, writing, “Happy birthday mama Tina! Such Beautiful woman!!! N a blessing to us all!!”

See more pics from the magical masquerade below.

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Beyoncé and Solange to Host Masquerade Birthday Bash for Tina Knowles

Solange, Tina Knowles, and Beyoncé

Beyoncé and Solange are sparing no expense for their mother. On Saturday evening, the sisters will shut down Creole restaurant Muriel’s Jackson Square in New Orleans’ French Quarter to host a 60th birthday party for Tina Knowles. The epic event is reportedly costing at least $100,000.

TMZ has obtained a copy of the invitation, which describes an “enchanted evening…in the tradition of an old New Orleans masquerade party.”

Guests are asked to dress formally and wear a mask to add to the mystery. If needed, a mask will be provided at the door.

Solange is no stranger to the Big Easy. Last year, the “Losing You” singer moved to New Orleans part-time to raise her nine-year-old son Daniel Julez.

See the invite below.

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New Music: Solange – ‘Cash In’


Solange released her first compilation Saint Heron this week featuring her favorite R&B artists including Jhené Aiko, Cassie, and Sampha. The album also features Solo herself, who contributes the closing number “Cash In,” which she wrote and co-produced with Tim Anderson.

“Take your money to the bank/ Tell ‘em we gon’ throw it all away,” she sings over the cowbell-laden beat.

Set off your Saturday with the sweet sounds of Solange.

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Solange Talks Disciplining Her Son and Fighting a Bully with Beyoncé


With her compilation Saint Heron in stores this week, Solange stopped by Hot 97 to chat with Angie Martinez on Wednesday. Rocking long braids, the 27-year-old singer dished on her new music, motherhood, and the time she had to call Beyoncé to scare off a bully.

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Solange Enlists Jhené Aiko, Cassie for ‘Saint Heron’ Compilation

Saint Heron

Solange is bringing together some of her favorite R&B artists for her first compilation Saint Heron.

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Solange Talks Nas Obsession, Saint Records, & Beyoncé

Bow Wow and Solange

Solange reunited with her “Johnson Family Vacation” co-star Bow Wow during her visit to “106 & Park” on Wednesday. In addition to premiering the video for “Lovers in the Parking Lot,” she spoke about her EP True and launching her label Saint Records.

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Video: Solange – ‘Lovers in the Parking Lot’


Solange returns to her Texas roots in the video for “Lovers in the Parking Lot,” the second visual release from last year’s EP True. The cinematic clip, directed by Solange and Peter J. Brant and filmed in her hometown of Houston, was made in conjunction with The Creators Project.

The 27-year-old singer dances through empty commercial spaces—from a fluorescent-lit hallway, to a basement cafeteria arcade and pawn shop, to a Houston-area mall where Bun B once worked (check his choreographed cameo at the 2:22 mark). The fashionista shows off her vibrant style, wearing Michael Craft for Puma, against muted backdrops.

Solange is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on her first album for release on her label Saint Records.

See Solo shine bright on screen.

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