Solange Knowles is back! After her chart-topping, Grammy-award winning album A Seat at the Table, Solange took it easy for a bit. In fact, when fans asked her where she was and what she was doing, she told us that she was minding her business.
But the recent activation of her BlackPlanet page announced that she’s ready to return…with offerings.
Today, Solange announced that she had reactivated her BlackPlanet page with new visuals and tour dates.
The collaboration has been a long time in the making. Almost a full year ago, the “Cranes in the Sky” singer tweeted:
“I was gonna release the Beatles cover on Valentine’s Day on Black Planet but couldn’t figure out how to work Black Planet in 2018 https://t.co/QvkLfGLU3D
— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) March 1, 2018”
Black Planet, which was launched in 1999, is actually a sister site to MadameNoire and the behind the scenes tea is Knowles actually reached out the company to work with Black Planet exclusively because she has a special place in her heart for the platform. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out but the company kept in touch.
And now, the activation is here.
Knowles loved the nostalgic feeling of BlackPlanet. It was the first social media site dedicated specifically to Black people and was, in a lot of ways, a safe space for us. In anticipation of her return to the stage, she wanted to bring back that same energy and same vibe, just before Black History Month ends.
Giving exclusive content to Black media? Well played.
You can check out Solange’s new imagery as well as upcoming tour dates on BlackPlanet.com
And check out the reaction to her collaboration on the following pages.