This is the album that consecrates Solange Piaget Knowles. At barely 30, the singer serves up her most complete work, lauded both by the critics (Pitchfork album of the year) and her peers (Grammy Award for the best R&B performance). A Seat at the Table is an honest and powerful militant chronicle of the daily life of a black woman in the United States. Anchored in today's racial tensions, Solange’s lyrics are accompanied by neo-soul, contemporary R&B, and futuristic funk. The singer went to Louisiana to seek out her roots, and spent four years perfecting this album by jamming with her musicians. Her voice, soft but uncompromising, soars over sublime orchestration composed of airy piano, organic bass, and electronic textures. Before A Seat at the Table, Solange had released two albums and an EP. She had also sung with B.B. King, Kelly Rowland, Janelle Monae, Q-Tip, and Kendrick Lamar.