Solange is fine with being referred to as Beyonce's little sister. Their relationship is a huge part of who she is, but she's definitely no carbon copy of Bey. The afro-embracing singer is funky and most recently, on every best dressed list from US Weekly to Vogue. She's a DJ, fashion muse and singer.

She came into her own when she stepped outside of her sister's shadow and the world was ready for her. Not only she will check a Twitter troll for pitting her against Bey, but she knows her stuff about the R&B genre. Recently she tweeted, "Some of these music blogs could actually benefit from hiring people who REALLY understand the culture of R&B to write about R&B. Like you really should know about deep Brandy album cuts before you are giving a "grade" or a "score" to any R&B artist."