Solange + Sampha Kill It On SNL, Perform 'Don't Touch My Hair' and 'Cranes In The Sky'
If you weren’t able to hang and stay up to witness television history, we totally understand (since that means you’re washed beyond belief). Last night, Solange Knowles performed songs from her #1 selling album, A Seat at the Table, to Studio 8H, which is home to the good folks at Saturday Night Live.
With host Benedict Cumberbatch introducing the siren to the American public, Solange’s appearance continues to mark an interesting year for artists of color who perform on the national stage. Dressed in a heavenly garb and backed by a full live band, Solange hit the viewing public in the face with “Cranes in the Sky,” which smoothly served as a moment to show why #BlackGirlMagic is real and ethereal.
Her second performance, which you can see both underneath, was the budding highlight of Season 42 (before the following week, that is) as Solange brought out singer-songwriter/producer Sampha to perform an explosive rendition of “Don’t Touch My Hair”. Yes, Solange Knowles told America and the rest of the world that you will never ever (eevvveerrr!) put your hands in our hair again.
Last night’s Saturday Night Live appearance was another chart-topping moment for both the younger Knowles sister and Sampha. The former’s new album, A Seat at the Table, sold 72,000 albums in its first week to earn its #1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. With that, black history has been made as Solange and her sister Beyoncé are now the first and only solo artist sisters to score #1 albums in the same year, which is quite a feat indeed.
So, how do you follow up such a move? Well, next up, Saturday Night Live is going to serve as the central place to see Dave Chappelle make his debut as host alongside A Tribe Called Quest as the evening’s musical guest. Make sure you don’t miss that, grab a pot of caffeine and glue your eyes open when that episode hits screens on November 12.
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