Beyonce's sister inks with Geffen

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NEW YORK -- Solange Knowles, Beyonce's younger sister, recently signed to Geffen Records and plans to release her sophomore album, "Just What I Want" in the second quarter of 2008.

Knowles is currently in the studio in Los Angeles, recording the follow-up to 2003's "Solo Star," via Columbia.

"Her record is totally bananas," Geffen Records chairman Ron Fair tells Billboard.com. "It's not what people would expect from her. The music is more eclectic and international. She's in her own lane."

"It's a touch of retro with beautiful R&B songs and influences of early Natalie Cole and Carole King, and she's only 22," he continues. "I'm crazy about the Pharrell Williams' record that she recently finished, called 'I Decided.' We're finishing the album now."

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