Singer, Dancer, Actress
September 4, 1981 (age 36)
PLACE OF BIRTH
Who Is Beyoncé Knowles?
Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning recording artist, singer and actress acclaimed for her thrilling vocals, videos, live shows and stage performance, Beyoncé Knowles, who was born in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé Knowles first caught her fans attention as the lead vocalist of the famous R&B group ‘Destiny’s Child’.
Beyonce who later launched her own solo career with her debut album titled ‘Dangerously in Love’, later became one of the music’s best selling artist with sold-out tours and a large number of awards. Beyonce who has also featured many Hollywood movies, including Dream Girls, got married to ace hip-hop recording artist and businessman Jay-Z in 2008. While in late 2013, she shocked her fans with the release of her fifth studio album, self-titled ‘Beyoncé’, and has twice performed at the Super Bowl. Then in April 2016, she also released her 6th studio album titled ‘Lemonade’, after the airing of a HBO special.
Beyoncé’s Early Life
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles who was born on the 4th September, 1981, in Houston, Texas, began singing at an early age, while contending in local talent shows and winning a significant number of these occasions by impressing the audiences with her great singing and dancing prowess.
While collaborating with her cousin, Kelly Rowland, and two other schoolmates, Beyoncé created an all-female singing group called ‘Destiny Child’ that her dad Matthew Knowles, served as the band’s manager. The group that went through some labels and line-up changes before sealing a record deal with Columbia Records in 1997, soon became one of the most popular R&B goup, with the release of their in the first, self-titled album, Gaining momentum, they scored their first No. 1 single on the pop charts with “Bills, Bills, Bills,” off their second album that also featured another raving hit, “Say My Name.”
While enjoying Destiny Child’s progress, Beyoncé who started exploring other projects made her acting debut in 2001 with a starring role in MTV’s Carmen: A Hip Hopera, after which she then co-starred with Mike Myers in the Austin Powers spy spoof Goldmember in the following year
While enjoying her group’s success, Beyoncé began exploring other projects. She made her acting debut in 2001 with a starring role in MTV’s Carmen: A Hip Hopera. She then co-starred with Mike Myers in the Austin Powers spy parody Goldmember the following year.
Beyonce’s Solo Career
After the release of her very first album titled ‘Dangerously in Love’ in 2003 after her going solo. The recording that became an enormous accomplishment for her both commercially and fundamentally sold millions of copies while also winning five Grammy Awards. Beyoncé that collaborated with various distinctive artists, including Missy Elliott, Sean Paul and Jay-Z, was rumored to have dated Jay-Z around this time, though they did not publicly confirm the report.
After Destiny Child released their last studio collection, Destiny Fulfilled, in 2004, they formally separated the following year while Beyonce on her own kept enjoying great success. Her second studio album, 2006’s B’Day featured hits songs like “Irreplaceable” and “Deja Vu.” While on the big sreen she starred alongside Jennifer Hudson, Jaime Foxx and Eddie Murphy in Dreamgirls that was adapted from the hit Broadway musical of a similar name.
Beyoncé’s marriage to Jay-Z
In 2008, Beyoncé got married to ace American rapper and businessman, Jay-Z in a very private wedding ceremony in New York City and had in attendance Beyoncé’s mom, Tina Knowles; her dad and former manager, Matthew; her sister, Solange; Destiny’s Child group members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams; and her friend Gwyneth Paltrow.
Beyonce after her marriage kept on working as hard as ever, promoting her newest work, I am … Sasha Fierce (2008).scoring two major hits off the album, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” and “If I Were a Boy,” while also returning to acting same year, starring as R&B legend Etta James in Cadillac Records. Beyoncé later sang James’ trademark song, “At Last,” for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at his inaugural ball the following year.
Asides acting and performing, Beyoncé also ran a fashion clothing line called House of Dereon with her mom. While she additionally launched her own fragrance, Heat, in 2010. All through her career, Beyoncé doubled as a representative and model for many brands, including L’Oreal and Tommy Hilfiger.
Beyoncé went under fire subsequent to her performing at a private concert for the late Libyan President Muammar al-Qaddafi on New Year’s Eve in 2010 and had to donate the concert fee to help the victims of the Haitian earthquake. And report later had it that it was her father and manager that arranged the controversial Libyan concert for her, hence one of her reasons to drop her father as her manager in March 2011 and later same year, Beyoncé reached the top of the album charts with her newest solo release, 4.
Beyoncé in once again January 2013, generated some negative headlines for her performance at President Obama’s second inauguration in Washington, D.C. after she was condemned for supposedly pre-recording a version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and lip-matching up to her own track during the performance. In spite of the wide media scope, after days following the occurrence, Beyoncé failed to address the controversy. Then shortly after, before her appearance at Super Bowl XLVII, Beyoncé who performed the song live at press conference disclosed that she had utilized a “backing track” at the inauguration, while adding that she would “totally sing live” at the NFL’s greatest event of the year, according to The Huffington Post.
Without a doubt, Beyoncé more than made it up to all her fans at the Super Bowl on the 3rd of February, 2013, amid the event’s halftime show, she took the stage and wowed the crowd, while also being joined by her former Destiny’s Child bandmates, Rowland and Williams for parts of her performance.
Beyoncé’s, Awards,Accolades and Surprise Album
At the 2010 Grammy Awards, Beyoncé left with six honors, that are the most wins in a single night by a female artist. But her grand record was later matched two years after by pop/soul artist Adele. Still in 2010, Beyoncé additionally tied the record for most No. 1 hits on Billboard’s Pop Songs graph, based on radio airplay, while in 2011, she made the Forbes Top 10 countdown of entertainment’s highest-earning women and by 2013, she had already won 16 Grammys.
On December 13, 2013, Beyoncé once again broke records with the release of her fifth studio album, self-titled Beyoncé that shocked all her fans and critics alike, because no announcement or promotion was made before the album was made. The record, Beyoncé called a “visual album,” was released only on iTunes, with physical discs accessible for purchase after December 18. Surprising her fans more was when the record-breaking album sold more than 800,000 copies throughout the weekend that it was released alone.
The album that was the fastest selling album album ever distributed by iTunes, additionally denoted Beyoncé’s fifth studio album to debut at No. 1, making her the very first woman to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her first five albums. She later released the Platinum Edition of the album in 2014, and the following year she won three extra Grammys, including a Best R&B Performance award for “Drunk in Love.”
Beyoncé’s Second Super Bowl and ‘Lemonade’
Beyoncé in February 2016, came back to the Super Bowl stage, once more again to earn raves for her performance, but this time around she showed up with Bruno Mars and Chris Martin of the band Coldplay, featuring her new single “Formation” and at the end announced her world tour. The tune, its video with the halftime show additionally gathered an influx of attention for politicized verses and symbolism addressing everything from black power to Hurricane Katrina.
Then only two months later, HBO circulated 60 minutes in length Beyoncé conceptual film, Lemonade, which displayed tracks from the album of similar name released quickly afterwards. The cable special displayed the vocalist reeling from the romantic and sexual disloyalty of her partner while acknowledging the strength discovered in communities of African-American women. Tennis champ Serena Williams and young actress, Quvenzhané Wallis likewise showed up in the New Orleans-based project, that was helmed by many directors and featured poetry from Warsan Shire.
Lemonade the album was at first only accessible via Tidal, the online streaming service powered by Beyoncé’s husband, Jay-Z, but in the end became accessible on iTunes and Amazon with its accompanying film. Musical contributors to the project, that immediately earned praise, included Jack White, The Weeknd, James Blake and Kendrick Lamar. Lemonade debuted at No. 1, making Beyoncé the only artist in history to have every last bit of her initial six studio albums reach the the top of Billboard’s album charts.
Then in February 2017, a pregnant delivered an unexpected performance at the Grammys, singing songs from Lemonade in the midst of a whirling display of lights, multi dimensional images and backup dancers. Though she lost the desired Album of the Year Grammy to Adele, she still took home two honors, for Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Music Video.
Beyoncé who is also known as “Queen Bey,” took on the role of an alternate queen with the November 2017 announcement that she was on board for the remake of Disney’s The Lion King, scheduled to be released in 2019, the live action reboot of the 1994 animated hit will star Beyoncé as Nala, the sprouting love interest of the main character, to be played by Donald Glover.
In the blink of an eye a while later, it was also revealed that Queen Bey also ruled as the highest-earning female musician of the year and as reported by Forbes, Beyoncé caught $105 million in pretax income June 2016 through June 2017, a number that effortlessly outpaced the profit of fellow divas Adele ($69 million) and Taylor Swift ($44 million). Forbes credited the fortune to the success of Lemonade and her Formation World Tour, that earned roughly $250 million.
Beyoncé and her rapper husband, Jay-Z welcomed a baby girl named Blue Ivy Carter, on the 7th of January, 2012 at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital that they spared no expense to maintain their privacy during this special time, by renting out a floor of at the Hospital.
Then in February 2017, Beyoncé disclosed on her Instagram page that she and her husband were expecting twins that they welcomed as a boy and a girl, later in June 2017. Though they didn’t immediately confirm the twins’ birth or their names, reports had it that they had already filed trademark documents at the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the names Sir and Rumi and later in the early hours of of July 14, Beyoncé made it official, by sharing a photo in which she was seen carrying her twins.