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Beyonce Knowles is a singer who rose to fame as the lead singer of R&B group Destiny’s Child

InformationDetail
BirthdaySeptember 4, 1981
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actresses, Singers, ESFP
City/StateTexas
SpousesJay-Z
SiblingsSolange Knowles
Known asBeyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter
ChildrensBlue Ivy Carter
Universities
  • St. Mary's Elementary School
  • Parker Elementary School
  • High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
  • Alief Elsik High School
Founder / Co-Founder
  • Survivor Foundation
Birth PlaceHouston
Height169
GenderFemale
FatherMathew Knowles
MotherCelestine Beyonce
Net Worth$450 million as of Dec 6,2016
Sun SignVirgo
Born inHouston

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Who is Beyonce Knowles?

Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter, a singer more popularly known just as Beyonce, is a R&B artist who rose to fame as the lead singer of the all-girls group Destiny’s Child which also had the likes of Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams in the line-up. After a highly successful stint with the group which became one of the world’s best selling girl groups of all time, Beyonce embarked on a career as a solo artist. Her solo career began with a bang—her debut album won five Grammy Awards and sold over 11 million copies worldwide. Even as a child she had displayed a keen interest in music and dancing from an early age and regularly participated in local talent shows. She surprised her school authorities when she won a school talent show when she was just seven by beating the other contestants who were well into their teenage. She formed a girls’ group while she was still very young with some of her friends. Her father recognized the potential his daughter had and decided to become her manager. Her group, which later became famous as Destiny’s Child, went on to become a highly popular music group following which Beyonce ventured into an even more successful solo career as a singer and actress.

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Childhood & Early Life

She is the daughter of Mathew Knowles and Tina. His father was a sales manager while her mother worked as a hairdresser and salon owner.

She attended St. Mary’s Elementary School where she also learned to dance. She loved singing from a young age.

She enrolled in Parker Elementary School, a music magnet school in 1990 and also attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts before moving on to the Alief Elsik High School.

She auditioned for an all-girl entertainment group when she was eight. She was selected along with Kelly Rowland and LaTavia Roberson and put in a group called Girl’s Tyme with three other girls. The group performed in several talent shows and later bagged a contract with Columbia Records.

Career

The girls changed the name of the group to Destiny’s Child in 1993 and released their self-titled debut album in 1997. The album had the song ‘No, No, No’ which became their first major hit.

Their second album, ‘The Writing’s on the Wall’ was out in 1999. It spawned the group’s first No.1 single, ‘Jumpin’ Jumpin’ and also the super hit songs ‘Bills Bills Bills’ and ‘Say My Name’. The album sold more than 8 million copies worldwide.

Their third album, ‘Survivor’ was even a bigger success than its predecessors. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and earned the group several Grammy Award nominations. The singles ‘Survivor’ and ‘Bootylicious’ became very popular.

Motivated by the success of her girls’ group, Beyonce embarked on a solo career with her debut solo album, ‘Dangerously in Love’ in 2003. The songs included uptempos and ballads inspired by R&B and soul genres with elements of hip hop and Arabic music. The album was a huge hit which established her as a solo star.

She released her next album, ‘B’Day’ on her 25th birthday, 4 September, 2006. The music style of the album is borrowed from a range of styles like funk, hip hop and R&B that were popular during the 1970s-80s. The album was reviewed very positively.

She featured in a combination of slow and midtempo pop and R&B ballads, and more upbeat electropop and Europop genres in her next album ‘I Am… Sasha Fierce’ in 2008. The album sold over eight million copies worldwide. She embarked on the ‘I Am… World Tour’ in March 2009 which consisted of 108 shows.

In bringing out her album ‘4’ in 2011, she also served as the executive producer and co-writer. She attempted to bring traditional R&B back to contemporary music. The album was very well received by music critics.

In addition to her music career she has also appeared in several movies like ‘Carmen: A Hip Hopera’ (2001), ‘The Pink Panther’ (2006), ‘Obsessed’ (2009), and ‘Epic’ (2013).

Major Works

Her debut album, ‘Dangerously in Love’ was the one which successfully cemented her reputation as a solo artist. The album which debuted at No.1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart was a big commercial as well as critical success which earned her five Grammy Awards.

The album ‘B’Day’ registered her highest debut-week sales. It included the hit singles ‘D�j� vu’, ‘Irreplaceable’ and ‘Beautiful Liar’. It was successful not just in the U.S. but also internationally and was accredited multi-platinum.

‘I Am… Sasha Fierce’ was one of the most successful albums of her career so far. The album was inspired by folk and alternative rock and went on to be platinum certified in over 17 worldwide markets. The album garnered a whooping eight Grammy Award nominations, winning five of them.

Awards & Achievements

She has won 17 Grammy Awards from 46 nominations, becoming the third most honored woman in Grammy History. Her most recent Grammy win is for Best Traditional R&B Performance for the song ‘Love on Top’ in 2013.

She is the recipient of nine BET Awards from 30 nominations including the one for Best Female R&B Artist in 2011.

Personal Life & Legacy

She married singer Jay-Z in 2008 and gave birth to her first child, a daughter, in 2012.

She along with Rowland founded the Survivor Foundation in 2005 to provide transitional housing for victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

She was named an ambassador for the 2012 World Humanitarian Day campaign for which she donated her song ‘I Was Here’ and its music video.

Trivia

Several artists like Adele, Rihanna, Leona Lewis and Misha credit this singer as their biggest influence.

A species of Australian horse fly was named ‘Scaptia beyoncea’ in her honour by the research scientist Bryan Lessard in 2012.

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Beyonce Knowles's awards

YearNameAward

Other

2010Grammy awards won for female artist
0- MTV Video Music Award for best muisc
1998Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards for Best R&B/Soul Album of the Year
02012 - International Artist Award for best female artist
0 2011 - Billboard Millennium Award for best music
0 2008 - Legend Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts

Beyonce Knowles biography timelines

  • // 1990
    She enrolled in Parker Elementary School, a music magnet school in 1990 and also attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts before moving on to the Alief Elsik High School.
  • // 1997
    The girls changed the name of the group to Destiny’s Child in 1993 and released their self-titled debut album in 1997. The album had the song ‘No, No, No’ which became their first major hit.
  • // 1999
    Their second album, ‘The Writing’s on the Wall’ was out in 1999. It spawned the group’s first No.1 single, ‘Jumpin’ Jumpin’ and also the super hit songs ‘Bills Bills Bills’ and ‘Say My Name’. The album sold more than 8 million copies worldwide.
  • // 2003
    Motivated by the success of her girls’ group, Beyonce embarked on a solo career with her debut solo album, ‘Dangerously in Love’ in 2003. The songs included uptempos and ballads inspired by R&B and soul genres with elements of hip hop and Arabic music. The album was a huge hit which established her as a solo star.
  • // 2006
    She released her next album, ‘B’Day’ on her 25th birthday, 4 September, 2006. The music style of the album is borrowed from a range of styles like funk, hip hop and R&B that were popular during the 1970s-80s. The album was reviewed very positively.
  • // 2008
    She featured in a combination of slow and midtempo pop and R&B ballads, and more upbeat electropop and Europop genres in her next album ‘I Am… Sasha Fierce’ in 2008. The album sold over eight million copies worldwide. She embarked on the ‘I Am… World Tour’ in March 2009 which consisted of 108 shows.
  • // 2008
    She married singer Jay-Z in 2008 and gave birth to her first child, a daughter, in 2012.
  • // 2011
    In bringing out her album ‘4’ in 2011, she also served as the executive producer and co-writer. She attempted to bring traditional R&B back to contemporary music. The album was very well received by music critics.

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Beyonce Knowles's FAQ

  • What is Beyonce Knowles birthday?

    Beyonce Knowles was born at 1981-09-04

  • Where is Beyonce Knowles's birth place?

    Beyonce Knowles was born in Houston

  • What is Beyonce Knowles nationalities?

    Beyonce Knowles's nationalities is American

  • Who is Beyonce Knowles spouses?

    Beyonce Knowles's spouses is Jay-Z

  • Who is Beyonce Knowles siblings?

    Beyonce Knowles's siblings is Solange Knowles

  • Who is Beyonce Knowles childrens?

    Beyonce Knowles's childrens is Blue Ivy Carter

  • What was Beyonce Knowles universities?

    Beyonce Knowles studied at St. Mary's Elementary School, Parker Elementary School, High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Alief Elsik High School

  • Which company or organization was founded by Beyonce Knowles?

    Beyonce Knowles was the founder/co-founder of Survivor Foundation

  • How tall is Beyonce Knowles?

    Beyonce Knowles's height is 169

  • Who is Beyonce Knowles's father?

    Beyonce Knowles's father is Mathew Knowles

  • Who is Beyonce Knowles's mother?

    Beyonce Knowles's mother is Celestine Beyonce

  • What is Beyonce Knowles's sun sign?

    Beyonce Knowles is Virgo