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Beyoncé (born Beyoncé Giselle Knowles 04.09.1981) is an American singer/songwriter and Grammy Award winner who rose to prominence as a member of Destiny's Child, before establishing a strong solo career.
Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2014, Beyoncé has a net worth of 450 million USD.
Childhood: Beyoncé was born in Houston, Texas, to Tina and Matthew Knowles; a record manager and a costume designer & hair stylish, respectively. Her younger sister, Solange, went on to become a singer/songwriter and actress. Beyoncé studied at St Mary's Elementary School in Fredericksburg, Texas, and won a talent contest there at the age of seven for a rendition of John Lennon's 'Imagine'. In 1990, Beyoncé moved to Houston music school, Parker Elementary, before moving on to attend the High School For the Performing and Visual Arts.
Career: Beyoncé was eight years old when she auditioned for the girl-group Gyrl's Time with her cousin, Kelly Rowland, and met LaTavia Robertson at said audition. The group were entered into a television talent show, however they did not win. Beyoncé's father quit his day job in order to work as a manager for Gyrl's Time, yet this led to financial pressure on the family which caused Beyoncé's parents to split up. In 1993, LeToya Luckett joined the band and they were picked up by Elektra Records, yet they were dropped before any material was released. In the same year, they changed their name to Destiny's Child.
In 1997, Destiny's Child were signed to Columbia Records and released 'Killing Time' for the soundtrack of 'Men In Black'. Destiny's Child released their self-titled debut studio album on 17th February 1998 to strong reviews but poor chart performance. The following year on 27th July, the band released 'The Writing's on the Wall', which received similar reviews, and reached the second spot on Billboard's 200 list. On 1st May 2001, Destiny's Child released their third studio album, 'Survivor', to similarly favourable reviews and topped Billboard's 200 list. In the same year, they released the Christmas album, '8 Days of Christmas', which received only moderate reviews but did fairly well in the charts. A remix of their previous work was released on 12th May 2002, entitled 'This Is the Remix' to strong reviews and reasonable chart success.
Beyoncé made her first musical appearance outside of Destiny's Child with an appearance alongside Jay-Z, in ''03 Bonnie & Clyde' from 10th October 2002. On 18th May 2003, Beyoncé enlisted Jay-Z for her own debut studio album, 'Crazy in Love' which topped Billboard's Hottest 100. The single also featured as the first track on 'Dangerously in Love' - Beyoncé's debut studio album. The album received moderate reviews and topped the Billboard's 200 list. On 26th April 2004, she released a live album entitled 'Live at Wembley' to decent sales. Destiny's Child's fourth studio album, 'Destiny Fulfilled' was released on 10th November 2004 to mixed reviews, but strong chart success. 'Destiny Fulfilled' was thought to be the final album by Destiny's Child, however they released the compilation album '#1's' and the live album 'Destiny's Child: Live in Atlanta' in 2005.
On 4th September 2006, Beyoncé released her second solo album, 'B'Day', to strong reviews and topping the Billboard 200 charts. She then released her first EP, 'Irreemplazable', on 28th August 2007, although it failed to receive chart success. On 15th November 2008, her third studio album, 'I Am... Sasha Fierce' was released to moderate critical response yet it still topped the Billboard 200 list. After multiple remix and live albums, Beyoncé released her fourth studio album, '4', on 24th June 2011. The album received strong reviews and once again topped the Billboard charts. Beyoncé's self-titled fifth studio album was released on 13th December 2013 without any announcement or promotion, yet it still debuted at the top of Billboard's 200 and earned rave reviews. With this chart-topping success, Beyoncé became the first female artist to have five consecutive top-charting albums.
Beyoncé released her sixth studio album Lemonade on 23rd April, 2016, this album comes as her second visual album and features multiple genres including R&B, pop, hip hop, blues, rock and soul to name a few. A host of different names including James Blake, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and Jack White appear on particular tracks. The lead single is titled Formation and it was written by Beyonce, Rae Sremmurd, Mike Will Made It, Jordan Frost and Asheton Hogan. In the 6th February 2016 the singer embarked on the Formation World Tour to promote the album. Lemonade sold 485,000 copies in its first week and debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 and on the UK album chart.
Personal Life: After their appearance together in 2002, Beyoncé and Jay-Z were rumoured to be in a relationship, although no conformation was given. On 4th April 2008, Beyoncé and Jay-Z were married without any publicity. On 7th January 2012, Beyoncé gave birth to their daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, following a tragic miscarriage in 2010.
They will be headlining the forthcoming festival along with The Weeknd.
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2018 is just weeks away and with this New Year comes a spectacular new line-up. Festival organisers have now confirmed the three weekend headliners as The Weeknd, Beyonce and Eminem respectively, and tickets are on sale later this week.
Eminem at the 'Southpaw' premiere
Eminem will be taking over the much coveted spot of Sunday headliner at Coachella this year, treating his audience to a few numbers from his latest album 'Revival'. With Beyonce preceding him on the Saturday, there's a good chance we might see their first live collaboration of their song 'Walk on Water' from the rapper's new record.
Continue reading: Fans Hope For Eminem And Beyonce Stage Collaboration At Coachella 2018
She's a lot more complicated than most people thought.
Beyonce Knowles is arguably the biggest pop diva of the 21st century, but she is also extremely private when it comes to her personal life. She has been a performer for most of her life, so she knows how to separate her private life from her public persona. But sometimes, the real Beyonce slips out.
Beyonce at a Tidal event
1. Her Target Batman mask - Bey and her friends like goofing around when they go shopping, and in 2013 that involved getting the camera out and taking snaps of themselves donning crazy masks at Target. Funnily enough, Beyone really suited her Batman look...
Continue reading: You Think You Know Beyonce? Here Are 10 Facts That Might Prove You Don't
The singer is battling with an event company to trademark her daughter - Blue Ivy Carter's name
Earlier this year superstar singer Beyoncé filed legal papers to trademark the name of her five-year-old daughter with rapper Jay-Z - Blue Ivy Carter. The Crazy in Love singer wanted to reserve the rights to use the moniker in any future beauty, fashion and electronics ventures without anyone else being able to cash in on her daughter’s name.
Beyonce is in the middle of a battle to trademark her daughter's name
However, the 36-year-old mum-of-three’s application has met resistance in the form of Veronica Morales who said Blue’s trademark was too close to her event planning company name - Blue Ivy Company - and so she took legal action.
Continue reading: Beyoncé Loses Bid To Keep Deposition Private In Trademark Case
Beyonce was due to headline the festival last year, but pulled out due to her pregnancy.
The annual festival, which is held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California will take place over the weekends of April 13-15 and April 20-22 next year.
Is Eminem set to headline Coachella 2018, alongside Beyonce and The Weeknd?
Continue reading: Will Eminem Join Beyonce To Headline Coachella 2018?
The power couple have gone through problems because of Jay Z's infidelity
Once considered the rock solid couple of showbiz, Bey and Jey’s marriage was shook when wife Beyonce alluded to hubby Jay-Z’s infidelity in her most recent chart-topping visual album, Lemonade. Award-winning rapper Jay-Z then responded with 4:44 - widely regarded as his apology album to his wife of nine years and confirming the rumours surrounding the two.
The power couple have gone through problems
Following that, Jay-Z confirmed the cheating scandal in a candid interview with the New York Times and admitted that an emotional shutdown caused him to stray.
Continue reading: Beyonce And Jay Z Reportedly Saved Their Marriage For Blue Ivy
Ed Sheeran ''can't believe'' Beyonce agreed to collaborate with him on 'Perfect'.
The 26-year-old singer is so surprised the 'Single Ladies' hitmaker agreed to do a duet of his hit song.
He said: ''It's something I kinda did just to see whether she would say yes.I just wanted to see what would happen. I can't believe it, to be honest.''
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran 'can't Believe' Beyonce Collaborated With Him
In a new interview, Jay Z finally admitted what fans had suspected for years.
Speaking to the New York Times Style Magazine in an interview published on Wednesday (November 29th), the hugely successful rapper made a revelation that his and Beyonce’s fans had been speculating upon for years.
“The hardest thing is seeing pain on someone's face that you caused, and then have to deal with yourself,” he said.
Continue reading: Jay Z Admits That He Was Unfaithful To Beyonce
Fans will be hoping that the dream record is one day released.
The rapper sat down with the New York Times' Dean Baquet for an in-depth interview, where he revealed the couple had worked on music together around the time Beyonce was recording her groundbreaking album Lemonade.
There is a Jay-Z and Beyonce joint album
Continue reading: Jay-Z Confirms He And Beyonce Have Worked On A Joint Album
The award-winning hitmaker will play Nala in the live-action remake of the Disney classic
Fans of Disney, fans of Beyonce and fans of the epic classic, The Lion King had all their Christmasses come at once when it was revealed there was to be a live action remake of the tearjerker with Queen Bey playing Nala due for release in 2019.
Beyonce is attached the live-action remake of The Lion King
Now, in further good news, it has been suggested Beyonce may sing reworked versions of Sir Elton John’s original Lion King classics - including Can You Feel The Love Tonight and Circle of Life.
Continue reading: Will Beyonce Sing Reworked Lion King Hits?
She beats Adele and Taylor Swift to the top spot this year.
Beyonce seems to have effortlessly risen to the top as the world's highest paid woman in music this year after earning a massive $105 million pre-tax. Adele and Taylor Swift follow close behind, but apparently it's 'Lemonade' that has brought in the big bucks.
Beyonce at the 2016 MTV VMAs
After dropping her number one sixth studio album, Beyonce reignited her legendary status with 'Lemonade' becoming an international meme and nearly everyone's favourite album. Then she embarked on her huge Formation World Tour which raked in $256 million with 49 shows - so her top spot on Forbes' Highest Paid Women in Music list shouldn't really be a surprise.
Continue reading: Beyonce Tops List Of World's Highest Paid Women In Music
Date of birth
4th September, 1981
Place of birth
Houston, Texas, United States
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Tune in now to NBC #ChimeforChange benefit concert. I am honored to be part of this great initiative for the empowerment of all women!
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Hello, its Beyonce'. World Humanitarian day is 4 days away! August 19th. What will your act of kindness be? #IWASHERE #WHD2012
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