Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce Knowles

Biography

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.



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Beyonce As Nala In 'The Lion King' Reboot Is A Fan's Dream Come True


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In what is probably some of the most perfect casting of the year, it has just been announced that Beyonce is set to star in the CGI remake of Disney's 'The Lion King', alongside the likes of Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Seth Rogen.

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Beyonce really could not be a better pick to play Nala in the new movie, and it will be her first film role in six years. She confirmed the news, after rumours had been circling the internet since March, on her Facebook page, and fans are seriously excited to see her (or rather hear her) back on the big screen, especially in a much adored story like 'The Lion King'.

Continue reading: Beyonce As Nala In 'The Lion King' Reboot Is A Fan's Dream Come True

Beyonce's Daughter Blue Encouraged Mi Gente Remix


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Beyonce's daughter Blue Ivy encouraged her to jump on the remix of 'Mi Gente'.

J Balvin - who recorded the original with Willy Wiliam - has revealed it was actually the pop megastar's five-year-old daughter who pushed the collaborative remix, which was released to raise money for hurricane relief charities after the US was hit by catastrophic storms over the summer, because she heard the original and loved it.

Speaking to Billboard, Balvin said: ''Someone who worked with Beyonce came to the studio to check the vibe and she told me Blue was super in love with the song. So I said: 'Ok, why don't you tell Beyonce if she want to jump in the remix. It happened.''

Continue reading: Beyonce's Daughter Blue Encouraged Mi Gente Remix

Beck: Kanye West Liked My Album


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Beck says Kanye West has admitted he likes his record 'Morning Phase', despite interrupting his big moment at the Grammy Awards in 2015.

The 'Loser' singer was accepting the prize for Best Album when the superstar rapper stormed the stage and told him he should ''respect artistry'' by handing the trophy over to Beyonce after the release of her innovative project 'Lemonade'.

Now, Beck has revealed he had dinner with Taylor Swift - who was also interrupted by Kanye during an acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009 - and she told him that the 'Famous' rapper actually liked his music.

Continue reading: Beck: Kanye West Liked My Album

Camila Cabello: Beyonce Expresses Women's Empowerement


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Camila Cabello thinks Beyonce is the best ''expression of women's empowerment''.

The 'Havana' hitmaker has praised the 36-year-old singer for taking ownership of her own power.

She said: ''Women are powerful and music as a form of expression allows you to take ownership of that. Performances, videos and the poetry of a song are all great mediums for expressing that strength.

Continue reading: Camila Cabello: Beyonce Expresses Women's Empowerement

Beyonce Raises Funds For Hurricane Relief With 'Mi Gente' Remix


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Beyonce ups her involvement in the hurricane relief efforts by joining J Balvin for a new remix of his number one hit 'Mi Gente', with all proceeds from the sales of the song going to a number of charities that are helping victims of the natural disasters across the Americas.

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The 36-year-old 'Formation' singer unveils the new version of the song which features Willy William three months after the original version was released on Scorpio Records and Universal Latin. All funds raised from the song downloads will be donated to the likes of CEMA, UNICEF and Somos Una Voz.

Continue reading: Beyonce Raises Funds For Hurricane Relief With 'Mi Gente' Remix

Lady Gaga Thanks Beyonce For Her Thoughtful Gifts As She Recovers


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Everyone needs a friend like Beyonce; luckily for Lady GaGa, she does. While she has been suffering with a bad flare-up of fibromyalgia, Queen Bey has been sending her gifts to help her heal. Nothing outlandish like you'd expect, just the little things that make everyone feel better.

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Lady Gaga is still on her break from touring while she struggles with her chronic pain situation, but she's staying positive with a little help from her best friends. She recently posted on Instagram a shot of herself wearing a cosy hoody from Beyonce's Ivy Park sportswear range with a sweet message.

Continue reading: Lady Gaga Thanks Beyonce For Her Thoughtful Gifts As She Recovers

Jay-Z And Beyonce To Hold Hurricane Benefit Concert Next Month


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Jay-Z and Beyonce are certainly set to do their bit for Hurricane Harvey relief with their forthcoming benefit concert that will see the latter return to the stage for the first time since giving birth to twins, and since the Grammys in February. It is set to take place next month.

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The musical power couple will be showing solidarity for the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma with a special concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York that will feature artists from Jay-Z's Roc Nation label.

Continue reading: Jay-Z And Beyonce To Hold Hurricane Benefit Concert Next Month

Beyonce Gets A Chorus Of 'Happy Birthday' At Jay-Z's Made In America Festival


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What's more romantic than getting a crowd of thousands to sing 'Happy Birthday' to your wife on her special day? For Jay-Z, it was all in a day's work when he encouraged the crowd to serenade Beyonce during his set at the 2017 Made In America Festival at the weekend.

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Queen Bey celebrated her 36th birthday yesterday (September 4th 2017) and rang in the date in the early hours of the morning after supporting her husband from the crowd at his annual Budweiser Made In America Festival in Philadelphia the previous night.

Continue reading: Beyonce Gets A Chorus Of 'Happy Birthday' At Jay-Z's Made In America Festival

Jay Z Urged Amy Winehouse To Stay With Him And Beyonce


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It seems the late, great soul singer Amy Winehouse had offers of help from all corners of the world before her tragic death in 2011 and was even offered a place to stay by rap mogul and producer, Jay Z and his superstar singer wife, Beyonce.

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As the star promoted his new album 4:44, he spoke about the Back to Black hitmaker - who died aged 27 - and became immediately concerned about her state of mind.

Continue reading: Jay Z Urged Amy Winehouse To Stay With Him And Beyonce

Beyoncé Is Reportedly Working On Her New Music


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Beyoncé is reportedly working ''hard'' on her new music.

The 35-year-old singer is believed to be planning to release new songs as she has been ''inspired'' by the birth of her one-month-old twins Sir Carter and Rumi, who she has with her husband Jay Z.

Speaking about the former Destiny's Child band member to NME Online, a source said: ''Beyoncé is already hard at work, having the twins has inspired her.''

Continue reading: Beyoncé Is Reportedly Working On Her New Music

Beyoncé arriving at the Tidal X benefit show for the Robin Hood Foundation, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City, United States - Sunday 16th October 2016

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Beyoncé at TIDAL X: 1015 Star-studded benefit concert hosted by TIDAL at the Barclay Center - New York, United States - Saturday 15th October 2016

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Beyoncé attending the MTV Video Music Awards 2016 held at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, United States - Sunday 28th August 2016

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Beyonce attending the MTV Video Music Awards 2016 held at the Madison Square Garden in New York City. United States - Monday 29th August 2016

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American pop super star Beyonce was snapped as she arrived at the 40/40 Club after seeing American rap star Kanye West give a live performance at the 1st Annual Roc City Classic which was held at Madison Square Park in New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 12th February 2015

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Beyonce Knowles

Date of birth

4th September, 1981

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Place of birth

Houston, Texas, United States

Height

1.69




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Fade To Black Movie Review

Fade To Black Movie Review

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