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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Jay Z And Beyonce Are A Billion Dollar Couple


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They’ve been the most influential power couple in the music industry for a great number of years, but now Jay Z and Beyonce have been officially valued as a $1 billion couple, with a combined wealth of more than ten figures.

In its annual list, Forbes announced its list of the richest self-made women in America this Wednesday (May 17th), and it estimated Bey’s personal fortune at $350 million. Last week, the same publication revealed another list of the richest hip-hop acts, and valued Jigga at a cool $810 million, making the combined worth of Mr. and Mrs. Carter $1.16 billion.

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Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Migos And More: The 2017 BET Award Nominations Are In


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The nominations for the 2017 Bet Awards are finally in and sees Beyonce compete with her sister Solange Knowles and Bruno Mars up for a total of five nominations. The ceremony will take place this summer and will also award social media stars, sportspeople and filmstars.

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Beyonce has the most mentions with seven nominations, including for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Video of the Year and Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award for her song 'Sorry' and Album of the Year for 'Lemonade'. She also shares a nomination with Kahlil Joseph for Video Director of the Year ('Sorry' again), with Kendrick Lamar for Best Collaboration ('Freedom') and another one for Best Collaboration with Jay Z and DJ Khaled for the latter's song 'Shining'.

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Beyonce And Solange Go Head To Head At BET Awards


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It’s going to be an uncomfortable evening for the Knowles parents when sisters Beyonce and Solange go head-to-head at the Bet Awards in June and compete for some of the awards’ top prizes.

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Beyonce, 35, and her youngster sister, Solange, 30, have both been nominated for Video of the Year and Best Female R&B/Pop Artist.

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Beyonce The Top Choice To Provide Voice For Nala In 'The Lion King' Re-Make


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The live-action re-boot of Disney’s smash hit The Lion King is in the process of assembling a truly star-studded cast, with new reports suggesting that director Jon Favreau is lining up the one and only Beyonce to voice the character of Nala.

Sources intimated to Variety on Thursday (March 30th) that the pop superstar is on the top of Oscar-winning director Favreau’s list to provide the voice for Nala, the childhood best friend of Simba, and that the studio and team will do “whatever it takes” to get her on board and work round her schedule.

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Cat Stevens On His Comeback


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Cat Stevens says it was challenging coming back into the music industry in the Beyonce and Amy Winehouse era.

The 68-year-old singer/songwriter - who now goes by the name Yusuf Islam after converting to Islam - made a return with his first album under his new moniker for his 12th studio LP 'An Other Cup' in November 2006.

At the time, R&B superstar Beyonce had brought out songs including 'Irreplaceable' and Winehouse - who died in July 2011 from alcohol intoxication aged just 27 - released her critically-acclaimed LP 'Back to Black', and Stevens says it felt like a ''different'' world to return to.

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Beyonce FaceTimed A Cancer Patient And Made Her Dreams Come True


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Queen Beyoncé continues her reign over everything but this time she hasn’t pulled out a phenomenal song or showcased another beautiful bump. Instead Bey has Facetimed a fan suffering from cancer after responding to a social media campaign aimed at getting the meetup to happen.

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The 35-year-old singer and all-round idol spoke to teenager Ebony Banks who has been battling a rare form of cancer.

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"Let's Party In The Desert!" Lady Gaga Will Replace Beyonce At Coachella


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Lady GaGa has been confirmed as the headliner of this year’s Coachella Festival in April, after Beyonce was forced to pull out due to her pregnancy.

Gaga made the news official on Twitter, early Tuesday morning, posting a pic of the updated line-up poster, along with the caption: “Let’s party in the desert!”.

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Beyonce Expected To Learn Gender Of Twins "In Two Weeks"


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Beyonce is reportedly going to find out the gender of her twins “in two weeks,” according to gossip column Page Six.

The singer and her husband Jay Z attended Harvey Weinstein’s pre-Oscars party on Saturday night, where she was said to be talking about her pregnancy to fellow guests.

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Drake Has Hit Out At Grammys And Reveals Why He Boycotted The Ceremony


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Drake has spoken out about why he boycotted one of the industry’s biggest music ceremonies: the Grammys. The star has slammed the academy, accusing it of racial profiling and labelling his hit song Hotline Bling rap because of the colour of his skin.

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The Canadian musician won best rap performance and best rap song for his hugely popular track at the 59th Grammy Awards earlier this month but the 30-year-old was nowhere to be seen at the ceremony.

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Carlos Santana Says His Comments About Beyonce Were "Taken Out Of Context"


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Guitar legend Carlos Santana has sought to clarify his comments about Beyonce’s defeat to Adele at last weekend’s Grammy Awards, saying that his remark that Bey was “not a singer” was “regretfully taken out of context”.

In an interview with the Australian Associated Press earlier this week, the 69 year old guitarist was asked about his thoughts on Adele’s controversial victories over Beyonce in several of the top categories at Sunday’s Grammys.

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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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Beyonce - The 87th Annual Oscars - Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall - Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Oscars - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 23rd 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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