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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.
Rumi and Sir Carter apparently have three nannies each working eight-hour shifts.
Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed their twins to much fanfare last month, and it appears that the new parents are taking a no-holds-barred approach to raising the babies with a reports suggesting they’ve hired no fewer than SIX nannies to help take care of them.
They welcomed the twins, a boy named Sir and a girl named Rumi, in June this year having announced they were expecting with a lavish photoshoot back in January, and they’ve been living in Los Angeles since. According to a report on Wednesday (July 26th) by OK! magazine, Jay and Bey have hired half a dozen nannies, on $100,000 a year each, to help them take care of the newborns.
With another two nannies for their five year old daughter, Blue Ivy, that makes a total of eight hired hands in their employ.
Continue reading: Beyonce And Jay-Z Hire SIX Nannies To Help Care For Twins
Madame Tussauds get it very wrong with this singer.
Madame Tussauds has some of the greatest wax figures in the world, but, as it turns out, they don't always get it right. Fans have reacted with anger over their latest Beyonce statue, claiming that it actually looks nothing like the singer - not least because the 'skin' is white.
Beyonce at Tidal event
If you didn't know who it was supposed to be, you'd certainly be hard-pushed to guess this waxwork was a black woman - let alone that it is supposed to depict a Beyonce. Indeed, visitors at the Madame Tussauds museum in New York were left baffled by how unrecognisable it was.
Continue reading: Beyonce Waxwork Looks More Like Lindsay Lohan
Onlookers felt the skin colour on Beyonce's newly-unveiled waxwork was too white.
A new waxwork at Madame Tussauds of pop icon Beyonce has caused something of a backlash on social media this week – on the basis that many believe it looks nothing like her.
Unveiled at the Madame Tussauds branch in New York City this week, the likeness of Queen Bey is wearing a glittery playsuit and knee-high boots. However, it got many of her fans up in arms because they believed its skin was too light and had blonde hair, making the model appear too white.
“It's a good thing you're not talking about *Beyonce cause this white woman is definitely not her,” one irate Twitter user said, while others argued it actually looked more like Britney Spears, Shakira or Lindsay Lohan.
Continue reading: Madame Tussauds Defends Beyonce Waxwork 'Whitewashing'
Jay-Z said in a 'Footnotes' documentary clip accompanying new album '4:44' that his marriage to Bey was not all it seemed at the start.
The 47 year old rap icon dropped his latest studio album as a Tidal exclusive at the end of June, with much of the hype surrounding it focussing on it as a response to his wife’s own critically lauded Lemonade album the previous year.
After tackling race issues in America on ‘Footnotes for ‘The Story of O.J.’’ mini-documentary a few days ago, Jay released another short documentary clip accompanying the album’s title track that included celebrities such as Will Smith, Aziz Ansari and Kendrick Lamar, discussing relationships and the pressure of life in the public eye.
Continue reading: Jay-Z Admits That His Marriage To Beyonce "Wasn't Built On 100% Truth"
Jigga's 13th record '4:44' is currently only available via Tidal, the streaming site he owns.
Jay Z’s new studio album 4:44 has finally been unleashed on the world, after a lengthy teaser campaign of trailer videos lasting nearly a month – but its arrival has been met with an angry reception in some quarters.
Advance ads for the record suggested that it would be a Tidal / Sprint exclusive, after Jay Z concluded a $200 million deal with the Sprint telecommunications company earlier this year. However, a twist that many fans didn’t foresee was that users had to have signed up to Tidal before the album’s release.
Jay Z's new album '4:44' is a Tidal / Sprint exclusive
Continue reading: Jay Z's New Album '4:44' Will Only Be A Tidal Exclusive For A Week
The power couple welcomed a boy and girl earlier this month
Despite very little news about Beyonce’s new born twins so far - after the star gave birth to them a couple of weeks ago - reports have trickled out that the popstar mother has finally been able to take them home.
Beyonce is now a mum-of-three
TMZ has reported that following a week and a half at UCLA Medical Center, the tiny Carters have been allowed home with their mom and dad - and the famous parents have taken them to an epic rented Malibu estate.
Continue reading: Beyonce And Jay Z Have Reportedly Taken Their New Born Twins Home
The BET Awards winners have finally been announced.
Beyonce was the big winner at the Bet Awards 2017, with five awards to her name, while Chance the Rapper took home three and Bruno Mars landed two. As usual there were a few surprises, a lot of predictions were realised and some stars even tied for awards.
Beyonce spotted at Tidal red carpet event
Bruno Mars and Beyonce tied for Video of the year with the latter's 'Sorry' and the former's '24K Magic', while they both scooped Best male R&B/pop artist and Best female R&B/pop Artist respectively.
Continue reading: Beyonce And Chance The Rapper Reigned At BET Awards 2017
Two separate Forbes lists indicate that Jigga and Bey's combined personal fortune is $1.16 billion.
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.
Jay Z and Beyonce have a combined personal wealth of $1.16 billion
Continue reading: Jay Z And Beyonce Are A Billion Dollar Couple
A summary of the newly announced 2017 BET Award nominations.
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.
Beyonce pictured at Tidal event
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'.
The sisters will face off in two categories at the June ceremony
Beyonce and her sister Solange are going head-to-head at the BET Awards
Beyonce, 35, and her youngster sister, Solange, 30, have both been nominated for Video of the Year and Best Female R&B/Pop Artist.
Continue reading: Beyonce And Solange Go Head To Head At BET Awards
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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