Beyoncé Giselle Knowles was born in the fall of 1981 in Houston, Texas. At the age of nine Beyonce met LaTavia Robertson, Kelly Rowland, and Latoya Lucket, who later formed the best-selling female group Destiny's Child. Beyonce rose to stardom in 1998 as the lead singer of the Destiny's Child. Singles from the group include, "Soldier," "Lose My Breath," "No, No, No Part 2," to name a few.
In 2003, Beyonce released her debut solo album, Dangerously in Love. The album was certified Platinum in only three weeks after its release. The album includes hit songs, "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z, and "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul. Dangerously in Love went to the top of the album charts in many countries worldwide.
In lieu of her twenty-fifth birthday, Beyonce released her sophomore album, B-Day on September 4, 2006. B-Day sold over half-a-million copies in its first week, placing the album at number one on the Billboard charts. B-Day includes hit songs "Déjà vu" featuring Jay-Z, "Ring the Alarm," and "Irreplaceable."
Beyonce's career has awarded her many achievements. She has won nine Grammy Awardssix as a solo artist. MTV recently awarded her "Best R&B Video," bringing her to a total of seven Video Music Awards. Also in 2006, Beyonce was the first African-American woman to earn the ASCAP Pop Songwriter of the year Award.
Born: September 4, 1981, Houston, TexasLead singer with Destiny's Child.Little sister Solange is also a singer.
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (born September 4, 1981), often known simply as Beyoncé (pronounced /biˈjɒnseɪ/ bee-YON-say), is an American R&B recording artist, actress and fashion model. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she enrolled in various performing arts schools and was first exposed to singing and dancing competitions as a child. Knowles rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the R&B girl group Destiny's Child, one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time.
During the hiatus of Destiny's Child, Knowles released her debut solo album Dangerously in Love (2003), which spawned the number one hits "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy" and became one of the most successful albums of that year, earning her a then record-tying five Grammy Awards. Following the group's disbandment in 2005, Knowles released B'Day in 2006. It debuted at number one on the Billboard charts and included the hits "Déjà Vu", "Irreplaceable" and "Beautiful Liar". Her third solo album I Am... Sasha Fierce, released in November 2008, included the anthemic "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)". The album and its singles earned her six Grammy Awards, breaking the record for most Grammy Awards won by a female artist in one night. Knowles is one of the most honored artists by the Grammys with 16 awards-13 as a solo artist and three as a member of Destiny's Child.
Knowles began her acting career in 2001, appearing in the musical film Carmen: A Hip Hopera. In 2006, she starred in the lead role in the film adaptation of the 1981 Broadway musical Dreamgirls, for which she earned two Golden Globe nominations. Knowles launched her family's fashion line, House of Deréon, in 2004, and has endorsed such brands as Pepsi, Tommy Hilfiger, Armani and L'Oréal. In 2010, Forbes ranked Knowles at number two on its list of the 100 Most Powerful and Influential Celebrities in the world; she was also listed as the most powerful and influential musician in the world. Time also included Knowles on its list of the "100 Most Influential People in the World".
Knowles has attained five Hot 100 number one singles as a solo performer and four with Destiny's Child, and as a solo artist, has sold over 35 million albums and singles in the U.S.; according to Sony, her total record sales, when combined with the group, have surpassed 100 million. On December 11, 2009, Billboard listed Knowles as the most successful female artist of the 2000s decade and the top Radio Artist of the decade. In February 2010, the RIAA listed her as the top certified artist of the decade.
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, often referred to simply as Beyoncé, ( bee-YON-say; born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Knowles enrolled in performing arts schools and was first exposed to singing and dancing competitions as a child. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of Destiny's Child, one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. During the hiatus of Destiny's Child, Knowles released her debut solo album, Dangerously in Love, in 2003, which spawned two number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100-"Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy"-and became one of the most successful albums of that year, earning her five Grammy Awards. Following the disbandment of Destiny's Child in 2005, Knowles released her second solo album, B'Day (2006), which spawned the top five singles "Déjà Vu", "Irreplaceable" and "Beautiful Liar". Her third solo album I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008), contained the hit singles "If I Were a Boy", "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)", "Halo" and "Sweet Dreams". The album helped Knowles earn six Grammys in 2010, breaking the record for most Grammy Awards won by a female artist in one night. Her fourth solo album, 4 (2011), became her fourth consecutive number one album on the Billboard 200 as a solo artist.