Beyonce Knowles

  • 09 June 2004

Date of birth

4th September, 1981

Occupation

Musician

Sex

1st January, 1970

Place of birth

1st January, 1970

Height

1.69

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.

Tiffany Haddish On How Beyonce Saved Jay-Z From Flirty Actress

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 14 February 2018

Beyonce Knowles Jay Z

The singer apparently had words with a woman who couldn't keep her hands to herself.

Beyonce is not the kind of woman you want to mess with, and Tiffany Haddish discovered that first hand when she witnessed the singer berate an actress for getting a little too close to her husband Jay-Z. She wouldn't reveal who the flirty star was, but it's clear she was in deep trouble.

Image caption Beyonce at a Tidal event

Since Beyonce's hit album 'Lemonade' came out, the press has been full of stories about the power couple's marriage and alleged infidelity on Jay-Z's part, so it's no wonder that Bey has got a little protective of her husband in recent years.

Continue reading: Tiffany Haddish On How Beyonce Saved Jay-Z From Flirty Actress

Hotel Guest Goes Viral After Being Snapped Gawping At Beyonce And Jay-Z

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 29 January 2018

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This was the last thing she expected while walking through her hotel.

Just how would you react if you were casually walking through your hotel only to see two world famous superstars like Beyonce and Jay-Z stroll past you? Would you a) whip out your camera, b) squeal and get an autograph, or c) stand there and gawp like the lady in this story?

Image caption Beyonce at a Tidal event

If 'c', then you are by no means the only one. This image of a mature woman standing stock still with her eyes wide and her jaw to the floor, staring incredulously as the glamourous power couple strutted past her in a hotel in New York on Saturday (January 27th 2018) has gone viral, mainly because fans of the duo can totally relate.

Continue reading: Hotel Guest Goes Viral After Being Snapped Gawping At Beyonce And Jay-Z

Fans Hope For Eminem And Beyonce Stage Collaboration At Coachella 2018

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 03 January 2018

Coachella Eminem Beyonce Knowles The Weeknd

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.

Image caption 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

You Think You Know Beyonce? Here Are 10 Facts That Might Prove You Don't

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 01 January 2018

Beyonce Knowles

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.

Image caption 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

Beyoncé Loses Bid To Keep Deposition Private In Trademark Case

By Charlotte Court in Music / Festivals on 29 December 2017

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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.

Image caption Is Eminem set to headline Coachella 2018, alongside Beyonce and The Weeknd?

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Beyonce And Jay Z Reportedly Saved Their Marriage For Blue Ivy

By Charlotte Court in Music / Festivals on 07 December 2017

Beyonce Knowles Jay Z

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 Collaborated With Him

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 05 December 2017

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Ed Sheeran ''can't believe'' Beyonce agreed to collaborate with him on 'Perfect'.

Ed Sheeran ''can't believe'' Beyonce collaborated 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

Jay Z Admits That He Was Unfaithful To Beyonce

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 30 November 2017

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In a new interview, Jay Z finally admitted what fans had suspected for years.

Jay Z has confirmed a long-standing rumour that he has been unfaithful to his wife Beyonce in the past.

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

Jay-Z Confirms He And Beyonce Have Worked On A Joint Album

By Stephanie Chase in Music / Festivals on 29 November 2017

Jay Z Beyonce Knowles Kanye West

Fans will be hoping that the dream record is one day released.

Jay-Z has confirmed that he and wife Beyonce have actually worked on a collaborative album.

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

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

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

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

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

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