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.

Ed Sheeran Claps Back Brilliantly At Criticism Of His Clothes For Beyonce Duet

By Ed Biggs in Fashion / Beauty on 07 December 2018

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Sheeran drew criticism for what he wore compared to Beyonce during their duet at Global Citizen last weekend.

In response to the backlash his dress sense caused this week regarding his duet with Beyonce, Ed Sheeran is owning his sartorial choices with a brilliant riposte.

Last weekend, Sheeran performed with Beyonce at the Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Bey, as is to be expected, chose a glamorous and eye-catching outfit for the performance of their duet ‘Perfect’ – but Sheeran looked like he’d just thrown together his outfit at the last minute.

It can’t have been entirely surprising, as Sheeran’s jeans, checked shirt and scruffy undershirt look is one that’s been his trademark throughout his eight-year career, but many objected to the total disconnect between Bey and Ed’s outfits and argued that it was reflective of double standards expected of male and female artists.

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Beyonce Buys Out Philip Green's Stake In Ivy Park Clothing Brand

By Ed Biggs in Fashion / Beauty on 15 November 2018

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Parkwood, Beyonce and Jay Z's company, has bought out Green's 50% share in athleisure brand Ivy Park.

Beyonce has moved to cut ties with embattled British businessman Philip Green, who is fighting allegations of workplace harassment and bullying, by buying out his share in her clothing label Ivy Park.

The pop superstar launched the Ivy Park range with Green’s Arcadia Group back in 2016, having announced their intention to collaborate two years before that on new athletic sportswear brand. Now, however, she’s bought back Green’s 50% share of the brand.

Topshop, which Green’s company owns, will therefore stop stocking the range of tops, sports bras and leggings with immediate effect.

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Beyonce's Former Drummer Accuses Her Of "Extreme Witchcraft"

By Ed Biggs in Bizarre / Weird Wonderful on 21 September 2018

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Kimberly Thompson, a former member of Bey's live band, has filed for a civil restraining order.

In one of the week’s more bizarre news stories, pop megastar Beyonce is the subject a lawsuit from her former drummer, who has filed for a civil restraining order against the singer accusing her of witchcraft.

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According to court documents obtained by The Blast on Thursday (September 20th), Bey’s former live drummer Kimberly Thompson alleges that the star is practicing “extreme witchcraft” and “magic spells of sexual molestation” to harass her. Furthermore, Thompson also claims that Beyonce has been manipulating her finances, tapping her phones and, above all, “murdered my pet kitten”.

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Beyonce Speaks! Fans React In Shock After Seeing Two Long Messages In A Row

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 14 September 2018

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She rarely posts long captions, but she has a lot to say this week.

Fans of Beyonce are losing their chill over the fact that she has started posting lengthy captions to her social media posts and it's pretty amusing to say the least. She's not known for wearing her heart on her sleeve, or even sharing her feelings at all, but we like the new Bey.

Image caption Beyonce at a Tidal event

It's not that everyone's favourite pop diva never uses captions on her Instagram, it's just that on the rare occasion that she does, it's merely a brief address. But two times in a row now she has written long messages to her fans, providing a much needed glimpse into her soul - at least in their eyes.

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Beyonce Dedicates On The Run II Concert To Ailing Aretha Franklin

By Charlotte Court in Music / Festivals on 14 August 2018

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Bey and husband Jay were performing in Franklin's hometown, Detroit

When word spread the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin was "gravely ill", the music world came out in its droves to wish her well. Now superstar couple Jay Z and Beyoncé have dedicated their latest concert to 76-year-old Aretha.

Image caption Beyonce at a Tidal event

It's not uncommon to be a black person in America and have many ancestors who were slaves, but it's perhaps less common to realise that one of those slaves eventually married their owner. That brought up a lot of questions for Beyonce, who spoke about what she found out in an interview with Vogue.

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Beyonce And Jay-Z Tour Tickets Struggle To Move For Free In The UK

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 13 June 2018

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They are being given away in the wake of hundreds of empty stadium seats.

It sounds like Beyonce and Jay-Z are struggling with their UK popularity as ticket sales just aren't moving. Their first couple of shows in the country were littered with empty seats, and now organisers are attempting to give tickets away just so they can fill the stadium.

Image caption Beyonce and Jay-Z performing in Paris

Ticket sales are doing so badly for the couple's On The Run II tour that people are actually being handed tickets for free in car parks following the sparse attendance of their shows at Cardiff's Principality Stadium last Wednesday (June 6th) and Glasgow's Hampden Park on Saturday (June 9th).

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Beyonce Owned Coachella 2018 With Destiny's Child Reunion

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 16 April 2018

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Truly a festival show like no other.

Anyone who was at Coachella this weekend may have experienced one of the greatest shows of their life as headliner Beyonce brought in some very special guests, reforming early 00s act Destiny's Child along the way. As the first black woman to headline the festival, she was sure to make it count.

Image caption Beyonce at the MTV Video Music Awards

She totally made up for having to miss last year's slot due to being pregnant with her twins, explaining that she used the time wisely to 'dream up' this memorable 2 hour, 26-song show. It also marks her first performance since the birth of Rumi and Sir Carter.

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Jay Z And Beyonce's Daughter Blue Ivy Has Her Own Personal Stylist

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 06 April 2018

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Beyonce's reps confirmed Blue Ivy is dressed by stylist Manuel Mendez.

Jay Z and Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy Carter has already made something of a name for herself in the fashion world at the tender age of six, and at least part of the reason why has been made public – she has her own stylist and personal shopper!

The last year or so has seen the music power couple’s eldest daughter wearing chic clothes at a lot of high-profile event, from sporting a custom dress and wig to her grandmother Tina Knowles Lawson’s Wearable Art Gala to the bespoke Valery Kovalska white suit she was spotted in at the 2018 Grammys.

While most little girls have to accept what they’re given by their parents, Blue Ivy has the help of a personal stylist, confirmed by Women’s Wear Daily on Thursday (April 5th) and whose name is Manuel Mendez.

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Who Bit Beyonce's Face? The Whole Story According To Tiffany Haddish

By Holly Mosley in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 27 March 2018

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The internet continues to investigate the mystery actress in the story.

Tiffany Haddish's 'how I met Beyonce' story is getting way out of control. Everytime she recalls it, she lets slip another crazy detail, and now fans learn that the anonymous actress who got Bey mad at a party actually assaulted the singer. With her teeth.

Image caption Tiffany Haddish at Hunter For Target Family Festival

The 'Girls Trip' star thought her night was made enough when she bumped into the singing sensation at party following Jay-Z's show in Inglewood on December 22nd 2017. But it was made all the more memorable by a troublemaking actress who we thought was just being overly flirtatious with Beyonce's husband. The truth is far crazier.

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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

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