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.

Beyonce Owned Coachella 2018 With Destiny's Child Reunion

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 16 April 2018

Destiny's Child Coachella

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.

Continue reading: Beyonce Owned Coachella 2018 With Destiny's Child Reunion

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.

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

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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Beyonce's Daughter Blue Ivy Steals The Show At The Wearable Art Gala

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 19 March 2018

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Beyonce was honoured with a humanitarian award at the event.

Beyonce and Jay-Z brought their family along to the Wearable Art Gala in LA over the weekend, where the former was being honoured with a prize for her humanitarian work. But it was their young daughter Blue Ivy Carter that stole the show by making a number of bids at the auction.

Image caption Beyonce at the MTV VMAs

It was the second annual Wearable Art event, which took place at the Alexandria Ballrooms with the dress theme being 'From WACO to Wakanda'. It's a huge gala hosted by Bey's mom and stepdad Tina Knowles Lawson and Richard Lawson, with all proceeds benefiting the WACO (Where Art Can Occur) Theater Center. Arrivals also included Jay-Z's mom Gloria Carter, Solange Knowles and Bianca Lawson.

Continue reading: Beyonce's Daughter Blue Ivy Steals The Show At The Wearable Art Gala

Beyonce And Jay-Z Go 'On The Run' For The Second Time

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 12 March 2018

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They are set to embark on their OTR II Tour this year.

Less than four years since they wrapped their original 'On The Run' co-headlining tour in France, Grammy-winning power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z have announced a re-Run of the show, this time taking them across the UK and Europe as well as North America with 21 stadium dates.

Image caption Jay-Z and Beyonce on their On The Run Tour

The pair will kick off the first leg of their OTR II Tour on June 6th 2018 at Cardiff's Principality Stadium, followed by spots at Glasgow's Hampden Park, Manchester's Etihad Stadium and the London Stadium. Then they'll venture across 11 more European cities before returning to the US on July 25th with a show at Cleveland's FirstEnergy Stadium.

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

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 14 February 2018

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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.

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Fans Hope For Eminem And Beyonce Stage Collaboration At Coachella 2018

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 03 January 2018

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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

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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.

Beyonce is in the middle of a battle to trademark her daughter's name

However, the 36-year-old mum-of-three’s application has met resistance in the form of Veronica Morales who said Blue’s trademark was too close to her event planning company name - Blue Ivy Company - and so she took legal action.

Continue reading: Beyoncé Loses Bid To Keep Deposition Private In Trademark Case

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