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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.
Alanis Morissette has settled a $15 million (£10.4 million) lawsuit with her former business manager over allegations of stolen funds.
The Ironic singer and bosses at GSO Business Management have reached a settlement in the case, which centred around company partner Jonathan Schwartz, who oversaw the singer's earnings until earlier this year (16). He was accused of embezzling from her accounts.
"I am pleased to have the civil part of this matter resolved," Morissette said in a joint statement issued by the singer and GSO executives on Wednesday (22Jun16).
The legal battle began in May (16) when GSO chiefs filed documents claiming $4.7 million (£3.2 million) in earnings belonging to Morissette were unaccounted for.
Continue reading: Alanis Morissette Settles Business Management Firm Lawsuit
Beyonce and Paul McCartney paid tribute to victims of the Orlando shooting during their concerts on Tuesday night (14Jun16).
The singer closed the North American leg of her Formation World Tour at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan with her hit song Halo, which she dedicated to the 49 people who were killed in the mass shooting at gay nightclub Pulse in Florida on Sunday (12Jun16).
Introducing the track, she told the audience Halo is "a song about love I'd like to dedicate to all of the family members who lost family members in Florida."
She wasn't the only one who honoured the victims on Tuesday night. The former Beatle returned to the stage with his band for his encore in Berlin, Germany holding a large lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rainbow flag.
Continue reading: Beyonce And Paul Mccartney Honour Orlando Victims Onstage
Rihanna has bought her father a $1.8 million (£1.27 million) mansion in Barbados.
The 28-year-old singer, real name Robyn Fenty, isn't short of money and kindly decided to give dad Ronald Fenty the opportunity to choose a property for himself on the island nation, and give her the bill.
"Robyn was so kind," Ronald told Britain's Now magazine. "She sent me a few houses to choose from around the island. I chose this one, not because it was the most expensive, but it's got the gardens."
Continue reading: Rihanna Splashes $2 Million On Mansion For Her Dad
Beyonce has raised more than $82,000 (£58,000) to help those affected by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan during her tour.
In February (16), Beyonce's team announced that she would be supporting those living in Flint as they continue to feel the impacts of the water crisis, which has plagued them since 2014, when their water supply began being contaminated by high levels of lead.
She has kept her promise and Ivy MCGregor, director of philanthropy and corporate relations at Beyonce's company Parkwood Entertainment, presented a cheque of $82,234 (£58,113) to United Way of Genesee County officials, which offer aid to residents, on Monday (13Jun16).
"We were pleased to announce the collective funds raised through our United Way relationship which allowed fans to donate online to the Flint water crisis at the point of purchasing Beyoncé Formation World Tour concert ticket," Ivy said.
Continue reading: Beyonce Raises $82,000 To Help Flint Water Crisis Victims
Drake had a historic week atop the U.S. album chart for a sixth-straight week, a feat which hasn't been achieved by a male artist in over a decade.
The star's Views album held steady at number one after selling another 135,000 copies in America, and, with the sixth-consecutive week in the top spot, it marks the first time a man has held the position in over 10 years.
Fellow rapper 50 Cent's The Massacre was the last album to reach that milestone in 2005, while his mentor Eminem had seven non-consecutive weeks at number one with his 2010 album Recovery.
Meanwhile, Beyonce's Lemonade moved up a notch to the second spot while Paul Simon's new album Stranger to Stranger landed in third place, making it his highest debut and his highest charting solo album in nearly 30 years.
Continue reading: Drake Scores Historic Sixth Week Atop U.s. Album Chart
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So far James Corden has welcomed stars including Adele, Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber on ‘Carpool Karaoke’, but who would the host most like to have in his passenger seat? Well during a recent round of 73 questions with Vogue, Corden revealed his dream karaoke partner and also the one star he wouldn't stop his car for.
Who would be James Corden’s dream ‘Carpool Karaoke’ guest?
Corden went for a bit of an obvious choice and picked Beyoncé as the person he’d most like to have a sing-a-long with in the car, which we imagine would be his most epic episode yet. But as for his nightmare guest, Corden picked former roommate Dominic Cooper, jokingly adding, ‘he can walk’.
Continue reading: James Corden Reveals His Dream And Nightmare 'Carpool Karaoke' Guests
Beyonce played host to the mother and brother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin at a concert in New York City on Wednesday (08Jun16).
The 17-year-old African-American was shot and killed by Neighbourhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman in Florida in 2012, with Zimmerman's subsequent acquittal of Trayvon's murder sparking a wave of protests across the United States.
Since Trayvon's death, his mother Sybrina Fulton and brother Jahvaris Fulton have prominently engaged in civil rights and anti-gun campaigns.
And the pair have also struck up a friendship with Beyonce, with Jahvaris posting a picture on Instagram of himself and his mother meeting the superstar backstage at the latest stop on her Formation world tour at New York's Citi Field stadium on Wednesday, captioning the image, "Mommy & Me + Bey #formationworldtour."
Continue reading: Beyonce Hosts Trayvon Martin's Family At New York Gig
Beyonce has been slapped with a lawsuit amid allegations the trailer for her short film Lemonade infringes on a filmmaker's copyright.
The superstar stunned fans with her TV special in April (16), when she debuted visuals for her brand new album.
However, director Matthew Fulks claims the promo for Lemonade featured a number of images strikingly similar to those he used for his movie short Palinoia, which he released in 2014.
Among the scenes he has taken issue with are those featured in the clip for Don't Hurt Yourself, in which Beyonce stands in front of a graffiti-covered wall in a dimly-lit parking lot. He also alleges close-up images of "overgrown grass" and footage shot with a red tint are rip-offs of his own work.
Continue reading: Beyonce Sued Over Lemonade Visuals
Roy was accused of being the infamous ‘Becky with the good hair’ after Beyonce dropped her album ‘Lemonade’ in April.
At the 2016 CFDA Awards on Monday evening all three members of one of the most famous rumoured celebrity love triangles were in attendance, Beyoncé, her husband Jay Z and fashion designer Rachel Roy. It’s the first time the three have been at the same event since Beyoncé dropped her album Lemonade in April and of course all eyes were on the trio to see if their paths would cross.
Beyoncé avoided a run-in with Rachel Roy at the CFDA awards.
According to US Weekly, the CFDA red carpet had no drama as Roy opted to sneak in to the event through a side-door. An insider said: "She was one of the only celebs to not walk the carpet.”
Rapper T.I. has returned to the stage for the first time since a fatal shooting forced him to shut down a gig in New York last month (May16).
The Whatever You Like hitmaker joined DJ Khaled as he opened for Beyonce at Citi Field in Queens, New York on Tuesday night (07Jun16), and the two hip-hop heavyweights performed Bring 'Em Out together.
T.I., real name Clifford Harris, was preparing for his show at Manhattan's Irving Plaza on 25 May (16) when a gunman opened fire backstage, killing Troy Ave's bodyguard Ronald MCPhatter and leaving three others, including the visiting rapper, injured.
T.i., who was rushed to safety, took to Twitter the following day and offered up his prayers to those injured and the family of the dead 33-year-old.
Continue reading: T.i. Returns To New York Stage Following Gig Shooting Drama
Beyonce Knowles - Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala - Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 2nd May 2016
Beyonce, Jay Z , Blue Ivy - Beyonce with husband Jay Z and their daughter Blue Ivy leaving a children's party at Giggles N' Hugs in the Century City - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 27th February 2016
Beyonce' - Celebrities at the Los Angeles Clippers game. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Los Angeles Clippers by the final score of 115-112 at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. at Staples Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 20th February 2016
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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