Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce Knowles

Biography

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.



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Solange Interviewed By Older Sister Beyonce For Magazine


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Having been the toast of the music world in 2016 with her album A Seat At The Table, Solange Knowles has been interviewed by a journalist who arguably knows her better than anyone else – her older sister Beyonce!

The 30 year old singer’s third studio record finished at, or near, the top of a great many music publications’ albums of the year, and she sat down with her older sister – who released a masterpiece of her own in 2016 as well in the shape of Lemonade – and was interviewed about her writing process and inspirations for Interview magazine.

In the feature, published on Tuesday (January 10th) for the magazine’s February edition, Solange and Beyonce spoke about their shared childhood and what it was like growing up in Houston.

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Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Visit Jay Z And Beyonce


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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are starting 2017 by mending fences, after being pictured visiting the home of former friends Beyonce and Jay Z.

The two couples were thought to have been close friends until November, when Kanye called out Jay in an onstage rant, days before he was hospitalised. During the rant Kanye had accused Jay of not supporting him and his wife following Kim’s Paris robbery ordeal.

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Coachella Announces Beyonce, Radiohead And Kendrick Lamar As Headliners For 2017


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The 2017 line-up for the prestigious Coachella Festival in three months’ time has been announced, with Radiohead, Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar revealed as the headliners.

Spanning the two weekends of April 14th-16th and April 21st-23rd, Coachella returns for its 18th edition and will once again be held at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California.

The organisers announced on Tuesday (January 3rd) that its landed a superstar name for the Saturday nights in the shape of Beyonce, who released her lauded album Lemonade less than a year ago. While she's helped her husband Jay-Z headline, and then appearing with her younger sister Solange during her slot in 2014, Bey has never played the festival in her own right.

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Chloe Dobinson's Top Ten Albums Of 2016


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Here is a recap of my best albums of 2016 including a diverse range of genres and musicians compiling my list featuring the likes of Kings Of Leon, Drake and Jake Bugg.

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An 8 year wait marks a return for duo the Last Shadow Puppets offering Everything you've Come to Expect and my number one in the top 10 of 2016. Aviation is charming and seductive being described as psychedelic pop hooking the listening from the get go. Miracle Aligner, Everything you've Come to Expect and Bad Habits all have lyrics and roll of the tongue song titles with its smart production of James Ford with a simple yet effective sound.

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Adele And Beyoncé To Perform At Grammys 17


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Adele and Beyoncé are to perform at next year's Grammy Awards.

The 'Hello' hitmaker and the 35-year-old hip-hop artist will go up against each other in the Album of The Year, Record of The Year and Song of The Year categories, and the event's producer Ken Ehrlich is hoping they'll both hit the stage on the night.

Speaking to Billboard, he said: ''Very few people say no to the Grammys. Over all of the years I've been doing the show, there have been [only] three or four acts who've actually said no. But I can tell you that Adele and Beyoncé are not two of them. We have every anticipation that both of them will be with us in February.

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Beyonce's Album Lemonade Tops Charts


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Beyoncé's album 'Lemonade' has been recognised as music critics' top album of 2016.

The 35-year-old singer songwriter released her sixth studio album earlier this year, which features her hit track 'Formation' and 'Sorry', has been tipped as the number one LP in a poll conducted by the BBC.

The brunette beauty's compilation beat the late 'Starman' hitmaker David Bowie's swansong 'Blackstar', which was released two days before his sudden death earlier this year.

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Beyonce Reportedly Being Sued Over 'Drunk In Love' Video


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Beyonce is reportedly being sued for using the Roc-A-Fella logo in her ‘Drunk in Love’ music video.

According to TMZ, Dwayne Walker, who claims to have designed the logo, has filled a lawsuit against the singer, saying he never gave Bey permission to feature it in the video.

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Beyonce Greets Mariah Carey Backstage At New York Show


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Mariah Carey got a surprise when she performed her latest show at New York City’s Beacon Theater this weekend, with none other than Beyonce going backstage to meet her – where the pair took a rare selfie.

“I love you @Beyonce thank you sooooo much for coming out tonight,” the ‘Mariah’s World’ star excitedly shared via Instagram on Sunday night (December 11th).

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Rihanna Denies Rumours She's Feuding With Beyonce


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Rihanna has strongly denied that she’s feuding with fellow pop megastar Beyonce, having accidentally fuelled rumours that the two had fallen out over Grammy nominations.

28 year old RiRi was bestowed with eight nominations for the 2017 Grammy Awards earlier this week, while Beyonce received nine. Nothing controversial there, you might think, as their respective albums ANTI and Lemonade both sold in their millions and received great reviews.

However, some fans have speculated that there might be trouble between the pair as Beyonce’s album and single ‘Formation’ both received nods for Album and Song of the Year, while Rihanna’s work did not, with ‘Work’ only getting picked for Record of the Year (which rewards engineers and producers as well as the artist).

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Beyonce Leads The Pack With Nine Nominations For Grammy Awards 2017


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Completing another stellar year for one of the world’s biggest pop stars, Beyonce leads the field in the nominations for the 2017 Grammy Awards, picking up nine nominations in all.

The 35 year old has also consolidated her distinction of being the most-nominated woman in Grammy history, with a total of 62 nominations spanning her solo work and her time in Destiny’s Child. This year, she’s up for the main prize of Album of the Year for her ambitious visual album Lemonade, which was released in April.

The album’s lead single, ‘Formation’, has also been given the nod in Song and Record of the Year – the latter of which is intended to reward producers and engineers as well as artists.

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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

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

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

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

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Celebrities leave Harry's Bar, after a private party. Adele was first to leave at 12.30am, followed by Beyonce at 4.15am. Jay-Z and Will.i.am left together at 4.25am

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Beyonce Knowles

Date of birth

4th September, 1981

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Place of birth

Houston, Texas, United States

Height

1.69




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Obsessed Trailer

Obsessed Trailer

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Fade To Black Movie Review

Fade To Black Movie Review

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