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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Beyonce Pulls Out Of Coachella Headline Slot


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Pregnant superstar Beyoncé has pulled out of headlining Coachella in April. Speculation has been rife that the expectant mother, who announced she was pregnant with twins earlier this month, would not be able to make the show.

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The annual festival, due to commence in the Californian desert on 15 and 22 April, revealed the multi-award winning star had been advised to rest by doctors.

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Drake Has Hit Out At Grammys And Reveals Why He Boycotted The Ceremony


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Drake has spoken out about why he boycotted one of the industry’s biggest music ceremonies: the Grammys. The star has slammed the academy, accusing it of racial profiling and labelling his hit song Hotline Bling rap because of the colour of his skin.

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The Canadian musician won best rap performance and best rap song for his hugely popular track at the 59th Grammy Awards earlier this month but the 30-year-old was nowhere to be seen at the ceremony.

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Carlos Santana Says His Comments About Beyonce Were "Taken Out Of Context"


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Guitar legend Carlos Santana has sought to clarify his comments about Beyonce’s defeat to Adele at last weekend’s Grammy Awards, saying that his remark that Bey was “not a singer” was “regretfully taken out of context”.

In an interview with the Australian Associated Press earlier this week, the 69 year old guitarist was asked about his thoughts on Adele’s controversial victories over Beyonce in several of the top categories at Sunday’s Grammys.

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Adele's George Michael Tribute At Grammys Was Originally To Feature Beyonce And Rihanna


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At Sunday night’s Grammy awards Adele paid an emotional tribute to George Michael, performing his 1996 single ‘Fastlove’.

During her performance Adele was forced to restart the song to make sure she got it perfect, telling the audience, "I can't mess this up for him.”

But originally the awards envisioned a tribute to Michael that would feature other artists, including Beyonce and Rihanna, singing portions of his most famous songs.

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Solange Knowles Hits Out At Grammys For Their Snub Of Sister Beyonce


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The Grammys were full of controversy this year - from Adele's re-do of her George Michael tribute to Rihanna taking her own hip flask to the awards, the ceremony was not short of a raised eyebrow or two. But eyebrows were raised no higher than when Adele’s 25 beat Beyoncé’s Lemonade in the Album of the Year category with Adele herself saying she couldn’t accept the award.

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And now Beyoncé’s sister Solange has come out to criticise the snub of her big sister at the awards.

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Did Rihanna Really Throw Shade At Beyonce With Lipgloss At The Grammys?


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In amid the annual music industry bunfight that is the Grammy Awards last night, social media went wild after a few eagle-eyed viewers thought Rihanna shaded Beyonce as she lost out to her for Best Urban Contemporary Album award by disinterestedly applying lip gloss as Bey’s name was read out.

Surprising, as they’re both among the most loved female pop stars in the world at this moment in time and not normally associated with petty spats with other celebs.

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Beyonce Being 'Sued Over Messy Mya Sample' In Formation Track


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Beyoncé has been riding high on a wave of positivity for some time with her phenomenally successful visual album, Lemonade last year and now with the wonderful announcement of her expecting twins with husband, Jay Z. However, the star has been brought back down to earth recently with a lawsuit over the opening to her song, Formation.

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The Independent has reported the estate of deceased YouTube star Anthony Barre - known as Messy Mya - filed a suit against the Crazy In Love hitmaker over her samples of his 2010 video, A 27 Piece Huh?

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Beyonce Announces She's Pregnant With Twins


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Five years after they welcomed their first child, Blue Ivy, into the world, Beyonce and her husband Jay Z have revealed that they are expecting twins, after the star announced that she is pregnant for the second time.

The 35 year old star, who is due to headline the Coachella festival in a few months’ time, took to Instagram to reveal the happy news to her fans. Posing in just a bra and underwear with her baby bump, the snap quickly became the most liked photo in Instagram history when she revealed the news on Wednesday (February 1st).

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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.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye WestKim and Kanye have reportedly visited Beyonce and Jay Z

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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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Beyonce Knowles - A variety of stars turned out in style for the MET Gala 2015 and the opening of 'China: Through The Looking Glass' which was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States - Monday 4th May 2015

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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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