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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.
Jay Z snapped a photo of Beyonce as she posed in an elevator in Paris this week - but the image caught a reflection of him holding the camera as he did so.
A fairly innocuous photo of Beyonce taken by her husband Jay Z on tour this week has accidentally gone viral, with corners of the internet finding an image of Bey in an elevator hysterically funny because it shows Jigga as an ‘Instagram husband’.
The photograph was posted on Bey’s official website earlier this week, showing the pop star in a mirrored elevator in the French capital city of Paris while on her 'Formation' tour. However, a reflection of the rapper can be seen the background taking the photo on a phone, which he may not have realised.
Continue reading: Internet Reacts To Jay Z's "Instagram Husband" Pic Of Beyonce
Matthew Fulks filled a lawsuit in June claiming 'Lemonade' was too similar to his short film 'Palinoia'.
Beyonce has hit back at claims she plagiarised a filmmaker's idea for Lemonade, by filling a motion against Matthew Fulk’s lawsuit. Fulk’s lawsuit claims that Beyonce’s film is 'substantially similar' to his 2014 short film Palinoia, but Beyonce says the two films have completely different narratives.
Beyonce has denied copying a filmmaker’s ideas for Lemonade.
On Friday Beyonce’s legal team reportedly filed a motion to dismiss, urging the judge to toss out Fulk’s lawsuit. “[A] straightforward comparison of the parties’ works provides a textbook example of what does not constitute legally cognizable claim of infringement,” read the motion, obtained by TMZ.
Continue reading: Beyonce Fires Back At Filmmaker Who Claims She Copied Him For 'Lemonade'
Keys got nearly two dozen stars from music and film together for her 'We Are Here' movement clip, highlighting deaths of black civilians at the hands of police.
In a clip that debuted on Mic.com on Wednesday (July 13th), Keys and various celebs that also included Hollywood stars Taraji P. Henson, Chris Rock and Kevin Hart and music stars Common, Pink and Adam Levine, explain “23 ways you could be killed if you are black in America”.
Photos of black men and women killed on the streets by police and armed civilians come up on the screen.
Beyonce's gig on Sunday and Rihanna's concert last weekend both suffered from a large number of empty seats, despite being officially sold out.
British pop fans are up in arms at the sight of two massive Wembley gigs in the space of a fortnight, from Beyonce and Rihanna, being half-empty despite ticketing outlets having officially sold out months ago – with ticket touts getting the blame.
Beyonce fans attending the second of her two gigs at London’s Wembley Stadium on Sunday night (July 3rd) posted pictures via social media of the scores of empty seats and spaces around the venue, despite the singer herself referencing the ‘official’ fact that the gig was sold out while she was on-stage.
While the official reason can’t be known, it seems unlikely that so many thousands simply forgot to show up, and ticket touts appear to be the main reason for the situation.
On the way to the gig on Sunday (July 3), Beyonce fan Tammy realised her tickets were actually for the night before.
While Beyonce wowed crowds at Wembley over the weekend, one fan was left disappointed (and probably very embarrassed) after she mixed up her dates and discovered she was a day late for the gig. Twitter user Tammy soon saw her story of disappointment, heartbreak and poor planning go viral after she tweeted about her mix-up when she realised the mistake.
Beyonce is currently on the UK leg of her Formation world tour.
'On the train to Wembley. Just realised the 3 @Beyonce tickets I bought for tonight were actually for last night. #devastated,' she tweeted. '@Beyonce @TicketmasterUK is there anything you can do? This can't be happening. I can't believe this has happened.'
The wet weather didn't put a damper on the night, as Queen Bey touched down in Sunderland.
Beyonce kicked of the UK leg of her Formation world tour on Tuesday night (July 28) at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light. Most fans were delighted that the US singer slayed the stage despite the wet British weather, but others felt a little left out in the cold, as the gig started 45 minutes later than expected.
Continue reading: Beyonce Kicks Off UK Leg Of 'Formation' World Tour
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It's that time of year again where the Black Entertainment Television Awards arrive at the Microsoft Theater in LA to honour some of the greatest black superstars of our time. Unsurprisingly, Beyonce and Drake took home the most awards with three and four respectively but it was Michael B. Jordan and Taraji P. Henson who stole the show for the film honours.
Beyonce takes home four awards
Beyonce was named Best Female R&B/Pop Artist last night (June 26th 2016), two months after the release of her much talked about number one album 'Lemonade'. The video for the album's first single 'Formation' also went on to win her Video of the Year, the Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award and the Centric Award. Meanwhile, Drake took home the prize for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and shared awards for Best Collaboration with Rihanna ('Work') and Best Group with Future.
Continue reading: Beyoncé And Drake Win Big At The 2016 BET Awards
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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
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.”
Who posed competition for Bey on the red carpet?
It was the fashion Oscars last night (June 6th 2016) at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York; the CFDA Fashion Awards presented a host of the most glamorous women in showbusiness as it announced the designers and icons who have bagged prizes this year.
Jennifer Hudson gave some Red Queen glamour
Of course, it was Beyonce who landed the coveted Fashion Icon Award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and indeed she showed off her talents in the wardrobe department by eschewing the traditional red carpet gown in favour of a striped pant-suit and an enormous brimmed hat (kind of like a cross between Beetlejuice and Winona Ryder in the same film). Bey-utiful. It's just as well she opted for something a little different given that her contemporaries were especially difficult to beat; Jennifer Hudson showed off her enviable curves in a black and red Prabal Gurung piece that was more reminiscent of the Red Queen.
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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