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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.
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's new release Lemonade has shot to the top of the U.K. albums chart.
The superstar surprised fans by dropping her sixth solo project last weekend (23Apr16) and now it has earned her her third number one in Britain, following previous chart-toppers Dangerously in Love in 2003 and 4 in 2011.
Lemonade debuts with 73,000 units, including 10,000 equivalent sales via streaming, making it the second-fastest selling album of the year to date, behind David Bowie's Blackstar, which was released two days before his death in January (16).
Beyonce, who dethrones PJ Harvey's The Hope Six Demolition Project for the number one spot, also held off strong competition from Prince, who had 14 albums return to the U.K. Top 100 following his sudden death on 21 April (16).
Continue reading: Beyonce Sipping Lemonade Atop U.k. Albums Chart
DJ Khaled is facing a misdemeanour after failing to appear in court earlier this week (ends29Apr16) for a boating violation.
The All I Do Is Win star was scheduled to appear at a Miami-Dade County court on Tuesday (26Apr16) to face a minor boating charge, but he missed the date and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.
The warrant was subsequently vacated because it was later discovered Khaled was not served the legal papers.
However, his charge has since been upgraded to a misdemeanour "failure to appear on a non-criminal boating violation".
Continue reading: Dj Khaled's Boating Violation Upgraded After Missed Court Date
Beyonce put the Jay Z cheating rumours to rest by dedicating a song to her "beautiful husband" during her tour opening show in Miami, Florida.
The pop superstar reignited rumours her husband of eight years had been unfaithful when she released new album Lemonade, which featured lyrics detailing a broken marriage, on Saturday (23Apr16).
However, the pair put on a united front ahead of the opening of the Formation World Tour in Miami on Wednesday night (27Apr16) as Jay Z was spotted at rehearsals and he later watched Beyonce perform her hits from the audience.
Beyonce finally put the rumours to rest and publicly declared her love for Jay Z and their four-year-old daughter Blue Ivy as she closed the show with Halo.
Continue reading: Beyonce Dedicates Song To Jay Z During Tour Opener
The star received rave reviews for Formation
Following the controversy surrounding Beyoncé’s new album release and the ‘did Jay Z or didn’t he?’ with ‘Becky with the good hair’, it seems his wife wants to tell him just how much she loves him. And, as she kicked off the opening night of her Formation world tour in Miami, that’s exactly what she did.
Beyonce reminded her fans how much she loves her husband, Jay Z
The 34-year-old singer paid tribute to her 46-year-old husband before she launched into her love song, Halo.
Continue reading: Beyonce Dedicates Love Song To Jay Z On Opening Night Of Impressive Tour
Iggy Azalea doesn't think Beyonce is being racist in her song Sorry.
The 25-year-old Australian singer hit headlines on Tuesday (26Apr16) when she waded into the controversy surrounding Beyonce's 'Becky with the good hair' lyrics, which appears to hint that the singer's husband Jay Z may have been unfaithful.
She said at the time that Beyonce had used hip-hop slang white women might find offensive, noting the name Becky is a "racist" term often used to describe a generic white girl.
However, on Wednesday (27Apr16), Iggy launched another lengthy rant on Twitter, insisting that she hadn't meant to accuse Beyonce of racist behaviour on her new album Lemonade.
Continue reading: Iggy Azalea Clarifies Beyonce 'Racist' Remarks
Beyonce has taken aim at critics threatening to boycott her new tour by selling "Boycott Beyonce" merchandise at her shows.
The singer sparked controversy in February (16) with the music video for her single Formation, as critics argued the promo encourages an anti-police message in light of the deaths of black men and women at the hands of police officers across the country in recent years.
Beyonce added fuel to the fire during her performance at the Super Bowl halftime show in the days following the release of Formation, when she paid tribute to the Black Panthers movement - a revolutionary black nationalist and socialist organisation in the U.S.
As a result, members of police unions in Miami and Tampa, Florida and in the state of Tennessee launched boycotts, threatening not to work as volunteer officers during the stops on her Formation World Tour.
Continue reading: Beyonce Selling 'Boycott Beyonce' Merchandise On Tour
The star is stuck in the middle of rumours of infidelity between Jay Z and her fashion designer friend
If Beyoncé had wanted to increase publicity surrounding her latest musical offering - visual album Lemonade - she couldn’t have done a better job. Without offering up any interpretation, one line, "Becky with the good hair", has got fans going ga-ga about what it means about Queen B’s marriage to Jay Z.
Kim K loves Lemonade despite the traumas it has put her best friend, Rachel Roy, through
And now Kim Kardashian has waded into the debate by declaring Bey her Woman Crush Wednesday and telling everyone she is "sipping on Lemonade".
Beyonce and Jay Z have put on a united front in Florida in the first photos of the supercouple since the R&B icon sparked rumours of marital trouble with the lyrics of her new album Lemonade.
Fans flew into a frenzy on Saturday (23Apr16) when Beyonce debuted her new material in a short TV film, also titled Lemonade, which detailed a marriage torn apart by infidelity.
Gossips were quick to assume the singer was detailing her own relationship issues, reigniting longrunning rumours suggesting Jay Z may have cheated on his wife.
Adding fuel to the fire was Beyonce's pointed lyric in Sorry, in which she sneers, "He better call Becky with the good hair", prompting guesses as to who the other woman could be.
Continue reading: Beyonce And Jay Z United At Tour Rehearsals
'The Late Late Show' host parodies Beyonce's new video.
Moving away from all the controversy surrounding Beyonce's new visual album project and video 'Lemonade', James Corden has lightened things up by releasing a parody video of his own - with all the body confidence of Bey herself. Even if you're somehow not a fan of Beyonce, 'Lemonjames' is unmissable.
James Corden is tired of Trump jokes
The thought of 'The Late Late Show' host in ladies lingerie may not seem so appealing at first glance, but trust us, it's one of the funniest things you'll see all week. He dons the braids and the fur jacket, he's got the sultry voice down, but best of all, he's got a monologue for you.
Continue reading: Lemonade Vs. Lemonjames: James Corden Has Got A Monologue For You, Baby!
British songwriter Carla Marie Williams song Freedom was picked for Beyonce's stunning new visual album Lemonade.
The London born songwriter's nerves were on edge waiting to see if her track, featuring rapper Kendrick Lamar, had made it, and the celebrations began once it was official and the track hit music streaming service Tidal on Saturday (23Apr16).
Carla previously co-wrote Naughty Boy track Runnin' - which features Beyonce - along with fellow Brit, Arrow Benjamin.
In an interview with DJ Target on BBC Radio 1Xtra, the songwriter revealed she had no idea if the song was going to be on the record until it was released.
Continue reading: Brit Songwriter's Joy Over Track For Beyonce's Lemonade
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
Kim Kardashian and Beyonce - Beyonce Knowles arrives at Schiaparelli and Prada 'Impossible Conversations' Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2012 - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 5th May 2015
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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