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.

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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Is Beyonce Set To Join The Marvel Universe In Superhero Role?


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After over six years away from the big screen, Beyonce could be set for a spectacular movie comeback as a comic book superhero in an upcoming Marvel movie. Yes, in news which is both surprising and perfectly logical, the singer is reported to be in talks with Marvel and Disney bosses over an upcoming as-yet-undecided superhero role.

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According to The Daily Star, Beyoncé is being sought after as a possible new recruit for the Avengers, after the franchise’s latest instalment Age Of Ultron managed to take £1.1billion at the box office in just six weeks.

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Madonna Reveals Her Own Line-Up Of Pop Royalty For Latest Video


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Very few people break a trend before Queen of Pop, Madonna but it would seem Princess Pop Taylor Swift has pimped Madge to the post when it comes to video collaborations.

MadonnaMadonna shows off a lot of friends in her new song, B**ch I'm Madonna

Madonna recently teased a promotional poster on her Instagram for her latest video B**ch I’m Madonna which featured a party of pop perfection including Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Rita Ora.

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Beyonce Hits Back At 'XO' "Plagiarism" Lawsuit


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She may be a global megastar with 17 Grammys and 118 million record sales to her name, but that hasn't stopped Beyonce getting caught up in a dispute about ownership of one of her best-known hits. 

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The singer has denied stealing her hit single 'XO' from a backing singer, reportedly claiming the track bears no resemblance to the man's song 'XOXO' beyond the similar name, The Mirror reports.

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Could Beyonce's Music Be About To Disappear From Jay-Z's Tidal Service?


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Jay-Z could be about to suffer some major embarrassment with his streaming service Tidal, as his wife Beyoncé is among the artists whose music could get removed from the platform if a deal isn't reached with record company Sony.

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According to a report by Bloomberg Businessweek Sony is threatening to pull all of its artists' music from Tidal including that of Beyoncé who one of the compnay’s co-owners. Bloomberg reports that sources have said Jay-Z is yet to reach a deal on a streaming contract with Sony and the record company is reportedly asking for "large advances" in return for giving Tidal the rights to feature its artists' catalogues.

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Ciara Accidentally Kicks Fan In The Face Whilst Attempting Lap Dance Move


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Ciara accidentally kicked a fan in the face whilst performing in at the Center Stage Theater in Atlanta on Wednesday (13th May). The 'Body Party' singer is currently on her Jackie album tour.

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Who Wore It Best? Though years apart, Kim Kardashian wore a similar look to the 2015 Met Gala that Beyonce did in 2012

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

Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker, FKA Twigs: The Weird And The Wonderful Met Ball Looks


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Last night the world’s most famous and fashionable descended upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York for the annual Met Gala, a celebration of fashion that always delivers some seriously out-there looks. This year the Gala’s official theme was ‘China: Through The Looking Glass,’ but on the red carpet the nearly nude look ruled for some, while for others it was all about making an unforgettable fashion statement.

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First let’s look at Rihanna, the singer who literally stole the show last night. Dressed in an awe inspiring yellow Guo Pei gown, Rihanna had jaws dropping all along the Met’s red carpet. Lined with yellow fur and covered in embellishments Ri-Ri’s dress was an internet meme creator’s dream and it ended up being compared to everything from Big Bird to an omelette online.

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MET Gala 2015 'China: Through The Looking Glass' - Arrivals

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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Ever Wondered Which SATC Characters Oprah And Gandhi Would Be?


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Appearing on the chat show 'Watch What Happens Live!' last Thursday (30 April), Cynthia Nixon was asked by host Andy Cohen to suggest which 'Sex and the City' characters a variety of famous faces would be. And the results were certainly interesting: the actress was quick to name Queen Elizabeth II as Charlotte, both Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama as Carries, and Beyonce as Samantha.

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But who does Cynthia think would make a good Miranda, the feisty lawyer she played in the popular HBO series? She reckons Hillary Clinton, Lena Dunham and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would all be a good fit. And then there's Gandhi, who would be - who else - Mr Big, according to Cynthia.

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Beyoncé Shares Pics From Mother Tina's Wedding (Featuring An Adorable Blue Ivy)


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Two weeks after her mother Tina Knowles tied the knot with Richard Lawson, Beyoncé has shared intimate snaps from the big day, showing off her not one but two bridesmaids dresses. Bey's mother Tina married the 68 year old actor on board a yacht on April 12th, surrounded by the couple’s friends and family.

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Beyoncé shared the wedding images on Tumblr, revealing her two bridesmaids dresses for the occasion. In one group photo (which shows the wedding party all sticking their tongues out) Beyoncé is wearing a form-fitting white lace dress with a plunging neckline. The singer also sports a flower headdress, in keeping with the wedding's bo-ho theme.

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Blue Ivy Prompted Her Grandmother, Tina Knowles, To Consider Marriage To Richard Lawson


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Tina Knowles, the mother of Beyoncé Knowles, has revealed how her granddaughter helped her down the aisle. 61-year-old Tina revealed how Blue Ivy, Beyoncé's daughter with rapper Jay-Z, prompted Tina and her boyfriend, Richard Lawson, to seriously think about getting married.

Tina Knowles and Richard LawsonTina Knowles and Richard Lawson were encouraged to marry by Blue Ivy.

Read More: Rihanna Backs Jay Z With New Track "American Oxygen".

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Jay Z Removes 'Reasonable Doubt' Album From Spotify, Places It On Tidal


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The much discussed Tidal revolution seems to already be taking effect. Having purchased the new streaming service as part of a joint venture and re-launching it as an “artist friendly” business model, Jay Z has removed his 1996 debut album Reasonable Doubt from Spotify.

The rapper removed his album overnight between Monday and Tuesday, and it is currently unavailable to stream in the US and Canada. It is, for the moment, still accessible for UK users. Instead, North American fans can find it on – you guessed it – Tidal.

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Jay Z has removed his debut album 'Reasonable Doubt' from Spotify

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Rihanna Backs Jay Z with New Track "American Oxygen"


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Rihanna has dropped a brand new track, the poetically titled American Oxygen, and in the process, declared her allegiance for Jay Z's new streaming service, Tidal. The track is Rihanna's take on the "American dream," but you've probably guessed this from the title already.

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Rihanna has also stepped up in support of Jay Z's new service.

The news here is that Rihanna, just like Beyonce before her and Madonna before that has lent her support for Jay Z's artist-friendly alternative to services like Spotify. On Saturday, Beyoncé also debuted her new track Die With You exclusively on the site. American Oxygen is only available to Tidal subscribers, whose numbers are still disappointingly small. Maybe it's the $10 subscription fee? 

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Beyonce Drops New Video. Sorry, World, Only Available On "Tidal".


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Well, if anybody was going to support Jay Z’s new streaming service Tidal (loads of artists already have), it was going to be Beyonce. And, this being Beyonce, you can already guess how she did it, right?

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This week, Beyonce played the supportive wife.

Beyonce released a surprise track and video on Friday. It’s called Die with You, it’s really cool and... its’s only available on Tidal. Didn’t see that one coming, did you? Of course you did, it’s totally the duo’s style. But this kind of turns it into a publicity stunt for Tidal, not Bey herself – who doesn’t really need extra exposure.

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Destiny's Child Surprise Diehard Fans with Stellar Awards Collaboration


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Destiny's Child. Stellar Awards. Guys. It happened. The former R&B trio didn't tease their reunion or reveal they were planning anything at all, they just made it happen on Saturday night. Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams took the stage together at Las Vegas' Orleans Arena to perform Williams' Say Yes. Beyoncé and Rowland previously collaborated on the studio version of Williams' single, an EDM-inspired reimagining of the Nigerian gospel song When Jesus Says Yes.

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Michelle Williams won big last night - and she had some supportive friends there to back her.

The song was nominated for three Stellar awards, including Urban/Inspiration Single of the Year, Music Video of the Year and Song of the Year, with Williams picking up an extra nod in the Female Vocalist of the Year category for her gospel album Journey to Freedom.

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