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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.
The 2016 MTV EMAs are held on November 6th in Rotterdam.
Following her sweeping success at the Video Music Awards last month off the success of her current album Lemonade, Bey has been shortlisted for five awards at the annual EMAs. The American performer has been given the nod for Best Video for ‘Formation’, Best Female, Best Live Act, Best Look and Biggest Fans.
Justin Bieber has picked up five MTV EMA nominations, along with Beyonce
Continue reading: Justin Bieber And Beyonce Lead The MTV EMA Nominations
Ora was accused of being the ‘Becky with the good hair’ referenced on Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ album.
Rita Ora has slammed rumours that she was the “Becky with the good hair” mentioned on Beyonce’s Lemonade album, calling the accusations ‘rude and disrespectful’. The 25-year-old was formerly a protégé of Beyonce's husband Jay Z and signed to his Roc Nation records, but she left the label earlier this year after a dispute.
Rita Ora didn't appreciate being labelled “Becky with the good hair”
In an interview with Vanity Fair Ora spoke about the “Not Becky” pin she wore at this year’s Met Ball after-party, shortly after the release of Lemonade. “That [pin] was a present from Katy Perry. Maybe I was the only one seen wearing it, but there were others,” Ora explained.
He featured on track three 'Don't Hurt Yourself'.
Jack White has finally opened up about his rather unexpected collaboration with Beyonce on her hit 'Lemonade' album. The former White Stripes frontman was listed as a producer, writer and guest vocalist on her song 'Don't Hurt Yourself', and he's only now spoken up about it.
Jack White featured on 'Don't Hurt Yourself'
Currently promoting his acoustic compilation album 'Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016', White spoke to NPR's radio show 'All Things Considered' about how Beyonce approached him to work with her on her scandalous surprise album 'Lemonade'.
During Sunday night's ceremony at Madison Square Garden, Bey took home eight awards - including Video of the Year for 'Formation'.
Both before and throughout the entire evening, Bey was a one-woman headline generator, as she firstly stole the red carpet, along with her daughter Blue Ivy, who was wearing an eye-watering $11,000 dress, before winning in eight of the 11 categories in which she was nominated – including the prestigious Video of the Year prize for track ‘Formation’.
“First of all I'd like to thank my beautiful daughter and my incredible husband for all of their support,” she said during one of her acceptance speeches.
Continue reading: Beyonce Rules Over MTV VMAs With Eight Wins
Beyonce paid tribute to the late R&B star, who was one of her biggest influences, by posting a clip of an brief interview she did with Aaliyah back in 2000.
On the 15th anniversary of the tragic death of R&B star Aaliyah, a tribute has been paid to her by an auspicious modern star in the shape of Beyonce, who posted a distinctly fangirl-y interview snippet she did with the late star back in 2000.
Beyonce, one of the world’s biggest stars and who has just slayed the public and critics alike with her recent Lemonade album, was just 18 and still in Destiny’s Child when she got the opportunity to do a very brief red carpet interview with Aaliyah at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards.
Kim is not known for her dancing skills and the thought of shaking it next to Beyonce terrified her.
Kim Kardashian has revealed that her biggest fear is having to dance next to Beyonce. The reality star is not a big fan of dancing at all, but when she had to bust a move next to Beyonce during Kanye and Jay-Z’s Watch the Throne tour Kim thought her life was over.
Kim Kardashian’s biggest fear is having to dance next to Beyonce
Kim opened up about her dancing dilemmas during Sunday’s episode of ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ after the family went to a salsa class during a trip to Cuba. Speaking to sister Kourtney, Kim revealed that it was the cause of her biggest fight with Kanye.
Continue reading: Kim Kardashian Reveals Her Biggest Fear Is Dancing With Beyonce
The lyric appears on track ‘Sorry’ and sent social media buzzing about who 'Becky' could be.
There’s been few lyrics ever discussed as intensely as one particular line from Beyonce’s ‘Sorry’, off the album Lemonade. The lyric ‘he better call Becky with the good hair’ sparked social media debates and accusations, as everyone tried to discover who ‘Becky’ was. But now the song’s co-writer Diana Gordon has finally come clean with the truth behind the infamous line.
The co-writer of Beyonce’s ‘Sorry’ has spoken about the song’s most infamous lyric
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Gordon was asked what she though about people’s reactions to the lyric. “I laughed, like this is so silly,” she said. “Where are we living? I was like, ‘What day in age from that lyric do you get all of this information?’ Is it really telling you all that much, accusing people?"
The ‘Late Late Show’ host has previously said Beyonce is the person he’d most like to have a sing-a-long with in his car.
He’s shared his car with Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, Stevie Wonder and even Adele, but James Corden is still yet to land the biggest ‘Carpool Karaoke’ guest of all, Beyonce. But speaking to British GQ magazine, Corden revealed that a sing-a-long with Bey may not be too far off.
James Corden is working on a ‘Carpool Karaoke’ with Beyonce
“The dream would be Beyonce,” he told the magazine. “It would break the internet. She’s on tour right now. We’re working on it.” Back in June Corden had also told Vogue that Beyonce would be the person he’d most like to have on the show.
Continue reading: James Corden "Working On" 'Carpool Karaoke' With Beyonce
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'
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
Date of birth
4th September, 1981
Place of birth
Houston, Texas, United States
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