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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 Lion King' director Jon Favreau and Disney are reportedly lining up Beyonce to provide the voice of Nala.
The live-action re-boot of Disney’s smash hit The Lion King is in the process of assembling a truly star-studded cast, with new reports suggesting that director Jon Favreau is lining up the one and only Beyonce to voice the character of Nala.
Sources intimated to Variety on Thursday (March 30th) that the pop superstar is on the top of Oscar-winning director Favreau’s list to provide the voice for Nala, the childhood best friend of Simba, and that the studio and team will do “whatever it takes” to get her on board and work round her schedule.
Beyonce has reportedly been offered the voiceover role of Nala in 'The Lion King' re-make
Cat Stevens has opened up about returning to music in a world of Amy Winehouse and Beyonce.
The 68-year-old singer/songwriter - who now goes by the name Yusuf Islam after converting to Islam - made a return with his first album under his new moniker for his 12th studio LP 'An Other Cup' in November 2006.
At the time, R&B superstar Beyonce had brought out songs including 'Irreplaceable' and Winehouse - who died in July 2011 from alcohol intoxication aged just 27 - released her critically-acclaimed LP 'Back to Black', and Stevens says it felt like a ''different'' world to return to.
Continue reading: Cat Stevens On His Comeback
The star's attention was attracted after a social media campaign was set up by the teenager's friends
Queen Beyoncé continues her reign over everything but this time she hasn’t pulled out a phenomenal song or showcased another beautiful bump. Instead Bey has Facetimed a fan suffering from cancer after responding to a social media campaign aimed at getting the meetup to happen.
Beyonce FaceTimed with a young cancer's sufferer
The 35-year-old singer and all-round idol spoke to teenager Ebony Banks who has been battling a rare form of cancer.
Continue reading: Beyonce FaceTimed A Cancer Patient And Made Her Dreams Come True
Beyonce, who is expecting twins, had to pull out of her headlining slot on doctor’s orders.
Gaga made the news official on Twitter, early Tuesday morning, posting a pic of the updated line-up poster, along with the caption: “Let’s party in the desert!”.
Lady Gaga will headline this year’s Coachella, in place of Beyonce
Continue reading: "Let's Party In The Desert!" Lady Gaga Will Replace Beyonce At Coachella
The singer was reportedly overheard talking about her pregnancy at a pre-Oscars bash on Saturday night.
Beyonce is reportedly going to find out the gender of her twins “in two weeks,” according to gossip column Page Six.
The singer and her husband Jay Z attended Harvey Weinstein’s pre-Oscars party on Saturday night, where she was said to be talking about her pregnancy to fellow guests.
Beyonce is reportedly going to know the gender of her twins “in two weeks”
Continue reading: Beyonce Expected To Learn Gender Of Twins "In Two Weeks"
The star will headline the festival in 2018 instead
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.
Beyonce will no longer deadline Coachella
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.
Continue reading: Beyonce Pulls Out Of Coachella Headline Slot
The singer has accused the academy of labelling him as a rapper because he's black
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.
Drake has accused the Grammys of racial profiling
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.
Continue reading: Drake Has Hit Out At Grammys And Reveals Why He Boycotted The Ceremony
Santana had been quoted as saying that Adele beat Beyonce at the Grammys because can "sing, sing".
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.
Carlos Santana sought to clarify his comments
Adele performed a slow-downed version of ‘Fastlove’ at Sunday night’s ceremony.
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.”
Beyonce was overlooked in favour of Adele for the night's most prestigious award, Album of the Year
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.
Solange Knowles has hit out at the Grammys over their snub of her sister's album, Lemonade
And now Beyoncé’s sister Solange has come out to criticise the snub of her big sister at the awards.
Continue reading: Solange Knowles Hits Out At Grammys For Their Snub Of Sister Beyonce
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!
This World Humanitarian Day I’m doing something good, somewhere, for someone else. Join me! #WHD2012 #IWASHERE http://t.co/s0wzBAdS
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Hello, its Beyonce'. World Humanitarian day is 4 days away! August 19th. What will your act of kindness be? #IWASHERE #WHD2012
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