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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.
These tunes are some of the most powerful in history.
We've been listening to Beyonce's legendary Lemonade album non-stop since it popped up on Spotify this week. A fierce record of empowering feminist anthems, we just can't get enough of it. It's got us in the mood for some serious inspirational music from our favourite female artists.
Beyonce at the City of Hope Gala 2018 / Photo Credit: PictureGroup / SIPA USA / PA Images
Respect - Aretha Franklin
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The rapper has filed lawsuits against Roc-A-Fella records and EMI
The friendship between rappers Jay Z and Kanye West has reportedly been in turmoil for a number of years but Ye may have just made it worse after he announced he would be suing Hova’s former label and the recording company that gave him his first deal.
Kanye West is suing two record labels
West, 41, filed two separate lawsuits on Friday, one against Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records and another against EMI, claiming he signed an exclusive recording agreement.
Continue reading: Kanye West Is Suing Jay Z's Former Record Label
The Destiny's Child manager said the teens never left his sight when they were with the R'n'B singer
Beyoncé's father and Destiny's Child manager, Mathew Knowles, has revealed the girls 'did not leave our eyes' when they were around controversial singer R. Kelly. In the wake of new scrutiny about the 1990s star following a recent Lifetime documentary, Knowles has also revealed he passed on a collaboration with the group at the Bump N' Grind singer.
Mathew Knowles managed his daughter's band, Destiny's Child
Speaking to metro.co.uk, the 67-year-old said when Destiny's Child first met with Kelly, they were around 15 and 16-years-old.
Continue reading: Mathew Knowles Wades Into The R. Kelly Controversy
Their video for 'Apesh*t' was filmed in the famous Parisian art gallery last summer.
Last year, the world’s most visited museum in Paris broke all ticket office records, with more than 10 million people viewing its collection of fine arts and antiquities. The 10.2 million people who came to the museum in 2018 marked a 25% rise, beating its previous record of 9.7 million visitors in 2012. It’s the highest number for a museum of its kind, more than the National Museum of China and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
The record numbers are being credited in part to international tourists returning to Paris, after large numbers stayed away in the years after the November 2015 Paris terrorist attacks. Foreigners made up almost three-quarters of visitors to the Louvre.
Continue reading: Beyonce And Jay Z Help Drive Record Numbers Of Visitors To The Louvre
The power couple wrote an introduction for Beyonce's trainer's new book
If anyone is still searching for a New Year's Resolution superstar couple, Beyoncé and Jay Z have got for you to try: Veganism. The powerful double act have written an introduction for Marco Borges' (Beyoncé's trainer) new book, The Greenprint: Plant-Based Diet, Best Body, Better World and, in it, they're challenging their fans to cut out any and all meals centred around animals.
Beyonce and Jay Z are promoting veganism
This isn't the first time Beyoncé has spoken out about a vegan diet after the mum-of-three told her millions of Instagram followers she was going strictly vegan in preparation for her Coachella performance.
Continue reading: Beyonce And Jay Z Have 'Challenged' Their Fans To Try Veganism
Sheeran drew criticism for what he wore compared to Beyonce during their duet at Global Citizen last weekend.
Last weekend, Sheeran performed with Beyonce at the Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Bey, as is to be expected, chose a glamorous and eye-catching outfit for the performance of their duet ‘Perfect’ – but Sheeran looked like he’d just thrown together his outfit at the last minute.
It can’t have been entirely surprising, as Sheeran’s jeans, checked shirt and scruffy undershirt look is one that’s been his trademark throughout his eight-year career, but many objected to the total disconnect between Bey and Ed’s outfits and argued that it was reflective of double standards expected of male and female artists.
Parkwood, Beyonce and Jay Z's company, has bought out Green's 50% share in athleisure brand Ivy Park.
Beyonce has moved to cut ties with embattled British businessman Philip Green, who is fighting allegations of workplace harassment and bullying, by buying out his share in her clothing label Ivy Park.
The pop superstar launched the Ivy Park range with Green’s Arcadia Group back in 2016, having announced their intention to collaborate two years before that on new athletic sportswear brand. Now, however, she’s bought back Green’s 50% share of the brand.
Topshop, which Green’s company owns, will therefore stop stocking the range of tops, sports bras and leggings with immediate effect.
Continue reading: Beyonce Buys Out Philip Green's Stake In Ivy Park Clothing Brand
Kimberly Thompson, a former member of Bey's live band, has filed for a civil restraining order.
In one of the week’s more bizarre news stories, pop megastar Beyonce is the subject a lawsuit from her former drummer, who has filed for a civil restraining order against the singer accusing her of witchcraft.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast on Thursday (September 20th), Bey’s former live drummer Kimberly Thompson alleges that the star is practicing “extreme witchcraft” and “magic spells of sexual molestation” to harass her. Furthermore, Thompson also claims that Beyonce has been manipulating her finances, tapping her phones and, above all, “murdered my pet kitten”.
Continue reading: Beyonce's Former Drummer Accuses Her Of "Extreme Witchcraft"
She rarely posts long captions, but she has a lot to say this week.
Fans of Beyonce are losing their chill over the fact that she has started posting lengthy captions to her social media posts and it's pretty amusing to say the least. She's not known for wearing her heart on her sleeve, or even sharing her feelings at all, but we like the new Bey.
Beyonce at a Tidal event
It's not that everyone's favourite pop diva never uses captions on her Instagram, it's just that on the rare occasion that she does, it's merely a brief address. But two times in a row now she has written long messages to her fans, providing a much needed glimpse into her soul - at least in their eyes.
Bey and husband Jay were performing in Franklin's hometown, Detroit
When word spread the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin was "gravely ill", the music world came out in its droves to wish her well. Now superstar couple Jay Z and Beyoncé have dedicated their latest concert to 76-year-old Aretha.
Beyonce and Jay Z are in the middle of their second joint tour
Franklin has been cited by many as one of the women who paved the way for Beyoncé's style including her gospel-inspired singing and powerful lyrics about women around the world.
Continue reading: Beyonce Dedicates On The Run II Concert To Ailing Aretha Franklin
Date of birth
4th September, 1981
Place of birth
Houston, Texas, United States
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