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.

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.



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Beyonce's Former Drummer Accuses Her Of "Extreme Witchcraft"


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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.

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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”.

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Beyonce Speaks! Fans React In Shock After Seeing Two Long Messages In A Row


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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.

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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.

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Beyonce Dedicates On The Run II Concert To Ailing Aretha Franklin


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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.

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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.

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Beyonce's Family Tree Throws Up Important Questions About Slavery


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Delving into one's family tree is both a daunting and exciting experience. No-one really knows what lies in the murky depths of their ancestry but, occasionally, revelations are to be had and we discover something profound. Beyonce had one such revelation when she found out that she is descended from a slave owner.

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It's not uncommon to be a black person in America and have many ancestors who were slaves, but it's perhaps less common to realise that one of those slaves eventually married their owner. That brought up a lot of questions for Beyonce, who spoke about what she found out in an interview with Vogue.

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Beyonce And Jay-Z Tour Tickets Struggle To Move For Free In The UK


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It sounds like Beyonce and Jay-Z are struggling with their UK popularity as ticket sales just aren't moving. Their first couple of shows in the country were littered with empty seats, and now organisers are attempting to give tickets away just so they can fill the stadium.

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Ticket sales are doing so badly for the couple's On The Run II tour that people are actually being handed tickets for free in car parks following the sparse attendance of their shows at Cardiff's Principality Stadium last Wednesday (June 6th) and Glasgow's Hampden Park on Saturday (June 9th). 

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Beyonce Owned Coachella 2018 With Destiny's Child Reunion


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Anyone who was at Coachella this weekend may have experienced one of the greatest shows of their life as headliner Beyonce brought in some very special guests, reforming early 00s act Destiny's Child along the way. As the first black woman to headline the festival, she was sure to make it count. 

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She totally made up for having to miss last year's slot due to being pregnant with her twins, explaining that she used the time wisely to 'dream up' this memorable 2 hour, 26-song show. It also marks her first performance since the birth of Rumi and Sir Carter.

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Jay Z And Beyonce's Daughter Blue Ivy Has Her Own Personal Stylist


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Jay Z and Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy Carter has already made something of a name for herself in the fashion world at the tender age of six, and at least part of the reason why has been made public – she has her own stylist and personal shopper!

The last year or so has seen the music power couple’s eldest daughter wearing chic clothes at a lot of high-profile event, from sporting a custom dress and wig to her grandmother Tina Knowles Lawson’s Wearable Art Gala to the bespoke Valery Kovalska white suit she was spotted in at the 2018 Grammys.

While most little girls have to accept what they’re given by their parents, Blue Ivy has the help of a personal stylist, confirmed by Women’s Wear Daily on Thursday (April 5th) and whose name is Manuel Mendez.

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Who Bit Beyonce's Face? The Whole Story According To Tiffany Haddish


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Tiffany Haddish's 'how I met Beyonce' story is getting way out of control. Everytime she recalls it, she lets slip another crazy detail, and now fans learn that the anonymous actress who got Bey mad at a party actually assaulted the singer. With her teeth.

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The 'Girls Trip' star thought her night was made enough when she bumped into the singing sensation at party following Jay-Z's show in Inglewood on December 22nd 2017. But it was made all the more memorable by a troublemaking actress who we thought was just being overly flirtatious with Beyonce's husband. The truth is far crazier.

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Beyonce's Daughter Blue Ivy Steals The Show At The Wearable Art Gala


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Beyonce and Jay-Z brought their family along to the Wearable Art Gala in LA over the weekend, where the former was being honoured with a prize for her humanitarian work. But it was their young daughter Blue Ivy Carter that stole the show by making a number of bids at the auction.

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It was the second annual Wearable Art event, which took place at the Alexandria Ballrooms with the dress theme being 'From WACO to Wakanda'. It's a huge gala hosted by Bey's mom and stepdad Tina Knowles Lawson and Richard Lawson, with all proceeds benefiting the WACO (Where Art Can Occur) Theater Center. Arrivals also included Jay-Z's mom Gloria Carter, Solange Knowles and Bianca Lawson. 

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Beyonce And Jay-Z Go 'On The Run' For The Second Time


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Less than four years since they wrapped their original 'On The Run' co-headlining tour in France, Grammy-winning power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z have announced a re-Run of the show, this time taking them across the UK and Europe as well as North America with 21 stadium dates.

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The pair will kick off the first leg of their OTR II Tour on June 6th 2018 at Cardiff's Principality Stadium, followed by spots at Glasgow's Hampden Park, Manchester's Etihad Stadium and the London Stadium. Then they'll venture across 11 more European cities before returning to the US on July 25th with a show at Cleveland's FirstEnergy Stadium.

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Beyoncé arriving at the Tidal X benefit show for the Robin Hood Foundation, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City, United States - Sunday 16th October 2016

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Beyoncé at TIDAL X: 1015 Star-studded benefit concert hosted by TIDAL at the Barclay Center - New York, United States - Saturday 15th October 2016

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Beyoncé attending the MTV Video Music Awards 2016 held at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, United States - Sunday 28th August 2016

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Beyonce attending the MTV Video Music Awards 2016 held at the Madison Square Garden in New York City. United States - Monday 29th August 2016

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American pop super star Beyonce was snapped as she arrived at the 40/40 Club after seeing American rap star Kanye West give a live performance at the 1st Annual Roc City Classic which was held at Madison Square Park in New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 12th February 2015

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Beyonce Knowles

Date of birth

4th September, 1981

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Place of birth

Houston, Texas, United States

Height

1.69




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