Beyoncé Knowles (born 4.9.1981)
Beyoncé Knowles is an American R&B singer / songwriter who first found fame in the popular all-girl group Destiny's Child.

Beyonce: Net Worth
Her net worth is $350 million according to Celebrity Net Worth, and her and her husband Jay-Z's combined net worth is $900 million (Celebrity Net Worth 2013)

Beyoncé: Childhood
Beyoncé Knowles was born in Houston Texas. Her parents were Mathew Knowles (a record manager) and Tina Beyincé (a costume designer and hair stylist). Beyoncé's younger sister, Solange Knowles is also a singer-songwriter and an actress.
Beyoncé attended St. Mary's Elementary School in Texas. It was her dance instructor that discovered Beyoncé's vocal talents. At the age of seven, the young singer entered a talent contest. Her rendition of John Lennon's 'Imagine' won her the contest.
In 1990, Beyoncé joined the Parker Elementary School, a music school in Houston. She later attended the High School For the Performing and Visual Arts.

Beyoncé: Early Musical Career
Beyoncé met LaTavia Robertson at an audition for a girl group when Knowles was eight years old. Along with Knowles' cousin, Kelly Rowland, the girls were placed in a band named Gyrl's Time.
Arne Frager, West Coast Producer, took the band to his Californian recording studio got the band a slot on the TV talent show Star Search. The band lost the competition but Beyoncé comforted herself with the knowledge that Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake had also suffered the same fate.
Beyoncé's father quit his job to concentrate on managing the band in 1995. Beyoncé's parents spilt, due to the financial pressure placed on the family. LeToya Luckett had joined the band in 1993. The band auditioned before a number of record labels and was finally signed to Elektra Records. The band was dropped, however, before they released any material.

Beyoncé: Destiny's Child
The group's name - taken from a biblical passage - was changed in 1993. In 1997, after years of touring, they signed to Columbia Records. Their debut major label release was the song 'Killing Time' which featured on the Men In Black soundtrack.
The debut, eponymous album spawned the hit 'No, No, No' and earned them three Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards. Their second album - The Writing's On The Wall earned them an even greater level of fame. The multi-platinum selling album contained some of Destiny's Child's best-known songs, 'Bills, Bills, Bills' and 'Say My Name'. The latter won the Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals and the Best R&B Song at the 2001 Grammy Awards.
Following line-up changes, the band, now a trio, recorded 'Independent Women', which became their biggest-selling single to date. The track stayed at the top of the US Singles chart for 11 weeks.
The band's third album, Survivor debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. The title track and 'Bootylicious' were both number one singles. 'Survivor' earned the band another Grammy Award: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
Following a festive album, 8 Days of Christmas, Destiny's Child announced that they would temporarily be splitting, in order for the three girls to pursue solo careers.

Beyoncé: Solo career
Prior to releasing her own solo album, Beyoncé appeared with a number of artists, including her boyfriend, Jay Z. ''03 Bonnie & Clyde' was a hit single for the pair. She also won a Grammy for her duet with Luther Vandross, 'The Closer I Get to You'.
Her solo album, Dangerously In Love was released in 2003. It went to number one on the US charts and has sold over 4 million copies in the US alone. 'Crazy In Love' was the lead single and featured Jay-Z. It was a huge hit and stayed at number one in the US for eight weeks.
Beyoncé won five Grammy Awards in 2004, including Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song and Best Contemporary R&B Album. She also won a BRIT Award for International Female Solo Artist.
Beyoncé's plans to release a follow-up solo album were delayed by Destiny's Child's final album, Destiny Fulfilled, which reached number two on the Billboard 200. The band announced the final split following a world tour to promote the album.
The second solo album was finally released in 2006. B'Day. The release coincided with Beyoncé's 25th birthday and sold over 541,000 copies in its first week. The album has been certified three times platinum in the US. In the 2007 Grammy Awards, Beyoncé won Best Contemporary R&B Album. Knowles also became the first woman ever to win the International Artist Award at the 335th Annual American Music Awards.
Beyoncé's third album 'I Am... Sasha Fierce' was released in 2008 and the album went straight to number one in the US Billboard 200 selling 482,000 units in its first week and giving Beyoncé her third successive number one album in the US. The album has been certified three times platinum in the U.S. At the 2009 Grammy Awards, Beyoncé won Best Contemporary R&B Album for 'I Am.Sasha Fierce'.
The fourth album simply titled '4' came out in 2011. Prior to the release of the album Beyoncé headlined Glastonbury festival, becoming the first woman to headline in more than twenty years. '4' debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 selling 310,000 copies in the first week, giving Beyoncé her fourth album in a row to debut at number one.
Beyoncé's self-titled fifth album was released in 2013, initially released digitally without prior announcement and causing huge excitement among her fans. It went on to debut at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 828,773 copies worldwide in just three days and also becoming the fastest selling album in iTunes history.

Beyoncé: Film Career
Beyoncé has starred in a number of high-profile movies. She appeared in a remake of The Pink Panther, alongside Steve Martin. Her role in Dreamgirls earned her two Golden Globe nominations and an Academy Award for Best Song (for 'Listen').

Beyoncé: Fashion Business
Beyoncé and her mother Tina set up a pre-a-porter range of women's clothing, named House of Deréon. The business has been heavily criticised by the animal rights organisation PETA for selling fur products.

Beyonce: Personal Life
Beyonce married rapper Jay Z in 2008. Despite both their high celebrity statuses, they chose for their marriage to take place in a secret wedding ceremony without publicity. The couple have one daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.

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i get so disheartened by so much banality in music and performers today and how the regular folks accept it all. I see some of your videos and i think what a shame that one HAS so sell one self to banality constantly. i've figured that there is so many thwarted egos and greedy performers who play unto the powerful sexual aspects of human nature, sucking people in to the ever ongoing lust for attention. this is called "art", "expression". like the human being isn't anymore than sexual to get ones attention, that we are limited. when will there a song that i whistle to, be haunted by, talk about. words that express "higher" meanings. When?? i guess no more,,,when will female performers come out with beautiful feminine attire, leaving us to our imaginations When? if it was that way before it can be that way again, voices like Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Anita Baker, trained sounding voices from the heart, and dressed, not half naked. maybe they weren't as egocentric and greedy, maybe they respected art and expression. yes, sex sells,,,it's called prostitution!,,,,,,pornography has it's place and now it's spread into the mainstream of the music entertainment world, and it's called "art", expression"....... The human body has to release itself of its waste and that is the "expression" of itself. is it art? the way the world is, someone will think of something! AMEN

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I hate Beyonce because she is jealous of Kim Kardashian.Kim tried so much to be nice but Beyonce is just a BITCH!Do you want to know why Beyonce is jealous of Kim here's why because baby North is way cuter than Ivy,because Kim is Prettier than Beyonce,and because Kanye is better looking than Jay-Z.Beyonce cant even sing.I dont care that Kim has a sex tape because Beyonce probably had sex with more guys and girls than all celeberties combined. Go to hell BITCHY BEYONCE!

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Paulee Elliott

I cannot understand all the plastic surgeries she's had. You can tell from one year to the next. Check out he high school pics. You would not believe that it is her. I used to like her a lot...but she is getting whiter & more blonde. What's up with that. I do not think she is role model or an icon. She's sending out the wrong message to young black women. Beyoncé is one plastic person. I really laughed when she cut her hair. The following day it was long. She is fake all the way around.

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Margaret Edwards

I do not understand why Beyonce is getting "whiter" It seems that this would send the message to young Black girls that being black is not good. She is an idol, a role model. I can understand Michael Jackson because of all his emotional problems. But I am losing respect for Beyonce.

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Hello Beyonce, I hope you get a chance to read all thepositive comments people are giving you. Stay humble.Always put God first in your life. Don't forget whereyou came from. Fame can be fleeting at time rememberif you lost every material possesion you owed. What would you do? I donot want that for you at all. You deserve all that you have worked for. What I am trying to say you would still have God. Find favor in him always. Lean on him for everything. People will leaveyou he will not. You are a very talented lady. I am very proud of you because you are from Texas like me.Much continued success. I hope you marry the man of your dreams when the time is right. If you want the critics to take your music seriously, get away fromthe pop songs and dig deeper into your soul let your true fans like me see a little more of you. God Blessings for you and your family. timmsangel dreams

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I was so touched by your song RING ALARM.At first i could not understand the words but my daughter told me. I actually was so touched because i felt you were talking about me you were talking of a woman who have tolerated a man who is cheating on her after she worked so hard and you are saYing enough is enough.I tell you beyonce i cried as you did on the video but one good thing which come of it i became so strong at my heart.MY ADVICE TO YOU IF THAT HAS HAPPENED TO YOU BEYONCE BE STRONG and do not give up remember YOU A SURVIVOR DO NOT GIVE up.I do see you as a good wife and mother.Remember to watch wife swap and supper nanny you wil learn a lot. Also remember a success marriage come with a laughter avoid arguments trust your men do not listen to gossip.Also men love to be respected.Remember men are like chidren make him jealousy. My daughter admires i pray to god tha we will meet you one day its my dream.

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COME ON BEYONCE YOU ARE MY IDOL WHEN IS YOUR BIG DAY I MEAN YOUR WEDDING DAY. I CAN NOT WAIT . I AM From ZIMBABWE BUT LIVE IN THE UK. I WILL SOON BE MOVING TO TEXAS HOPEFULLY I WILL BE ABLE TO SHOP FROM THE HOUSE OF DEREON THEN I WILL SEE HER .you are a decent girl hopefully jay z will remain faithful to you. In any case you guys you have enough to retire and live in luxury life.please sent me invitation i just want to be the only african at your wedding.

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beyonce is the kind of person i would love to be she is so talented and beautyful i also wish my body looks just like her's when ever i need to loos whight i put a picture of beyonce up to give me strenght and well power.

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