Beyonce Knowles

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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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HBO's "On The Run" Special Has Us Teary-Eyed And Loving Everything About The Carter Family

22nd September 2014 -

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Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. Beyonce and Jay Z’s On The Run special on HBO was everything we wanted it to be and more. The two-hour special was recorded during the final nights of Jay...

Jay-Z Hints Beyonce Is Pregnant With Their Second Child?

14th September 2014 -

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Jay-Z set the rumour mill working overtime when he appeared to slightly alter the lyrics to 'Beach is Better' whilst performing in Paris on Friday (12th September). The alteration has led many to believe Beyoncé...

Beyonce and Nicki Minaj Team Up For Flawless Performance In Paris

13th September 2014 -

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Beyonce gave fans at her Paris concert an extra special treat on Friday night when rapper Nicki Minaj joined her on stage for a rendition of their duet ‘Flawless’. The performance marked the first...

Beyonce Shares Backstage Video From MTV VMAs Featuring An Appearance From Blue Ivy

7th September 2014 -

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Beyonce has treated fans to a special look at just what went into making her MTV VMAs performance so spectacular by sharing a backstage video. In the four minute clip, the highs and lows of...

So, How Did the Queen of Pop Spend Her Birthday?

6th September 2014 -

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When you're Beyonce, a Tesco's Finest cake and bottle of Cava just won't cut it when it comes to birthday celebrations. It has to be something special, especially after blowing the world away at the...

Demi Lovato Swings And Misses With Body Positive Comment (But She's Still Really Cool)

1st September 2014 -

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Too often it seems like we get only examples of girl hate in media, but Demi Lovato is generally one to spread positivity and support for her fellow female celebs. Miss Lovato did not disappoint...

Beyonce's Father, Matthew Knowles, Claims Solange/Jay-Z Elevator Fight Was Publicity Stunt

31st August 2014 -

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Everyone was talking about Jay-Z and Solange's elevator fight at the Standard Hotel after the Met Gala in May. And that was exactly what they were aiming for, claims Solange and Beyoncé's dad Matthew Knowles....

Demi Lovato Praises Beyonce & Kim Kardashian For Revolutionising Perceptions Of Beauty

31st August 2014 -

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Demi Lovato has credited Beyoncé and the Kardashians with revolutionising how we perceive beauty. The 22-year-old singer recently posted an image on Instagram showing how her figure has changed over the years and how she's...

Results For MTV VMAs See Miley Cyrus And Beyonce As The Primary Winners

25th August 2014 -

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The results for MTV's Video Music Awards are in, with a mixture of the surprising and the obvious. Perhaps the two most important awards of the night, 'Video of the Year' and the 'Michael Jackson...

The MTV Video Music Awards Line-Up Has Been Announced

21st August 2014 -

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The line-up for MTV's VMAs has been announced, and now it's time to take bets as to whether this year will serve as any less controversial than last year, following the infamous 'Miley-gate' incident. The...

Over A Year Later, Jay Z And Beyonce's Anniversary Trip To Cuba Got The "Okay" From The Treasury Dept

21st August 2014 -

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Cue the “no longer On The Run” jokes, as Beyonce and Jay Z are off the hook for their 2013 trip to Cuba. The Treasury Department’s Office of Inspector General released a nine-page report...

Taylor Swift to Perform at the VMA's

16th August 2014 -

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The 24 year old star who moved to Tenneesee aged 14 to pursue a career in country music made the announcement whilst appearing on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon'. Swift did however remain quiet...

Pop Stars You Never Knew Could Rap

12th August 2014 -

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Earlier this month, Beyonce released a remix of her track Flawless - featuring a guest spot from hip hop star Nicki Minaj.The track, which featured the two divas performing together on record for the first...

Beyonce To Receive Vanguard Award At The VMAs. But Mostly, YES, She Will Perform!

8th August 2014 -

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Umm, Beyonce will be performing at the MTV Video Music Awards... is anyone really , surprised? Bey is everywhere these days. In the wake of her surprise album last December Bey has been at every...

Beyonce and Maroon 5 To Perform at VMAs

8th August 2014 -

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Beyonce and Maroon 5 have been announced as performers at the MTV Video Music Awards at the end of this month. Whilst Beyonce is no stranger to the ceremony, this is the first time Maroon...

Beyonce And Jay Z Have A Lot Of Famous Fans [Pictures]

5th August 2014 -

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They might struggle to behave themselves in an elevator but put Beyoncé and Jay Z up on a stage in front of thousands of fans and they know exactly what to do. The power couple...

Concertgoer Sexually Assaults Woman, Bites Man's Finger At 'On The Run' Show

5th August 2014 -

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Ok, overly enthusiastic music fans everywhere need to reel it in fast, because this is getting ridiculous. A man reportedly had his finger bitten at Beyonce and Jay Z’s On The Run gig in at...

Cool Thing Of The Week: Beyonce Shuts Down Tabloids With "Flawless" Remix, Nicki Minaj Drops "Anaconda"

4th August 2014 -

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No, Beyonce will not tallk about the Solange/Jay Z elevator video anymore. But being Beyonce, she’ll shut it down in the most epic way possible – with a line in her surprise remix of Flawless...

Beyonce And Nicki Minaj Link Up To Make All Our Dreams Come True With "Flawless" Remix

3rd August 2014 -

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Beyonce and Nicki Minaj have decided to basically make all our female-driven hip hop music dreams come true and collaborated on a Remix of Flawless (all capitals were necessary). As a personal note, please never...

Has The Real Reason Behind Why Beyoncé & Jay-Z Missed Kim And Kanye's Wedding Been Revealed?

29th July 2014 -

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Since Kim Kardashian and Kanye West tied the knot back in May, many people have speculated as to why the groom's good friend, and frequent collaborator, Jay-Z and his wife Beyoncé missed the ceremony, which...

Beyonce Fends Off Divorce Rumours With Cute Instagram Snap

23rd July 2014 -

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Rumours that a seperation is imminent have plagued the music power couple for months, ever since that night at the Met Costume Gala when Beyonce's little sister Solange attacked her brother-in-law in a lift. Even...

Despite Being Re-Cast, Charlie Hunnam Is Still Rooting For "Fifty Shades Of Grey"

21st July 2014 -

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In case you’re not interested in Fifty Shades of Grey news, look away now. Actually, you may want to disconnect from the internet for the next week or so. Between Beyonce’s recent Instagram teaser and...

Beyonce, Iggy Azalea and Eminem Lead the Way in VMA Nominations

20th July 2014 -

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The nominations have been announced for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, and no one is surprised that Beyonce is a front runner with a staggering eight nominations for various videos from her fifth album,...

Check Out Some Of Beyonce's Outfits Set For Her Hall Of Fame Exhibition [Pictures]

20th July 2014 -

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Beyoncé may not be eligible for enrolment into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but the museum's curator certainly thinks she deserves to be. The 32-year-old is being honoured at the Cleveland, Ohio based...

Beyoncé Will Debut Fashion Exhibit At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

19th July 2014 -

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Beyoncé's wardrobe will soon be available for your viewing pleasure.Several outfits that the 32 year-old has performed in will go on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum even though she...

Beyoncé "Honoured & Humbled" By Hall Of Fame Exhibition

18th July 2014 -

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Beyoncé's fabulous collection of stage outfits in addition to some of her red carpet looks will be the focus of a new exhibition hosted at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum. Beyonce's 'Single...

Beyonce And Jay Z Were Right At Home At The MetLife Stadium

13th July 2014 -

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Yes, hello, it’s still 2014 and Beyonce and Jay Z are still ruling over us all. On Friday night, they took over the MetLife Stadiun in New York for another unforgettable gig. The reviews and...

Beyonce And Jay Z's World Tour French Show To Be Broadcast By HBO

11th July 2014 -

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Feeling glum because you didn't manage to get tickets to see Beyoncé and Jay Z present their "On The Run" world tour? Well, worry not: HBO will be bringing the couple's eagerly anticipated live shows...

Jay Z And Beyonce To Stick Around Post-Tour With "On The Run" HBO Special

11th July 2014 -

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What’s an arena tour without a documentary to commemorate it? Beyonce and Jay Z are making sure to stay anchored in the public eye long after their current run ends, by recording a TV special...

Paul McCartney: Just One in a Long List of Celebs Who Love a Good Proposal

11th July 2014 -

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Paul McCartney made two fans’ dreams come true at a recent concert in New York by pulling them both up on stage and stopping the show for a wedding proposal.Paul McCartney is cleary a sucker...

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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.

8 months 2 weeks ago
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Anthony Snape

I LOVE Beyonce BLUE http://youtu.be/jfFLQuJKYT4

9 months 1 week ago
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ShyraShey

No matter what is said, it is always known that there has never ever been anyone like Beyonce'. No one will ever be able to do what she does. She is just overall an amazing person. Inside and out, she has proven that she is a wonderful person who is just extremely blessed and talented. She shows that NO ONE can take that away from her.

7 years 11 months ago
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timmsangel

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

7 years 8 months ago
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nyaradzo

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.

8 years 2 weeks ago
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nyaradzo

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.

8 years 2 weeks ago
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b-dazzle

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.

6 years 1 month ago
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hello just to say I LIKE U BE YOU ARE MY IDOL n u are the best artist of the planet.so am in afica and also here your song influence a lot people.please continue and god bless you.please if u are fans like me please if u have pictures of beyonce just send it in my email: ghislainkapche@yahoo.frthanks for all

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