Beyoncé Knowles Biography, Birthday, Childhood, Award, Marriage, Children


Beyoncé Knowles is a Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum music artist known for her electrifying vocals, videos, and live performances.
Beyoncé Knowles: Who Is She?

Beyoncé Knowles rose to prominence as the main vocalist of Destiny's Child, an R&B group.
With her debut album Dangerously in Love, she launched a solo career and became one of music's best-selling artists, with sold-out shows all over the world.

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Beyoncé's Childhood Giselle Knowles was born in Houston, Texas, on September 4, 1981. She began singing at a young age, competing in local talent competitions and winning a number of them by wowing audiences with her singing and dancing skills.

Destiny's Child

Knowles created an all-female singing trio with her cousin Kelly Rowland and two classmates.
Matthew Knowles, her father, was the band's manager.
Before signing a record deal with Columbia Records in 1997, the band went through a few name and line-up changes. With the release of their first, self-titled album, Destiny's Child quickly became one of the most popular R&B artists.

Gaining momentum, the group scored its first No. 1 single on the pop charts with "Bills, Bills, Bills," off their second album. The recording also featured another smash hit, "Say My Name."


While enjoying the popularity of her band, Knowles began working on new projects.
Carmen: A Hip Hopera, in which she starred, was her acting debut in 2001.
The next year, she co-starred with Mike Myers in the Austin Powers spy comedy Goldmember.


Career as an individual

On the musical front, Knowles debuted as a solo artist in 2003 with the release of her first album, Dangerously in Love. Both commercially and critically, the album was a big success for her.
It received five Grammy Awards and sold millions of copies.
Knowles collaborated with a variety of artists on the album, including Missy Elliott, Sean Paul, and Jay-Z. Around this time, she was thought to be dating Jay Z, although the two did not publicly confirm their connection.


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Destiny's Child's final studio album, Destiny Fulfilled, was released in 2004 and the group formally disbanded the following year.

Knowles continued to be a huge hit on her own. B'Day, her second studio album, was released in 2006 and includes singles like "Irreplaceable" and "Deja Vu."
She starred in Dreamgirls alongside Jennifer Hudson, Jaime Foxx, and Eddie Murphy on the big screen.
The popular Broadway musical of the same name inspired the film.

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Marriage to Jay-Z

Knowles married Jay-Z, the musician and music entrepreneur, in a tiny, private ceremony in New York City in 2008.
Knowles' mother, Tina Knowles; father, Matthew; sister, Solange; Destiny's Child members Rowland and Michelle Williams; and friend Gwyneth Paltrow were among the attendees for the wedding.


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The newlywed kept working as hard as she could to promote her latest album, I am... Sasha Fierce (2008).
"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" and "If I Were a Boy" were two of the album's biggest singles.
In the same year, she returned to the big screen in Cadillac Records, playing R&B legend Etta James. At President Barack Obama's inaugural ball the following January, Knowles performed "At Last," James' signature song, for President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.

In addition to acting and performing, Knowles co-founded the House of Dereon apparel line with her mother.
In 2010, she also released her own fragrance, Heat. Knowles has worked as a spokesperson and model for a number of other companies, including L'Oreal and Tommy Hilfiger.

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After delivering a private concert for Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi on New Year's Eve in 2010, Knowles came under fire.
Her money from the event was eventually donated to Haitian earthquake victims.

According to some reports, Knowles said that her father had been responsible for arranging the Libyan concert. She decided to drop her father as her manager in March 2011. Later that year, Knowles reached the top of the album charts with her latest solo release, 4.

Knowles made news in January 2013 with her performance at President Barack Obama's second inauguration in Washington, D.C.
She was chastised after it was revealed that she had pre-recorded a version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and lip-synced to her own track during the outdoor event.
Despite widespread coverage in the media, Knowles remained silent in the days following the incident.


Knowles sang the song live at a press conference not long after, just before her participation at Super Bowl XLVII. She explained to reporters that she had used a "backing track" at the inauguration, adding that she would "absolutely be singing live" at the NFL's biggest event of the year, according to The Huffington Post.

Indeed, at the Super Bowl on February 3, 2013, Knowles more than made up for her public humiliation.
She ascended the stage during the event's halftime show and stunned the crowd, with former Destiny's Child bandmates Rowland and Williams joining her for sections of her performance.
Knowles also revealed that she will embark on her next major tour in the spring of 2013.

Awards, Accolades and Surprise Album


Knowles took home six awards at the 2010 Grammy Awards, the most by a female artist in a single night. Adele, a pop/soul musician, matched her record two years later.
She also matched for the most number one hits on Billboard's Pop Songs chart, which is based on radio airplay, in 2010. She was named to Forbes' Top 10 list of highest-paid women in the entertainment industry in 2011.
Knowles had won 16 Grammy Awards by the year 2013.

On December 13, 2013, Knowles released her fifth studio album, self-titled Beyoncé, which set new records. No promotion for the album had been disclosed before to its release, which astonished both fans and critics. The album, which Knowles dubbed a "visual album," was first available only on iTunes, with actual discs becoming available after December 18.  
Over 800,000 copies of the record-breaking album were sold in the first weekend after its release.

The compilation was also Knowles' fifth studio album to debut at No. 1, making her the first woman to achieve No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her first five albums, making it the fastest-selling album ever released by iTunes.
In 2014, she released the Platinum Edition of the album, which went on to win three more Grammys the following year, including Best R&B Performance for "Drunk in Love."

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Second Super Bowl and 'Lemonade'


Knowles returned to the Super Bowl stage in February 2016, getting excellent reviews for her performance. This time, she shared the stage alongside Coldplay's Bruno Mars and Chris Martin, promoting her new single "Formation" and announcing a world tour. The song, video, and halftime show drew a lot of attention because of its politicized lyrics and imagery, which touched on everything from Black power to Hurricane Katrina.

Lemonade, an hour-long Knowles conceptual film that featured tunes from the album of the same name, was released just two months later.
The singer was shown hurting from her partner's romantic and sexual betrayal in the cable special, while also recognizing the power found in African American women's communities.
Serena Williams, a tennis star, and Quvenzhané Wallis, a teenage actress, also starred in the New Orleans-based project, which was directed by a number of different people and includes poetry by Warsan Shire.

Lemonade was initially only available on Tidal, Knowles' husband Jay-online Z's streaming service, before later becoming available on iTunes and Amazon, along with the accompanying film.
Jack White, The Weeknd, James Blake, and Kendrick Lamar were among the musical contributors to the project, which soon gained praise.
Lemonade launched at No. 1, making Beyoncé the only artist in history to have all six of her studio albums chart at No. 1 on Billboard.

A pregnant Knowles gave a surprise performance at the Grammy Awards in February 2017, singing songs from Lemonade in front of a swirling extravaganza of lights, holograms, and backup dancers.
Despite losing the Grammy for Album of the Year to Adele, she did win two other awards: Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Music Video.

Coachella, OTR II and 'Everything Is Love'

In March 2018, reports surfaced that Knowles was working on new music and preparing to hit the road with Jay-Z. Following a false alarm in which a tour announcement appeared and quickly disappeared from her Facebook page, the power couple officially announced that their On the Run II (or OTR II) Tour would kick off in Cardiff, Wales, on June 6.

One year after she canceled a planned appearance at Coachella because of her pregnancy, Knowles took the stage for an eagerly anticipated performance at the April 2018 music festival. The first Black woman to headline the event, Knowles wowed attendees and critics alike with her top-shelf singing and choreography, delivering favorites like "Crazy In Love" and a rendition of the civil rights anthem "Lift Every Voice and Sing." She was also joined during the two-hour set by hubby Jay-Z, sister Solange and her old Destiny's Child cohorts, Rowland and Williams.

In June, Knowles and Jay-Z embarked on the European leg of their 48-date tour. While they lived up to expectations with their theatrics and swagger, the couple also surprised fans with the release of their joint album, Everything Is Love, following a London show on June 16. Initially available for streaming only on the Jay-Z-owned Tidal, the nine-track album was accompanied by a video for the track "Apes**t," which featured the couple and their dancers gallivanting around some of the world's most famous artworks at the Louvre in Paris.
'Homecoming,' 'The Lion King,' 'Black Parade' and 'Black is King'


On April 17, 2019, Knowles released a documentary about her Coachella performance, Homecoming, and a surprise companion album which included 40 live tracks.

July brought the premiere of The Lion King, which featured Knowles as Nala, the childhood friend turned love interest of the titular character, played by Donald Glover. The singer also curated and produced a companion album for the production, titled The Lion King: The Gift, and released the single "Spirit" around the time of the film's release.

In April 2020, Knowles surfaced on a remix of rapper Megan Thee Stallion's "Savage," with proceeds going to coronavirus relief efforts in their shared hometown of Houston.

In June 2020, Knowles surprised fans by releasing the song "Black Parade," in honor of Juneteenth. The song was nominated for four 2021 Grammy Awards and won for Best R&B song. Knowles also made history at the 2021 Grammys by breaking the record for the most wins ever by a female artist with 28 total wins during her career.

In July 2020, Knowles directed, wrote and executive produced the visual album Black is King, which "reimagines the lessons of The Lion King for today's young king and queens in search of their own crowns."

Children

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Following years of pregnancy rumors, Knowles and Jay-Z went public with the news of their impending new arrival in 2011, the mom-to-be showing off her growing baby bump at the MTV Video Music Awards that August.

Knowles and Jay-Z welcomed a baby daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, on January 7, 2012. The couple spared no expense to maintain their privacy during this special time, renting out a floor of New York's Lenox Hill Hospital.

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In February 2017, Knowles announced on Instagram that she and Jay-Z were expecting twins. Later, the iconic shot was revealed to be the year's most-liked Instagram post, with 11.1 million fans offering their approval.

In June 2017, they welcomed twins, a boy and a girl. Despite the fact that the couple did not immediately confirm the twins' birth or names, People magazine stated that they had filed trademark documents for the names Sir and Rumi with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Knowles made it official on July 14 in the early morning hours, posting a photo of herself holding her one-month-old twins.
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