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Beyonce Name: Beyonce Giselle Knowles
Stage name: Beyonce
Birth place: Houston, Texas, United States
Birth date: September 4, 1981
Parents: Mathew Knowles and Tina Knowles
Brothers/sisters: She has a younger sister, Solange
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: Afro-American
Genres: R&B, pop, soul, dance-pop
Occupation: Singer-songwriter, record producer, actress, dancer, choreographer, model, video director

Biography and Career :

Beyonce (full name Beyonce Giselle Knowles) was born on September 4, 1981 in Houston, Texas, United States. She is a very famous R&B singer-songwriter and also a record producer and actress who first rose to fame as the lead singer of Destiny's Child girl band.

Beyonce's praised for her wildly inventive presentations in music and film, and respected for her down-to-earth persona.

With her grace, beauty, charm, and gift for entertaining, Beyonce has become a star and an American icon.

Born in Houston in the fall of 1981, Beyonce started performing at age seven. From dance classes to singing in the church choir, Beyonce was a natural.

Beyonce and cousin Kelly Rowland met Latavia Roberson during this time,and the trio formed a group with Letoya Luckett. Mathew Knowles, Beyonce's father and Rowland's legal guardian, signed on to be the girls' manager. This situation would ultimately lead to the formation of one of the greatest female R&B groups of all time - Destiny's Child.

Destiny's Child made its debut 1990 and within ten years, the vocal act had experienced personal and political highs and lows that fueled the group's desire to make it big. Destiny's Child sold 33 million albums worldwide by 2002 and earned a slew of Grammys and additional music awards. "Jumpin' Jumpin'," "Bills, Bills, Bills," "Say My Name," and "Survivor" were smash hits, and the group appeared unstoppable.

In 2001, Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams allowed themselves a break from the singing group and tried their hands at individual solo careers. Before landing several movie roles,

Beyonce became the first African-American female artist and second woman ever to win the annual ASCAP Pop Songwriter of the Year Award. An appearance in the MTV drama Carmen: A Hip Hopera quickly followed, but it was her role as Foxxy Cleopatra in Austin Powers in Goldmember in 2002 that eventually moved Beyonce from the stage to the screen.

Beyonce's first single, "Work It Out," coincided with the release of the Mike Myers comedy and cemented Knowles' celebrity status. A guest spot on Jay-Z's "'03 Bonnie & Clyde" was equally popular when it appeared in October.

In 2003, Beyonce shed her last name and rejoined Jay-Z for her proper debut single, the funkadelic "Crazy in Love," as the press and fans christened her a bona fide star. Beyonce's debut album, Dangerously in Love, which appeared in June 2003, featured collaborations with Sean Paul, Missy Elliott, and OutKast's Big Boi.

Why we like Beyonce?

Beyonce is a beautiful and talented woman. She was able to succeed in a musical and even cinematographic career. Unlike many other famous and rich people, Beyonce chosen to help people that need help. She is doing a lot of charity work and she is involved in many humanitarian programs.

Why is Beyonce famous?

Beyonce is a famous singer. She managed to enter in the history of music after she won 6 Grammy Awards in one night. According to Forbes Magazine, Beyonce is number one in top Best-Paid Celebrities Under 30 with over $87 million dollars income.

Discography :

Destiny's Child studio albums:
1998: Destiny's Child
1999: The Writings On The Wall
2001: Survivor
2004: Destiny Fulfilled

Knowles studio albums:
2003: Dangerously in Love
2006: B'Day

Filmography :

- Obsessed (2009) (Pre-production)
- Cadillac Records (2008) (Filming)
- Dreamgirls (2006)
- The Pink Panther (2006)
- Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) (song "Crazy in Love")
- Taxi (2004/I) (song "Crazy")
- White Chicks (2004) (song "Crazy In Love")
- Soul Plane (2004) (song "Survivor")
- The 46th Annual Grammy Awards (2004) (TV) (song "Crazy in Love") (song "Dangerously in Love, Part II")
- MTV Europe Music Awards 2003 (2003) (TV) (song "Baby Boy")
- The Fighting Temptations (2003)
- Bad Boys II (2003) (song "Keep Giving Your Love To Me") (as B. Knowles)
- Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat (2002) (song "Survivor")
- The Master of Disguise (2002) (song "Happy Face")
- Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) (song "Work It Out")
- Charlie's Angels (2000) (songs "Independent Women Part 1", "Dot")
- Romeo Must Die (2000) (song "Perfect Man")

Video releases

- Live at Wembley (2004)
- BET Presents Beyonce (2006)
- Beyonce The Ultimate Performer (2006)
- B'Day Anthology Video Album (2007)
- The Beyonce Experience Live (2007)
- I Am... Yours: An Intimate Performance at Wynn Las Vegas (2009)
Beyonce Articles
A Short Biography Of Beyonce
Beyonce And Her Charity Work
Beyonce Image
Beyonce During Destiny Child Era

Beyonce News
Joe Jackson Attends BET Awards (June 29, 2009)
Beyonce Allows Taylor Swift To Finish Her Speech (September 14, 2009)
Shakira is Recording and Performing in Spanish (February 09, 2010)
Beyonce Is The New Official Face Of Fashion for Haiti T-shirt Line (February 25, 2010)
Top Earning Couple In 2009: Beyonce and Jay-Z (February 25, 2010)
Beyonce YouTube Page Has Been Blocked by Sony (March 30, 2010)
Gossip Blogger Impregnated Beyonce (March 31, 2010)
Alicia Keys and Chris Brown - honored at the BET Awards (July 12, 2010)
Beyonce was in great danger (July 26, 2010)
U2 - the most profitable band of the year (August 12, 2010)
Beyonce love Sundays! (September 23, 2010)
Beyonce is messy (October 06, 2010)

Beyonce Lists
Top 5 Beyonce Awards and Nominations (February 25, 2010)
Top 10 Beyonce Pictures (February 25, 2010)
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Beyonce Videos
The Mrs. Carter Show, Detroit Dedication


Tags: 1981, houston, texas, singer, songwriter, actress, kelly rowland, jay-z

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Category: Musicians  - ( Musicians Archive)

Date Added: 02 August '13

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