Beyoncé Knowles's Biography

Beyoncé Beyoncé

Beyoncé Knowles

About

  • Born
    04 September 1981
  • Died
  • Sex
    Male
  • Nationality
    American
  • Citizen
    USA

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is a world known singer, who is especially known as Beyoncé. She was born on 4 September 1981 in Houston, Texas. She has been involved in dance and vocals since an early age. She has a sister named Solange. Her father, Mathew Knowles is a well-known American producer, and mother, Tina Knowles is a hairdresser. She attended St. Mary’s Elementary School. Her talent for vocals was revealed by a dance teacher.

Beyoncé's first victory

As a child, she was very reserved and shy. But despite this, at the age of six, she won a school talent contest. She sang John Lennon’s famous song “Imagine” and amazed everyone with her performance. After that, she began to actively participate in many music competitions.

In 1990 she moved to Parker Elementary School and also attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts before moving on to the Alief Elsik High School. In 1990, Beyoncé took part in a casting for a teenage pop group. As a result, she and the other five girls were selected and combined into a project called Girls Tyme. According to some reports, the initiator of the creation of the group was the father of Beyoncé. The group took part in different contests. The group also participated in the famous American television talent show “Star Search”, but they did not win. According to Beyonce the reason was the unsuccessful song. After that Beyonce's father decided to get involved in group affairs. In the group remained four members. Beyoncé's father renamed the group's name to Destiny’s Child. In 1997, they were able to enter into a contract with the recording studio Columbia Records. In 1998, Destiny’s Child released their debut self-titled album Destiny’s Child. The group’s second album, The Writing’s on the Wall, brought serious success. The best songs of this collection are “Bills, Bills, Bills” and “Jumpin ’Jumpin’”. These tracks received a Grammy. As a result, these songs made the group members mega-popular. Two members left the group, because they had some financial problems with manager of group. They accused Father Beyoncé of unfairly sharing income. According to them, he gave most of the fees to Beyoncé and her friend Kelly. The real financial frauds of Father Beyonce became known much later, in 2011, when she dismissed him from the position of manager and said that for a long time he was taking significant amounts of her fees.

 As a result, three participants remain in the group. The new group released several albums: “Survivor” of 2001, “8 Days of Christmas”. But the previous successes the group could not repeat and Beyoncé wanted to start a solo career. In 2002, she played a role in the film “Austin Powers in Goldmember”. She also sang the soundtrack of this film. At the end of 2004, the group gathered again to record the album "Destiny Fulfilled", sales of which reached 500 thousand copies in the first week. The girls went on tour in support of the new album, and during a concert in Barcelona, in front of an audience of 16,000, they announced the band's breakup. In March 2006, Destiny Child "posthumously" received their own star on the "Walk of Fame" as the best-selling female group of all time.

Beyonce's First Solo Album

In the summer of 2003, Beyonce Knowles released her first solo album, “Dangerously In Love”. The album became four times platinum by August 2004. This record brought Beyonce 5 Grammys at once. Furor produced the single “Crazy In Love”, sung by a duet with rapper Jay-Z and topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 months, and “Signs” featuring Missy Elliott. The track "Crazy in Love" for more than 2 months held a leading position in local American charts. The song "Baby Boy" was also an album hit.

In 2004, she launched her own clothing line, House of Dereon. She has also starred in commercials for Pepsi, Tommy Hilfiger and L'Oreal. The second album of the singer “B’Day” was released in 2006. It included the track “Beautiful Liar”, which Beyoncé recorded with another popular singer Shakira. The album took the first line in the Billboard 200. This album included the hits "Déjà Vu" and "Irreplaceable". This album received one Grammy figurine. In 2006, she starred in the comedy film “Pink Panther”. 2008 was marked by the release of Beyoncé's third album, “I Am ... Sasha Fierce”. In parallel with the recording of this disc, she participated in the filming of the film "Cadillac Records". Hits of the album: “Were a Boy” and “Single Ladies”. The song from this album “Halo” took 5th place on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 2008, she also married singer Jay-Z. They began dating since 2002, although there were rumors about this relationship, but they kept them secret. In 2005, rumors began to spread about the couple’s wedding. Then Beyoncé stated that she and Jay-Z were not even engaged. On April 4, 2008 Knowles and Jay-Z got married in New York. This became known to the public on April 22, 2008.

In 2009, Beyoncé took first place in the list of the richest celebrities under the age of 30 according to Forbes magazine. In 2009, Beyoncé was named “Woman of the Year” by the influential music magazine Billboard. Knowles received three awards at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, including the most prestigious award in the category “Clip of the Year” for “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”. In 2009, Beyoncé starred in the movie “Obsessed”. Her heroine had to fight for family happiness with a strong and powerful rival. She embarked on the ‘I Am… World Tour’ in March 2009 which consisted of 108 shows.

Scandal over “Single Ladies” clip

In 2009, Beyoncé was nominated for the “Best Female Video” nomination. However, Taylor Swift received the award. When Swift went for the award, rapper Kanye West took her microphone and said that the victory belongs to Beyoncé, and also called the clip “Single Ladies” the best. However, then West apologized.

At the 52nd Grammy ceremony, she won 6 awards from 10 categories.

 In 2012, GQ magazine named Beyoncé the sexiest woman of the 21st century. She took a short creative break, delighting fans with the 4th album (which was called “4”) in mid-2011. The video for the song “Run the World (Girls)” won an award in the nomination “Best Choreography”. At the MTV Video Music Awards, it became known that singer Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z are expecting their firstborn. In January 2012, Beyoncé gave birth to a daughter. In 2013, the singer presented to the public a new album “Beyoncé”. In 2013, the singer founded the BeyGOOD Foundation, which helps those in need around the world. The fund helps hurricane victims, supplies water and food to Africa, and provides grants and scholarships to girls from disadvantaged families to study at the university.

Beyoncé's “Lemonade” Was The Best Selling Album In The World In 2016

On April 23, 2016, the world heard Beyonce’s sixth album, “Lemonade”. However, if the clips were featured separately in the previous album, this time they combined into a complete finished story dedicated to the ups and downs in the singer’s family life. Her album “Lemonade” has been named the bestselling record of 2016. It sold 2.5 million copies worldwide. It brought in $7.7 million in publishing fees, sales, and streams in 2016.

Beyonce topped the ranking of the most generous celebrity philanthropists of 2016

The DoSomething.org portal, which records charity events, summed up the results of 2016 and compiled a list of celebrities who in 2016 were most active in charity. Beyoncé won first place in the celebrity philanthropist ranking thanks to the support of the Black Lives Matter social movement. The singer also donated money to various charitable foundations and organized a series of concerts to raise funds for charity needs.

In February 2017, Beyoncé appeared at the Grammy Awards. Beyoncé defeated her pregnancy in a speech presented in the image of the fertility goddess. On February 1, 2017 she revealed on her Instagram account that she was expecting twins. Her announcement gained over 6.3 million "likes". The twins were born at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in California. Rumi, the daughter, was born before Sir, the son.She wrote of her pregnancy and its aftermath in the September 2018 issue of Vogue, in which she had full control of the cover, shot at Hammerwood Park by photographer Tyler Mitchell. In 2018 Beyoncé and Jay-Z released a collaborative album, Everything Is Love, credited to the Carters, and it took the Grammy for best urban contemporary album. For the 2019 remake of Disney’s The Lion King, Beyoncé voiced the character of Nala and performed several songs on the soundtrack, including “Spirit,” an original song she cowrote, and a rendition of “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” She also concurrently released an album inspired by the movie, The Lion King: The Gift

In 2019, she released a new album “Homecoming: The Live Album”. The album aroused great interest among fans and music critics.

NASA criticized the song “XO”

The song begins with a six second-long sample of former NASA public affairs officer Steve Nesbitt, recorded moments after Space Shuttle Challenger disaster on January 28, 1986: "Flight controllers here looking very carefully at the situation. Obviously a major malfunction." These were the last words spoken before the disintegrating vehicle fell into the sea. The use of the sample has been criticized in the media. Former NASA astronauts and families were also dismayed and labeled the use of the sample as "insensitive". NASA issued a statement criticizing Beyonce stating that "the Challenger disaster is an important part of our story, a tragic reminder that space exploration is risky and should not be underestimated." Beyoncé herself explained that the songwriters included a passage of the report in the song as a tribute to the dead crew members and as a sign that they would never be forgotten.

Beyoncé's most popular song on YouTube

Beyoncé's most popular song on YouTube is “Halo”. According to the result of 2019 clip has 933 million views. This is a song from the album “I Am ... Sasha Fierce”. The idea of the song was to look at the usual life of Beyoncé, without makeup and celebrity attributes. The song was written by Ryan Tedder and Evan Bogart specifically for Beyoncé. Halo was nominated for a Grammy Award for Record of the Year and won the Best Female Vocal Pop Performance Award.

Jay-Z cheated on Beyoncé

Jay-Z first confessed in an interview that he was cheating on his wife Beyonce. Both spouses hinted at the situation in the lyrics of their songs. But according to him, they were able to save the marriage. Jay-Z has a “4:44” album in which he apologized to Beyoncé.

Both have acknowledged difficulty that arose in their marriage after Jay-Z had an affair.

Beyonce's performance at Coachella

Beyoncé headlined the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, performing on April 14 and 21 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Fans really liked the performance of the singer. Costumes for the singer’s performance were created by the creative director of the Balmain fashion house, Olivier Rusten. At the concert, the singer sang a duet with her husband, rapper Jay Z, and danced with her sister Solange. Destinyʼs Child also reunited at the festival, in which Beyoncé began her musical career. The trio performed some of the most popular songs, including Say My Name.

Awards and nominations

In 2011 she was awarded an honorary prize of the magazine Billboard «Artist of the Millennium". Beyoncé has earned 20 Grammy awards in her entire musical career and has 52 nominations.

In 2017, she took first place in the ranking of the highest paid musicians for 2016.

In 2018, Beyoncé took third place in the ranking of the highest paid singers in the world in 2018, published by Forbes magazine.

Personal Quotes

1.“When you love and accept yourself, when you know who really cares about you, and when you learn from your mistakes, then you stop caring about what people who don’t know you think.”

2.“Whenever I’m confused about something, I ask God to reveal the answers to my questions, and he does.”

3.“I hold a lot of things in. I’m always making sure everybody is okay. I usually don’t rage; I usually don’t curse. So for me, it’s a great thing to be able to scream and say whatever I want.”

4.“When you really don’t like a guy, they’re all over you, and as soon as you act like you like them, they’re no longer interested.”

5.“I think music is something that can, and should, be used to get you into different things because eventually what goes up must come down – we’re not going to be the number one group in the world forever – so you have to have something else to fall back on.” 

6.“My focus is my art, and that’s what I love to do. I have to be really passionate in order to do something. I’ve turned down many things that I just didn’t believe in.”

7.“We all have our imperfections. But I’m human, and you know, it’s important to concentrate on other qualities besides outer beauty.” 

8.“I wanted to sell a million records, and I sold a million records. I wanted to go platinum; and I went platinum. I’ve been working nonstop since I was 15. I don’t even know how to chill out.”

9.“For me, it’s about the way I carry myself and the way I treat other people. My relationship and how I feel about God and what He does for me, is something deeply personal. It’s where I came from, my family, I was brought up in a religious household and that’s very important to me.”

10.“I feel like you get more bees with honey. But that doesn’t mean I don’t get frustrated in my life. My way of dealing with frustration is to shut down and to think and speak logically.”

11.“I can never be safe; I always try and go against the grain. As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That’s how I’ve gotten to where I am.”

12.“I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men. And let’s face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what’s sexy. And men define what’s feminine. It’s ridiculous.”

13.“I don’t really like to call myself a brand, and I don’t like to think of myself as a brand. I’m a singer, a songwriter, a musician and a performer. And an actress, and all the other things that I do. When you add it all together, some might call it a brand, but that’s not my focus.” 

14.“The more successful I become, the more I need a man.”

15.“I always try to be myself. Ever since I was an introverted kid, I’d get on stage and be able to break out of my shell.”

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