Biography

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles, born on September 4, 1981, often known simply as Beyoncé, is an American R&B and pop recording artist, actress and fashion model.

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she enrolled in various performing arts schools and was first exposed to singing and dancing competitions as a child. Knowles rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the R&B girl group Destiny's Child, one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. During the hiatus of Destiny's Child, Knowles released her debut solo album Dangerously in Love (2003), which spawned the number one hits "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy" and became one of the most successful albums of that year, earning her a then record-tying five Grammy Awards.

Following the group's disbandment in 2005, Knowles released B'Day in 2006. It debuted at number one on the Billboard charts and included the hits "Déjà Vu", "Irreplaceable" and "Beautiful Liar". Her third solo album I Am... Sasha Fierce, released in November 2008, included the anthemic "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)". The album and its singles earned her six Grammy Awards, breaking the record for most Grammy Awards won by a female artist in one night. Knowles is one of the most honored artists by the Grammys with 16 awards—13 as a solo artist and three as a member of Destiny's Child.

Knowles began her acting career in 2001, appearing in the musical film Carmen: A Hip Hopera. In 2006, she starred in the lead role in the film adaptation of the 1981 Broadway musical Dreamgirls, for which she earned two Golden Globe nominations. Knowles launched her family's fashion line, House of Deréon, in 2004, and has endorsed such brands as Pepsi, Tommy Hilfiger, Armani and L'Oréal.

In 2010, Forbes ranked Knowles at number two on its list of the 100 Most Powerful and Influential Celebrities in the world; she was also listed as the most powerful and influential musician in the world. Time also included Knowles on its list of the "100 Most Influential People in the World". Knowles has attained five Hot 100 number one singles as a solo performer and four with Destiny's Child, and as a solo artist, has sold over 35 million albums and singles in the U.S.; according to Sony, her total record sales, when combined with the group, have surpassed 100 million. On December 11, 2009, Billboard listed Knowles as the most successful female artist of the 2000s decade and the top Radio Artist of the decade. In February 2010, the RIAA listed her as the top certified artist of the decade.

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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles, born on September 4, 1981, often known simply as Beyoncé, is an American R&B and pop recording artist, actress and fashion model.

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she enrolled in various performing arts schools and was first exposed to singing and dancing competitions as a child. Knowles rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the R&B girl group Destiny's Child, one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. During the hiatus of Destiny's Child, Knowles released her debut solo album Dangerously in Love (2003), which spawned the number one hits "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy" and became one of the most successful albums of that year, earning her a then record-tying five Grammy Awards.

Following the group's disbandment in 2005, Knowles released B'Day in 2006. It debuted at number one on the Billboard charts and included the hits "Déjà Vu", "Irreplaceable" and "Beautiful Liar". Her third solo album I Am... Sasha Fierce, released in November 2008, included the anthemic "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)". The album and its singles earned her six Grammy Awards, breaking the record for most Grammy Awards won by a female artist in one night. Knowles is one of the most honored artists by the Grammys with 16 awards—13 as a solo artist and three as a member of Destiny's Child.

Knowles began her acting career in 2001, appearing in the musical film Carmen: A Hip Hopera. In 2006, she starred in the lead role in the film adaptation of the 1981 Broadway musical Dreamgirls, for which she earned two Golden Globe nominations. Knowles launched her family's fashion line, House of Deréon, in 2004, and has endorsed such brands as Pepsi, Tommy Hilfiger, Armani and L'Oréal.

In 2010, Forbes ranked Knowles at number two on its list of the 100 Most Powerful and Influential Celebrities in the world; she was also listed as the most powerful and influential musician in the world. Time also included Knowles on its list of the "100 Most Influential People in the World". Knowles has attained five Hot 100 number one singles as a solo performer and four with Destiny's Child, and as a solo artist, has sold over 35 million albums and singles in the U.S.; according to Sony, her total record sales, when combined with the group, have surpassed 100 million. On December 11, 2009, Billboard listed Knowles as the most successful female artist of the 2000s decade and the top Radio Artist of the decade. In February 2010, the RIAA listed her as the top certified artist of the decade.

Personal Info

Gender Female

Known Credits 61

Birthday 1981-09-04

Place of Birth Houston, Texas, United States

Official Site http://www.beyonce.com/

Also Known As

  • Bey
  • Sasha Fierce
  • Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
  • Destiny's Child

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Lemonade
2016 Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show
2016 NFL Superbowl 50
2015 Lip Sync Battle(1 episode) as Herself
2014 On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z as Herself
2014 Beyoncé - Mrs Carter Show Tour HBO as Herself
2013 Beyonce as Herself
2013 Beyonce Live in Atlantic City as Herself
2013 Beyoncé: Live in Rock in Rio 2013 as Singer
2013 Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream as Herself
2013 Epic as Queen Tara (voice)
2013 Beyoncé: Baby and Beyond
2012 Jay-Z Live In Brooklyn as Self
2012 Lady Gaga: On the Edge as Herself
2012 Oprah's Next Chapter(1 episode)
2011 A Night with Beyonce as Herself
2011 Beyoncé: Live At Roseland - Elements Of 4 as Herself (as Beyoncé)
2011 Beyoncé: Live at Glastonbury 2011 as Herself
2010 Beyoncé: I Am... World Tour as Herself
2010 Hope for Haiti as Herself
2009 Beyoncé: I Am... Yours as Herself
2009 DJ Juice - The King is Back Mixtape Blend Dvd Vol. 70
2009 Mistarello Presents: Hard Body Blends Volume 4
2009 Obsessed as Sharon Charles
2008 Cadillac Records as Etta James
2007 Beyoncé: The Beyoncé Experience Live as herself
2007 This Is David Gest(1 episode)
2007 Beyoncé: B'Day Anthology Video Album as Beyoncé Knowles
2006 Dreamgirls as Deena Jones
2006 Beyoncé: The Ultimate Performer as Herself
2006 Jay Z: Live at the Royal Albert Hall as Herself
2006 Destiny's Child: Live in Atlanta as herself
2006 The Pink Panther as Xania
2005 Live 8 as Herself
2005 The Tyra Banks Show(1 episode)
2004 Fade to Black as Herself
2004 The X Factor(2 episodes)
2003 Michael Jackson: Number Ones as Self
2003 The Fighting Temptations as Lilly
2003 All of Us(1 episode)
2003 The Sharon Osbourne Show(1 episode)
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(1 episode)
2003 Destiny's Child: World Tour as Herself
2003 Punk'd(1 episode) as Herself
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode)
2002 The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2002 as Beyoncé Knowles
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember as Foxxy Cleopatra
2001 Carmen: A Hip Hopera as Carmen Brown
1999 The Early Show(3 episodes)
1999 Rove(1 episode)
1997 The View(5 episodes)
1993 GMTV(1 episode)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(2 episodes)
1988 This Morning(1 episode)
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(3 episodes)
1964 Top of the Pops(1 episode)
1959 The Grammys(3 episodes)
1953 The Academy Awards(1 episode)
1952 Today(2 episodes)
1900 The Women Concert For Change
1900 Hand In Hand: A Benefit For Hurricane Relief as Herself

Production

2016 LemonadeExecutive Producer
2013 Beyoncé: Life Is But a DreamExecutive Producer
2009 ObsessedProducer
2008 Cadillac RecordsExecutive Producer

Directing

2016 LemonadeDirector
2013 Beyoncé: Life Is But a DreamDirector

Writing

2016 LemonadeWriter
2013 Beyoncé: Life Is But a DreamWriter

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