Beyonce Biography Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter, famously known as Beyonce is an American who is a popular singer, actress, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and director. She also works little as a philanthropist and entrepreneur. She became the highest-earning Black musician in History, in the year 2014.
Born on 04 September 1981, Beyonce’s age is 39 years as of January 2021. She was born in a well-settled family from Houston, Texas, The United States. She was ranked the most powerful female in the entertainment industry in 2015 and 2017 by Forbes.
|Full Name||Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter|
|Date of Birth||04 September 1981|
|Birth Place||Houston, Texas, The United States|
|Profession||Singer, Actress, Songwriter, Record Producer, Dancer, Director, Philanthropist, and Entrepreneur|
|School||Kinder High School in Louisiana, Alief Elrik High School in Houston, Texas, and St. Mary’s Montessori School, Houston, Texas|
|Education Qualification||High School|
|Net Worth||$400 Million|
Family, Boyfriend & Relationships
Beyonce Biography Beyonce belongs to a well-settled family from Houston, Texas, United States. She is known to hold an American nationality and has her belief in the Christian religion. She also works for various charitable causes across the globe.
Her mother’s name is Tina Knowles who is an American Businesswoman and Fashion Designer of Louisiana Carole descent, with distant Chinese, Spanish, Jewish, and Indonesian ancestry while her father’s name is Mathew Knowles who is an American Record Executive, Businessman, and talent manager. Before Beyonce’s fame, her mother used to work as a Hairdresser and Salon owner while her father was a Xerox sales manager.
She has 3 siblings. Her younger half-brother from his father’s side is Nixon Knowler who is a social media personality. Beyonce’s younger sister is Solange Piaget Knowles who is an American singer and songwriter. Her other half-sister from her mother’s side is Bianca Lawson from her mother’s side who is an American actress.
Beyonce’s marital status is married. She is married to Shawn Corey Carter famously known as Jay-Z, an American rapper, record executive, songwriter, Buisnmessman, media proprietor, and a record producer. They met in the year 2002 when she was 18 and he was 30. He helped Beyonce to uplift her career. In 2008, they got married secretly in a super low key ceremony.
Beyonce is a beautiful and very hot actress and singer in the American film and television, and music industry. She is very famous for her sassy looks and charming mesmerizing personality. She looks adorable and owns very great body measurements.
Beyonce owns a very hot figure with her figure measurements measuring 34-26-38 inches approximately. She is 5 feet and 6 inches in height and her body weight is around 62 Kg. She has shiny and long dark brown hair and also very attractive dark brown colored eyes.
Beyonce started her career as a lead vocalist of the R&B group ‘’Destiny’s Child’’. She started her career alongside her childhood friend Kelly Rowland. They both were placed in a group with 3 other girls called ‘’Girl’s Tyme’. They did a talent show circuit in Houston dancing and rapping as well.
Arne Frager, the producer of R&B saw this and brought them to ‘Star Search’ which was the biggest talent show on national television of that time by Northern California Studio. However, they didn’t perform well and hence failed. The girls later auditioned and were selected for Elektra Records and then moving to Atlanta Records. Beyonce Biography
- Debut Film – Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001)
- Album – Dangerously in Love (1997)
- TV – Much On Demand (1997)
On 5 October 1995, the group was signed by Dwayne Wiggins’s Grass Root Entertainment. Later the group signed a contract with Columbia Records. In 1996, the group ‘’Girl’s Tyme’’ changed their name to ‘’Destiny’s Child’’ based upon a passage in the book Isaiah. In 1997 they released ‘Killing Time’ their major label debut song on the soundtrack of the major 1997 hit film ‘Men In black’.
Their 1st major hit ‘No, No, No’ was released in the November of the same year. In February 1998 they released their self-titled debut album which won them 3 major awards. In 1999, they released their Multi-Platinum 2nd album ‘The Writings on the Wall’. They also released ‘Bills, Bills, Bills’, ‘Jumpin, Jumpin’ and ‘Say My Name’. The song ‘Say My Name’ became their most successful song and their signature song as well and won them a couple of awards.
Boyz II Men
In 1999, Beyonce along with the original member of ‘Boyz II Men’, Mare Nelson released a duet titled ‘After All is Said and Done’ for the film ‘The Best Man’. For the 2000 film ‘’Charlie’s Angels’ the band recorded ‘Independent Women Part 1’, which was their best charting single. In early 2001, she starred in a major role in ‘Carmen: A Hip Hopera’, the MTV made-for-TV film.
In May 2001, their 3rd album ‘Survivor’ was released which was a huge success but also Roberson and Lockett, the other former members of the group filed a lawsuit at them, This album debuted Number 1 on the US Billboard 200 with huge sales. The singles ‘Survivor’ and ‘Bootylicious’ also went great and won them a few awards including a Grammy Award. Beyonce Biography
In October 2001, they released their holiday album ‘8 Days of Christmas’ and later the group announced that they now are going to take a break from the group and are going to further pursue solo careers. Then in July 2002, Beyonce made her theatrical film debut with the comedy film ‘Austin Powers in Goldmember’ which was a huge success. As a lead single, she released ‘Work It Out’ which entered the Top 10 in Norway, UK, and Belgium.
The Fighting Temptations
In 2003, she starred in the musical comedy ‘The Fighting Temptations’, which was again a great success but with mixed critic reviews. She also contributed to the soundtrack ‘Summertime’. In October 2002, her 1st solo recording with the song ’03 Bonnie and Clyde’ by Jay-Z was released peaking No. 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
On 14 June 2003, she had her 1st pay-per-view TV special ‘Ford Presents Beyonce Knowles, Friends, and Family, Live’ from Ford’s 100th Anniversary Celebration, in Dearborn, Michigan, US. For this, she featured the songs from her 1st solo album ‘Dangerously In Love’. This was officially released on 24 June 2003 and topped Number 1 on the US Billboard 200 and was a worldwide success.
‘Crazy In Love’, the song from the album ‘Dangerously In Love’, the lead single featuring Jay-Z became her 1st Number 1 single as a solo artist in the US. Later her songs ‘Baby Doll’, ‘’Me, Myself and I’, and ‘Naughty Girl’ also topped the charts. The album won her 5 major awards. In November 2003, she went for ‘Dangerously In Love Tour’ in Europe and later in ‘Verizon Ladies First Tour’ in North America.
On 1 February 2004, she was given the honor to perform the American National Anthem at Super Bowl XXXVIII, Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas. On 15 November 2004, her album ‘Destiny Fulfilled’ was released which topped Number 2 on Billboard 200. This included the singles ‘Soldier’, ‘Lose My Breath’ which did great on charts. This also breaks a few records. Beyonce Biography
After the huge success of ‘Destiny Fulfilled’ she went for the Worldwide Concert Tour ‘’Destiny Fulfilled… and Lovin’ It’’, sponsored by McDonald’s corporation. On 25 October 2005, the group ‘’Destiny’s Child’’ got back in the game after the break and released their 1st compilation album ‘Number ones’. In March 2006, this album accepted a star on ‘The Hollywood Walk of Fame’ and was a huge commercial success.
On 4 September 2006, her 2nd solo album ‘’B’Day’’ was released coinciding with her 25th Birthday which debuted Number 1 on the Billboard 200 and was a huge commercial success as well. The album’s lead single ‘Déjà vu’ featured Jay-Z which also went great on charts. Her 2nd international single ‘Irreplaceable’ was a worldwide commercial success and reached Number 1 in 5 countries.
There were 3 songs part of the album ‘’B’Day’’, which were ‘Get Me, Bodied’, ‘Ring the Alarm’, and ‘Green Light’, which were only released in the United Kingdom. ‘’B’Day’’ was nominated for 5 Grammy awards and many more awards as well. In the year 2006, she worked in the comedy film ‘The Pink Panther’ which did great on the Box Office Worldwide. Beyonce Biography
She also worked in the film ‘Dreamgirls’, which was again a huge success. To promote this film, she released the lead single ‘Listen’ from the soundtrack album. In April 2007, she made her 1st Worldwide Concert Tour ‘The Beyonce Experience’ visiting 97 venues and grossed over a whopping $24 Million. Later, ‘’B’Day’’ was re-released with her debut ‘Beautiful Liar’ with Shakira and 4 other songs.
On 18 November 2008, her album ‘I Am… Sasha Fierce; was released which received mediocre reviews from the critics but debuted Number 1 on Billboard 200 and was a huge commercial success. This was also her 3rd consecutive Number 1 album in the US. This album included the Number 1 song ‘Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it)’ and the Top 5 songs ‘Halo’ and ‘If I Were a Boy’.
- When Beyonce released her first solo album in 2003, Dangerously In Love, it became an instant success and won five Grammy Awards.
- Beyonce released her 2nd album in 2006, titled B’Day.
- She was able to perform for the Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi on New Year’s Eve in 2010 and donated profits from the event to help victims of the Haitian earthquake.
- She decided to drop Mathew Knowles as her manager in 2011.
- In January 2013, she performed The Star-Spangled Banner for President Barack Obama’s inauguration in Washington, D.C.
- Color Pink and Gold
- Music Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Cher and Prince.
- Song ‘Love Fool’ by The Cardigans
- Number 4
- Perfumes Beyonce Heat, Beyonce Pulp
- Book The Rules
- Fav.Food Creole Food, Popeyes, Honey Nut Cheerios. Otherwise, she likes fast-food and soul food.
- Favorite Movie Sparkle, A Star is Born
- Favorite Painter Vincent Van Gogh
- TV show Jersey Shore
In 2016, her activewear brand Ivy Park came under fire following an investigation. According to the reports, the women working in the Sri Lankan factories were very underpaid and had to work 60 hours a week in terrible conditions. This was criticized by many. Beyonce Biography
During Blue Ivy’s birth, according to media reports, the couple paid $1 Million to the hospital to block an entire floor in Manhattan’s Lenox Hill Hospital. According to reports and witnesses, the entry was denied, cameras were shut down and people suffered a lot. This was denied by both, the couple as well as the hospital association.
Beyonce has managed to bag 820 nominations out of which she won 431 awards in her career. She has won 9 American Music Awards, 1 ASCA Award, 29 BET Awards, 5 Hip-Hop Awards, 37 Billboard Awards, 1 Bravo Otto, 3 BreakTudo Awards, 3 BRIT Awards, 2 BuzzAngle Music Awards, 2 Capital FM Awards, 1 Capricho Award, 1 Channel V Thailand Music Video Award, 3 Clio Awards, 3 Creative Circle Awards, 2 Cyworld Digital Music Awards, 2 The Daily Californian Art Awards, 3 GAFFA Awards, 1 Glamour Magazine Woman of the Year Award.
As of 2021, Beyonce’s net worth is approximately $400 million as per the reports of Forbes. She is the wold’s one of the highest-paid celebrities according to Forbes Beyonce earns basically through her music albums, concert tours, and acting.
Facts and Information
Beyonce on her mother’s side is a descendant of Jean-Vincent d’Abbadie de Saint-Castin and the Acadian leader Joseph Broussard. Later in 2018, after some research, she found out that she is a descendant of a slaveowner.
Beyonce got interested in singing when her dance instructor Darlette Johnson was humming a song that Beyonce completed beautifully and was able to hit the high-pitched notes.
At the age of 7, in a school talent show, she sang ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon and beat 15-16-year-olds.
For 2 years she was the member of the chair at St. John’s United Methodist Church as a colorist.
Mathew was managing the group ‘’Destiny’s Child’ from the very beginning. Letoya Luckett and Roberson, the other members of the group didn’t like his work and became unhappy and hence were replaced by Farrah Franklin (who was dismissed later) and Michelle Williams. Public, media, and critics blamed Beyonce for this and later her long-lasting boyfriend left her at this time. She went through severe depression for a couple of years. She later said her mom helped her fight it.
During the tour ‘The Beyonce Experience’ she did food donation drives at 6 major stops with her paster at St. John’s and America’s Second Harvest. Beyonce Biography
‘Halo’, a single by Beyonce was the longest-running Hot 100 of her career and helped her attain more Top 10 singles on the list than any other woman during the 2000s.
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.
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.
They welcomed twins, a boy, and a girl, in June 2017. Although the couple didn’t immediately confirm the twins’ birth or their names, People magazine reported that they had filed trademark documents at the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the names Sir and Rumi. In the early morning hours of July 14, Knowles made it official, posting a photo in which she’s holding her one-month-old twins.