Beyoncé Giselle Knowles Carter (born September 4, 1981) is an American superstar in the music and film industry, who is known professionally as Beyoncé. The multi-talented artist is a singer, songwriter, actress, producer and media entrepreneur. She rose to stardom by being a part of the all-female music group, Destiny’s Child. Since she went solo in 2003, by releasing her debut album, Dangerously In Love, she has grown into one of the biggest stars in music history. She is married to rapper and music executive, Jay Z.
Quick Review Of Beyoncé Profile.
Full Name: Beyoncé Giselle Knowles Carter
Stage Name: Beyoncé
Born: 4 September 1981
Age: 41 years old
State Of Origin: Texas
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Producer, Media Entrepreneur
Beyoncé Early Life.
She was born on the 4th Of September 1981 to the family of Matthew Knowles and Celestine Knowles. She was given the name Beyoncé Giselle Knowles. She was birthed and raised in Houston, Texas.
She has a younger sister named Solange Knowles. Solange is also a successful music star and at a point, she was a backup dancer for Destiny Child.
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Matthew is an African-American who worked as a Xerox sales manager. He later became Beyoncé’s manager when she joined the music industry. Her mother, Celestine is from Louisiana Creole. She owned a hair salon, where she worked as a hairdresser.
The Knowles are a Catholic family so Beyoncé was raised a Catholic. She joined the choir at the local church, St. John’s United Methodist Church. She was a soloist in the choir for two years.
Growing up, she also loved to dance and her parents enrolled her for dancing classes in the city.
Beyoncé underwent a part of her elementary education at St. Mary Montessori School in Houston. She took dance classes at this institution.
She later completed her elementary education at Parker Elementary School. She joined the school in 1990.
Thereafter, she studied at the High School for the Performing and Visuals Arts. She later attended Alief Elisk High School where she completed her high school education.
Initially known as Girl’s Tyme before the change of name to Destiny’s Child in 1996, Beyonce was a member of an all-female music group. At first, the group consisted of four members but they later became a trio in 2000. As a singer with Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé released four studio albums: Destiny’s Child, The Writing’s on the Wall, Survivor, 8 Days Of Christmas and Destiny Fulfilled.
In 2003, Beyoncé decided to give a shot at a solo career, even though she was still a member of Destiny’s Child. She achieved this by dropping her debut solo album, Dangerously in Love, which was a commercial success and received good ratings from critics. With hit songs like Crazy In Love and Baby Boy on the album’s tracklist, she made it to the US Billboard Hot 100.
Destiny’s Child finally disbanded in 2006 and by the time the music stars split, they were one of the best-selling girl groups in the industry’s history.
After leaving Destiny Child, Beyonce released her sophomore solo album titled, B’Day in 2006. The album is home to a couple of chart-topping songs such as Beautiful Liar and Irreplaceable. The album did great numbers locally and internationally, helping to grow Beyoncé’s popularity in the music world.
Two years later, she dropped her third studio album, I Am Sasha Fierce. Released on the 18th Of November 2008, the album helped her secure ten nominations at the 52nd Grammy Awards in 2010. She won six Grammy Awards that day, setting the record for the most Grammy wins in a single night by a female artist. The album is home to hit songs like Single Ladies, Halo and Were A Boy.
Beyoncé’s fourth studio album is titled 4 and it was released on the 28th Of June, 2011. Run the World (Girls), Best Thing I Ever Had, Love on Top, Party and Countdown are some of the album’s most successful songs and they found their way to major charts like Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
Her fifth studio album is Beyoncé, which she dropped in December 2013, while her sixth album is titled Lemonade. Days after its release, the full-length project had all its songs (12 tracks) debut on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. By achieving this feat, Beyoncé became the first female solo artist to have 12 or more songs on the chart.
Lemonade which was released in 2016, is considered by critics to be Beyoncé’s most acclaimed album. It also earned the record of the best-selling album in the world in 2016.
Her latest body of work is Black Is King, which was released in July 2020. The visual album earned her nine nominations at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards and she went home with four awards.
Beyoncé has sold over 120 million records worldwide, which makes her one of the best-selling recording artists in the world. Compared to her female contemporaries and female singers in music history, she has the most awards for being a solo artist. So far, she had won 28 Grammy Awards, 26 MTV Video Music Awards, 31 BET Awards, 24 NACCP Awards and 17 Soul Train Music Awards.
She is also a successful actress and has starred in several box-office hits. Notable mentions are The Fighting Temptations (released in 2003), The Pink Panther (released in 2006), Dreamgirls (released in 2006), Obsessed (released in 2009) and The Lion King (released in 2019).
Dangerously in Love
I Am Sasha Fierce
Everything is Love
Black Is King
Beyoncé Personal Life.
Beyoncé is married to a famous rapper, music executive and billionaire, Shawn Carter, who is popularly known as Jay Z. The celebrity couple got married on the 4th Of April 2008.
She gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Blue Ivy Carter on the 7th Of January 2012. Blue Ivy was birthed at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.
She delivered a set of twins on the 13th Of July 2017. The twins are Rumi, a daughter, and Sir, a son.
The couple has tried to lead a private life and keep their relationship away from the public. She and her family reside in the Bel-Air neighbourhood in Los Angeles.
Beyoncé Net Worth.
Beyoncé has made millions of dollars from selling records worldwide, performing at shows and starring in movies.
She is estimated to be worth $500 million – $600 million (USD).