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Beyoncé Knowles

Actress | * 09/04/1981 (37) | Houston, Texas, United States
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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of the R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. Managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, the group became one of the world's best-selling girl groups in history. Their hiatus saw Beyoncé's theatrical film debut in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) and the release of her debut album, Dangerously in Love (2003). The album established her as a solo artist worldwide, debuting at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart and earning five Grammy Awards, and featured the Billboard Hot 100 number one singles "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy". Following the break-up of Destiny's Child in 2006, she released her second solo album, B'Day (2006), which contained her fourth number one single, "Irreplaceable", as well as the top ten singles "Déjà Vu", and "Beautiful Liar". Beyoncé also continued her acting career, with starring roles in The Pink Panther (2006), ()
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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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Music | Comedies | Documentaries

Known for these Movies & Shows

Austin Powers in Goldmember

Certification unknown

2002 | 1h 34min

Obsessed

PG-13

2009 | 1h 48min

Cadillac Records

R

2008 | 1h 49min

Dreamgirls

PG-13

2006 | 2h 14min

Awards & Nominations for Beyoncé Knowles

Grammy Award for Best R&b Performance Grammy Award for Best R&b Song MTV Movie Award for Best Fight Grammy Award for Best Rap/sung Performance

Movies with Beyoncé Knowles as Cast(28)

Movies with Beyoncé Knowles as Crew(4)

Production/Executive Producer2016 Lemonade
Production/Producer2009 Obsessed
Production/Executive Producer2008 Cadillac Records

TV Shows/Series with Beyoncé Knowles as Cast(17)

Albums by Beyoncé in the iTunes Store

EVERYTHING IS LOVE

10 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2018 - S.C Enterprises, under exclusive license to Roc Nation LLC and Parkwood Entertainment LLC, under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment.

EVERYTHING IS LOVE

10 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2018 - S.C Enterprises, under exclusive license to Roc Nation LLC and Parkwood Entertainment LLC, under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment.

Lemonade

14 Tracks - Pop
2016 - Parkwood Entertainment LLC, under exclusive license to Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

Lemonade

14 Tracks - Pop
2016 - Parkwood Entertainment LLC, under exclusive license to Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

BEYONCÉ (Platinum Edition) - EP

16 Tracks - Pop
2014 - Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment/(c) 2014 Parkwood Production Media

BEYONCÉ (Platinum Edition)

20 Tracks - Pop
2014 - Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment/(P) 2014 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

BEYONCÉ [Platinum Edition]

20 Tracks - Pop
2014 - Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment/(P) 2014 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

BEYONCÉ (Platinum Edition)

49 Tracks - Pop
2014 - Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment/(P) 2014 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment/(c) 2013 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment/(c) 2014 Parkwood Production Media

BEYONCÉ (More Only) - EP

16 Tracks - Pop
2014 - Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment/(c) 2014 Parkwood Production Media

BEYONCÉ [Platinum Edition]

49 Tracks - Pop
2014 - Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment/(P) 2014 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment/(c) 2013 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment/(c) 2014 Parkwood Production Media

BEYONCÉ

14 Tracks - Pop
2014 - Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

BEYONCÉ

14 Tracks - Pop
2014 - Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

BEYONCÉ

33 Tracks - Pop
2013 - Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

Beyoncé (Deluxe)

33 Tracks - Pop
2013 - Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

4 (Expanded Edition)

14 Tracks - Pop
2013 - Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

B'day - Anthology Video Album

12 Tracks - Pop
2012 - 006, 2007 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

4: The Remix - EP

6 Tracks - Pop
2012 - Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

I Am... World Tour

25 Tracks - Pop
2010 - Sony Music Entertainment

Telephone (The Remixes)

10 Tracks - Dance
2010 - Interscope Records

Ego / Sweet Dreams (Singles & Dance Mixes)

6 Tracks - Dance
2009 - Sony Music Entertainment

Above and Beyoncé - Dance Mixes

8 Tracks - Dance
2009 - Sony Music Entertainment

Halo (Remixes) - EP

5 Tracks - Pop
2009 - Sony Music Entertainment

Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) [Dance Remixes]

6 Tracks - Dance
2009 - SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

If I Were a Boy (Dance Mixes, Vol. II)

7 Tracks - Dance
2009 - SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

If I Were a Boy (Dance Mixes, Vol. I)

7 Tracks - Dance
2009 - SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

I Am... Sasha Fierce

12 Tracks - Pop
2008 - SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

I Am... Sasha Fierce (Deluxe Version)

20 Tracks - Pop
2008 - SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Beyoncé Karaoke Hits, Vol. I

8 Tracks - Karaoke
2008 - SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Irreemplazable

8 Tracks - Pop
2007 - SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Green Light Freemasons Remixes - EP

4 Tracks - Pop
2007 - SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

B'Day (Deluxe Edition)

23 Tracks - Pop
2007 - SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Beautiful Liar - EP

4 Tracks - Pop
2007 - SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Irreplaceable (Remixes)

7 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2007 - SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Ring the Alarm (Remixes) - EP

5 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2006 - SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

B'Day (Deluxe)

15 Tracks - Pop
2006 - SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Check On It (feat. Bun B & Slim Thug) - EP

6 Tracks - Pop
2006 - SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Check On It (feat. Bun B & Slim Thug) - EP

5 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2006 - SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Check On It (feat. Bun B & Slim Thug) [Remixes] - EP

5 Tracks - Pop
2006 - SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Deja Vu (feat. Jay-Z) - EP

5 Tracks - Pop
2006 - SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Dangerously in Love

15 Tracks - Pop
2003 - J Records, 2003 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

Work It Out - EP

4 Tracks - Pop
2002 - Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

Additional Information

Languages: English (EN), Spanish (ES)
Educated at: High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
Record Label: Columbia Records
Net worth estimate: 250,000,000 USD
Spouses (current/former): Jay-Z
Children: Blue Ivy Carter, Sir Carter, Rumi Carter
Siblings: Solange
Father: Mathew Knowles
Mother: Tina Knowles
Related to: Bianca Lawson
Other names for Beyoncé Knowles (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Bey"
"Sasha Fierce"
"Beyoncé Knowles-Carter"
"Destiny's Child"
"Beyoncé Giselle Knowles"
"Beyoncé"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:191, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/21/2018