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Born Beyoncé Giselle Knowles on September 4th 1981, in Houston, Texas, she began singing with the original members of the popular R&B group Destiny’s Child comprised of LaToya Luckett, Kelly Rowland and LaTavia Roberson in their teens.
The girls went through various incarnations, singing a mix of gospel, rhythm and blues, and hip hop, before they officially became Destiny’s Child in 1995. Knowles’ father, Mathew, served as manager of the group.
After performing in the Houston area, the group appeared on Star Search, the popular television talent competition. Although they did not win the competition, a contract with Columbia Records soon followed.
Their first release, ‘Destiny’s Child’ (1997), was a tremendous success in Europe. Upon the album’s release, the group kicked off a tour of sold-out shows there. Their second effort, ‘The Writing’s on the Wall’ (1999), brought them wider acclaim back home. The album generated three top-ten hits on the Billboard R&B singles chart.
In 2000, despite internal conflicts that resulted in the departure of Luckett and Roberson from the group, Destiny’s Child continued to promote their sophomore effort, playing as a supporting act for Christina Aguilera’s summer tour.
In 2001, still calling themselves Destiny’s Child, the group released their third album, Survivor. In 2004, after launching a successful solo career with ‘Dangerously in Love’, Knowles won five Grammy Awards, tying a record for most wins by a female artist.
Her second solo effort, ‘B’Day’, was released in September 2006 to coincide with the singer’s twenty-fifth birthday. In its first week, ‘B’Day’ sold more than 540,000 copies in the U.S.
In 2008, Beyonce launched her third solo album entitled ‘I Am … Sasha Fierce’. It proved to be yet another hit with the critics and earned her six Grammy Awards. This meant the 29-year-old had become a record breaker by winning the most Grammy Awards of any female artist in one night.
During an interview for Entertainment Tonight, Knowles confirmed that she is currently writing songs for, and producing her latest album, which she said is a mixture of all the genres she respects. She also said that the music was not R&B or pop.
Beyonce also made a start in acting, making her debut in MTV’s ‘Hip Hopera: Carmen’ in 2001 and co-starring as Foxxy Cleopatra in Mike Myers’ James Bond parody ‘Goldmember’ in 2002. Other films include 2004’s ‘The Fighting Temptations’ and 2006’s ‘The Pink Panther’.
Her starring role as Deena Jones, a Diana Ross-like character in the big-screen adaptation of the 1981 Broadway hit musical ‘Dreamgirls’, earned a Golden Globe nomination in 2006. Beyoncé’s song ‘Listen’ was nominated for an Academy Award.
Warner Bros has announced that Clint Eastwood will be directing Beyonce in her latest film project, ‘A Star is Born’. The film tells the story of an alcoholic falling star, played by Kris Kristofferson in the 1976 version, and a young female artist who was played by Barbara Streisand in the Seventies remake of the 1930s original, however the filming was postponed in 2011 due to the singer’s pregnancy.
Knowles’ has been romantically linked to hip-hop mogul Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, since September 2002. They performed together in music videos for two of her hit singles, ‘Crazy in Love’ and ‘Deja Vu’. The couple married in April 2008. Among the guests sighted at the wedding were Beyonce’s mother Tina Knowles, her father and manager Matthew, her sister Solange, Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, and friend Gwyneth Paltrow.
In a recent interview, Paltrow described her friend Beyonce as the “most talented human being on the planet”. She admitted to respecting the singer’s talent and said that the “mastery over what she does” goes beyond confidence, and she described it instead as “on a while other level” and “mind-blowing”.
The group’s next album, Survivor, was another huge success for the girls and made number One on both the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, as well as the UK and Canadian Albums Charts. The tracks “Independent Woman Part I” and “Bootylicious” zoomed straight to the top of the Hot 100, while the title track, “Survivor”, reached number Two. By the time Destiny’s Child announced their intention to disband in 2005, they had established themselves as one of the most famous and top-selling female groups in recording history.

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