Beyonce born on September 4, 1981, she is an American actress and singer. As a young girl, Beyoncé participated in a number of singing and dancing competitions. As the main singer of Destiny’s Child, one of the most successful girl groups of all time, she gained notoriety in the late 1990s. During their break, her newest album Dangerously in Love (2003) was released. It included the number-one US Billboard Hot 100 songs “Crazy in Love” and “Baby Boy.
After Destiny’s Child split up in 2006, Beyoncé released B’Day, her second solo album, which featured the hits “Irreplaceable” and “Beautiful Liar.” In addition, Beyoncé appeared in a number of movies, including The Pink Panther (2006), Dreamgirls (2006), Addicted (2009), and The Lion King (2019). Her third album, I Am… Sasha Fierce (2008), which garnered a record-breaking six Grammy Awards in 2010, was influenced by her marriage to Jay-Z and her performance as Etta James in Cadillac Records (2008). The hit singles “If I Were a Boy,” “Single Ladies,” and “Halo” were produced as a result.
Beyoncé’s fourth, musically varied album 4 was released in 2011 following her professionally ending her relationship with her management and father Mathew Knowles in 2010.
Later, she won fame for her sonically avant-garde audiovisual albums Beyoncé (2013) and Lemonade (2016), with the latter explored themes of adultery and womanism and became the greatest album in the world in 2016 as well as her most recognized work to date. As the Carters, she and her husband Jay-Z produced the album Everything Is Love in 2018. Beyoncé topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 2017 and 2020 as a guest artist with the remixes of “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran and “Savage” by Megan Thee Stallion. She launched the critically acclaimed musical movie and visual album Black Is King that same year.
Early life and profession starts from 1981 to 1996
Beyonce Giselle Knowles[a] was born on 4, 1981, in Houston, Texas, to Mathew Knowles, a sales director for Xerox, and Celestine “Tina” Knowles (née Beyonce), a stylist and salon owner. Tina is a Louisiana Creole and Mathew is an African American. Solange Knowles, Beyoncé’s younger sister, is a singer and an ex backup dancer for Destiny’s Child. A first siblings to have albums that both reached number one are Solange and Beyoncé.
Lumas Beyonce and Agnez Dereon, granddaughters of Odilia Broussard and Eugene DeRouen, were New Iberia-born Louisiana Creoles who spoke French. They were Beyoncé’s maternal grandparents.
Beyoncé is regarded as a Creole because her grandparents were Creoles.
Beyoncé is descended from numerous French nobility from the southwest of France through her mother, notably the Viscounts de Béarn line, which dates back to the ninth century, and the Viscounts de Belzunce. She is also descended from Acadian leader Joseph Broussard and French aristocrat Jean-Vincent d’Abbadie de Saint-Castin, who fought alongside the local Abenaki against the British in Acadia. Marie-Françoise Trahan, her fourth great-grandmother, was born in Bangor, Belle Île, France, in 1774. Trahan was a descendant of Acadians who sought shelter on Belle Île following their deportation by the British. The estates of Belle Île had been distributed among 78 other Acadian families and the established citizens by the Estates of Brittany.
Before moving to Louisiana, where she wed a Broussard ancestor, the Trahan family spent more than 10 years in Belle Isle. Beyoncé learned about her lineage through research that she is a descendant of a slave owner who wed a slave. Also of distant Jewish, Spanish, Chinese, and Indonesian origin is her mother.
Beyoncé was brought as a Catholic and engaged in dancing classes at Houston’s St. Mary’s Montessori School. When dancing tutor Darlette Johnson started humming a tune and finished it, she was able to hit the high-pitched notes, which led to the discovery of her singing. After winning a school talent competition at age seven by singing John Lennon’s “Imagine” to defeat 15- and 16-year-olds, Beyoncé’s interest in music and performance persisted.
Beyoncé first encountered LaTavia Roberson at an all-girl entertainment group tryout when she was eight years old. Together with three other ladies, they formed a group called Girl’s Tyme and performed on Houston’s talent show circuit while rapping and dancing. R&B producer Arne Frager, who had seen the group, brought them to his studio in Northern California and had them audition for Star Search, the biggest talent competition on television at the time. Girl’s Tyme did not succeed, and Beyoncé later criticized the song they sang. Beyoncé’s father left his job in 1995 to oversee the group. Beyoncé’s family were forced to sell their home and vehicles and move into separate flats as a result of the relocation, which cut their family’s income in half.
The girls appeared at record business auditions and were ultimately signed to Elektra Records; however, after temporarily working on their debut recording at Atlanta Records, the company released them. The family was further strained as a result, and Beyoncé’s parents split up. The trio was signed by Dwayne Wiggins’ Grass Roots Entertainment on October 5, 1995. The Knowles family got back together in 1996, the girls started making their newest album under a deal with Sony Music, and soon after, the group signed a deal with Columbia Records.
She is among the greatest recording artists in the world, with more than 200 million albums sold worldwide. She received awards for Top Qualified Artist of the Decade from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Top Female Artist of the Decade from Billboard in recognition of her popularity even during 2000s. Her first 7 studio albums debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200, making her the first solo artist to do so. Beyoncé has won more prizes compared to any other performer, including 28 Grammys, 26 MTV Video Music Awards, 24 NAACP Image Awards, 31 BET Awards, and 17 Soul Train Music Awards (including the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award in 2014).
She was declared the highest-paid black musician of all time by Billboard in 2014, and she included on Time’s list of the 100 women who shaped the 20th century in 2020.
Private life (Family and marriage)
After their composition on the song “’03 Bonnie & Clyde,” which was included on his 7th album The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse, Beyoncé and Jay-Z began dating (2002). In the song’s music video, Beyoncé played Jay-girlfriend, Z’s which stoked rumors about their relationship. Beyoncé and Jay-Z wed secretly on April 4, 2008, without any media coverage. The duo has collectively sold 300 million records as of April 2014. Despite appearing more laid-back since 2013, they are noted for their close friendship. Both parties have recognized that having an affair by Jay-Z caused problems in their marriage.
Around 2010 or 2011, Beyoncé miscarried, calling the experience “the worst thing” she ever has gone through. To deal with the loss, she went back to the studio & wrote music. Beyoncé suddenly became pregnant while she and Jay-Z were in Paris for the album cover shoot for 4 in April 2011. The couple attended the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in August, where Beyoncé sang “Love on Top” and made her pregnancy announcement at the end of the performance. Her presence contributed to the MTV Video Music Awards that year drawing 12.4 million viewers and setting a Guinness World Record for “most comments per sec documented for a single event” on Twitter (8,868 tweets per second) during the announcement.
After Lemonade, which featured the song “Sorry,” was released in 2016, rumors about Jay-purported Z’s dishonesty with a mistress known only as “Becky” started to circulate. The New York Times’ Jon Pareles noted that many of the claims were “clearly and recognizable” directed at him. The words “Suck on my balls, I’ve had enough” are a “unmistakable suggestion” that the lyrics are about Jay-Z, according to Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone magazine.
She announced her pregnancy with twins on her Instagram page on February 1, 2017. Within 8 hours, her statement received over 6.3 million likes, shattering the previous record as the most admired image on the platform. The first photo of Beyoncé with the twins was posted on her Instagram account on July 13, 2017, confirming their due date as June 13, 2017, and it quickly rose to second place in terms of likes, just after her own baby announcement. Rumi and Sir, identical twins who were born in California at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
Beyoncé is the most honored female artist in history thanks to her many accolades. Beyoncé is one of the greatest musicians of all time with over 200 million records sold globally (plus an additional 60 million with Destiny’s Child). Beyoncé was ranked as the top certified artist of the 2000s decade by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), with a total of 64 certifications. Some of the best-selling singles of all time are “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” “Halo,” and “Irreplaceable,” which are all written by her. She was voted the Top Female Artist and Top Radio Songs Artist of the Decade by Billboard in 2009. She was ranked number 15 in Billboard’s Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years list in 2010.
She came in third place, after Mariah Carey and Madonna, on VH1’s list of the “100 Greatest Women in Music” in 2012. She was the first African American woman to win the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers’ Songwriter of the Year award in 2002. She won the Sammy Davis Jr. – Entertainer of the Year award from Soul Train Music in 2004 and the NAACP Image Award for Entertainer of the Year in 2004 and 2019, respectively.
She also won the APEX Award at the 2005 Trumpet Awards, which celebrated the accomplishments of Black African Americans. Beyoncé was given the American Music Awards’ International Artist of Excellence honor in 2007. At the Bravo Otto, she was also given an honorary Otto. The Legend Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts at the World Music Awards and the Career Achievement Award at the LOS40 Music Awards were given to her the following year. Beyoncé won the inaugural Billboard Millennium Award at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards after receiving the Award of Merit for Artist of the Decade at the NRJ Music Awards in 2010.
She shared the 2019 GLAAD Vanguard Award with Jay-Z, which is given to a person of the entertainment industry who doesn’t recognize as LGBT but has significantly contributed to the cause of LGBT equality. She received the BET Humanitarian Award in 2020. She was ranked as the 30th greatest singer of all time by Consequence of Sound.
Beyoncé is the most decorated singer, male or female, according to the Grammys with her 28 wins as a solo artist, as well as with Destiny’s Child and The Carters. With a total of 79 nominations, she is also the artist with the most nominations in Grammy Award history. While “Say My Name,” “Crazy in Love,” and “Drunk in Love” have all received Best R&B Song awards, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It”) was named Song of the Year for 2010. The Best Contemporary R&B Album award went to Dangerously in Love, B’Day, and I Am… Sasha Fierce, while the Best Urban Contemporary Album went to Lemonade.
Beyoncé is the most decorated artist in Video Music Award history with 29 MTV Video Music Awards to her name. She received two trophies from both The Carters and Destiny’s Child, giving her a total of 29 VMAs throughout her career. In 2009 and 2016, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” and “Formation” earned Video of the Year awards. With eight VMAs won in 2016, Beyoncé tied Lady Gaga’s record for the most by a female artist in a single night.  She is also the most-winning and qualified artist in BET Award history, having received 60 nominations and winning 29 of them. At the Soul Train Music Trophies, she received 17 awards as a solo artist, making her the most-awarded individual there.
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