Beyoncé Knowles

Singer-songwriter + Actress + Fashion Designer
Born Sep 4, 1981

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, often referred to simply as Beyoncé, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Knowles enrolled in performing arts schools and was first exposed to singing and dancing competitions as a child. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of Destiny's Child, one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time.… Read More

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    Yes, Yes, Yes! Destiny's Child's First Single Came Out 19 Years Ago This Week
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    Huffington Post - Nov 03, 2016
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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Beyoncé Knowles.


1981 Birth Born on September 4, 1981.
1990 8 Years Old In the fall of 1990, Knowles enrolled in Parker Elementary School, a music magnet school in Houston, where she would perform on-stage with the school's choir. … Read More
1992 10 Years Old …  With this, they both tied with Mariah Carey for most number-ones since the Nielsen BDS-based Top 40 airplay chart launched in 1992. "Telephone" received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.


1995 13 Years Old To manage the group, Knowles' father (who was at that time a medical-equipment salesman) resigned in 1995 from his job. … Read More
1997 15 Years Old …  That same year, Destiny's Child recorded their major label début song "Killing Time" for the soundtrack to the 1997 film, Men in Black. … Read More
1999 17 Years Old During this time, Knowles recorded a duet with Marc Nelson on the song "After All Is Said and Done" for the soundtrack to the 1999 film, The Best Man. … Read More
2001 19 Years Old …  In early 2001, while Destiny's Child was completing their third album, Knowles landed a major role in the MTV made-for-television film, Carmen: A Hip Hopera, starring alongside American actor Mekhi Phifer. … Read More


2002 20 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2002, Knowles co-starred in the comedy film Austin Powers in Goldmember, playing Foxxy Cleopatra, opposite Mike Myers. … Read More
During the hiatus of Destiny's Child, Knowles released her debut solo album, Dangerously in Love, in 2003, which spawned two number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100—"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. … Read More
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Her role in the film earned her two Golden Globe Award nominations in 2007 for Best Actress and Best Original Song.
…  In April 2008, Knowles married American rapper Jay-Z, and gave birth to their first child, Blue Ivy Carter, in January 2012. … Read More
On January 20, 2009, Knowles performed James' "At Last" at Barack Obama's first dance with his wife Michelle during the Neighborhood Ball of his inauguration as President of the United States.
The album helped Knowles earn six Grammys in 2010, breaking the record for most Grammy Awards won by a female artist in one night. … Read More
In January 2011, it was announced that Knowles would star in a remake of A Star Is Born, to be directed and produced by Clint Eastwood for Warner Bros.


…  She is the eighth best-selling digital artist in the United States, with more than 30.4 million digital singles sold as of January 2012.
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