Mathew Knowles
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Mathew Knowles
Mathew Knowles is a Bahamian-American music executive and manager. He is the father of Beyoncé Knowles and Solange Knowles and former manager of Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and Destiny's Child.
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And For Her Next Trick, Pregnant Beyoncé Will Save The Grammys
Huffington Post - 25 days
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Mathew Knowles Seemingly Supports Beyoncé Age Conspiracy Theory
Huffington Post - over 1 year
How old is Beyoncé?  It's a bizarrely loaded question. And not just because the answer is obviously "the perfect age." The official story is that the superstar was born on September 4, 1981, making her 34 years old. But for nearly a decade, a conspiracy theory about Beyoncé's age has been floating around the Internet. A certain slice of the Internet believes that Beyoncé is actually several years older than she claims to be. One commonly cited year of birth is 1974 -- which would make her 41.  The evidence for this theory is generally pretty thin: A supposed birth certificate from 1974, some vague statements from Gabrielle Union and a "Good Morning America" host implying that Beyoncé is older than she says. But this week, the theory got a shred of support from someone who would certainly know Beyoncé's real age: her father.  In a radio interview with "The Breakfast Club" on Power 105.1 in New York, Mathew Knowles said that Beyoncé is the "exact same age" as P!nk and Usher ...
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Mathew Knowles Seemingly Supports Beyoncé Age Conspiracy Theory
Huffington Post - over 1 year
How old is Beyoncé?  It's a bizarrely loaded question. And not just because the answer is obviously "the perfect age." The official story is that the superstar was born on September 4, 1981, making her 34 years old. But for nearly a decade, a conspiracy theory about Beyoncé's age has been floating around the Internet. A certain slice of the Internet believes that Beyoncé is actually several years older than she claims to be. One commonly cited year of birth is 1974 -- which would make her 41.  The evidence for this theory is generally pretty thin: A supposed birth certificate from 1974, some vague statements from Gabrielle Union and a "Good Morning America" host implying that Beyoncé is older than she says. But this week, the theory got a shred of support from someone who would certainly know Beyoncé's real age: her father.  In a radio interview with "The Breakfast Club" on Power 105.1 in New York, Mathew Knowles said that Beyoncé is the "exact same age" as P!nk and Usher ...
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Beyonce's Father Remarries
ABC News - over 3 years
Beyonce's father and former manager, Mathew Knowles, weds former model     
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Beyonce's Dad Remarries: Singer and Sister Solange Do Not Attend (Brittany Galla/Us Weekly)
Wesmirch.com - over 3 years
Brittany Galla / Us Weekly: Beyonce's Dad Remarries: Singer and Sister Solange Do Not Attend  —  Mathew Knowles is a married man!  Beyonce's father married former model Gena Charmaine Avery on Sunday, June 30 in Houston, Tex., he confirms to Us Weekly.  —  PHOTOS: Jay-Z and Beyonce's sexy romance
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Beyoncé & Solange Knowles Were M.I.A. For Dad's Wedding Weekend!
Perez Hilton - over 3 years
Uh oh, family dramz?! We don't know if there's some more bad blood stirring between Beyoncé and her dad, but there has to be some reason she didn't show up to Mathew Knowles' wedding! And Bey wasn't the only one not there because Solange Knowles also ended up M.I.A. for his wedding with Gena Avery last weekend. So what could possibly have kept his two daughters away?? Well, daddy Knowles claims: "Unfortunately, Beyoncé and Solange had previous engagements which made it impossible for them to attend." Okay, okay, Bey has been awfully busy with her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. And considering how AH-Mazing that show is, we understand her missing a wedding to rock her fan's worlds! Soooo worth it! [Image via Apega/WENN.]
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Mathew Knowles: I'm Proud Of Beyonce
Huffington Post - about 4 years
On Saturday, Beyoncé opened up about splitting ways with her former manager and father Mathew Knowles in her documentary, Life Is But a Dream. Since their split, both sides have kept quiet. However, Knowles appeared on HLN's The Showbiz Countdown recently and shared that he's very proud of his daughter. "I'm proud to see her as a mother," said Knowles. "I know this was something very important to her and to see her hold Blue Ivy—that's something very special. I have a picture that no one else will ever get to see of her holding Blue Ivy. You can see the joy in her face."
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Beyoncé talks motherhood, Mathew Knowles in “Life Is But a Dream”
Houston Chronicle - about 4 years
The Houston superstar opens up in her self-directed documentary.
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Former Destiny's Child Member Critiques Super Bowl Halftime Show
Popeater - about 4 years
When Destiny's Child reunited during the Super Bowl Halftime Show on Sunday, one of the group's original members was watching from home. Celebuzz caught up with former Destiny's Child member LaTavia Roberson to hear her thoughts on Beyonce's Halftime Show and the reunion with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. “Obviously, seeing Beyonce perform was the highlight for me,” the 31-year-old told Celebuzz. “I got a real surprise when both Kelly [Rowland] and Michelle [Williams] both popped-up on the stage like that.” Continuing, “I thought they all looked great and did a good job with their dance moves. Beyonce was especially amazing. She looked fabulous and her voice was really strong. During the performance somebody texted me to say they could not hear Kelly and Michelle sing. It was so noisy in the house where we watched the performance that I did not really notice anything wrong. But who knows? They probably had some technical problems.” Visit Celebuzz to read ...
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Beyonce To Make Super Bowl A Family Affair
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Beyonce has made sure her nearest and dearest will be on hand as she takes the stage for the biggest performance of her life: the Super Bowl halftime show. Mom Tina Knowles, sister Solange Knowles, husband Jay-Z and baby Blue Ivy have all descended on New Orleans to show their support for the singer. “This is a major moment in Beyonce’s life. It’s a once in a lifetime event and she wanted to share it with her family,” a friend tells The Huffington Post. “They are an extremely close unit who spend a lot of time together. They have each other's backs.” The night before the big event, Jay-Z will host a bash for his liqueur, D’Ussé Cognac -- an event Beyonce is not expected to attend. “She will be home resting making sure her voice is in top shape for her performance. When Madonna performed last year, she wasn't seen at any of the pre-Bowl events. Beyonce will not be different,” says one of the organizers. The one person noticeably missing from the family reunion is Bey ...
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Beyonce To Direct And Star In Feature Documentary?
MTV News - over 4 years
Doc will reportedly take fans inside the superstar's life and career with blend of concert footage and confessional interviews. By John Mitchell <P><a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/knowles_beyonce/artist.jhtml/">Beyoncé</a> is one of the most thrilling multi-hyphenate superstars in the game, and now she's looking to pad her already-stacked résumé with another title: director. The pop diva is reportedly shopping a documentary feature about her life and career that she will star in, direct and produce.</P><P></p><div class="player-placeholder right" title="Beyoncé - "Love on Top"" isvevo="true" isrc="USSM21101548" id="vid:702484" width="415" height="255"></div><p></P><P>The <a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn ...
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Mathew Knowles Talks New Destiny's Child Album, Blue Ivy, Reality Television (Brennan Williams/The Huffington Post)
Wesmirch.com - over 4 years
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New Destiny's Child Albums On The Way, Beyonce's Dad Says
MTV News - over 4 years
Mathew Knowles also tells The Huffington Post he hopes the trio will commit to a reunion tour 'in the next five years.' By James Dinh Destiny's Child in 2008 Photo: MTV.com
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mathew Knowles
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 64
    In 2016, through Music World Music, Knowles acquired the country music catalog Compadre, which includes Johnny Cash, Billy Joe Shaver, James McMurty, Trent Willmon, and Kate Campbell.
    More Details Hide Details Knowles also launched the family-oriented music imprint, Music World Kids. The label has released youth projects that include Baby Jamz, Krazy Kuzins, Kid's Rap Radio, and the Music World Kids CD 5-pack. The venture also has released music from Nickelodeon’s popular cartoon series, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Knowles became manager of the vocal group Destiny's Child, working as either a producer or an executive producer on many of the group's projects. Under Music World Artist Management, Destiny's Child became a top-selling group, winning several awards include the Grammy Award, the American Music Award, BET Awards, and many others. Billboard magazine inducted the group into the All Time Hot 100 Artists. Following the departure of his daughter Beyoncé from the group, Knowles managed the solo careers of the other members of Destiny's Child, Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland.
  • 2015
    Age 63
    In October of 2015, Mathew Knowles released his first book, "The DNA Of Achievers: 10 Traits of Highly Successful Professionals".
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2011
    Age 59
    In 2011, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Gospel Music Association.
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    He also received the 2011 Living Legends Foundation Award and was named the "2007 International Executive of the Year" by the Greater Houston Partnership.
    More Details Hide Details Knowles is an active and longtime voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) and serves on its GRAMMY Board Committee.
  • 2009
    Age 57
    In addition to his work in music, Knowles is also one of the executive producers of the 2009 movie Obsessed, which stars Beyoncé.
    More Details Hide Details He is also executive producer of, and is featured in, two reality series: The UK's Chancers, and MTV International's Breaking From Above.
  • 2002
    Age 50
    In 2002 Knowles founded Spirit Rising Music, which became Music World Gospel.
    More Details Hide Details Its artists include Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Brian Courtney Wilson, Micah Stampley, Juanita Bynum, Le'Andria Johnson, Amber Bullock, Andrea Helms, Trinitee 5:7, and Elder Goldwire.
  • FORTIES
  • 1992
    Age 40
    In 1992 Knowles left this career to devote himself to his music company, Music World Entertainment, which he founded that year.
    More Details Hide Details Knowles established several recording imprints under Music World Entertainment, including Music World Gospel, Music World Kids, and Music World Country/Compadre. Knowles also established joint ventures with Sony Music, Interscope/Geffen/A&M, Fontana/Universal, Integrity Africa, Fontana International, and Sony Brazil.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1976
    Age 24
    Knowles began his business career in McDonalds, Texas. He moved to Houston in 1976 and worked for the Xerox Corporation for 10 years, primarily in the medical-systems sales division.
    More Details Hide Details Knowles afterward worked selling a CT/MRI diagnostic imaging equipment to hospitals and health facilities. He also worked in neurosurgical sales.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1952
    Age 0
    Born on January 9, 1952.
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