Beyoncé’s Biography - All About Beyonce

Beyonce is a force in many more ways than one. She is a global sensation for a good reason. Her looks and dance moves are unmatched, her music is creative and catchy, and she is a positive and inspiring woman to millions.

And one of the most intoxicating aspects of this queen is her highly empowering stance on life.

Don’t forget that her position as one of the most powerful women in the world wasn’t handed to her; she worked for it.

Queen Bay is unstoppable; from being a noted actress and chart-topping pop diva, to a proud mother of three and philanthropist, her life is an inspiration, both admirable and inspirational.

Beyonce's Childhood and Early Life

Beyonce Giselle Knowles was born on September 4th, 1984 and raised in Houston, Texas.

Mathew Knowles, her father, worked as Xerox sales manager while Tina Knowles, her mother, was a hairdresser and owned a salon.

Beyonce’s parents encouraged her to start performing, and by the time she turned seven, she was winning local singing and dancing competitions.

While auditioning for an all-girl entertainment group with her childhood friend Kelly Rowland, Beyonce met LaTavia Roberson who places the two girls into Girl’s Time with other three girls in 1990.

Things didn’t go well for Girls’ Time, and after failing during the Star Search TV talent show, Mathew Knowles resigned his position to manage the group.

He reduced the group’s membership to four, changed its name to Destiny’s Child and started recording their debut album in 1996.

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Destiny’s Child

In 1997, Destiny’s Child released “Killing Time” and first appeared on the soundtrack for the famed “Men In Black.”

Within less than a year, Destiny’s Child had reached number one in the R&B chart and 3rd position on the pop chart with the single hit ”No, No, No Pt2.”

During the 1900s and early 2000s, Destiny’s Child was best-selling recording works with more than ten pop hit singles.

However, the group announced its breakup in 2005.

Beyonce’s Solo Success

Beyonce was the featured vocalist on Jay-z’s single “O3 Bonnie and Clyde” in 2002. She also released “Dangerously in Love” a solo album.

This album was propelled by its “Crazy in Love” track and ended up selling more than 4 million copies across the United States and the United Kingdom and 8 million copies globally.

Three more top ten singles from the same album followed in succession.

During her 25th birthday (September 4th, 2006), Beyonce released her “B’Day,” her second studio album. The entire album was recorded in two weeks and sold more than 500,000 copies within the first week of its release.

Beyonce has been releasing great hits over a decade, making her one of the popular artists in the world.

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Beyonce's Personal Life

Rapper Jay-Z and Beyonce started a romantic relationship following their outstanding collaboration on Jay-Z’s “O3 Bonnie and Clyde” song. Beyonce appeared like his girlfriend in the video.

The two lovers married on April 4th, 2008. The details about the wedding were revealed during October 2008 during an event – listening party for the queen’s “I Am Sasha Fierce” album.

Unfortunately, Queen Bey had a miscarriage in 2011, an instance she described as the worst thing that has ever happened in her life.

Less than a year later, she revealed she was pregnant to her fans and the entire world in August 2011 during the MTV Video Music Awards.

On January 7th, 2012, she gave birth to Blue Ivy, and about five years later, she was blessed with twins – Sir Carter, a son, and Rumi Carter, a second daughter.

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The Awards for Beyonce are Many

2003: MTV Video Music Award for Top Female Video –  "Crazy In Love"

2004: Grammy Award for Best R&B Song "Crazy In Love"

2004: MTV Video Music Award for top Female Video "Naughty Girl."

2009: MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year, her single  ("Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)"

2010: Grammy Award for Song of the Year, her hit "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)"

2010: Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)"

2011: Billboard Millenium Award

2014: MTV Video Music Awards Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

2015: Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, Beyonce’s "Drunk In Love"

2016: MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year, Beyonce’s video "Formation."


Beyonce is recognized as among the top 21st-century pop music performers.

She embraces her African-American heritage and always presents herself as a positive role model to her society.

She has won 22 Grammy Awards and earned 62 nominations – the highest number of nominations ever received by a lady.

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