- Also Known As:
- Queen B, Sasha Fierce
- 5' 7"
Beyoncé (born Beyoncé Giselle Knowles in Houston, Texas on September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, choreographer, and fashion designer. Beyoncé rose to superstardom as the lead singer of group Destiny’s Child — alongside Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland — one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time. Beyoncé released her first solo album, Dangerously in Love, in 2003, which became one of the most successful albums of that year and earned her five Grammy Awards. In 2006, her second album B’Day debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart during its first week of sales. Her third solo album in 2008, I am…Sasha Fierce, spawned the infamous single (“Single Ladies”) and helped Beyoncé earn a record breaking six Grammy awards in 2010. She released 4 in 2011 and Beyonce in 2013, but her most recent, Lemonade, dropped in 2016 and was the world’s highest-selling album of the year.
Beyoncé has also ventured into acting, with her most popular roles including Austin Powers in Goldmember and Dreamgirls, which earned her two Golden Globe nominations. Beyoncé and her mother Tina Knowles launched fashion empire, House of Dereon in 2005, and most recently Beyoncé has launched a perfume collection. Beyoncé was recognized by Forbes as the first “Most Powerful and Influential Musicians in the World” and was named the “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” by PEOPLE.
Best Known For:
Chart topping triumphs that include, “Single Ladies,” “Lemonade” and “If I Were a Boy.”
Beyoncé married longtime love Jay-Z in 2008 and gave birth to their first child Blue Ivy Carter in January 2012. On Feb. 1, 2017, the singer announced via a photo of her pregnant baby belly that she and Jay are expecting twins. She gave birth to twins, Rumi and Sir, on June 13. The twins struggled because of their early birth, but were eventually deemed healthy and sent home with Bey! Between these births, Beyonce and Jay-Z’s marriage was struggling amidst infidelity rumors, but the couple stuck it out and poured that emotion into their Lemonade and 4:44 albums. The singer remains close to her family, involved in every aspect of her work, and hangs out with celebs like Kelly Rowland and Gwyneth Paltrow.