Beyonce Knowles  

American Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Actress and Designer

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is an American recording artist and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child, and rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. Managed by her father Mathew Knowles, the group became one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. Their hiatus saw the release of Beyoncé's debut album, Dangerously in Love, which established her as a solo artist worldwide; it sold 11 million copies, earned five Grammy Awards and featured the Billboard number-one singles "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy."

Following the disbandment of Destiny's Child in 2005, she released her second solo album, B'Day, which contained hits "Déjà Vu", "Irreplaceable" and "Beautiful Liar." Beyoncé also ventured into acting, with a Golden Globe-nominated performance in Dreamgirls, and starring roles in "The Pink Panther" and Obsessed." Her marriage to rapper Jay-Z and portrayal of Etta James in Cadillac Records influenced her third album, I Am... Sasha Fierce, which saw the birth of her alter-ego Sasha Fierce and earned a record-setting six Grammy Awards in 2010, including Song of the Year for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)." Beyoncé took a hiatus from music in 2010 and took over management of her career; 4 was subsequently mellower in tone, exploring 1970s funk, 1980s pop, and 1990s soul. Her fifth studio album, Beyoncé, was critically acclaimed and was distinguished from previous releases by its experimental production and exploration of darker themes.

A self-described "modern-day feminist," Beyoncé's songs are often characterized by themes of love, relationships and monogamy, as well as female sexuality and empowerment. On stage, her dynamic, highly choreographed performances have led to critics hailing her as one of the best entertainers in contemporary popular music. Throughout a career spanning 16 years, she has won 17 Grammy Awards and sold over 118 million records as a solo artist and 60 million with Destiny's Child, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. The Recording Industry Association of America recognized Beyoncé as the Top Certified Artist in America during the 2000s decade. In 2009, Billboard named her the Top Radio Songs Artist of the Decade, the Top Female Artist of the 2000s and their Artist of the Millennium in 2011. In 2013 and 2014 she was included in Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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Beyonce Signs With CAA's Music Department (Exclusive)

Beyonce has moved her touring business from ICM Partners to CAA, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. She will remain with ICM for acting.

Beyonce Supports Kids To #EndBullying - Look to the Stars

Beyonce posted the Kids In The House anti-bullying PSA on Facebook, which ... Chime For Change: Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Salma Hayek Pinault, and Frida ...

Pearl Jam, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran And Coldplay To Headline 2015 Global Citizen Festival

Pearl Jam, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay will headline the 2015 Global Citizen Festival, a free-ticketed event on the Great Lawn in Central Park in New York City on Saturday, September 26, 2015.

Here's how Beyonce won 'SNL' last night

Just after Melissa McCarthy finished her opening monologue (and Hillary Clinton serenaded some undecided voters with Bonnie Raitt's I Can't Make You Love Me in the cold open), Saturday Night Live ran a fake trailer for a horror movie called...The Day Beyonce Turned Black (rated NC-17 for white people and G for everyone else).

Beyoncé’s First In-Depth Interview In Years Is All About Feminism

The Queen is back — and proudly wearing her feminist crown.

In a rare interview with ELLE Magazine published Tuesday morning, Beyoncé explained the rather simple definition of feminism and why she chose to embrace the term on her 2014 Mrs. Carter tour.

'Women have to take time to focus on our mental health'

In a rare interview with Elle, Beyoncé is finally talking — about her new business, mental health, feminism and more.

Beyonce Fans, BeyGOOD Support Flint, Inspire Volunteers Across North America

Today Parkwood Entertainment, the entertainment and management company founded by Beyoncé, presented United Way of Genesee County with a generous donation of $82,234. to support residents of Flint, as they continue to feel the impacts of the water crisis...

Beyoncé becomes a tech startup investor

Joining celebrity investors like Snoop Dogg, Ashton Kutcher, and Justin Bieber, Queen Bey is bringing her supreme business skills to the tech world. Beyoncé and the management company she started called Parkwood Entertainment have invested $150,000 into Sidestep, an app for buying concert merchandise and skipping the line to pick it up at the show...

Grammys 2017: Beyonce, Drake, Rihanna, Kanye West Lead Nominees

Beyoncé leads this year's field of Grammy hopefuls with nine nominations, with Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West each garnering eight nods apiece. The awards show will air live from Los Angeles' Staples Center on February 12th.

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