Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, popularly known as Beyoncé, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, filmmaker and dancer. Giselle Knowles-Carter performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child. Giselle Knowles-Carter rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of Destiny’s Child, among the best-selling girl groups of all time.
Giselle made her theatrical film debut with a role in the United States box-office number-one Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) and began her solo music career. Giselle became the first music act to debut at number one with their first 6 solo studio albums on the Billboard 200. Beyoncé’s debut album Dangerously in Love (2003) featured 4 Billboard Hot 100 top five songs, including the number-one singles ‘Crazy in Love’ ft rapper Jay-Z and ‘Baby Boy’ ft singer-rapper Sean Paul. She released her 2nd solo album, B’Day, which comprised of her first US number-one solo single ‘Irreplaceable’ and ‘Beautiful Liar’, which topped the charts in most countries, following the disbandment of Destiny’s Child in 2006. She continued her acting career with starring roles in Dreamgirls (2006), The Pink Panther (2006) and Obsessed (2009). Beyoncé’s marriage to Jay-Z and her portrayal of Etta James in Cadillac Records (2008) influenced her 3rd album, I Am… Sasha Fierce (2008), and this earned a record-setting six Grammy Awards in 2010. The album spawned the UK number-one single ‘If I Were a Boy’, ‘Single Ladies/Put a Ring on It’ and the top five single ‘Halo’.
She released the album 4 (2011) which was influenced by 1970s funk, 1980s pop and 1990s soul, after splitting from her manager and father Mathew Knowles in 2010. Giselle achieved back-to-back widespread critical acclaim for her sonically experimental visual albums, Beyoncé (2013) and Lemonade (2016), which made her the world’s best-selling album of 2016 and the most acclaimed album of Beyoncé’s career, exploring themes of infidelity and womanism. She released Everything Is Love, a collaborative album with her husband, Jay-Z, as the Carters in 2018. She topped the Billboard Hot 100 with the remixes of ‘Perfect’ by Ed Sheeran in 2017, as a featured artist, and ‘Savage’ by Megan Thee Stallion in 2020. She made her directorial and screenwriting debut with the musical film and visual album Black Is King, still the same year, which received widespread critical acclaim after premiering on Disney+.
She is among the world’s best-selling music artists, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide. Beyoncé’s success during the 2000s was recognized with the Recording Industry Association of America’s Top Certified Artist of the Decade, and Billboard magazine’s Top Radio Songs Artist as well as the Top Female Artist of the Decade. Giselle is the most nominated woman in the Grammy Award’s history, with 24 wins. Giselle Knowles-Carter is also the most awarded artist at the MTV Video Music Awards, with a total of 24 wins, together with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Giselle became the highest-earning black musician in history and was listed among Time’s 100 most influential people in the world for a second year in a row, in 2014. Forbes ranked her as one of the most powerful female in entertainment on their lists in 2015 and 2017. In 2016, she occupied the 6th place for Time’s Person of the Year and was named one of the 100 women who defined the last century by the same publication in 2020. In 2019, Giselle Knowles-Carter was also included on Encyclopædia Britannica’s 100 Women list, for her contributions to the entertainment industry.
Giselle Knowles-Carter was born on September 4th, 1981 in Houston, Texas.
She is a daughter of Celestine Knowles, who is a hairdresser and salon owner, and Mathew Knowles, who is a Xerox sales manager. Her name is a tribute to her mother’s maiden name and her younger sister Solange Knowles is also a singer and a former backup dancer for Destiny’s Child. Solange and her are the first sisters to have both had No. 1 albums. Her father is African American while her mother is of Louisiana Creole descent – French, Native American, and African and distant Jewish, Spanish, Chinese as well as Indonesian ancestry. She is a descendant of Acadian leader Joseph Broussard, through her mother, as well as a distant relative of Jean-Vincent d’Abbadie de Saint-Castin.
She has twins, Rumi and Sir, who were born in June 2017. She shared a few photos of toddlers Rumi and Sir, in a year-in-review video on her Instagram.
Beyonce’s estimated net worth in 2020 is approximately $500 million dollars, which makes her one of the richest singers in the world.
-Crazy in Love
-If I Were a Boy
-Drunk in Love
-Run the World
-Love on Top
-Brown Skin Girl
-Best Thing I Never Had
-Dance for You
-Get Me Bodied
-I Was Here
-Check on It