Biography of Beyonce | Singer.

(Beyonce Giselle Knowles;) Houston, 1981) rhythm and blues, pop and American soul singer. Member of Destiny's Child, the female R & B group most famous's history, with more than 33 million records sold worldwide, charisma, beauty and talent have become one of the musical divas of the time.

Born in Houston, Texas, on September 4, 1981, Beyoncé, whom his friends affectionately call Bee and Juju, was the daughter of Tina Knowles, designer clothing, and Matthew Knowles, seller of neurosurgical instruments. Already of kidling he proved to be a creative and restless girl. He began singing at the age of four, and the first time that it took to a stage knew that most I would like to devote to the show.
No surprise, then, that just nine years decided to mount his first musical group. After several embryonic formations with several friends from the neighborhood who not menbers (Girl Tyme, Something Frehs, Cliche and The Dolls), his father, Matthew, convinced the skills and the possibilities of the girl, decided to become her producer, manager and musical mentor. This was Destiny's Child. Next to Beyonce, her cousin, Kelly Rowland, LaTavia Robertson and LeToya Luckett completed the group.
The female Quartet acted in clubs in Houston (opening of artists of R & B as SWV, Dru Hill and Immature) were, until in 1997 he managed to sign for Columbia Records. "My father became our manager when we were eleven and twelve years, and we were always looking for performances. We acted once per week and in summer twice a week. My mother was in charge of the costumes and hairstyles", reported the artist years later.
Destiny's Child
After signing to Columbia Records, the Group appeared on the soundtrack of the film Men in black with a theme, Killing time (1997), but it would be the single No, No, No, belonging to the Destiny's Childalbum, which would introduce them with force in the music scene. The theme became a success: it was number 1 in the list of R & B/Hip-Hop singles in Billboard, reached number 3 on the Hot 100 and sold close to a million copies.
To this success was quickly followed the publication in 1999 of The writing's on the wall, of which sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, with three hits in the Top 10: Jumpin', Jumpin'; Bills, Bills, Bills, single which remained nine weeks at number 1 on Billboard's R & B singles Billboard; and Say my name, which won Grammy Awards for best R & B song and best R & B performance by a duo or group.

Beyonce in concert
At the beginning of 2000, a series of internal problems caused LaTavia and LeToya to leave the Quartet and they were replaced by Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin. The latter, however, left the group a few months later and it was then when Destiny's Child definitely became a trio.
That same year they released new album, Survivor, which soon climbed to the top of the lists, reaching double platinum in just four weeks, with sales similar to his previous work, and which would consolidate the trio in the Mecca of R & B. After this resounding success, the members of the Group decided to make a stop along the way to pursue solo projects, which began to spread rumors about his possible disagreements and its dissolution.
To the relief of fans, the trio reunite in 2004 and published its fourth album, Destiny Fulfiller. Produced by Beyoncé and Rodney Jerkins, was more mature disc formation, which, for five months, travelled the world with the Destiny Fulfilled and Lovin' it Tour, offering 75 concerts in 16 countries. And it was precisely in the framework of this tour when, on June 11, 2005, in Barcelona, in success and at the height of his career, the components of Destiny's Child announced his definitive separation.
Palmares of the Group was brilliant: several Grammy Awards, the Billboard artist of the year, the award image NAACP, an American Music Award and an MTV award. Many of the successes harvested were co-written with and co-produced by the own Beyonce, who in 2001 received the ASCAP award to the best pop songwriter of the year, becoming the second woman in history (the first African American) in obtaining this award.
Solo career
In 2003 Beyonce presented his first album Solo, Dangerously in love, in which serving as songwriter, singer, producer (along with his inseparable father) and mixer. Beyonce would consider the disc "an opportunity to grow as a songwriter and singer". It counted for this adventure with a wide repertoire of collaborators, including her boyfriend, Jay-Z rap singer (with who played a Duet Crazy in love), Sean Paul, Missy Elliott, Mark Batson, Mario Winans, D-Roy & Mr. B, Big Boi of OutKast, Rich Harrison, Fanatic, Scott Storch and the legendary Luther Vandross in The closer I get to You.
Dangerously in love was number 1 and multi-platinum (sold 11 million copies worldwide, more than 100,000 only in Spain), and won five Grammy Awards in 2004, including the best album of R & B contemporary and best song for R & B by Crazy in love. With this victory, the interpreter equalising the record by Lauryn Hill (1999), Alicia Keys (2001) and Norah Jones (2002) number of Grammy Awards achieved in a single year by a female artist.
Touched by the magic wand of success, Beyonce released her second album Solo, B'Day, in September 2006, coinciding with his twenty-fifth birthday. Composed, arranged, and co-produced by the artist, the disc again had collaborators stellar production (Rich Harrison, The Neptunes, Swizz Beatz and Rodney Jerkins) and Jay-Z among the invited artists.
Parallel to his musical career, Beyonce began with the new century a thriving career as an actress, with their intervention in the MTV Movie Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001) by Robert Townsend. Later, he would display his comic vis with the role of Foxxy Cleopatra in film Austin Powers Gold member (2002), Jay Roach, starring Mike Myers. He participated also in The Fighting Temptations (2003) of Jonathan Lynn, and a remake of The Pink Panther (2006) Shawn Levy, with Steve Martin.
But the most important role to date came you with Dreamgirls (2006), from Bill Condon, a film based on the identical title Broadway musical and inspired by the famous trio of the 1960's The Supremes. The leader of this new film trio could not be other than Beyonce (Deena Jones), who appeared in the cast accompanied by stars such as Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy.

Beyonce as Deena Jones in Dreamgirls (2006)
Beyonce, who has worked as a model for L' Oréal, plans to act in a film a year and record an album every two. He says that his goal is to achieve an Oscar or a Tony. And you want to join the all-star cast of music that not only have disks on the market, but also objects, like lingerie or perfume. Admirer of Steve Wonder and Wyclef Jean, his favorite dish is fried chicken, and moves in a Jaguar convertible.
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