Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, actress and record producer. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of Destiny’s Child. In 2018, she released Everything Is Love, a collaborative album with her husband, Jay-Z, as the Carters. She is the most nominated woman in the Grammy Award’s history with 24 wins.
About Beyoncé in brief
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, actress and record producer. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of Destiny’s Child. She became the first music act to debut at number one with their first six solo studio albums on the Billboard 200. In 2018, she released Everything Is Love, a collaborative album with her husband, Jay-Z, as the Carters. Beyoncé is one of the world’s best-selling recording artists, having sold 118 million records worldwide. She is the most nominated woman in the Grammy Award’s history and has the second most wins for a woman with a total of 24. In 2014, she 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. She was also included on Encyclopædia Britannica’s 100 Women list in 2019, for her contributions to the entertainment industry. Her name is a tribute to her mother, Mathew Knowles, a hairdresser and Xerox sales manager. Her younger sister Solange Knowles is also a singer and a former backup dancer. Solange and Beyoncé are both the first sisters to have had No. 1 albums. Her mother is of African American, Jewish, Spanish, Chinese and Indonesian ancestry. Her father is a slaveowner and descendant of Joseph Broussard, as well as a descendant of Jean-Vincent Jean-badie de Saint-Castin. She attended St. Mary’s Montessori School in Houston, Texas, where she discovered a talent for singing and dance.
She began singing in dance classes when she was eight years old. She has two children, Beyoncé and Solange, who are also singers and backup dancers. She also has a daughter, Rumi, who is a singer-songwriter, and a daughter-in-law, Zara Tindall, a model and actress. Her husband is rapper Jay Z, who she married in 2008. She had a role in the US box-office number-one Austin Powers in Goldmember and began her solo music career. In 2010, she made her directorial and screenwriting debut with the musical film and visual album Black Is King, which received widespread critical acclaim after premiering on Disney+. She has also starred in The Pink Panther, Dreamgirls and Obsessed. Her third album, I Am… Sasha Fierce, earned a record-setting six Grammy Awards in 2010. She achieved back-to-back widespread acclaim for her sonically experimental visual albums, Beyonce and Lemonade ; the latter was the best- selling album of 2016 and the most acclaimed album of her career, exploring themes of infidelity and womanism. She topped the Billboard Hot 100 with the remixes of \”Perfect\” by Ed Sheeran in 2017 and \”Savage\” by Megan Thee Stallion in 2020. Her success during the 2000s was recognized with the Recording Industry Association of America’s Top Certified Artist of the Decade.