Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, actress, songwriter, and producer.
Her early ages
Beyoncé was born on September 4, 1981, in Houston, Texas. Her parents are Matthew Knowles, manager of Destiny’s Child, and Tina Knowles, who makes the band’s costumes. She has a sister named Solange, who is five years younger and also plays music. As a girl, Beyoncé took dance lessons, where one of the instructors noticed her talent. At the age of 7, Beyoncé performed John Lennon’s Imagine on a talent show and won an award. For two years she was a soloist in a church choir. He studied at The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas.
Destiny’s child and their success
At the age of 8, Beyoncé and her longtime friend Kelly Rowland met Latavia Roberson at an audition for a children’s band. Beyoncé’s father formed a trio, which was later joined by Letoya Luckett and other girls. This is how the first group, called Girls Time, was formed. They appear on the Star Search show. The four girls were later named Destiny’s Child.
In 1997, Destiny’s Child released their first single, No, No, No, which went platinum. In 1999, they released three top ten hits: Bills, Bills, Bills, Say My Name, and Jumpin, Jumpin. Their second album sold more than 9 million copies. Their single Independent Women Part 1 from the soundtrack to Charlie’s Angels has more than 140.4 million listeners on the radio. They were a backing band on the TLC tour in 1999 and the Christina Aguilera tour in 2000.
Shortly after receiving 5 Grammy nominations in 2000, Letoya and Latavia left the band. In their place come singers Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin. At the Grammy Awards, the band won two awards – for “Best Rental Song” and for “Best Rental Performance” – both for Say My Name. Already as a trio, Destiny’s Child released their third album, Survivor, which was released in the spring of 2001. They won a Grammy for Best Band Performance in February 2002.
In 2001, Beyoncé became the first African-American to win the ASCAP Pop Songwriter at the annual awards.
After this success, the three girls tried solo careers (before the release of a new album). Beyoncé recorded a hit with Jay-Z, Bonnie and Clyde ’03, and also made her big-screen debut starring in the movie “Austin Powers in the Golden Member.” In 2003 she released her debut album Dangerously in Love, which was a great success with the song Crazy in Love. She stayed for 8 weeks at number one on Billboard magazine’s Hot 100 chart, and a little later Baby Boy’s second single was another 9 weeks at number one on the same chart. At the Grammy Awards in February 2004, Beyoncé was awarded 5 statuettes.
In November 2003, he participated in the South African AIDS benefit organized by Bono and sang with You Tu. In 2005, together with her mother Tina, she opened her fashion line – House of Deréon – named after her grandmother.