Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (born September 4, 1981), accepted mononymously as Beyoncé (play /biˈjɒnseɪ/ bee-YON-say), is an American singer, songwriter, almanac producer, and actress. Built-in and aloft in Houston, Texas, she enrolled in assorted assuming arts schools and was aboriginal apparent to singing and dancing competitions as a child
Knowles rose to acclaim in the backward 1990s as the advance accompanist of the R&B babe accumulation Destiny's Child, one of the world's acknowledged babe groups of all time.
During the aperture of Destiny's Child, Knowles appear her admission abandoned album, Dangerously in Love, in 2003, which spawned two number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100—"Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy"—and became one of the a lot of acknowledged albums of that year, earning her a again record-tying 5 Grammy Awards.
Following the disbandment of Destiny's Child in 2005, Knowles appear her additional abandoned album, B'Day, in 2006, and included the top 10 singles "Déjà Vu", "Irreplaceable" and "Beautiful Liar". Her third abandoned anthology I Am... Sasha Fierce, appear in 2008, spawned four commercially acknowledged singles—"If I Were a Boy", "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)", "Halo" and "Sweet Dreams". The anthology helped Knowles acquire six Grammys in 2010, breaking the almanac for a lot of Grammy Awards won by a changeable artisan in one night.
Knowles appear her fourth abandoned album, 4, in 2011, and became her fourth after number-one anthology on the Billboard 200 as a abandoned artist. This fabricated her the third artisan in history to accept her aboriginal four flat albums admission aloft the chart.
Apart from her plan in music, Knowles has aswell launched a career in acting. She fabricated her admission in the 2001 agreeable blur Carmen: A Hip Hopera, above-mentioned to actualization in above films, including Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), Dreamgirls (2006), which becoming her two Golden Globe nominations, Cadillac Annal (2008) and Obsessed (2009). Knowles and her mother alien their family's appearance line, House of Deréon, in 2005, and has aswell accustomed brands including, L'Oréal, Pepsi, Tommy Hilfiger, Nintendo and Vizio. In June 2010, she was ranked aboriginal on Forbes account of the 100 A lot of Powerful and Influential musicians in the world,
and additional on its account of the 100 A lot of Powerful and Influential celebrities in the world.
Knowles' plan has becoming her abundant awards and accolades, including 16 Grammy Awards, 11 MTV Video Music Awards, 4 American Music Awards, a Billboard Millennium Award and a brilliant on the Hollywood Walk of Acclaim with Destiny's Child. In 2009, Billboard called her the Top Radio Songs Artisan of the 2000s decade,
and ranked her as the 4th all-embracing Artisan of the Decade (and as the Aboriginal Changeable Artisan of that period).
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), aswell accustomed Knowles as the Top Certified Artisan of the 2000s.
In the US, Knowles has awash over 11.2 actor albums as of May 2010,
and added than 30.4 actor agenda singles as of January 2012.
She has awash 75 actor annal worldwide, authoritative her one of the acknowledged music artists of all time.
In 2010, VH1 included Knowles in its account of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time,
and ranked her third in their 2012 account of the 100 Greatest Women in Music