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Beyoncé Biography

Beyoncé was born Beyoncé Giselle Knowles on September 4, 1981, in Houston, Texas, USA. She is music artist, actress, model, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.

Beyoncé's interest in entertainmnet started very early in her life, performing in various singing and dancing competttions as a child. She rose to fame in the late 1990s, as a lead singer of the R&B girls group, Destiny's Child. The group was managed by her dad, and was one of the world's best -selling girl groups before it's official disbandment in 2006.

Beyoncé released her debut solo studio album in 2003, while still with Destiny's Child. The album, Dangerously In Love, was in strict terms, the cornerstone for Beyoncé's establishment and success as a global music superstar. It debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart and earned her 5 Grammy Awards. Also, the album featured 2 number-one singles, namely Crazy In Love and Baby Boy, on the Billboard Hot 100.

Beyoncé went solo fully fledged after the demise of Destiny's Child, and released her second studio album, B´Day, in 2006. The album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart and earned her a Grammy Award in 2007 for Best Contemporary R&B Album.

Her third studio album, I Am....Sasha Fierce, was released in 2008. Like her previous two albums, I am...Sasha Fierce debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart.

Beyoncé's fourth studio album, 4, was equally successful. The album was released in 2011 and debuted at number 1 on the Billiboard 200 Chart.

She released her fifth studio album, Beyoncé, in 2013. As always, the album debuted at number 1 on the Billiboard 200 Chart. The album features hit single Drunk In Love, a duet with her husband Jay Z.

Her sixth and last studio album so far, Lemonade, released in 2016, is probably the second most successful studio album after Dangerously In Love. The album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart, and all its 12 tracks have debuted on the Billiboard Hot 100 Chart. The album has been certified 3 x Platinum in June 2019 after having sold 3 million copies in USA.

Throughout her music career so far, Beyoncé has sold over 100 million records as a solo artist, and 60 million with Destiny's Child, worldwide. She has won 20 Grammy Awards, and is the most nominated woman in the Grammy Awards' history. In 2014, Beyoncé was world's highest paid music artist of African descent, and was listed among Time's 100 most influencial people in the world, in second year running.

Despite her overwhelming performance and authority in music, Beyoncé is still very humble, and publicly credits her massive success as a music artist to those who came before her. She particularly has great respect for Michael Jackson, who she says influenced and inspired her to a very great deal, after she attended her first ever concert at the age of 5, in which Michael Jackson was performing. She goes to the extent of saying that if it wasn't for Michael Jackson's influence, she may, perhaps, not have became a music artist! She also has lots of respect for Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, and Whitney Houston, among others.

In addition to music and as indicated earlier, Beyoncé is involved in some other career activities including movie acting, modelling, entrepreneurship. Detailed description of these activities will follow soon.

Furthermore, Beyoncé is probably one of the most committed philanthropists in the world. We will illustrate as thus.

On the one hand, the diva is a co-founder of a charity called Survivor Foundation. The latter was launched in 2015, and geared towards providing emergency housing for victims of the Hurricane Katrina, within the Houston area in Texas. She contributed $250 000 to the Foundation as initial funding of it's charitable endeavor.

On the other hand, she has so far supported 37 charities that include the following: