Beyoncé Giselle Knowles, born on September 4, 1981, often known simply as Beyoncé, is an American R&B and pop recording artist, actress and fashion model. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she enrolled in various performing arts schools and was first exposed to singing and dancing competitions as a child. Knowles rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the R&B girl group Destiny's Child, one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. During the hiatus of Destiny's Child, Knowles released her debut solo album Dangerously in Love (2003), which spawned the number one hits "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy" and became one of the most successful albums of that year, earning her a then record-tying five Grammy Awards. Following the group's disbandment in 2005, Knowles released B'Day in 2006. It debuted at number one on the Billboard charts and included the hits "Déjà Vu", "Irreplaceable" and "Beautiful Liar". Her third solo album I Am... Sasha Fierce, released in November 2008, included the anthemic "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)". The album and its singles earned her six Grammy Awards, breaking the record for most Grammy Awards won by a female artist in one night. Knowles is one of the most honored artists by the Grammys with 16 awards-13 as a solo artist and three as a member of Destiny's Child. Knowles began her acting career in 2001, appearing in the musical film Carmen: A Hip Hopera. In 2006, she starred in the lead role in the film adaptation of the 1981 Broadway musical Dreamgirls, for which she earned two Golden Globe nominations. Knowles launched her family's fashion line, House of Deréon, in 2004, and has endorsed such brands as Pepsi, Tommy Hilfiger, Armani and L'Oréal. In 2010, Forbes ranked Knowles at number two on its list of the 100 Most Powerful and Influential Celebrities in the world; she was also listed as the most powerful and influential musician in the world. Time also included Knowles on its list of the "100 Most Influential People in the World". Knowles has attained five Hot 100 number one singles as a solo performer and four with Destiny's Child, and as a solo artist, has sold over 35 million albums and singles in the U.S.; according to Sony, her total record sales, when combined with the group, have surpassed 100 million. On December 11, 2009, Billboard listed Knowles as the most successful female artist of the 2000s decade and the top Radio Artist of the decade. In February 2010, the RIAA listed her as the top certified artist of the decade. Full Biography »
Bettie Page Reveals All (2013) ...Herself (archive footage)
Mademoiselle C (2013) ...Herself
Epic (2013) ...Queen Tara (voice)
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream (2013) ...Herself
The Grammy AwardsTV (6 episodes)
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards...Herself - Presenter (as Beyoncé)
Feb 9, 2013
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards...Herself (as Beyoncé)
Jan 31, 2010
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards...Herself - Performer (as Beyoncé)
Feb 10, 2008
The 48th Annual Grammy Awards...Herself - Presenter
Feb 8, 2006
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards...Herself
Feb 13, 2005
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards...Herself - Performer (as Destiny's Child)
Feb 21, 2001
Super BowlTV (1 episode)
Super Bowl XLVII...Herself - Halftime Show Performer
Feb 3, 2013
Beyonce to Direct an HBO Documentary About Her Life
Beyonce Departs 'A Star Is Born' Remake
'Epic' Trailer Featuring the Voices of Colin Farrell and Beyonce Knowles
Gwenyth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, and Cameron Diaz Join 'One Hit Wonders'
'Onion News Network' Scores First Interview with Unborn Beyonce Baby
'A Star Is Born' Production Delayed for Beyonce Knowles Pregnancy
Clint Eastwood Directing Beyonce in 'A Star Is Born'
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