Beyonce Knowles Bio

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Beyonce Knowles Bio

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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles

Born: Houston, Texas

Birthday: September 4, 1981

Horoscope Sign: Virgo

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Smartasses Magazine Top 100 - Female EmpowermentBeyonce Knowles Bio – Smartasses Magazine Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (born September 4, 1981) is an American R&B singer, songwriter, actress and fashion designer. Knowles is of African, Native American, Irish, Spanish and French descent. Her mother, Tina, was a hairdresser and her father, Mathew, was a Xerox sales manager. Her name, Beyoncé, is a tribute to her mother’s maiden name, Beyincé, and through her mother, she is a descendant of Acadian leader Joseph Broussard. Her younger sister Solange is also a singer and a former member of Destiny’s Child. Knowles was raised in a Methodist household, and attended St. Mary’s Montessori School in Houston as well as the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and later Alief Elsik High School. She was also a member of the choir at St. John’s United Methodist Church as a soloist for two years. On April 4, 2008, Knowles and artist/producer Jay Z wed, and on January 7, 2012, the couple gave birth to their daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.

Knowles’ singing talent was discovered when dance instructor Darlette Johnson began humming a song and she finished it, being able to hit the high-pitched notes. She performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child and rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny’s Child. Their hiatus which began in 2001, saw the release of Knowles’ 2003 debut album, Dangerously in Love, which established her as a solo artist worldwide and earned her five Grammy Awards. Following the disbandment of Destiny’s Child in June 2005, she released her second solo album, B’Day in 2006. That same year, she ventured further into acting after her appearance in the 2002 Mike Myers film Goldmember, with a Golden Globe-nominated performance in Dreamgirls, and a starring role in The Pink Panther. Knowles also stars as Sharon, in the 2009 thriller, Obsessed. Her portrayal of Etta James in the 2008 film Cadillac Records, influenced her third album in 2008, I Am… Sasha Fierce. Knowles’ sixth album, Lemonade, was released in 2016 in conjunction with her short film of the same name. The Recording Industry Association of America has recognized Knowles as the Top Certified Artist in America during the 2000s. In 2009, The Observer named her the Artist of the Decade, while Billboard named her the Top Radio Songs Artist of the Decade and the Top Female Artist of the Decade. In 2010, Billboard went on to also name her fifteenth on their Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years. In 2012 VH1 ranked Knowles third on their list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music. Time magazine also listed her among the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2013 and 2014, while Forbes named her the Most Powerful Female in Entertainment in 2015. Knowles was also the first female artist to be honored with the International Artist Award at the American Music Awards, and she received the Legend Award at the 2008 World Music Awards, and the Billboard Millennium Award at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. Forbes magazine began reporting on Knowles’ earnings in 2008, calculating that the $80 million she earned between June 2007 to June 2008 made her the world’s best-paid music personality at the time, above Madonna and Celine Dion.

Knowles and her mother introduced House of Deréon, a contemporary women’s fashion line, in 2005. That same year, she teamed up with House of Brands, a shoe company, to produce a range of footwear. In January 2008, Starwave Mobile launched Beyoncé Fashion Diva, a high-style mobile game with a social networking component, featuring the House of Deréon collection. In July 2009, Knowles and her mother launched a new junior apparel label, Sasha Fierce for Deréon. On May 27, 2010, she teamed with C&A to launch Deréon by Beyoncé at their stores in Brazil.

Knowles names Michael Jackson as her major musical influence. A self-described modern-day feminist, her musical repertoire is often characterized by themes of female empowerment. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Knowles and Kelly Rowland founded the Survivor Foundation to provide transitional housing for victims in the Houston area, to which Knowles contributed an initial $250,000. She and husband Jay Z are friends with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, and she performed America the Beautiful at the 2009 presidential inauguration, as well as At Last during the first inaugural dance at the Neighborhood Ball two days later.

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Why we think she’s hot:

Beyonce Knowles developed the persona, Sasha Fierce early on in life, in an effort to get over shyness. Many moons later, all she’s managed to do is just eclipse the late Whitney Houston… the person who discovered her. Not bad. Suffice it to say, her little Sasha trick seems to have worked. Indeed, year in and year out, Beyonce is arguably the hottest woman alive. Whether or not that is true, is up to you. But we would take an argument to even the highest of courts in the land that, if she isn’t the sexiest, she is indeed the prettiest. Perhaps even, the prettiest woman, ever. Like it, and put a ring on it.

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