Beyoncé Knowles

D.O.B: Sep 04, 1981 | Houston, Texas, United States

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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.

Biography

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 Destinys Child, one of the worlds best-selling girl groups of all time. During the hiatus of Destinys 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 groups disbandment in 2005, Knowles released BDay 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 Destinys 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.