Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, simply known as Beyoncé, is an American singer, songwriter and actress.
Growing up, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child,
and rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny's Child.
Sasha Fierce, Third Ward Trill
September 4, 1981 (age
New York City, New York, U.S.
5' 7" (1.69 m)
Solange Knowles, Nixon Knowles
Jay-Z (m. 2008)
Blue Ivy Carter (2012)
Singer, songwriter, actress
Increase US$ 350 million
Destiny's Child, Jay-Z, Solange Knowles
Carmen: A Hip Hopera Carmen Brown Television film (2001)
Austin Powers in Goldmember as Foxxy Cleopatra (2002)
The Fighting Temptations as Lilly (2003)
Fade to Black as Herself Music documentary about Jay-Z (2004)
The Pink Panther as Xania (2006)
Dreamgirls as Deena Jones (2007)
"It's really silly. I wrote a song called 'Bootylicious,' maybe three years ago. And now the word is in the dictionary. To be honest, I hate the word."
"I'm a good person and I don't think I'll be left on my own. I don't know when I'll meet a man I think I'm rushing it. But I am tired of working and not having someone."
"I mean, if I do get a couple of days off, what am I going to do? I have started painting and getting interested in art. I love going to theme parks and skating.I can do those by myself but I want to experience those things with somebody else. I have to start experiencing life and going on dates or I'll always be by myself.
But I don't know what guys I like because I haven't been out with enough to know. I'm still learning.
"I've had small depressions, days when I've woken up and felt sad, especially when I'm so far away from home. I've got my religion and that is my therapy, although I think it would be good for me to have someone I can talk to. But I have friends. I haven't got a therapist but maybe I should.â€?
I was so shy and when my sister was born I found it hard. I was really strange and kind of too quiet.
"I've worked hard and I deserve everything I have. I never thought I'd have so much money. I just wanted to be financially stable and it embarrasses me and I don't feel comfortable talking or thinking about it. I don't know exactly how much I have but I don't buy much."
"I've had the same car for five years it's a convertible Jag which I bought with my own money. It's very Austin Powers."
I don't flaunt my money. I like to stay at nice hotels but I'm not a flashy chick. I haven't got much jewellery or anything.
"Acting is easier and smoother than singing it's less drama. But I love singing on stage."
Destiny's Child will always be No.1 on my list.
"The more successful I get, the more I want a boyfriend,"
"But it's hard. Where am I going to meet somebody? Maybe at an awards show? Or on tour?"
"I could say to the security guard, 'OK, he can come over,' but I don't want to have to tell somebody he can come talk to me. It just feels forced, like I'm out there looking and I picked the one I want. That's just whacked."
"We look so unhappy and bored, no one is ever going to come up to us. And because of security, no one can get to us anyway.
Beyonce Knowles Awards
Bravo Awards Golden Otto - Media Prize (Ehren-Otto)
Broadcast Film Critics Award for Best Original Song "Listen" from "Dreamgirls"
Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album "B'Day"
(ASCAP) Pop Music Award for Most Performed Songs "Check On It"
MTV Video Music Award for Most Earthshattering Collaboration "Beautiful Liar feat. Shakira"
Glamour Woman of the Year (UK) Award for International Solo Artist of the Year
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Song for "Irreplaceable"
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Female Singer
BET Award for Best Female R&B Artist
BET Award for Video Of The Year "Irreplaceable"
Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single - Female "Irreplaceable"
Brasil Orkut Award for Best Female Singer "B'Day"
Brasil Orkut Award for Best Song "Deja Vu"
Brasil Orkut Awards Inspiration Award
Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("So Amazing" with Stevie Wonder the compilation LP So Amazing... An All-Star Tribute To Luther Vandross)
MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video
* Beyonce featuring Slim Thug & Bun B, "Check On It (Pink Panther)"
MTV Video Music Awards: Best Female Video; Naughty Girl
Billboard's R'n'B/Hip-Hop Awards: top female artist; new artist
BET Awards: Best Female R&B artist
BET Awards: Best Collaboration, Crazy in Love - with Jay-Z
Black Reel Award: Best Song
Brit Award: International Female Solo Artist of the Year
Grammy Awards: R&B Song, Female R&B Vocal Performance, R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals (shared with Luther Vandross), Rap/Sung Collaboration ('Crazy in Love' featuring Jay-Z), Contemporary R&B Album
MTV Europe Awards: Best R and B Award and Best Song of the Year (Crazy in Love)
MTV Awards: Best Female Video, Best R&B Video and Best Choreography
Vibe Awards: coolest collaboration that he shared with Jay Z for Crazy in Love
ASCAP Award: Most Performed Songs
American Music Awards: Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music
Billboard Music Awards: Artist Of The Year
Billboard Music Awards: Artist Of The Year, Duo/Group
Billboard Music Awards: Hot 100 Singles Artist Of The Year
Billboard Music Awards: Hot 100 Singles Duo/Group Of The Year
Soul Train Lady Of Soul Awards: Best R&B Soul Single (Group), Say My Name
Soul Train Lady Of Soul Awards: Best R&B Soul Album Of The Year (Group), Writing's On The Wall