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Beyoncé Knowles

1981-09-04 Houston, Texas, United States

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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981), often known simply as Beyoncé, is an American R&B and pop recording artist and actress. 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.


The Lion King Nala (voice) 2019-07-19
Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé Herself 2019-04-17
Africa Rising Herself - Musician (archive footage) 2019-06-03
Beyoncé: Live at Coachella Herself 2018-04-15
Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams herself 2018-11-14
Quincy Herself 2018-09-21
Hand In Hand: A Benefit For Hurricane Relief Herself 2017-09-12
Lemonade 2016-04-23
Beyoncé: Live at Budweiser Made in America Festival Herself 2015-09-05
Beyoncé: Live At Global Citizen Festival 2015 Herself 2015-09-26
Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life - An All-Star Grammy Salute Herself 2015-02-26
Beyoncé: X10 - The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour Herself 2014-06-29
On the Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay Z Herself 2014-09-20
Beyoncé - Beyoncé (Visual Album) Herself 2013-12-20
Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream Herself 2013-02-16
Beyoncé: Baby and Beyond 2013-01-01
Beyoncé: Live in Atlantic City Herself 2013-11-13
Beyoncé: Live in Rock in Rio 2013 Singer 2013-09-10
Epic Queen Tara (voice) 2013-05-24
The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour Herself 2013-04-15
Beyoncé: Self-Titled Herself 2013-12-13
Me @ the Zoo Herself (archive footage) 2012-06-25
Jay-Z Live In Brooklyn Self 2012-10-11
Lady Gaga: On the Edge Herself 2012-10-09
Beyoncé: Year of 4 Herself 2011-07-01
Beyoncé: Live at Glastonbury 2011 Herself 2011-06-26
Beyoncé: Live At Roseland - Elements Of 4 Herself (as Beyoncé) 2011-11-29
A Night with Beyonce Herself 2011-12-04
Hope for Haiti Herself 2010-01-02
Beyoncé: I Am... World Tour Herself 2010-11-30
DJ Juice - The King is Back Mixtape Blend Dvd Vol. 70 2009-07-06
Mistarello Presents: Hard Body Blends Volume 4 2009-05-27
Obsessed Sharon Charles 2009-04-24
Beyoncé: I Am... Yours Herself 2009-11-23
Elvis: Viva Las Vegas Herself 2008-09-16
Cadillac Records Etta James 2008-12-05
Beyoncé: B'Day Anthology Video Album Beyoncé Knowles 2007-04-01
Beyoncé: The Beyoncé Experience Live herself 2007-11-20
Destiny's Child: Live in Atlanta herself 2006-03-28
Jay Z: Live at the Royal Albert Hall Herself 2006-11-21
Dreamgirls Deena Jones 2006-12-25
Beyoncé: The Ultimate Performer Herself 2006-11-26
The Pink Panther Xania 2006-02-10
Live 8 Herself 2005-11-07
Beyoncé: Live at Wembley Herself 2004-04-26
Fade to Black Herself 2004-11-05
Destiny's Child: World Tour Herself 2003-07-15
Beyoncé: Unauthorized Herself 2003-02-03
The Fighting Temptations Lilly 2003-09-17
Michael Jackson: Number Ones Self 2003-11-18
Austin Powers in Goldmember Foxxy Cleopatra 2002-07-26
The Concert for New York City Herself 2001-10-20
Carmen: A Hip Hopera Carmen Brown 2001-05-08
Beverly Hood Girl #1 1999-02-22
The Women Concert For Change