Thursday, February 8, 2007

Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce Knowles / Beyoncé Giselle Knowles born on 4th September 1981. Beyonce Knowles is a Grammy Award-winning American R&B Female singer, record producer, songwriter, Golden Globe Award-nominated actress, dancer, and fashion designer and model for House of Deréon. Beyonce Knowles achieved fame as the creative force and lead singer of R&B girl group Destiny's Child. It was the best-selling female group of all time, with over fifty million records sold.

After a series of commercially successful releases with the group Destiny's Child, Beyonce Knowles released her debut solo album Dangerously in Love in year 2003. This album "Dangerously" became one of the biggest commercial successes of the year 2003. It was topping the album charts in the U.S. and the UK. It also spawned the number-one singles "Baby Boy" and "Crazy in Love" and earned Beyoncé a record-tying 5 Grammy Awards in a one night in year 2004. Beyonce Knowles's sophomore album, B’Day, which was released on 4th September 2006 , on Beyonce's 25th birthday continued her success. The album spawned the UK number-one single "Deja Vu", "Ring the Alarm", and the worldwide number-one hit "Irreplaceable".

Early life of Beyonce Knowles

Knowles is the elder of 2 daughters born to Mathew Knowles and Tina Beyince in Houston, TX. Beyonce's father is African-American and her mother is an African-American of Louisiana Creole descent. Beyonce's maternal grandparents, Lumis Beyince and Agnéz Deréon (a seamstress), were French-speaking Louisiana Creoles. Beyonce has an uncle, who is her mother's younger brother. She is the older sister of Solange Knowles, cousin to Angela Beyince, and aunt to Daniel Juelz Smith. Beyonce's parents decided on her first name as a tribute to her mother's surname. By age of 7 years, Beyonce was attending dance school and was a soloist in her church choir. Beyonce's dance instructor took an interest in Knowles and took her star student to various competitions. Knowles went on to win over thirty local dancing and singing competitions.

Beyonce Knowles and her former best friend LaTavia Roberson met Kelly Rowland and LeToya Luckett. They formed a quartet that would perform in their backyards and in Tina Knowles' hair salon. After singing at local events, they got their break when they entered Star popularity. This group then named as "Girl's Tyme" Thay were disappointed after losing the competition. Mathew Knowles, Beyoncé's father and Rowland's legal guardian, decided to help the girls reach their dreams of becoming top singers. He quit his six-figure salary job as a multi-million dollar equipment salesman at Xerox to manage the group. This decision by Mathew eventually affected the whole family. Their income had been cut in half, causing the family to move into two different apartments. When the "Girl's Tyme" group was signed to Columbia Records in year 1996, it gave the whole family a second chance at making things better.

As a teenager, Beyonce Knowles attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston,TX where she showed her musical talents. She later went to Alief Elsik High School, also in Houston.

Beyonce Knowles struggled a lot for her success. Finally she got, what she wants.

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