Beyoncé’s biographyBeyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, aka Beyoncé or simply Queen B is an American R&B singer, a former lead singer of the once-popular band Destiny’s Child. She got into the big stage at the age of nine, rose to fame as a part of the girl-pop-trio and then multiplied its success in her solo career.
ChildhoodThe woman who is today known worldwide for her powerful mezzo-soprano and luxurious curves was born in Houston, the largest city in Texas, to Matthew Knowles, a producer and sound engineer, and Tina Knowles (née Beyoncé), a fashion designer and stylist. It was in honor of her mother’s parents’ last name that the newborn got her name.
Beginning: Destiny’s ChildIn 1990, Beyoncé and her classmate Kelly Rowland took part in the casting for a teen pop group. During the audition, they met Latavia Robertson. Beyoncé, Kelly, Latavia, and three other girls were eventually selected and merged into a project called Girl’s Tyme. The producer of the group was Arne Frager from California. Placing a bet on the young age of the girls, he decided to send them to the largest talent show of the country of that time, Star Search. The man was sure that the audience would be touched by the black girls reading rap, but he was wrong. Girl’s Tyme failed, because of a poorly rehearsed song: "We read rap, but we had to sing," - Beyoncé admitted later.
At his insistence, the band was cut to four. Beyoncé and her friends rehearsed in the back room of her mother’s salon, taking pieces of advice and criticism from the clients. During the school period, they often performed at city events. They spent summer vacations in a camp specialized in vocal arts and improved their skills.
It seemed that everything went well, but shortly before the recording of the first album, the label canceled the contract. Beyoncé’s father then decided to produce the band himself. He said goodbye to other projects, and the family’s income decreased by half. Knowles even had to move from their house to an apartment.
The beginning of the solo careerAt the end of 2000, the band members announced their intention to record solo albums each. At the same time, Beyoncé made her film debut, appearing in a parody on spy movies "Austin Powers" starring Mike Myers in the role of Foxy Cleopatra. In the film, B sang the song Work It Out, her first solo single. All three girls successfully made a solo career. In 2003, Beyoncé’s debut solo album "Dangerously in Love" aimed at R&B and soul fans, was released. It has become "platinum" for four times and received five Grammies. The single "Crazy In Love" sung in a duet with rapper Jay-Z reverberated even more. It was topping Billboard Hot 100 for 2 months. "Signs" featuring Missy Elliott was a great success as well.
The heyday of Beyoncé’s careerAfter becoming a full-time solo star, Beyoncé turned to the cinema. Undoubtedly, her participation contributed to the book office success of the criminal comedy "The Pink Panther" (2006). In addition, the soundtrack to the film has become B’s then-new song "Check On It." After that, she starred in the music video "Dream Girls" featuring Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx, and Jennifer Hudson. The prototype of Beyoncé’s heroine was Diana Ross. For this role, Beyoncé was nominated for two Golden Globes: for the best female role and for the best song («Listen»).
Beyoncé’s personal lifeWhen the singer was 19, she experienced a very difficult parting paralleled with the problems in the group. Since then, she has never put her private life on the spot.
In 2002, she sang composition "Crazy Love" in a duet with rapper Jay-Z. After that, the press started to ascribe them to a love affair. The rumors took place for six long years and in April 2008, Beyoncé finally appeared in public with an elegant ring on her finger. It turned out that the lovers secretly married.
Beyoncé nowIn January 2018, Beyonce was a featured artist on her husband’s song ‘Family Feud’ devoted to the problem of inner Afro-American cultural separation.
This performance became a base for a documentary film ‘Homecoming’ by Netflix, which increase Beyonce’s net worth of $60 million.
In Summer 2019 Jay-Z and Beyonce launched a new project as a family duet The Carters. In June, they released their first album ‘Everything is Love’and music video ‘Apesh*t’.
Beyonce gave the voice to Nala, one of the main characters in the ‘Lion King’ remake by John Favreau. She made a cover on ‘Can you feel the love tonight’ along with Donald Glover and Seth Rogen.