Beyoncé Knowles, an outstanding performer that caught the hearts of many. Beyoncé is undoubtedly a multi-talented woman, from singing, acting, to running a business. She has it all. She built her empire from wit, skills, and talent! That’s why her fans also call her Queen B.
|Full Name||Beyoncé Giselle Knowles|
|Other Names||Queen B, Third Ward Trill|
|Birthdate||September 4, 1981|
|Birthplace||Houston, Texas, United States of America|
|Mother||Celestine “Tina” Knowles|
|Spouse||Jay-Z (Shawn Corey Carter)|
|Career Profession||Actress; Businesswoman; Dancer; Fashion Designer; Model; Singer; Songwriter; Record Producer|
|Genre||R&B; Pop; Hip Hop|
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.69 m)|
|Weight||56 kg (123.5 lbs)|
|Notable Roles/Works||The Fighting Temptation (2003)
Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) (2009)
Cadillac Records (2009)
Run the World (Girls) (2012)
The Lion King (2019)
|Net Worth||Est. $470 million|
Early Life of Beyoncé Knowles
Beyoncé was born as Beyoncé Giselle Knowles, her name gives homage to the maiden name of her mother. She came into this world on September 4, 1981. Beyoncé is the fruit of her parents’ love– Matthew Knowles, a sales manager of Xerox; and Celestine Beyincé, a hairdresser who owns a salon.
Beyoncé has a younger sister, who is also a great singer, Solange Knowles. She performed as a backup dancer for Destiny’s Child. Through their exceptional talent in performing arts, they were the first sisters to acquire No.1 albums.
During her early years, Beyoncé enrolled for a dance class at St. Mary’s Montesorri School in Houston. It was where her talents became known after attending a dance class and singing high-pitched songs. With her continuing interest in performing arts, Beyoncé enrolled at Parker Elementary School. In High School, she attended at Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and at Alief Elsik High School.
Well, we guess her interest, passion, and knowledge for performing arts paved the way to success.
When Beyoncé was eight, she auditioned for an all-girls entertainment group with Kelly Rowland, her best friend since her childhood days. They were in the Girl’s Tyme, and they competed at the Star Search, which was the most hit talent show on National Television before. But, unfortunately, their group did not win. The unfortunate twists of the early career of Beyoncé have led to her parent’s separation.
Career Life of Beyoncé Knowles
In 1996, Girl’s Tyme changed their name to Destiny’s Child. It was a year after they had their major debut song for the Official Sound Track of Men in Black. The group’s most renown song until today is Say My Name. However, with the mismanagement of Matthew towards the band, LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett decided to leave the band. The girls were replaced by Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin.
The tragic turn of events led Beyoncé to the brink of depression, and she was being blamed by the public of what happened. However, Beyoncé did not stop. She had her debut in theatrical film in 2002. By then, everything became on top for Beyoncé.
As her performing career blossomed, Beyoncé started on World Tours. She also got married to Jay-Z. The most successful tour of her was The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. Jay-Z and Beyoncé had several collaborations and tours together. Until present, her shows are still the most-watched on live performance!
Alter Ego of Beyoncé
We all know how Beyoncé performs on stage! She is full of energy and often being described as seducing, provocating, and sexy. She has created her alter ego, named Sasha Fierce. However, Beyoncé claims that the alter ego is way different from who she is in person.
Beyoncé’s Business Ventures
It was in 2010 when Beyoncé built Parkwood Entertainment, a habitual trust from the Columbia Records. The company was named after the street where Beyoncé lived when she was a child.
The company serves various services for its consumers. Name it, it can be movies, music, fashion, or videos– they can serve it to you.
The House of Deréon is the contemporary fashion line Beyoncé and her mother had. It is a tribute to the three strong women in their families. The known and reputable seamstress, Agnèz Deréon, who is the grandmother of Beyoncé. As her style greatly reflects Tina and Beyoncé’s preference, they founded the Beyond Productions. Beyond Productions provides the brand management and license for House of Deréon.
House of Deréon branched out with House of Brands. They produce active wears and footwear. Other than that, she launched an activewear line of clothing with Topshop. Her venture was Ivy Park. Without hesitation, the brand name is a tribute to her daughter, Blue Ivy.
Personal Life of Beyoncé Knowles
Beyoncé is happily married to Jay-Z. Their relationship started when she appeared as his girlfriend in the music video for Bonnie & Clyde song. It was in April 2008 when they both finally tied the knot without letting the public know. They have been romantically private in their relationship, but the couple had a rough time when she caught Jay-Z having an affair inside their marriage. Beyoncé released a single, Sorry, which made her fans speculate that it aimed for the infidelity Jay-Z committed.
Early in 2011, Beyoncé experienced a miscarriage leaving her helpless. Music helped her cope with her loss. By January 2012, she gave birth to Blue Ivy Carter.
Six years after, Beyoncé announced her second pregnancy, and she even posted on Instagram that they are expecting to have twins! By June 2017, she gave birth to Sir and Rumi Carter.
Past Relationships of Beyoncé
We all know how Beyoncé is happily married and taking care of her growing family. But, it is hard to believe that two decades ago, she had a whirlwind romance.
Beyoncé was 13 when she started seriously dating with Lyndall Locke. They were happily in love not until the early 2000s when Locke admitted being cheating on Beyoncé. However, there were other factors why the two split.
A part of it was because of Beyoncé’s father, and she was always on the road for her shows in Destiny’s Child. Moreover, Beyoncé started dating Jay-Z during her rank in the music industry started to rise.
Lyndall Locke claims that he and Beyoncé have no longer any form of connection. Without any doubt, it would be awkward to reconnect with Jay-Z nearby. At least, both of them are successful now. Locke is a chef and has his own catering company.
Beyoncé’s Net Worth
According to Forbes, Beyoncé has an estimated net worth of $470 million. It took hard work after hard work to build her wealth. It was back in 2008 when Beyoncé was already known to be the World’s Best-Paid Music Personality. It was in this year that she earned $80 million from her clothing line, film, and her music and tours.
In 2012, Beyoncé was ranked 16th on the Celebrity 100 list. It may be lower on her previous ranks, but she still earns millions from her albums and clothing line. Also, Jay-Z and Beyoncé were known to be the first on the World’s Highest-Paid Celebrity Couples for having a collective net worth of $78 million. A year after, they became the first billion-dollar couple in the industry of music. Their combined net worth as a couple is $1.16 billion.
Some Facts about Beyoncé Knowles
- There are some facts that you have to know about Beyoncé! These interesting facts are making her fans more in love with her!
- Beyoncé is fond of putting mascara as her makeup. However, she has a weird allergy to perfume. Ironically, she has launched her own fragrances– Beyoncé Pulse, Heat, and Heat Rushwith.
- Everybody loves ice cream! Beyoncé does too, her favorite flavor is Butter Pecan.
- Who does not love relaxing by the beach? Well, Beyoncé loves and enjoys swimming at the beach!
- Beyoncé has a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She received it last March 2006.
- Blue Ivy, Beyoncé’s firstborn daughter, is known to be the youngest person to appear on a Billboard chart! She was part of Jay-Z’s song Glory, where she was featured crying at the end.
- Beyoncé is one of the performers who received a large amount of money to perform for the family of Muammar Gaddafi, the former Libyan ruler. But, all of the money she received was donated to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.
People May Ask about Beyoncé
How did they discover Beyoncé?
It was Darlette Johnson, the dance instructor of Beyoncé, who discovered her. During her early years, Beyoncé took dance classes at St. Mary’s Montessori School. When her instructor hummed a song, she continued singing the song and hit high-pitched notes. It is where and when Beyoncé was discovered.
How many Grammy Awards Beyoncé have?
Beyoncé had a total of 66 nominations and 23 awards from the Grammy Awards. In the entire Grammy history, she is the most nominated and second-most awarded woman. But, it is not only in Grammys, but Beyoncé is also the most-awarded artist at Soul Train Awards and BET Awards.
What age did Beyoncé marry Jay-Z?
Beyoncé met her husband at the age of 18. They began dating a year after they met, and five years after they tied the knot! Beyoncé and Jay-Z married on their special day, April 4, 2008. Beyoncé was 27 at that time.