Beyoncé was born in Houston, Texas on September 4, 1981 to Matthew and Tina Knowles.
As a child, Beyoncé was a very shy and reserved child. The children at school had no idea that her mother had her own beauty salon, since Beyoncé was out of her skin, just not to look attractive: she did not want to cause envy among her peers.
The habit of looking at the floor almost ruined Beyonce’s posture, but already at the age of seven she began dancing. It was the choreographer Beyonce who inspired her as an artist, convincing the little girl that she had a unique gift. The parents decided to support their child in his quest to become a famous singer. From the age of seven, the girl participated in competitions for young talents of local importance. In just a year, she won more than 30 such competitions. Beyonce’s father decided to start a girl group called Girls Tyme.
Beyonce achieved a successful career not only thanks to her natural abilities, but also to her strength of character, and most importantly, her amazing performance. Since the inception of Girls Tyme, which was later renamed Destiny’s Child, Beyonce and the rest of the group’s young members: LaTavia, LeToya and Kelly Rowland have voluntarily deprived themselves of their carefree childhood joys and rehearsed constantly. As you know, the result of hard work paid off in full: Destiny’s Child was named the leader in sales among female groups in history.
Beyonce began her solo career in the fall of 2002, taking part in the recording of Jay-Z’s boyfriend’s single “03 Bonnie & Clyde”. In the spring of 2003, Beyonce and Luther Vandross made a remake of The Closer I Get to You, originally performed by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway. The composition was included in the debut album Beyonce. The duo won a Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance. In 2003, Beyonce released her first album, Dangerously in Love. The single “Crazy in Love” featuring Jay-Z became the main hit of that summer and stayed at the top of the best Billbord singles for 8 weeks. The album also peaked at # 1 on the UK, Canada, Billboard 200 pop and R&B charts. Total sales of the disc to date are 4 million copies in the US and 8 million worldwide.
At the 2004 Grammy Awards, Beyonce won 5 awards, winning the prestigious Best Contemporary R&B Album nomination. In the same year, Beyonce won the Brit Awards for Best Female Artist. In December 2005, Beyonce released a new song “Check On It” featuring Houston rapper Slim Thug. The song was featured on Destiny’s Child’s # 1’s album and on the soundtrack for The Pink Panther movie. In 2006, Beyonce received a Grammy for her song with Stevie Wonder “So Amazing”, recorded in memory of Luther Vandross. Beyonce is currently preparing her second album for a September 12, 2006 release. Creativity is not Beyonce’s only source of income: she collaborated with fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger to create the perfume True Star and True Star Gold, was the face of L’Oreal and Pepsi,