Birth Name: Beyoncé Giselle Knowles
Age: 31, born 1 September 1981
Born and residing in: United States
Height: 5' 6"
Ethnicity: Black / African descent
Relationship Status: Married
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About: Beyoncé's father, Mathew Knowles, manages Destiny's Child. Her mother, Tina Knowles, designs their glittering costumes. Solange Knowles, her sister (they're about 5 years apart), has released her debut album. She dances with her big sister during DC-3 concerts. She and her group were discovered by Whitney Houston. One of her favorite songs is "Lovefool" by The Cardigans. Her favorite item of clothing is a pair of path work metallic boots. She writes & produces many Beyoncé's father, Mathew Knowles, manages Destiny's Child. Her mother, Tina Knowles, designs their glittering costumes. Solange Knowles, her sister (they're about 5 years apart), has released her debut album. She dances with her big sister during DC-3 concerts.
She and her group were discovered by Whitney Houston. One of her favorite songs is "Lovefool" by The Cardigans. Her favorite item of clothing is a pair of path work metallic boots. She writes & produces many of the group's songs, including smash hits "Jumpin Jumpin", "Bootylicious", "Nasty Girl", "Independent Women", "Happy Face" and "Apple Pie a la mode".
Big, heavy earrings
Revealing clothing and high heels
Powerful Soaring Vocals
Lead singer of the singing group Destiny's Child.
Toured with Christina Aguilera as her opening act. (2000)
Toured with TLC as their opening act (1999)
Has a cat named Master P
Attended The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas.
Older sister of singer Solange Knowles.
Once appeared on "Star Search" (1983).
In 2001 she became the first African-American woman to ever win the ASCAP Pop Songwriter of the Year Award.
Is a fan of Middle Eastern music and dance.
Her biggest hit to date is song "Crazy in Love.". 
The Radio Music Awards, MTV Europe Video Music Awards and Billboard Awards are among the awards shows she has performed on in 2003. She also performed at a South African AIDS benefit show in November 2003, organized by Bono of U2 to combat the AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa.
Won 5 Grammys, including Best Contemporary R & B Album for "Dangerously In Love", she took home the most awards for this year's (2004) show. [8 February 2004]
She has Creole heritage on her mother's side of her family.
Has been quoted as saying that to get over her shyness she developed a stage persona named "Sasha".
Was voted number 1 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties
Her favorite rapper is Wyclef Jean.
She and Jay-Z are buying a house in Miami as well as in London, England.
Daughter of Mathew Knowles and Tina Knowles.
Ranked #7 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
Aunt of Daniel Julez J. Smith, son of her sister, Solange Knowles and her husband, Daniel.
Sister-in-law of football player, Daniel Smith.
Her name came from her mother's maiden name.
Attended Welch Middle School in Houston, Texas.
Sang three of the five Oscar-nominated songs at The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) (TV), including one completely in French. 
One of People Magazine's "50 Most beautiful People" for most wanted lips (2004)
She and the other members of Destiny's Child announced that they will disband after their tour ends in the fall. [June 13th 2005]
Ranked #1 on E!'s 50 Steamiest Southern Stars
Along with Nicole Richie, Veronica Webb, Kelly Osbourne, Angie Everhart, Alexandra Richards, Irina Pantaeva, Marisa Miller, Wyclef Jean, Rachel Hunter, Naomi Campbell, and Janice Dickinson, she participated in the "Fashion for Relief" show on 16 September, 2005 in New York, a benefit for AmeriCares to support victims for Hurricane Katrina. Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale were among the celebrities who attended.
Attended the same high school Seattle Supersonic Rashard Lewis attended.
Launched a clothing line, "House of Dereon", with her mother, Tina Knowles, in 2005. The name, Dereon, is Tina's mother's maiden name.
Named #17 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
Has known R&B singer Alicia Keys since she was 14.
Along with her Destiny's Child members, she and they were honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame [March 28, 2006].
Is a big fan of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Named #17 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
Was featured as #3 in Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100 of 2002" supplement. (2002)
She and her boyfriend Jay-Z own three apartments in South Beach
Studied acting with Ivana Chubbuck.
Among the guests at her 25th birthday were Sean Combs, Nicole Richie, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
Named #18 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
First female artist to reach number one position on both singles and albums chart simultaneously in the United States and the United Kingdom. 
Won Best International Female Solo Artist, Brit Awards. 
Was officially in the BAFTA longlist (Equivalently, the semi-finals) for Best Actress in a Leading Role, for her role in Dreamgirls (2006), which consisted of 15 finalists for each category (except Animated Film). However, she was eliminated in the next round, which the five official nominees were selected. 
Beyonce and Shakira are collaborating on a song called "Beautiful Liar". The song will appear on a special-edition reissue of Beyonce's solo album, "B'Day".
Ranked #13 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
Ranked #16 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
Winner of the Gold Media Prize, BRAVO Supershow, Germany. 
Best friends with Kelly Rowland since they were children.
Good friend of Gwyneth Paltrow.
Was featured on the "Most Overrated of 2006" list.
Ranked #14 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
Ranked #4 in the 2008 Forbes The Celebrity 100 list.
The Brazilian electro-pop/rock group Cansei de Ser Sexy, famous for their song 'Music is my Hot, Hot Sex' used in an Apple commercial, took their name from a reported quote from 'Beyonce' in which she stated she was tired of being sexy. Cansei de Ser Sexy is Brazilian Portuguese literally meaning "tired of being sexy".
Won Best International Female Artist, NRJ Radio Awards, Europe. 
Nominated twice for International Female Artist of the Year (2007 and 2009), NRJ Music Awards, France.
Before her trio became Destiny's Child they were known as Girls Tyme.
Mother Tina Knowles used to run a hair salon.
She and Destiny's Child were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Chosen by American music-magazine, "Billboard", as Woman of the Year. 
Won three awards for Best Female Artist, Best Song (for "Halo") and Best Video (for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"). She won the most awards at the 2009 ceremony. She was also nominated for Best Live Act. MTV Europe Music Awards. 
Nominated for International Album of the Year (for "I Am... Sasha Fierce"), NRJ Music Awards, France. 
Winner of "World's Greatest Popstars" season, voted by the public - T4/4Music, United Kingdom. 
The gold and diamond nail rings for the music video "Sweet Dreams" is valued at $36,000. It was made by Bijules designer, Jules Kim.
According to a TV interview with Steve Jones for Beyonce: For the Record (2009) (TV), Beyoncé said the music video for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" was the cheapest video made, of all her singles released. This was because most of the budget was used for the single "If I Were a Boy".
Received NRJ Award of Honor, NRJ Music Awards, France. 
In 2010, she launched her new fragrance "Heat" at Macy's in Manhattan. On the TV commercial for the fragrance, Beyoncé sang "Fever," a song most popularized by Peggy Lee.
Her victory at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards (Jan. 31, 2010) set a record for a female artist: 6 Grammy wins in a single year, including Song of The Year (for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"), Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (for "Halo"), Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song and Best Contemporary R&B Album (for "I Am... Sasha Fierce").
Sang "At Last" (immortalized by Etta James) at the first presidential inaugural ball as Barack Obama and Michelle Obama danced cheek-to-cheek. Other featured artists in the venue included, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Sting, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Faith Hill, Maroon 5's Adam Levine, etc. [Jan. 20, 2009]
In her song "Get Me Bodied" from her b'day album she says four numbers at the start of her song, 9,4,8 and 1. These numbers are her birth date. The 4th of September (9th month) and 8 and 1 because she was born in 1981.
At the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards she won the Video of the Year award and allowed Taylor Swift to finish her acceptance speech for Best Female Video after Kanye West interrupted her.
Gave birth to her first child at age 30, a daughter Blue Ivy Carter on January 7, 2012 naturally at Lennox Hill Hospital in New York, weighing in at 7lbs. Child's father is her husband, Jay-Z.
According to her husband Jay-Z's song "Glory", dedicated to their newborn daughter Blue Ivy, Knowles suffered a miscarriage prior to falling pregnant with Blue Ivy.
First started singing in the church choir at St. John's Church in downtown Houston, Texas. Has been a lifelong member of (and contributor to) the church.
Formed the Survivors' Foundation for survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
Was 8 months pregnant with her daughter Blue Ivy when she took maternity leave from recording her 5th studio album with The Dream.
Returned to work 4 months after giving birth to her daughter Blue Ivy to perform at the Memorial Day Weekend premiere of the Revel Hotel Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Was a tomboy and refused to wear dresses when she was younger.
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