Beyonce

Birthdate:
September 4, 1981
Birthplace:
Houston, Texas
Main Genres:
R&B, pop, soul
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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, simply known as Beyoncé, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child, and rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. The group became one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. Their hiatus saw the release of Knowles' debut album Dangerously in Love (2003), which established her as a viable solo artist worldwide; it sold 11 million copies, earned five Grammy Awards and featured the Billboard number one singles "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy". Her marriage to rapper Jay-Z and portrayal of Etta James in Cadillac Records (2008) influenced her third album I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008), which saw the birth of her alter-ego Sasha Fierce and earned a record-setting six Grammy Awards in 2010, including Song of the Year for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)". Knowles took a hiatus from music in 2010, took over management of her career and explored 1970s R&B, rock and roll, and African and funk styles. As a result, her subsequent album, 4 (2011) deviated towards a more experimental sound and her fifth studio album Beyoncé (2013) explored elements of electro-R&B.

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