Beyonce Personal Biography
Beyonce Personal Biography
Born in Houston in the abatement of 1981, Beyonce Giselle Knowles started assuming at age seven. From ball classes to singing in the abbey choir, Beyoncé was a natural. She and accessory Kelly Rowland met Latavia Roberson during this time, and the leash formed accumulation with Letoya Luckett. Mathew Knowles, Beyonce’s ancestor and Rowland’s acknowledged guardian, active on to be the girls’ manager. This bearing would ultimately advance to the accumulation of one of the best accepted changeable R&B groups of all time that is Destiny’s Child.
1997-2005: Destiny’s Child’s era
Taking afflatus from access in the Book of Isaiah, the accumulation afflicted its name to Destiny’s Child in 1993. Together, they performed in bounded contest and, afterwards four years on the road, the accumulation was active to Columbia Annal in backward 1997. That aforementioned year, Destiny’s Child recorded it’s aloft characterization admission song, “Killing Time”, for the soundtrack to the 1997 film, Men in Black. The afterward year, the accumulation appear its self-titled admission album, scoring their aboriginal aloft hit “No, No, No”. That anthology accustomed the accumulation as a applicable act in the music industry, accession abstinent sales and acceptable the accumulation three Body Train Adult of Body Awards for “Best R&B/Soul Single” for “No, No, No”, “Best R&B/Soul Anthology of the Year” and “Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist”. However, the accumulation rose to bona fide acumen afterwards absolution their multi-platinum green anthology The Writing’s on the Wall in 1999. The almanac appearance some of the group’s best broadly accepted songs such as “Bills, Bills, Bills”, the group’s aboriginal number-one single, Jumpin’ Jumpin’”, and “Say My Name”, which became their most-successful song at the time, and would abide one of their signature songs. “Say My Name” won the Best R&B Achievement by a Duo or Accumulation with Vocals and the Best R&B Song at the 2001 Grammy Awards. The Writing’s on the Wall awash added than seven amateur copies, about acceptable their advance album.
Along with their bartering successes, the accumulation became circuitous in acclaimed agitation involving the filing of a accusation by Luckett and Roberson for aperture of contract. The affair was acute afterwards Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin appeared on the video of “Say My Name”, implying that Luckett and Roberson had already been replaced. Eventually, Luckett and Roberson larboard the group. Franklin would eventually achromatize from the accumulation afterwards bristles months, as apparent by her absences during promotional appearances and concerts. She attributed her abandonment to abrogating accordance in the accumulation consistent from the strife.
After clearing on their final lineup, the leash recorded “Independent Women Part I”, which appeared on the soundtrack to the 2000 film, Charlie’s Angels. It became their best-charting single, topping the official U.S. singles blueprint for eleven afterwards weeks. The success anchored the new calendar and skyrocket them to fame. Later that year, Luckett and Roberson withdrew their case adjoin their now-former bandage mates, while advancement the clothing adjoin Mathew, which assured in both abandon accordant to stop accessible disparaging. Destiny’s Child’s third album, Survivor, channels the agitation they underwent, breeding its eponymous advance single, which was a acknowledgment to the experience. The capacity of “Survivor”, however, acquired Luckett and Roberson to refile their lawsuit, assertive that the songs were aimed at them. However, the affairs were eventually acclimatized in June 2002. Meanwhile, the anthology was appearing in May 2001, debuting at cardinal one on U.S. Billboard 200 with 663,000 units sold. To date, Survivor has awash over ten amateur copies worldwide, over forty percent of which were awash in the U.S. alone. The anthology spawned added number-one hits—”Bootylicious” and the appellation track, “Survivor”, the closing of which acceptable the accumulation a Grammy Accolade for Best R&B Achievement by a Duo or Accumulation with Vocals. Afterwards absolution their anniversary album, 8 Days of Christmas, the accumulation appear a aperture to accompany abandoned projects.
2000-2002: Abandoned and career development
In 2000, Knowles actives a three-album accord with Columbia Records. While Knowles was with Destiny’s Child, she fabricated abandoned appearances. She fabricated a affiliation with characterization acquaintance Marc Nelson on the song “After All Is Said and Done” for the soundtrack to the 1999 blur The Best Man, and featured on the 2000 distinct “I Got That” by rapper Amil. In aboriginal 2001, while Destiny’s Child was commutual Survivor, Knowles landed a aloft role in the MTV made-for-television film, Carmen: A Hip Hopera, starring alongside American amateur Mekhi Phifer. Set in Philadelphia, the blur is a avant-garde estimation of the 19th aeon opera Carmen by French artisan Georges Bizet.
In 2002, Knowles co-starred in the ball blur Austin Powers in Goldmember, arena Foxxy Cleopatra adverse Mike Myers. The cine topped the box office, accepting $73.1 amateur on its aboriginal weekend. Knowles recorded her aboriginal abandoned single, “Work It Out”, for the film’s soundtrack. The afterward year, Knowles starred adverse Cuba Gooding, Jr. in the adventurous ball blur The Fighting Temptations, and recorded “Fighting Temptation”, alongside changeable rappers Missy Elliott, MC Lyte, and Free for its soundtrack.
That aforementioned years, Knowles was featured on her then-boyfriend Jay-Z’s hit distinct “’03 Bonnie & Clyde”. She additionally recorded adjustment of 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” and appear it in March 2003. Luther Vandross and Knowles adapted the affiliation “The Closer I Get to You”, which was originally recorded by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway in 1977. Their adjustment won a Grammy Accolade for Best R&B Achievement by a Duo or Accumulation with Vocals the afterward year, and Vandross’ “Dance with My Father”, which additionally appearance Knowles, won for Best Male R&B Articulate Performance.
2003: Dangerously in Love
After Williams and Rowland appear their abandoned efforts, Knowles appear her admission abandoned album, Dangerously in Love, in June 2003. Featuring abounding agreeable collaborators, the anthology contains a aggregate of uptempo and apathetic jam songs. The anthology debuted on the Billboard 200 at cardinal one, affairs 317,000 copies in its aboriginal week. Certified 4x platinum on August 5, 2004 by the Recording Industry Association of America, the anthology has awash 4.2 amateur copies to date in the United States.
The anthology yielded two cardinal one singles. “Crazy in Love”, featuring a bedfellow rap ballad from Jay-Z, was appear as the album’s advance distinct remained on the Billboard Hot 100 for eight afterwards weeks and topping abounding archive worldwide. Knowles additionally auspiciously bedeviled the United Kingdom, accompanying topping the singles and anthology archive there. The album’s additional single, “Baby Boy”, which appearance dancehall accompanist Sean Paul, additionally became one of the better hits of 2003, assertive U.S. radio airplay and spending nine weeks at cardinal one on the Billboard Hot 100—one anniversary best than “Crazy in Love”. Unlike “Crazy in Love”, the final three singles accomplished added actual bartering successes, affective the anthology to the top of the archive and activity a continued way adjoin it actuality certified multi-platinum.
Knowles won bristle awards at the 2004 Grammy Awards for her abandoned effort, which included the Best Changeable R&B Articulate Achievement for “Dangerously in Love 2″, Best R&B Song for “Crazy in Love”, and the Best Abreast R&B Album. She shares this acumen with four added changeable artists: Lauryn Hill (1999), Alicia Keys (2002) Norah Jones (2003) and Amy Winehouse (2008). In 2004, she won a BRIT Accolade for All-embracing Changeable Abandoned Artist
2004-2005: Destiny Accomplished and accumulation disbandment
In 2004, Knowles planned to absolution a aftereffect to Dangerously in Love, which would affection some of the left-over recordings. However, her agreeable aspirations were put on aperture due to adverse schedules, including her recording with Destiny’s Child for what would be their final album. Aboriginal in that year, Knowles performed the U.S. civic canticle at Super Bowl XXXVIII at Reliant Stadium in Houston; she accepted it accomplished a adolescence dream.
After a three-year adventure that complex absorption on alone abandoned projects, Knowles rejoined Rowland and Williams for Destiny Fulfilled, appear in November 2004. The anthology hit cardinal two on the Billboard 200, and spawned three top forty hits including “Lose My Breath” and “Soldier”. In abutment of the album, Destiny’s Child boarded on the 2005 Destiny Accomplished … And Lovin’ It apple tour, which started in April and ran through September. On the Barcelona, Spain visit, the accumulations appear their disbandment afterwards the end of their final North American leg. In October 2005, the accumulation appears accumulation album, advantaged #1′s, including all of Destiny’s Child’s number-one hits and best of their acclaimed songs. The greatest hits accumulating additionally include three new tracks, including “Stand Up for Love”. Destiny’s Child was accustomed with a brilliant on the Hollywood Walk of Acclaim in March 2006. They were additionally accustomed as the world’s acknowledged changeable accumulation of all time.
Continuing her blur career, Knowles co-starred in the blur The Pink Panther, arena the role of Xania, an all-embracing pop star, adverse Steve Martin, who plays Inspector Clouseau. The blur was appear on February 10, 2006, and debuted at cardinal one at the box office, accomplishing $21.7 amateur in admission sales in its aboriginal week. Knowles recorded “Check on It” for the soundtrack to the film, featuring Slim Thug, and accomplished the top atom on the Billboard Hot 100.
In backward 2005, Knowles afresh put her additional anthology on authority afterwards she landed a role in Dreamgirls, the blur adjustment of the 1981 hit Broadway agreeable about a 1960s singing accumulation about based on Motown all-female accumulation The Supremes. In the film, she portrays the Diana Ross-based appearance Deena Jones. Knowles told Billboard magazine: “I’m not activity to address for the anthology until I accomplishment accomplishing the movie.” Appear in December 2006, Dreamgirls stars Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, and Jennifer Hudson. Knowles recorded several songs for the film’s soundtrack, including the aboriginal song “Listen”. On December 14, 2006, Knowles was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards for the film: Best Actress – Motion Picture Agreeable or Ball and Best Aboriginal Song for “Listen”.
Inspired by her role in Dreamgirls, Knowles formed on her additional anthology after any specific plan, cogent MTV News, “[When filming ended] I had so abounding things bottled up, so abounding emotions, so abounding ideas”. Knowles formed with antecedent agreeable collaborators, including Rich Harrison, Rodney Jerkins and Sean Garrett, at the Sony Music Studios in New York City. She co-wrote and co-produced about all songs included in the album, which was completed in three weeks.
B’Day was appear common on September 4, 2006 and on September 5, 2006 in the United States to accompany with the anniversary of her twenty-fifth birthday. The anthology debuted at cardinal one on the Billboard 200, affairs added than 541,000 copies in the aboriginal week, her accomplished first-week sales mark as a abandoned artist. The anthology has been certified three-times platinum in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America. The anthology spawned the UK number-one distinct “Déjà Vu”, the album’s advance single, featuring Jay-Z.” “Irreplaceable” was appear in October 2006 as the album’s additional distinct common and third distinct in the U.S. “Irreplaceable” topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 afterwards weeks, giving Knowles her longest-running distinct to date. Although it was a bartering success, the about short-spanned assembly of the anthology was the accountable of analytical scrutiny.
Knowles re-released B’Day on April 3, 2007 as a choice edition, featuring bristles new advance and Spanish-language versions of “Irreplaceable”, and “Listen”. Simultaneously, the B’Day Anthology was appear featuring 10 music videos. In abutment of the album, Knowles boarded on her diffuse The Beyoncé Acquaintance concert tour, visiting over ninety venues worldwide, which was fabricated into the concert DVD The Beyoncé Acquaintance Live!. At the 2007 Grammy Awards, B’Day acceptable Knowles the accolade for Best Abreast R&B Album. Knowles fabricated history at the 35th Annual American Music Awards for actuality the aboriginal woman to win an All-embracing Artisan Award
2008-present: I am… Sasha Fierce
On February 10th, 2008, Knowles performed a affiliation at the 50th Grammy Awards with one of her agreeable influences Tina Turner. Knowles alien Turner as ‘The Queen’ and they performed one of Turner’s signature songs ‘Proud Mary’, accepting actual absolute reviews from the press. Additionally in 2008, Knowles appear her third flat album, I am… Sasha Fierce, on November 18, 2008. Knowles says that the name Sasha Fierce is the name of the persona she adopts back she performs onstage. “I accept addition abroad that takes over back it’s time for me to assignment and back I’m on stage, this adapt ego that I’ve created that affectionate of protects me and who I absolutely am.” In an account with ambassador Rodney Jerkins, he said that the appearance of the anthology kept switching and was aggressive by the agreeable biopic film, Cadillac Records, in which Knowles had been casting to comedy acclaimed dejection accompanist Etta James. Her achievement in the blur has accustomed acclaim from critics. Knowles additionally starred adverse Ali Larter and Idris Elba in a abstruseness blur alleged Obsessed, which was in assembly back May 2008. The blur accustomed a poor analytical acknowledgment and has a rotten rank of 18% on Rotten Tomatoes. However, the blur has so far accepted to be a bartering success and was appear in the United States on April 24, 2009, the blur grossed $11.1 amateur on its aboriginal day of absolution and assured its aperture weekend at cardinal one, with a absolute of $28.6 million.
“If I Were a Boy” and “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”, the aboriginal and additional singles off I Am… Sasha Fierce, were appear to radio on October 8, 2008, above-mentioned the album’s absolution on November 18, 2008. While “If I Were a Boy” topped abundant archive worldwide, mostly in European countries, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” went on to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart, for four non-consecutive weeks, giving Knowles her fifth cardinal one distinct in the United States. “Halo”, the fourth distinct off I Am… Sasha Fierce went on to aiguille at cardinal five, acceptable Knowles’ 12th Top 10 distinct on the Hot 100 as abandoned artist. This fabricated Knowles the changeable artisan with the best top tens on the Hot 100 this decade.
Knowles won the Outstanding Changeable Artisan at the 2009 NAACP Image Awards. She additionally won the Best R&B Artisan accolade at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards.
Knowles performed on January 18, 2009 at the Lincoln Memorial anniversary in account of the commencement of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. Knowles additionally sang her awning of the R&B archetypal best abundantly sang by Etta James, “At Last”, as President Obama and his wife Michelle had their aboriginal ball as President and Aboriginal adult of America, on January 20, 2009 at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball.
Knowles boarded on her third apple tour, I am… Tour, starting in the Spring of 2009, visiting venues all over the apple from the America’s, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania. She assured the North American leg of her bout with a four-day bound assurance at the actual affectionate 1500-seat Encore Theatre at Steve Wynn’s Encore Resort in Las Vegas from July 30 through August 2, 2009. Tickets for the accident ranged from $250 to $1000, and the affairs were adapted decidedly to board the baby admeasurements of the venue. The adapted performances included acoustic “unplugged” arrange of the artist’s hits, and a adventure of her acceleration to acclaim from age 9 to the present day through an analysis of her music as a affiliate of Destiny’s Child, a contributor to soundtracks, and a abandoned artist. The adventure began with a acknowledgment of her ancestor demography her and the aboriginal associates of Destiny’s Child to an audience for Columbia Annal which her ancestor interrupted, acquainted that she charge accept been pond that morning back her adenoids was airless and insisting that the girls leave and “weren’t ready” for the audition. As Knowles said during the performance, “He was right. We weren’t ready. We were 9.”
Knowles, a mezzo-soprano, has consistently been articular as the centerpiece of Destiny’s Child. Jon Pareles of The New York Times commented that she has the articulation that defines the group, autograph that her articulation is “velvety yet tart, with an assertive agitate and affluence of body belting”. James Anthony of The Guardian alleged her articulation characteristic and fast, with about hiccuping articulate technique. Added critics acclaim her ambit and power. In reviewing her additional anthology B’Day, Jody Rosen of Entertainment Weekly writes “Beyoncé Knowles is a storm arrangement bearded as a singer. On her additional abandoned album, B’Day, the songs access in huge gusts of accent and emotion, with Beyoncé’s articulation bouncing over blatant beats; you’d accept to chase far and advanced — conceivably in the halls of the Metropolitan Opera — to acquisition a diva who sings with added arduous force…No one — not R. Kelly, not Usher, to say annihilation of her battling pop divas — can bout Beyoncé’s adeptness for boring her articulate curve adjoin a hip-hop beat.” Chris Richards of the Washington Post writes, “Even back she’s coasting, she soars aloft her imitators. It’s all in her voice—a all-powerful apparatus able of punctuating any exhausted with full bore diva roars or goose bump inducing whispers . Smitten, antagonistic,amorous,scorned —Beyoncé sings from all of this angle credibility with actual virtuosity.” The Cove annual ranked Knowles 7th on their account of “The 100 Outstanding Pop Vocalists”, giving her 48 out of 50 credibility based on several belief alignments from her articulate adeptness to ambit to harmony. Knowles has generally been criticized for oversinging. A arresting employer of melisma, she earns common allegory to such artists as Mariah Carey, whose articulate embellishments accept been accepted to backbite from the melody of their songs. Eye Weekly writes, “There’s no catechism that Beyonce is one of the best singers in pop, maybe one of the best alive…[However] as accurate as her singing can be, the aftereffect in sum is still like actuality hit in the arch with a anchor in a clover glove.”
Knowles’ music is predominantly advised abreast R&B, but has additionally included genres of dance-pop, funk, pop and soul. While she about alone releases English songs, Knowles did almanac several Spanish annal for the re-release of B’Day. Destiny’s Child had already recorded a Spanish song and accustomed favorable responses from their Latin fans. Knowles took Spanish in academy back she was young, but can now alone allege a few words of the language. Prior to recording the Spanish titles on the re-released adjustment of B’Day, she was accomplished phonetically by American almanac ambassador Rudy Perez.
Beyonce Personal Biography
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