As lead singer of R & B triumvirate Destiny's Child became Beyoncé Knowles Between 1990 and 2006 the star and sold in this time together with her colleagues over 60 million records. During the first time out of the girl group managed Beyoncé then unlike her fellow Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams to jump to absolute superstar of the international pop scene: Her debut album "Dangerously In Love" from 2003 surged to # 1 on the US Billboard charts and brought hits like "Crazy in Love" (in which she sang together with her future husband Jay-Z), "Baby Boy", "Me, Myself and I" and "Naughty Girl" produced. The beginning of a unique solo career: Each of their four albums ( "B'Day", "I Am ... Sasha Fierce", "4" and "Beyoncé") made it to the pole position in the US charts and sold millions of copies worldwide. Singles like "Irreplaceable", "Beautiful Liar" (with Shakira), "If I Were A Boy", "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)", "Best Thing I Never Had", "XO" or "Drunk In Love "(again with Jay-Z") and rotated to rotate up and down at the worldwide radio stations. But Beyoncé is more than just a pretty entertainer who thrilled the crowds with their dance arts and her four-octave voice, and is also a successful actress and businesswoman: Beyoncé is a pop icon who uses like no other female superstar of our time their status to address sensitive political and social issues. Not only, but also why they listed the Forbes magazine in 2015 ranked # 1 of the most powerful women in the music business
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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter [bijɒn.seɪ] (born September 4, 1981 in Houston, Texas) is an American R & B and soul singer, actress, songwriter and multiple Grammy winner. She was until 2005 a member of the R & B girl group Destiny’s Child. As an artist name she used her first name Beyoncé, while calls to concerts Sasha Fierce.
Beyoncé has been working as a solo artist since of 2003. So far, they sold over 120 million records, and their previous four albums released all reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts in the US. Beyoncé was honored in 2009 by Billboard magazine as the best artist of the decade; In 2011 she received the Billboard Millennium Award.
Beyonce Knowles came in 1981 as the first child of music manager Mathew Knowles and Tina Knowles Beyonce, a costume designer and stylist in Houston to the world. Her father has African roots, her mother African, French, American and Irish. Beyonce Knowles’ first name originated from the middle name of her mother. The actress and singer Solange Knowles is her younger sister.
After the two founding members LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett had left in late 1999 Destiny’s Child, Knowles made with depression experience, which resulted from the irritable mood in the group, as well as through the separation of her boyfriend. The depression stopped years in which Knowles locked herself in her bedroom and refused to eat anything. She described the situation as follows: “Now I was famous, I was afraid to find no one who really loves me, I can have for me I was afraid to find new friends..” Her mother Tina Knowles Beyoncé helped to overcome the depression.
On 4 April 2008 Knowles married in New York City rapper Jay-Z, with whom she was romantically involved since of 2002. On 7 January 2012, the two parents of a daughter were.
1987 – 1996: Career start
Beyonce Knowles took at school dance classes in ballet and jazz, where her singing talent was discovered by her dance teacher. Knowles interest in dancing, singing and music grew when she appeared on a talent show at school. There they sang the song Imagine by John Lennon and won the competition.
At the age of seven years, Knowles was nominated in the Houston Chronicle for the Performing Arts Award The Sammy. In the fall of 1990 Knowles attended Parker Elementary School in Houston, where she continued singing gained experience with the school choir. Knowles was a member of the St. John’s United Methodist Church choir in Houston, where she appeared as a soloist for two years.
At the age of eight Knowles LaTavia Roberson met during an audition for a girl group. End 1990, Beyoncé Knowles together with LaTavia Roberson, her childhood friend Kelly Rowland and her other school friends LeToya Luckett, Keke Wyatt and Tamar Davis, the six-piece dance and vocal group Girls Tyme. Through contact with the West Coast R & B producer Arne Frager a recording contract with a major record label were to be completed. For this reason, the group at the talent show Star Search took at that time the biggest talent show on American television, in part. Girls Tyme was one of the favorites, and finally made it to the finals, but could not win. In order to become the new manager of the group, joined Knowles’ father, who was a salesman of medical articles at this time, in 1995 from his job back. He took a lot of time and developed for the training of the girl group a kind of boot camp. Once in 1993, LeToya Luckett joined the group, two of the members were dismissed by the manager so that the band with Knowles, Roland, Luckett and Roberson had only four members. Over time, the group prevailed as the opening act for other established R & B girl groups. Tina Knowles designed the costumes of the members throughout the Destiny’s Child period. Managed by Father Mathew, the band managed over the years by numerous appearances in shopping malls or in singing competitions at the local level to be known. The Group also applied through the support of their managers in all record companies and signed finally a contract with Elektra Records. When the record deal was signed with Elektra Records, the name was changed in the group Destiny’s Child. They moved to Atlanta to work on their first recordings. In 1996 the band signed a record deal with major label Columbia Records. 1997 – 2001: Destiny’s Child
After signing the record deal with Columbia Records, the group took the first song under her new record label on, Killing Time, which appeared on the soundtrack album for the film Men in Black in in 1997. The first single of the band, No No No, reached # 1 on the US Billboard charts. Later the group three Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards won. It was followed by other successful extractions, including the No. 1 hits Bills Bills Bills and Say My Name, which was awarded two Grammys. Furthermore, the song Jumpin Jumpin was published, which reached the Top 10 of the American singles charts. Also published two albums: In 1998, Destiny’s Child and a year later The Writing’s On The Wall. The second album sold in the United States more than eight million times.
In 1999, Knowles along with the musicians Marc Nelson the song After All Is Said and Done on which part of the soundtrack of the film The Best Man from the year 1999th
At the height of her career, two of the four members of the group broke away. End of 1999, LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson left the band due to disagreements with Mathew Knowles. The two were replaced by Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin. The latter left the band due to internal problems, however, after only six months back, the band remained as a trio.
In late autumn 2000 published Destiny’s Child, the number-1 Single Independent Women Part I, the title song to the movie 3 Charlie’s Angels and harbingers of their third album Survivor, which was published in May 2001 and in the US, UK and Germany, occupied Austria and Switzerland # 1 on the album charts. Independent Women became the most successful song of the band and took for 11 weeks, the top of the American charts. The second single Survivor debuted in the American album charts Billboard 200 at # 1, with more than 663,000 units sold in the first week. The record sold in the US by the end of 2001 more than four million times. The song was awarded in February 2002 with a Grammy. This was followed by the singles Bootylicious and Emotions, a cover of 8Bee Gees. After the subsequent world tour and the release of the Christmas album 8 Days of Christmas in October 2001, the paths of the band members parted in favor of solo careers.
2002 -2003: Beginning of solo career with Dangerously in Love
Published in 2002, Knowles her first solo single Work It Out. The song can be found on the soundtrack of the movie Austin Powers in Goldmember, where they can be seen as an actress. The following year she starred alongside Cuba Gooding, Jr. in the comedy The Fighting Temptations and recorded for the soundtrack songs, including a cover version of Fever in 1956. In October 2002, Knowles took with her boyfriend, the US- rapper Jay-Z the single ’03 Bonnie & Clyde on. The song reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100. This was Knowles’ first solo Top Ten hit in the US. In Switzerland, the song reached number. 1
In June 2003, her debut album Dangerously in Love was published. The album immediately after publication No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album charts and sold around the world more than eleven million copies. The first two singles of the album, Crazy in Love and Baby Boy, a collaboration with Sean Paul, reached number one in the USA. Other singles Me, Myself and I were released and naughty girl, who both reached the top 10 of the singles charts. 2004 album won five Grammys. In November 2003, Knowles launched her first world tour, the Dangerously in Love Tour.
2004 – 2005: Destiny’s Child comeback and final separation
In March 2004, Knowles went with Alicia Keys, Missy Elliott and Tamia on “Verizon Ladies First Tour” in North America. In addition, they decided to record a new album with Destiny’s Child. After a three year break, during which the band members concentrated on solo projects, Knowles 2004 took place again along with Rowland and Williams to release the last album the group, Destiny Fulfilled, in November of 2004. The album reached number two in the American album charts, sold in the United States more than 3.1 million times and was there received three platinum.
In 2005, Destiny’s Child went for the last time on tour. During the last concert in Europe in Barcelona Rowland explained that the band will dissolve after performances in North America. A compilation album titled Number 1’s, including the most successful songs of the group, was published in October of 2005. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, where it was certified platinum.
Knowles’ solo Title Check on It with rapper Slim Thug, located on the compilation album, was released in December of 2005. The song spent 2006, five weeks at number one of the American charts and was a total of Beyoncé’s third number-one hit in the US.
2006 – 2007: B’Day
In February 2006, Knowles landed a starring role in the movie The Pink Panther with Steve Martin. In December 2006, Knowles starred in the musical film Dreamgirls, a film adaptation of the eponymous Broadway musical from 1981. For the soundtrack, she took several songs, including the song list, which was released as a single. Your main role earned Knowles two nominations for the Golden Globe Awards 2007 in the category “Best Actress” and “Best Film Song” a.
The release of their second studio album, B’Day in September 2006. Like the previous debuted B’Day topped the Billboard 200 charts. It sold in the United States about 3.2 million times and received thus triple platinum. The first single from the album Déjà Vu with Jay-Z reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and was in the United Kingdom Knowles’ second solo number one hit by Crazy in Love. International Irreplaceable was released as the second single, while in the US the song Ring the alarm was the second single. Later Irreplaceable was published in the United States as the third single and there her fourth number one hit. Overall, the song spent ten consecutive weeks at number one on the US singles chart.
On 3 April 2007 published Knowles a deluxe edition of B’Day, on among others the song Beautiful Liar, a duet with the singer Shakira, is available. The song reached number three in the US and number one in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In Germany Beautiful Liar Knowles remained ‘only number-one hit in the UK, the song was her third number one. On 10 April 2007 Knowles launched her second solo world tour. The tour included over 90 concerts worldwide and was later in a concert film with the DVD The Beyoncé Experience Live! filmed. Because one breach gecoverten of Des’ree song Kissing You a cessation of sales has been obtained against the album B’Day end of April of 2007.
The album was nominated at the Grammy Awards 2007 in five categories, of which there is a in the category “Best Contemporary R & B Album” won what Knowles’ sixth Grammy ceremony means as a solo artist.
2008 – 2010: I am Sasha Fierce
Knowles released her third album titled I Am … Sasha Fierce on 14 November 2008. For the album Knowles created her alter ego “Sasha Fierce”. The album also debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and was awarded in the US with double platinum. The first single of the song If I Were a Boy was released, reaching # 3 on the charts which. As second single followed Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It), which reached number one. There he was able to hold for four weeks. Thus it was Knowles’ fifth overall number-one hit in the United States. In the UK, If I Were a Boy Knowles’ fourth number-one. The music video was nominated in nine categories at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards and won the award for Video of the Year. In December 2008, Knowles played a major role in Muscal film Cadillac Records as blues singer Etta James. The song was Diva Am … Sasha Fierce published in the United States as the third single from I, while Halo international was released as the third single and later in the United States as the fourth single. Halo reached number 5 in the US Billboard Hot 100 and was Knowles’ twelfth top ten hit as a solo artist in the United States. This had Knowles most top ten hits of all artists from the dawn of the 21st century, later Knowles was clearly overtaken by the singer Rihanna. Ego was published in the USA as the fifth single from the album. The song only reached number 39 on the Billboard Hot 100. Broken-Hearted Girl and Sweet Dreams published as sixth and seventh single and were also international successes. Sweet Dreams was in the US for Knowles another top ten hit in several countries and even a number one hit.
On 27 April 2012, she launched her new tour The Born This Way Ball in Seoul in South Korea. The first preparations for the tour she made in 2011. A total of 110 shows in Asia, New Zealand, Australia, Europe, Latin America, North America and South Africa were scheduled for the tour. It is therefore the successor of The Monster Ball Tour.
To promote the album, Knowles launched in March 2009, her third world tour named I Am … World Tour. According to the website Pollstar Knowles took the tour a total of $ 103.2 million for 97 shows.
Knowles was nominated in ten categories at the Grammy Awards 2010 and presented so that the record of Lauryn Hill for most Grammy nominations a female artist a. Ultimately Knowles won six Grammys.
In February 2010, Knowles worked with Lady Gaga together for the song Telephone. The song reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and was a success internationally, including first place in the UK. There was Knowles’ fifth number one hit as a solo artist. The single also reached number one on the American pop charts, so it was for Knowles and Gaga her sixth number-one hit.
In April 2009, Knowles starred opposite Ali Larter and Idris Elba starred in the thriller Obsessed. The film took on the first day following its publication $ 11,100,000 a.
2011-2013: 4 & Destiny’s Child Comeback
In February 2011, published by WikiLeaks documents showing that Knowles received along with Usher, Mariah Carey and Nelly Furtado each a million dollars to sing for the family of Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi. The Rolling Stone magazine announced that the musicians have donated the money for their performances to charities. On 2 March 2011 told an aide Knowles of The Huffington Post that Knowles had donated the money to charity Clinton Bush Haiti Fund to help the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. On 28 March 2011 it was announced that Knowles’ father Mathew will no longer be her manager. Knowles stated that she had with her father dispute “at the business level.” Knowles manages now itself and has its own team, through which they may determine.
Knowles’ fourth album 4 was released on June 24, 2011th The album is inspired by many musicians, including Fela Kuti, The Stylistics, Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. The album reached as all solo albums Beyonce # 1 on the Billboard 200 with 310,000 units sold in the first week. This success makes it the second female artist and third artist ever who could place the first four albums straight to number 1 on the Billboard 200th The album also in the UK and in Switzerland No. 1 on the charts in Germany, Top 10 in Austria and the Top 20th
On 21 April 2011, the first single Run the World (Girls) was published. It reached number 29 on the US charts. After the release of the song Best Thing I Never Had on June 1, 2011. The third single from the album, the song Countdown could not build on the success of previous singles like its predecessors. The last single from the album was the song Love on Top.
Since 2013: Beyoncé
On December 13, 2013 Knowles published on the internet portal iTunes without notice and promotion their fifth studio album. Drake, Jay Z, Frank Ocean and her daughter Blue Ivy worked with as a guest musician. The album reached # 1 on the iTunes charts, including in Germany in more than 100 countries. It was co-produced by Timbaland, Ryan Tedder and Pharrell Williams. The album received good reviews and was in the United States despite the release on a Friday, so the album remained only three days a week chart, placing at the top of the album charts. Within 24 hours, the album has been downloaded 430,000 times.
Each song on the album, a video was shot. A total of 14 songs and 17 videos are available on the album, which is why they called the album as a “visual album”. As singles were released Drunk in Love with Jay Z, XO and partition. Knowles sang Drunk in Love together with Jay Z at the Super Bowl Party in New York and at the Grammy Awards, 2014.
In 2001, Knowles made as the lead actress in the MTV-production Carmen: A Hip Hopera alongside Mekhi Phifer as an actress attention. The following year, she took on the supporting role of Foxxy Cleopatra in the third part of the Austin Powers series, Austin Powers in Goldmember, for its soundtrack they contributed, among other things, the single Work It Out. Then in 2003, Knowles starred alongside Cuba Gooding, Jr. in the gospel comedy The Fighting Temptations. For her acting performance she was finally considered as Best Actress in the following year with a nomination for the NAACP Image Award.
In early 2006 contributed Knowles in the role of the international pop star Xania opposite Steve Martin, Kevin Kline and Jean Reno to success of prequels to The Pink Panther in. The film climbed both in Germany, Canada, Britain and numerous other countries at number one at the box office, played by mid-2006 in the US alone more than 150 million US dollars.
End of 2006, Knowles took over the role of Deena Jones in the big screen adaptation of the musical Dreamgirls alongside Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy and Danny Glover. Which is based on the biography of Diana Ross and the Supremes implementation brought Knowles that the first extractions from the accompanying soundtrack contributed to the playlists, her first Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress – Comedy or Musical a. End of 2008, Knowles played the role of blues and gospel singer Etta James in the drama Cadillac Records alongside Adrien Brody. They wrote the soundtrack and received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song. In 2009 she played a starring role in the thriller Obsessed, she received a nomination for the Golden Raspberry as worst actress.
In January 2011, Knowles announced that they will play the lead role in the remake of A Star Is Born. the film from Warner Bros is the director and producer will perform Clint Eastwood, released ..
Music and song
Knowles’ music is influenced by Contemporary R & B, but it always brings pop, funk, hip-hop, soul and other members of the “Black Urban Music” in their songs. Her songs released Knowles in English, on the EP Irreemplazable and the re-release of B’Day Knowles took songs in Spanish on. Rudy Perez Knowles supported and coached so she could sing the songs in Spanish.
Most of their songs include personal and private issues. Knowles stated that she is in her life new ideas made by canceling Jay-Z, as men and women find each other. This helped her songs as Independent Women, Survivor and Cater 2 U, where Knowles her boyfriend brings the underwear and does his men tasks to write. Some of her songs are autobiographical, include which subjects derived according Knowles of personal experience and that of their friends. Knowles produced well most of the songs in which she was involved, and all of her solo career. However, it does not write the notes of the songs, but the melodies of the songs come from Knowles’ thoughts also are Knowles Additional producers during productions Tips for improvements. Knowles won the 2001 “Pop Songwriter of the Year Award”, published by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers Pop Music Awards, so was Knowles the first African-American woman who was honored with this award.
Knowles has the vocal range of a mezzo. Knowles was due to their vocal techniques often referred to as center and summit of Destiny’s Child. wrote Jon Pareles of The New York Times that Knowles had the voice that defines the group. Other critics praised as Knowles’ vocal range and singing techniques. In a review on their second album B’Day wrote Jody Rosen of Entertainment Weekly. “Beyoncé Knowles is a storm swirls disguises himself as a singer on her second solo album B’Day the songs come into the huge gusts of rhythm and emotion, with Beyoncé Meistergesang about crashing beats; you have to search far and wide – perhaps in the halls of the Metropolitan Opera – to find a singer who hinkriegt such mighty techniques under its own power … Nobody, not R. Kelly, not Usher and certainly not their Pop Diva rivals can match Beyoncé’s genius liable singing over hip-hop beats. “
Knowles has often been criticized for over singing. She constantly uses melisma for her singing, which Knowles often, which provides vocal techniques with artists like Mariah Carey before the melody and in the musical, is compared. Editors of Eye Weekly magazine wrote: “There is no doubt that Beyoncé is one of the best singers in the pop world, maybe even the best living …”
Knowles called Michael Jackson as her biggest musical influence and their idol. Knowles Diana Ross has called another influence because “she was an all-round entertainer: a great actress, a good singer and a beautiful, elegant woman She is one of the few singers who are able to play in good movies..” Your other musical influences are Tina Turner, Prince, Lauryn Hill, Aaliyah, Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Anita Baker and Rachelle Ferrell. Knowles called Mariah Carey’s song and their song Vision of Love as a major influence, for their beginnings as a singer in childhood, which helped her fundamentally, to become a singer. Likewise Knowles feels Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama. Knowles said Winfrey is “the definition of inspiration and a strong woman. If I’m around her, I want to stand up straight and say exactly the right thing.”
Knowles himself is referred to by various artists as inspiration, including Rihanna, Alexandra Burke, Leona Lewis, Adele, Rita Ora and Nicki Minaj. Kelly Rowland said in an interview with MTV News that Knowles was one of the artists who inspired them with their second album Ms. Kelly.
Knowles said: “I like to dress sexy and to show myself like a lady,” but Knowles also made it clear that the way she should be arrayed on stage is “absolutely for the stage” thought. The media often use the term “bootylicious” (a combination of the words booty (winding) and gorgeous) delicious () to describe Knowles’ character. The term has been known by the same name number one hit of Destiny’s Child and was included in the Oxford English Dictionary English dictionary.
In 2006, PETA criticized Knowles for wearing fur coats. The People magazine named Knowles 2007 best dressed personality. In 2007, Knowles was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, so it is the first full time basis working model and the second African-American woman to Tyra Banks, who made it to the title page. In September 2010, Knowles made her debut as a runway model for Tom Ford’s Spring / Summer 2011 Fashion Show. In February 2011, the LA Times magazine Knowles placed at No. 25 of the “50 Most Beautiful Women in Film”.
House of Deréon
Knowles and her mother founded in 2005 House of Deréon, a contemporary women’s fashion line. The concept was of three generations of women inspired in Knowles family. With the name Deréon Tribute is at Knowles grandmother Agnez Deréon, which worked as a seamstress, paid. According to Tina Knowles, the fashion company best reflects Beyoncé’s taste and style. Knowles and her mother also founded the family company Beyond Productions, which provides the licensing and brand management for Deréon, a “junior lifestyle collection” and House of Deréon. Products of House of Deréon were presented to the public by performances by Destiny’s Child, during their Destiny Fulfilled era. The House of Deréon collection includes sportswear, denim deals with fur, outerwear and accessories, handbags and shoes, which are available at department stores and specialty stores in the United States and Canada.
In 2005, Knowles worked with House of Brands, a local company for shoes, to produce a range of Fußkleidung for House of Deréon. In January 2008 Starwave Mobile, the mobile game Beyoncé Fashion Diva, where you have to dress Beyoncé with clothes from the House of Deréon collection. In July 2009, Knowles and her mother founded the label Sasha Fierce for Deréon. This collection includes sportswear, outerwear, handbags, shoes, eyewear, lingerie and jewelry. You could purchase in selected stores from Macy’s and Dillards and retail of Jimmy Jazz and Against All Odds. On 27 May 2010 Knowles worked with C & A to Publish Deréon by Beyoncé in C & A stores in Brazil. The collection contained tailored blazers with padded shoulders, little black dresses, embroidered shirts, tops and bandage dresses.
In 2002, Knowles signed a promotional contract with Pepsi to appear in two television commercials, as well as in radio and Internet advertisements. In a Pepsi commercial in 2004 in the theme Gladiator Knowles performed with the musicians Britney Spears, Pink and Enrique Iglesias. The following year saw Knowles in a Pepsi commercial with Jennifer Lopez and David Beckham in the theme Samurai. Knowles still advertises also for many toiletries and perfumes. Since it is 18 years old, Knowles worked with L’Oréal. In 2004, Knowles released her first perfume True Star by Tommy Hilfiger. The associated advertising was recorded in black and white. In advertising Knowles singing a cover version of Wishing on a Star, for which she earned $ 250,000. A year later, Knowles released her second perfume with Hilfiger entitled True Star Gold. Published in 2007 Knowles in an advertising campaign for Emporio Armani Diamonds perfume.
In March 2009, Knowles was watching a TV advertising for Nintendo DS game Rhythm Heaven. In January 2010, Knowles signed a three-year deal with Vizio. She was watching again in two television commercials for Style Savvy, a fashion video game for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi. Five styles of their House of Deréon were available within the game to download. In February 2010, published their first official Knowles perfume Heat. She took on a cover version of the song Fever in 1956 for TV advertising. The advertising has been banned in the UK for a TV broadcast, there were complaints about the advertising. The advertising, which begins with a picture of Knowles, showing how she lies naked in a room that was “erotic, sexually provocative and” as to referred to the public. In February 2011, Knowles released her second fragrance Heat Rush. In April 2011, Knowles was sued for damages by the American game developer Gate Five at more than $ 100 million. He said it had his business ruined. Gate Five stated that Knowles with him a game under the title Star Power: wanted to develop Beyoncé. Beyoncé had excluded 70 employees from the development, which it left the company a week before Christmas of 2010. Knowles’ third perfume Pulse was published in September, 2011. 2012 was her perfume “Pulse Summer Edition” and finally released her fourth perfume “Midnight Heat” in August 2012 Design.