Beyoncé: Beyoncé is an American songwriter, singer and actress. The full name of the singer is Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter. Beyoncé was born on 4th September 1981. The singer is known for her soothing vocals and mind-blowing artistry. She is considered one of the most influential female artists of this century.
She has also earned the nickname “Queen Bey” because of her work. The singer has performed in various singing as well as dance competition during her childhood. The singer is now a well-known personality that almost every country has heard of. If you want to know more about Beyoncé then do read the following article till the end.
Beyoncé is one of the best-selling recording artists in the world. She has sold over 200 million records worldwide. The singer’s success was recognized by Billboard’s Top Female Artist of the Decade and others in the 2000s. The singer is also the first artist that has their 1st seven studio album debut on a billboard at number one.
Till now, the artist has received 31 BET Awards, 26 MTV, 24 NAACP and 17 STMA i.e., Soul Train Music Awards. She was named the highest-earning musician (Black) of all time by Billboard in 2014. In the following article, readers will come across the details such as Beyoncé’s Net Worth, Bio, Husband, Family, etc.
Beyonce Bio: Highlights
|Name||Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter|
|Profession||Singer, songwriter, dancer, actress and producer|
|Height||5 feet 7 inches|
|Age (Date of Birth)||41 years old (4th September 1981)|
|Children||3 Children (2 daughters and 1 son)|
Beyoncé Early Life and Family
Beyonce Giselle Knowles was born in Houston, Texas. Her mother’s name was Celestine “Tina” Knowles. She worked as a hairdresser and was the owner of a salon. Her father’s name is Mathew Knowles. He was a Xeros Sales Manager. Queen B also have a younger sister named Solange Knowles. Her sister is also a singer and worked as a backup dancer for Destiny’s Child. Beyonce’s maternal grandparent’s name was Lumas Beyonce and Agnez Dereon. The singer is considered a Creole. As it was turned over to her by her grandparents. The singer has also researched her ancestry and found out that her ancestor was a slave owner who married his own slave.
The singer has attended St. Mary’s Montessori School situated in Houston. She also enrolled herself in dance classes. The singer was raised as a Catholic. Her singing skill was discovered by her dance instructor when Darletter Johson started humming the song and she ended it. At the age of 7, Beyoncé won a school talent show where she beat 15 and 16 years old kids. In 1990, the singer took admission to Parker Elementary School where she performed with the school choirs. She was also a choir member for two years at St. John’s United Methodist Church.
Beyoncé met LaTavia Roberson when she was 8 years old. Beyonce was placed into a group called Girl’s Tyme where they danced and rapped on a talent show circuit. The group was brought to Start Search which was the largest talent show at that time. However, the group failed. Queen B’s father decided to resign from his job in 1995 to manage the group. The decision lead to low income and as a result, they had to sell their house and cars. After some changes, the group signed with Elekta records but the company cut their recording. The hard time led their parents to divorce. Finally, they got their first project in 1995 and after that, various companies signed them.
Beyoncé Husband and Children
Beyoncé started dating Jay-Z in 2002. The singer appeared in the music video of Jay-Z in which she acted as his girlfriend. The video created a lot of speculation. Beyoncé and Jay-Z got married on 4th April 2008. The couple is known for their private relationship. Jay-Z also has an affair during their marriage but they rose from those difficult times. Around 2011, Beyoncé got a miscarriage. To cope with the grief, she returned to the studio and write the music. Beyonce unexpectedly got pregnant while travelling to Paris to shoot an album cover.
In 2011, MTV Awards Queen B revealed her pregnancy while performing “Love on Top”. As a result, it become the most-watched show on MTV History Not only this, “Beyonce Pregnant” became the most googled phrase of that week. Queen B finally gave birth to Blue Ivy on 7th January 2012. In 2017, Sasha Fierce took her Instagram account and informed her followers that she is expecting twins. The post got 6.3 million likes in 8 hours. The name of the twin is Rumi (daughter) and Sir (son).
Beyoncé Net Worth
According to Forbes, Beyonce earned $ 80 Million between 2007 and 2008. The data gave her fourth position in Celebrity 100 list in 2009. She was also placed 8th on the Best Paid Celebrities Under 30 List in 2009 only. Forbes placed the singer in 16th place on Celebrity 100 list in 2012 with a $ 40 Million income. In 2012 only, Beyonce and her husband were placed number one among the World’s Highest Paid Celebrity Couples with $ 78 Million. Sasha Fierce earned around $ 70 million every year between 2009 to 2011. However, when Beyonce got to endorse Pepsi and H&M, she and her husband became the first couple to billion dollars in the music industry in 2013. The same year, Forbes published her as 4th most powerful celebrity in the world.
Beyonce was placed first in the Forbes Celebrity 100 list with earnings of $ 115 Million between June 2013 to June 2014. That was the first time when Queen B topped the list and is the highest yearly earnings of any celebrity till now. In 2018, Forbes calculated the earnings of the celebrity and it was said to be $ 335 Million which made her 35th highest-earning celebrity with $ 60 Million as yearly earnings. The data made her and Madonna the only celebrities to earn more than $ 100 Million in a year twice. In 2017, Forbes announced that the singer was the highest-paid singer of 2016 with $ 62.1 million. According to Forbes, Beyonce’s net worth is $ 450 Million as on June 2022.
Queen Bey Songs List
Given below is the list of studio albums released by the singer:
- Dangerously in Love
- I Am… Sasha Fierce
Given below we mentioned some of the top Singles released by Queen B as a lead singer:
- Crazy in Love
- Baby Boy
- Me, Myself and I
- Naughty Girl
- Check on It
- Beautiful Liar
- If I Were a Boy
- Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
- Run the World (Girls)
- Drunk in Love
- Hold Up
- End of Time
Frequently Asked Questions
The other names of Beyoncé are Harmonies by The Hive, Queen B, Third Ward Trill and Sasha Fierce.
Forbes has placed the singer in 61st place on America’s Self-Made Women List (2022).
Beyonce has won 28 Grammy Awards.