Beyonce

Beyoncé was born on 4th September 1981 in Houston, Texas. Her father, Mathew Knowles, worked as a Xerox sales manager who in 1995 resigned from his job to manage Beyonce’s group ‘Girl's Tyme’, and her mother, Celestine Ann "Tina" Beyincé, was a hairdresser and salon owner. Beyoncé's name is a tribute to her mother's maiden name. Beyoncé has a younger sister Solange who is also a singer.

Beyoncé’s singing talent was discovered when dance instructor Darlette Johnson at St. Mary's Elementary School in Fredericksburg, Texas, began humming a song and she finished it, able to hit the high-pitched notes.

Beyoncé attended Parker Elementary School, a music magnet school in Houston, where she would perform with the school's choir. She also attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and later Alief Elsik High School.

In 1996, Beyoncé first captured the public's eye as lead vocalist of the R&B group Destiny's Child as the group became one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. In 1997, Destiny's Child released their major label debut song "Killing Time" on the soundtrack to the film, Men in Black.

After releasing their fourth album in 2001, group Destiny's Child announced a hiatus to further pursue solo careers. In the same year, she made her acting debut with a starring role in MTV's Carmen: A Hip Hopera.

Beyoncé took center stage as a solo artist, releasing her first album, Dangerously in Love, in 2003. She was rumored to be dating Jay-Z around this time, but the couple did not publicly acknowledge their relationship.

In 2004, Destiny's Child released their last studio album, Destiny Fulfilled, and officially broke up the following year.

In 2006, Beyoncé released her second studio album, B'Day. In 2008, Beyoncé married rapper and music mogul Jay-Z in a small, private ceremony in New York City. She publicly revealed their marriage in a video montage at the listening party for her third studio album, I Am... Sasha Fierce.

In addition to acting and performing, Beyoncé runs a clothing line called House of Dereon with her mother. She also launched her own fragrance, Heat, in 2010.

After releasing her fourth album 4, Beyoncé announced that she and Jay-Z were expecting their first child. In January 2012, Beyoncé gave birth to a daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York under heavy security. Two days later, Jay-Z released "Glory", a song dedicated to their child. Blue Ivy's cries are included at the end of the song, making her the youngest person ever to appear on a Billboard chart.

A self-described "modern-day feminist", her songs are often characterized by themes of love, relationships, and monogamy, as well as female sexuality and empowerment.

She has won 17 Grammy Awards and sold over 75 million records as a solo artist, and a further 60 million with Destiny's Child, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

In 2014, she ranked atop of Forbes' Celebrity 100 and became the highest-paid black musician in history. She was included in Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2013 and 2014.

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Create your own amazing "Beyonce braids style"
Beyonce finally shares photos of her twins Sir Carter and Rumi

Beyonce finally shares photos of her twins Sir Carter and Rumi

The Queen of the Bee hive looked so graceful as she shared pictures of Rumi and Sir Carter for the first time. Beyoncé has had a really amazing month.

Beyonce finally shares photos of her twins Sir Carter and Rumi
BREAKING: Beyonce and Jay z's family is officially a party of five

BREAKING: Beyonce and Jay z's family is officially a party of five

The Carters are now a family of five after they welcomed their twin babies at a Los Angeles hospital. The couple welcomed their babies on Friday, June 16.

BREAKING: Beyonce and Jay z's family is officially a party of five
Beyonce plays Fela's music at her star-studded ankara themed baby shower (photos, video)

Beyonce plays Fela's music at her star-studded ankara themed baby shower (photos, video)

35-year-old Beyonce is expected to give birth to her twins any time from. She had an African themed baby shower with Fela’s music playing in the background.

Beyonce plays Fela's music at her star-studded ankara themed baby shower (photos, video)
Pregnant Beyonce looks too gorgeous in these new photos

Pregnant Beyonce looks too gorgeous in these new photos

International singer Beyonce has been sharing loads of pregnancy photos. Here's how the mama of twins looks super hot in flowery outfit.

Pregnant Beyonce looks too gorgeous in these new photos
While you are busy posting for likes, here is how much Beyonce earns for a single Instagram post

While you are busy posting for likes, here is how much Beyonce earns for a single Instagram post

Beyonce Knowles is arguably the most admired female singer worldwide with the equivalent of the population of a small country following her on social media.

While you are busy posting for likes, here is how much Beyonce earns for a single Instagram post
Beyoncé proves she is the world's best wife in this emotional anniversary video for Jay Z

Beyoncé proves she is the world's best wife in this emotional anniversary video for Jay Z

Talented singer Beyoncé decided to do something extra special for her husband Jay Z for their 9th wedding anniversary on April 4 and it will make you cry.

Beyoncé proves she is the world's best wife in this emotional anniversary video for Jay Z
Meet Beyonce's 'twin sister'! The resemblance between these two ladies will leave you speechless (photos)

Meet Beyonce's 'twin sister'! The resemblance between these two ladies will leave you speechless (photos)

It seems Beyonce has a sister who looks exactly like her, right from their eyelids to their sense of fashion.Meet the copycat of Beyonce,from eyelid to wardrobe

Meet Beyonce's 'twin sister'! The resemblance between these two ladies will leave you speechless (photos)
These new photos of Beyonce will make you crave for pregnancy (photos)

These new photos of Beyonce will make you crave for pregnancy (photos)

Ever since music goddess Beyonce announced that she was expecting twins, the internet still hasn’t gotten over the news.These new photos are simply amazing.

These new photos of Beyonce will make you crave for pregnancy (photos)
The dress Beyonce wore for one night event can buy you a house (photos)

The dress Beyonce wore for one night event can buy you a house (photos)

Beyonce's only daughter Blue Ivy showed her rich and fabulous life as she rocked expensive Gucci dress to the 2017 NBA All Star Game with her rich parents.

The dress Beyonce wore for one night event can buy you a house (photos)
Wow! You really need to hear this 18-year-old ‘African Beyonce’ sing (video)

Wow! You really need to hear this 18-year-old ‘African Beyonce’ sing (video)

In recent times, social media has proven to be a tool for discovering hidden talents. Now, it’s the turn of Audrey Iteriteka, a 18-year-old orphan from Burundi.

Wow! You really need to hear this 18-year-old ‘African Beyonce’ sing (video)
Beyonce's daughter Blue Ivy's Gucci purse to the Grammy's cost more than most kids school fees (photos)

Beyonce's daughter Blue Ivy's Gucci purse to the Grammy's cost more than most kids school fees (photos)

Beyonce's only daughter Blue Ivy showed her rich and fabulous life as she rocked cat be dazzled purse worth millions to the 59th Grammy Awards in L.A

Beyonce's daughter Blue Ivy's Gucci purse to the Grammy's cost more than most kids school fees (photos)
How Beyonce brought this Yoruba goddess to the 2017 Grammy’s (photos)

How Beyonce brought this Yoruba goddess to the 2017 Grammy’s (photos)

American superstar musician and soon to be iya ibeji Beyonce’s obsession with the Yoruba goddess Osun aka Oshun continues.

How Beyonce brought this Yoruba goddess to the 2017 Grammy’s (photos)
Meet the cute photographer behind Beyonce's famous pregnancy shoot (photos)

Meet the cute photographer behind Beyonce's famous pregnancy shoot (photos)

Top singer Beyonce just announced that she is having twins in a very colourful photo shoot. The person behind the photo-shoot is the incredible Awol Erizku.

Meet the cute photographer behind Beyonce's famous pregnancy shoot (photos)
Beyonce worships Osun, Yemoja, dedicates children to Yoruba goddesses

Beyonce worships Osun, Yemoja, dedicates children to Yoruba goddesses

Beyonce is not done with letting the world know details about her pregnancy. She released a poem about her twins where she dedicated them to Yoruba goddesses

Beyonce worships Osun, Yemoja, dedicates children to Yoruba goddesses
Beyonce’s new pregnancy photos will make you want your own set of twins

Beyonce’s new pregnancy photos will make you want your own set of twins

Since superstar musician Beyonce announced that she was expecting twins, the internet still hasn’t gotten over the news. Her new photos haven't helped either.

Beyonce’s new pregnancy photos will make you want your own set of twins
Beyonce pregnant with twins: first photos!

Beyonce pregnant with twins: first photos!

★ People are wondering whether Beyonce is pregnant with twins ★ Is it true? ★ We have found the secret photos that will open this mystery! ★ Do not miss it!

Beyonce pregnant with twins: first photos!
10 times Beyonce's current family was just too adorable for words

10 times Beyonce's current family was just too adorable for words

One of the world's greatest singer's, Beyonce Knowles Carter, just announced she is pregnant with twins and here are adorable photos of her family so far.

10 times Beyonce's current family was just too adorable for words
See the most hilarious ways people reacted to Beyonce’s pregnancy (photos)

See the most hilarious ways people reacted to Beyonce’s pregnancy (photos)

As expected, reactions to Beyonce’s pregnancy with twins have been coming in from all around the world. NAIJ.com has curated some of the funniest reactions.

See the most hilarious ways people reacted to Beyonce’s pregnancy (photos)
BREAKING: Media agog as Beyonce announces that she is pregnant with twins (Video)

BREAKING: Media agog as Beyonce announces that she is pregnant with twins (Video)

Beyoncé announced on Instagram on Wednesday, February 1, that she's pregnant and expecting twins with her husband, Jay Z, the media is on fire over this news.

BREAKING: Media agog as Beyonce announces that she is pregnant with twins (Video)
6 of the most classy photos of Seyi Shay on her 31st birthday

6 of the most classy photos of Seyi Shay on her 31st birthday

Some call her Nigeria’s version of Rihanna, but Seyi Shay is her own woman.The talented singer and performer turns 31 today. Here’s wishing her a happy birthday

6 of the most classy photos of Seyi Shay on her 31st birthday
OMG: This talented African girl sings Beyonce's 'Halo' and the Internet is in tears

OMG: This talented African girl sings Beyonce's 'Halo' and the Internet is in tears

An African girl has gotten a lot of accolades after a video of her singing to Beyonce's Halo surfaced online.

OMG: This talented African girl sings Beyonce's 'Halo' and the Internet is in tears
Seyi Shay, Beyonce's father spotted doing this in Huston (photo)

Seyi Shay, Beyonce's father spotted doing this in Huston (photo)

On Saturday, October 22, music star Seyi Shay was spotted having fun with her former manager and Beyonce's father, Matthew Knowles in US.

Seyi Shay, Beyonce's father spotted doing this in Huston (photo)
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