Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter was born on September 4, 1981 in Houston, Texas, to Celestine “Tina” Knowles and Mathew Knowles. She is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She attended St. Mary’s Elementary School, Parker Elementary School, renowned for music studies, and also attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts before shifting to Alief Elsik High School.
Beyonce’s debut song ‘No, No, No’ from her group Destiny’s Child in 1997 shot instant success. She then continued giving hit songs like “Crazy in Love” and “Baby Boy”. After the disbandment of her band, she embraced stardom with her singles like “Irreplaceable”, “Déjà Vu”, “Beautiful Liar”, “Diva”, “Ego”, “Broken-Hearted Girl”, “Sweet Dreams”, “Video Phone” and many others. Among several awards and honours, she has won 17 Grammy Awards. She has won most of the MTV Video Music Awards, with 24 wins, including the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Her album I Am… Sasha Fierce (2008), created a record by garnering six Grammy Awards in 2010.
Some of her notable songs include:
Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
If I Were a Boy
Everything Is Love
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
In 2008, Beyonce tied the nuptial knot with Jay-Z. The couple has three children- Blue Ivy Carter, Rumi Carter and Sir Carter . In 2005, she established the Survivor Foundation along with Rowland in 2005 to make available transitional housing for victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. She became the brand ambassador for the 2012 World Humanitarian Day campaign for which she contributed her song ‘I Was Here’ and its music video. She was titled as the highest paid musician of 2016, with an estimated total of $62.1 million. As of 2018, Forbes listed her net worth to be $355 million, with her annual earnings of $60 million. In 2016, she was titled as the Most Charitable Celebrity of the year. She has her own fashion line in collaboration with her mother, House of Deréon, launched in 2005.