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Beyoncé Knowles Biography

Birth Name:
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter
Birth Place:
Houston, Texas, United States
Profession
Singer, actor

Fast Facts

  • Began performing at age 7
  • Performed on Star Search in the early 1990s with the group Girls Tyme (which eventually became Destiny's Child) and received only three out of five stars
  • Has referred to Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland as her "cousin" in interviews since Kelly lived with the Knowles family in Houston as an adolescent
  • Replaced Britney Spears as Pepsi spokeswoman in 2002
  • Launched clothing line House of Deréon with her mother in July 2005 in memory of her late grandmother
  • Became the first nonsupermodel or nonathlete to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue in 2007
  • Sang "At Last" for Barack and Michelle Obama's first dance on inauguration night 2009
  • With her six Grammy award nominations in 2014, putting her at 53 nominations total, became the most-nominated female artist in Grammy history

Awards

  • 2021Oscar-Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): nominated
  • 2020Golden Globe-Best Original Song - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Music Direction: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special: nominated
  • 2019People's Choice Awards-Favorite Animated Movie Voice: winner
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Variety Special: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Special Class Program: nominated
  • 2009Golden Globe-Best Original Song - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2007Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2007Critics' Choice Awards-Best Song: winner
  • 2007Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2007Golden Globe-Best Original Song - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2006Satellite Awards-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2006Black Reel Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2006Black Reel Awards-Best Song: nominated
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated