Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, an American singer, songwriter, and actress, was born on September 4, 1981, in New York City. As a child, Beyoncé competed in different singing and dancing competitions in Houston, Texas. She rose to popularity as the main singer of Destiny’s Child, one of the most successful girl groups of all time, in the late 1990s. During their sabbatical, she released Dangerously in Love (2003), her first solo album, which included the number-one singles “Crazy in Love” and “Baby Boy” on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Following Destiny’s Child’s disbandment in 2006, she released B’Day, her second solo album, which included the hits “Irreplaceable” and “Beautiful Liar.” Beyoncé appeared in several films, including The Pink Panther (2006), Dreamgirls (2006), Obsessed (2009), and The Lion King (2009). (2019). Her third album, I Am… Sasha Fierce (2008), was influenced by her marriage to Jay-Z and her portrayal of Etta James in Cadillac Records (2008), which won a record-setting six Grammy Awards in 2010. “If I Were a Boy,” “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” and “Halo” were all hit singles from the album.

Beyoncé has reared a devout Catholic who enrolled in dancing classes at Houston’s St. Mary’s Montessori School. Darlette Johnson, a dance instructor, began humming a tune and finished it, able to hit the high-pitched notes, which led to her being recognised. After winning a school talent event at the age of seven, singing John Lennon’s “Imagine” to beat out 15/16-year-olds, Beyoncé’s interest in music and performing persisted. Beyoncé enrolled in Parker Elementary School, a Houston music magnet school, in the fall of 1990, where she would sing in the school chorus. She went to Alief Elsik High School and afterwards the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

Beyoncé has earned the moniker “Queen Bey” as a result of her achievements. Ody Rosen of The New Yorker called Beyoncé “the most important and captivating popular performer of the twenty-first century… the outcome, the inevitable endpoint, of a century-plus of pop.”

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