is a multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning recording artist who’s acclaimed for her thrilling vocals, videos and live shows. Beyoncé Knowles first captured the public’s eye as lead vocalist of the R&B group Destiny’s Child. She later established a solo career with her debut album Dangerously in Love, becoming one of music’s top-selling artists with sold-out tours and a slew of awards. Knowles has also starred in several films, including Dream Girls. She married hip-hop recording artist Jay-Z in 2008 and the couple has three children. She was born on September 4, 1981, in Houston, Texas. She started singing at an early age, competing in local talent shows and winning many of these events by impressing audiences with her singing and dancing abilities.
Beyoncé is the first artist to have her first six albums debut at No. 1.
Beyoncé is the most-nominated woman in Grammy history.
Beyoncé is the first woman to win six Grammys in one night.
Beyoncé received the highest-paid Pepsi deal ever given to any other recording artist.
Beyoncé became the first black female recording artist to cover Vogue‘s prestigious September issue.
Beyoncé is the first black entertainer to cover Sports Illustrated and the second black woman to, right after Tyra Banks.
Beyoncé became the first artist to be nominated in four different genres in the same year at the 2017 Grammys; Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Rock Performance, and Best Urban Contemporary Album.
Beyoncé is the first female artist to chart 12 or more songs on the Billboard Hot 100 charts at the same time, thanks to Lemonade.
Beyoncé is the first black woman to win ASCAP’s Pop Songwriter of the Year Award.