Wednesday, April 10, 2013



Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter; born September 4, 1981 Houston, Texas, U.S., is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. Beyoncé is the lead singer of Destiny's Child, one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time, in the 1990s.

Knowles' work has received numerous awards and accolades, including 17 Grammy Awards, 12 MTV Video Music Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (as part of Destiny's Child). As a solo artist, Knowles has sold over 13 million albums in the United States and 118 million records worldwide (as well as a further 50 million records with Destiny's Child), making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) recognized Knowles as the Top Certified Artist of the 2000s. In 2009, Billboard named her the Top Female Artist and Top Radio Songs Artist of the 2000s decade, and ranked her as the fourth Artist of the Decade. Knowles was also ranked first on Forbes' list of the "100 Most Powerful and Influential Musicians in the World", appeared on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time", and placed third on their "100 Greatest Women in Music" list in 2012.

known by her stage name Beyoncé

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