Beyonce Bio, Early Life, Career, Music, And Marriage
Singer-songwriter Beyonce Giselle Knowles is the best example of a jack of all trades. The beautiful 38-year-old musician has sealed her name in the list of the world’s most powerful celebrities.
Beyonce Early Life
Beyonce or Queen Bee as most of her fans refer her to was born in Houston, Texas on September 4th. She is the firstborn in a family of four.
Beyonce is the daughter to Tina and Mathew Knowles and elder sister to the famous musician, Solange Knowles. Growing up, her mother worked as a salon owner and hairdresser while her father was a sales manager.
Beyonce wasn’t born a star, but her interest in music peaked early in life and she hasn’t looked back since.
Beyonce’s powerful singing voice was realized by Darlette Johnson who was her dance instructor while studying at St. Mary’s Montessori School in Houston. Her ability to hit the high notes astounded the instructor.
Her curiosity for music grew day by day and eventually, she started winning talent shows, beating older students.
In high school, she schooled at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts before moving to Alief Elsik High School later.
All girl-group Destiny’s Child that blew up in the late ’90s was initially made up of three members before some dropped out, others joined and dropped out eventually leaving just three. We all know Beyonce, Mitchelle and Kelly Rowland who stayed put and went on to win multiple awards.
The original members of the group were an 8-year-old Beyonce, childhood friend Kelly Rowland and LaTavia Roberson who met while auditioning for an all-girl entertainment group. They were placed into a group called Girl’s Tyme with three other girls, and rapped and danced on the talent show circuit in Houston.
That was the beginning of an exciting journey.
It wasn’t a rosy journey as there were lawsuits levied against their manager and Beyonce’s dad for favoring his daughter and keeping disproportional profits.
The group has hit songs like ‘Say My Name’, ‘No No No No’ and ‘Say My Name’. Beyonce was a focal point to the group. Beyonce’s mother would make their outfits and her father quit his job to manage the girl group.
From 2003 to 2005 Beyonce embarked on more and more solo projects. She released ‘Dangerously In Love’ in 2003 as her first solo album. The album’s lead single, “Crazy in Love”, featuring Jay-Z, became Beyoncé’s first number-one single as a solo artist in the US.
Since then, she has released many more albums and won various awards as well. These include American Music Awards, BET Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Grammys among many others.
On the 4th of April, 2008, Beyonce tied the knot to her long-time boyfriend Jay Z.
The power couple is said to have started dating after they collaborated on 03 Bonnie and Clyde from Jay-Z’s 2002 album Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse. She revealed their marriage to the world on October 22, 2008, in a video montage at the listening party for her third studio album, I Am… Sasha Fierce, in Manhattan’s Sony Club.
Beyonce and Jay Z are known to always keep their personal life private, away from the limelight. They have both previously talked about what Jay-Z’s infidelity did to them and how hard it was to get through that.
Beyonce released the super successful album ‘Lemonade’ after the cheating scandal where she revealed that the mistress’ name is Becky in her lyrics.
Back in 2010 or 2011, Beyonce went through a miscarriage. She revealed that it was “the saddest thing” she had ever endured. Beyonce became a first-time mother on January 7, 2012, when she gave birth to her first child Blue Ivy Carter. The miracle of life happened in New York at Lenox Hill Hospital.
On February 1, 2017, Beyonce let the world know that she was pregnant with twins through her Instagram account.
The cute baby bump picture was the talk of the town and around the world for a long time. She gave birth to Rumi and Sir Carter on June 13, 2017, at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in California.
Beyonce has a loyal and devoted legion of fans who worship the ground Beyonce walks on. They sing her music devotedly, watch her music and always vote for her.
It is mostly made up of women and gay men who simply cannot get enough of the Queen Bee. The Beyhive stretches far and wide and always comes out to defend Beyonce and fight anyone attacking her or her family.
Beyonce brought the world to a halt during her performance in 2018’s Coachella. The performance was so breathtaking and exhilarating that the concert was named Beychella after it. Coverage of the show was aired on Netflix a year later under the title ‘Homecoming’.