Who is Beyonce?
|Real Name||Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter.|
|Birth Place||Houston. Texas, United States.|
|Date of Birth||4th September 1981.|
|Career Start||As the lead singer in Destiny’s Child.|
|Profession||Singer, songwriter, record producer, Actress.|
|First Solo Recording||03 Bonnie & Clyde.|
|First Movie||Austin Powers in Goldmember.|
|Company Owned||Parkwood Entertainment|
|Eye Colour||Brown Eyes|
She is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress who belongs to Houston, the most populated city of the United States in Taxes. She became an International singer in late 1990 as a lead singer of the American girl group Disney child’s, one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. Her third studio album “I Am… Sasha Fierce” make a world record by earning six Grammy awards in 2010.
She has topped the Billboard hot 100 with remixes including “Perfect Duet” with English singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran in 2017 & “Savage” along with American rapper and songwriter Megan thee stallion.
Beyoncé has sold 118 million records worldwide and is one of the “world’s best selling music artists”. During the 2000’s she was certified with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)’s top Certified “Artist of the Decade” & Billboard’s “Top Female Artist of the Decade”.
|Real Name||Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter.|
|Birth Place||Houston. Texas, United States.|
|Monthly Income||$ 3 million + (Rs 22.33 Cr Approx).|
|Yearly Income||$ 36 Million + (Rs 2,67.96 Cr Approx).|
|Date of Birth||4th September 1981.|
|Spouse||Jay-Z (Since 2008).|
|Children||Blue Ivy Carter, Rumi Carter & Sir Carter.|
|Age||39 years. (As of 2021).|
|Height||5 feet 6 inches /168 Cm.|
|Weight||62 Kg / 136.68 Lbs.|
|Body measurement||35-26-39 (inches).|
|Net Worth||$ 500 million (Rs 37,21.78 Cr).|
She was born on 4th September 1981 in Houston. Her mother’s name is Celestine Beyonce Knowles-Lawson, a Businesswoman fashion designer, and philanthropist by profession. Her father Mathew Knowles is a sales Manager in the American multinational company xerox. She has a younger sister Solange Piaget Knowles who is also a singer.
She studied at St. Mary’s Montessori School in Houston where she enrolled in dance classes. For her musical training purposes, she has to change many schools including Parker Elementary School, where she would perform with the school’s choir & then Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts & later on Alief Elsik High School.
Her first solo recording was featuring American rapper and songwriter Jay-Z in “’03 Bonnie & Clyde” which was released in October 2002. The song reached number four on the U.S Billboard Hot 100 chart & it has sold eleven million copies worldwide to date. Her second album “B’Day” was released on 4th September 2006 on her twenty-fifth birthday. It sold 541,000 copies in its first week and reached the top of the Billboard 200.
“Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” is a song from her third studio album “I Am… Sasha Fierce” which was released in 2008. The music video won various awards including the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. The video was nominated for nine but ultimately owns three including video of the year. Its failure to win the Best Female Video category, which goes to American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift.
In 2010 she was also featured on American singer-songwriter Lady Gaga’s single “Telephone” and also appeared in its music video. The songs reached the top in the U.S. Pop Songs chart making the sixth number one both her & Lady Gaga equaled with American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey.
On 29th April 2020, she was featured on the remix of American rapper songwriter Megan Thee Stallion’s song “Savage” making it the first music of her of the year.
Her release of the sixth solo studio album “Lemonade” has transformed the music world into how they are going to like the music. Her work has influenced the current generation of singers including American singer & actress Ariana Grande, American singer & songwriter Bebe Rexha, Camila Cabello, Demi Lovato, English singer & songwriter Dua Lipa & American actress & singer Zendaya.
In March 2015 she became the co-owner of the music streaming service Tidal including her & her husband JAY-Z other singer stakeholders are the American rapper-singer Kanye West, Barbadian singer, actress Rihanna, American singer-songwriter Madonna, English singer-songwriter Chris Martin & Trinidadian-born rapper-singer Nicki Minaj.
Her Sixth solo studio album “Lemonade” was released on 23rd April 2016 by Parkwood Entertainment & Columbia record, an American record label company owned by sony music entertainment. It is her second visual album following her self-titled fifth studio album in 2013. It is primarily an R&B and art-pop album. It is a combination of various genres, including Reggae, Blues, rock, hip-hop, soul, funk, Americana, Country, Gospel, Electronic, and trap. It features guest vocalists including English Singer and songwriter James Litherland, American rapper And songwriter Kendrick Lamar, Canadian Singer-songwriter the Weeknd & American singer and songwriter “Jack” White.
“Lemonade” has received International acclamation and is the most famous studio Album of her musical journey. The album also is a music critics’ top album of 2016. In 2020 it ranked 32nd on “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time” in the American monthly magazine “Rolling Stone”. Album was nominated for the Grammy award in 2017 for the album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the year. It has received eleven nominations at the 2016 MTV Video Music Award and four nominations at the 68th “PrimeTime Emmy award”.
It reached number one on the US Billboard 200 along with 653,000 with additional album-equivalent units. It has sold 485,000 in its first week. The album has been certified Triple Platinum by The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). By the end of 2016, it was the third best-selling album of the year in the US with 1.5 million copies sales in the U.S.
She made her theatrical film debut, in the American spy action comedy movie “Austin Powers in Goldmember” in 2002 along with Canadian American actor-director Michael John Myers. With an approximate production budget of $ 63 million (Rs 4,68.83 Cr), Its worldwide box office collection was $ 296.7 million (Rs 22,07.71 Cr).
Her next movie came in 2006, she gave birth to her twin’s comedy-mystery movie “ The Pink Panther” in which she performed opposite American actor and comedian Steve Martin. The movie’s worldwide box office collection was $ 164.1 million (Rs 12,21.24 Cr) against the production budget of $ 80 million (Rs 5,95.52 Cr).
Next, she once again experienced her acting talent in 2008 in the American biographical drama movie “Cadillac Records”. She won many awards for her performance in the movie including “The Satellite Awards”, Nominated for best-supporting actress & a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Nominated for praise from critics.
Apart from this, she has also starred as the voice of Nala in the American musical drama movie “The Lion King” which was released on 19th July 2019. A movie focusing on her Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2018 performance, a documentary and concert film was released on 17th April 2019 by Netflix. On 31st July 2020 American musical film and the visual album “Black Is King” based on the music of The Lion King: The Gift, premiered globally by a Management and entertainment company founded by herself “Parkwood Entertainment”.It was written, directed and co-produced by herself.
Business & Endorsements
“Parkwood Entertainment, which she founded in 2010 started as a production unit for videos and films based in New York. In 2012 she signed a deal of $ 50 million (Rs 3,72.15 Cr) to endorse Pepsi products. She has also worked with American fashion designer Thomas Hilfiger for the fragrances True Star. Her third fragrance, Pulse, was launched in September 2011 & in 2013 The Mrs. Carter Show Limited Edition version of Heat. The sixth edition of heat is the world’s best-selling celebrity fragrance line which sold over $400 million (Rs 29,75.90 Cr).
- Dangerously in Love (Album, 2003)
- Crazy In Love (Song, 2003)
- B’Day (Album, 2006)
- Irreplaceable (Song, 2006)
- I Am… Sasha Fierce (Album, 2008)
- Single Ladies (Song, 2008)
- 4 (Album, 2011)
- Run The World (Song, 2011)
- Beyonce (Album, 2013)
- XO (Song, 2013)
- Lemonade (Album, 2016)
- All Nigh (Song, 2016)
- Formation (Music Video, 2016)
- Homecoming: The Live Album (2019)
She started a relationship with American Rapper and songwriter Jay-Z during their song recording of “’03 Bonnie & Clyde”.They married on 4th April 2008. They have a daughter Blue Ivy Carter who was born on 7th January 2012. In February 2017 She announced on Instagram that she is expecting twins & the announcement received 6.3 million likes within a few hours. On 13th July 2017, she confirmed on her Instagram by posting an image of her & her twins that she gave birth to her twins one month before on 13th June 2017.
When her first solo album “Dangerously in Love” was released in 2003 she purchased a luxury apartment in Manhattan for $5 million (Rs 37.21 Cr) in 2005. The house was purchased on the 44th floor which has spread over 2,669-square-foot with an amazing view of the central park City landscape of New York City.
Awards & Recognition
She has won twenty-eight Grammy awards, twenty-six MTV Video Music Awards, twenty-four NAACP Image Awards, thirty-one BET Awards, and seventeen Soul Train Music Awards. In 2014 she became the highest-earning black musician of all time & the American news magazine “Times magazine” has included her name on Its list of 100 women who defined the last century.
Mercedes Maybach S 650 of $ 200,000 (Rs 1.48 Cr).
Mercedes Benz sprinter van of $ 100,000 (Rs 74.44 Lacs).
Mercedes Benz McLaren SLR of $ 748,453 (Rs 5.57 Cr).
Cadillac Escalade of $ 100,000 (Rs 74.44 Lacs).
Rolls Royce silver cloud 1959 of $ 70,000 (Rs 52.09 Lacs).
Social Media Portfolio
She has 15.5 million followers on Twitter as of July 2021.
She ranks in 9th position in the most followed Instagram account in the world with 194 million followers as of July 2021.
In 2002 she along with Rowland founded the Survivor Foundation for Housing two displaced families & Provide them with newly constructed buildings after Hurricane Katrina she donated $ 250,000 (Rs 1.86 Cr). In 2007 she founded the Knowles-Temenos Place Apartments, a housing complex for makes a living space of 43 displaced individuals. As of 2016, she donated $ 7 million (Rs 52.09 Cr).
After Hurricane Matthew, she along with her husband donated $ 15 million (Rs 1,11.64 Cr) to the Usain Bolt Foundation to support its efforts in rebuilding homes in Haiti in 2007.
In April 2020 She donated $ 6 million (Rs 44.65 Cr) to the National Alliance in Mental Health, The University of California, Los Angeles UCLA & Local community organizations to provide them Mental health and personal Wellness Services to the needed Workers during the covid-19 pandemic.
Three Success Lesson one Can learn from her Success Story
As the Singer-songwriter has achieved her stardom through her empowering music talent. She partners with World famous brands including Adidas Pepsi along with the partnership in Tidal, streaming services and has also founded her management and entertainment company Parkwood Entertainment. She has been running various philanthropic organizations and a fragrance line. She was also listed in the 100 most influential people in the World of 2014 & in 2020 her name was included in the 100 Most Powerful Women in Forbes.
So a person who wants to work towards financial freedom can take some lessons from her success story.
Pursue your passion:- She was a member of a group called Girls Tyme which lost a contest on Star Search. For a normal human being, it is the end of someone’s musical journey. But Inspiration like her again came back so hard that her sixth studio album made a record in the music world which is unbreakable till now. So when someone combines both passion & determination it leads towards the best performance of his/her life.
Networking is essential:- You can’t do everything by yourself. History says that achievers become more successful when they work together with successful personalities & Multinational companies to expand his or her dream or passion.
Your brand matters:- After becoming famous in the music world globally she started maintaining both her self authenticity and stage persona. She knows her audience well and how to give them back the same value as an entertainer. So she has been able to build a powerful online presence and become a global brand ambassador.
Top Five Quotes By her
“I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world. I run my world.”
“I don’t feel like I have to please anyone. I feel free. I feel like I’m an adult. I’m grown. I can do what I want. I can say what I want. I can retire if I want. That’s why I’ve worked hard.”
“When I’m not feeling my best, I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.”
“I can never be safe; I always try and go against the grain. As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That’s how I’ve gotten to where I am.”
“Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice.”Beyoncé
What does Beyonce own?
What is Beyonce’s Instagram?
39 years. (As of 2021).
Beyoncé real name
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter.
When did Beyonce get married?
She married American Rapper and songwriter Jay-Z on 4th April 2008.