Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter

General Background:

Born: September 4, 1981 (36 years)
Birthplace: Houston, TX
Spouse: Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter
Children: Blue Ivy Carter, Sir Carter, Rumi Carter
R&B & Soul Singer
Founded: Survivor Foundation, BeyGood
Childhood & Early Life:

Daughter of sales manager, turned music manager, Mathew Knowles & hairdresser, businesswoman, and fashion designer Celestine “Tina” Knowles
Education & Performing Arts:

Attended St. Mary’s Elementary school in Houston, TX where she originally learned how to dance
Enrolled in Parker Elementary school, a music magnet school in 1990 where she attended her first year of high school for the Performing and Visual Arts
Transferred to Alief Elsik High School
Music Career w Girl’s Tyme & Destiny’s Child:

Auditioned for an all-girl entertainment group when she was 8 years old
Was selected along with Kelly Rowland and LaTavia Roberson and put in a group called Girl’s Tyme with three other girls
In 1993, the group name Girl’s Tyme was changed to Destiny’s Child
In 1997, they released their first self-titled album
In 1999, they released their second album The Writing’s on the Wall
In 2001, they released their third and final album Survivor
Number 1 on Billboard 200
Nominated for several Grammies
Solo Artist Career:

Beyoncé started her solo career in 2003 where she debuted her first solo album Dangerously in Love, since then, Beyoncé has released five more studio albums over the past decade, such as:
B’Day: Second album (Released 2006)
I Am… Sasha Fierce: Third album (Released 2008)
4: Fourth album (Released 2011)
Beyoncé: Fifth album (Released 2013)
Lemonade: Sixth album (Released 2016)
Film Career:

In addition to her music career, she has also appeared in several films that have allowed her to further channel her musical and acting talents:
Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001)
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
The Fighting Temptations (2003)
Dreamgirls (2006)
The Pink Panther (2006)
Cadillac Records (2008)
Obsessed (2009)
Major Works & Achievements:

Awarded 22 Grammy Awards, nominated for over 50
Dangerously in Love was the one which successfully cemented her reputation as a solo artist
Debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart was a big commercial as well as critical success which earned her 5 Grammy awards
The album B’Day registered her highest debut-week sales
This album was accredited multi-platinum in the U.S. and internationally
She has been nominated and awarded hundreds of awards

I conducted this research by finding scholarly journal articles that included not only background information on Beyoncé, but also her philanthropy and reasoning for being as successful as she is today. Her foundations, fan base, and even mentorship has influenced women worldwide and I learned a lot more about her based on those articles. I researched more of her as a mentor and influencer to young women and less of her as a renowned pop star. I was able to find more substantial evidence of how and why she is so successful in articles that talked more about her as a philanthropist than that of the articles who talked more about being a great singer.

Beyoncé only competes with Beyoncé. Beyoncé is, without a doubt, the most eminent, successful, and hardworking female artist of the 21st

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