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Beyonce is an American singer, actress, and songwriter. She is one of the most recognizable figures in the music industry. Currently, Beyonce’s net worth is estimated at $400 million by Forbes.
The mighty vocalist is entitled as the princess of R&B and the first lady of music. People also call her by her nicknames Queen B, Bee, or JuJu. Her voice is described as heavenly and powerful. To our amazement, her vocal range is said to be around 3-3.5 octaves which are very impressive.
Beyonce’s music video and songs are mostly based on feminism and women empowerment. She is the vocalist of the most popular songs in history “Crazy in Love”, “Single Ladies”, “Halo”, “Run the World” and many more.
Early days and her life before fame
Beyonce birthday was on September 4, 1981, from Houston, Texas, the U.S. Her full name is Beyonce Giselle Knowles whereas her stage name is Beyonce. She was born to Mathew Knowles and Celestine Knowles. Her father worked as a Xerox sales manager and mother owned a hairdresser and salon.
Beyonce is not alone in the world of fame as she also has a younger sister Solange who is now a singer, songwriter, and actress. Beyonce and Solange are pretty much inseparable. Beyonce went to St. Mary’s Montessori School, Houston, and later attended Parker Elementary School and completed high school in performing and visual arts.
When Beyonce was 5 years old, her true talent was beginning to show. And at the age of 9, she and her childhood friends formed a girl group for singing and rapping titled “Destiny’s Child”. They used to perform on various local shows in Houston. At the early stages, the group did not perform well so later Beyonce’s father left his job to be a manager for her daughter’s group. Because of his father’s decision, there were many complications in their family hence Beyonce’s parents separated.
Beyonce: The first lady of music
Beyonce Giselle Knowles is an African-American R&B singer, songwriter, dancer, producer, and actress. Her career as an artist started since she debuted in her first girls’ group “Destiny’s Child” in the 1990s. She was chosen as the leader of the group since she wrote songs and produced her own music. She and her group released multiple songs and became one of the best-selling girl groups at that time.
She commenced her solo career in 2003 when the group was on a break. She recorded her first solo album named “Dangerously in Love” which got to number one on US Billboard 200. Today Beyonce has earned the title of the First lady of music and princess of R&B. She is also one of the world’s best-selling music artists worldwide.
Behind the scenes of destiny’s child
After years of struggles, Destiny’s Child finally signed a contract with Columbia Records and debuted their first song “Killing Time” for the movie “Men in Black” in 1997. In the next year, they released their first major hit “No, No, No”. The song won the best R&B/soul album of the year and best R&B/soul single and new rap artist.
In 1999, their second album was released entitled “Writings in the Wall”. This album paved their way to popularity and fame. The album was a combination of hit songs of the ’90s like “Bills, Bills, Bills,” and “Say My Name”. These two songs were the smash hits of the group. In 2001, they released their third album “Survivor” which took the number one spot in the Billboard 200 chart.
Why and how did she start her own solo career?
Even though the band was succeeding, they decided to take a break. The members decided to work on their own projects. In 2003 Beyonce worked on her first solo album “Dangerously in Love”. The album included the popular song “Crazy in Love” featuring Jay-Z. These songs were Beyonce best songs.
After the release, her song single-handedly won five grammy awards and best female R&B vocal performance. She met Jay-Z around this time and was rumored to be dating.
In 2004, Destiny’s Child reunited and released their final album “Destiny Fulfilled”. During their world tour for the album, they announced the disbanding of the group to focus on their own solo careers.
Soon enough in 2006, Beyonce released her second solo album “B’Day”. The album scored number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart making her one of the highest-selling artists. In parallel to her singing career, she was also focusing on her acting career and starred in movies like “The fighting temptations”, “The Pink Panther”, “Dreamgirls” etc.
Beyonce and Jay-Z from relationship to marriage
There were news and rumors about Beyonce and Jay-Z dating for a long time. Beyonce was happily married to husband Jay-Z in 2008 in a small ceremony in New York City. Even after the marriage, Beyonce and Jay-Z worked hard and supported each other.
In the same year, Beyonce released her another album “I Am….. Sasha Fierce”. Sasha in the album is her alter ego who is not afraid of stage shyness. She named the album Sasha to boost her confidence while performing The album contains some of Beyonce’s hit songs “Single Ladies” and “If I Were a Boy”. With her continuous hits, she won 6 awards in one night setting a record.
Besides her music career, she launched a clothing line “House of Dereon” with her mother in the name of her Grandmother. In 2010, she also introduced her fragrance Heat. She also served as a model for brands like L’Oreal and Tommy Hilfiger.
In 2011, Beyonce released her fourth album “4”. She was already pregnant at this time but it didn’t slow her down. The album contained one of Beyonce best songs and hits “Run the World(Girls). Eventually, “Love on Top” won Best Traditional R&B Performance at the Grammys. Due to her pregnancy, she wasn’t able to attend tours but she did reach out to her fans through “4 Intimate nights at Roseland Ballroom” concert.
In January 2012, Beyonce welcomed motherhood by giving birth to her first baby girl Blue Ivy. She did not appear on the stage to embrace her motherhood and took care of her baby. She also continued supporting Beyonce’s husband while she was away from her career.
In 2015, Beyonce was back by releasing an album with her own name “Beyonce”. Fans were surprised with her comeback as the album was neither promoted nor announced beforehand. Despite the lack of promotion, the album was a huge success. In February 2016, she dropped her solo album with a new single “Formation” in collaboration with Beyonce husband Jay-Z.
In the same year in April, Beyonce launched another album “Lemonade”. It featured artists like Kendrick Lamar, Jack White, James Blake, and the Weekend. Lemonade was a huge success and was able to win the 2016 MTV video music awards and 2017 Grammy Awards. Apart from that, she also announced her pregnancy the same year during a performance. Due to her pregnancy, she had to cancel the Coachella Headlining Performance.
She became the first African-American woman to headline the event. She closed the event with performances featuring Jay-Z, Solange, and reunited Destiny’s Child. She gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl named Sir and Rumi in the same year.
In June 2018, the couple kicked off a tour “On the Run II” and also released their collaborative album “Everything is Love” featuring Pharrell Williams, Quavo, and Offset. The joint album received positive reviews and debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Even after the tour had ended the couple shared a stage together many times.
In April 2019, Beyonce surprised the fans with an album and documentary entitled “Homecoming” concerning the Coachella headlining performance in 2018. The same year in July, Beyonce has involved in “The Lion King” live-action movie as a voice actor for Nala. She gave voice for the wife of Simba and also released a soundtrack “The Lion King: The Gift ” which included her single ”Spirit”.
Beyonce net worth
According to Forbes, Beyonce’s net worth is estimated to be $400 million, and why not since she is one of the world’s well-known celebrities. Her major income comes from her musical career. She is listed in one of the highest-paid celebrities. She not just earns but also donates her millions to needy people. She also earns as a model and endorsements of products.
Beyonce also runs an on-demand vegan service. In the clothing line, she launched Ivy Park with TopShop. Besides that, she has her own fragrance brand “Heat”. Thus, we can conclude that Beyonce is such a hard-working girl with a heart of gold.