Lead singer of the singing group Destiny's Child.
Toured with Christina Aguilera as her opening act (2000).
Toured with TLC as their opening act (1999).
Has a cat named Master P
Attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas.
Solange's big sister and Nixon & Koi Knowles' older half-sister.
Once appeared on Star Search (1983).
In 2001, she became the first African-American woman to ever win the ASCAP Pop Songwriter of the Year Award.
Is a huge fan of Middle Eastern music and dance.
Her biggest hit to date is song "Crazy in Love" (2003).
The Radio Music Awards, MTV Europe Video Music Awards and Billboard Awards are among the awards shows she has performed on in 2003. She also performed at a South African AIDS benefit show in November 2003, organized by Bono of U2 to combat the AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa.
(February 8, 2004) Won five Grammy Awards, including Best Contemporary R&B Album for "Dangerously in Love", she took home the most awards for this year's (2004) show.
Her mom, Tina has Louisiana Creole (African, Native American, French, and smaller amounts of Irish and Spanish) ancestry & her dad, Mathew has African-American ancestry.
Has been quoted as saying that to get over her shyness she developed a stage persona named "Sasha".
Was voted number 1 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties
Her favorite rapper is Wyclef Jean.
She and Jay-Z are buying a house in Miami as well as in London, England.
Tina Lawson & Mathew Knowles' oldest daughter.
Ranked #7 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
Julez Smith's aunt.
Ex-sister-in-law of college football player, Daniel Smith.
Beyoncé was named after her mom's maiden name, Beyincé.
Attended Welch Middle School in Houston, Texas.
Sang three of the five Oscar-nominated songs at The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005), including one completely in French (2005).
One of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" for most wanted lips (2004).
(June 13, 2005) She and the other members of Destiny's Child announced that they will disband after their tour ends in the fall.
Ranked #1 on E!'s 50 Steamiest Southern Stars
Along with Nicole Richie, Veronica Webb, Kelly Osbourne, Angie Everhart, Alexandra Richards, Irina Pantaeva, Marisa Miller, Wyclef Jean, Rachel Hunter, Naomi Campbell and Janice Dickinson, she participated in the "Fashion for Relief" show on September 16, 2005 in New York, a benefit for AmeriCares to support victims for Hurricane Katrina. Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale were among the celebrities who attended.
Attended the same high school Seattle Supersonic Rashard Lewis attended.
Launched a clothing line, "House of Dereon", with her mother, Tina Lawson, in 2005. The name, Dereon, is Tina's mother's maiden name.
Named #17 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2005 list.
Has known R&B singer Alicia Keys since she was 14.
(March 28, 2006) Along with her Destiny's Child members, she and they were honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
Is a huge fan of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Ranked #17 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement.
Was featured as #3 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2002 supplement.
She and her then-boyfriend Jay-Z own 3 apartments at South Beach in Miami.
Studied acting with Ivana Chubbuck.
Among the guests at her 25th birthday were Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Nicole Richie, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
Named #18 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement.
First female artist to reach number one position on both singles and albums chart simultaneously in the United States and the United Kingdom (2003).
Won Best International Female Solo Artist, Brit Awards (2004).
Was officially in the BAFTA longlist (Equivalently, the semi-finals) for Best Actress in a Leading Role, for her role in Dreamgirls (2006), which consisted of 15 finalists for each category (except Animated Film). However, she was eliminated in the next round, which the five official nominees were selected (2007).
Beyoncé and Shakira are collaborating on a song called "Beautiful Liar". The song will appear on a special-edition reissue of Beyoncé's solo album, "B'Day".
Ranked #13 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2007 list.
Ranked #16 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
Winner of the Gold Media Prize, BRAVO Supershow, Germany (2007).
Best friends with Kelly Rowland since they were children.
Good friends with Gwyneth Paltrow, Mariah Carey, and Rihanna.
Was featured on the "Most Overrated of 2006" list.
Ranked #14 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2008 list.
Ranked #4 in the 2008 Forbes The Celebrity 100 list.
The Brazilian electro-pop/rock group CSS, famous for their song "Music is My Hot, Hot Sex" used in an Apple commercial, took their name from a reported quote from 'Beyonce' in which she stated she was tired of being sexy. Cansei de Ser Sexy is Brazilian Portuguese literally meaning "tired of being sexy".
Won Best International Female Artist, NRJ Radio Awards, Europe (2004).
Nominated twice for International Female Artist of the Year (2007 and 2009), NRJ Music Awards, France.
Before her trio became Destiny's Child they were known as Girls Tyme.
Mother Tina Lawson used to run a hair salon.
She and Destiny's Child were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Chosen by American music-magazine, "Billboard", as Woman of the Year (2009).
Won three awards for Best Female Artist, Best Song (for "Halo") and Best Video (for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"). She won the most awards at the 2009 ceremony. She was also nominated for Best Live Act. MTV Europe Music Awards (2009).
Nominated for International Album of the Year (for "I Am... Sasha Fierce"), NRJ Music Awards, France (2010).
Winner of "World's Greatest Popstars" season, voted by the public - T4/4Music, United Kingdom (2009).
The gold and diamond nail rings for the music video "Sweet Dreams" is valued at $36,000. It was made by Bijules designer, Jules Kim.
According to a television interview with Steve Jones for Beyonce: For the Record (2009), Beyoncé said the music video for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" was the cheapest video made, of all her singles released. This was because most of the budget was used for the single "If I Were a Boy".
Received NRJ Award of Honor, NRJ Music Awards, France (2010).
In 2010, she launched her new fragrance "Heat" at Macy's in Manhattan. On the TV commercial for the fragrance, Beyoncé sang "Fever", a song most popularized by Peggy Lee.
Her victory at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards (January 31, 2010) set a record for a female artist: six Grammy wins in a single year, including Song of the Year (for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"), Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (for "Halo"), Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song and Best Contemporary R&B Album (for "I Am... Sasha Fierce").
(January 20, 2009) Sang "At Last" (immortalized by Etta James) at the first presidential inaugural ball as Barack Obama and Michelle Obama danced cheek-to-cheek. Other featured artists in the venue included, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Sting, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Faith Hill, Maroon 5's Adam Levine, etc.
In her song "Get Me Bodied" from her album "B'Day, she says four numbers at the start of her song, 9,4,8 and 1. These numbers are her birth date. The 4th of September (9th month) and 8 and 1 because she was born in 1981.
At the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards she won the Video of the Year award and allowed Taylor Swift to finish her acceptance speech for Best Female Video after Kanye West interrupted her.
First started singing in the church choir at St. John's Church in downtown Houston, Texas. Has been a lifelong member of (and contributor to) the church.
Formed the Survivors' Foundation for survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
Was a tomboy and refused to wear dresses when she was younger.
One of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World (2013).
Beyoncé and Jay-Z were one of the main headliners at the Prince's Urban Trust. [April 2004]
New York City: "Four Intimate Nights" of sold-out performances at Manhattan's Roseland Ballroom. [August 2011]
One of Time magazine's Most Influential People in the World. [April 2014]
Was born on a Friday at 10:00 AM CST.
Ranked #21 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2014 list.
Step-daughter of Richard Lawson. Step-sister of Bianca Lawson.
She would have been the first female act to headline Coachella since Björk in 2007.
Canceled her performance at Coachella because of her pregnancy[February 2017].
Idol of Asia Monet Ray.
As of Sept 2016, she has 85.3 million Instagram Followers,.
Performed her songs "Love Drought" and "Sandcastles" at the 2016 Grammy Awards.
Will headline the Coachella festival in 2018.
Most nominated woman in Grammys history.
In 1989 sang in a junior talent contest.
AskMen.com Sexiest Woman of the Decade from 2000-2010.
Named People's Most Beautiful Woman in the World in 2012.
Most awarded artist at the BET and MTV Music Awards.
Was the only non-supermodel to cover Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition until MMA fighter Ronda Rousey.
Named the Sexiest Woman of the Century by GQ Magazine.
AskMen.com Sexiest Woman in 2007.
Has 3 children: daughter, Blue Ivy Carter (b. January 7, 2012) and daughter, Rumi Carter & son, Sir Carter (b. June 13, 2017) with husband, Jay-Z.
Her cat Master P is named after the rapper Master P.
Owner of Parkwood Entertainment.
Attended St. Mary's Montessori School in Houston, where she enrolled in dance classes.
Attended Alief Elsik High School in Houston.
Musical influences include Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Tina Turner, Aaliyah, Prince, Lauryn Hill, Sade, Donna Summer, Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson, Anita Baker, and Rachelle Ferrell.
In fall of 1990, she enrolled in Parker Elementary School, a music magnet school in Houston, where she would perform with the school's choir.
Her fans are affectionately known as "The Beyhive".
Admires Tejano singer Selena and credits Selena's Spanish-language albums as helping her with pronunciation on her Spanish-language recordings.
Loves dancing to salsa and merengue music.
According to Fuse in 2014, she is the second most awarded recording artist of all time, only behind Michael Jackson.
Is mentioned by name in 50 Cent's 2004 "Respect It or Check It" hip-hop track.
Wore a Galia Lahav wedding dress to renew her vows.
Sister-in-law of music video director, Alan Ferguson.