Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter
September 4, 1981
Houston, Texas, USA
Music World Parkwood, Columbia
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, better known as Beyoncé, rose to fame as the lead singer of late ’90s girl-group Destiny’s Child. A short hiatus saw her release her first solo album, propelling her into the public sphere as a solo artist.
Since then she has continued to sell out stadium upon stadium, sing at the White House and make a stand in the political sphere – making her one of the best-selling female artists of all time.
Beyoncé is estimated to be worth $400 million, according to Forbes.
Beyoncé is 41 years old.
Beyoncé’s first hit was with Destiny’s Child in 1997. “Killing Time” featured on the soundtrack to Men in Black. The group’s first number one “No No No” came a year later.
Beyoncé’s debut solo single “Crazy in Love” was released in 2003 to huge critical acclaim and topped the charts, marking her first number one as a solo artist.
Beyoncé was born in Houston, Texas.
Beyoncé, aged 12, teams up with Kelly Rowland, LaTavia Roberson and three other girls to form Girl’s Tyme to appear on popular talent show Star Search. The group lose to a band called Skeleton Crew.
Destiny’s Child release their first hit single “No, No, No.”
Destiny’s Child release their self-titled debut album.
Beyoncé appears on rumored boyfriend Jay-Z’s “Bonnie & Clyde” single.
Beyoncé releases her first solo album, Dangerously in Love, with chart-topping “Crazy In Love” featuring boyfriend Jay-Z.
Destiny’s Child release their final studio album Destiny Fulfilled before disbanding.
Beyoncé releases second studio album B’Day. Beyoncé stars in a film adaptation of the stage show Dreamgirls, alongside Jennifer Hudson and Jamie Foxx.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z marry at a private ceremony in New York. Beyoncé releases her third studio album I am…Sasha Fierce.
Kanye West commandeers Taylor Swift’s microphone during an acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards and claims Beyoncé should have won best video, resulting in the infamous “I’m gonna let you finish” line.
Beyoncé announces a hiatus from her music career.
Beyoncé becomes the first solo female artist to headline the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury. Her fourth studio album is released a few days later.
Beyoncé’s first child, Blue Ivy Carter is born.
Beyoncé performs at the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show. Her performance generated approx 268,000 tweets per minute making it the second most tweeted about moment in history. Beyoncé unexpectedly releases her eponymous fifth studio album.
Beyoncé kicks off “The Mrs. Carter Show” World Tour – the 132-date show becomes one of the most successful tours of all time. Beyoncé and Jay-Z rake in over $5 million per concert for their “On The Run” tour that same year.
Beyoncé is nominated for six Grammy awards – winning three in total.
Beyoncé’s athleisure line Ivy Park launches exclusively in Topshop. Lemonade is released. All 12 tracks debut on the Hot 100 breaking Taylor Swift’s 2010 record for most songs on the chart at the same time by a female artist.
Beyoncé wins Video of the Year for “Formation” at the MTV Music Awards. In support of the Black Lives Matter movement, she brings four mothers of shooting victims with her onto the red carpet.
Beyoncé announces she is pregnant with twins in a record-breaking Instagram post. The twins, named Rumi and Sir, are born in June that year.
Beyoncé drops surprise album with husband JAY-Z. The Carter’s Everything Is Love is accompanied by a music video for single “APESHIT” which sees the couple tour the Louvre.
Beyoncé appears on the cover of Vogue’s September issue.
Beyoncé’s Ivy Park line drops ties with Topshop over allegations against owner Philip Green.
Beyoncé relaunches Ivy Park with adidas Originals. Beyoncé appears as Nala in Disney’s The Lion King.