Thursday, August 30, 2007

Beyonce Knowles


Name: Beyonce Knowles
Birth Name: Beyonce Giselle Knowles
Height: 5' 6"
Sex: F
Nationality: American
Birth Date: September 4, 1981
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, USA
Profession: actress, musician
Education: High School for the Visual and Performing Arts in Houston, Texas
Relationship: Jay-Z (musician; born on December 4, 1969)
Father: Matthew Knowles (Destiny's Child's manager)
Mother: Tina Knowles (designs outfits for all Destiny's Child members)
Sister: Solange Knowles (musician; born on June 24, 1986)
Claim to fame: member of Destiny's Child


Beyonce Knowles is one of the most popular artist from the West. She is one who does not want to be just recognized as a pop artist rather wants her recognition as an artist. This music diva was born on September 4, 1981 in Houston, Texas, USA. Her efforts showed its worth in the block buster album "Dangerously in Love" - This album was strong both in terms of music and its lyrics too.

"Dangerously in Love" is everything you'd expect from Beyonce and more than you could have hoped for. Another side of someone we've loved for years, Dangerously In Love is equally divided between seductive mid-tempos, lush ballads and fiery club bangers, providing a sharp focus on who Beyonce is right now: as a performer, as a woman, and as a creative force to be reckoned with. The vibe is more mature, more playful, more deeply passionate and sexually aggressive. Dangerously In Love is the sound of a grown woman clearly staking her claim in the world and, in the process, redefining expectations of who she is.

Beyonce Knowles became the first African-American woman and the second woman ever to receive the honor to recieve the 2001 ASCAP Pop Songwriter Of The Year Award for Destiny's Child. Destiny's Child is one of the biggest selling female acts of all time. With many of the group's hit songs co-written and co-produced by Beyonce, Destiny's Child has sold more than 33 million records worldwide. Destiny's Child burst on the scene in 1997 with their multi-platinum single, "No, No, No," from their self-titled album. That success was dwarfed when Destiny's Child's The Writing's On The Wall was released in 1999. The album would go on to sell more than 10 million copies worldwide, driven in part by three Top 10 hits: "Jumpin, Jumpin," "Say My Name" and "Bills, Bills, Bills," which spent 9 weeks at #1 on the Billboard RandB singles chart.

In 2000 the group recorded Survivor, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Survivor was certified double platinum four weeks after its release and has gone on to sell more than nine million copies worldwide. In 2001 Destiny's Child took home two Grammy awards: Best RandB song ("Say My Name") and Best RandB performance by a Duo or Group ("Say My Name"). Destiny's Child has won numerous other awards, among them Billboard Artist of the year, NAACP Image Awards, American Music Awards, Nickelodeon Kid's Choice and The Sammy Davis Jr. Award for Entertainer of the Year at the Soul Train Awards. The group has toured worldwide and performed at many high profile events including The Michael Jackson 30th Anniversary Concert Special and the Concert For New York City.

Beyonce shares co-executive producer credits on Dangerously In Love with her father and manager Mathew Knowles. She took an active role in all aspects of the album: from writing and choosing material to producing, mastering and mixing the tracks. Beyonce pays tribute to her father on the hidden bonus track, "Daddy," which was produced by Beyonce and Mark Batson.

The sexy first single, "Crazy In Love," featuring Jay-Z, was co-produced by Beyonce and Rich Harrison. Jay-Z returns the favor for Beyonce's part on his hit "Bonnie and Clyde 03." "Crazy In Love" is about that moment when you realize you're falling into love and looking crazy but you simply don't care. The abandon continues on "Speechless," produced by Fanatic.

Laced with an Arabic ambience, fused with a ghetto-fied edge and encompassing a sample from Donna Summer's "Love to Love You Baby," "Naughty Girl" is uptempo and party perfect: a sexy fantasy about having that one night where you lose all your inhibitions, head to theclub and work it like a naughty girl.Also sexy is the dancehall-Arabic flavored "Baby Boy," featuring the red hot Sean Paul.

The same growth as music is evident in Beyonce's burgeoning acting career. In 2001 she starred in MTV's "Carmen." In 2002 she appeared as Foxy Cleopatra in "Austin Powers in Goldmember." This year she will co-star with Cuba Gooding Jr. in "The Fighting Temptations." She has two more features currently in production and can also be seen on the small screen in a series of Spike Lee-directed commercials for Pepsi-Cola. She is also the spokesperson for L'Oreal.


* The Pink Panther ( 2005 )

* The Fighting Temptations ( 2003 )

* 46664 - The Event ( 2003 )

* Austin Powers in Goldmember ( 2002 )

* Charlie's Angels ( 2000 )


Black Reel Awards
Year : 2004
Category : Film: Best Song
For : The Fighting Temptations

Bet awards
Year : 2004
Category : best actress, best r&b female, best collaboration & video of the year

Year : 2002
Category : Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures
For : Charlie's Angels