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Beyoncé Knowles

Knowles on the cover of her album B'Day.
Background information
Birth name Beyoncé Giselle Knowles
Born September 4, 1981
Origin Houston, Texas, United States
Genre(s) R&B, Pop, hip hop soul
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, actress, record producer, fashion designer
Years active 19902005 (group)
2002–present (solo)
2001–present (acting)
Label(s) Columbia Records
Sony Urban Music
Associated
acts
Destiny's Child
Website BeyonceOnline.com

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (born September 4, 1981) is a popular American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and fashion designer, and is most widely known by the name Beyoncé. Knowles rose to stardom as a founding member and the lead singer of Destiny's Child, "music's most successful female trio"[1]. After a series of commercially successful records with the group, she released her debut solo album, Dangerously in Love (2003), which spawned the highly successful song "Crazy in Love" and topped both the R&B and Billboard 200 charts in the U.S. and the main album charts in Canada and the United Kingdom. Image File history File linksMetadata Beyoncé_-_B'Day_(2006). ... BDay is the second studio album from singer Beyoncé Knowles. ... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Space City Location Location in the state of Texas Coordinates , Government Counties Harris County Fort Bend County Montgomery County Mayor Bill White Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,558 km²  (601. ... Official language(s) See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 660 miles (1,065 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Rhythm and blues (or R&B) was coined as a musical marketing term in the United States in 1949 by Jerry Wexler at Billboard magazine, and was used to designate upbeat popular music performed by African American artists that combined jazz, gospel, and blues. ... For Popular music (music that is popular, rather than being of a specific genre or style), see Popular music. ... Hip hop soul is a subgenre of contemporary R&B. The term generally describes a style of music that blends R&B singing and hip hop production. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... This article is about the year. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Columbia Records is the oldest continually used brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888. ... The Sony BMG Music Entertainment logo. ... Destinys Child was an American R&B group. ... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rhythm and blues (or R&B) was coined as a musical marketing term in the United States in 1949 by Jerry Wexler at Billboard magazine, and was used to designate upbeat popular music performed by African American artists that combined jazz, gospel, and blues. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Destinys Child was an American R&B group. ... Dangerously In Love is a 2003 album by American R&B singer Beyoncé. It is Beyoncés first solo album and was released on the Columbia label. ... // Events January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the Let It Be sessions. ... Crazy in Love is a pop–R&B song written by singer Beyoncé Knowles, producer Rich Harrison, rapper Jay-Z, and Eugene Record. ... The Billboard 200 is a listing of the 200 highest selling music albums in the United States, published weekly in Billboard magazine. ...


Knowles has won nine Grammy Awards — six for her solo work, and three as a member of Destiny's Child. She has a successful film career and co-starred in Austin Powers in Goldmember, one of the highest grossing films of 2002. Grammy Award The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards), presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music... Austin Powers in Goldmember is a 2002 comedy film. ...


Knowles will be releasing her second solo album B'Day on September 4, 2006 around the world and September 5, 2006 in the United States. Her album release will coincide with the celebration of her twenty-fifth birthday. BDay is the second studio album from singer Beyoncé Knowles. ... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Early life

Knowles is the elder of two daughters born to Mathew Knowles and Tina Beyince in Houston, Texas.Her father is African-American and her mother is of Creole (French, African and Native American) descent.Her maternal grandparents, Lumis Beyince and Agnes Dereon (a seamstress), were French-speaking Louisiana Creoles.[1] Her parents decided on her first name as a tribute to her mother's surname. By age seven, she was attending dance school and was a soloist in her church choir. Her dance instructor took an interest in Knowles and took her star student to various competitions. Knowles went on to win over 30 local singing and dancing competitions. Matthew Knowles is an African-American record executive and manager. ... She was born and grew up as Tina Beyince in Galveston,Texas (where some family members still reside) to Lumis Beyince and Agnes Dereon (a seamstress),from Louisiana who were of Creole(French,Native American,Spanish and African) descent. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Space City Location Location in the state of Texas Coordinates , Government Counties Harris County Fort Bend County Montgomery County Mayor Bill White Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,558 km²  (601. ... Official language(s) See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 660 miles (1,065 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... World map showing location of Africa A satellite composite image of Africa Africa is the worlds second_largest continent in both area and population, after Asia. ... The word Creole (and its cognates in other languages, such as crioulo, criollo, créole, kriolu, criol, kreyol, kriulo, kriol, krio, etc. ... World map showing location of Africa A satellite composite image of Africa Africa is the worlds second_largest continent in both area and population, after Asia. ... An Atsina named Assiniboin Boy Photo by Edward S. Curtis. ... Turn of the century sewing in Detroit, Michigan An old sewing machine Sewing is an ancient craft involving the stitching of cloth, leather, animal skins, furs, or other materials, using needle and thread. ... The term Louisiana Creole refers to people of any race or mixture thereof who are descended from settlers in colonial Louisiana before it became part of the USA in 1803 with the Louisiana Purchase, or to the culture and Creole cuisine typical of these people. ... In music, solo means to play or sing alone. ... A choir or chorus is a musical ensemble of singers. ...


Knowles and her former best friend LaTavia Roberson met Kelly Rowland and LeToya Luckett. They formed a quartet that would perform in their backyards and in Tina Knowles' hair salon. After singing at local events, they got their break when they entered Star Search [2]. The group, then named "Girl's Tyme" [3], were heartbroken after losing the competition. Matthew Knowles, Beyoncé's father and Rowland's legal guardian, decided to help the girls reach their dreams of becoming singers. He quit his six figure salary job as a multi-million dollar equipment salesman at Xerox to manage the group [4]. This decision by Mathew eventually affected the whole family. Their income had been cut in half, causing the family to move into two different apartments. When the group was signed to Columbia in 1996, it gave the entire family a second chance at making things work. LaTavia Roberson (born November 1, 1981 in Houston, Texas) is an American R&B singer and former member of female group Destinys Child. ... Kelly Rowland (born Kelendria Trené Rowland on February 11, 1981 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American R&B singer, actress, occasional songwriter and one of the founding members of the successful musical group Destinys Child. ... LeToya Nicole Luckett (born March 11, 1981), professionally known as LeToya, is a Grammy Award-winning American R&B singer and songwriter. ... For Segas arcade game, see Quartet. ... Star Search was a television show from 1983 to 1995 hosted by Ed McMahon. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


As a teenager, Knowles attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, where she showed her musical talents. She later went to Alief Elsik High School, also in Houston. High School for the Performing and Visual Arts The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA for short) is a secondary school located at 4001 Stanford Street in the Montrose district of Houston, Texas. ... Alief Elsik High School is a secondary school located in the Alief neighborhood of Houston, Texas. ...


Destiny's Child

Main article: Destiny's Child

Destiny's Child were originally signed by Elektra in 1995 but were dropped before they could release their debut album. The quartet was signed to Columbia Records the following year, and their career took off. Destiny's Child rose to fame in 1998 with the Billboard top ten hit, "No, No, No Part 2". Even after much-publicized turmoil involving new and exiting group members, Destiny's Child (eventually a trio of Michelle Williams and original members Knowles and Rowland) became one of the most successful pop/R&B acts of the late 1990s/early 2000s, charting four number-one Billboard Hot 100 singles, several top-ten hits, and two number-one albums. The group also earned number ones on various other Billboard and non-Billboard charts. Destinys Child was an American R&B group. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Columbia Records is the oldest continually used brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... No, No, No is the debut single by Destinys Child. ... Tenitra Michelle Williams (born July 23, 1980 in Rockford, Illinois) is one-third of the R&B supergroup Destinys Child. ... For Popular music (music that is popular, rather than being of a specific genre or style), see Popular music. ... See also 1990s, the band The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, sometimes informally including popular culture from 2000 and 2001. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Destiny's Child toured as an opening act for TLC before their self-titled debut album Destiny's Child was released. The band was managed by Knowles's father, Mathew Knowles, who is acknowledged as a strong force in Beyoncé's life.[citation needed] To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Destinys Child is the debut album released by the same-titled R&B group. ... Matthew Knowles is an African-American record executive and manager. ...

Destiny's Child's self-titled debut album (1998) (Knowles on the far right)

Their 1998 platinum-selling debut album was produced by Wyclef Jean and Jermaine Dupri and featured the platinum-selling, number-one Hot 100 single "No, No, No". The group's second album, The Writing's on the Wall, released in 1999, featured two number-one hits in "Bills, Bills, Bills" and "Say My Name". "Bug A Boo" and "Jumpin', Jumpin'" were also popular singles from the album. "Say My Name" won two awards at the 2001 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best R&B Song, the latter of which was awarded to the songwriters, which included Knowles. Image File history File links Destinys_child_(album). ... Image File history File links Destinys_child_(album). ... Destinys Child is the debut album released by the same-titled R&B group. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with RIAA certification. ... Album cover of 2000s The Ecleftic Wyclef Jean - pronounced Why-clef John - (born October 17, 1972 in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti) is an American rapper, producer, and member of the superstar hip hop trio The Fugees, known now for a series of high-profile hit singles. ... Jermaine Dupri appears on the cover of Da Bottom Vol. ... The Writings on the Wall is the second album released by R&B group Destinys Child and their final release as a quartet. ... Bills Bills Bills was the first single from Destinys Childs second album The Writings on the Wall. ... Say My Name was the third single released from Destinys Childs second album The Writings on the Wall. ... The 43rd Grammy Awards were held on February 21, 2001. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1970. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Song (sometimes known as the R&B Songwriters Award) has been awarded since 1969. ...


Their next album, Survivor, proved to be another big success, going to number one on both the American Billboard 200 and R&B Albums charts, as well as the Canadian and the UK album chart. Two singles from the album went to the top of the Hot 100: "Independent Women Part 1" and "Bootylicious", with the album's title track reaching number two. In the United Kingdom, the first two tracks released reached number one consecutively. "Independent Women Part 1" had been the theme song for the film Charlie's Angels in late 2000, before the album's 2001 release. The title track, "Survivor", would win the group their third Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. The album's fourth single, "Emotion", was a cover of the Bee Gees hit of the same name; it continued the group's impressive string of top ten hits. Survivor is an album released by female R&B trio Destinys Child in 2001. ... Independent Women Part 1 was a popular Destinys Childs song from 2001, off the album Survivor. ... Bootylicious is a 2001 hit single by Destinys Child from their album Survivor, being their fourth #1 hit on the U.S. Hot 100 to date. ... The Angels: Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz, and Drew Barrymore Charlies Angels (2000) is an action/comedy film based on the 1970s television series Charlies Angels. ... Emotion was the third single released from the US R&B trio Destinys Childs third studio album, Survivor. It continued the groups streak of top 10 hits in the U.S. by peaking at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100. ... The Bee Gees were a British-born Australian band comprising three brothers who emigrated from the Isle of Man to Manchester during their childhood, then relocated for some years to Australia. ...


In 2001, Knowles won the Songwriter of the Year award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers Pop Music Awards. She is the first African American woman, and the second woman of any race to win the award. The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) is an organization known as a collecting society that protects copyright, ensuring that music which is broadcast, commercially recorded, or otherwise used for profit, pays a fee to compensate the creators of that music. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black), is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...

Destiny's Child's final album, #1's (2005). Beyoncé Knowles (middle of the three)
Destiny's Child's final album, #1's (2005). Beyoncé Knowles (middle of the three)

After the three year hiatus that involved concentration on individual solo projects, Knowles rejoined Rowland and Williams for Destiny's Child's fourth (and so far final) studio album, Destiny Fulfilled, released November 2004. The album hit number two on the Billboard 200 and spawned the hits "Lose My Breath", "Soldier", "Girl" and "Cater 2 U". The album title itself was a hint that Destiny Fulfilled may in fact be the last Destiny's Child album and so far that has been the case. Image File history File links Dc1s. ... Image File history File links Dc1s. ... #1s is a compilation album released by R&B group Destinys Child. ... Destiny Fulfilled is the fourth and final studio album released by R&B trio Destinys Child, released on November 15, 2004. ... Lose My Breath was the first single from Destinys Childs sixth album, Destiny Fulfilled. ... Soldier was the second single released from Destinys Childs sixth album, Destiny Fulfilled. ... This article or section needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... Cater 2 U was the fourth and final single from Destinys Childs sixth album, Destiny Fulfilled. ...


In 2005, Destiny's Child embarked on a world tour sponsored by McDonald's titled, Destiny Fulfilled and Lovin' It, visiting over 70 cities throughout Australia, Asia, Europe and North America from April to September. On June 13, 2005 it was announced that the group would disband after their world tour ended in September 2005.[5] McDonalds in Times Square, New York McDonalds + Drive Thru in Moab (Utah) McDonalds + Drive Thru in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is one of the worlds largest chains of fast-food restaurants. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... World map showing Europe Political map Europe is one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In October 2005, the group released their final album, entitled #1's, including all of Destiny's Child's number-one hits and most of their well-known songs. The Greatest Hits collection also includes three new tracks, including "Stand Up for Love". The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart and number six on the UK Top 75 chart. #1s is a compilation album released by R&B group Destinys Child. ... Stand Up for Love was the first single from Destinys Childs greatest hits album, Number 1s. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


In 2005 at the World Music Awards, Destiny's Child were given the award for the biggest-selling girl group of all time with record sales of over 50 million. The World Music Awards (founded in 1989) is an international awards show that annually honors recording artists based on their worldwide sales figures, which are provided by the various organisations including record companies and the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). ...


Solo career

During the autumn of 2002, Knowles was the featured vocalist on rapper Jay-Z's hit single, "'03 Bonnie & Clyde". In the spring of 2003, Knowles remade a duet with the late Luther Vandross, "The Closer I Get to You", originally made famous by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway. In this version, the vocal parts are switched, with Vandross taking Flack's part and Knowles taking Hathaway's. The song was included on both her solo debut album and on Vandross's Dance with My Father album, and the two shared the Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals that same year. Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... 03 Bonnie & Clyde is a single from Jay-Zs album The Blueprint²: The Gift & The Curse. ... Luther Ronzoni Vandross, Jr. ... Roberta Flack Roberta Flack (born February 10, 1937 in Asheville, North Carolina) is an American singer. ... Donny Hathaway (1945-1979) continues to influence many of todays great musicians. ... Dance With My Father is the final album by Luther Vandross. ...


Dangerously in Love

Dangerously in Love (2003)
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Dangerously in Love (2003)

In 2003, Knowles released her debut solo album, Dangerously in Love. Its first single, "Crazy in Love", featured a propulsive riff and a guest rap from Jay-Z, rapidly becoming one of the biggest hits of that summer, staying at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart for eight weeks. "Dangerously in Love" went to the top of the album charts in the UK and Canada, and peaked on both the American Billboard pop (Billboard 200) and R&B charts. The album has sold over four million copies in U.S. and eleven million copies worldwide. [6] When her single and album simultaneously topped the pop charts in both the U.S. and the UK, she became the first act to achieve this feat since Men at Work in 1983 and The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, and Rod Stewart in the 1960s and 1970s. Knowles was consequently one of the biggest-selling artists of 2003.[7] Description: The music album cover for Dangerously in Love by R&B singer, Beyoncé Knowles. ... Description: The music album cover for Dangerously in Love by R&B singer, Beyoncé Knowles. ... Dangerously In Love is a 2003 album by American R&B singer Beyoncé. It is Beyoncés first solo album and was released on the Columbia label. ... Crazy in Love is a pop–R&B song written by singer Beyoncé Knowles, producer Rich Harrison, rapper Jay-Z, and Eugene Record. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Men at Work was an Australian reggae-influenced rock band of the early 1980s (see 1980s in music). ... The Beatles were an English Rock n Roll group from Liverpool, who continue to be held in the very highest regard for their artistic achievements, their huge commercial success, and their ground-breaking role in the history of popular music. ... Simon and Garfunkel, Bookends. ... Roderick David Stewart (born January 10, 1945) is an English born singer and songwriter of Scottish descent, most known for his uniquely raspy, gravelly, hoarse-sounding voice and personable singing style, as exemplified in his signature song Maggie May. In a career in its fifth decade, Stewart has achieved 27...

Knowles in her 2003 music video "Crazy in Love"
Knowles in her 2003 music video "Crazy in Love"

On the televised celebration of July 4 in 2003, Knowles provoked controversy with the Grant Memorial Association for her performance of "Crazy in Love", in which she danced in a "patently inappropriate" way on the steps of the tomb of President Ulysses S. Grant. Grant's great-grandsons Ulysses Grant Dietz and Chapman Foster Grant spoke up on Knowles' behalf. "The way the world is now, who cares?" said Chapman Grant, "who knows? If the old guy were alive, he might have enjoyed it". Image File history File links CrazyinLoveCap2. ... Image File history File links CrazyinLoveCap2. ... Crazy in Love is a pop–R&B song written by singer Beyoncé Knowles, producer Rich Harrison, rapper Jay-Z, and Eugene Record. ... The Ulysses S. Grant Memorial is a monument in Washington, D.C., honoring American Civil War General and United States President Ulysses S. Grant. ... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant, April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877). ...


Towards the end of the summer, "Baby Boy", Dangerously in Love's second single, which featured Sean Paul, began to climb the charts. It went on to become one of the biggest hits of 2003, dominating radio airplay in the autumn of 2003, and spending nine weeks at number one — one week longer than "Crazy in Love". Baby Boy is the second single from Beyoncés debut album Dangerously In Love. ... Sean Paul Henriques (born January 9, 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a very popular Dancehall singer, also called the Dancehall King. ...


Fresh from the success of "Baby Boy", Knowles released her third solo single, "Me, Myself and I" towards the end of 2003; Dangerously in Love's fourth single, "Naughty Girl", came out in mid-2004. The songs peaked at number four and three respectively on the Billboard Hot 100. Me, Myself and I is the third single from Beyoncés debut album Dangerously in Love. ... Naughty Girl is a R&B song performed by Beyoncé. It was released as the fourth single from her debut solo album Dangerously in Love. ...


At the 2004 Grammy Awards ceremony, Knowles won a record-tying five Grammy awards for her solo effort. These awards included Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "Dangerously in Love 2", and Best Contemporary R&B Album. Three other female artists hold this record: Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys and Norah Jones. She also won a Brit Award in 2004 for Best International Female Solo Artist in United Kingdom which made her the first female solo artist to have won prominent awards both domestically and internationally in the same year. The 46th Grammy Awards were held on the February 8, 2004. ... The Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1968. ... The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album has been awarded since 2003. ... Lauryn Hill (born May 25, 1975 in South Orange, New Jersey), is an eight-time Grammy award winning musician, and record producer, initially establishing her reputation as the most visible and vocal member of The Fugees, then continuing on to a solo career, releasing The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and... Alicia Keys (born January 25, 1980) is an American R&B/soul singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, pianist, and actress. ... Norah Jones (born March 30, 1979) is an American multi-Grammy Award winning pianist and singer-songwriter whose career was launched with her massively successful 2002 debut album Come Away with Me, a contemporary pop album with a sensual, plaintive soul/folk/country tinge, that sold 20 million copies worldwide... Kaiser Chiefs collecting one of their three Brit Awards, 2006 with Vic Reeves. ...


In December 2005, Knowles released "Check on It", featuring Slim Thug and (in the official remix) Bun B. The song was from the Destiny's Child compilation, #1's and the The Pink Panther soundtrack and it was Knowles's sixth top five hit and third number one. Check on It is a song written, produced and recorded by American R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles for Destinys Childs greatest hits album, #1s. ... Slim Thug (born Stayve Jerome Thomas on febuaray 17, 1980) is a rapper from Houston, Texas. ... Bun B on the cover of his 2005 album Trill Bun B (born Bernard Freeman March 19, 1973) is an African American rapper, one half, with Pimp C, of Southern hip hop act UGK from Port Arthur, Texas. ...


At the 2006 Grammy Awards, Knowles won a Grammy in the category of Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for the song "So Amazing", a duet with Stevie Wonder from the Luther Vandross tribute album So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross. The 48th Annual Grammy Awards were held on Wednesday 8 February 2006 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. ... ← Stevie Wonder is the stage name of Steveland Morris (born May 13, 1950 as Steveland Judkins[1]), an American singer, songwriter, record producer, musician, and social activist. ...

Knowles in her 2006 music video "Déjà Vu".
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Knowles in her 2006 music video "Déjà Vu".

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B'Day

B'Day will be released worldwide on September 4, 2006 and on September 5, 2006 in the U.S. to celebrate Beyoncé's twenty-fifth birthday. Knowles' sophomore studio album will premiere all new music co-produced, written and arranged by Beyoncé.[8] "Déjà Vu", the album's first single, features Jay-Z with co-production by Rodney Jerkins. Other co-producers on B'Day include Rich Harrison, The Neptunes, and Swizz Beatz. Knowles finished work on her second studio album in two weeks and has said the album's tracks came to her in a dream.[2] Columbia Records has yet to finalize if "Check on It" appears on the album. BDay is the second studio album from singer Beyoncé Knowles. ... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Rodney Darkchild Jerkins (born Rodney Roy Jerkins in 1977 in Pleasantville, New Jersey) is an American songwriter, record producer, and musician, working today in the genres of pop, R&B, hip hop and gospel. ... Rich Harrison is a Grammy winning record producer and song writer from Washington, D.C. // Biograhy Early Life A classically trained pianist and trumpet player, from an early age Harrison demonstrated an exceptional ability to play anything he heard on the radio. ... The Neptunes are Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, a record production duo discovered by New Jack Swing Creator Teddy Riley in their hometown of Virginia Beach who created the sound for some of the most successful hip-hop and R&B artists. ... Swizz Beatz (born Kasseem Dean) is a New York American hip hop producer of Jamaican and Puerto Rican descent who is best known for producing tracks for the Ruff Ryders record label since the age of 16, but began his music career by Deejaying for clubs and house parties in... Columbia Records is the oldest continually used brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888. ...


Film career

In 2001, Knowles, without any previous experience, turned to acting, starring alongside actor Mekhi Phifer in the MTV made for television movie Carmen: A Hip Hopera. Mehki Phifer was born December 29, 1974 in Harlem, New York. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A television movie (also known as a TV film, TV movie, TV-movie, feature-length drama, made-for-TV movie, movie of the week (MOTW or MOW), single drama, telemovie, telefilm, or two-hour-long drama) is a film that is produced for and originally distributed by a television network. ... Cover of DVD Carmen: A Hip Hopera is an MTV production from 2001 starring Beyoncé Knowles, Mos Def, Rah Digga, Wyclef Jean, Mekhi Phifer, Da Brat, Joy Bryant, Jermaine Dupri and Lil Bow Wow, directed by Robert Townsend. ...


In the summer of 2002, Knowles co-starred in the film Austin Powers in Goldmember, playing Foxxy Cleopatra opposite Mike Myers and Michael Caine. The film is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the Highest-Grossing Box Office Film Comedy. Knowles also recorded a song called "Work It Out" for the film's soundtrack. "Work It Out" was a top-ten hit in the UK and a top-forty hit in the Netherlands, Australia, and Ireland, despite being Knowles's biggest commercial disappointment to date in the U.S, where radio stations barely played the song and the video received very minor exposure, playing only on digital video channels, MTV Jams and VH1 Soul. For other senses of this word, see Summer (disambiguation). ... Austin Powers in Goldmember is a 2002 comedy film. ... Mike Myers as Austin Powers. ... Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth in Batman Begins Sir Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, CBE (born 14 March 1933), known professionally as Sir Michael Caine, is a two-time Oscar-winning English film actor. ... Suresh Joachim, minutes away from breaking the ironing world record at 55 hours and 5 minutes, at Shoppers World, Brampton. ... Work It Out is the first solo single by R&B-singer Beyonce Knowles, released as soundtrack to Austin Powers in Goldmember. ... MTV Jams is a Viacom-owned American hip-hop/urban music video channel that debuted in mid-2002, replacing MTVX. Like its sister stations, VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Country, MTV Hits, VH1 Mega Hits, and previously MTVX, MTV Jams is available exclusively on digital cable packages or satellite TV... VH1 Soul is a digital cable and satellite television channel, which was the third sister network to VH1. ...


In 2003, Knowles starred opposite Cuba Gooding, Jr. in the film The Fighting Temptations, and recorded a song for it called "Fighting Temptation", featuring Missy Elliott, MC Lyte, and Free. Unlike Knowles's own singles, the song did not become a hit, although the film was a moderate success at the box office. Cuba Gooding, Jr. ... The Fighting Temptations is a 2003 comedy film. ... Fighting Temptation was a single released by R&B singer Beyoncé and female rappers Missy Elliott, MC Lyte and Free. ... Missy Elliott (born Melissa Arnette Elliott on July 1, 1971) is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. ... MC Lyte (born Lana Michele Moorer on October 11, 1971 in Queens, New York) is a female rap artist. ... Free (born Marie Wright in Dorchester, Massachusetts) is an African American hip-hop artist and former radio DJ at KKBT 100. ...


Knowles co-starred in the film The Pink Panther, playing the role of Xania!, an international pop singer, opposite Steve Martin, who plays Inspector Clouseau. The film was released on February 10, 2006 and was #1 at the box office on opening weekend [9]. With Austin Powers in Goldmember and The Pink Panther, Knowles now has starred in two films that opened at #1 at the box office; her films have grossed over $481,364,728 worldwide. The Pink Panther is a 2006 comedy film. ... Steve Martin (right) with Scooter, on The Muppet Show Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American comedian, writer, producer, actor, musician, and composer. ... Inspector Jacques Clouseau is a bumbling fictional French detective who was a character in the Blake Edwardss Pink Panther series. ... February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Knowles has completed filming the movie Dreamgirls, the film adaptation of the hit 1981 Broadway musical about a 1960s singing group loosely based on The Supremes, as the Diana Ross-based character Deena Jones. The film is scheduled for release on December 22, 2006.[10] Beyoncé has been dubbed a horrible actress by many movie critics and some say the only reason she gets roles is because of her status. Dreamgirls is an upcoming American musical film, currently scheduled for release in December 2006. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... The Supremes were a very successful Motown all-female singing group active from 1959 until 1977, performing at various times doo-wop, pop, soul, Broadway showtunes, psychedelia, and disco. ... This article is about the American musician. ... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ...


Philanthropy

Knowles, music producer David Foster, and his daughter, Amy Foster Gillies, wrote Destiny's Child's single "Stand Up for Love" for World Children's Day, an event which takes place annually around the world on November 20 to raise awareness and funds for children's causes worldwide. Destiny's Child lent their voices and support as global ambassadors for the 2005 World Children's Day program. David Foster, OC, OBC , LL.D. born 1950 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, is a multi Grammy Award winning musician, producer, and composer. ... Czechoslovak poster celebrating the International Childrens Day Childrens Day is a holiday in many countries around the world, mainly the holidays purpose is to simply honor children. ...


Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland, along with Matthew Knowles, Tina Knowles, and sister Solange Knowles recently announced the formation of the Survivor Foundation, a charitable entity set up for the purpose of providing transitional housing for Hurricane Katrina victims and storm evacuees in the Houston, Texas area. The Survivor Foundation extends the philanthropic mission of the "Knowles-Rowland Center For Youth", a multi-purpose community outreach facility in downtown Houston.[11] Solange on the cover of her debut Solo Star Solange Piaget Knowles-Smith (born June 24, 1986 in Houston, Texas) is an American actress, R&B singer and songwriter. ... Lowest pressure 902 mbar (hPa) Damages $81. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Controversy

Animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have voiced concern over Knowles wearing and using fur in her clothing line, House of Dereon.[12] After winning an online eBay auction, offered by VH1 for the Save the Music Foundation, to dine with Knowles in June 2006, two PETA members confronted the singer at the restaurant in New York City about her use of fur. [13] Knowles was unresponsive and the members were escorted out. PETA videotaped the incident. [14] The logo of the Great Ape Project, which is campaigning for a Declaration on Great Apes. ... Logo of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world. ... A dogs fur usually consists of longer, stiffer, guard hairs—which can be straight, wiry, or wavy, and of various lengths, hiding a soft, short-haired undercoat. ... eBay Inc. ... VH1 (spelled VH-1 (Video Hits One) until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment (at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV, which originally came up with the idea of the channel). ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ...


Discography

For complete discography, see Beyoncé Knowles discography. These are the discography, certification and music video information of the R&B/soul singer Beyoncé. (Note: this does not include Destinys Childs numerous albums and hits. ...


2003 - Dangerously In Love Dangerously In Love is a 2003 album by American R&B singer Beyoncé. It is Beyoncés first solo album and was released on the Columbia label. ...


2006 - B'Day BDay is the second studio album from singer Beyoncé Knowles. ...


Filmography

Beyoncé, center, in Austin Powers in Goldmember, as Foxxy Cleopatra
Beyoncé, center, in Austin Powers in Goldmember, as Foxxy Cleopatra
Year Title Role Other notes
2006 Dreamgirls Deena Jones December 22, 2006 Release. Finished filming and is now in Post-Production.
2006 The Pink Panther Xania Debuted at #1; $152,286,513 worldwide gross as of 4/09/06.
2004 Fade To Black Herself Music Documentary
2003 The Fighting Temptations Lilly Debuted at #3 est. grossed $32,000,000 worldwide source
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember Foxxy Cleopatra Debuted at #1; grossed $296,633,000 worldwide source
2001 Carmen: A Hip Hopera Carmen Brown straight to TV & DVD

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Awards

For more details on this topic, see Beyoncé Knowles awards and nominations.

These are the Awards and Nominations of Beyoncé Knowles during her solo career. ...

Endorsements and products

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See also

The worlds best-selling music artists cannot be listed officially, as there is no organization that has recorded global music sales in the manner that the RIAA does in the United States. ... This is a list of number-one hits in the United States by year from the Billboard Hot 100. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines weekly pop singles chart(s). ... This is a list of number-one dance hits as recorded by Billboard Magazine’s Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart — a weekly national survey of popular songs in U.S. dance clubs. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. ... // 2000 Travis - The Man Who January 15 for 5 weeks Gabrielle - Rise February 19 for 3 weeks Oasis - Standing on the Shoulder of Giants March 11 for 1 week Travis - The Man Who March 18 for 2 weeks Santana - Supernatural April 1 for 2 weeks Moby - Play April 15 for... This is a list of the number one singles on the UK Singles Chart, during the 2000s. ... These are the artists who have topped both the official album and singles chart for Billboard in the United States and The Official UK Charts Company from the United Kingdom (Also BPI). ...

References

  1. ^ Johnson, Kevin C.. "Trio's ballad-heavy CD could be its final effort", St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2004-11-25, p. E3.
  2. ^ WENN, Beyonce breaks vacation to record Dream album

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External links

Official sites

Interviews The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about actors, films, television shows, television stars, video games and production crew personnel. ...

Beyoncé Knowles
Albums: Dangerously in Love | B'Day
Singles: "Work It Out" | "'03 Bonnie & Clyde" | "Crazy in Love" | "Baby Boy"
"Fighting Temptation" | "Me, Myself and I" | "Naughty Girl" | "Check on It" | "Déjà Vu"
Destiny's Child | Discography | Filmography | Awards and nominations
Destiny's Child
Beyoncé KnowlesKelly RowlandMichelle Williams
LeToya LuckettLaTavia RobersonFarrah Franklin
Albums: Destiny's ChildThe Writing's on the WallSurvivor
8 Days of ChristmasThis Is the RemixDestiny Fulfilled#1's
Destiny's Child discographyDestiny's Child awards and accolades

 
 

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