Full Name: Beyoncé Knowles [Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter]
Why Famous: Rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny's Child.
Her songs are often characterized by themes of love, relationships, and monogamy, as well as female sexuality and empowerment. On stage, her dynamic, highly choreographed performances have led to critics hailing her as one of the best entertainers in contemporary popular music.
Throughout her career, she has won 17 Grammy Awards and sold over 75 million records as a solo artist, and a further 60 million with Destiny's Child, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
- 2008-04-04 Singer-songwriter and actress Beyonce Knowles (30) weds rapper Jay-Z (43) at a 13,500-square foot penthouse apartment in New York
- 2003-08-28 20th MTV Video Music Awards: Missy Elliott, Beyoncé f/ Jay-Z & Justin Timberlake win
- 2004-03-20 18th Soul Train Music Awards: R. Kelly, Janet Jackson, Outkast & Beyoncé win
- 2004-08-29 21st MTV Video Music Awards: OutKast, Beyoncé & Usher f/ Lil Jon & Ludacris win
- 2009-09-13 26th MTV Video Music Awards: Beyoncé, Taylor Swift & T.I. f/ Rihanna win
- 2012-11-25 26th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Beyoncé win
- 2016-04-23 Beyoncé releases her 6th album "Lemonade" with a 1 hour film on HBO