Beyonce Gaselle Knowles-Carter was born in Houston, Texas on September 04, 1981. She is an established performer including music and dancing. She began being involved with both when she was just a small child. She won her first talent show when she was only 7. However, it wasnâ€™t until the 1990s when she was part of the female trio, Destinyâ€™s Child, that she became a household name.
In 2003, she released her first solo album, and it did very well. She earned 5 Grammyâ€™s for that particular album. It also helped to show her musical talent as an individual and not just as part of a group. When Destinyâ€™s Child ended in 2005, no one was surprised to see that Beyonce was able to make it on her own. Her second album was released in 2006.
Beyonce has made quite a name for herself in the world of acting as well. She was in the Pink Panther in 2006 and Obsessed in 2009. She was also doing well musically as in 2010 her song Put a Ring on It was named Song of the Year. This was when she decided to take a break from her career so she could manage it better. Later, it was openly discussed that she has cut ties with her father who was her manager. He had an affair and her mother divorced him after 31 years.
In 2009, she was asked to sing at the inauguration of President Obama. Beyonce and her husband are good friends with the President and his wife. She has become one of the popular spokes models for Weight Watchers since 2012. She claims that she was able to lose 60 pounds with the program after giving birth.
Both she and her husband are well known for their generosity of time and money for a variety of causes. They like to help when people are in need and seem to find new interests all the time that they are a part of. They have helped with disaster relief, family funding, and environmental issues.
Beyonce has been married to rapper Jay-Z since 2008. The couple has one child who was born in 2011. She has openly discussed on Oprah and other shows about the devastating loss through a miscarriage in 2010. Forbes has her listed as the #2 most powerful woman in entertainment and #17 as the most powerful woman in the world.