|Beyonce Knowles Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||September 4, 1981|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Beyonce Knowles is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress, and filmmaker who rose to prominence in the late 1990s as the lead singer of one of the best-selling girl groups of all time, Destiny’s Child. She has also gained immense popularity as a solo artist and has released several albums which include Dangerously in Love, I Am… Sasha Fierce, B’Day, Beyoncé, 4, and Lemonade. Regarded as one of the best-selling music artists of all time, she has also been the most nominated woman in the Grammy Award’s history and has the 2nd most wins for a woman with a total of 24.
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles
Sasha Fierce, Be, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Queen B, Bee, Mothe, JuJu, Queen Bey
Houston, Texas, USA
Beyonce attended St. Mary’s Elementary School to get the education in Texas. She also learned dancing there. In 1990, she enrolled herself in Parker Elementary School, which is a music magnet school in Houston. She also went to High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and later Alief Elsik High School.
Singer-Songwriter, actress, dancer, record producer
- Father – Mathew Knowles (Medical-Equipment Salesman at Xerox, Record Executive, Talent Manager)
- Mother – Celestine “Tina” Knowles (Hairdresser and Salon Owner)
- Siblings – Solange Knowles (Younger Sister) (Singer-songwriter, Actress), Bianca Lawson (Older Sister), Nixon Knowles (Younger Brother)
- Others – Daniel Julez Smith Jr (Nephew), Blue Ivy Carter (Daughter)
Her father, Mathew Knowles was her manager from 1989 to 2011.
She has also been represented by Parkwood Entertainment, LLC, Company, New York City, New York, United States.
R&B, pop, hip hop, soul
Columbia Records, Parkwood Entertainment
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
65 kg or 143 pounds
Boyfriend / Spouse
Knowles has dated –
- Lyndall Locke (1993-2000) – Lyndall Locke dated Beyonce from 1993 until 2000.
- Marques Houston (2001) – RUMOR
- Yasiin Bey (2001) – RUMOR
- Justin Timberlake (2001) – RUMOR
- Mos Def (2001)
- Jay-Z (2002-Present) – Beyonce after, many years of dating with American rapper, Shawn Corey Carter (better known by the stage name – Jay-Z) married him. They first met when they were on a tour with each other in 2002 and soon they started dating. The duo, then engaged in May 2005 and married on April 4, 2008, secretly in NYC. The couple has three children, daughter Blue Ivy Carter (b. January 7, 2012), and twins Rumi Carter (daughter; born – June 13, 2017) and Sir Carter (son; born – June 13, 2017). Rumi is older than Sir.
- Sean Paul (2003) – In 2003 end, Beyonce was rumored to be going out with singer and rapper, Sean Paul. It all started when they were working on Beyonce’s single “Baby Boy”.
Race / Ethnicity
She has African-American ancestry on her dad’s side while she is of Louisiana Creole descent (Native American, African, and French) with distant Spanish and Irish roots on her mother’s side.
She dyes her hair ‘blonde’, ‘dark brown’, and other shades.
Dark Brown (Natural)
She reportedly wears colored contact lenses to make her eyes look ‘Hazel’.
- Curvaceous figure
35-26-39 in or 89-66-99 cm
8 (US) or 40 (EU) or 12 (UK)
8.5 (US) or 39 (EU) or 6 (UK)
L’Oreal cosmetics, Pepsi (2012)
She has been seen in TV commercials for –
- Tommy Hilfiger’s True Star fragrance (2004)
- McDonald’s (2005)
- Wal-Mart (2005)
- Samsung Phones (2007)
- Emporio Armani Diamonds perfume (2007)
- Studio Line hair products (2008)
- L’Oreal Paris beauty products
- H&M (2013), etc.
In August 2021, Beyonce and Jay-Z were featured in Tiffany & Co.‘s “About Love” campaign.
Best Known For
Her songs, and albums Dangerously in Love (2003), B’Day (2006), I Am… Sasha Fierce (2008), 4 (2011).
Released in 2003, Dangerously in Love, is the debut studio album by Beyonce. It was released by Columbia Records. The album is pretty large with 60:52 minutes in length with a total of 15 singles.
2001 musical film Carmen: A Hip Hopera for her role as a seductive actress, Carmen Brown. She debuted with this movie in acting and that too with a lead role.
First TV Show
In 1997, she appeared on the TV show MuchOnDemand as herself (guest). The TV series broadcasted on television from 1997 until 2010.
Beyonce’s theory of staying fit is practical. She says that there is no quick fix and she believes that it takes more mental strength than physical strength. And personal trainer does not matter at all as it is us ultimately, who need to work on the body. Though, she still takes help from celebrity trainer, Marco Borges. She works out in the form of interval training, lunges, squats, planks, etc. She has a do-anywhere 5-minute workout, which she executes regularly to stay fit and remain in shape. She is also a follower of the Master Cleanse diet but does not recommend it much as there are other healthier ways to lose weight.
“There’s plenty of days when I’m like ‘Oh God, why?’ But that’s just life. It’s every job, not just mine. Every moment is not perfect. But it’s definitely more good times than bad. You can’t even compare. And when I’m on stage it feels incredible. There are certain nights that you know you hit that crazy note and you know that spin spinned extra fast. And you look out and people are just into it and you’ve worked so hard and now it’s paying off and you can see why you dedicated your life to this.”
Beyonce Favorite Things
- Food – Creole Food, Popeyes, Honey Nut Cheerios
- Fashion Idol – Célestine ‘Tina’ Beyincé (mother), Diana Ross, Tina Turner
- Color – Pink
- Place – 40/40 Club
- Rapper – Wyclef Jean
Source – IMDb
- She was baptized with her mother’s maiden name as her first name.
- Tina, her mother, is actually a descendant of Acadian leader, Joseph Broussard.
- Beyonce has a cat, named “Master P”.
- Her singing talent was discovered when her dance instructor (in school) started humming a song and Beyonce completed that song.
- In 2009, she was named “Top Female Artist and Top Radio Songs Artist of the 2000s decade” by Billboard.
- She was ranked no. 3 in the “100 Greatest Women in Music” list in 2012 by VH1.
- She has also done some revenue shows/concerts like I Am… Yours (2009), 4 Intimate Nights with Beyoncé (2011), Revel Presents: Beyoncé Live (2012).
- In 2015, Beyonce was titled the most powerful female in entertainment by Forbes.
- In April 2014, Beyonce became the highest-paid black musician in history.
- In 2013, the couple (Beyonce and Jay-Z) became the first-ever billion-dollar couple in the music industry in the world.
- Michael Jackson positively influenced her music career.
- Michael Jackson’s concert was the first music concert she went to. Beyonce was 5 at that time.
- She earned a place for herself in Encyclopædia Britannica‘s 100 Women list in 2019 and was also named as one of the 100 women who defined the last century by Time magazine in the year 2020.
- Several artists including Adele, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Zendaya, Camila Cabello, Demi Lovato, Ellie Goulding, Iggy Azalea, Meghan Trainor, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Millie Bobby Brown, Cheryl, Dua Lipa, Rita Ora, Jessie J, and Kelly Rowland have credited Beyoncé as one of their influences.
- Beyonce had graced the cover of British Vogue’s December 2020 issue.
- Beyonce has kept 2 beehives at her home especially for her children Rumi and Blue as they have awful allergies. As of November 2020, she has had 80,000 bees from which she made over 100 honey jars in a year. In August 2021, during an interview, Beyonce revealed that she had been building a honey farm with bees.
- During the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election, she had supported Joe Biden/Kamala Harris for the post of President and Vice-President respectively.
- During Grammys 2021, Beyonce had received 9 nominations which was the maximum by any artist.
- After Grammy Awards 2021, she became the most-nominated female artist in the history of Grammy with 79 all-time nominations.
- On December 22, 2020, Beyonce revealed that her charity, BeyGOOD would start donating $5,000 to 100 families (or individuals) who faced problems in paying house rent or had to leave their house due to financial issues during COVID-19.
- For Christmas 2020, Beyonce gifted her close friends and family members a diamond “2020″ pendant necklace which was designed as a raised middle finger.
- After the winter storm Uri, Beyonce announced in February 2021 that her charity BeyGOOD Foundation has teamed up with Adidas and the Houston disaster relief organization Bread of Life to help Texans financially.
- During the Grammys 2021, Beyonce had won the “Best R&B Performance” award for the song Black Parade.
- During the 2021 NAACP Awards, she had won 4 awards. She was awarded the “Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Contemporary)” and “Outstanding Hip Hop/Rap Song” award for her and Megan Thee Stallion‘s Savage Remix. She also received the “Outstanding Female Artist” award for her song Black Parade and the “Outstanding Music Video” award for Brown Skin Girl.
- In March 2021, a group of burglars had stolen $1 million worth of valuables from her storage units in Los Angeles. The burglary happened twice and the items that were taken included expensive handbags, dresses, and kid’s toys.
- Back in the days, Beyonce was inspired by the Spice Girls girl group which included Victoria Beckham, Mel B, Emma Bunton, Melanie C, and Geri Halliwell.
- In 2021, Beyonce was ranked #48 in the list of “50 Most Influential People on Twitter” as per Brandwatch Consumer Research. Taylor Swift was ranked #1.
- In November 2021, Beyonce had released a new song Be Alive which was also featured in the biographical drama film King Richard. In February 2022, the song received an Oscar nomination in the “Best Original Song” category. This was Beyonce’s first Oscar nomination.
- In December 2021, Beyonce was ranked at the No. 76 spot on Forbes’ “World’s Most Powerful Women” list.
- In 2022, Beyonce graced the cover of the July 2022 issue of British Vogue.
- In July 2022, she released her 7th solo studio album, Renaissance. The album’s song, Break My Soul was released in June 2022.