Beyoncé, in full Beyoncé Giselle Knowles, (conceived September 4, 1981, Houston, Texas, U.S.), American artist musician and on-screen character who accomplished distinction in the late 1990s as the lead vocalist of the R&B bunch Destiny’s Child and after that propelled an immensely fruitful solo vocation.

At age nine Beyoncé framed the singing-rapping young lady bunch Destiny’s Child (initially called Girl’s Tyme) in 1990 with cherished companions. In 1992 the gathering lost on the Star Search TV ability show, and after three years it was dropped from an account contract before a collection had been discharged. In 1997 Destiny’s Child’s fortunes turned around with a Columbia recording contract and afterward an eponymous introduction collection that yielded the hit single “No, No, No Part 2.” Their subsequent collection, The Writing’s on the Wall (1999), earned the gathering two Grammy Awards and sold in excess of eight million duplicates in the United States. Survivor (2001), the gathering’s third collection, achieved the main spot on the Billboard 200 diagram.

Beyoncé was obviously the pioneer of the gathering and composed hit tunes for Destiny’s Child, for example, the saucy “Bootylicious.” Eventually, the gathering went separate ways to seek after individual ventures. Beyoncé utilized her songwriting abilities to pen her first solo collection, Dangerously in Love (2003). The collection appeared to rave audits, and, helped by the rich single “Insane in Love,” which included rapper Jay-Z, it bested diagrams far and wide. In 2004 Beyoncé won five Grammy Awards, including best contemporary R&B collection and best female R&B vocal execution.

Fate’s Child rejoined in 2004 to discharge Destiny Fulfilled. While for the most part not as acclaimed as the gathering’s past endeavors, the collection sold in excess of seven million duplicates worldwide and produced a few hit singles. The trio left on a world visit in 2005, during which they declared that the gathering would authoritatively disband. That equivalent year they discharged #1’s, a gathering of surely understood melodies and number one hits.

In 2006 Beyoncé discharged her second solo studio collection, B’Day, which highlighted a few coproducers, including the hit-production duo the Neptunes. Albeit a significant part of the collection conveyed echoes of 1970s-style funk, the pop number “Key” turned into its best single. In 2008 she and Jay-Z wedded, and the association made them one of the top-acquiring couples in media outlets. Soon thereafter Beyoncé discharged the twofold collection I Am… Sasha Fierce. Though the principal half (I Am) discovered her in a thoughtful state of mind, the second (Sasha Fierce) contained melodies more qualified to the move floor. The collection all in all produced a few hits, including the self-assured “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” and it added to Beyoncé’s predominance of the 2010 Grammy Awards. Her six honors, which incorporated those for tune of the year, best female pop vocal execution, and best contemporary R&B collection, added up to the most Grammys gathered by a female craftsman in a solitary night.

Days after a triumphant featuring execution at England’s Glastonbury Festival, Beyoncé discharged 4 (2011), a type twisting blend of melodies and move tracks that evoked impacts running from Motown-time burn tunes to the sound montages of rapper M.I.A. In mid 2013 Destiny’s Child rejoined for a halftime appearance at the Super Bowl and discharged another melody, “Atomic.” Shortly from there on Beyoncé gathered a Grammy for her single “Love on Top.” She returned later in the year with the unquestionably erotic and expressive Beyoncé, which flaunted brand-name makers and appearances from, among others, the Nigerian creator Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and the artist’s little child girl, Blue Ivy. The record, at first offered only on iTunes, was advanced as a “visual collection,” with music recordings made to go with each track. The single “Alcoholic in Love,” which highlighted Jay-Z, was granted a few Grammys, including best R&B tune.

On the sweeping and musically variegated Lemonade (2016), Beyoncé concentrated on topics of treachery and persistence. Considered as another visual collection, it appeared as a HBO TV extraordinary. Lemonade pulled in extensive approval, and it got Beyoncé two Grammys, including a best music-video grant for the anthemic “Arrangement.” In 2018 Beyoncé and Jay-Z discharged a community collection, Everything Is Love, credited to the Carters, and it took the Grammy for best urban contemporary collection.

In 2001 Beyoncé made her acting introduction in the TV film Carmen: A Hip Hopera, which disclosed on MTV. Her job as Foxxy Cleopatra in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) made her a film star and prompted parts in The Fighting Temptations (2003) and The Pink Panther (2006). In 2006 she played Deena Jones in Dreamgirls, the film adjustment of the 1981 Broadway melodic about a 1960s singing gathering. Beyoncé’s exhibition was assigned for a Golden Globe Award and her “Tune in” for an Academy Award. She later featured in Cadillac Records (2008), in which she depicted vocalist Etta James, and the spine chiller Obsessed (2009) preceding giving the voice of a fairylike timberland ruler in the enlivened Epic (2013).