Beyonce is well-known the world over for her touching voice, catching smile. In the most years, Beyonce has also carried her talent onto the big screen, starring in such films as Austin Powers: Gold member (2002), The Pink Panther (2006) and the critically acclaimed, award-season favorite Dream girls (2006). She has the physical and musical attributes that have already translated into a stellar career.
As the newest craze in music today, this statuesque and “bootylicious” R&B/Pop queen has captured the attention of men aged 11 to 111 with her exciting performances and sequence of nightclub hits. She has the physical and musical attributes that have already converted into a star career.
Beyonce inspiration has taken the world by storm and has certainly proven that everything she touches turns to gold. And while she has all the talent and beauty in the world, Beyonces big heart is what makes her the wonderful woman. Her most notable charitable efforts have included becoming a global ambassador for the 2005 World Children’s Day program, and forming the Survivor Foundation that same year for Hurricane Katrina victims in the Houston, Texas area.
Born on September 4, 1981, to a loving family in Houston, Texas, Beyonce Giselle Knowles showed capability for music before she could even talk. As a little girl, she would cover out everyone, including the singers, on Sundays at church. Every weekend, she tuned her voice by doing emotional hymns with the congregation and then moved on to opera classes, in which she was naturally trained.
A normal childhood was not in the books for Beyonce. At 8 years old, she met LaTavia Robertson while auditioning for a girl musical group and Matthew Knowles, Beyonce’s manager and father, later paired the two with LeToya Luckett. In 1992, Cousin Kelly Rowland joined the group, and they performed together on Star Search.
Shortly after the announcement of five Grammy nominations at the 2001 awards show and the excitement of the amazing record sales, LeToya and LaTavia left the group amid organization struggles. Legal problems ensued, but Destiny’s Child became whole again with the arrival of Michelle Williams, and, for a short stint only, backup singer Farrah Franklin. At the Grammys, DC took home two awards, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group, both for “Say My Name.”
In 2003, Beyonce ventured onto the big screen again in the musical/comedy The Fighting Temptations alongside Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr.
Beyonce displayed a versatile style with this solo effort, creating the club hit “Baby Boy,” the pop success “Crazy in Love” and the soulful “The Closer I Get To You” with Luther Vandross. Like her work in Destiny’s Child, Beyonce wrote or cowrote many of the tracks and performed her heart out on award shows to get the word out to a huge audience. She has emerged as a diva, making the best videos, catchiest songs and creating the most headlines. At 2004’s Grammy ceremony, Beyonce took away five awards and was the biggest winner of the night. It was also during this time that Beyonce become involved with her “Crazy in Love” duet partner, Jay-Z.
In 2006, Beyonce hit the big screen again in The Pink Panther with comedic icon Steve Martin. The movie debuted at No. 1 on its opening weekend, and further solidified Beyonce as a double threat in the industry.
Beyonce’s second solo effort, B’Day, was released in September 2006 with much success, selling 3,116,000 copies worldwide. The singles “Deja Vu,” “Ring the Alarm” and “Irreplaceable” all hit No. 1 on the charts, and the album was nominated for an outstanding five Grammy Awards in 2007.
Beyonce was no stranger to award nominations in 2007, however, as her role in the musical Dream girls (2006) garnered the star her first official nomination as an actress by none other than the prestigious Golden Globes.