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Beyoncé, 2011  (photo: Asterio Tecson)

Beyoncé, 2009  (photo: Donna Lou Morgan)

Beyoncé , 2008  (photo: Noemi Nuñez)

Beyoncé , 2007  (photo: Ames Friedman)

Beyoncé , 2007  (photo: Jennette F. Everett)

Beyoncé

Houston, TX, USA
School: St. Mary’s Elementary, High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Alief Elsik High
Work: Destiny’s ChildThe Writing’s on the WallSurvivorDestiny FulfilledDangerously in LoveB’DayI Am… Sasha Fierce4BeyoncéAustin Powers in GoldmemberThe Pink PantherDreamgirls,  Elektra Records, Atlanta Records, Columbia Records
Links: Facebook, Twitter, myspace, Wikipedia, www.beyonce.com,


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Born September 4, 1981, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is a professional American singer / songwriter / actress. At age nine, Beyoncé, LaTavia Roberson and cousin Kelendria “Kelly” Rowland formed the girl group that would later be known as Destiny’s Child.
 
The 17-time Grammy winner (2001 x 2, 2002, 2004 x 5, 2006, 2007, 2010 x 6, 2013), has sold over 32 million records worldwide, was named Forbes, Most Powerful Celebrity (2014) and one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People (2014). On April 4, 2008 she married rap artist / producer Jay-Z.
 
Beyoncé (and Rowland) established the Survivor Foundation to support Houston residence displaced by Hurricane Katrina. She also supports the Knowles-Rowland Center for Youth, BeyGood Foundation, the Hope for Haiti Now telethon and Goodwill charities.

“I’m not bossy, I’m the boss.”

Beyoncé Biography References: “Destiny’s Child’s Long Road To Fame (The Song Isn’t Called ‘Survivor’ For Nothing)” by Gil Kaufman, www.mtv.com, June 13, 2005; “Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child to Release Original Track for First Time in Eight Years” by Olivia Waxman, www.time.com, January 11, 2013; “Chart Watch: Oh Lorde Is She Hot” by Paul Grein, www.yahoo.com, February 5, 2014; www.rockonthenet.com, August 2014 (retrieved); www.forbes.com, June 2014; “She’s the boss” by Sheryl Sandberg, www.time.com, April 23, 2014; “Beyoncé and family have been generous supporters, but want to set the record straight” by Claudia Feldman, www.chron.com, July 9, 2014; “Beyonce partners with Goodwill to Transform Lives” by Goodwill Industries International, www.reuters.com, April 15, 2013

Beyonce, 2011 (thumb)


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