The Unofficial Biography of Beyonce Knowles by Roger Jackson

The Unofficial Biography of Beyonce Knowles

byRoger Jackson

Kobo ebook | May 24, 2013

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Teaming up with her cousin, Kelly Rowland, and 2 schoolmates, Beyoncé formed an all-female singing group. Her father, Matthew Knowles, worked as the band's supervisor. The group underwent some name and line-up modifications before landing a record deal in 1997 with Columbia Records. Destiny's Child quickly turned into one of the most popular R&B acts, with the release of their first, self-titled cd. Getting energy, the group scored its first No. 1 solitary on the pop graphes with "Bills, Bills, Bills," off their second cd. The recording likewise featured another play, "Say My Name."

While enjoying her group's success, Beyoncé started discovering other jobs. She made her acting debut in 2001 with a starring job in MTV's Carmen: A Hip Hopera. She then co-starred with Mike Myers in the spy parody Goldmember the following year. On the musical front, Beyoncé took spotlight as a solo artist, launching her first cd, Dangerously in Love, in 2003. The audio became a significant success for her, both commercially and critically. It offered millions of copies and succeeded five Grammy Awards. On the album, Beyoncé worked with a variety of various artists, consisting of Missy Elliott, Sean Paul and Jay-Z. She was rumored to be dating Jay-Z around this time, however the couple did not openly acknowledge their relationship.

Destiny's Child launched their last studio cd, Destiny Fulfilled, in 2004, and officially broke up the following year.

Solo Career

On her own, Beyoncé continued to appreciate fantastic success. Her second studio album, 2006's B'Day featured such hits as "Irreplaceable" and "Beautiful Liar." On the cinema, she starred contrary Jennifer Hudson, Jaime Foxx and Eddie Murphy in Dreamgirls. The film was adjusted from the hit Broadway musical of the exact same name.

In 2008, Beyoncé wed rapper and music mogul Jay-Z in a little, private ceremony in New York City. Among the guests sighted at the wedding were Beyoncé’s mom Tina Knowles; her father and supervisor Matthew; her sister Solange; Destiny's Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams; and pal Gwyneth Paltrow.

The newlywed continued to work as difficult as ever, promoting her most current effort, I am ... Sasha Fierce (2008). Beyoncé scored two success off the album--"Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" and "If I Were a Boy." She also went back to the huge display that year, starring as R&B legend Etta James in Cadillac Records.

The following January, Beyoncé sang James' trademark song, "At Last," for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at his inaugural ball.

In addition to acting and doing, Beyoncé runs a clothes line called House of Dereon with her mother. She also launched her own fragrance, Heat, in 2010. Throughout her occupation, Beyoncé has functioned as a speaker and model for a number of other brands, including L'Oreal and Tommy Hilfiger.

Beyoncé found herself under fire for after executing a personal concert for Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi on New Year's Eve in 2010. She later on donated her charge from the event to assist sufferers of the Haitian earthquake. According to some reports, Beyoncé stated that her dad had actually been responsible for arranging the Libyan show. She chose to drop her dad as her supervisor in March 2011. Later on that year, Beyoncé reached the top of the cd graphes with her latest solo release, 4.

Title:The Unofficial Biography of Beyonce KnowlesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 24, 2013Publisher:P MaldonadoLanguage:English

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