Beyonce Knowles is an American actress, designer, and singer. She first became known for being the lead singer in a popular R&B group in the late 1990s, Destiny’s Child. EDUinReview will now take a look at her education background.
Beyonce was born on September 4, 1981, in Houston, Texas. Her parents are Mathew and Tina Knowles. She has a younger sister, Solange, who also works in the music and film industries.
Beyonce attended St. Mary’s Elementary School, where she first started taking dance classes. During her dance classes, her dance teacher learned that she could sing when Knowles finished a song that the singer had been humming.When she was only seven-years old, Beyonce was mentioned in the Houston Chronicle after being nominated for The Sammy, a local performing arts award. In 1990, she enrolled at Parker Elementary School, a music magnet school. When it came time for high school, she attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and Alief Elsik HIgh School.
When Beyonce was eight-years old, she met LaTavia Roberson at an audition for an all-girls entertainment group. Along with Kelly Rowland, the girls were part of a group called Girl’s Tyme. Girl’s Tyme competed on Star Search but lost. Beyonce did not lose hope, and together with Roberson, Rowland, and LeToya Luckett, the girls created their own group, Destiny’s Child.
Beyonce’s dad quit his job in order to manage the group, which was signed by Elektra Records for a short while before being signed by Columbia Records. Destiny’s Child was wildly popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s. They released four albums, including a Christmas album, before taking a hiatus in order to pursue solo careers.
Beyonce’s first solo career move landed her an acting job, the role of Foxxy Cleopatra in Austin Powers in Goldmember in 2002. In June 2003, she released her first solo album, Dangerously in Love, which debuted at number one and sold more than 4.6 million copies in the USA and more than 11 million copies worldwide.
She then rejoined with Destiny’s Child for a short time to release a fourth album, Destiny Fulfilled, and to go on a world-tour. After this, Beyonce released two more albums: B’Day, I Am… Sasha Fierce. She has starred in many movies, including The Pink Panther and The Fighting Temptations, and has another movie scheduled to be released next year.
On a personal note, Beyonce married her long-term boyfriend, Jay-Z, on April 4, 2008, after dating for six years. The couple does not have any children yet.
Beyonce’s newest album, 4, was released in the USA on June 28, 2011.