Beyoncé Knowles

"We all experience pain and loss, and often we become inaudible. My intention for [Lemonade] was to create a body of work that would give a voice to our pain, our struggles, our darkness, and our history. To confront issues that make us uncomfortable."

  • Born Beyoncé Giselle Knowles on Sept. 4, 1981, in Houston
  • Beyoncé initially rose to prominence as a member of Destiny's Child. The trio scored two No. 1 hits in 1999 with "Bills, Bills, Bills" and "Say My Name" from their Top 5 album The Writing's On The Wall. As a solo artist, in 2003 Beyoncé released her debut solo album, Dangerously In Love, which topped the Billboard 200 and spawned the No. 1 hits "Crazy In Love" (a duet with Jay Z) and "Baby Boy." 
  • She won her first three career GRAMMYs with Destiny's Child, including Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group for "Survivor." She won five awards as a solo artist at the 46th GRAMMY Awards, including Best Contemporary R&B Album for Dangerously In Love.
  • She made her GRAMMY stage debut with Destiny's Child at the 43rd GRAMMYs in 2001, performing a medley of "Independent Women, Part I" and "Say My Name." Alongside Prince at the 46th GRAMMY Awards in 2004, Beyoncé performed a medley that included his "Purple Rain" and her "Crazy In Love."
  • Beyoncé is the most-nominated female artist in GRAMMY history, with 62 career nominations.
  • In 2016 Beyoncé's BeyGood charitable foundation partnered with United Way to offer aid to the people of Flint, Michigan, who were affected by the Flint water crisis.

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