Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter

"Queen Bey"

Born on September 4th, 1981 in Houston, Texas, Beyonce spent most of her childhood competing in talent competitions and beauty pageants. Winning most of them, this is how she got her start. Later in 1990, she teamed up with her cousin, Kelly Rowland and classmate, Michelle Williams and formed a girl group; Destiny's Child. They were one of the most recognizable girl groups of the 90s. The group later broke up in 2006 to lead solo careers. Beyonce is currently a solo recording artist,and sometimes does collaborations with other artists like NIcki Minaj, Kelly Rowland, and even her husband, Jay-Z (Shawn Corey Carter). Jay-Z and Beyonce have been married since 2008 and have a three year old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.

Why is Beyonce "Queen Bey"?

Since being on stage was easy for her, Beyonce wasn't afraid to go after what she wanted. Since becoming a solo artist she has done a lot more than made music. She has acted in movies, choreogeraphed and directed music videos, sold perfumes, and even has her own clothing line! Who wouldn't know her? Beyonce has done many tours, all around the world in fact. Since she's a celebrity, she's all over magazines and on talk shows like the Ellen Degeneres show, and radio shows.

What makes Beyonce a leader?

A leader is supposed to be helpful, loyal, intelligent, and likeable. There is obviously way more to a leader than just these things but these words are just some of the characteristics.

To start off, Beyonce is pretty helpful underneath the all the fame and glory. She has donated about 7 million dollars to almost 30 charities including, Boys and Girls Club of America, American Foundation for AIDS research, and Stand Up to Cancer. She has also started her "Survivor Foundation" campaign to help famlilies after financial issues or disasters.

It takes someone pretty loyal to keep a family and be famous. It's two major jobs to handle. Families need to support each other and Beyonce does just that. Not only by providing but also with love and caring.

A leader needs to be smart. Earlier stated, Beyonce has more than one career than just making music. She graduated from Alief Elsik High School in 1999. It also take someone to be really intelligent to keep up with that many businesses. Obviously she has people who do that for her, but she has to have some part of her businesses and be able to hold a family together, and to be a millionare.

Let's be honest here, how is Beyonce not likeable? Sure, there is always going to be that handful of haters but she has ten thousand times worth of fans! Beyonce has the look, the attitude, the love, and being a good roll model on youth today. She may not be the President, but Beyonce is in fact, a leader.