Beyonce

Presentation by: Sophie Gold

Biography

Beyonce was born on September 4. 1981 (she is 34 years old.) She was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Her parents are Matthew Knowles and Tina Knowles. As a child, Beyonce performed in various singing and dancing competitions and rose to fame. She wanted to be more than a performer. She wanted to be a superstar. Beyonce is a grammy-award winning recording artist who is acclaimed for her thrilling vocals, videos and live shows. She rose to fame in the late 1990's as lead singer of R&B girl-group Destinyś Child.
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Training/ Education

As a child Beyonce attended St. Mary's elementary school, and Parker Elementary school. Than as a young adult, she went to Alief Elsik High School and High School for the Performing Arts and Visual Arts. Since Beyonce did not attend college... many people/professionals believe she lacks education in gender/general studies.

Major Roles and Awards

With a total of 20 awards and 53 nominations from the Grammys for her music she is the most nominated woman in Grammy history. Although music is her main source of accomplishment she has also received nominations and awards for other successes, in retail, film, television, etc. Beyonceś first album was called, Dangerously In love. It was released on June 20, 2003. Her most recent album, made close to $1,000,000 in the first week! Her album broke the U.S. Itunes Storeś record for the largest sales week for an album
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Influences

Beyonces biggest influence is Michael Jackson. After the death of Michael Jackson, Beyonce made this statement... ¨The incomparable Michael Jackson has made a bigger impact on music than any other artist in the history of music. He was magic. He was what we all strive to be. He will always be the King of Pop. For anyone who has ever seen, felt, or heard his art, we are all honoured to have been alive in this generation to experience the magic of Michael Jackson. I love you Michael." Beyonce also credits Mariah Carey because she has influenced her to begin practicing vocal runs.

Interesting Facts

1) As a young girl, she won a school singing competition with John Lennon´s song Ïmagine.

2) Beyonce suffered from depression for two years but kept it hidden as it was around the time that Destiny's Child won their Grammy.

3) Her father is a record manager.

4) Jersey Shore is her favorite television show.

5) She married rapper, Jay-Z, on April 4, 2008.

6) In 2010, Guinness World Records named them the Highest Earning Power Couple, after earning $122 million that year.

7) Beyonce has several side businesses. For example, she has launched several fragrance lines including: Heat and Pulse.

8) She has signed multi-million dollar endorsement deals with Pepsi, American Express, and L´Oreal.

9) In 1010, she was named the Worldś Most Beautiful Women, by People Magazine.

Beyonce - Flawless ft Chimamanda (Clean Version)