324. Beyonce Knowles: Beauty and Talent Personified
Beyonce Knowles is an American singer, songwriter, and
, who was born in Houston, Texas in 1981.
is one of the biggest female stars on
American music scene today. Knowles began her singing
in her hometown of Houston as a child.
was encouraged by her parents to cultivate her
talents, and her parents are still a big
of her life. Her father serves as her
manager, while her mother designs many of the
she wears on her concert tours, and in
She first found fame as a
of the R&B group Destiny's Child, which was
of the most popular girl groups in the
of American music. Beyonce began her solo career
her time with Destiny's Child. After their break-up
2005, the artist went completely solo. She found
success in the music industry because of her
enthusiasm for her work. She is a tireless
, and a talented musician. Knowles is also one
the most beautiful women in the music industry.
won her first award at the age of
while in elementary school. By the age of
, Beyonce, along with two childhood friends, auditioned for
all-girls group. The group won the competition, and
featured on "Star Search", a popular, American talent
show of the time. Although the group did
win the Star Search competition, Beyonce and the
members of Destiny's Child had their start.
Beyonce's biggest hits were Deja Vu, Irreplaceable, and
Liar. She has won many awards, including nine
Music Awards, 16 BET Awards, and 18 Billboard
Awards. In all, Beyonce has won more than
awards, and has been nominated for 361.