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 music videos.

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.

Some 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.