- Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer-songwriter and actress.
- She rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of the R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. Managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, the group became one of the best-selling girl groups in history.
- Her first solo album, Dangerously in Love (2003) established her as a solo artist worldwide, debuting at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart and earning her five Grammy Awards.
- Following the break-up of Destiny's Child in 2007, she released her second solo album, B'Day, which contained her fourth number-one single, "Irreplaceable", as well as the top ten singles "Déjà Vu" and "Beautiful Liar". Beyoncé also continued her acting career with starring roles in The Pink Panther (2006), Dreamgirls (2006), and Obsessed (2009).
- Throughout her career, Beyoncé has sold over 100 million records worldwide as a solo artist. She further sold 60 million records with Destiny's Child, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
- In 2009, Billboard named her the Top Radio Songs Artist of the Decade and the Top Female Artist of the 2000s decade.
- On April 4, 2008 she married Jay-Z. On January 7, 2012, Beyoncé gave birth to a daughter, Blue Ivy Carter and on July 13, 2017 she gave birth to the twins Rumi and Sir Carter.
- Beyoncé has won 23 Grammy Awards and is the most nominated woman in the award's history. She is also the most awarded artist at the MTV Video Music Awards, with 24 wins, including the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
- In 2014, she became the highest-paid black musician in history and was listed among Time's 100 most influential people in the world for a second year in a row. Forbes ranked her as the most powerful female in entertainment on their 2015 and 2017 lists, and in 2016, she occupied the sixth place for Time's Person of the Year.