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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She is widely regarded as one of the most influential entertainers of all time.
Beyoncé rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of Destiny’s Child, one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. Their hiatus saw the release of her debut album Dangerously in Love (2003), which featured the US Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles “Crazy in Love” and “Baby Boy”.
Following the disbandment of Destiny’s Child in 2006, her second solo album B’Day (2006) contained hits including “Déjà Vu”, “Irreplaceable”, and “Beautiful Liar”. Her marriage to rapper Jay-Z and the release of her third album I Am… Sasha Fierce (2008) marked a turning point in her career, as she embraced a more experimental sound and image.
Beyoncé continued to explore different genres with her subsequent albums, including 4 (2011), which drew heavily on funk and R&B, and the self-titled visual album Beyoncé (2013), which was critically acclaimed for its groundbreaking visuals and experimental sound. Lemonade (2016), a concept album exploring themes of infidelity and betrayal, was praised for its raw and emotional lyrics and its incorporation of genres such as rock, blues, and country. Her latest album, Renaissance (2022), is a house-inspired album that has been praised for its uplifting and celebratory sound.
Over and above being celebrity in the music career, Beyoncé has also starred in several films, including Dreamgirls (2006), Obsessed (2009), and The Lion King (2019). She is also a successful businesswoman, with her own clothing line, fragrance line, and production company.
Beyoncé is one of the most awarded artists of all time, with 32 Grammy Awards, 28 BET Awards, 26 MTV Video Music Awards, and 24 NAACP Image Awards. She is also the most nominated woman in Grammy history, with 79 nominations.