Beyonce is one of the biggest names in music today, maintaining successful careers as both a singer and an actress. Her personal life has been the subject of much speculation, often reflected in her music, so here are the key facts about this true superstar of R&B.
Who is Beyonce, how old is she, when is her birthday, how tall is she and what is her background?
Beyonce Giselle Knowles was born in Houston on September 4 1981, making her 36 years old. She performed in talent shows as a child, getting an early start to her career as a musical superstar. She stands at 1.7 metres tall and cuts a striking figure across the R&B landscape.
Why is Beyonce famous and what is her occupation?
She started out as part of a band called Girl’s Tyme, which renamed itself Destiny’s Child prior to being signed on to Columbia in 1997; by this time the group had been active for a few years.
The brunette beauty quickly emerged as the key member of the group, with the other performers shifting around her. She went on to launch an acting career, with the 2002 film Austin Powers in Goldmember and made her debut as a solo artist in Work it Out, a song made for the film’s soundtrack.
What is Beyonce’s net worth?
In 2017, Forbes reported that the star’s net worth is an estimated $350million, making her 46th on the magazine’s list of America’s richest self-made women.
How much does Beyonce earn?
As the vast size of her net worth testifies, Beyonce’s annual earnings are well into the multi-millions. As both an actor and musical performer, she has two entertainment careers to benefit from.
How much does Beyonce weigh?
The curvaceous singer has acknowledged that her weight has fluctuated over the years. In 2013 she revealed that she had been 195 pounds when giving birth to her child, Blue Ivy. After this, she lost 65 pounds, something that inspired her to show off her figure in her next video.
Where does Beyonce live?
Although a native of Houston, Beyonce has moved elsewhere in America, something that her lucrative lifestyle has allowed. She currently owns a $90million mansion in Bel Air, a property that stretches across 30,000 square feet and boasts four swimming pools and enough garage space for 15 cars. It even has bulletproof windows.
Who is Beyonce married to, who has she dated in the past and why did they break up?
Beyonce has been married to fellow artist Jay-Z since 2008. They first met was when she was 18, in late 1999 or early 2000. They began dating not long after that.
Their relationship was not initially public, and was subject of rumours as the two appeared together in projects such as 2003’s Bonnie and Clyde.
Previously, the former Destiny’s Child member had dated high school sweetheart, Lyndell Locke; they split up after Locke had an affair, something he reportedly regrets to this day.
What songs has Beyonce written about Jay-Z?
Despite rumours, the tracks on her album Lemonade that reference infidelity do not refer to Jay-Z.
However, her previous album, titled simply Beyoncé, does draw upon her relationship with her husband. Drunk in Love touches upon the couple’s sexual relationship, while Partition was inspired by their first meeting.
What are Beyonce’s biggest songs and albums, how many number ones has she had?
All six of her studio albums; Dangerously in Love, B’Day, I Am… Sasha Fierce, 4, Beyoncé and Lemonade have peaked at number one on the charts, as did her soundtrack album for Dreamgirls.
She has also had five number one singles: Crazy in Love, Baby Boy, Check on It, Irreplaceable and Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It).
How many children does Beyonce have, when did she give birth to her twins and Blue Ivy, what are her twins called?
She gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Blue Ivy, on January 7 2012. On June 13 2017 she gave birth to twins, named Rumi and Sir Carter, bringing her total number of children to three.
How many Grammys and awards does Beyonce have?
The singing sensation currently has 22 Grammys, the second highest number ever won by a female artist. She has also won multiple American Music Awards, ASCAP Awards, BeT Awards, Billboard Awards, BRIT Awards, MTV Awards, NAACP Image Awards, Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards and many more.
Did Jay-Z cheat on Beyonce?
Although she and Jay-Z portray themselves as a happy couple, there have long been rumours of infidelity. The triggering moment was the release of footage in May 2014, which showed Jay-Z being attacked in an elevator by his wife’s sister, Solange.
This led to speculation as to what the conflict was about. Two months later, the website Blind Gossip reported rumours that the couple were splitting up.
Although this separation never happened, many have taken Jay-Z’s 2014 song 4:44 as an admission of past infidelity, as it contains the lyrics: ‘I Apologize, Often Womanize, I Don’t Deserve You’.
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