Beyonce — born Beyoncé Giselle Knowles on September 4, 1981, in Houston, Texas, — is an American singer, songwriter, and actress who is one of the most popular and recognizable women in the world.
Beyonce first broke onto the national stage in the late 1990’s as part of the pop music trio Destiny’s Child. After year’s of chart-topping success with Destiny’s Child, Beyonce embarked on a solo career.
In the year 2002, Beyonce made her feature film debut when she starred in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), and the following year, in 2003, she released her first studio album, Dangerously in Love.
Since launching her solo music career, Beyonce has released six studio albums: Dangerously in Love in 2003, B’Day in 2006, I Am… Sasha Fierce in 2008, 4 in 2011, Beyoncé in 2013, and Lemonade in 2016.
In addition to Austin Powers in Goldmember, Beyonce has starred in The Fighting Temptations, Face to Black, The Pink Panther, Dreamgirls, Cadillac Records, Obsessed, and Epic. In 2019, Beyonce will star as Nala in the Disney remake of The Lion King.
On April 4, 2008, Beyoncé married legendary New York City rapper Jay-Z. Together, the pair have sold over 300 million records worldwide.
Following her transition to a full-time music career, Beyonce has since gone on to become one of the biggest pop stars in the world. With over 127 million followers on Instagram, Beyonce is the eighth most-followed person on the social media platform, trailing only Instagram itself (301 million followers), Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo (168 million followers), Ariana Grande (155 million), Selena Gomez (150 million), The Rock (140 million), Kim Kardashian (139 million), and Kylie Jenner (136 million).
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