Beyonce

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter was born on September 4, 1981 in Texas, where, under the guidance of her parents Tina and Mathew Knowles, she embraced music and performing before she was even in double-digits. In fact, Beyoncé was only eight years old when she met and began performing with Kelly Rowland.

With Rowland, LaTavia Roberson, and three other girls, Beyoncé appeared on “Star Search” in the 1990s. Beyoncé’s father became the manager of the blossoming group, changed the lineup, and scored them a record deal.

Known as Destiny’s Child, the group’s self-titled debut album was released in 1998. It was “The Writing’s On The Wall,” their second album, with the hits “Say  My Name,” “Bills, Bills, Bills,” and “Jumpin’ Jumpin,” that really put them on the map and led to two Grammy Awards.

Despite the group’s success, Roberson left the band with fellow member LeToya Luckett, and they were replaced by Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin. Franklin ended up leaving, too, and Destiny’s Child’s third album, “Survivor,” with the hit song of the same name, was released in 2001 with Beyoncé, Rowland and Williams.

After scoring another Grammy and releasing a Christmas album, the group went on hiatus and Beyoncé began working on a solo career. In 2003, she released her first album as a solo artist, “Dangerous In Love,” which featured a collaboration, “Crazy in Love,” with future husband Jay Z, and the hit, “Baby Boy.” Beyoncé cleaned up at the Grammys, earning five awards for her efforts.

Beyoncé then returned to Destiny’s Child, and the group put out their final album, “Destiny Fulfilled,” in 2004, and embarked on one last world tour. Beyoncé’s second solo record, “B’Day,” followed in 2006, the same year she starred in “Dreamgirls” alongside Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Hudson. The role earned her a Golden Globe nomination.

In 2008, Beyoncé introduced her alter ego with her third solo album, “I Am… Sasha Fierce,” featuring the songs “Single Ladies” and “Halo.” She was rewarded with even more Grammys, and three years later put out another album, “4.” It was around this time, in 2011, that Beyoncé and her father ended their business relationship, and he stopped being her manager.

2013 brought a new Destiny’s Child song for the first time in years, Beyoncé’s Super Bowl halftime show, and her documentary, “Love Is But A Dream.” It all culminated in December, when Beyoncé shocked the world by releasing a surprise album, simply called “Beyoncé.” With the Jay Z collaboration “Drunk in Love,” and the record’s unprecedented visual component, Beyoncé was credited with shaking up the music industry.

Beyonce and Jay Z wed in 2008, and welcomed daughter Blue Ivy in 2012. In 2014, they embarked on their joint “On The Run” tour. Despite periodic rumors of marriage trouble, the superstars remain together and continue to dominate occupy a top perch in the music industry.

Beyonce And Coldplay Accused Of Indian Cultural Appropriation In ‘Hymn For The Weekend’ Music Video – WATCH

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Beyonce and Coldplay are being accused on Twitter of appropriating Indian culture in the music video for their new collaboration song, “Hymn For The Weekend.” The video, which was filmed in Mumbai, features the band performing in the streets during a Holi festival while Beyonce in decked out in elaborate Indian garb. See the video here!

Beyonce “Beyond Jealous” Of Adele?

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Beyonce Jealous Adele Snub

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Beyonce is not “beyond jealous” of Adele, despite a phony tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this story.

Beyonce NOT Making Movie About Saartjie Baartman To Win Oscar, Despite Reports

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Beyonce is not writing a movie about Saartjie Baartman in an effort to win an Oscar, despite a widely spread yet entirely inaccurate report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct the claim.

Beyoncé And Jay Z Didn’t Congratulate Kim Kardashian And Kanye West On Saint’s Birth — Real Or Rumor? (EXCLUSIVE)

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Beyoncé and Jay Z did NOT “snub” Kim Kardashian and Kanye West after Saint Wests birth, despite a new report falsely claiming they never congratulated their longtime pals on the new arrival. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the story.

Beyonce Suing Dad Over Destiny’s Child Ownership – Real Or Rumor?

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Beyonce is NOT suing her father Matthew Knowles over the ownership of Destiny’s Child, despite a fabricated tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust this story.

Bradley Cooper: Beyoncé NOT Starring In “A Star Is Born” Remake

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Beyonce Not Starring Born Remake

Beyoncé is NOT starring in the A Star Is Born remake, despite a report. Director and lead actor Bradley Cooper shoots down the claim in a new interview.

Beyonce’s Top 5 Song Collaborations (VIDEOS)

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Coldplay announced on Friday that its upcoming seventh studio album will feature a collaboration with Beyonce. This is the first time Beyonce and her longtime friend Chris Martin have worked together, and fans can’t wait to hear what they come up with. Unfortunately, the album isn’t set to be released until December 4, so until then, Gossip Cop is taking a look back at some of our favorite Beyonce collaborations of all time.

Beyonce Channels Storm From ‘X-Men’ At Ciara Birthday Party (PHOTOS)

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Beyonce channeled the character Storm from the X-Men movies while attending a costume-themed 30th birthday for Ciara on Saturday night in Los Angeles. With white hair and blue eyes, Beyonce nailed the comic book character, played by Halle Berry in the X-Men films. See photos here!

Beyonce And Jay Z “Sham Marriage” Ending In Divorce?

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Beyonce and Jay Z are NOT stuck in a “sham marriage” that’s soon to end in a divorce, despite a new tabloid claim. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust this story.

Eddie Vedder, Beyonce Global Citizen Festival Video: Watch “Redemption Song” Duet

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Eddie Vedder Beyonce Global Citizen Festival Video

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Eddie Vedder and Beyonce provided one of the highlights at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival on Saturday when they did a duet of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song.” Watch the video here!

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