Thursday, July 21, 2011


Born September 4, 1981 in Houston, TX to a record manager father and costumer designer mother, Beyonce’ Giselle Knowles was destined to have a successful career in entertainment.  Although Beyonce’ initially pursued dance, her distinctive voice was noticed while singing in a church choir.  At the tender age of eleven, Beyonce’ was chosen to be a part of an all-girl group (six members) named Girl Time.  Girl 
Time competed on Star Search, but lost causing her father to quit his job and manage the group full time.  In hopes of encouraging his daughter not to give up on her dreams, Mr. Matthew Knowles turned the six-member group into a quartet and renamed them Destiny’s Child.  After having many No.1 hit singles and albums over the years, the group officially disbanded in 2005. Although Destiny’s Child had reached its destiny, the best was yet to come for Ms. Beyonce’ Knowles.  Upon Destiny’s Child disbandment, Beyonce’s career was just taking off to a place that was ABOVE and BEYOND that of the typical solo artist.
Grammy and Academy Award winner, Beyonce’ is not only a singer and outstanding performer, she is also a songwriter, actress, producer, and entrepreneur.  She has had great exposure to writing the lyrical content to songs since her Destiny Child’s days.  Ms. Knowles also began to build her filmography during those days as well.  With starring roles in films such as A Hip Hopera, Goldmember, The Fighting Temptations, The Pink Panther, Dreamgirls, Cadillac Records, and Obsessed, just to name a few, Beyonce has definitely made a name for herself in the movie arena over the past decade in front of and behind the camera.  Not only has she been extraordinarily successful in the movie arena, she has also shown that she can be a successful music artist outside of a group.  Beyonce’ has had several No.1 hits, and according to the article, 10 Top Hits From Beyonce, those top 10 singles are as follows:
#10 – Me, Myself and I (2003)
#9 – Upgrade U (2006)
#8 – Déjà vu (2006)
#7 – Diva (2009)
#6 – If I Were a Boy (2008)
#5 – ’03 Bonnie and Clyde (2002)
#4 – Ring the Alarm (2006)
#3 – Crazy in Love (2003)
#2 – Naughtly Girl (2004)
#1 – Single Ladies (2008)
Just as we thought Beyonce’ had reached the peak of her career, she shows us otherwise the only way she knows how: ABOVE and BEYONCE!  During the 2008 Presidential Inaugural Ball festivities, Ms. Knowles serenaded At Last to President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, as the couple took their first dance.  Now in 2011, Beyonce’s new album entitled, Beyonce’ 4 has been topping the charts with hit singles like, Run The World (Girls) (Nominated for three VMAS), Best Thing I Never Had, and We Like to Party. With such chart-topping hits and being co-owner with her mother, Tina Knowles to the clothing company, House of Dereon, Beyonce’ has proven that she is far from being done making her mark on this planet.
Yes, I said planet, as Beyonce is an international artist who recently went down in history in June for headlining the 2011 Glastonbury Festival in the United Kingdom.  What is more, she won the 2011 Billboard Millennium Award in May and her performance at that awards show was ABOVE and BEYOND awesome!  Media reports went wild!

If you too are a fan of the multi-talented Beyonce’ Giselle Knowles (Carter), why don’t you go ABOVE and BEYOND and Share In The BlogLedge by posting your sentiments about this topic?

Beyonce' - Run The World (Girls) Official Video

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