Beyoncé Knowles: Queen of pop

With 20 Guinness World Records titles to her name, Beyoncé has created an iconic legacy. 

Throughout the years, her much-loved music has promoted female empowerment and focussed on telling stories from a woman’s perspective.

Life before stardom

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles was born in Houston, Texas, USA, on 4 September 1981.

As a child, she was quite shy, so her parents signed her up for dance classes in the hopes that Beyoncé would make some friends. 

Aged nine, Beyoncé entered the world of pop music with her group, Girls Tyme, which would later be known as Destiny’s Child.

Over the next few years, the girl group’s popularity in Houston grew. Destiny’s Child then became known around the whole world when they released their first album in 1998, when Beyoncé was 17. 

Becoming Queen B

In 2002, aged 21, Beyoncé was the featured on a song (“’03 Bonnie and Clyde”) with her future husband, Jay-Z. 

The next year, she began her solo career, releasing her first album Dangerously in Love. The most popular single, “Crazy in Love”, featured Jay-Z and topped charts around the world. 

The album was so popular that Beyoncé won five Grammys and went on a world tour! 

Beyoncé became known for her amazing performances on stage. Her energetic dancing has earned her a reputation as one of the best entertainers in all of pop music.

For over 20 years now, Queen B has continued to receive awards and break iconic records such as; most Grammy awards won by a vocalistmost Grammy nominations for a female artist and the most Grammy awards won by a female artist