She was ranked the 4th Artist of the 2000s decade by Billboard, and was listed the most successful female artist of the 2000s, as well as the top radio artist.
BeyoncÃ© Giselle Knowles ( /biËjÉnseÉª/ bee-yon-say; born September 4, 1981), often known simply as BeyoncÃ©, is an American R&B recording artist, actress and fashion designer.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she enrolled in various performing arts schools and was first exposed to singing and dancing competitions as a child.
Knowles rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the R&B girl group Destiny's Child, one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time.
During the hiatus of Destiny's Child, Knowles released her debut solo album Dangerously in Love in 2003, which spawned the number-one hits "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy" and became one of the most successful albums of that year, earning her a then record-tying five Grammy Awards.
Life and career, 1981-96: Early life and career beginnings: Knowles was born in Houston, Texas, the daughter of Bahamian-American Mathew Knowles, a professional record manager, and Tina Knowles (nÃ©e BeyincÃ©), a costume designer and hair stylist.