Beyoncé
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Beyoncé

Beyoncé Biography (Wikipedia)

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter ( bee-YON-say; born September 4, 1981) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of Destiny's Child, one of the best-selling girl groups in history. During their hiatus, she made her theatrical film debut with a role in the US box-office number-one Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) and recorded her first solo album, Dangerously in Love (2003), which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. It also featured the US Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy".

Following the disbandment of Destiny's Child in 2006, she released her second solo album, B'Day, which contained the US number-one single "Irreplaceable" as well as the UK number-one singles "Déjà Vu" and "Beautiful Liar". Beyoncé continued her acting career with starring roles in The Pink Panther (2006), Dreamgirls (2006), and Obsessed (2009). Her marriage to rapper Jay-Z and her portrayal of Etta James in Cadillac Records (2008) influenced her third album, I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008), which earned a record-setting six Grammy Awards in 2010. It spawned the UK number-one single "If I Were a Boy" and the US number-one single "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)". After splitting from her manager and father Mathew Knowles in 2010, she released 4 (2011), which was influenced by 1970s funk, 1980s pop, and 1990s soul. Beyoncé received widespread critical acclaim for her albums, Beyoncé (2013) and Lemonade (2016); the latter became the world's best-selling album of 2016. She became the first and only music act in the Billboard 200 chart history to debut at number one with their first six solo studio albums. In 2018, she released Everything Is Love, a collaborative album with her husband, Jay-Z, as the Carters.

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Hold Up (Clean)
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Run The World (Girls)
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Run The World (Girls)
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Runnin' (Lose It All)
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Runnin' (Lose It All)
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Halo
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Halo
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Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
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Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
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Party (feat. André 3000)
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Party (feat. André 3000)
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Hymn For The Weekend (feat. Beyoncé)
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Hymn For The Weekend (feat. Beyoncé)
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Crazy In Love
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Crazy In Love
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Drunk in Love (feat. JAY-Z)
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Drunk in Love (feat. JAY-Z)
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BROWN SKIN GIRL (feat. Wizkid, SAINt JHN & Blue Ivy Carter)
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BROWN SKIN GIRL (feat. Wizkid, SAINt JHN & Blue Ivy Carter)
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Crazy in Love (feat. JAY-Z)
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Crazy in Love (feat. JAY-Z)
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End Of Time
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End Of Time
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Irreplaceable
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Irreplaceable
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All Night
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All Night
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Diva
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Before I Let Go
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Before I Let Go
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Single Ladies
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Single Ladies
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If I Were A Boy
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If I Were A Boy
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MOOD 4 EVA
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MOOD 4 EVA
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7/11 (Noy Remix)
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7/11 (Noy Remix)
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Glastonbury: 2011
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2011-06-26T20:00:05
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2011
Glastonbury: 2011

Glastonbury: 2011

Worthy Farm, Pilton
Live Lounge: Beyoncé
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BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
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2008
Live Lounge: Beyoncé

Live Lounge: Beyoncé

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London

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