Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, actress and songwriter. She became famous for being a lead singer of a popular all-female band Destiny's Child, which is to the day one of the best-selling music bands.
Beyoncé was born September 4, 1981 in Houston, Texas to a family of Celestine "Tina" Knowles and Mathew Knowles. She started performing when she was a child. When she was just eight, she and her childhood girlfriend Kelly Rowland auditioned for and all-girl entertainment group, where the girlfriends met LaTavia Roberson. The original group was called Girl's Tyme.
Beyoncé's solo career is also known to be one of the most successful in modern music industry. Forbes ranked the singer among the most powerful women in entertainment. She is also one of the highest-earning musicians in the world.