Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter

Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter, or better known as Beyonce, is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Beyonce would be considered an African-American figure of musical inspiration because she is the epitome of hard work and dedication. For over 16 years, Beyonce has proven to be an icon in the female music industry, not to mention African-American female music industry. Even through family issues, marriage, and business complications, Beyonce today is one of the leading artists of the millennium and a woman of many talents. Beyonce was born in Texas along with her parents and her younger sister. As a child, she entered many competitions and church choirs which later revealed her love and talent for musical performance. She would compete in talent shows where she would beat kids twice her age with just her vocal range, and later on went to high school that specialized in performing arts. As she grew older, she was entered into a national talent search, and later her dad managed her musical career in a girl group, which later on became known as Destiny’s Child.Beyonce’s musical career wasn’t always as successful as it may have seemed. In fact, before the group was known as Destiny’s Child, they were kicked off record labels and just weren’t good enough. However under new management, the group later on became one of the top girl groups and won many awards. One of their most recognized hits, “Say My Name”, won the Best R;B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and the Best R;B Song at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards. On April 4, 2008, Beyonce married Jay-Z, and unlike most celebrities, to this day they keep most of their private life, well, private, but we can still see them relaxing on the topic in recent years. Beyonce’s first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage, and led o many depressions, but nothing a recording session couldn’t fix. Later, however, Blue Ivy was born, and all became well