Beyoncé is the only artist in the world to have won no less than 16 Grammy Awards in his career. She began her career as a bandleader and founding member of the girl group Destiny’s Child, the famous R & B trio, along with cousin Kelly Rowland and singer Michelle Williams. In 2003 gets hit solo publishing, during a break in the group, her first album Dangerously in Love, from which come the hits Crazy in Love and Baby Boy, along with the well-known singer Sean Paul. After the band split in 2006 she released her second album, B’Day, released at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and producer of hits like Deja Vu, Beautiful Liar and Irreplaceable.
In 2008 she released her third album, I Am … Sasha Fierce including If I Were a Boy, Halo and Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It). Her fourth album, called for the note 4, was released in 2011 after a few months off and coinciding with her pregnancy; the best-known songs of this is Run the World (Girls), Best Thing I Never Had and Love on Top, came directly to the position 20 of the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the second highest debut, managed to get like his predecessors to 1 position on the Billboard 200. In 2013, the fifth-titled album of the singer “Beyoncé” surprise and reach the first position with only three days. The most famous songs are: Drunk In Love, Partition, Pretty Hurts and Flawless.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified Beyoncé as the artist with the most certifications of the decade. Worldwide she has sold over 118 million albums (including 60 million with Destiny’s Child) and over 50 million singles. In 2010, with over 10 nominations has won 6 Grammy, entering the record for “Greatest amount of Grammys won by a female artist in one night.” The most important US music magazine Billboard named her the Female Artist of the Decade 2000-2010; The British newspaper The Guardian named her Artist of the Decade, while Crazy In Love was chosen as song of the Decade by the magazine New Musical Express.
In November 2011, according to Scottish Television STV, Beyoncé appears to be the highest paid artist in the world with performances that have touched the figure of £ 71,040 per minute. Another record for the singer arrives in February 2013, when the GQ Magazine elects Beyoncé sexiest woman of the 21st century, allowing it to appear on the cover of the month.
In addition to her musical career, Beyoncé is an actress and fashion designer: her performance in the film Dreamgirls has reserved two Golden Globe nomination; in 2005 she created his own fashion line, the House of Deréon and in 2010 also his own line of perfumes. In 2008 she married rapper Jay-Z, from who, in January 2012 she had a daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.