Holds the record for most Grammys (6) won in a single night by a female artist (a record shared with Adele who has also won 6)
September 4, 1981 in Houston, Texas
Attended The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston
Childhood and Early Career Influences:
High School and Career with Destiny's Child:
Having past acting experience in the movie Goldmember, Beyoncé was praised for her role in the 2006 movie Dreamgirls in which she portrayed a singer in stature similar to Diana Ross. While shooting this film, Beyoncé realized her love of acting: "I fell in love with doing films when I did Dreamgirls. That was the first time that I really felt like I acted."
She later portrayed yet another famous singer, Etta James, in the movie Cadillac Records in 2008.
With her track "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) from her 2008 album I Am...Sasha Fierce, Beyoncé won 6 of the 10 Grammys she was nominated for.
On April 4, 2008, Beyoncé married her long-time boyfriend Shawn Carter (Jay-Z). The ceremony was private, mirroring her attitude towards her marriage. She has been known in interviews to not mention her husband's name when asked about him.
In August of 2011, Beyoncé announced at the MTV Video Music Awards that she was expecting a baby. In his 2012 song "Glory," Jay-Z insinuated that Beyoncé had been pregnant once before, but suffered a miscarriage. On January 7, 2012, Beyoncé gave birth to her first child, Blue Ivy Carter at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.
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