Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Table of Contents
Beyonce: A Biography Table of Contents
By Audarshia Townsend

Table of Contents

I. Beyonce: A Biography
She’s ‘Irreplaceable’

The Beginning: ‘Sweet Dreams’

Beyoncé Wants To ‘Run The World’

Beyoncé’s ‘Crazy In Love’

Beyoncé in the News

Beyoncé ‘s Best Quotes

Top Beyoncé Trivia

Conclusion

Sources

Further Reading

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Bills. Bills. No” and “Bills. yet they did so in songs like “Say My Name. They were constantly compared to preceding R&B female sensations like The Supremes. That’s because Beyoncé’s dazzling style.” To the chagrin of the others. which was originally comprised of childhood friends Knowles. and overpowering vocals made her bandmates look like backup singers. all- girl group Destiny’s Child. Beyoncé Knowles first grabbed headlines in the late-1990s with the African-American. At that time it was shocking to see teen girls brandish sexuality like weapons with such finesse. No. Hyperink 3 Hyperink . yet this was a new type of girl group. From the birth of her daughter Blue Ivy.Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend She’s ‘Irreplaceable’ It’s fascinating to watch the onslaught of media attention for anything Beyoncé-related.” “No." the over-the-top coverage keeps this mega superstar in the spotlight. to her very first tweet. LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson. Kelly Rowland. exceptional beauty. Beyoncé stood out as Destiny’s Child’s golden girl in the same fashion Diana Ross outshined her cohorts in The Supremes in the 1960s. to the stupendous honor of being named People's “World's 2012 Most Beautiful Woman. En Vogue and Xscape. however.

and “Dreamgirls” (2006). Beyoncé’s always had more va va Hyperink 4 Hyperink . according to VH1 (“Beyoncé Bio”). however. as her lioness mane of golden tresses. Plus.Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Via Flickr When Luckett and Roberson allegedly complained.” as well as a few lawsuits from the original members that quietly went away. in fact. managed the group) and replaced with Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin. Following the shakeups. a hit with the controversial “Bootylicious. styled all the members of the group in similar outfits. Mathew Knowles. they were ousted (her father. and she snagged starring roles as the resident sexpot in MTV’s “Carmen: A Hip Hopera” (2001). That’s when Hollywood came calling. glowing skin. Mrs. Beyoncé eventually emerged as a solo artist in 2001. Eventually DC was whittled down to three—eliminating a disgruntled Franklin—creating the urban legend that the Knowles family was ruthless when it came to anything getting in the way of their daughter becoming a superstar. It was such an obvious choice for her in these roles. Knowles. in flamboyant clothing designed by her mother. Tina Knowles. “Austin Powers in Goldmember” (2002). she was always strategically placed in the center. and spectacularly fit figure always stood out from the others in Destiny’s Child.

as a member of DC as well as a solo artist. Beyoncé and her mother served as the force behind the House of Dereon clothing line. ranging from Britney Spears to Kylie Minogue to even legendary dance great Bob Fosse (in her “Single Girls [Put A Ring On It] choreography). she gets ‘it. According to some reports. what’s kept Beyoncé in the spotlight since those early years with Destiny’s Child goes beyond the fact that she’s a celebrity. The style icon’s a true entertainer—whether she’s on or off the stage—and her fans want more and more of her unpredictable flavor. with Beyoncé. You might say everyone rehearses. she’s strategically kept her personal life fiercely private. with an edge of sophistication. When you’re in rehearsals you work very hard which is exciting. as its “face” when it launched in 2004. but Beyoncé is full-out. Frank Gatson. She’s the poster child for “bootylicious” and her scantily clad performances leave little to the imagination. she is beautiful. Beyoncé said that her father had been responsible for arranging the Libyan concert. that’s gotten more criticism than anything. so it was only a matter of time before the Knowles mass marketed them. of course. Throughout the years. And after 16 Grammys later. According to biography. she has proven that she’s as “irreplaceable” as her hit song of the same name. She decided to drop her father as her manager in March 2011. the pop star’s been accused of “plagiarizing” artists’ dance moves and signature styles. Jay-Z. She comes from a place of love for what she does. particularly when it comes to details about her husband. She does not waste your time in rehearsal. Their outfits were streetwise and sexy. She is nice. But the biggest scandal of all likely led to the dismissal of her father as her manager in 2011. told VH1 (Frank Gatson Speaks On Beyoncé & Rihanna): “Beyoncé is the best in the game because she rehearses. Hyperink 5 Hyperink . But it’s Beyoncé’s raw sexuality.com: “Beyoncé found herself under fire for performing a private concert for Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi on New Year's Eve in 2010. But at the same time.Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend voom. She later donated her fee from the event to help victims of the Haitian earthquake. working harder than the dancers.” Regardless of a scandal here and there. plans and is very creative.’ she is honest. Her creative director.

but not a ***** (she will push you to get the best out of you and I love that sh**) and that makes her a gift to this business and the world. She is a beast on stage and in rehearsal. she’s always in her heels killing it.” Hyperink 6 Hyperink . so fine. She is so gracious. She never complains when it hurts.Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend “Most female dancers and performers don’t love it like her.

Rowland. She moved in when she was five. I've only ever looked at her as a sister. Her dad. Mathew Knowles. And her mother was a hairstylist with a flair for fashion. according to Solange in an article with MSN’s Wonderwall (“Solange on Sister Beyoncé”): “Kelly Rowland actually grew up with us. incidentally. They lived in a predominantly middle-class section of Houston. Hyperink 7 Hyperink .” Many have speculated that Rowland’s tight relationship with the Knowles played a factor in her not being ousted from Destiny’s Child. and best friend Kelly Rowland were encouraged to hone their talents. A star in her own right today. where Beyoncé.Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend The Beginning: ‘Sweet Dreams’ As the song goes from Beyoncé’s highly acclaimed “I Am…Sasha Fierce” album from 2009. and so we have sort of a blended family. her life has been “Sweet Dreams” since childhood. was raised in the Knowles household. her younger sister Solange. was an executive with Xerox before he turned in his corporate card to manage his talented daughter. she’s maintained a close friendship with Beyoncé since those early childhood days.

so I was like. “She just came alive and just had all the confidence. No.com. in Houston.” Destiny’s Child released a “self-titled debut in 1998. 4.com. According to People. in “Beyoncé's Biography. and Mathew Knowles knocked on the door of every record label until he found success with Columbia Records. 'Wow. and High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Beyoncé Giselle Knowles was born on Sept. a music magnet school. she attended St. including “Star Search.Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Via Flickr But before Rowland came to live with the Knowles. Mary's Elementary School. The group eventually morphed into Destiny’s Child. but it helped strengthen their stage presence.biography. According to www.’ with Wyclef Jean. She goes on to say that a string of talent shows. No.” didn’t pan out for Beyoncé’s first group (which included DC’s original members) Gyrl’s Time.” Tina Knowles said in a CBS News interview (“Mom Rocks: Tina Knowles”). Their standout single from the album is a remix of ‘No. who is that?' We encouraged her to do that because it brought out her personality.” When DC original members LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson were dismissed from Hyperink 8 Hyperink . 1981. Parker Elementary School. Her mother described her as “painfully shy” until she got her hands on a microphone—beginning at age seven.

even as Beyoncé’s sister. that also meant the termination of critical childhood friendships (Even though in a recent Essence interview (“LeToya Luckett Shows Kelly and Beyoncé Some Love”). The DC Empire looking back now was very cleverly orchestrated and every member of the team was under a microscope.” She told Ebony (“A Family Affair: Beyoncé & Tina Knowles Launch Fashion Line House of Hyperink 9 Hyperink . and that includes many details from her past. followed in her footsteps with her own music career. The fashions paid homage to Beyoncé's maternal grandmother. I knew all the girls and I saw them progress. which I kind of understand. Normal things teenage kids do.” Locke is one of the few men to go on record as having a relationship with Beyoncé Knowles. They had been friends since age nine. The alleged boyfriend told Destiny’s Child Rumors (“EXCLUSIVE: Lyndell Locke Interview (Beyoncé's Ex)”): “We would go out together. Tina Knowles. or we would eat out. also in 2009. It was ‘puppy’ love. What’s interesting is that the sisters kept their careers relatively separate until 2009.” that also featured hip-hop artist Da Brat (metrolyrics.Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend the group in 2000. Anyone close to those girls. especially Beyoncé at that influential time in her life. … I watched Destiny's Child grow. She’s had a knack for keeping her personal life extremely private. and many blame Mathew Knowles for his daughter’s lack of a normal childhood. but she missed out on many childhood and teen pleasures. Beyoncé has also been famously supportive of Solange’s career. when they recorded the duet. prom or puppy love. “Naove. though a Houston chef named Lyndell Locke has publicly stated that he was her “first” love. as they appeared together in a L’Oreal commercial. I was there when they got their first deal. boys don’t equal focus. Focus. Solange. in 2004 to launch the House of Dereon clothing line for women. Beyoncé collaborated with her mother. I would take her to the movies. No summer camp.com). Focus. Luckett had nothing but praise for Beyoncé and Kelly. Apparently. Whether that was on a personal or working relationship. Mathew Knowles’ legendary “stage dad” presence as Beyoncé’s manager certainly proved to work in her favor as she strived for stardom. was a threat. The starlet’s family unit appeared to be tight knit and supportive. Agnèz Deréon.). who Beyoncé called “their creative inspiration. It was all about Focus. I was a close member to the family even though some people didn’t approve of me being there. when they rehearsed.

however. lush colors. because she said the apparel didn’t reflect her personal style of funkier. in 2010. Beyoncé joined forces with Solange to launch Dereon. “I will say though. 'Can I model that… in my house?’" Hyperink 10 Hyperink . Solange insisted that her decision to leave did not cause friction in the family.” In 2006. they did just do a bedding line that I am extremely in love with and I was like. my grandmother's style.Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Dereon”): “It's been my dream and my mother's dream for a long time. The younger sibling quit.” she told Contact Music (“Solange Didn't Like To Wear Dereon Clothes”). my mother's clothes. We work together so closely that if something's not working out. We wanted to take elements from my grandmother's legacy—the beaded lace. so elegant. fine fabrics—and mix them with clothes from my mother's generation and my generation. … I love the clothes from the '70s. a less-expensive. I love clothes from the '40s. we can be honest about it and there won't be any grudges or issues. casual line targeting younger fashionistas. “That's the great thing about my family. offbeat looks.

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Here’s a list of some of Beyoncé’s greatest achievements with Destiny’s Child and as a solo artist: Grammy Awards Best R&B Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals (“Say My Name” with Destiny’s Child.Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Beyoncé Wants To ‘Run The World’ When Beyoncé thought she had a shot at an Academy Award for her starring role in “Dreamgirls. 2000) Best R&B Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals (“Survivor” with Destiny’s Child. “Who Has An EGOT?”)! Nevertheless.” 2003) Best Contemporary R&B Album (“Dangerously in Love.” If only she knew at the time that Whoopi Goldberg had already completed that task. awards. and more in less than 15 years in the business. 2003) Hyperink 12 Hyperink . 2000) Best R&B Song (“Say My Name” with Destiny’s Child. 2001) Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (“Crazy in Love. and a Grammy.” 2003) Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (“The Closer I Get To You” with Luther Vandross. I already have the Grammys. Beyoncé has still racked up quite an impressive number of accolades. which also included an Emmy award (AOLTV. a Tony.” 2003) Best R&B Song (“Crazy in Love.” she famously said to media outlets such as London’s The Independent (“Beyoncé Knowles: Her Quest For An Oscar”): “I want to be the first black woman to win an Oscar. so I just have two more awards to go.

” 2003) Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (“So Amazing” with Stevie Wonder. 2005) Best Contemporary R&B Album (“B’Day.” 2009) Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance (“At Last. Shakira.” 2009) Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (“Halo.” 2009) Song Of The Year (“Single Ladies [Put A Ring On It].” 2009) Best Female R&B Vocal Performance [Put A Ring On It].” 2006) Best Contemporary R&B Album (“I Am…Sasha Fierce." 2009) Hyperink 13 Hyperink ." 2009) Best Choreography ("Single Ladies [Put A Ring On It].” 2009) Best R&B Song (“Single Ladies [Put A Ring On It]. 2003) Best Choreography ("Crazy in Love. 2006) Most Earth Shattering Collaboration ("Beautiful Liar" ft.Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (“Dangerously in Love 2.” 2003) Best R&B Video ("Crazy in Love.” 2003) Best Female Video ("Naughty Girl. Slim Thug & Bun B. 2007) Best Editing: ("Single Ladies [Put A Ring On It]." 2004) Best R&B Video ("Check it Out" ft.” 2009) Brit Awards Best International Female Artist (2004) ASCAP Pop Music Awards Pop Songwriter of the Year (2001) MTV Video Music Awards Best Female Video ("Crazy in Love.

from her comedic stance in “Austin Powers in Goldmember” to her portrayal as a drug-addled Etta James in “Cadillac Records” (She performed James’ signature song.” a contemporary version of the famed opera by French composer Georges Bize. when she starred in MTV’s “Carmen: A Hip-Hopera.Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Video of the Year ([Put A Ring On It]. She caught the acting bug in 2001.” 2009) Best Choreography ("Run the World [Girls].1 (2003) New R&B Artist (2003) Billboard Millennium Award (2011) NAACP Image Awards Entertainer of the Year (2004) Outstanding Female Artist (2009) Beyoncé’s proven that her talents go beyond singing with a number of meaty movie roles.” at President Barack Obama’s 2009 inaugural ball. “At Last." 2009) People's Choice Award Favorite Female Performer (2004) Billboard Music Awards New Female Artist (2003) Hot 100 Female Artist (2003) Hot 100 Award for Most Weeks at No.). That led to Hyperink 14 Hyperink .” 2003) Best Female (2009) Best Song (“Halo.” 2009) Best Video ("Single Ladies [Put A Ring On It]." 2011) MTV Europe Music Awards Best R&B Award (2003) Best Song of the Year ("Crazy in Love.

and subsequently “The Fighting Temptations” (2003). leads a cafeteria full of kids in a dance routine. while at the same time she is the FIRST LADY!!!! “No matter the pressure and stress of being under the microscope—she’s humble. Clearly. “Beyoncé Joins Michelle Obama's Initiative To Fight Childhood Obesity”). and Venus Williams (86). She’s a caring mother. and in 2011. She builds and nurtures her family. She also ranked at number 18 on Forbes’ World's 100 Most Powerful Women list for her contributions to entertainment and fashion. encouraging them to move their bodies.Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend her starring as Foxxy Cleopatra in “Austin Powers” (2002). Beyoncé released a music video to promote the "Let's Move!" campaign (ABC News. loving. Additionally. she’s a loving wife. which seeks to curb childhood obesity. Beyoncé bounds into a busy cafeteria singing a remix of her song ‘Get Me Bodied. and her influence has even caught the eye of First Lady Michelle Obama. Forbes ranked her 29th on its World's 100 Most Powerful Celebrities list. The only other African-American women to make the list were Oprah Winfrey (2). and according to Forbes (“The Top-Earning Musicians Of 2010”). Beyoncé created the video to promote First Lady Michelle Obama's ‘Let's Move!’ campaign. Serena Williams (84).’ Beyoncé sings with some everyday students turned fierce dancers. “Cadillac Records” (2008).” (Huffington Post. … In the music video. she was the highest-paid female musician in 2010. “The Pink Panther” and “Dreamgirls” (2006). “… Beyoncé. She had a net worth of $87 million at the time.” The First Lady apparently impressed Beyoncé enough for her to write an open letter to FLOTUS on her blog in April 2012: “Michelle is the ultimate example of a truly strong African-American woman. “Tom Cruise To Join Beyoncé In Clint Eastwood's 'A Star Is Born'?“) Beyoncé’s certainly made an impact in the entrepreneurial world as well with lucrative contracts with L’Oreal and Nintendo.’ with words encouraging kids to ‘move your body. Word is that next up she’s set to star opposite Tom Cruise in Clint Eastwood’s reboot of “A Star Is Born. while also looking out for so many Hyperink 15 Hyperink . One of FLOTUS’ biggest concerns is childhood obesity. Beyoncé is a force that should be recognized. clad in short shorts. and “Obsessed” (2009).’ “‘A little sweat ain't never hurt nobody. behind her. and sincere. green knee socks and signature stilettos. and ranked number three.

“Michelle. I am proud to have my daughter grow up in a world where she has people like you to look up to.Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend millions in so many ways. thank you so much for every single thing u do for us.” Mrs. Obama responded back in a tweet: “Thank you for the beautiful letter and for being a role model who kids everywhere can look up to.” Hyperink 16 Hyperink .

I mean. Why all the secrecy? Beyoncé told MTV (“Geniunely In Love”) in a 2007 interview that she stopped talking about her love life after she once told a reporter that she didn't have a boyfriend and it made headlines the next day.' So I (decided) I shouldn't even talk about my personal life. before I was a celebrity I did the same thing. And I know people speculate. so I know people are interested. no other man has come forward claiming a romantic relationship with her—until she started dating hip-hop mogul Jay-Z. "They wanted to make me the most desperate thing in the world. because it just makes it a lot easier. on the cover everywhere: 'Beyoncé is lonely. and I know people wonder.Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Beyoncé’s ‘Crazy In Love’ Other than Beyoncé’s alleged teenage boyfriend Lyndell Locke. We need to find her a boyfriend. It was like. But even that coupling was kept under wraps for at least a few years before it went public. and I respect that and understand that because I've always wondered about people." Hyperink 17 Hyperink .

Their romance can be best described as a modern-day “Beauty & The Beast” tale: The glamorous Beyoncé created empowering songs of independent women in love. plus Kelly Rowland. Beyoncé wore a voluminous white gown. and Gwyneth Paltrow. including their families. but they were determined to make it work. where a white tent was erected in the basketball-court-size living room. ‘Beyoncé. while the hardcore Jay-Z rapped about hard life in the ‘hood and hustling. penthouse. Beyoncé Knowles and Sean “Jay-Z” Carter wed April 4. There were 40 guests. Inside Jay-Z's newly renovated 13.’ “Then it was time to party. including her father’s. who had 70. with no maid of honor and no best man. ‘It was a really pure. according to People (“Beyoncé and Jay-Z Are Married”): “The vows were a streamlined affair. They were not the ideal pair in many people’s eyes. "We don't play with our relationship. white wedding.’ says florist Amy Vongpitaka. in a super-secret ceremony at his New York penthouse. ‘it looked like a palace.’ says a source. while Jay-Z suited up in a black tux.’ Adds another source: ‘It was just Hyperink 18 Hyperink .Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Via Flickr Most have speculated that the talented couple had been dating since 2002 as they worked on the “Dangerously in Love” album together. Michelle Williams (from Destiny’s Child). ‘looked beautiful." Jay-Z told People in 2004.-ft.000 white dendrobium orchids flown in from Thailand.500-sq. 2008.

One of them is always touring. I wondered to myself if Jay would return the favor. the couple was named Ebony’s “Music’s Most Powerful Couple” (necolebitchie. Gorgeous. always in the studio.” Hyperink 19 Hyperink . Opulent.Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend beautiful. after all. When they climb off the couch from beneath their favorite cashmere throws or disembark from their yachts. even if that meant Beyoncé coming on the road. and gave insight to readers of what it was like to be them: “For all their might as solo power players. Adds another source: ‘There was a first dance. and it was extremely emotional and beautifully orchestrated.’ As for the jubilant groom. they work as if James Brown were their boss.’ says a guest. I was touched by the fact that they were committed to scheduling real time together. the true definition of a power couple. ‘neither of them performed. when Jay was on summer tour. but everyone danced to a lot of hip- hop and oldies. including Jackson 5 and Whitney Houston. ‘he smoked very expensive cigars all night.’ says the source. always somewhere making kinds of multimillion dollar-deals that keep them on the Forbes list.’ “During the reception.” In 2011. with the party carrying on until nearly 5 in the morning.com. when it was her turn to head out on her first major international tour as a solo artist. playing cards with a robed Beyoncé. They sit around in their pajamas and watch cable and snuggle. their relationship is remarkably free of drama. occasionally gracing the stage to perform one of their collabos. be the ultimate fantasy. The very nature of such circumstances proves that they are. which may. But that September. ready to return the backing and join her onstage if need arose. “Shortly after they’d become serious. Jay was backstage in her dressing room. “A Look Inside Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s Relationship”). indeed. Powerful women have no problem supporting their partners’ dreams so demonstratively.

W. a subject he has abandoned since marrying Beyoncé in 2008.” Hyperink 20 Hyperink . and be available when he needs them). Jay says all hip-hop needs now is love.” he told the Wall Street Journal. name- checking two of the most iconic hip-hop records of the past 15 years.A.” Even N. ‘ "We have to find our way back to true emotion.’ ” Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s seemingly easy relationship is even awed and envied by their colleagues. This is going to sound so sappy. “I’d love to have what Jay and Beyoncé have. In fact. I need to know they like me for real. as he’s regretted past derogatory lyrics about women (Essence. including rap mogul and party boy Sean “Puffy” Combs. "'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” was all about love. Andre 3000. stay away from his money. but love is the only thing that stands the test of time.Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Via Flickr Beyoncé’s positive outlook has apparently had an effect on Jay-Z’s music. I don’t woo them with flowers.” Combs told London’s Mirror newspaper in 2011 (“3am's Sarah Tetteh's amazing weekend with Diddy”). “The Love Below. “My ideal woman has to have intellect and soul.—at its core —that was about love for a neighborhood. “Jay-Z Regrets Past Lyrics about Women”): “The lyrics to ‘Big Pimpin'’ describe Jay-Z's troubled relationship with women (in short: He wants them to look good. who admitted that he’d finally get married if he could find his own Beyoncé.

offering fans insight into her personal life: CBS News (“Beyoncé Shares Personal Photos on New Website”) Huffington Post (“Beyoncé Tumblr: Singer Releases Personal Photos On Website”) MTV (“Beyoncé Launches New Website Packed With Personal Pics”) Hyperink 21 Hyperink .Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Beyoncé in the News Beyoncé is named People's “World's 2012 Most Beautiful Woman" and causes a worldwide stir among media outlets: Fox News (“People Names Beyoncé 'World's Most Beautiful Woman': Who's Your Pick for Most Beautiful Woman?”) The Guardian (“Beyoncé's Earth Mother Image Shows Fake Authenticity at Work”) Huffington Post (“Beyoncé's 'Most Beautiful Woman' Title: The Strategy Behind People's Cover”) MTV (“Beyoncé Named People's Most Beautiful Woman”) Washington Post (“People magazine's 'Most Beautiful'”) Beyoncé gives birth: ABC News (“Beyoncé and Jay-Z Welcome Baby Girl”) Billboard (“Beyoncé Gives Birth To a Baby Girl”) The New York Times (“After Beyoncé Gives Birth. Patients Protest Celebrity Security at Lenox Hill Hospital”) Us Magazine (“Beyoncé Gives Birth: Inside Her Chaotic Hospital Stay”) Washington Post (“Beyoncé Gives Birth to Daughter Blue Ivy Carter”) Beyoncé launches new website.

Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Reuters (“Beyoncé Shares Family Photos on New Fan Website”) An Open Letter From Beyoncé To First Lady Michelle Obama: ABC News (“Beyoncé Pens Love Letter to Michelle Obama”) CBS News (“Beyoncé Writes Public Thank You to Michelle Obama”) The Daily Mail (“'The Ultimate Strong African American Woman': Michelle Obama Tweets Her Praise for Beyoncé”) Huffington Post (“Beyoncé Pens Letter of Appreciation to Michelle Obama”) Hyperink 22 Hyperink .

is unbelievable." (Elle) Destiny’s Child put “bootylicious” on the mainstream media’s radar in 2001. You should be thinking about building up your character and having fun and the song was just telling everyone just forget what people are saying. and I just feel so inspired and so proud. her grace." (Yahoo Voices) Beyoncé has always claimed to be very shy. Sasha: "When I'm onstage (as Sasha)." she told “Good Morning America” correspondent Robin Roberts after her performance. she channels her uninhibited alter-ego. and (Barack Obama) was born for this. "I can't even describe to you how I felt. Beyoncé responded: "Diana Ross is a big inspiration to all of us. and curvaceous women everywhere got a boost of confidence. We all grew up watching everything about her—her mike placement.” (Top 10 Best) Beyoncé sang “At Last” for the first dance at President Obama’s inauguration ball." (MTV) Beyoncé and Jay-Z had no idea the multi-award winning “Crazy in Love” would be such a Hyperink 23 Hyperink . and her class. That's all. I have the stilettos." Beyoncé told Elle. There are just certain people in the world that God touches. I'm just so proud of my country. the pressure to be thin. at the time. Beyoncé confessed that the song was a way for her to feel better about her own body image: “I wrote ‘Bootylicious’ because.Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Beyoncé ‘s Best Quotes At the onset of their career. I'd gained some weight and the pressure that people put you under. And he was born to lead us. It's a celebration of curves and a celebration of women's bodies. "I'm actually right now fighting back tears because it's just so emotional. the attitude. the hair. "I'm fearless and I can say anything. the members of Destiny’s Child were always compared to the legendary Motown girl group. but when she’s onstage. The Supremes. her style. I was just 18 and you shouldn't be thinking about that. you're bootylicious.

” “There were so many rumors about me being pregnant every three months for the past couple of years—I thought the best way and classiest way was to just show it.Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend major hit: “‘Crazy in Love’ was another one of those classic moments in pop culture that none of us expected.” (Washington Post) Hyperink 24 Hyperink . actually. It still never gets old.” Beyoncé told “Access Hollywood. I dreamt it. no matter how many times I sing it. I asked Jay to get on the song the night before I had to turn my album in —thank God he did.” (Top 10 Best) The starlet debuted her pregnant tummy to the world on MTV’s VMAs in 2011: “You know.

(Huffington Post) If Beyoncé and Jay-Z are in New York on a Sunday night. Beyoncé confessed to Glamour that she was terrified of childbirth.” (Elle) Her favorite artists are Stevie Wonder and Wyclef Jean. (thedailymeal. No” respectively. (Beyoncé ibdm) As a child. and she had the opportunity to record two hit songs with both: “So Amazing” and “No. Beyoncé charged her parents’ houseguests $5 each to watch her perform. (People) Hyperink 25 Hyperink . (Glamour) Her favorite place for seafood in her hometown of Houston is Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen.com) Jay-Z prefers his wife in flats and no makeup. (Voices Yahoo) Beyoncé’s favorite food is Popeye’s Fried Chicken. and she loved it so much that she reportedly owned a VIP card to the fast-food chain to eat there for free for life. (Fit Sugar) Before she had her daughter. No. but it wasn’t fun. in Brooklyn. so she's literally running towards her next goal. (American Way) Her childhood cat was named Master P. Blue Ivy. (New York Post) She will never go on the Master Cleanse diet again: “I did it to lose weight really fast. chances are they’ll be scarfing down $18 thin-crust pizza at their favorite spot. (Huffington Post) The singer keeps a painting of an Oscar at the gym. Lucali’s.Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Top Beyoncé Trivia She craved bananas in ketchup when she was pregnant. and she has taken many visitors there. after the rap star. There are healthier ways to lose weight—I wouldn’t recommend it.

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she will not follow the current trends in pop music for the second album. the media and her fans will continue to find her irresistible and.” she’s planning a tour and two album releases (including a soundtrack for “A Star is Born." (singer-songwriter Ryan Tedder.’” To generate buzz. (With) Beyoncé. of course. her team held a contest in February 2012 at beyonceonline. irreplaceable. she's the best. ‘Without question. but so far it has worked as mainstream media is hanging on to her every post about professional and private moments. And as long as she doesn’t go overboard.Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Conclusion Now that Beyoncé‘s snapped up the coveted People's “World's 2012 Most Beautiful Woman" title. she's ridiculous. “4”: “‘She's not interested in 2012. The winner was Polish native Jimek (hear his remix right here). (she's interested in) what's (going to sound good for) 2013.000 and a chance to remix the single “End of Times” from the upcoming “4” album. Beyoncé has joined twitter as well as created a blog at iam. you just let her go. who is working on her next album) revealed. Hyperink 27 Hyperink . In addition to working on Clint Eastwood’s version of “A Star is Born. As with most high-profile celebrities.”) According to the Los Angeles Times (“Beyoncé plotting two albums for 2012?”).com to connect directly with fans. the possibilities are limitless for the shining star who’s still in her prime. That’s a different strategy for the notoriously private star. she steers the ship.com to win $4.beyonce.

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Just Asking: Decoding Jay-Z Hyperink 29 Hyperink . Beyoncé's Father Fires Back at Aretha Franklin Shape. Ginuwine on Aaliyah & Beyoncé People.Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography Beyonce: A Biography By Audarshia Townsend Further Reading www.com Hello Beautiful.Beyoncé online. Detox and Cleanse Diets: Should You Try These Popular Celeb Diets? The Wall Street Journal.

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