The Story of Black African Power Woman in Music: Beyonce Knowles Carter | #VibeweekWCW

24/07/2019

The 37 years old American Singer, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter has grown from Singing, Sonwriting, acting to become one of the most powerful and indeed influential women in Music if not Number one.

The wife of Billionaire Rapper, Jay Z, according to Forbes, is worth 440 Million Dollars as at June 2019.

Beyonce started her career in Music, performing in various singing and dancing competitions as a child, until rising to fame as a lead singer of the R&B Group, Destiny’s Child.

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Managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, the group became one of the best-selling girl groups in history.

Their Hiatus saw Beyonce becoming a solo Artist. Beyonce released her first Solo Album “Dangerously in Love( 2013). Beyonce earned five Grammy Awards from her Debut Solo Album.

Following the break-up of Destiny’s Child in 2006, she released her second solo album, B’Day, which contained her fourth solo number-one hit, “Irreplaceable”, as well as the other top ten singles “Déjà Vu” and “Beautiful Liar”.

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Beyoncé also continued her acting career with starring roles in The Pink Panther (2006), Dreamgirls (2006), and Obsessed (2009). Her marriage to rapper Jay-Z and her portrayal of Etta James in Cadillac Records (2008) influenced her third album, I Am… Sasha Fierce (2008), which saw the introduction of her alter-ego, Sasha Fierce, and earned a record-setting six Grammy Awards in 2010, including Song of the Year for “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”.

Beyoncé took a hiatus from music in 2010 and took over management of her career; her fourth album, 4 (2011), was subsequently mellower in tone, exploring 1970s funk, 1980s pop, and 1990s soul.

Her critically acclaimed eponymous album, released in 2013 with no prior announcement, was distinguished from previous releases by its experimental production and exploration of darker themes. Her sixth album, Lemonade (2016), also received widespread critical acclaim, with many referring to it as her most personal and political work to date, and subsequently became the best-selling album of 2016. In 2018, she released Everything Is Love, a collaborative album with her husband, Jay-Z, as The Carters.

Throughout her career, Beyoncé has sold over 100 million records worldwide as a solo artist and a further 60 million records with Destiny’s Child, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

She is acclaimed for her vocals, music videos, and live concert shows. The Recording Industry Association of America recognized Beyoncé as the Top Certified Artist in America during the 2000s decade. In 2009, Billboard named her the Top Radio Songs Artist of the Decade and the Top Female Artist of the 2000s decade. Among numerous awards and accolades, Beyoncé has won 23 Grammy Awards and is the most nominated woman in the award’s history. She is the most awarded artist at the MTV Video Music Awards, with 24 wins, including the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Beyoncé has also been honored with the Legend Award at the World Music Awards, the Billboard Millennium Award, and the Fashion Icon Award at the CFDA Awards. In 2014, she became the highest-paid black musician in history and was listed among Time‘s 100 most influential people in the world for a second year in a row. Forbes ranked her as the most powerful female in entertainment on their 2015 and 2017 lists, and in 2016, she occupied the sixth place for Time‘s Person of the Year. With the release of Lemonade, Beyoncé became the first and only musical act in Billboard chart history to debut at number one with their first six solo studio albums.

Discography

Studio albums

  • Dangerously in Love (2003)
  • B’Day (2006)
  • I Am… Sasha Fierce (2008)
  • 4 (2011)
  • Beyoncé (2013)
  • Lemonade (2016)

Soundtrack albums

  • Dreamgirls (2006)
  • Cadillac Records (2008)
  • The Lion King: The Gift (2019)

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