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In 2006, Beyonce played Deena Jones, a Diana Ross-based character, in the film adaption of hit Broadway musical, Dreamgirls.
Around 1990, Beyonce' joined the group Girls Tyme. The group had performed in many contests, including Star Search. However, they didn't win the competition. A few of the girls left the group, later, and the girls that were left, including Beyonce', were the future singers of Destiny's child.
In 1997, when Beyonce' was 16 years old, the group, Girls Tyme, was changed to a quatet called Destiny's Child. Their first album was released in 1998 and their second in 1999. After that, the group had become a trio. Beyonce and the other two girls made their third album in 2000. However, Beyonce left the group in 2001, pursuing a solo career that involved some acting as well. After three years of individual solo careers, Beyonce' rejoined with Destiny's Child and they made their fourth album in 2004. Later, in 2005, the group went on a world tour, but in the same year, when they completed the tour, the group decided to disband, as a result of personal conflicts between them. They made their fifth and last album shortly after their big decision.
Beyonce' Giselle Knowles was born on September 4, 1981 in Houston, Texas. She was baptized under her the name, Beyince', as a tribute to her mother's maiden name. Beyonce' has a younger sister named Solange who follows behind her in the entertainment career. As a young girl Beyonce' was shy and had few friends. However, when she was seven, she was enrolled in a music magnet school for ssinging and dancing, she enjoyed being on stage and performing and took an immediate liking to the activity. She immediately overcame her shyness and performed and won in over 30 talent competitions and was also mentioned in the Houston Chronicles as a nominee for the local music award, The Sammy. When she was eight, Beyonce had auditiooned for a part in the young, Afro-Amercan, girls' group, Girls Tyme. This was only the beginning of her new career.
In her career, Beyonce, of course, won many, many awards and honors. A few of these include:
2001-The ASCAP Award-she was the first African American woman and second woman overall to receive this award
2004-Five Grammys for solo efforts
2006-Nine Grammys, Four Billboard Awards, Four MTV Awards, Three Teen Choice Awards, Two MTV Europe Awards, Two ASCAP Awards, Two BET Awards, Two Vibe Awards, Two Soul Train Awards, One VH1 Award, One NAACP Award, One Brit Award, One Capital FM Award, and One People's Choice Award
2007-One Grammy and she was the first woman to receive the International Artsist American Music Award
Beyonce has made many songs and albums, starred in many movies, and won many awards for most of them--and she's still going strong!! Plus she has her own clothing line with her mom! Beyonce doesn't care for comments about her to be discussed. She knows who she is and that no one can stop her from doing what she does best.
''One of the things that kept me out of trouble was doing something creative - creativity can`t be judged.''
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