She was born Beyoncé Giselle Knowles.
Destiny's Child was an American girl group whose final and best-known line-up comprised Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams.
She made her film debut in Austin Powers in Goldmember, playing FBI agent Foxxy Cleopatra who goes undercover as a disco singer.
Dangerously in Love debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 317,000 copies in its first week.
"Halo" was certified quadruple-platinum in Australia, and double-platinum in Spain and the US.
In 2006, Beyoncé introduced her all-female tour band Suga Mama which includes bassists, drummers, guitarists, horn players, keyboardists and percussionists.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z married in a private ceremony on April 4, 2008.
In 1997, "Killing Time" was featured on the soundtrack of Men in Black.
The film, which explores the musical era from the early 1940s to the late 1960s, features Beyoncé as Etta James.
True Star was created by using top perfume notes of honeysuckle, sweet pea, cereal, wheat notes, and rice pudding.