Beyonce Family, Biography, Career, and Achievements
Beyonce Family- One of the American singer, songwriter, performer and actress is Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter who is famous as Beyoncé. She has won 22 Grammy Awards. She is the most nominated woman in the award’s history. Forbes ranked her as the most powerful female in entertainment on their 2015 and 2017 lists. In 2016 she occupied the sixth place for Time’s Person of the Year.
Beyonce is a winningly beautiful woman, that why it is so hard to believe that her dating history is incredibly short. In her young years, she dated Lyndall Locke, whom she met in her teens. They attended the same church. After 10 years of incredible love, the couple separated. “I felt, I was too simple for her”, Lyndall told in an interview. “She needed someone to put her to the next level”, he added.
Soon Beyonce met such a man. It was a popular rapper Jay-Z. They sang together in 2002. Then their song “Crazy Love” reached the highest positions in the music charts. The chemistry between the two performers was obvious. The rumors about their affair circulated in the press. Finally, In April 2008 Beyonce appeared in public with a huge wedding ring on her finger. It turned out, she secretly married her boyfriend of many years Jay Z. What do we know about the main man in the singer’s life?
He was born as Shawn Corey Carter in one of New York boroughs and was the youngest of 4 kids in the family of Gloria Carter and Adnes Reeves. His parents divorced when the boy was just 11 years old. From that moment he was raised by a single mother, who worked extremely hard to feed the family. “I was very close as a teenager”, Jay-Z later opened up in his interview to the New York Times. Probably, those childhood traumas caused his marriage infidelity (Beyonce’s album “Lemonade” deals with the topic of her husband’s extramarital love affairs).
Shawn attended Technical Education High School, and at first, was a good pupil. But then the unhealthy environment consumed him totally, and the teenager started to use drugs and got prone to violence. Rap was his creative outlet. He started to rap with his friend, who named himself “Jay-O”. Having taken the stage moniker “Jay-Z”, the young man recorded a number of singles with his pal.
Jay-Z’s big break took place in 1996 when in collaboration with his friends he founded his own record label and released the first album “Reasonable Doubt”. As for now, the rapper boasts with 13 studio albums, all of which got platinum status. In addition, he is a skillful entrepreneur, who operates the business in various areas of society – fashion, beverages, real estate, and others.
Together with Beyonce, he brings up three kids.
It’s not an easy thing to be a celebs’ kid, and Blue Ivy Carter knows it. The girl doesn’t have too much of personal space, because each her movement is photographed and documented.
The first daughter of two music icons, Beyonce and Jay Z, has become a sensation much earlier than she was born.
During MTV Video Music Awards ceremony Beyonce announced great news – she was going to become a mother. Blue Ivy’s birth was the most expecting event of the year. The child was born on a cold winter day in New York. Beyonce decided to give birth to her first baby through a planned C-section.
Immediately after her birth, the girl found a lot of famous friends, who welcomed her through Instagram. Thus, Rihanna, Gwyneth Paltrow, and other celebs shared congrats posts through Instagram.
Blue Ivy made her signing debut, being still an infant. Her father devoted his daughter a song “Glory”, where he inserted a few seconds of his daughter’s cries and heartbeat.
As for now, Ivy is a school girl. Her father takes her to school in his car almost every day. She is an Instagram star, but she doesn’t have an account yet – her mother posts the pics of her sweet girl all the time.
The child has already gained popularity as the fashion star. Her clothes cost thousands of dollars, and reputable kids designers create dresses especially for her.
Ivy is a great dancing enthusiast, so probably, she would follow her mother’s pace in the future.
Sir Carter is the only son of a diva Beyonce and her husband Jay Z. The boy is one of the twins; he was born on June, 13 in 2017. In February that very year, his famous mom announced her pregnancy through Instagram and shared her “belly-photos”.
Being in her mother’s belly, Carter appeared at the Grammy Awards, where his mother performed, in spite of being pregnant. His coming was honored by both of his parents, who recorded a song, named “Shining” for him and his twin sister Rumi.
The boy got such an unusual name for his “too solid look”, as his father Jay-Z told in his interview to Rap Radar
Like her twin brother, Rumi was born on a hot summer day in one of LA clinics. She got her rare name after the Muslim poet Jalaluddin Rumi.
The girl’s mother posted the pic of her twins in Instagram soon after their birth. Thus, two small babies got millions of congrats on their entering this world from numerous people worldwide.
In summer, 2018 Rumi in the company of her siblings, parents and paternal grandmother traveled on the yacht around Europe. Of course, her mother made cute pics with her twins and shared them through Instagram.
Mathew Knowles is Beyonce’s father, who played an important role in her life. As some of Beyonce’s old friends say, she managed to achieve her stardom only due to his father, who wisely managed her career. But a lot of drama is in the singer’s relationship with her dad.
Mr. Knowles was born in Gadsden, Alabama. He grew up in the family of Lue Helen and Matthew Q. Knowles. After school, the teen boy entered Fisk University, where he majored in numerous disciplines, including arts, economics and business administration.
At the initial stage of his career, he sold office equipment. Around that time he met Tina Knowles and married her on January 5, 1980. They welcomed two daughters – Beyonce and Solange.
In 2011 the singer announced, that she stopped collaboration with Mathew. The first reason for such decision was his illegitimate son and the second reason was Mr. Knowls financial irregularities.
Tina is known as the mother of a pop star Beyonce and her younger sister Solange. In addition, she is an ex-wife of a music manager Mathew Knowles, current wife of an actor Richard Lawson and a stepmother of an actress Bianca Lawson.
Tina was born in Galveston, TX. She has 6 older siblings. The woman has always been interested in fashion and beauty. At the age of 19, she started the career of a makeup artist but later put it on hold, when her parents got sick. During some time she earned her living as a choreographer, but later returned to the activity of a beauty specialist.
In 1980 she wedded Mathew Knowles. At first, the woman devoted all her time to her daughter’s upbringing. Then she opened a beauty salon Houston. When her daughter cooperated with other girls and founded the band “Destiny’s Child”, Tina helped them with the stage image – she created costumes for the girls and made their hair. In 2002 Mrs. Knowles published a book, where she shared the secrets of the band’s style.
In 2009 Beyonce’s mother knew, that her husband Mathew cheated her with an actress Alexsandra Wright and even had a son with her. She couldn’t forgive her man’s infidelity and filed for divorce. It was finalized in 2011.
Mathew Knowles opened up in his recent interview, that he is proud of his two girls. No wonder, because both of his daughters managed to become popular singers. The girl with an unusual name Solange Piaget Knowles was born in Houston. In her early years, she admired her beautiful sister Beyonce and decided to pursue the same career. No need to say, that her father, who had already become a renowned music manager to that moment, helped her younger child to start.
At first, Solange sang in a duo with other popular music artists, like Kelly Rowland. Then she released her debut album “Solo Star”. The album didn’t become platinum or even gold, but it gained some popularity. Solange co-produced and co-wrote most of the singles. More than 112, 000 copies of the disk were sold in the USA. It occupied the 49th position in Billboard Hot 100.
As for now, the singer can boast with 3 studio albums. Unfortunately, she had to put her music career on hold. The singer was diagnosed with the autonomic nervous system disorder.
Except for signing, she pursued careers of a model and an actress. Solange starred in the movie “Johnson Family Vacation” and in some TV series.
The woman is very close to the older sister and her husband Jay Z. In his interview, the rapper told, that he treats her not as his wife’s, but as his own sister.
As for now, Solange Knowles is married to a director Alan Ferguson. Previously she was married to Daniel Smith, with whom she has a son.
Beyonce’s Half Brother
In spite of the fact, that small Nixon is the half-brother of a superstar Beyonce, his life can hardly be called happy. He was born by an actress Alexsandra Wright, who is celebrated by a small role in the crime drama “Baby Boy”.
She dated a married father Mathew Knowles during a year and a half and had a son Nixon with him. At first, the rich music manager refused to support his son and ex-lover financially. But he had to change his mind after a paternity test.
Nixon’s mother asked Tina Knowles through mass media to forgive her.
Beyonce’s Half Sister
Mathew Knowles cheated his wife Tina with numerous mistresses. One of them, TaQoya Branscomb, gave birth to his daughter Koi.
Like in case of his first extramarital child, Mathew didn’t want to confess, that he was a girl’s father. TaQoya, an ex-model, took him to the court. The man was obliged to do a paternity test, which proved, that he was Koi’s daddy. He pays the child’s support to his daughter’s mother but doesn’t cross his ways with a girl.
Koi has an Instagram account. Not long ago she became a school pupil.
The girls changed the name of the group to Destiny’s Child in 1993 and released their self-titled debut album in 1997. The album had the song ‘No, No, No’ which became their first major hit.
Their second album, ‘The Writing’s on the Wall’ was out in 1999. It spawned the group’s first No.1 single, ‘Jumpin’ Jumpin’ and also the super hit songs ‘Bills Bills Bills’ and ‘Say My Name’. The album sold more than 8 million copies worldwide.
Their third album, ‘Survivor’ was an even bigger success than its predecessors. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and earned the group several Grammy Award nominations. The singles ‘Survivor’ and ‘Bootylicious’ became very popular.
Motivated by the success of her girls’ group, Beyonce embarked on a solo career with her debut solo album, ‘Dangerously in Love’ in 2003. The songs included uptempo and ballads inspired by R&B and soul genres with elements of hip hop and Arabic music. The album was a huge hit which established her as a solo star.
She released her next album, ‘B’Day’ on her 25th birthday, 4 September 2006. The music style of the album is borrowed from a range of styles like funk, hip hop and R&B that were popular during the 1970s-80s. The album was reviewed very positively.
She featured in a combination of slow and midtempo pop and R&B ballads, and more upbeat electropop and Europop genres in her next album ‘I Am… Sasha Fierce’ in 2008. The album sold over eight million copies worldwide. She embarked on the ‘I Am… World Tour’ in March 2009 which consisted of 108 shows.
In bringing out her album ‘4’ in 2011, she also served as the executive producer and co-writer. She attempted to bring traditional R&B back to contemporary music. The album was very well received by music critics.
She has won 17 Grammy Awards from 46 nominations, becoming the third most honored woman in Grammy History. Her most recent Grammy win is for Best Traditional R&B Performance for the song ‘Love on Top’ in 2013.