Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter née Knowles; born September 4, 1981.

is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Beyoncé performed in various.

singing and dancing competitions as a child. She rose to fame in the late 1990s. 

the lead singer of Destiny's Child, one of the best-selling girl groups of all time.

Their hiatus saw the release of her debut album Dangerously in Love (2003),

which featured the US Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles Crazy in Love Baby Boy.

Following the 2006 disbanding of Destiny's Child, she released her.

second solo album, B'Day, which contained singles IrreplaceableBeautiful Liar. 

Dreamgirls (2006), Obsessed (2009), and The Lion King (2019). 

Her marriage to Jay-Z and her portrayal of Etta James in Cadillac Records (2008).

influenced her third album, I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008), which earned.

record-setting six Grammy Awards in 2010. It spawned the successful singles If I Were a Boy, Single Ladie Halo.

After splitting from her manager and father Mathew Knowles in 2010,

Beyoncé released her musically diverse fourth album 4 in 2011.

She later achieved universal acclaim for her sonically experimental visual albums, 

Beyoncé (2013) and Lemonade (2016), the latter of which was the. 

world's best-selling album of 2016 and the most acclaimed album of her career, 

exploring themes of infidelity and womanism. In 2018, she released Everything Is Love,

collaborative album with her husband, Jay-Z, as the Carters. 

As a featured artist, Beyoncé topped the Billboard Hot 100 with the remixes of.

Perfect by Ed Sheeran in 2017 and "Savage" by Megan Thee Stallion in 2020.

The same year, she released the musical film and visual album Black Is King to widespread acclaim.