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Name: Beyonce                                                                         
Birth name: Beyonce Giselle Knowles                                                   
Born: 4 September 1981 Houston, Texas, United States                                   
Beyonce Giselle Knowles (born September 4, 1981) is                                   
an American R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, music video director,             
actress, dancer, and fashion designer. Knowles rose to fame as the creative           
force and lead singer of the R&B girl group Destiny's Child, the world's best-selling 
female group of all time.                                                             
After a series of commercially successful releases with the group, Knowles             
released her debut solo album, Dangerously in Love, in June 2003. The album           
became one of the biggest commercial successes of the year, topping the albums         
charts in the United States and the United Kingdom. It also spawned the number-one     
singles "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy" and earned Knowles five Grammy Awards in       
a single night in 2004. Knowles' second album B'Day was released worldwide on         
September 4, 2006, coinciding with her twenty-fifth birthday. The album spawned       
the UK number-one singles "DejĂ  Vu" and "Beautiful Liar", as well as the             
worldwide hit "Irreplaceable". It also earned Knowles her seventh solo Grammy         
Award (she has won ten in total).                                                     
Knowles also achieved success in the film industry, starring in such Hollywood         
films as the 2006 comedy The Pink Panther and the 2006 musical film Dreamgirls,       
which earned her two Golden Globe Award nominations—one for acting and other for     
the song "Listen".