Hits : No, No, No
The Writing's on the Wall
Say My Name
Hits: Baby Boy
Crazy In Love
Hits: Deja Vu
Beyonce, alias Beyonce Giselle Knowles (origines françaises), débute dans le groupe féminin Destiny Child par une participation sur la BOF de Men In Black avec le titre Killing Time.
En 98, elles enregistrent leur 1er single No, No, No, qui comporte une version avec Wyclef Jean (des Fugees). Cette collaboration va leur permettre de se faire connaître du grand public, en assurant la 1ère partie du rappeur.
En 99, Destiny's Child sort son 2ème album qui connaît un succès international, The Writing's on the Wall. Leader de Destiny's Child alignant tubes sur hits aux côtés de Kelly Rowland et Michelle Williams.
Dernier trimestre 2000, les Destiny's Child, qui ne sont plus que trois, participent à la BO de Charlie et les drôles de dames, puis sortent 2 albums en 2001, Survivor et 8 Days Of Christmas, enchainant tubes R&B revendicateurs de la cause féminine mais sexy et dénudées au possible : Say my name", "Independent Women", "Survivor" et "Loosing My Breathe".
En 2002, elles sortent un album de remixes, This Is the Remixes.
Production pour MTV à travers une Carmen post-moderne et sexy à souhait donnant la réplique, dans un hip-hopera dynamique, à Wyclef et Da Brat.
Elle enchaine avec le rôle au cinéma de Foxxy Cleopatra dans Austin Power in Goldmember, l'un des blockbusters mondial de l'année 2003, occasion de sortir son Dangerously in Love, son 1er album solo sort à l'été 2003, avec Jay-Z (présent sur "1999- The New Master" de Prince.
"Naughty girl" et l'impeccable "Crazy in love" uptempo old school.
Beyoncé vient du Hip hop et ses invités aussi (Missy Elliott, Jay Z, Big Boi, Sean Paul...). C'est "Baby boy" qui oscille entre vibes hindous et son ragga ou le flow de Missy sur le surprenant "Signs".
En 2004, la reine R&B à la plastique et aux vocalises irréprochables, se paye un duo de légende lors des American Music Awards avec Prince.
Born in 1981 to a loving family in Houston, Texas, Beyonce (rhymes with fiance) Giselle Knowles showed great talent on Sundays at church. Every weekend, she tuned her voice by doing soulful hymns with the congregation and then moved on to opera classes, in which she was classically trained.
At 8 years old, she met LaTavia Robertson while auditioning for a girls musical group and Matthew Knowles, Beyonce's manager and father, later paired the two with LeToya Luckett.
In 1992, cousin Kelly Rowland joined the group, and they performed together on Star Search. Destiny's Child was born.
In 1997, "No, No, No" became their first official single, and they got off to a big start as the track went multi-platinum.
If critics were impressed with this new R&B group's success, they were absolutely floored when The Writing's on the Wall hit stores in 1999. DC, led by the incomparable Beyonce, had top ten hits within the year: "Jumpin, Jumpin," "Say My Name" and "Bills, Bills, Bills" and their single "Independent Women Part 1," off the Charlie's Angels soundtrack.
Shortly after the announcement of five Grammy nominations at the 2001 awards show and the excitement of the unbelievable record sales, LeToya and LaTavia left the group. Destiny's Child became whole again with the arrival of Michelle Williams, and, for a short stint only, backup singer Farrah Franklin.
Now a trio, Destiny's Child's third album, Survivor, which debuted in the spring of '01, garnered a whole new set of hits, like "Bootylicious" and the title track.
After all this success, the group's three talented sistas decided to try their hands at solo careers before investing their time in another Destiny's Child album. To no one's surprise, Beyonce has captured the bulk of the spotlight with her sex appeal and strong vocals. Even before her first album was organized, she had a hit with Jay-Z (remixer on 1999-The New Master by Prince) called "Bonnie and Clyde '03" and was cracking up audiences with her big-screen debut alongside Mike Myers in Austin Powers in Goldmember.
2003, Beyonce released her solo hit debut album Dangerously In Love.
Beyonce displayed a versatile style with this solo effort, creating the club hit "Baby Boy," the pop success "Crazy In Love" and the soulful "The Closer I Get To You" with Luther Vandross. Like her work in Destiny's Child, Beyonce wrote or co-wrote many of the tracks and performed her heart out on award shows to get the word out to a huge audience. She has emerged as a diva. At 2004's Grammy ceremony, Beyonce took away five awards and was the biggest winner of the night and offered the world a legendary duet with her heroe Prince that evening.
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