Beyoncé is one of the most iconic artists in the history of popular music. After attending several performing arts schools as a child, she emerged as a teen sensation in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the R&B group Destiny's Child, who would go on to be one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. After the group split in 2005, Beyoncé launched her solo career with her first solo album Dangerously In Love. Her 2008 album I Am... Sasha Fierce spawned several hit singles while winning six Grammy Awards, breaking the record for the most awards won by a female artist in one night. She followed with more groundbreaking albums, 4, Beyoncé and Lemonade, as well as THE CARTERS with her husband JAY-Z. Beyoncé has also starred in several films, such as The Pink Panther, Austin Powers and Dreamgirls.
Has a total of 28 awards and 79 nominations from the Grammy Awards
Made her film debut in 2001 in Austin Powers In Goldmember
The first Black female artist to earn Songwriter of the Year by ASCAP
"Listen" won Best Original Song at the 2007 Critics' Choice Awards
Performed "America the Beautiful" at Barack Obama's 2009 presidential inauguration