Beyonce Knowles is an American singer and actress born in 1981 in Houston, Texas. She was the lead singer of the R&B group Destiny’s Child in late 90’s to early 2000’s. Under the management of her father Matthew Knowles, the group released the albums Destiny’s Child, The Writing’s on the Wall, Survivor, 8 Days of Christmas, and Destiny Fulfilled. In 2003, Knowles made her solo debut with the album, Dangerously in Love. The album sold 11 million copies and earned her five Grammy Awards. Other albums she has released include B’Day, I Am… Sasha Fierce, 4, and Beyonce. Knowles has appeared in the films Dreamgirls, Cadillac Records, The Pink Panther, and Obsessed. She is married to rapper and entrepreneur Jay Z. The couple has one daughter, Blue Ivy.