THE LION KING
BEYONCE KNOWLES-CARTER (voice of Nala) is a renowned global
actor, singer, songwriter, producer, director, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
She is the
winner of 23 GRAMMY Awards and has won numerous awards for her prolific work as
a singer and visual artist, including a Peabody Award; NAACP Image Awards,
Entertainer of The Year; MTV Video Music Award, including the Vanguard Award;
American Music Awards, MOBO Awards, Billboard Awards and more.
Beyonce's musical story started when she was 9 years old, spending time with
of friends dancing and singing their way into vocal competitions and performing
rodeo, local clubs and concert venues in Houston, Texas. The group of girls
morphed into becoming Destiny's Child, one of the most successful female
groups of all-time. Destiny's Child amassed worldwide hits with both singles and
and in 2001 BEYONCE became the first African-American woman and the second
woman ever to take home the ASCAP Pop Songwriter of the Year Award for her work
with the band.
Following her success with Destiny's Child and making the change to becoming
artist, Beyonce has become one of the defining artists of our generation. She is
creative tour-de-force who has captivated, astonished and is celebrated by the
Beyonce made chart history in 2003 when she became the first artist in 20
the first female recording artist ever, to simultaneously reach #1 in the U.S
and the U.K
with both her debut solo album, Dangerously In Love and the chart-topping single
"Crazy In Love." Beyonce went on to tour the U.S. for the first time as a solo
2004 in support of her #1 multi-platinum debut solo album, which earned her five
GRAMMY Awards including Best Contemporary R&B Album and Best R&B Song for
"Crazy In Love" featuring Jay Z. With her five-in-one-year GRAMMY win, she tied
record for the most Grammys won in a single year by a female artist.
Following the success of her solo debut, Beyonce released two consecutive #1
B'Day in 2006, which produced the hits, "Irreplaceable" and "Beautiful Liar,"
Am...Sasha Fierce in 2008, which was the most-talked about album of 2009. Her
video for the single "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" nearly melted the
instantly becoming the most-watched and most mimicked clip around the entire
The "I AM..." World Tour opened in Canada in March 2009 and took Beyonce to over
100 cities around the world, with Billboard Magazine naming it the #1 concert
of 2009. Billboard also named Beyonce Woman of the Year in October 2009 and Top
Female Artist of the Decade in December 2009.
Beyonce started 2010 with some historic wins at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY
Coming into the awards ceremony as the most nominated artist of the year with
nominations for I AM...SASHA FIERCE, Beyonce took home six GRAMMYs, setting a
record for the female artist with the most wins in one single year.
The summer of 2011 saw the release of Beyonce's fourth album, aptly named 4,
also debuted at #1. The critically praised album produced the hits "Love On
"Countdown," and "Run The World (Girls)." The incredible debut TV performance of
"Run The World (Girls)" on the Billboard Awards in May 2011 became one of the
talked about performances of the year. On June 26, 2011, two days before the
release, Beyonce made her historic debut on The Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury
Festival, performing for a crowd of 114,000. Her appearance was the highlight of
festival and the live broadcast on the BBC was the largest TV audience of the
Sunday coverage in history with 2.6 million people tuned in to watch Beyonce's
Continuing her amazing live dates, in August, Beyonce performed her album 4
intimate audience of less than 4,000 each night over four nights at New York's
In 2012, Beyonce resumed live appearances after the birth of her daughter
early in the
year with four sold-out shows during Memorial Day Weekend in Atlantic City, New
Jersey. She also performed at the newly opened Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New
York. In August, Beyonce supported the United Nations in its celebration of
Humanitarian Day and its successful mission to send a billion messages of people
doing good deeds all over the world. Her performance of "I Was Here" at the
Nations General Assembly was filmed for a live video. It was the first time
1979 Music For UNICEF Concert that the GA was used for a major musical
2013 was an eventful year for Beyonce with performances for President Obama's
second Inauguration and at the Super Bowl Halftime show to a TV audience of 108
million. She directed and produced "Life Is But a Dream," the documentary
premiered on HBO giving the network its biggest audience for a documentary in
ten years. Beyonce kicked off the sold-out Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in Europe
April 15 and played an incredible 108 shows in Europe, North America, South
Australia, Canada and the Caribbeann, wrapping up on December 22 in Brooklyn,
York. In November she won her sixth award at MTV Europe Music Awards, this time
Best Live Act. She has now earned 22 MTV Award overall, including The Michael
Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
True to form, Beyonce finished 2013 with an audacious, future-facing and
move that became the most talked about event in the music business. The
unprecedented strategy was the brainchild of Beyonce, who wanted to deliver
and visual content directly to her fans. It took place just a little past
Midnight on Friday,
December 13 with the surprise release of BEYONCE, her fifth solo studio album
first visual album. Infused with 14 new songs and 17 visually arresting videos,
album was released with absolutely no advance notice nor traditional media
directly on the iTunes Store.
The album quickly shattered iTunes Store records selling 828,773 albums in
days and moving to Number One in all 104 countries where iTunes keeps records.
was the fastest-selling album in iTunes history selling over one million copies
achieving platinum status in five days. Within seconds of its release it became
global hottest topic online, a true defining moment in popular culture.
"I didn't want to release my music the way I've done it," she states. "I am
that. I feel like I am able to speak directly to my fans. There's so much that
between the music, the artist and the fans. I felt like I didn't want anybody to
message when my record is coming out. I just want this to come out when it's
from me to my fans."
Launched in 2014 the second sold-out The Mrs Carter Show incorporated many
from the new album. The visual album came to life with new costumes and new
choreography in an unmatched, spectacular production.
During the summer of 2014 Beyonce and Jay Z launched the six-week ON THE RUN
Tour, playing major stadiums in the US. They ended the tour in Paris, France in
September with two additional dates filmed for an HBO Special that aired later
Beyonce started 2015 with two memorable performances, a stately rendition of
"Precious Lord, Take My Hand," at the GRAMMYs where she won three GRAMMYs for
BEYONCE, and a roof-raising tribute to Stevie Wonder which aired just days after
And the second half of the decade has seen total dominance by Beyonce
starting with a
performance at the Super Bowl 50 on February 7, 2016 and the debut of the song
"Formation." On April, 23, 2016, her sixth studio album, Lemonade, was released,
with no advanced media. But what followed was a noise that was heard around the
world. The album landed to tremendous applause from fans and critics alike
Beyonce for her transparency and revelations in telling the stories woven in a
as well as its colourful way musically and visually of mastering the art of
Four days later, the album came to life live on stage with the start of The
World Tour, a 49-city experience the crisscrossed North America and Europe. The
production and staging introduced a 60-foot-tall rotating LED cube known as the
Monolith. The tour ended on October 7, 2016, in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Following the birth of her twins, a boy and a girl in 2017, Beyonce returned
to the stage
in historical fashion in April 2018, becoming the first African-American woman
headline at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in the festival's 19-year
The jubilant set-housed on a pyramid stage with 150-plus cast members,
dutifully insync-was the first time the icon returned to her home, the stage, in
over a year, and
she paid respect to historical black college and universities (HBCUs). The show,
homage to excellence in education, was a celebration of the homecoming weekend
experience, the highest display of college pride. The energy-filled production
spotlight on art and culture, mixing the ancient and the modern, which resonated
masterfully through the marching band, performance art, choir and dance. It was
impetus to mark her second scholarship program: The Homecoming Scholars Award
In the summer of 2018, Beyonce again toured with Jay Z, this time for the
OTRII Tour of
stadiums across Europe and North America. It was one of the biggest tours of
During a tour stop in London, on June 16, 2018, the couple surprised fans
release of their album Everything Is Love, under their last name, The Carters.
On April 17, 2019, Netflix released "HOMECOMING: A Film by Beyonce," which
became one of the platform's most-streamed entries. The film presents an
at her historic 2018 Coachella performance. Interspersed with candid footage and
interviews detailing the preparation and powerful intent behind her vision,
"Homecoming" gives a peek into the process and emotional physical sacrifices it
conceptualize and execute a performance of that magnitude that became a cultural
Beyonce continues to excite, exhilarate and entertain her fans around the
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