An Iconic Superstar
Beyonce is a singer, songwriter, dancer and actress who has sold on
estimated 100 million records as a solo artist. During her career in
Destinys Child, she sold a further 60 million records, becoming one of
the best-selling artists in music history.
She has won 22 Grammy Awards and is the most nominated female artiste in
the awards history. Beyonce is the most awarded artiste at the MTV
Video Music Awards with 24 wins. She was recognized by the Recording
Industry Association of America as the Top Certified Artist in America
during the 2000s decade. In 2009, she was named by Billboard as the Top
Radio Songs Artist of the Decade. She was awarded the Millennium Award
Beyonce became the highest paid black musician in history and was listed
among Times 100 most influential people in the world for two
consecutive years. Forbes listed her as the most powerful female in
entertainment in 2015. The following year, she occupied the sixth
position for Person of the Year. By May 2017, her net worth was
estimated at $350 million.
Her first solo album, Dangerously in Love, has sold about 11 million copies worldwide. Her second album, BDay, debuted atop the Billboard 200, becoming her second consecutive number one album in the United States.
Her first acting role in 2006 was in the comedy film The Pink Panther.
The film grossed $158.8 million at the box office. Her second film was
Dreamgirls. It received critical acclaim and grossed 154 million
globally. She released the soundtrack Listen to promote the film.
In April 2007, Beyonces first worldwide concert tour which grossed over $24 million. She conducted pre-concert food donation drives during six major stops in collaboration with her pastor at St. Johns and Americas Second Harvest.
She is an activist and feminist who contributed to the Ban Bossy
campaign that uses television and social media to encourage leadership
in girls. She has explored the themes of feminism and black empowerment
in her work. She also condemned police brutality against black
Americans. She has spoken against injustice and withdrawal of protection
for transgender students in public schools by the current presidential
Beyonce ventured into fashion by introducing House of Dereon, a
contemporary womens fashion line in 2005. In 2014 she signed a deal to
launch an activewear line of clothing with British fashion retailer Top
Shop. The venture is called Ivy Park and was launched in 2016.
She is a philanthropist and was acknowledged as the Most Charitable Celebrity of the Year in 2016. She has supported many humanitarian events like Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief. She became an ambassador for the World Humanitarian Day campaign and donated her song I Was Here and its music video to the campaign.
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