Beyoncé ‘s full name is Beyoncé Giselle Knowles. The singer, songwriter and actress was born on Sept. 4, 1981, in Houston, Texas. She is also known as her on-stage alter ego, Sasha Fierce.
Beyoncé formed the all-female R&B group Destiny’s Child, which signed a deal with Columbia Records in 1997. She became famous after the release of the group’s first album, “Destiny’s Child.” Destiny’s Child broke up after releasing their last album, “Destiny Fulfilled,” in 2004.
Beyoncé became a superstar after the release of her first solo album, “Dangerously In Love,” in 2003. It won five Grammy Awards and sold millions of copies around the world. Two of Beyoncé’s biggest hits, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" and "If I Were a Boy" were from her 2008 album “I am ... Sasha Fierce."