Beyonce Knowles was born in Houston Texas in 1981. Before she could even speak beyonce showed she had an aptitude for music. As a young girl she would drown out everyone in the church choir and would practice singing with the congregation. Later on she moved to Opera classes where she was classically trained. In 1992 she was paired with three other girls and they performed on star search. The group became known as Destiny’s Child and in 1997 they released their first official single. In 1999 the group released their second album which had 3 top 10 hits that year. In 2002 she was seen on the big screen along side Mike Myer’s in Austin Powers: Goldmember. In 2003 she released her solo album Dangerously in Love. That same year she was seen on the big screen again in The Fighting Temptations. In 2004 Beyonce was one of the biggest winners of the night taking away five awards. It was at this time she became involved with Jay-Z. In 2006 Beyonce appeared on the big screen yet again in the Pink Panther. In 2006 she released her second solo album B-day which would a success. That same year she appeared in Dreamgirls. It was in this role she received her first official nomination as an actress by the Golden Globes. In 2008 she and Jay-Z wed in a private ceremony in NYC. Beyonce then released her 3rd album I am Sasha Fierce. She also appeared in the movie Obsessed.