Beyonce Biography & News
Beyonce and Jay-Z announce joint tour
Beyonce and Jay Z have released what can only be described as a star-studded movie trailer promoting their upcoming joint tour, and it features some of the biggest names in entertainment. The three-and-a-half-minute video first posted on YouTube just happens to involve the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal, Sean Penn, Don Cheadle, Blake Lively, Emmy Rossum and many more.
What's more impressive about the aforementioned video? It contains gunfights, explosions, dancers and excerpts for several different songs. A closing screen also showcases the director, the producers and various behind-the-scenes roles like editor, sound designer and wardrobe stylist. In the middle of it all are both Jay Z and Beyonce, whose first collaboration on such a project was 2002's "03 Bonnie & Clyde," and its 2013 sequel "Part II (On the Run)."
The hooplah couldn't have come at a better (or worse?) time for the power couple, who have been in the headlines on a near 24/7 cycle after video surfaced of Beyonce's sister punching and kicking Jay Z in a hotel elevator at a Met Gala after-party. The Internet was abuzz for days after TMZ published the footage, eventually prompting a joint statement from the trio saying, "We love each other and above all we are family. We've put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same."
The 16-city "On the Run" tour will mark the first time Beyonce and Jay Z have toured jointly. The trek kicks off June 25 in Miami. It will visit cities like Atlanta, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Chicago and Seattle before wrapping August 6 in San Francisco.
Love is in the air for Destiny's Child (Updated July 12, 2013)
Was it their 'destiny' to reunite? The start of 2013 saw the solo career of Beyonce Knowles take a back seat to Destiny's Child as the group released "Love Songs," a compilation album of romance-themed songs from their previous works and the newly-recorded "Nuclear." And the fan fervor it sparked was a much bigger PR score for Knowles than the debacle of her lip-synching performance of the U.S. national anthem at President Barack Obama's second inauguration in Washington D.C. on January 21st.
Beyonce was quick to move along, because only one other event can upstage a Presidential inauguration. Try the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show, held at the Mercdes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The event not only allowed Knowles the chance to recover from her Presidential faux-pas, but she marched on to the 55th Grammy Awards and won for Best Traditional R&B Performance for "Love on Top" on February 10.
The ball kept rolling for Beyonce when her feature-length documentary, "Life is But a Dream," aired on HBO on February 16. The film, which she directed and produced herself, featured footage from throughout her life, straight through the birth of her first daughter. Following its premiere, she signed a global publishing agreement with Warner/Chappell Music, which will cover her future songwriting and upcoming studio album.
Of course, what would Beyonce be without controversy? She created plenty of it when she and Jay-Z visited Cuba for their fifth wedding anniversary – a trip that came under fire by two U.S. congressmen. It was followed by the start of Knowles' "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour," which kicked off on April 15 in Belgrade, Serbia and runs 92 dates worldwide until December.
Beyonce's fifth studio album is scheduled for release later this year. It was recorded in 2012 in the Hamptons, New York, and features production from Timbaland, Pharrell, The-Dream and Justin Timberlake.
A Child of Destiny
She is a singer, songwriter, actress, fashionista, and -- according to People magazine – "World's Most Beautiful Woman." Call her what you will, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles, known simply as Beyoncé, is a multitalented woman and true entertainment magnate.
Born September 4, 1981, in Houston, the superstar-in-training was just 9 years old when the groundwork was laid for the early beginnings of the group Destiny's Child. The quartet signed with Columbia Records in 1997, scoring its first No. 1 a year later with "No, No, No" – the first single from the act's self-titled debut album.
The success was just a microcosm of what Beyoncé would experience as an individual artist. When the group disbanded in 2005, she had solo projects already recorded (including 2003's "Dangerously in Love.") Her second studio album "B'Day" was released in September 2006 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Two years later came the emergence of her musical alter ego, formally introduced on the 2008 album, "I Am…Sasha Fierce." The album spun a string of hits: "If I Were a Boy," "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," "Halo," "Ego" and "Sweet Dreams." The project also earned six Grammys, smashing the record for most Grammy Awards won by a female artist in one night.
Beyoncé's fourth solo project, "4," bowed on June 24, 2011. It became her fourth consecutive No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, making her just the third artist in history to have her first four studio albums debut atop the chart.
To her name, Beyoncé has more awards and accolades than one can count, among them 16 Grammys, 11 MTV Video Music Awards, and the Billboard Millennium Award. She has sold 75 million records worldwide, has been ranked first on Forbes list of the "100 Most Powerful and Influential Musicians in the World," and has been involved in countless philanthropic projects, marketing initiatives and entrepreneurial activities. Alongside husband Jay-Z, her greatest accomplishment may be the birth of a daughter, named Blue Ivy Carter, at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York on January 7, 2012.
Beyoncé has since begun work on two new albums, and took the stage at Revel Atlantic City's Ovation Hall (May 25-28, 2012) to celebrate the resort's grand opening. In August it was announced she will produce, direct and star in a documentary about her life and career.
|Album name||Release date|
|Run the World (Girls)||2011|
|Best Thing I Never Had||2011|
|4 Intimate Nights With Beyoncé||2011|
|I Am... World Tour||2010|
|Wishing On a Star||2010|
|Proud to Be an American||2010|
|See Me Now||2010|
|Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) Dance Mixes||2009|
|Miss Swing Miss Soul||2009|
|Above and Beyoncé: Dance Mixes||2009|
|I Am... Yours: An Intimate Performance at Wynn Las Vegas||2009|
|Si yo fuera un chico||2009|
|God Bless the USA||2008|
|If I Were a Boy||2008|
|I Am... Sasha Fierce||2008|
|Green Light: Freemasons EP||2007|
|Ring the Alarm: Remixes||2006|
|Check on It||2005|
|Live at Wembley||2004|
|Me, Myself and I||2004|
|Speak My Mind||2004|
|'03 Bonnie & Clyde||2003|
|Crazy in Love||2003|
|Baby Boy (feat. Sean Paul)||2003|
|Dangerously in Love||2003|
|Work It Out||2002|
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As far as live music goes, this summer was one filled with epic collaborations, musical icons and pop starlets. From Paul McCartney to Beyonce & Jay Z, The Eagles to One Direction, the season offered something for everyone. But with such fierce competition, who came out on top? (*Dollar amounts based on secondary ticket price…Read more
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Beyonce Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 02/08/2015 Los Angeles CA Staples Center
Beyonce Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 09/13/2014 Paris Ile Stade de France 09/12/2014 Paris Ile Stade de France 08/24/2014 Inglewood CA The Forum 08/06/2014 San Francisco CA AT&T Park 08/05/2014 San Francisco CA AT&T Park 08/03/2014 Pasadena CA Rose Bowl 08/02/2014 Pasadena CA Rose Bowl 07/30/2014 Seattle WA Safeco Field 07/27/2014 Winnipeg MB Investors Group Field 07/24/2014 Chicago IL Soldier Field 07/22/2014 Arlington TX AT&T Stadium 07/20/2014 New Orleans LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome 07/18/2014 Houston TX Minute Maid Park 07/15/2014 Atlanta GA Georgia Dome 07/12/2014 East Rutherford NJ MetLife Stadium 07/11/2014 East Rutherford NJ MetLife Stadium 07/09/2014 Toronto ON Rogers Centre 07/07/2014 Baltimore MD M&T Bank Stadium 07/05/2014 Philadelphia PA Citizens Bank Park 07/01/2014 Foxborough MA Gillette Stadium 06/28/2014 Cincinnati OH Great American Ball Park 06/25/2014 Miami Gardens FL Sun Life Stadium 03/27/2014 Lisbon 11 Meo Arena 03/26/2014 Lisbon 11 Meo Arena 03/24/2014 Barcelona Cat Palau Sant Jordi 03/21/2014 Merksem Van Antwerps Sportpaleis 03/20/2014 Merksem Van Antwerps Sportpaleis 03/19/2014 Amsterdam A Ziggo Dome 03/18/2014 Amsterdam A Ziggo Dome 03/16/2014 Cologne NW Lanxess Arena 03/15/2014 Cologne NW Lanxess Arena 03/12/2014 Dublin D The O2 - Dublin 03/11/2014 Dublin D The O2 - Dublin 03/09/2014 Dublin D The O2 - Dublin 03/08/2014 Dublin D The O2 - Dublin 03/06/2014 London The O2 03/05/2014 London The O2 03/04/2014 London The O2 03/02/2014 London The O2 03/01/2014 London The O2 02/28/2014 London The O2 02/26/2014 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 02/25/2014 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 02/24/2014 Birmingham Warwickshire Genting Arena 02/23/2014 Birmingham Warwickshire Genting Arena 02/21/2014 Glasgow Glg The SSE Hydro 02/20/2014 Glasgow Glg The SSE Hydro
Beyonce Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/22/2013 Brooklyn NY Barclays Center 12/20/2013 Boston MA TD Garden 12/19/2013 Brooklyn NY Barclays Center 12/18/2013 Washington DC Verizon Center 12/16/2013 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 12/14/2013 Saint Louis MO Scottrade Center 12/13/2013 Chicago IL United Center 12/12/2013 Louisville KY KFC Yum! Center 12/10/2013 Houston TX Toyota Center 12/09/2013 Dallas TX American Airlines Center 12/07/2013 Phoenix AZ US Airways Center 12/06/2013 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 12/03/2013 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 12/02/2013 San Jose CA SAP Center 11/30/2013 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 11/09/2013 Perth WA Perth Arena 11/08/2013 Perth WA Perth Arena 11/06/2013 Hindmarsh SA Adelaide Entertainment Centre 11/05/2013 Hindmarsh SA Adelaide Entertainment Centre 11/02/2013 Sydney Nsw Allphones Arena 11/01/2013 Sydney Nsw Allphones Arena 10/31/2013 Sydney Nsw Allphones Arena (Acer Arena) 10/29/2013 Brisbane Qld Brisbane Entertainment Centre 10/28/2013 Brisbane Qld Brisbane Entertainment Centre 10/25/2013 Melbourne Vic Rod Laver Arena 10/22/2013 Melbourne Vic Rod Laver Arena 10/19/2013 Auckland Auk Vector Arena 10/16/2013 Auckland Auk Vector Arena 09/28/2013 San Juan PR Coliseo de Puerto Rico 09/26/2013 Mexico City Dif Palacio de los Deportes 09/24/2013 Monterrey ?? Arena Monterrey 09/20/2013 Caracas Universidad Simon Bolivar 09/13/2013 Rio de Janeiro Rio De Janeiro Cidade do Rock 08/31/2013 Philadelphia PA Ben Franklin Parkway 08/31/2013 Philadelphia PA Ben Franklin Parkway 08/17/2013 Chelmsford London Hylands Park 08/17/2013 Chelmsford London Hylands Park 08/17/2013 Telford Tfw Weston Park 08/05/2013 Brooklyn NY Barclays Center 08/04/2013 Brooklyn NY Barclays Center 08/03/2013 Brooklyn NY Barclays Center 08/02/2013 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 07/31/2013 East Rutherford NJ Izod Center 07/30/2013 Washington DC Verizon Center 07/29/2013 Washington DC Verizon Center 07/27/2013 Charlotte NC Time Warner Cable Arena 07/26/2013 Atlantic City NJ Boardwalk Hall 07/25/2013 Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 07/23/2013 Boston MA TD Garden 07/22/2013 Montreal QC Bell Centre 07/21/2013 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 07/20/2013 Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 07/18/2013 Saint Paul MN Xcel Energy Center 07/17/2013 Chicago IL United Center 07/15/2013 Houston TX Toyota Center 07/13/2013 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 07/12/2013 Duluth GA Gwinnett Center 07/10/2013 Miami FL American Airlines Arena 07/09/2013 Sunrise FL BB&T Center 07/07/2013 New Orleans LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome 07/06/2013 Dallas TX American Airlines Center 07/05/2013 Oklahoma City OK Chesapeake Energy Arena 07/05/2013 New Orleans LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome 07/02/2013 San Jose CA SAP Center 07/01/2013 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 06/29/2013 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 06/01/2013 Twickenham London Twickenham Stadium 05/31/2013 Merksem Van Antwerps Sportpaleis 05/29/2013 Johanneshov Sto Ericsson Globe Arena 05/22/2013 Munchen Bavaria Kleine Olympiahalle 05/20/2013 Arrondissement de Montpellier Lan Park et Suites Arena De Montpellier 05/18/2013 Milan LM Mediolanum Forum 05/17/2013 Zurich ZH Hallenstadion 05/15/2013 Merksem Van Antwerps Sportpaleis 05/12/2013 Dublin D The O2 - Dublin 05/11/2013 Dublin D The O2 - Dublin 05/09/2013 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 05/08/2013 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 05/07/2013 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 05/05/2013 London The O2 05/04/2013 London The O2 05/03/2013 London The O2 05/01/2013 London The O2 04/30/2013 London The O2 04/29/2013 London The O2 04/27/2013 Birmingham Warwickshire Genting Arena 04/26/2013 Birmingham Warwickshire Genting Arena 04/25/2013 Paris Ville De Paris Palais Omnisports 04/24/2013 Paris Ville De Paris Palais Omnisports 04/22/2013 Amsterdam A Ziggo Dome 04/21/2013 Amsterdam A Ziggo Dome 04/15/2013 Belgrade Belgrade Belgrade Arena 02/03/2013 New Orleans LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Beyonce Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 05/28/2012 Atlantic City NJ Revel Resort and Casino 05/27/2012 Atlantic City NJ Revel Resort and Casino 05/26/2012 Atlantic City NJ Revel Resort and Casino 05/25/2012 Atlantic City NJ Revel Resort and Casino
Beyonce Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 08/19/2011 New York NY Roseland Ballroom 08/18/2011 New York NY Roseland Ballroom 08/16/2011 New York NY Roseland Ballroom 08/14/2011 New York NY Roseland Ballroom
Beyonce Tour Dates 2009
date city state venue 07/24/2009 East Rutherford NJ Izod Center 07/23/2009 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 07/21/2009 Montreal QC Bell Centre 07/20/2009 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 07/18/2009 Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 07/17/2009 Chicago IL United Center 07/16/2009 Minneapolis MN Target Center 07/13/2009 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 07/11/2009 Anaheim CA Honda Center 07/10/2009 Oakland CA Oracle Arena 07/09/2009 Sacramento CA Sleep Train Arena