Beyoncé Knowles is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, dancer, and fashion designer.
Knowles rose to fame as the creative force and lead singer of the R&B girl group Destiny's Child, the world's best-selling female group of all time.
After a series of commercially successful releases with the group, Knowles released her debut solo album, Dangerously in Love, in 2003. The album became one of the biggest commercial successes of the year, topping the album charts in the U.S. and the UK.
It also spawned the number-one singles "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy" and earned Knowles five Grammy Awards in a single night in 2004.
Knowles' second album, B’Day, which was released worldwide on September 4, 2006 — coinciding with her 25th birthday — continued her success. The album spawned the UK number-one singles "Déjà Vu" and "Beautiful Liar", as well as the worldwide number-one hit "Irreplaceable".
It also earned Knowles her seventh solo Grammy Award (she has won 10 in total).
As an actress, Knowles has appeared in the following feature films to date:
The Pink Panther (2006)
The Fighting Temptations (2003)
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001)
She also made a guest appearance as herself on the 2003 episode of the sitcom All Of Us entitled "Kindergarten Confidential" (Season 1, Episode 4).