Beyoncé will give several concerts in the UK, starting in Cardiff on May 17 and then Edinburgh and Sunderland. There will then be four concerts in London from May 29 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Even though tickets sell out fast, there are still some left, but hurry they won’t be around for long. Find tickets here on Ticketmaster.
Beyoncé Knowles was born on September 4, 1981 in Houston, Texas. She began singing at age 8 and formed the group Destiny’s Child with two childhood friends, Kelly Rowland and LaTavia Roberson, at age 9. In 1997, the group signed with Columbia Records and released their first album, Destiny’s Child.
Destiny’s Child’s rise to fame
Destiny’s Child quickly gained popularity due to their mix of R&B and hip hop. Their second album, “The Writing’s on the Wall”, became a huge commercial success thanks to the singles “Bills, Bills, Bills” and “Say My Name”, both of which reached the top of the American charts.
In 2000, LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett left the group and were replaced by Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin. However, Franklin left the group just a few months later and Destiny’s Child continued as a trio.
In 2001, the group released their fourth album, “Survivor,” which debuted at number one on the US charts and spawned such hits as “Survivor” and “Bootylicious.” In 2002, the group temporarily disbanded and Beyoncé began her solo career.
Beyoncé’s solo career
Beyoncé released her first solo album, “Dangerously in Love,” in 2003. The album debuted at number one on the US charts and spawned hits like “Crazy in Love” and “Baby Boy.” Beyoncé has also pursued a film career, appearing in films such as “Austin Powers in Goldmember” and “Dreamgirls.”
Over the years, Beyoncé has continued to release hit albums such as “B’Day,” “I Am… Sasha Fierce” and “4.” She has also collaborated with other successful artists such as Jay-Z and Lady Gaga.
Beyoncé has become one of the most influential artists of her generation thanks to her powerful voice, her breathtaking choreography and her unique style. She has sold over 100 million albums worldwide and was named one of the most powerful women in the world by Forbes magazine.
In 2013, Beyoncé released the surprise album “Beyoncé”, which debuted at number one on the US charts and received rave reviews from critics. The album was followed up with “Lemonade” in 2016, a visual album that explores themes of race, feminism and betrayal. In 2018, Beyoncé and Jay-Z collaborated on the album “Everything is Love” as The Carters.