Profile of the Day: Beyoncé Knowles

Posted September 4, 2019 by Amanda | No Comment

Happy birthday to Beyoncé! Today the music superstar turns 38.

Profile of the Day: Beyoncé Knowles

Image: Beyoncé / Jen Keys, Wikimedia Commons

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles on September 4, 1981 in Houston, Texas to Matthew and Celestine “Tina” Knowles. Her first name is a tribute to her mother’s maiden name, Beyincé. Her maternal grandparents were French-speaking Louisiana Creoles and it is through her mother’s branch of the family that she descends from Joseph Broussard, who led the first group of Acadians to what is today Louisiana. Broussard is Beyoncé’s 6th great grandfather.

A singer from a young age, Beyoncé catapulted to stardom as a member of the female R&B group Destiny’s Child. Since launching her solo career, Beyoncé has become one of the best selling female artists of all time. She is the most nominated female artist in Grammy Award history with 62 nominations. She has won 23 Grammy Awards, making her the second most honored female artist by the Grammys.

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Explore Beyoncé’s family tree on Geni and share how you’re connected to the singer.
 

View Beyoncé Knowles’ Geni Profile

 

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