Born on September 4, 1981 in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé Knowles first captured the public's eye as lead vocalist of the R&B group, Destiny's Child. She later established a solo career, becoming one of music's top-selling artists with sold-out tours and a slew of awards. She married fellow musician Jay-Z in 2008 and gave birth to their first child, Blue Ivy Carter on January 7, 2012.
"I don’t want to get addicted to fame. Then when I’m no longer famous I won’t know what to do, and I’ll just seem desperate and lose my mind."