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 respect women and mothers so much and to be able to experience bringing a child into this world… I would never take that for granted. It’s the most powerful thing you can ever do in your life."