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.
On June 24, 2003, Beyoncé released her debut album, Dangerously in Love. The album debuted at #1, selling 317,000 copies in a week and spawned four top-charting singles. It also earned Beyoncé five Grammy Awards.