The biography of Beyonce Knowles is jam packed. Born September 4, 1981, in Houston, Texas, to Matthew, a professional records manager, and Tina, a costume designer and hair stylist. Beyonce Giselle started her official singing career in 1997. As lead singer to the R&B group Destiny’s Child, she rose to fame quickly. In 2003, she released her first solo album titled “Dangerously in Love”. It was one of the best selling albums of the year. In 2005, she parted with Destiny’s Child, and continued to work on her solo albums. She has since tried her hand at acting, dancing, modeling, and being a fashion designer.In 2008, Jay Z Carter and Beyonce Knowles were married. They had dated since 2002, During this time, Beyonce released her third solo album “I am Sasha Fierce”, who became known as her alter ego. On August 28, 2011, Beyonce announced that she and Jay Z would be expecting their first child. Blue Ivy Carter was born on January 7, 2012. Beyonce and Jay Z chose the name Blue since Jay Z had the albums Blueprint, Blueprint 2, and Blueprint 3, and Ivy to represent 4, since both their birthdays fall on the fourth and they were married on the fourth.