Tuesday, 29 September 2015

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Sunday, 20 September 2015

CHANEL AW15

 As Seen At The Toronto Film Festival..

Pictured Actress Diane Kruger in Chanel Haute Couture via © Red Carpet Fashion Awards at the Toronto Film Festival 


One of my alltime favourites is House of Chanel by madame Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel..

Quite fittingly prior to Paris RTW next week comes this elaborately stunningly black embellished investment haute couture piece by Karl Largafeld of the famous french house..

Mhmmm so much intricate work has gone into this piece l could easily remain fixated on this one in a dream for hours..
a pity l must go head out to  Londonfashionweek now.

Enjoy the rest!
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Tuesday, 15 September 2015

FRESH MARYLEBONE

On a break as l wandered into Marylebone something Fresh seemed on the horizon..










 

Friday, 4 September 2015

FANS JOIN ME



In Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to Beyoncé!





Beyoncé as photographed by Tony Duran in 2011





Grammy Winner  Beyoncé Photographed by :: 
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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter 

Singer  o Songwriter  o Record  o Producer Mogul  o Mother  o Actress  o Dancer o Businesswoman


Born on September 4, 1981) An American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, has performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child, and rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. Managed by her father Mathew Knowles, the group became one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. 


Beyoncé's Musical Career 
 Labels Columbia
Destiny's Child


Beyoncé made her debut in 2003 with Dangerously in Love  which not only established her as a solo artist worldwide; but sold 11 million copies.


The Multi-Talented Singer /Songwriter earned five Grammy Awards and featured the Billboard with number-one singles "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy".


Further of Beyoncé's Hits Include ::




 Filmography      



Her first acting role of 2006 was in the comedy film The Pink Panther starring opposite Steve Martin,[78] grossing $158.8 million at the box office worldwide.[79] Her second film Dreamgirls the film version of the 1981 Broadway musical[80] loosely based on The Supremes, received acclaim from critics and grossed $154 million internationally.[81][82][83] In it, she starred opposite Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx, and Eddie Murphy playing a pop singer based on Diana Ross.[84] To promote the film, Beyoncé released "Listen" as the lead single from the soundtrack album.[85] In April 2007, Beyoncé embarked on The Beyoncé Experience, her first worldwide concert tour, visiting 97 venues[86] and grossed over $24 million.[note 1] Beyoncé conducted pre-concert food donation drives during six 
major stops in conjunction with her pastor at St. John's and America's Second 
Harvest B'Day was re-released with five additional songs, including her duet with Shakira 
"Beautiful Liar"



Since venturing into acting, the Singer/songwriter has had multiple starring roles with a Golden Globe-nominated performance in Dreamgirls (2006), The Pink Panther (2006) and Obsessed (2009). Her marriage to rapper Jay Z and portrayal of Etta James in Cadillac Records (2008) influenced her third album, I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008), which saw the birth of her alter-ego Sasha Fierce and earned a record-setting six Grammy Awards in 2010, including Song of the Year for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)". 


In describing herself As "A Modern-day Feminist" Beyoncé clearly demonstrates through her songs that she knows how to reach individual's souls with her music and songs which are often characterized by themes of love, relationships, and monogamy, as well as female sexuality and empowerment. ref. ***Flawless (feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) by Beyoncé "Flawless"




                                       




                 She has won 20 Grammy Awards and is the most nominated woman in the award's history. The Recording Industry Association of America recognized her as the Top Certified Artist in America during the 2000s 2009, Billboard named her the Top Radio Songs Artist of the Decade "The Top Female Artist of the 2000s and their Artist of the Millennium in 2011 Time ?7listed her among the 100 most influential people in the world in 2013 and 2014. Forbes magazine also listed her as the most powerful female musician of 2015

                  

Beyoncé's interest in music and performing continued after winning a school talent show at age seven, singing John Lennon's "Imagine" to beat 15/16-year-olds. In fall of 1990, Beyoncé enrolled in Parker Elementary School, a music magnet school in Houston, where she would perform with the school's choir.


She also attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Artsand later Alief Elsik High School. Beyoncé was also a member of the choir at St. John's United Methodist Church as a soloist for two years


At age eight, Beyoncé and childhood friend Kelly Rowlandauditioned for an all-girl entertainment group where they were placed into a group with three other girls as Girl's Tyme, and rapped and danced on the talent show circuit in Houston where they'd caught the eye of R&B Producer Arne Frager brought them to his Northern California studio and placed them in Star Search, the largest talent show on national TV at the time. 


The girls auditioned before record labels and were finally signed to Elektra Records, moving to Atlanta Records briefly to work on their first recording. On October 5, 1995, DwayneWiggins's Grass Roots Entertainment signed the group. In 1996, the girls began recording their debut album under an agreement with Sony Music, the Knowles family reunited, and shortly after, the group got a contract with Columbia Records.          



👓 Her Discography

Her dynamic and highly choreographed exhilarating stage performances have led to critics hailing her as one of the best entertainers in contemporary popular music. Throughout a career spanning 18 years, she has sold over 118 million records as a solo artist. Plus a further 60 million with Destiny's Child, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time!

Career


With Destiny's Child performing "Say My Name", in 1996, based upon a passage in the Book of Isaiah to her solo debut 2002–07: Dangerously in Love, B'Day, and Dreamgirls





Beyoncé performing "Baby Boy", which spent nine consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard chart
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to her acting career playing Foxxy Cleopatra alongside Mike Myers in the comedy film, Austin Powers in Goldmember, which spent its first weekend atop the US box office and grossed $73 million.


Beyoncé then went on to release Work It Out as the lead single from its soundtrack album which entered the top ten in the UK, Norway, and Belgium.


In 2003, Beyoncé starred opposite Cuba Gooding, Jr., in the musical comedy The Fighting Temptations as Lilly, a single mother whom Gooding's character falls in love with.


The film received mixed reviews from critics but grossed $30 million in the U.S. Beyoncé released "Fighting Temptation" as the lead single from the film's soundtrack album, with Missy Elliott, MC Lyte, and Free which was also used to promote the film.


AnOTHER of Beyoncé's first solo recordings was a feature on Jay Z's "'03 Bonnie & Clyde" that was released in October 2002, peaking at number four on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The multi-faceted Artist's singles, "Me, Myself and I" and "Naughty Girl", both reached the top-five. The album earned Beyoncé a then record-tying five awards at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards; for Best Contemporary R&B Album, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "Dangerously in Love 2", Best R&B Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Crazy in Love", and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for "The Closer I Get to You" with Luther Vandross.



Beyoncé performed "Listen" from the motion picture Dreamgirls during the The Beyoncé Experience tour. She received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance as Deena Jones in the film.


In November 2003, she embarked on the Dangerously in Love Tour in Europe and later toured alongside Missy Elliott and Alicia Keys for the Verizon Ladies First Tour in Canada. Then came February 1, 2004, where Beyoncé performed the American national anthem at Super Bowl XXXVIII, at the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.



Destiny's Child accepted a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in March 2006.

Beyoncé's second solo album B'Day was released on September 5, 2006, in the US, co-inciding with her twenty-fifth birthday.

Her solo Album had sold 541,000 copies in its first week and debuted at the top of the Billboard 200, becoming Beyoncé's second consecutive number-one album in the United States.

The album's lead single "Déjà Vu", featuring Jay Z, reached the top five on the Billboard Hot 100 chartThe second international single "Irreplaceable" was a commercial success worldwide, reaching number one in Australia, Hungary, Ireland, New Zealand and the United States. Her Album B'Day also produced three other singles; "Ring the Alarm","Get Me Bodied", and "Green Light" (released in the United Kingdom only).


2008–10: Marriage, I Am... Sasha Fierce, and Cadillac Records

Beyoncé performing "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" during the I Am... World Tour. The song reached number one on the Billboard, earned the Grammy Award for Song of the Year and spawned the Internet's first major dance craze.


On April 4, 2008, Beyoncé married Jay Z.

then came her third studio album, I Am... Sasha Fierce, in Manhattan's Sony Club on October 22, 2008.

I Am... Sasha Fierce was released on November 18, 2008 in the United States which formally introduces Beyoncé's alter ego Sasha Fierce, conceived during the making of her 2003 single "Crazy in Love", selling 482,000 copies in its first week, debuting at the top of the Billboard 200, and giving Beyoncé her third consecutive number-one album in the US. 


Her Toronto Starvideo has won several awards, including Best Video at the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards the 2009 Scottish MOBO Awards,

and the 2009 BET Awards


 At the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, the video was nominated for nine awards, ultimately winning three including Video of the Year.


Beyoncé further expanded her acting career, starring as blues singer Etta James in the 2008 musical biopic, Cadillac Records. Her performance in the film received praise from critics, and she garnered several nominations for her portrayal of James, including a Satellite Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, and a NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress.

Beyoncé donated her entire salary from the film to Phoenix House, an organization of rehabilitation centers for heroin addicts around the country.

On January 20, 2009, Beyoncé performed James' "At Last" at the First Couple's first inaugural ball.

Beyoncé starred opposite Ali Larter and Idris Elba Obsessed. She played Sharon Charles, a mother and wife who learns of a woman's obsessive behavior over her husband. Although the film received negative reviews from critics, the movie did well at the US box office, grossing $68 million—$60 million more than Cadillac Records —on a budget of $20 million.

The fight scene finale between Sharon and the character played by Ali Larter also won the 2010 MTV Movie Award for Best Fight
At the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, Beyoncé received ten nominations, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year for "Halo", and Song of the Year for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)", among others.

She tied with Lauryn Hill for most Grammy nominations in a single year by a female artist. In 2010, Beyoncé was featured on Lady Gaga's single "Telephone" and its music video.


The song topped the US Pop Songs chart, becoming the sixth number-one for both Beyoncé and Gaga, tying them with Mariah Carey for most number-ones since the Nielsen Top 40 airplay chart launched in 1992. "Telephone" received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.


Beyoncé announced a hiatus from her music career in January 2010, heeding her mother's advice, "to live life, to be inspired by things again". During the break she and her father parted ways as business partners. Beyoncé's musical break lasted nine months and saw her visit multiple European cities, the Great Wall of China, the Egyptian pyramids, Australia, English music festivals and various museums and ballet performances.



2011–present: 4 and Beyoncé

Beyoncé's sound became mellower with 2011's 4 which focused on traditional R&B styles. She performed the album during her 4 Intimate Nights with Beyoncé residency show in August 2011


ln the same year, she became the first solo female artist to headline the main Pyramid stage at the 2011 Glastonbury Festival in over twenty years, and was named the highest-paid performer in the world per minute.


Her fourth studio album 4 was released on June 28, 2011 in the US.[130] 4 sold 310,000 copies in its first week and debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart, giving Beyoncé her fourth consecutive number-one album in the US. The album was preceded by two of its singles "Run the World (Girls)" and "Best Thing I Never Had", which both attained moderate success. The fourth single "Love on Top" was a commercial success in the US. 4 also produced four other singles; "Party", "Countdown", "I Care" and "End of Time". "Eat, Play, Love", a cover story written by Beyoncé for Essence that detailed her 2010 career break, won her a writing award from the New York Association of Black Journalists.


Beyoncé performed at the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show, held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans

The performance stands as the second most tweeted about moment in history at 268,000 tweets per minute.


During the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, Beyoncé won for Best Traditional R&B Performance for "Love on Top".


Yoncé's Documentary


Beyoncé's full feature-length documentary film, Life Is But a Dream, first aired on HBO on February 16, 2013.

The film, which she directed and produced herself, featured footage from her childhood, her as a mother and businesswoman, recording, rehearsing for live performances, and her return to the spotlight following Blue Ivy's birth.

Its DVD release in November 2013 was accompanied by footage from the Revel Presents: Beyoncé Live concerts and a new song, "God Made You Beautiful". In February 2013, Beyoncé signed a global publishing agreement with Warner/Chappell Music, which would cover her future songwriting and then-upcoming studio album.



Beyoncé performing during The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in 2013. The tour is Beyoncé's highest-grossing tour and one of the highest grossing tours of the decade.


Beyoncé embarked on The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour on April 15 in Belgrade, Serbia; the tour included 132 dates that ran through to March 2014. It became the most successful tour of her career and one of the most-successful tours of all time. In May, Beyoncé's cover of Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" with André 3000The Great Gatsby soundtrack was released. She was also honorary chair of the 2013 Met Gala. Beyoncé voiced Queen Tara in the 3D CGI animatedEpic, released by 20th Century Fox on May 24, and recorded an original song for the film, "Rise Up", co-written with Sia.

On December 13, 2013, Beyoncé unexpectedly released her eponymous fifth studio album on the iTunes Store without any prior announcement or promotion. The album debuted once again at the top of the Billboard 200 chart, which gave Beyoncé her fifth consecutive number-one album in the US.

This made her the first woman in the chart's history to have her first five studio albums debut at number one. 


Beyoncé received critical acclaim and commercial success, selling one million digital copies worldwide in six days; The New York Times noted the album's unconventional, unexpected release as significant Musically an electro-R&B album, it concerns darker themes previously unexplored in her work, such as "bulimia, postnatal depression [and] the fears and insecurities of marriage and motherhood". The single "Drunk in Love", featuring Jay Z, peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart In April 2014, after much speculation in the weeks before, Beyoncé and Jay Z officially announced their On the Run Tour. It served as the couple's first co-headlining stadium tour together. On August 24, 2014, she received the Video Vanguard Award at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Knowles also took home three competitive awards: Best Video with a Social Message and Best Cinematography for "Pretty Hurts", as well as best collaboration for "Drunk in Love".



At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2015, Beyoncé was nominated for six awards, ultimately winning three: Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for "Drunk in Love", and Best Surround Sound AlbumBeyoncé.





Beyoncé accepts the GRAMMY for Best R&B Performance at the 57th GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles.



In August 2015, the cover of the September issue of Vogue magazine was posted online, with Beyoncé as the cover star. This resulted in Beyoncé being the first black artist and third black woman in general to cover the September issue. Beyoncé will also headline the 2015 Made in America festival, as well as the Global Citizen Festival.


Beyoncé performing on the I Am... Tour with Jay Z, whom she married in 2008

Beyoncé is believed to have first started a relationship with Jay Z after a collaboration on "'03 Bonnie & Clyde", which appeared on his seventh album The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse (2002).


Beyoncé appeared as Jay Z's girlfriend in the music video for the song, which would further fuel speculation of their relationship.

On April 4, 2008, Beyoncé and Jay Z were married without publicity

and as of April 2014, the couple have sold a combined 300 million records together!


Beyoncé unexpectedly became pregnant in Paris which later led to the her being blessed with the gift of her Daughter Blu Ivy in Jan 2012!


Her Support to the President of the United States


Beyoncé and husband Jay Z are friends with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. She performed "America the Beautiful" at the 2009 presidential inauguration, as well as "At Last" during the first inaugural dance at the Neighborhood Ball two days later.


Beyoncé and Jay Z held a fundraiser at the latter's 40/40 Club in Manhattan for Obama's 2012 presidential campaign

which raised $4 million.

Beyoncé uploaded pictures of her paper ballot on Tumblr, confirming she had voted in support for the Democratic Party and to encourage others to do so. She also performed the American national anthem at his second inauguration, singing along with a pre-recorded track.


In an interview published by Vogue in April 2013, Beyoncé was asked if she considers herself a feminist, to which her reply was simply, "that word can be very extreme... But I guess I am a modern-day feminist. I do believe in equality".[186] 

She would later align herself more publicly with the movement, sampling "We should all be feminists", a speech delivered by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at a TEDxEuston conference in April 2013, in her song "Flawless", released later that year.


Beyoncé has also contributed to the Ban Bossy campaign, which uses television and social media to encourage leadership in girls.


In 2015 Beyoncé signed an open letter which the ONE Campaign had been collecting signatures for; the letter was addressed to Angela Merkel and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, urging them to focus on women as they serve as the head of the G7 in Germany and the AU in South Africa respectively, which will start to set the priorities in development funding before a main UN summit in September 2015 that will establish new development goals for the generation.


Bey's other musical influences include Aaliyah, Prince, Lauryn Hill,  Sade Adu, Donna Summer, Mary J. Blige Janet Jackson, Anita Baker and Rachelle FerrellThe feminism and female empowerment themes on Beyoncé's second solo album B'Day were inspired by her role in Dream Girls and by the singer Josephine Baker. Beyoncé paid homage to Baker by performing "Déjà Vu" at the 2006 Fashion Rocks concert wearing Baker's trademark mini-hula skirt embellished with fake bananas.


Beyoncé has stated that she is personally inspired by US First Lady Michelle Obama, saying "She proves you can do it all" and she has described Oprah Winfrey as "the definition of inspiration and the definition of a strong woman".


Beyoncé's third solo album I Am... Sasha Fierce was inspired by Jay Z and especially by Etta James, whose "boldness" inspired Beyoncé to explore other musical genres and styles, Her fourth solo album, 4, was inspired by Fela Kuti, 1990s R&B, Earth, Wind & Fire, DeBarge, Lionel Richie, Teena Marie with additional influences by The Jackson 5, New Edition, Adele, Florence and the Machine, and Prince.


She has also discussed how Jay Z is a continuing inspiration to her, both with what she describes as his lyrical genius and in the obstacles he has overcome in his life.

Beyoncé has an admiration for the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat


In February 2013, Beyoncé said that Madonna inspired her to take control of her own career. She commented: "I think about Madonna and how she took all of the great things she achieved and started the label and developed other artists. But there are not enough of those women." [243]
Her All-Girl Band

Beyoncé performing "Run the World (Girls)Good Morning America Summer Concert Series

In 2006, Beyoncé introduced her all-female tour band Suga Mama (also the name of a song in B'Day) which includes bassists, drummers, guitarists, horn players, keyboardists and percussionists. 

Her background singers, The Mamas, consist of Montina Cooper-Donnell, Crystal Collins and Tiffany Moniqué Riddick. They made their debut appearance at the 2006 BET Awards and re-appeared in the music videos for "Irreplaceable" and "Green Light". 


Pictured during the Mrs Carter World Tour photo: Google Images inc.


The band have supported Beyoncé in most subsequent live performances, including her 2007 concert tour The Beyoncé Experience, 2009–2010 I Am... World Tour and 2013–2014 The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.
Beyoncé has received praise for her stage presence and voice during live performances. Jarett Wieselman of the New York Post placed her at number one on her list of the Five Best Singer/Dancers.[245] According to Barbara Ellen of The Guardian Beyoncé is the most in-charge female artist she's seen onstage,[246] while Alice Jones of The Independent wrote she "takes her role as entertainer so seriously she's almost too good."[247] The ex-President of Def Jam L.A. Reid has described Beyoncé as the greatest entertainer alive.[248]


Beyoncé's Public image





Beyoncé at the premiere for her 2006 film, Dreamgirls

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Several wax figures of Beyoncé are found at Madame Tussauds Wax Museums in major cities around the world, including New York,[264] Washington, D.C., Amsterdam, Bangkok, Hollywood and Sydney.




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In February 15 2007 The Singer graced the cover of  Knowles' Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

Then in Sept 2010, Beyoncé made her runway modelling debut at Tom Ford's Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show where she was named "World's Most Beautiful Woman" by People[259] and the "Hottest Female Singer of All Time" by Complex in 2012.[260] In January 2013,


According to Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli, Beyoncé uses different fashion styles to work with her music while performing.


Beyoncé Legacy


Beyoncé performing during her I Am... Tour in 2009


When The Guardian named her Artist of the Decade, Llewyn-Smith wrote, "Why Beyoncé? [...] Because she made not one but two of the decade's greatest singles, with Crazy in Love and Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It), Beyoncé was arguably the greatest live performer of the past 10 years." In 2013, Beyoncé made the Time 100 list, Baz Luhrmann writing "no one has that voice, no one moves the way she moves, no one can hold an audience the way she does... When Beyoncé does an album, when Beyoncé sings a song, when Beyoncé does anything, it's an event, and it's broadly influential. Right now, she is the heir-apparent diva of the USA — the reigning national voice."


In 2014, Beyoncé was listed again on the Time 100 and also featured on the cover of the issue.
Beyoncé's work has influenced numerous artists including Adele, Ariana Grande, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga,  Bridgit Mendler RihannaKelly Rowland, Chris Martin, Fergie Nicole Scherzinger, Rita Ora, JessieJ  and Azealia Banks 


American indie rock band White Rabbits also cited her an inspiration for their third album Milk Famous (2012), friend Gwyneth Paltro studied Beyoncé at her live concerts while learning to become a musical performer for the 2010 film Country Strong. Nicki Minaj has stated that seeing Beyoncé's Pepsi commercial influenced her decision to appear in the company's 2012 global campaign.


Her debut single, "Crazy in Love" was named VH1's "Greatest Song of the 2000s", NME '​s "Best Track of the 00s and "Pop Song of the Century",  considered by Rolling Stone to be one of the 500 greatest songs of all time, earned two Grammy Awards and is one of the best-selling singles of all time at around 8 million copies. The music video for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)", which achieved fame for its intricate choreograph and its deployment of jazz hands, was credited by the Toronto Star as having started the "first major dance craze of both the new millennium and the Internet", triggering a number of parodies of the dance choreography and a legion of amateur imitators on YouTube.


In January 2012, research scientist Bryan Lessard named Scaptia beyonceae, a species of horse fly found in Northern Queensland, Australia after Beyoncé due to the fly's unique golden hairs on its abdomen.


In July 2014, a Beyoncé exhibit was introduced into the "Legends of Rock" section of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The black leotard from the "Single Ladies" video and her outfit from the Super Bowl half time performance are among several pieces housed at the museum.


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Plaque awarded by Columbia Records for sales of more than 118 million recordings sold by Beyoncé.

Beyoncé's Honors and Awards


Beyoncé has received numerous awards. As a solo artist she has sold over 15 million albums in the US, and over 118 million records worldwide (a further 60 million additionally with Destiny's Child), making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time!


The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) listed Beyoncé as the top certified artist of the 2000s, with a total of 64 certifications.


 The Observer named her the Artist of the Decade and Billboard named her the Top Female Artist and Top Radio Songs Artist of the Decade. In 2010, Billboard named her in their "Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years" list at number 15.

In 2012 VH1 ranked her third on their list of the "100 Greatest Women in Music".


Beyoncé was the first female artist to be honored with the International Artist Award at the American Music Awards.

She has also received the Legend Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts at the 2008 World Music Awards and the Billboard Millennium Award at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards.



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Beyoncé has won 20 Grammy Awards, both as a solo artist and member of Destiny's Child, making her the second most honored female artist by the Grammys.  


Beyoncé has been the most nominated woman in Grammy Award history with 52 nominations with "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" winning Song of the Year in 2010 while "Say My Name" and "Crazy in Love" had previously won Best R&B Song. Dangerously in LoveB'Day and I Am... Sasha Fierce have all won Best Contemporary R&B Album. Beyoncé set the record for the most Grammy awards won by a female artist in one night in 2010 when she won six awards, breaking the tie she previously held with Alicia Keys, Norah Jones, Alison Krauss, and Amy Winehouse, with Adele equaling this in 2012.


Following her role in Dreamgirls she was nominated for Best Original Song for "Listen" and Best Actress at the Golden Globe Awards,

and Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture at the NAACP Image Awards. Beyoncé won two awards at the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2006; Best Song for "Listen" and Best Original Soundtrack for Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture.


Yoncé's Other Ventures and Endorsements


Co-owners of the streaming service Tidal Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé after the press conference relaunching the service on March 30, 2015.


As well as her perfume fragrances and Fashion lines,

Beyoncé has worked with Pepsi since 2002, and in 2004 appeared in a Gladiator-themed commercial with Britney Spears, Pink, and Enrique Iglesias.


In 2012, Beyoncé signed a $50 million deal to endorse Pepsi.


The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPINET) wrote Beyoncé an open letter asking her to reconsider the deal because of the unhealthiness of the product and to donate the proceeds to a medical organisation.

Nevertheless, NetBase found that Beyoncé's campaign was the most talked about endorsement in April 2013, with a 70 per cent positive audience response to the commercial and print ads.

Beyoncé has worked with Tommy Hilfiger for the fragrances True Star (singing a cover version of "Wishing on a Star") and True Star Gold ; she also promoted Emporio Armani's Diamonds fragrance in 2007. Beyoncé launched her first official fragrance, Heat in 2010


The commercial, which featured the 1956 song "Fever"


In February 2011, Beyoncé launched her second fragrance, Heat Rush.

Beyoncé's third fragrance, Pulse, was launched in September 2011.

In 2013, The Mrs. Carter Show Limited Edition version of Heat was released.The six editions of Heat are the world's best-selling celebrity fragrance line with sales of over $400 million.






Beyoncé also has had deals with American Express, Nintendo DS and L'Oréal since the age of 18.


Look out for Beyoncé's upcoming future collab with co. Parkwood Entertainment would be partnering with London-based fashion retailer Topshop, in a new 50/50 split subsidiary business named Parkwood Topshop Athletic Ltd. The new division was created for Topshop to break into the activewear market, with an athletic, street wear brand being produced. "Creating a partnership with Beyoncé, one of the most hard-working and talented people in the world, who spends many hours of her life dancing, rehearsing and training is a unique opportunity to develop this category" stated Sir Philip Green on the partnership.

The company and collection is set to launch and hit stores in the fall of 2015! which in the Uk I am certain that we'll all be heading out to Topshop for!


On March 30, 2015, it was announced that Beyoncé is a co-owner, with various other music artists, in the music streaming service Tidal. The service specialises in lossless audio and high definition music videos. Beyoncé's husband Jay Z acquired the parent company of Tidal, Aspiro, in the first quarter of 2015.

Including Beyoncé and Jay-Z, sixteen artist stakeholders (such as Kanye West, Rihanna, Madonna, Chris Martin, Nicki Minaj and more) co-own Tidal, with the majority owning a 3% equity stake.


The idea of having an all artist owned streaming service was created by those involved to adapt to the increased demand for streaming within the current music industry, and to rival other streaming services such as Spotify, which have been criticised for their low payout of royalties
Fashion linesBeyoncé and her mother introduced House of Deréon, a contemporary women's fashion line, in 2005.

 The concept is inspired by three generations of women in their family, the name paying tribute to Beyoncé's grandmother, Agnèz Deréon, a respected seamstress.


According to Tina, the overall style of the line best reflects her and Beyoncé's taste and style. Beyoncé and her mother founded their family's company Beyond Productions, which provides the licensing and brand management for House of Deréon, and its junior collection, Deréon. House of Deréon pieces were exhibited in Destiny's Child's shows and tours, during their Destiny Fulfilled era. 

The collection features sportswear, denim offerings with fur, outerwear and accessories that include handbags and footwear, and are available at department and specialty stores across the US and Canada.


In 2005, Beyoncé teamed up with House of Brands, a shoe company, to produce a range of footwear for House of Deréon and in January 2008, Starwave Mobile launched Beyoncé Fashion Diva, a "high-style" mobile game with a social networking component, featuring the House of Deréon collection.


In July 2009, Beyoncé and her mother launched a new junior apparel label, Sasha Fierce for Deréon, for back-to-school selling. The collection included sportswear, outerwear, handbags, footwear, eyewear, lingerie and jewelry.

It was available at department stores including Macy's and Dillard's, and specialty stores Jimmy Jazz and Against All Odds.


On May 27, 2010, Beyoncé teamed up with clothing store C&A to launch Deréon by Beyoncé at their stores in Brazil.

The collection included tailored blazers with padded shoulders, little black dresses, embroidered tops and shirts and bandage dresses.


In October 2014, Beyoncé signed a deal to launch an activewear brand with British brand Topshop. The 50-50 venture is called Parkwood Topshop Athletic Ltd and is scheduled to launch its first dance, fitness and sports ranges in autumn 2015.

Philanthropy


Beyoncé (center) and her mother, Tina) at the opening of the Beyoncé Cosmetology Center on March 5, 2010

After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Beyoncé and Rowland founded the Survivor Foundation to provide transitional housing for victims in the Houston area, to which Beyoncé contributed an initial $250,000.

The foundation has since expanded to work with other charities in the city and also provided relief following Hurricane Ike three years later.



Beyoncé Work for Charity


Beyoncé participated in George Clooney and Wyclef Jean's Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief telethon and was named the official face of the limited edition CFDA "Fashion For Haiti" T-shirt, made by Theory which raised a total of $1 million.


In April 2011, Beyoncé joined forces with US First Lady Michelle Obama and the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation, to help boost the latter's campaign against child obesity

by reworking her single "Get Me Bodied".


Beyoncé released her cover of the Lee Greenwood song "God Bless the USA", as a charity single to help raise funds for the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund.


Beyoncé has supported and campaigned for the rethinking of gun control laws, following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.


Beyoncé became an ambassador for the 2012 World Humanitarian Day campaign donating her song "I Was Here" and its music video, shot in the UN, to the campaign. In 2013, it was announced that Beyoncé would work with Salma Hayek and Frida Giannini on a Gucci "Chime for Change" campaign that aims to spread female empowerment. The campaign, which aired on February 28, was set to her new music.

A concert for the cause took place on June 1, 2013 in London and included other acts like Ellie Goulding, Florence and the Machine, and Rita Ora.

In advance of the concert, she appeared in a campaign video released on 15 May 2013, where she, along with Cameron Diaz, John Legend and Kylie Minogue, described inspiration from their mothers, while a number of other artists celebrated personal inspiration from other women, leading to a call for submission of photos of women of viewers' inspiration from which a selection was shown at the concert. Beyoncé said about her mother Tina Knowles that her gift was "finding the best qualities in every human being." With help of the crowdfunding platform Catapult, visitors of the concert could choose between several projects promoting education of women and girls.



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Beyoncé is also taking part in "Miss a Meal", a food-donation campaign, and supporting Goodwill charity through online charity auctions at Charitybuzz that support job creation throughout Europe and the U.S.


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