Beyoncé is a an American R& B singer as well as a songwriter and record producer. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the R&B girl group Destiny's Child, one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. During the hiatus of Destiny's Child in 2003, Knowles released her debut solo album, Dangerously in Love, which had two number-one singles, "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy", and earned her five Grammy Awards.
Following the disbandment of Destiny's Child in 2005, Knowles released her second solo album, B'Day, which included "Irreplaceable" and "Beautiful Liar". Her third solo album I Am... Sasha Fierce was released in 2008 and helped Knowles earn six Grammys in 2010, breaking the record for most Grammy Awards won by a female artist in one night.
In 2001, Knowles released her fourth solo album, 4, which became her fourth consecutive number-one album on the Billboard 200 as a solo artist. This made her the second female artist and third artist overall, to have her first four studio albums debut atop the chart.
Her fifth album, Beyoncé, was released in December 2013 and her sixth album, Lemonade, was released in April 2016.
Knowles' work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including 16 Grammy Awards, 11 MTV Video Music Awards, a Billboard Millennium Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with Destiny's Child. In 2009, Billboard named her the Top Radio Songs Artist of the 2000s decade. The Recording Industry Association of America, also recognized Knowles as the Top Certified Artist of the 2000s. In the United States, Knowles has sold over 11.2 million albums and 25 million singles. She has also sold 75 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.