Beyoncé Video Playlist

Beyoncé, in full Beyoncé Giselle Knowles, (born September 4, 1981, Houston, Texas, U.S.), American singer-songwriter and actress who achieved fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the R&B group Destiny’s Child and then launched a hugely successful solo career.

Destiny’s Child

At age nine Beyoncé formed the singing-rapping girl group Destiny’s Child (originally called Girl’s Tyme) in 1990 with childhood friends.

In 1992 the group lost on the Star Search television talent show, and three years later it was dropped from a recording contract before an album had been released.

In 1997 Destiny’s Child’s fortunes reversed with a Columbia recording contract and then an eponymous debut album that yielded the hit single “No, No, No Part 2.”

Their follow-up album, The Writing’s on the Wall (1999), earned the group two Grammy Awards and sold more than eight million copies in the United States. Survivor (2001), the group’s third album, reached the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

Early solo career and Destiny’s Child reunited

Beyoncé was clearly the leader of the group and wrote hit songs for Destiny’s Child, such as the saucy “Bootylicious.” Eventually, the group parted ways to pursue individual projects.

Beyoncé used her songwriting talents to pen her first solo album, Dangerously in Love (2003). The album debuted to rave reviews, and, aided by the exuberant single “Crazy in Love,” which featured rapper Jay-Z, it topped charts around the world.

In 2004 Beyoncé won five Grammy Awards, including best contemporary R&B album and best female R&B vocal performance.

Destiny’s Child reunited in 2004 to release Destiny Fulfilled. While generally not as acclaimed as the group’s previous efforts, the album sold more than seven million copies worldwide and spawned several hit singles.

The trio embarked on a world tour in 2005, during which they announced that the group would officially disband. That same year they released #1’s, a collection of well-known songs and number one hits.

B’DayI Am…Sasha Fierce4, and Beyoncé

In 2006 Beyoncé released her second solo studio album, B’Day, which featured several coproducers, including the hit-making duo the Neptunes. Although much of the album carried echoes of 1970s-style funk, the pop ballad “Irreplaceable” became its most successful single.

In 2008 she and Jay-Z married, and the union made them one of the top-earning couples in the entertainment industry. Later that year Beyoncé released the double album I Am…Sasha Fierce. Whereas the first half (I Am) found her in an introspective mood, the second (Sasha Fierce) contained songs better suited to the dance floor.

The album as a whole generated several hits, including the assertive “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” and it contributed to Beyoncé’s dominance of the 2010 Grammy Awards.

Her six awards, which included those for song of the year, best female pop vocal performance, and best contemporary R&B album, amounted to the most Grammys collected by a female artist in a single night.

Days after a triumphant headlining performance at England’s Glastonbury Festival, Beyoncé released 4 (2011), a genre-bending mix of ballads and dance tracks that evoked influences ranging from Motown-era torch songs to the audio collages of rapper M.I.A.

In early 2013 Destiny’s Child reunited for a halftime appearance at the Super Bowl and released a new song, “Nuclear.” Shortly thereafter Beyoncé collected a Grammy for her single “Love on Top.”

She returned later in the year with the confidently sensuous and expressive Beyoncé, which boasted brand-name producers and appearances from, among others, the Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and the singer’s toddler daughter, Blue Ivy.

The record, initially offered exclusively on iTunes, was promoted as a “visual album,” with music videos made to accompany each track. The single “Drunk in Love,” which featured Jay-Z, was awarded several Grammys, including best R&B song.

Lemonade, the Carters, Homecoming, and act i: RENAISSANCE

On the expansive and musically variegated Lemonade (2016), Beyoncé focused on themes of betrayal and perseverance. Conceived as another visual album, it debuted as an HBO television special.

Lemonade attracted considerable acclaim, and it netted Beyoncé two Grammys, including a best music-video award for the anthemic “Formation.”

In 2018 Beyoncé and Jay-Z released a collaborative album, Everything Is Love, credited to the Carters, and it took the Grammy for best urban contemporary album. That same year Beyoncé became the first Black woman to headline the Coachella Valley Festival in Indio, California.

Her highly acclaimed performance, which featured marching bands from historically Black colleges, was the subject of Homecoming, a Netflix documentary and live album released in 2019. Although Beyoncé worked on a number of projects between studio albums, fans were left waiting for a new solo album. In 2022 she finally delivered with act i: RENAISSANCE.

Acting career and soundtracks

In 2001 Beyoncé made her acting debut in the television movie Carmen: A Hip Hopera, which aired on MTV. Her role as Foxxy Cleopatra in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) made her a film star and led to parts in The Fighting Temptations (2003) and The Pink Panther (2006).

In 2006 she played Deena Jones in Dreamgirls, the film adaptation of the 1981 Broadway musical about a 1960s singing group. Beyoncé’s performance was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and her song “Listen” for an Academy Award.

She later starred in Cadillac Records (2008), in which she portrayed singer Etta James, and the thriller Obsessed (2009) before providing the voice of a fairylike forest queen in the animated Epic (2013).

For the 2019 remake of Disney’s The Lion King, Beyoncé voiced the character of Nala and performed several songs on the soundtrack, including “Spirit,” an original song she cowrote, and a rendition of “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.”

She also concurrently released an album inspired by the movie, The Lion King: The Gift. Songs from that record were later featured in the visual album Black Is King (2020), which aired on the streaming service Disney+.

For the single “Black Parade,” Beyoncé earned the Grammy for best R&B performance in 2021. That year she received three other awards to set the record for most Grammys (28) won by a female artist.

Beyoncé later cowrote and performed “Be Alive” for the film King Richard (2021), and it received an Oscar nomination for best original song.

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Welcome To Hollywood – Beyoncé Ft. Jay-Z (2006)

About Artist: Beyoncé Featured artist: Jay-Z Album: B’Day Released: 2006 Genre: R&B/Soul Lyrics IT AIN’T FOR EVERYBODY!(Uhhhh) Welcome to Hollywood baby(Take a picture) Uh huhYou coming with? (Let’s not even talk about it)Let’s do it (Let’s Go!) I see your jealousy as you watchingYou watchingIt’s kinda sexy to me how you watchingYou watching I see your face (I see your […]

WATER – Beyoncé, Pharrell Williams & Salatiel (2019)

About Artists: Pharrell Williams, Salatiel, Beyoncé Movie: The Lion King Released: 2019 Lyrics YeahShoot! Baby, oh, I’m not much of a talkerBaby, oh, can I drink from your water?Baby, oh, meet me down by the riverWe can dance to the rhythm‘Til the sun is high and the water runs dry Yes, we can make it farDon’t need inflatablesThat’s what the […]

Turnt – Beyoncé Ft. 2 Chainz (2013)

About Artist: The-Dream Featured artists: Beyoncé, 2 Chainz Album: IV Play Released: 2013 Lyrics People think im crazy but I love you cause you crazy tooRadio KillaRed light special, undress me under the candle lightTurnt up in this businessWatch me do all of them things you likeI’m ready to go, ready to blow like grammy night in the back of […]

That’s Why You’re Beautiful – Beyoncé (2008)

About Artist: Beyoncé Album: I Am… Sasha Fierce Released: 2008 Genres: R&B/Soul, Pop, UK R&B Lyrics … Diamonds used to be coalLook young cause they got soulThat’s why they’re beautiful … And my heart used to be cold‘Til your hands laid on my soulBaby, that’s why you’re beautiful … I’m not wondering why…The sky’s blue; that’s not my businessAll I know is […]

Sweet Dreams – Beyoncé (2008)

About Artist: Beyoncé Album: I Am… Sasha Fierce Released: 2008 Nominations: BET Award for Viewer’s Choice Genres: R&B/Soul, Electropop, Pop, UK R&B Lyrics Turn the lights on! Every night I rush to my bedWith hopes that maybe I’ll get a chance to see youWhen I close my eyes I’m going out of my headLost in a fairytale, can you hold […]

Suga Mama – Beyoncé (2006)

About Artist: Beyoncé Album: B’Day Released: 2006 Genres: R&B/Soul, Pop Lyrics Damn, that was so good, I wanna buy him a short set I’ma be like a jolly rancher that you get from the corner storeI’ma be like a waffle cone that’s dripping down to the floorThe way you do it for me, I can’t lie (Lie!)About to be […]

Stop That – Beyoncé Ft. Mekhi Phifer (2001)

About Artists: Beyoncé, Mekhi Phifer Featured artist: Mekhi Phifer Movie: Carmen: A Hip Hopera Released: 2001 Lyrics Yo where the brother by my side at?[M] Yo you really need to stop that[B] Get it right![M] It’s not even like that[B] Try to get a job before we livin outta box black[M]Put it on that and here’s ya demo you can […]

Still in Love (Kissing You) Song – Beyoncé (2007)

About Artist: Beyoncé Released: 2007 Lyrics I’m so in loveI’m still in love I never met love quite beforeUntil I saw your faceAnd watching starsWithout you my soul criesMy heaving heart is full of painWhen we’re apart, the aching I’m kissing you, oh ohI’m kissing you, oh oh You’re my father, you’re my soldierYou protect me, boy […]

Steppin’ To The Bad Side – Beyoncé (2006)

About Artists: Hinton Battle, Beyoncé, MORE Movie: Dreamgirls Released: 2006 Lyrics Steppin to the bad side, ooh, ooh, ooh Steppin to the bad side Gonna take a mean Ride Ride Mean ride The smile I had has gone away Those that steal gonna pay Steppin to the bad side todaySteppin to the bad side, ooh, ooh, oohGonna take a mean […]

Start Over – Beyoncé (2011)

About Artist: Beyoncé Album: 4 Released: 2011 Genres: R&B/Soul, Pop, UK R&B Lyrics I feel weak, we’ve been here beforeCuz I feel weak, keep going back and forthMaybe it’s over, maybe we’re throughBut I honestly can sayI still love you Maybe we reached the mountain peakAnd there’s no more left to climbAnd maybe we lost the magic peaceAnd we’re […]

The Star Spangled Banner (a cappella) – Beyoncé (2004)

About Artist: Beyoncé Album: Star Spangled Banner (From The Super Bowl XXXVIII Performance) Released: 2004 Genre: R&B/Soul Lyrics O say can you see by the dawn’s early lightWhat so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming?Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro’ the perilous fightO’re the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?And the rocket’s red glare, the […]

Standing on the Sun – Beyoncé Ft. Mr. Vegas (2014)

About Artist: Beyoncé Featured artist: Mr. Vegas Album: Beyoncé: Platinum Edition Released: 2014 Genres: R&B/Soul, Pop, UK R&B Lyrics Gyal your body turn let me say turn up, turn upGyal yout hot like the sun so you turn up, turn upGyal your body turn let me say turn up, turn upGyal yout hot like the sun so you turn up, […]