Born May 5, 1989 is an American recording artist, dancer, and actor. 1 Grammy Award. 12 nominations. 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. Knowles has also starred in several films, including Dream Girls. She married hip-hop recording artist Jay-Z in 2008. 17 Grammy's Awards.