January 4, 1954
Galveston, Texas, U.S.
|Label||House of Deréon|
|Children|| Beyoncé Knowles |
|Relatives|| Blue Ivy Carter (granddaughter)|
Angela Beyincé (niece)
Celestine Beyoncé Knowles-Lawson (née Beyonce;born January 4, 1954) is an American businesswoman, fashion designer, and philanthropist known for establishing the brands House of Deréon and Miss Tina by Tina Knowles. She is the mother of singers Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, and, until 2011, was married to their father Mathew Knowles, the manager of Destiny's Child.
For her contribution to the fashion business, Knowles was honored at the ACE Awards in 2001.
Celestine Ann Beyoncewas born in Galveston, Texas, the last of seven siblings. Her mother, Agnéz Beyincé (née Deréon), was a seamstress. Her father, Lumis Albert Beyincé, was a longshoreman. Due to a clerical error on her birth certificate, she spells her surname (Beyonce) "one letter different" than other members of her family. She is of African-American and Louisiana Creole heritage. Knowles was raised Catholic. Her family's roots are from Boutte, Louisiana. She is a direct descendant of Acadian leader Joseph Broussard and French military officer Jean-Vincent d'Abbadie de Saint-Castin. While in high school, Knowles was a part of a singing group called the Veltones, inspired by The Supremes.
On January 5, 1980, she married Mathew Knowles, a Xerox salesman who would later quit his job to manage Destiny's Child.The pair share two children: Beyoncé (born 1981) and Solange (born 1986). She filed for divorce from Mathew in November 2009, dropped the matter in 2010, then refiled in August 2011. She stated "discord or conflict of personalities" that prevented them from "reasonable expectation of reconciliation" as the reason for the divorce. The divorce was finalized in November 2011.
In the summer of 2013, she started dating actor Richard Lawson.Prior to dating, Knowles had been friends with Lawson for more than 30 years. They initially met through her friendship with his late sister. In a 2018 interview, Lawson stated that he had "always admired her from afar and up close too." The couple were married in Newport Beach, California on April 12, 2015. Knowles filed for divorce from Lawson in July 2023, citing irreconcilable differences.
Through her marriage with Lawson, Knowles became a stepmother to his daughter Bianca Lawson and his son Ricky.She also often refers to Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland as her daughter, whom she helped raise from the age of 11 when Rowland began living with the Knowles family. In an open letter published by Time magazine in 2015, Knowles stated "I gave birth to two of you, but I have four incredible daughters" referring to Beyoncé, Solange, Kelly, and her niece Angie Beyincé.
Knowles has four grandchildren, including Blue Ivy Carter.In addition to her grandchildren through daughters Beyoncé and Solange, she also considers herself a grandmother to Kelly's two children.
As a fashion designer, Knowles has been featured in publications such as Vogue , Cosmopolitan , Harper’s Bazaar , L'Officiel , InStyle , and Sports Illustrated . She has also designed costumes for a number of films including Dreamgirls , Pink Panther , Austin Powers in Goldmember , Obsessed , and Cadillac Records .
She began her career at the age of 19 when she moved to California to work as a makeup artist for Shiseido Cosmetics. However, she returned home when her parents fell ill.Knowles then worked as a dance choreographer for University of Alabama at Birmingham and later a beautician in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1990, she opened Headliners, a 12-seat hair salon located in Houston, Texas. The salon went on to become one of the most famous hair businesses in Houston. Knowles's rise to prominence came as costume designer for Destiny's Child. In the early days of the group's career, she created outfits that the members wore on-stage and to events "out of necessity" because money was limited. She also styled the girls' hair, and they practiced their routines at her shop.
In 2002, she published a book titled Destiny's Style: Bootylicious Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle Secrets From Destiny's Child in which she discussed how fashion affected Destiny's Child's success. The book was published by HarperCollins.In 2004, Knowles launched the clothing line House of Deréon alongside Beyoncé, naming it after her mother Agnes Deréon. On November 22, 2010, Knowles appeared with Beyoncé on The View to promote her clothing line called "Miss Tina by Tina Knowles". In 2010, she expanded the line to Walmart after it was previously being sold on the Home Shopping Network. Discussing her style of designing for the line, Knowles revealed she aimed to "hide flaws and create a slimming silhouette", adding, "Everything is created like a foundation garment, even the dresses. The pieces are designed to make the woman look leaner and taller."
In 2013, Knowles appeared in Beyoncé's Life Is but a Dream , and was credited as director of wardrobe.In 2016, she made a cameo in Beyoncé: Lemonade , appearing in the visual for the song "All Night", which includes shots of her with husband Richard Lawson on their wedding day. In 2019, she appeared briefly in the background of a few shots in Beyoncé's Homecoming , a concert film about the singer's 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival performances.
In July 2020, Knowles made a cameo in Beyoncé's Disney+ film Black Is King , which incorporates music from soundtrack album The Lion King: The Gift . Knowles makes appearances in the visuals for the songs "Mood 4 Eva" and "Brown Skin Girl."Before the film's release, she revealed she had let her daughter borrow art pieces for the project. Thus, she is credited as an art curator on the film. That same month, Knowles appeared on The TODAY Show to promote her Instagram show "Talks with Mama Tina", which addresses voter suppression, race relations and other social issues.
On May 23, 2021, Knowles presented rapper Trae tha Truth with the Change Maker Award and introduced Padma Lakshmi at the Billboard Music Awards.On June 16, 2021, Knowles appeared in Facebook's Lift Black Voices Hub, in which she revealed what Juneteenth means to her family. In August 2021, it was announced that Knowles would be producing an upcoming program for Discovery, Inc. and the Oprah Winfrey Network, which aims to show the difficulties Black men face today, while highlighting and celebrating the triumphs and successes of everyday living. The docuseries titled Profiled: The Black Man aired in early 2022.
In November 2021, Knowles and husband Richard Lawson confirmed they will reimagine Black Terror, the 1971 play by Richard Wesley, as a film produced in partnership with Yendor Theatre Company (YTC) at Newark Symphony Hall and their own WACO Theater Center.
In December 2021, Knowles announced her show "Talks with Mama Tina" would begin airing on Facebook and include interviews with celebrities, such as Ciara and Zendaya.The first episode premiered on December 22, with Beyoncé and her children performing the show's theme song. The song was nominated for Outstanding Original Song at the 49th Daytime Emmy Awards.
In April 2022, Knowles made her acting debut on The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder .That same month, she had a role in the Lifetime thriller movie Wrath: A Seven Deadly Sins Story, starring Michelle Williams, Antonio Cupo and Romeo Miller.
In 2002, Tina Knowles, Beyoncé, and Kelly Rowland opened the Knowles-Rowland Center for Youth, a community center in Downtown Houston.
After witnessing the effects of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Knowles co-founded the Survivor Foundation along with Mathew Knowles, Beyoncé, Solange, and Rowland, in order to provide transitional housing for hurricane victims and storm evacuees.
In 2010, Knowles and Beyoncé established the Beyoncé Cosmetology Center, which offers a seven-month cosmetology training course at the Phoenix House, a non-profit drug and alcohol rehabilitation organization in Brooklyn.
In 2020, following the COVID-19 pandemic, Knowles took action with Beyoncé's charity foundation BeyGood through the #IDidMyPart campaign.Knowles proposed the initiative, following the high number of deaths as a result of contracting the virus in the African-American community in Houston. Knowles has also spoken to raise awareness on a number of US television and news programs, including CBS News and ABC News.
Throughout the years, Knowles has supported movements promoting civil rights and opposing gender inequality in the United States, especially with regard to African Americans and the LGBT community.Knowles is a philanthropic supporter of political and cultural movements, such as Black Lives Matter, African Pride, Still I Vote, and Mothers of the Movement. Knowles has also spoken out against police brutality and violence against women in the United States.
In 2020, Knowles was a part of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights movement, which advocates for the passage of the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act to ensure health care, economic security, justice system reform, housing and voting access in the U.S., in the wake of the economic crisis following the COVID-19 pandemic.Knowles wrote an open letter to United States Senate leaders Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer, urging passage of the bill, with support from her daughters, Viola Davis, Whoopi Goldberg, Octavia Spencer and Jada Pinkett Smith.
In 2017, Knowles and her husband Richard founded the Where Art Can Occur (WACO) Theater Center, a non-profit "dedicated to the empowerment of artists, and people in general" in Los Angeles.Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, and Solange make up the WACO Theater Center's Advisory Board.
In 2001, Knowles was a recipient at the ACE Awards, which honors individuals who "help raise awareness of the accessories industry with a positive impact".
In 2020, she was honored with the Inspiring Leadership Award at Essence Festival's Empowerment Experience.
|2020||Black Is King||Herself||Visual album, released on Disney+|
|2022||Wrath: A Seven Deadly Sins Story||Sarah||Television film|
|Black Terror||Post-production, co-producer|
|2020||I Got the Mic!||Herself|
|2021||RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (season 6)||Guest judge, Episode: "Snatch Game of Love"|
|Friday Night Vibes||1 episode|
|2021–2022||Talks with Mama Tina||Facebook Talk-Show, co-producer|
|2022||The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder||Ms. Gina (voice)||Episode: "Raging Bully"|
|Profiled: The Black Man||Television docuseries, co-producer|
|2020||Love One Another||Tay Da Prince, John Legend|
|Brown Skin Girl||Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, WizKid|
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, and businesswoman. Known as "Queen Bey", she has been widely recognized for her boundary-pushing artistry, vocals, and performances. Her contributions to music and visual media and her concert performances have led her to become a prominent cultural figure of the 21st century. She was named the eighth-greatest singer of all time by Rolling Stone in 2023.
Destiny's Child was an American musical girl group whose final line-up comprised Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams. The group began their musical career as Girl's Tyme, formed in 1990 in Houston, Texas. After years of limited success, the original quartet comprising Knowles, Rowland, LaTavia Roberson, and LeToya Luckett were signed in 1997 to Columbia Records as Destiny's Child. The group was launched into mainstream recognition following the release of the song "No, No, No" and their best-selling second album, The Writing's on the Wall (1999), which contained the number-one singles "Bills, Bills, Bills" and "Say My Name". Despite critical and commercial success, the group was plagued by internal conflict and legal turmoil, as Roberson and Luckett attempted to split from the group's manager Mathew Knowles, citing favoritism of Knowles and Rowland.
Kelendria Trene Rowland is an American singer, actress, and television personality. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as a member of Destiny's Child, one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. During the group's three-year hiatus, Rowland released her debut solo studio album, Simply Deep (2002), which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and sold over 3 million copies worldwide. It included the Billboard Hot 100 number-one single "Dilemma", as well as the UK top-five hits "Stole" and "Can't Nobody". Rowland also ventured into acting with starring roles in Freddy vs. Jason (2003) and The Seat Filler (2005).
Dangerously in Love is the debut solo studio album by American singer Beyoncé. It was released on June 23, 2003, by Columbia Records and Music World Entertainment.
Solange Piaget Knowles is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Expressing an interest in music from an early age, Knowles had several temporary stints as a backup dancer for Destiny's Child, which featured her elder sister, Beyoncé Knowles, among its members, before signing with her father Mathew Knowles's Music World Entertainment label. At age 16, Knowles released her first studio album Solo Star (2002). She also appeared in the films Johnson Family Vacation (2004), and Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006).
"Bootylicious" is a song recorded by American group Destiny's Child for their third studio album Survivor (2001). It was written and produced by Rob Fusari, Beyoncé and Falonte Moore. The song contains a prominent sample from Stevie Nicks' song "Edge of Seventeen". It was released as the second single from Survivor on May 22, 2001, by Columbia Records.
LeToya Nicole Luckett is an American R&B singer and actress. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as a founding member of the R&B girl group Destiny's Child, one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. As a member of Destiny's Child, she achieved four US Top 10 hit singles, "No, No, No", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Say My Name" and "Jumpin', Jumpin'", and won two Grammy Awards. In the 2000s, she began her solo career after leaving the group and signing a record deal with Capitol Records. Her solo debut album, LeToya (2006), debuted at number-one on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, and was certified platinum by the RIAA, that same year.
LaTavia Marie Roberson is an American R&B singer. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as an original member of the R&B group Destiny's Child, one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. During her time as a member, Roberson recorded two studio albums, sold over 25 million records and won two Grammy Awards and three Soul Train Music Awards.
Farrah Laron Franklin is an American R&B singer and actress. She is also a former member of the girl group Destiny's Child. Along with Michelle Williams, she replaced the group's original members LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett. Franklin spent several months with the group before departing as a member. While her musical contribution to the group was minimal, Franklin's vocals are featured on the group's single "Independent Women Part I" which peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, following her departure.
"Girl" is a song recorded by American girl group Destiny's Child for their fifth studio album Destiny Fulfilled (2004). The group co-wrote the song with Darkchild, Ric Rude, Angela Beyincé, Sean Garrett, and Patrick "9th Wonder" Douthit; the latter co-produced it with group members Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland. Sampling "Ocean of Thoughts and Dreams" by the Dramatics, the soul song was written about an abusive relationship Rowland went through during the time of writing. "Girl" was released as the third single from Destiny Fulfilled on March 15, 2005, by Columbia Records.
Richard Lee Lawson is an American actor who has starred in movies and on television. He is perhaps best known for his roles in genre films; he portrayed Ryan in the 1982 film Poltergeist, and Dr. Ben Taylor in the 1983 NBC miniseries V.
"Get Me Bodied" is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé for her second solo studio album B'Day (2006). It was written by Beyoncé, Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean, Sean Garrett, Makeba Riddick, Angela Beyincé, and Solange Knowles, while the production was handled by Dean, Beyoncé and Garrett. Beyoncé was inspired by her sister Solange and former Destiny's Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams for the writing process. Columbia Records and Music World Entertainment released "Get Me Bodied" as the album's fifth single in the United States on July 10, 2007.
House of Deréon was a ready-to-wear fashion line introduced by singer and actress Beyoncé and her mother/stylist Tina Lawson. The style and concept is inspired by three generations of women in their family, with the name "Deréon" paying tribute to Beyoncé's maternal grandmother, Agnèz Deréon. As of 2012 the junior line Deréon has been discontinued.
Mathew Knowles is an American record executive, businessman and university lecturer. He is best known for being the manager of Destiny's Child. He also once managed the solo careers of his daughters Beyoncé and Solange Knowles.
"Why Don't You Love Me" is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé Knowles for the platinum edition of her third studio album, I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008). It was written by Knowles, Angela Beyincé, Solange Knowles and the Bama Boyz and produced by the Bama Boyz and Knowles. "Why Don't You Love Me" is an R&B song with disco influences that is set in a retro style. According to its lyrics, Knowles questions her love interest about why he does not value her fabulousness. Its 1960s-styled music video was directed by Melina Matsoukas and Knowles under the alias Bee-Z, and it stars the latter as "B.B. Homemaker". Knowles pays homage to Bettie Page in the video, which critics universally commended for its 1960's style sets and costumes. They also complimented Knowles for her acting skills.
Alexsandra Wright is a Canadian actress. She was previously in a relationship with Mathew Knowles and has one child with him.
Blue Ivy Carter is an American singer and dancer. She is the first-born daughter of musicians Jay-Z and Beyoncé. Two days after her birth, Time dubbed Blue Ivy Carter "the most famous baby in the world." That same day, her vocals were featured on the song "Glory", by her father Jay-Z, which earned her a Guinness World Record for being the youngest person to have a charted song on any Billboard chart. She has been the subject of depictions in media, including impersonations on Saturday Night Live and RuPaul's Drag Race.
A Seat at the Table is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Solange. It was released on September 30, 2016, by Saint Records and Columbia Records. While recording the album, Solange released an EP, titled True (2012) and launched her own record label named Saint Records. Writing for the album began as early as 2008, while the recording sessions took place from 2013 to June 2016. Solange enlisted a variety of collaborators including rappers Lil Wayne and Q-Tip; singer-songwriters The-Dream, BJ the Chicago Kid, Kelly Rowland and Tweet; and musicians Sampha, Kelela and David Longstreth.
American singer Beyoncé headlined the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, performing on April 14 and 21 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. She was the first Black woman to headline the festival and her performance immediately received widespread critical acclaim. Many in the media described the show as "historic," while The New York Times proclaimed it as "meaningful, absorbing, forceful and radical." The performance was nicknamed "Beychella" by fans.
Angela Renee Beyincé is an American songwriter, actress, and music executive. She is a cousin of American singers Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, and has made songwriting contributions to several of Beyoncé's albums including Dangerously in Love, Destiny Fulfilled, B'Day, and I Am... Sasha Fierce. Beyincé co-wrote the hit song "Naughty Girl", as well as the number one single "Check on It". Officially credited as an assistant on films such as The Fighting Temptations (2003), The Pink Panther (2006), and Dreamgirls (2006), Beyincé once worked as Vice President of Operations at Parkwood Entertainment. She has also written songs for close friend Kelly Rowland and the Fox television show Star. In 2020, Beyincé was cast as hair salon assistant Pam in the BET comedy-drama series Sistas.
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She was born Celestine Beyoncé in Galveston in 1954.
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The final decree of divorce was issued last month in a Texas court, and according to documents — obtained by TMZ — Beyonce's mom refiled on August 30. Tina's first swing at the divorce was in November 2009 ... but the matter was dropped in 2010 when they were both no-shows for court.