Beyoncé has won ten Grammys, sold 120 million records, starred in seven films and headlined three solo world tours. Beyoncé, former member of girl group Destiny's Child, is the biggest selling female recording artist of the decade. Born Beyoncé Gisele Knowles in Houston Texas in 1981, she took dance and singing classes to overcome shyness, but it soon became obvious to everyone that she could belt out a tune. By the age of seven she was winning talent competitions, and at fifteen she formed Destiny's Child with best friend Kelly Rowland. They became a trio later when joined by Michelle Williams. In June 2005 though, the girls called it quits, deciding to end their fourteen years together on a high note so they could go on to pursue individual goals. So hard-working, so modest and likable, Beyoncé is a natural beauty who is passionate about what she does, and that passion rubs off on her fans. With her solo career hitting all the right notes, and her film career taking off, who knows what Beyoncé Knowles will be up to next?