Beyonc Giselle Knowles-Carter ( bee-YON-say, ne Knowles, born September 4, 1981) is an American singer and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyonc performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of Destiny's Child, one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. Their hiatus saw the release of her first solo album, Dangerously in Love (2003), which featured the US Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles 'Crazy in Love' and 'Baby Boy'. Following the 2006 disbanding of Destiny's Child, she released her second solo album, B'Day, which contained hit singles 'Irreplaceable' and 'Beautiful Liar'. Beyonc also starred in multiple films such as The Pink Panther (2006), Dreamgirls (2006), Obsessed (2009), and The Lion King (2019). Her marriage to Jay-Z and her portrayal of Etta James in Cadillac Records (2008) influenced her third album, I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008), which earned a record-setting six Grammy Awards in 2010. It spawned the successful singles 'If I Were a Boy', 'Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)', and 'Halo'. After splitting from her manager and father Mathew Knowles in 2010, Beyonc released her musically diverse fourth album 4 in 2011.