Beyonce B, B., B1C, Bey, Beyon'ce, Beyonc, Beyonc e, Beyonc'e, Beyonce, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles, Beyoncé Gisselle Knowles, Beyonce Knowles, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Beyoncé Of Destiny's Child, Beyonce', Beyonce’, Beyounce, Knowles, ビヨンセ, 碧昂斯, 碧昂絲, 비욘세Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. The release of Beyoncé's debut album, Dangerously In Love, established her as a solo artist, selling over 11 million copies and earning her five Grammy Awards. Her album, Beyoncé, released in 2013, was critically acclaimed for its experimental production and departure from her previous work. In 2014, she ranked atop of Forbes ' Celebrity 100 was listed among the 100 most influential people in the world by Time.
Shakira Chakira, Schakira, Shaki, Shikira, 夏奇拉, 샤키라Colombian pop singer, born on February 2, 1977 to a Colombian mother of Spanish-Italian descent and an American father of Lebanese-Italian descent. Shakira is known for a high IQ and is fluent in Spanish, English, Italian and Portuguese. Writing songs and belly-dancing since childhood, her first album was released when she was a mere 14 years old. Other Spanish-language albums followed, each faring better than its predecessor, but it was not until 2001 that she achieved a world-wide breakthrough with the English-language "Laundry Service" album.