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    BEYONCÉ '4' - The Fourth Album Discussion Thread [V]

    Welcome to our 5th Thread! Beyoncé's 4th Album Discussion Thread!

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    Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (born September 4, 1981), often known simply as Beyoncé, is an American Pop/R&B singer, songwriter, actress and fashion designer. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she enrolled in various performing arts schools and was first exposed to singing and dancing competitions as a child. Knowles rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the R&B girl group Destiny's Child, one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time.

    During the hiatus of Destiny's Child, Knowles released her debut solo album Dangerously in Love (2003), which spawned the number one hits "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy" and became one of the most successful albums of that year, earning her a then record-tying five Grammy Awards. Following the group's disbandment in 2005, Knowles released B'Day in 2006. It debuted at number one on the Billboard charts and included the hits "Déjà Vu", "Irreplaceable" and "Beautiful Liar". Her third solo album I Am... Sasha Fierce, released in November 2008, included the anthemic "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)". The album and its singles earned her six Grammy Awards, breaking the record for most Grammy Awards won by a female artist in one night. Knowles is one of the most honored artists by the Grammys, and third among female artists, with 16 awards—13 as a solo artist and three as a member of Destiny's Child.

    Knowles began her acting career in 2001, appearing in the musical film Carmen: A Hip Hopera. In 2006, she starred in the lead role in the film adaptation of the 1981 Broadway musical Dreamgirls, for which she earned two Golden Globe nominations. Knowles launched her family's fashion line, House of Deréon, in 2004, and has endorsed such brands as Pepsi, Tommy Hilfiger, Armani and L'Oréal. In 2010, Forbes ranked Knowles at number two on its list of the 100 Most Powerful and Influential Celebrities in the world; she was also listed as the most powerful and influential musician in the world. Time also included Knowles on its list of the "100 Most Influential People in the World".

    Knowles has attained five Hot 100 number one singles as a solo performer and four with Destiny's Child. As a solo artist, Knowles has sold over 11.2 million albums and nearly 25 million singles in the United States. According to Columbia Records her record sales, when combined with the group, have surpassed 130 million. On December 11, 2009, Billboard listed Knowles as the most successful female artist of the 2000s decade and the top Radio Artist of the decade. In February 2010, the RIAA listed her as the top certified artist of the decade. In 2010, VH1 listed Knowles at number 52 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

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    Discography - Dangerously In Love (2003)

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    Dangerously in Love is the debut solo album of American R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles, released June 22, 2003 on Columbia Records. Recordings sessions for the album took place during 2002 to March 2003 at several recording studios, during the hiatus of her former group Destiny's Child. Primarily R&B and soul-oriented, the album is mostly composed of uptempo songs and ballads, and features elements of hip hop and Arabic music. Although Knowles remained discreet about her interpretation of the songs, the lyrics were attributed by music writers to her close relationship with rapper Jay-Z at the time.

    Dangerously in Love propelled Knowles' aim in becoming a viable solo star, as well as one of the most marketable acts in the recording industry. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 317,000 copies in its first week. The album became a worldwide commercial success, earning multi-platinum certifications in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Dangerously in Love received mixed to positive reviews from music critics upon its release and earned Knowles five Grammy Awards.

    Track List:
    1. Crazy in Love (featuring Jay-Z)
    2. Naughty Girl
    3. Baby Boy (featuring Sean Paul)
    4. Hip Hop Star (featuring Big Boi and Sleepy Brown)
    5. Be with You
    6. Me, Myself and I
    7. Yes
    8. Signs
    9. Speechless
    10. That's How You Like It (featuring Jay-Z)
    11. The Closer I Get to You (duet with Luther Vandross)
    12. Dangerously in Love 2
    13. Beyoncé Interlude
    14. Gift from Virgo
    15. Daddy" (hidden track)

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    Discography - B'Day (2006)

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    B'Day is the second studio album by American R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles, released September 4, 2006, on Columbia Records in collaboration with Music World Music and Sony Urban Music. Its release coincided with Knowles' twenty-fifth birthday. The album was originally planned for a 2004 release as a follow-up to her debut album Dangerously in Love (2003). However, the project was put on hiatus due to the recording of Destiny's Child's final studio album Destiny Fulfilled and her starring role in the 2006 movie Dreamgirls.

    While on vacation after filming for Dreamgirls, Knowles began contacting various producers; she had employed technique for faster collaboration, and completed B'Day in three weeks. Most of the lyrical content of the album was inspired by Knowles' role in the film. The album's musical style ranges from '70s to '80s funk and balladry to urban contemporary elements such as hip hop and R&B. Live instrumentation was employed on most tracks as part of Knowles' vision of creating a record using live instruments.

    The album debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling 541,000 copies in its first week, and it has been certified triple platinum in sales by the RIAA. It was also successful in international music markets and yielded six singles, including three worldwide hits, "Déjà Vu", "Irreplaceable", and "Beautiful Liar". Upon its release, B'Day received generally positive reviews from most music critics and earned Knowles several accolades, including a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 49th Grammy Awards.

    Track List:
    1. Déjà Vu (featuring Jay-Z)
    2. Get Me Bodied
    3. Suga Mama
    4. Upgrade U (featuring Jay-Z)
    5. Ring the Alarm
    6. Kitty Kat
    7. Freakum Dress
    8. Green Light
    9. Irreplaceable
    10. Resentment/Encore for the Fans
    11. Creole (Japan bonus track)
    12. Lost Yo Mind
    13. Back Up

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    Discography - I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008)

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    I Am… Sasha Fierce is the third studio album by American R&B recording artist Beyoncé. It was released on November 18, 2008, by Columbia Records. It is classified as a dual disc album; the first disc I Am... incorporates slow and mid-tempo R&B ballads and pop songs, while the second disc Sasha Fierce, named after Beyoncé's alter ego, contains more uptempo danceable songs which cross from Euro to electropop. A deluxe edition of the album was released simultaneously with its standard edition in 2008.

    Beyoncé was inspired by her husband Jay-Z and especially by Etta James, who helped her to broaden her horizons. Musically, 'I Am...' drew inspiration from folk and alternative songs and acoustic guitar and the contemporary ballads on this disc were produced, written and recorded by Beyoncé along with Kenneth Edmonds, Tricky Stewart and Terius Nash, Toby Gad and Ryan Tedder while 'Sasha Fierce', being the fresh modern sound of the alter ego, utilizes production and songwriting from Rodney Jerkins, Sean Garrett, Solange, Rico Love and Jim Jonsin. Critics received the album with mixed to positive reviews with many of them stating that the collection might have been better served if Beyoncé had edited it down to one disc. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 482,000 units in its first week. I Am... Sasha Fierce has proven commercially successful, earning at least 14 platinum certifications, each from a different country and reaching top-ten in charts around the world. In celebration of the album's numerous achievements, a remix album with videography, a platinum edition along with a re-issue deluxe edition as well as an EP titled I Am... Sasha Fierce - The Bonus Tracks were made available in 2009.

    The two lead singles from I Am... Sasha Fierce, "If I Were a Boy" and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)", were both international hits. The first song topped the charts in over eight countries, and reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, while the second was able to peak inside the top ten in the charts of major musical markets, while becoming her fifth number one hit on the Hot 100 chart. "Diva" and "Ego" were released as US-Only singles while "Halo" and "Sweet Dreams" were promoted internationally as the third and fourth single respectively. "Broken-Hearted Girl" was serviced internationally as the fifth single, "Video Phone" was released in November 2009 with a remixed version featuring pop singer Lady Gaga, and the last single, being "Why Don't You Love Me", was released digitally in the United Kingdom.

    As of January 2010, I Am... Sasha Fierce has sold over six million copies worldwide, and its digital tracks have sold more than 15 million units worldwide. The album garnered eight nominations at the 52nd Grammy Awards, and eventually won five Grammys, including Best Contemporary R&B Album. It also won a 2009 Soul Train Award for Album of the Year. I Am... Sasha Fierce was promoted with live performances around the world including The X Factor in the UK and the final episode of TRL in addition to the global, I Am... Tour.

    Track List:

    Disc One - I Am
    1. If I Were a Boy
    2. Halo
    3. Disappear
    4. Broken-Hearted Girl
    5. Ave Maria
    6. Smash into You
    7. Satellites
    8. That's Why You're Beautiful
    9. Save the Hero (Bonus Track)

    Disc Two - Sasha Fierce
    1. Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
    2. Radio
    3. Diva
    4. Sweet Dreams
    5. Video Phone
    6. Hello
    7. Ego
    8. Scared of Lonely
    9. Why Don't You Love Me (iTunes Pre-Order Bonus Track)

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    U.S. Number One Singles

    Crazy In Love (feat. Jay-Z) (2003) [8 Consecutive Weeks at #1]

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    Baby Boy (feat. Sean Paul) (2003) [9 Consecutive Weeks at #1]

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    Check On It (feat. Slim Thug) (2005) [5 Consecutive Weeks at #1]

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    Irreplaceable (2006) [10 Consecutive Weeks at #1]

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    Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) (2008) [4 Non-Consecutive Weeks at #1]

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    Destiny's Child Era

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    Destiny's Child Era

    The group changed its name to Destiny's Child in 1993, based on a passage in the Book of Isaiah. Together, they performed in local events and, after four years on the road, the group was signed to Columbia Records in late 1997. That same year, Destiny's Child recorded its major label début song, "Killing Time", for the soundtrack to the 1997 film, Men in Black. The following year, the group released its self-titled debut album, scoring their first major hit "No, No, No". That album established the group as a viable act in the music industry, amassing moderate sales and winning the group three Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards for "Best R&B/Soul Single" for "No, No, No", "Best R&B/Soul Album of the Year" and "Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist". The group released their multi-platinum second album The Writing's on the Wall in 1999. The record features some of the group's most widely known songs such as "Bills, Bills, Bills", the group's first number-one single, "Jumpin' Jumpin'", and "Say My Name", which became their most-successful song at the time, and would remain one of their signature songs. "Say My Name" won the Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and the Best R&B Song at the 2001 Grammy Awards. The Writing's on the Wall sold more than eight million copies.

    Luckett and Roberson filed a lawsuit against the group for breach of contract. Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin appeared on the video of "Say My Name", implying that Luckett and Roberson had already been replaced. Eventually, Luckett and Roberson left the group. Franklin would eventually fade from the group after five months, as evidenced by her absences during promotional appearances and concerts. She attributed her departure to negative vibes in the group resulting from the strife.

    After settling on their final lineup, the trio recorded "Independent Women Part I", which appeared on the soundtrack to the 2000 film, Charlie's Angels. It became their best-charting single, topping the official U.S. singles chart for eleven consecutive weeks. Later that year, Luckett and Roberson withdrew their case against their now-former band mates, while maintaining the suit against Mathew, which ended in both sides agreeing to stop public disparaging. Luckett and Roberson refiled their lawsuit after Destiny's Child's third album, Survivor was released in May 2001, claiming that the songs were aimed at them. The album débuted at number one on U.S. Billboard 200 with 663,000 units sold. To date, Survivor has sold over ten million copies worldwide, over forty percent of which were sold in the U.S. alone. The album spawned other number-one hits—"Bootylicious" and the title track, "Survivor", the latter of which earned the group a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. After releasing their holiday album, 8 Days of Christmas, the group announced a hiatus to pursue solo projects.

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    2000–04: Solo career development and Dangerously in Love

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    2000–04: Solo career development and Dangerously in Love

    While Knowles was with Destiny's Child, she made solo appearances. She made a duet with label mate Marc Nelson on the song "After All Is Said and Done" for the soundtrack to the 1999 film The Best Man. In early 2001, while Destiny's Child was completing Survivor, Knowles landed a major role in the MTV made-for-television film, Carmen: A Hip Hopera, starring alongside American actor Mekhi Phifer. Set in Philadelphia, the film is a modern interpretation of the 19th century opera Carmen by French composer Georges Bizet. In 2002, Knowles co-starred in the comedy film Austin Powers in Goldmember, playing Foxxy Cleopatra opposite Mike Myers. Knowles recorded her first solo single, "Work It Out", for the film's soundtrack. The following year, Knowles starred opposite Cuba Gooding, Jr. in the romantic comedy film The Fighting Temptations, and recorded numerous songs for the film's soundtrack, including "Fighting Temptation" and a cover version of "Fever". That same year, Knowles was featured on her then-boyfriend Jay-Z's hit single "'03 Bonnie & Clyde". She also recorded a version of 50 Cent's "In Da Club" and released it in March 2003. Luther Vandross and Knowles remade the duet "The Closer I Get to You", which was originally recorded by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway in 1977. Their version won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals the following year, and Vandross' "Dance with My Father", which also features Knowles, won for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.

    After Williams and Rowland released their solo efforts, Knowles released her début solo album, Dangerously in Love, in June 2003. Featuring many musical collaborators, the album contains a combination of uptempo and slow jam songs. The album débuted on the Billboard 200 at number one, selling 317,000 copies in its first week. Certified 4x platinum on August 5, 2004 by the Recording Industry Association of America, the album has sold 4.7 million copies to date in the United States. The album yielded two number one singles. "Crazy in Love", featuring a guest rap verse from Jay-Z, was released as the album's lead single remained on the Billboard Hot 100 for eight consecutive weeks and topping many charts worldwide. Knowles also simultaneously topped the singles and album charts in the United Kingdom. The album's second single, "Baby Boy", which features dancehall singer Sean Paul, also became one of the biggest hits of 2003, dominating U.S. radio airplay and spending nine weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100—one week longer than "Crazy in Love". Unlike "Crazy in Love", the final three singles attained more immediate commercial successes, propelling the album to the top of the charts and going a long way toward it being certified multi-platinum. Knowles embarked on her first solo concert tour, the Dangerously in Love Tour, intended to showcase songs from her the album. The tour only reached Europe, before Knowles joined Alicia Keys, Missy Elliott, and Tamia for the Verizon Ladies First Tour in early 2004. Knowles won five awards at the 2004 Grammy Awards for her solo effort, which included the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "Dangerously in Love 2", Best R&B Song for "Crazy in Love", and the Best Contemporary R&B Album. She shared this distinction with four other female artists: Lauryn Hill (1999), Alicia Keys (2002) and Norah Jones (2003) and Amy Winehouse (2008) up until 2010, when she won 6 Grammy Awards in one night. In 2004, she won a BRIT Award for International Female Solo Artist.

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    2004–05: Destiny Fulfilled and group disbandment

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    2004–05: Destiny Fulfilled and group disbandment

    In 2004, Knowles planned to release a follow-up to Dangerously in Love, which would feature some of the left-over recordings. However, her musical aspirations were put on hiatus due to conflicting schedules, including her recording with Destiny's Child for what would be their final album. Early in that year, Knowles performed the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXXVIII at Reliant Stadium in Houston. After a three-year journey that involved concentration on individual solo projects, Knowles rejoined Rowland and Williams for Destiny Fulfilled, released in November 2004. The album hit number two on the Billboard 200, and spawned three top forty hits including "Lose My Breath" and "Soldier". In support of the album, Destiny's Child embarked on the 2005 Destiny Fulfilled ... And Lovin' It world tour, which started in April and ran through September. On the Barcelona, Spain visit, the group announced their disbandment after the end of their final North American leg. In October 2005, the group released a compilation album, entitled #1's, including all of Destiny's Child's number-one hits and most of their well-known songs. The greatest hits collection also includes three new tracks, including "Stand Up for Love". Destiny's Child was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in March 2006. They were also recognized as the world's best-selling female group of all time. Continuing her film career, Knowles co-starred in the film The Pink Panther, playing the role of Xania, an international pop star, opposite Steve Martin, who plays Inspector Clouseau. The film was released on February 10, 2006, and débuted at number one at the box office, doing $21.7 million in ticket sales in its first week. Knowles recorded "Check on It" for the soundtrack to the film, featuring Slim Thug, and reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

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    B'Day (2006)

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    2006–07: B'Day

    In late 2005, Knowles again put her second album on hold after she landed a role in Dreamgirls, the film adaptation of the 1981 hit Broadway musical about a 1960s singing group loosely based on Motown all-female group The Supremes. In the film, she portrays the Diana Ross-based character Deena Jones. Released in December 2006, Dreamgirls stars Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, and Jennifer Hudson. Knowles recorded several songs for the film's soundtrack, including the original song "Listen". On December 14, 2006, Knowles was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards for the film: Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and Best Original Song for "Listen". Inspired by her role in Dreamgirls, Knowles worked on her second album without any specific plan, telling MTV News, "[When filming ended] I had so many things bottled up, so many emotions, so many ideas". Knowles worked on her second album with previous musical collaborators, including Rich Harrison, Rodney Jerkins and Sean Garrett, at the Sony Music Studios in New York City. She co-wrote and co-produced nearly all songs included in the album, which was completed in three weeks.

    B'Day was released worldwide on September 4, 2006, and on September 5, 2006, in the United States to coincide with the celebration of her twenty-fifth birthday. The album débuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling more than 541,000 copies in the first week, her highest first-week sales mark as a solo artist. The album has been certified three-times platinum in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album spawned the UK number-one single "Déjà Vu", the album's lead single, featuring Jay-Z." "Irreplaceable" was released in October 2006 as the album's second single worldwide and third single in the U.S. "Irreplaceable" topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 consecutive weeks, giving Knowles her longest-running single to date. Although it was a commercial success, the relatively short-spanned production of the album was the subject of critical scrutiny. Knowles re-released B'Day on April 3, 2007, as a deluxe edition, featuring five new tracks and Spanish-language versions of "Irreplaceable", and "Listen". Simultaneously, the B'Day Anthology was released featuring 10 music videos. In support of the album, Knowles embarked on her lengthy The Beyoncé Experience concert tour, visiting over ninety venues worldwide, which was made into the concert DVD The Beyoncé Experience Live!. At the 2007 Grammy Awards, B'Day earned Knowles the award for Best Contemporary R&B Album. Knowles made history at the 35th Annual American Music Awards for being the first woman to win an International Artist Award

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    2008–10: I Am... Sasha Fierce

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    2008–10: I Am... Sasha Fierce

    On November 18, 2008, Knowles released her third studio album, I Am… Sasha Fierce. The album was preceded with the release of its two singles, "If I Were a Boy" and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)". While "If I Were a Boy" topped numerous charts worldwide, mostly in European countries, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" went on to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart, for four non-consecutive weeks, giving Knowles her fifth number one single in the United States. "Halo", the fourth single off I Am... Sasha Fierce, went on to peak at number five, becoming Knowles' 12th Top 10 single on the Hot 100 as a solo artist. This made Knowles the female artist with the most top tens on the Hot 100 this decade. She is also the female artist with the most cumulative weeks at number one this decade, with 36 total weeks at number one, the most top fives and the most top ten hits this decade with fourteen, as well as the most top 40 hits of the decade with 19 top 40 hits.[80] In December 2008, Knowles starred as blues singer Etta James in the musical biopic film, Cadillac Records. Her performance in the film received praise from critics. The song "Once in a Lifetime", a collaboration with Scott McFarnon, was nominated for a Grammy and a Golden Globe.

    On January 18, 2009, Knowles performed at the Lincoln Memorial festivities in honor of the inauguration of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. Knowles also sang her cover of the R&B classic most famously sang by Etta James, "At Last", as President Obama and his wife Michelle had their first dance as President and First lady of America, on January 20, 2009, at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball. In March 2009, Knowles embarked on her lengthy I Am... Tour in support of her third album, visiting venues all over the world. The tour ended in February 2010 and was ranked a No. 1 concert attraction thanks to record attendance and an unprecedented multi-leg journey. Billboard journalist Bob Allen confirms the tour's success, stating: "With reported grosses topping $36 million since the tour began, her show ranks among the top 15 grossing tours of the year. In April 2009, Knowles also starred opposite Ali Larter and Idris Elba in a thriller film called Obsessed. The film has proved to be a commercial success and grossed $11.1 million on its first day of release[84] and ended its opening weekend at number one, with a total of $28.6 million. At the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards,

    Knowles "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" video was nominated for nine awards and ultimately won the award for Video of the Year, and an additional two awards, though its loss in the Best Female Video category to Taylor Swift's "You Belong with Me" led to controversy during the ceremony.

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    Grammy Award Record

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    Grammy Award Record

    Knowles led the 52nd Grammy Awards, receiving 10 nominations, including Album of the Year for I Am… Sasha Fierce, Record of the Year for "Halo", and Song of the Year for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)". She also received two other nominations for, Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for "At Last" and Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for "Once in a Lifetime" from the soundtrack, Cadillac Records. This tied her with Lauryn Hill for most Grammy nominations in a single year by a female artist.[88] She ultimately set the record for the most Grammy awards won on a single night by a female artist on January 31, 2010, when she won six awards from her ten nominations: for Song of the Year, Best R&B Song, and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)", Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Halo", Best Contemporary R&B Album and Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for "At Last". During the time, Knowles announced in an interview with USA Today that she would be taking a break from her music career saying, "It's definitely time to take a break, to recharge my batteries. I'd like to take about six months and not go into the studio. I just need to live life, to be inspired by things again." In March 2010, Lady Gaga's single "Telephone", which has Knowles as the featured artist, rose to the top spot on the Pop Songs Chart, becoming the sixth number-one on the chart for both Knowles and Gaga. With this, each of the women have tied the record held by Mariah Carey for most No. 1s since the Nielsen BDS-based radio airplay chart launched in 1992. It also became her fifth number-one on the UK Singles Chart, as a solo, a lead and featured artist.

  13. #13

    2010-present: Fourth studio album

    2010-present: Fourth studio album

    During the final U.K. stop of her I Am... Tour at the Trent FM Arena in Nottingham, England in 2009, Knowles announced plans to release a new album in 2010. She said: "This is my last show for this tour in the U.K., so hopefully, I’ll see you all in a year with a new album." Producer Jim Jonsin is scheduled to work on Knowles' fourth studio album. Producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins confirmed news on Twitter, posting that he’s working on some tracks for Knowles upcoming album. The-Dream himself is too working on tracks for the album In July 2010, producer Rich Harrison had the following to say about a track Knowles had heard: "A track that the Irish band of rockers The Script wrote for their new album was picked up and circled internally through the record company until eventually it crossed the ears of Beyoncé. She is very interested in recording it for her next album. If she does, and it’s halfway as huge as any of her other songs, The Script are in for a bumper pay day."

    In August 2010, singer Ne-Yo revealed on twitter that he is working with Knowles on her upcoming album, stating "Mornin' NY!!! Studio with Mary J. Blige last night, Beyonce tonight". He also had the following to say about it in an interview with Access Atlanta. “It’s coming along nicely. I can’t speak too much on it, but it’s another direction for her, and she’s carving out her own niche. “In a minute nobody will be in Beyoncé’s lane. They really can’t get in her lane now, but they really can’t get in her lane after this album.” Sean Garrett revealed in an interview with Music Mix, at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, that he too is working on the album with Knowles. "I am going in the studio with Beyoncé this week to work on her next record. I think we are doing a lot of up-tempo records for this one. She’s in such a good place right now in life that she is interested in making party music, definitely." Producer Jim Jonsin noted that he wants a more 1980s sound than the pair did on "Sweet Dreams" and is also looking to try other types of music with Knowles, saying, "[E]ven some sexy mid-tempos, see if she likes that and I'll try that too".

  14. #14

    Filmography - Carmen: A Hop Hopera (2001)

    Carmen: A Hop Hopera (2001)

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    Carmen: A Hip Hopera is a 2001 musical film produced for television by MTV and directed by Robert Townsend. The film stars Beyoncé Knowles, Mos Def, Rah Digga, Wyclef Jean, Mekhi Phifer, Da Brat, Joy Bryant, Jermaine Dupri and Lil' Bow Wow. It is based upon Georges Bizet's opera, Carmen, set in Philadelphia and Los Angeles in modern times, and features a mostly original hip-hop/R&B score in place of Bizet's opera.

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    Filmography - Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

    Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

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    Austin Powers in Goldmember is the third film of the Austin Powers series starring Mike Myers in the title role and was released in late July 2002. The movie was directed by Jay Roach, and co-written by Mike Myers and Michael McCullers. Myers also plays the roles of Dr. Evil, Goldmember and Fat *******.The movie co-stars Beyoncé Knowles, Robert Wagner, Seth Green, Michael York, Verne Troyer, Michael Caine and Fred Savage. There are a number of cameo appearances including Steven Spielberg, Britney Spears, Quincy Jones, Tom Cruise, Katie Couric, Nathan Lane and The Osbournes.

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    Filmography - The Fighting Temptations (2003)

    The Fighting Temptations (2003)

    The Fighting Temptations is a 2003 romantic-comedy-drama film produced by Paramount Pictures and MTV Films. It stars Cuba Gooding, Jr. and singer Beyoncé Knowles as they attempt to revive a town's choir traditions in a modern society and along the way they fall in love with each other.

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    Filmography - Dreamgirls (2006)

    Dreamgirls (2006)

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    Dreamgirls is a 2006 American musical film, directed by Bill Condon and jointly produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures. The film debuted in three special road show engagements beginning December 15, 2006, with a nationwide release on December 25, 2006 and a home video release on May 1, 2007. Dreamgirls won three awards at the 64th Golden Globe Awards ceremony in 2007, including Best Picture - Musical or Comedy, and won two Oscars at the 79th Academy Awards.

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    Filmography - Cadillac Records (2008)

    Cadillac Records (2008)

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    Cadillac Records is a 2008 American musical biopic written and directed by Darnell Martin. The film explores the musical era from the early 1940s to the late 1960s, chronicling the life of the influential Chicago-based record-company executive Leonard Chess, and the singers who recorded for Chess Records.

    The film stars Adrien Brody as Chess, Cedric the Entertainer as Willie Dixon, Mos Def as Chuck Berry, Columbus Short as Little Walter, Jeffrey Wright as Muddy Waters, and Beyoncé Knowles as Etta James. The film was released in North America on December 5, 2008 by TriStar Pictures.

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    Filmography - Obsessed (2009)

    Obsessed (2009)

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    Obsessed is an upcoming thriller film directed by Steve Shill and written by David Loughery. It is due to be released in the UK on May 29, 2009, and in the US on April 24, 2009. Filming took place in the summer of 2008.

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