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Beyoncé Knowles

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Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
Exhibition Label
Born Houston, Texas
One of the most popular performers on the planet, Beyoncé is a megastar whose talent embraces singing, dancing, songwriting, acting, and entrepreneurship. Her music is generally R&B but also includes pop, funk, hip-hop, and soul.
As of 2018, Beyoncé has been nominated for over sixty Grammy Awards, more than any other woman in history, and she has won twenty-two of those awards. She has also garnered twelve MTV Video Music Awards, a Billboard Millennium Award, and countless other accolades. An electrifying performer, Beyoncé is known for highly choreographed dance routines and her elaborate costumes. In 2013, the New Yorker described her as “the most important and compelling popular musician of the twenty-first century. It’s not just that she’s a dazzling, gale-force performer. She’s got the finest set of ears, the sharpest musical mind, of anyone in her pop generation.”
Nacida en Houston, Texas
Beyoncé es una de las artistas más populares del planeta, una megaestrella cuyos talentos abarcan el canto, la composición, la actuación y el empresarismo. En general su repertorio es rhythm and blues, pero también incluye pop, funk, hip-hop y soul.
Hasta el año 2018, Beyoncé ha sido nominada para más de sesenta premios Grammy—más que ninguna otra mujer en la historia—y ha Ganado veintidós de ellos. También ha recibido doce premios MTV Video Music Awards, un premio Millennium de la revista Billboard e incontables otros honores. Electrizante en escena, es famosa por sus complejos números de baile y su elaborado vestuario. En 2013 el New Yorker la describió como “la artista más importante y cautivadora de la música popular en el siglo XXI. No solo es una intérprete deslumbrante, con la fuerza de un huracán, sino que posee el mejor oído y la mente musical más aguda de su generación en el pop.
Artist
Markus Klinko, born c. 1961
Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri, born c. 1974
Sitter
Beyoncé Knowles, born 4 Sept 1981
Date
2003
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Chisholm-Larsson Gallery, New York City
Medium
Color photolithographic halftone poster
Dimensions
Sheet: 121.9 x 91.4 cm (48 x 36")
Type
Print
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Object number
S/NPG.2012.63
Culture
Beyoncé Knowles: American\African American
Topic
Costume\Jewelry\Earring
Poster
Beyoncé Knowles: Female
Beyoncé Knowles: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor
Beyoncé Knowles: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Entrepreneur
Beyoncé Knowles: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer
Beyoncé Knowles: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist
Portrait
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Photo by Markus + Indrani / © Markus + Indrani