Black History Month Spotlight: Beyoncé 

Black History Month Spotlight: Beyoncé 

In honor of Black History Month, Glasgow students celebrate people who have impacted the world in which we live. This spotlight focuses on iconic pop star and performer, Beyoncé.

Beyoncé Knowles is an American actress, songwriter, and singer. She was born and raised in Houston, Texas by her two parents, Matthew & Tina Knowles. Beyoncé has been performing for her entire life, starting from when her parents had signed her up for a dance class at the age of 7, ever since then she has continued to sing and dance in local competitions or events. 

Beyoncé had first risen to fame at the age of 21 as the lead singer of Destiny’s Child, an all female singing group that she had created alongside her cousin and 2 fellow classmates which had disbanded back in 2005. Beyoncé is known to be one of the most successful singers and songwriters of all time. She is also currently the most awarded artist in the MTV Video Music Awards history holding a total of 29 awards. She not only holds the record for winning the most Grammy awards ever by a female artist with 28 awards for her music. Along with that, she is also the eighth most awarded artist at the Billboard Music Awards. 

Beyoncé is inspirational to the Glasgow community, not only through her music but also through her strive to always reach for your dreams and to make sure that you do what makes you happy no matter what anyone tells you.