Beyonce, People’s most beautiful woman of the year

People magazine named Beyonce Knowles, singer and songwriter as most beautiful woman of the year. The 30 year old celebrity recently had her first child with her rapper husband Jay Z. Blue Ivy Carter was born in New York on January 7th, 2012.

Beyonce was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She became famous as the lead singer of Destiny’s Child in the 1990s. Her first solo album was released in the year 2003 titled Dangerously in love. For the album she received a record setting five Grammys. She holds the record for being the third artist in the world who has debuted atop of the chart for her first four albums.

She is not only a singer and songwriter but she has tried her hand at acting as well. Her first movie was Carmen: A Hip Hopera in the year 2001. She continued to act in the movies and later appeared in some major films. Austin Powers in Goldmember in 2002, Dreamgirls in 2006 and Obsessed in 2009 are some of her well known films.

Beyonce started dating Jay Z in 2002. They kept their relationship discreet for a few years. Time magazine named them as a power couple in the 100 Most Influential People of 2006. They married in New York City in the year 2008. They are also cited in the Guinness Book of World Records as the power couple for earning a $122 million collective in the year 2009.

Jay Z is one of the most successful rappers in the American music industry. He has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. Some of his work is considered as landmarks in his genre. His albums Reasonable Doubt and The Blueprint have featured on Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 greatest albums of all time. Beyonce and Jay Z met in the sets of Bonnie & Clyde and have been together since.

When asked about how she felt about being chosen, she said “I feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt because I’ve given birth. I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth”. With this she is added to another impressive list of people. Michelle Pfeiffer, Julia Roberts and Halle Berry including some other beautiful women have received this title before.

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