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Beyoncé Knowles: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) [Kindle Edition]

Janice Arenofsky
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Book Description

Although Beyoncé Knowles is not yet 30, the sensual superstar has already succeeded on many levels: as a dancer, singer, composer, model, music producer, video director and actress. Like rap star/entrepreneur Jay-Z, with whom Beyoncé recently married, she has evolved into a businesswoman, who with her designer-mother, Tina Knowles, markets Beyoncé's personal fashion line, House of Dereon. The multi-talented, global entertainer lends her name and image to many commercial and philanthropic ventures. She is the spokeswoman for L'Oreal and appears in ads for Pepsi and Ford.

This biography tells the story of a young, talented woman's meteoric rise in the entertainment industry. From a shy, demure Catholic schoolgirl growing up in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé Knowles eventually morphed into the first African-American woman to win the Songwriter of the Year Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Pop Music Awards. The once-shy suburban schoolgirl has gone far beyond her original dream of becoming a first-rate musician and vocalist. With the assistance of her manager-father—former Xerox executive Mathew Knowles—and as lead singer of the R&B girl group Destiny's Child (the world's all-time bestselling female group), Beyoncé has won 10 Grammy Awards and two Golden Globe nominations. Her albums have reached more than 20 million people worldwide, and she has become a cultural icon to music lovers everywhere as well as a role model for young women. Author Janice Arenofsky gives students and general readers alike an insightful look at a music and fashion icon who has a unique niche in popular culture today. Complete with photos, a timeline, and a thorough bibliography.



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"Professional writer Arenofsky's account of American performer Beyoncé Knowles is geared toward high school students who need a challenging yet accessible biography, and would also be suitable for general readers seeking a solid and entertaining read of the singer's life. The text includes in-depth information about Beyoncé's life from birth through childhood, teen years, and adulthood, incorporating information on her family background, education, personal and professional influences, struggles, accomplishments, and contributions. The text also includes a timeline, discography, list of awards, list of online album reviews, bibliography of print and internet resources, and five B&W photographs."

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Book Description

Although Beyoncé Knowles is not yet 30, the sensual superstar has already succeeded on many levels: as a dancer, singer, composer, model, music producer, video director and actress. This biography tells the story of a young, talented woman's meteoric rise in the entertainment industry.


Product Details

  • File Size: 1456 KB
  • Print Length: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwood; 1 edition (May 14, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002F9MZH0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,399,880 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Princess B! June 9, 2014
By WIFE
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I did enjoy this book! It revealed how they started out and their struggles and how they conquerd them.Its a book mostly for teenagers but I did enjoy it.And the cover of the book is soo pretty!Beyonce looks like a princess!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Misleading and NOT a Biography May 13, 2011
By jwo03
Format:Hardcover
I was interested in purchasing this book because the preview pages featured detailed information about Beyonce's familial and cultural background. I assumed the rest of the book was the same and that I would be able to immensely add on to my knowledge about Beyonce` personally and in her career. NOT THE CASE AT ALL. There are 12 chapters total and majority of the book is the author's personal commentary on Beyonce's career (most of which is negative). The book is HARDLY a biography and doesn't speak much to Beyonce's life. Don't waste your money. Purchase "Soul Survivors," the official bio by Destiny's Child instead.
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I'm an Arizona transplant who grew up in New Jersey. I'm a dog lover, exercise hater and obsessive reader, but that's not half the story. I've written three books and more than 600 articles. My secret passion is writing humor and I publish regularly on HumorOutcasts.com.



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