Reading Exercises: Beyonce

Beyonce_-_Montreal ( Free Use)Singer and actress Beyoncé Giselle Knowles was born on September 4, 1981, in Houston, Texas. She started singing at an early age, competing in local talent shows and winning many of these events by impressing audiences with her natural singing and dancing abilities.

Teaming up with her cousin, Kelly Rowland, and two classmates, Beyoncé formed an all-female singing group. the group  landed a record deal in 1997 with Columbia Records. Destiny’s Child soon became one of the most popular R&B acts,  Destiny’s Child released their last studio album, Destiny Fulfilled, in 2004, and officially broke up the following year.

On her own, Beyoncé continued to enjoy great success.  In 2008, Beyoncé married rapper Jay-Z in a small, private ceremony in New York City. In addition to acting and performing, Beyoncé runs a clothing line called House of Dereon with her mother. She also launched her own fragrance, Heat, in 2010. Throughout her career, Beyoncé has served as a spokesperson and model for several other brands, including L’Oreal and Tommy Hilfiger.

By 2013, Beyoncé had won 16 Grammys. Beyoncé broke records once again on December 13, 2013, with her fifth studio album, self-titled Beyoncé. . Beyoncé and Jay-Z welcomed a baby daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, on January 7, 2012.


Answer the following question according to the reading

  1. When was Beyonce born?
  2. Where was she born?
  3. What  was the  first group  Beyonce was  part of?
  4. Who  team up with Beyonce in his first group?
  5.  who did Beyonce get married to?
  6. How many Grammy Awards has she won?
  7.  What other careers has Beyonce pursued?
  8. What  was the name of  her fifth solo album?
Free Email Updates
Get the latest content first.
We respect your privacy.