Tribute to Black Schools
During her cutting-edge Coachella show, the female pop star and former Destiny’s Child member, Beyonce Knowles Carter, honored the classical tertiaries with black origin. She expressed her respect for the colleges by pledging a donation of $100,000 for 4 universities.
The ‘Crazy in love’ songstress and mother of 3 made the announcement on Monday that the scholarship scheme will be done under her BeyGOOD foundation called ‘Homecoming Scholars Award Program’, the academic session for 2018-2019. She promised to donate $25,000 to one student per University, and the lucky recipients are; Tuskegee University; Wilberforce University; Xavier University of Louisiana, and Bethune-Cookman University.
Her Coachella program was seriously extolled, as she honored the band that marched, the dance groups and step groups during the classical black institution’s tribute. In 2017, Beyonce unveiled the ‘Formation Scholars Awards Program’, providing support to innovative and brave young ladies, in commemoration of her first anniversary of the album, ‘Lemonade’.
Her full name is Beyonce Giselle Knowles, born 37 years ago in Texas. She’s a singer, performer, and actress. As a small girl, she took part in several competitions for singing, but her popularity didn’t sprout until the latter part of the 1990s when she became the lead vocal for Destiny’s Child, a female R&B group of 4 ladies, a band coordinated by Mathew Knowles, her father. The band later grew to join the leagues of most sold and most famous girl band of all time worldwide.
Destiny’s Child reigned till the early 2000s until they went on a break, during that period, Beyoncé performed for the first time at theater movie debut held at Austin Powers in Goldmember in 2002. She followed it up with the launch of ‘Dangerously in love’ album which she debutted in 2003. That album set the stage for her successful global solo career and it also stayed on the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 with tracks like ‘Baby Boy’ and ‘Crazy in Love’.
In 2006, the girl band finally split and Beyonce concentrated on her solo music work, launching her sophomore album same year titled ‘B’Day’. The record had best-selling tracks such as ‘Beautiful Liar’ ‘Déjà Vu’ and ‘Irreplaceable’.
She ventured into Hollywood by clinching roles in several top-notch movies like ‘Dreamgirls’ released in 2006, ‘The Pink 4 Panther’ also released on the same year, and the 2009 ‘Obsessed’.
Beyonce’s Unmatched Accomplishments
‘Cadillac Records’ launched in 2008 an album which was a representation of her marital union with Jay-Z and the imitation of Etta James, named ‘I Am… Sasha Fierce’. A Doppelganger side of her ‘Sasha Fierce’ was unveiled and in 2010, that fetched her a record-breaking feat of winning 6 Grammy Awards in one edition.
She released her 4th body of works in 2011 and in 2013, she dropped her 5th album titled ‘Beyoncé’, which looked so different from her past works because of its practical adventurous trip into the damnable styles. The album was criticized by many. She followed it up with her 6th album, ‘Lemonade’ 3 years later which also got international attention, and went on to become the most sold album that year.
Beyonce’s awards are countless, and all her albums sold more than 18 million copies within America alone, and more than 100 million copies all over the world, when calculated with the Destiny’s Child,’s over 60 million copies.
She was enlisted as the most accredited singer of 2000 era by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), where she was bestowed a collection of sixty-four certifications. She has won the hearts of the world with her evergreen tracks like ‘Single Ladies’, ‘Irreplaceable’ and ‘Halo’ which remain among the most sold singles ever since.
She was given the title of the ‘Artist of the Decade’ in 2009 by the Observer, while Billboard gave the ‘If I were a boy’ crooner the ‘Top Radio Songs’ and ‘Female Artist’ of the era.
Other accolades include ‘Woman’s Hour Power’ by BBC Radio 4 in 2016 for being among the top 7 females with the biggest impression in the lives of women for more than 7 decades, placing her in the rank of Barbara Castle, Margaret Thatcher,Germaine Greer, Jayaben Desai, Helen Brook, and Bridget Jones.