BeyoncÃ© Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. She performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child, and rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. BeyoncÃ©'s vocal range spans four piano octaves. BeyoncÃ©'s music is generally R&B, but she also incorporates pop, soul and funk into her songs. BeyoncÃ©â€˜s fan base is one of the most creative, calling themselves by the buzzworthy nickname Bey Hive, with the â€˜Drunk in Loveâ€™ singer front and center as Queen Bey.