Born Sept 4th 1981, Beyonce Knowles is the daughter of Destiny's Child manager Matthew Knowles as well as a member of the group. Beyonce was discovered by Whitney Houston when performing with her group during DC-3 shows. Not being one to let other write her songs for her she writes and produces most her group's material. She was the first black woman to win the ASCAP Pop Songwriter of the year award. Beyonce has enjoyed many awards and nominations throughout her career with and without the group and has had her music gracing television and the big screen soundtracks for very popular films.