Some background info on beyonce• Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (née Beyoncé Giselle Knowles; September 4, 1981), known mononymously as Beyoncéis an American singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she enrolled in various performing arts schools and was first exposed to singing and dancing competitions as a child. Knowles rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the R&B girl group Destinys Child, one of the worlds best-selling girl groups of all time.
Dangerously in love• Beyonce’s first solo album was called dangerously in love• Before beyonce recorded her album dangerously in love she had various meetings with producers that she would desire to collaborate with she eventually chose the producer scott scorch• As she did on Survivor, Knowles took a wider role in the production of Dangerously in Love, co- writing a majority of the songs, choosing which ones to produce and sharing ideas on the mixing and mastering of tracks. Although Knowles did not create beats, she came up with melodies and ideas she shared with the producers. With 43 songs completed — 15 of which made it to the album Knowles is credited as co-writer and co-producer, as well as the albums executive producer alongside Matthew Knowles .
Album dangerously in loveRecorded 2002-2003 patchwerk studios and various othersGenre R&BLength 60:52Label :ColumbiaSingles released1. Crazy in love released may 20032. Baby boy august3 20033. Me myself and I October 21st 20034. Naughty girl march 14 2004
The album’s success• Australia 3× Platinum grammysuccesss the album dangerously in love won 6 grammy awards in one night• Austria Gold• Belgium Gold• Canada Platinum Dangerously in Love debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, with sales of 317,000 copies• France• 2× Gold• Germany Platinum• Greece Gold• Hong Kong Gold• Japan Gold• Netherlands Gold• New Zealand Platinum• Norway Gold• Russia Platinum• Sweden Gold• Switzerland Platinum• United Kingdom 2× platinum• United States 4× platinum• peak positionsChart (2003–04) Peakposition• Australian Albums Chart 2• Austrian Albums Chart[ 3• Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 3• Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia) 13• Canadian Albums Chart 1• Danish Albums Chart] 5• Dutch Albums Chart[ 4• European Top 100 Albums 1• Finnish Albums Chart[ 6• French Albums Chart[ 14• German Albums Chart 1• Greek Albums Chart 1• Hungarian Albums Chart[ 18• Irish Albums Chart 1• Italian Albums Chart 16• Japanese Albums Chart 12• New Zealand Albums Chart 8• Norwegian Albums Chart 1• Polish Albums Chart 18• Portuguese Albums Chart[ 16• Swedish Albums Chart 11• Swiss Albums Chart] 2• UK Albums Chart 1• U.S. Billboard 200 1• U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1
Crazy in love• Crazy in love was the most successful song on the album• Crazy in love was released around the same time as her video though the single was released some days before• The music video of "Crazy in Love", released in May 2003, was directed by Jake Nava.• the music video was acclaimed by critics and won several awards. Cynthia Fuchs, writing for Pop Matters commented that the photo shoot scene uses the routine used byThe music video won three awards at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards in the categories of Best Female Video, Best R&B Video, and Best Choreography. Director Nava also won a Music Video Production Association award for the Best R&B Video in 2004.] During the same year, the video won the Best Collaboration award at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards Japan, where it was also nominated for the Best Female Video award" Crazy in Love" was nominated at the 36th NAACP Image Awards for the Outstanding Music Video award. It won the Best International Video award at the 2004 MuchMusic Video Awards.