From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishBeyoncéBe‧yon‧cé /biˈjɒnseɪ $ -ˈjɑːn-/(1981-) a US R&Bsinger who became famous as the main singer of the girl group Destiny’s Child. After the group ended in 2005, Beyoncé has had success with her own songs such as Crazy in Love (2003), If I Were a Boy (2008), and Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) (2008). She has also appeared in films including Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), The Pink Panther (2006), and Dreamgirls (2006). In 2008 she married the rapper Jay-Z. Her full name is Beyoncé Knowles.