Bionce Knowls photo gallery. Mathew Knowles, Knowles' father and Rowland's legal guardian, decided to help the girls reach their dreams of becoming singers.
He quit his six-figure salary job as a multi-million dollar equipment salesman at Xerox to manage the group.
This decision by Mathew eventually affected the whole family. Their income had been cut in half, causing the family
to move into two different apartments. When the group was signed to Columbia Records in late 1996, it gave the entire
family a second chance at making things work.
A 21-year-old Houston native, Beyonce Knowles is a founding member and chief songwriter of Destiny's Child, one of the biggest selling female acts of all time. With many of the group's hit songs co-written and co-produced by Beyonce, Destiny's Child has sold more than 33 million records worldwide. When Beyonce won the 2001 ASCAP Pop Songwriter Of The Year Award, she became the first African-American woman -- and the second woman ever -- to receive that honor.
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