BeyoncÃ© - Reaching Professional Heights In The Arts
At last month's 2008 World Music Awards, Beyoncé Knowles won the category award for Outstanding Contribution To The Arts. Beyoncé sang her hit song "If I Were A Boy", which is off her recent album "I Am... Sasha Fierce". The artistic presentation of her band, their clothes, and the visual production/choreography, designed to accompany the song, were excellent.
"If I Were A Boy" is a song about having equilibrium in human relations between men and women and Beyoncé tries to speak to the men out there from a woman's perspective. The song is absolutely not about one side versus the other, but instead about values and building solid family foundations and mutual respect amongst men and women, because humanity is dependent upon both.
Beyoncé's award at the 2008 World Music Awards was for her artistic achievements to date, and about the hard work that she has put into this with the support of her family right from her career's start. Beyoncé has achieved everything she is known for while having exceptional consideration for others along the way. She started demonstrating her artistic musical talent at the age of seven, when she sang John Lennon's "Imagine" at a local talent show in Houston, Texas.
Beyoncé was a founding member of the extremely successful band Destiny's Child and she started her solo career with the release of the album "Dangerously In Love" in June 2003. Beyoncé also set up the Survivor Foundation in 2005 for the victims of Hurricane Katrina in the Houston, Texas area (her home town). Additionally, with David Foster and Amy Foster-Gillies, Beyoncé wrote the song "Stand Up For Love" in 2005 which is the theme song in their efforts to support World Children's Day, which happens each year on November 20.