News RnB 15/02/2006

A Triple Crown Week For Beyonce

NEW YORK, NY (Sony Urban Music/ Columbia Records) - The past seven days have comprised a triple crown week for the record-breaking multi-platinum pop music superstar Beyonce.

The iconic performer took home her 9th Grammy Award on Tuesday, February 7; watched her latest single - "Check On It" - top the Billboard Hot 100 for the third week in a row; and, over the weekend, saw her latest film, "The Pink Panther" starring Steve Martin and Beyonce, become the nation's No 1 box office sensation as it took in $20,220,412.00 in movie theatres across the country.

Beyonce's new single, "Check On It," featuring Slim Thug and co-produced by Beyonce and Swizz Beatz, is the artist's third single to hit the No 1 slot on the Hot 100 (following "Crazy In Love," featuring Jay-Z and "Baby Boy," featuring Sean Paul, both from 2003). "Check On It" originally appeared on the top-selling Destiny's Child album, No 1's, released in October 2005, and may be heard in the end credits of "The Pink Panther." A new video remix of the song, directed by Hype Williams, includes a rap by Bun B and clips from "The Pink Panther." With three consecutive weeks at No 1 on the Hot 100, "Check On It" is 2006's most successful single to-date.

On February 7, "So Amazing," Beyonce's duet with Stevie Wonder (from So Amazing - An All Star Tribute To Luther Vandross) took home the Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals trophy, bringing Beyonce's lifetime Grammy total up to nine. She'd previously won five Grammys as a solo artist in 2003 and three as for her work as a founding member of Destiny's Child, one of the world's best-selling - and most influential - female vocal groups of all-time.

Beyonce Knowles made her acting debut in 2001 in the made-for-television production "MTV's Hip Hopera: Carmen." A year later, in 2002, she co-starred as "Foxxy Cleopatra" opposite Mike Myers in "Austin Powers In Goldmember," cited in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the Highest Box Office Comedy Film Gross ($71.5 million over first three days). 2003 saw Beyonce appearing with Cuba Gooding Jr. in the gospel-music inspired family film, "The Fighting Temptations."

Beyonce's latest film project, currently in production, is the movie version of the hit musical "Dreamgirls, slated for release on December 22, 2006.

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