Table of contents:
Our success is impossible without proper support. Most often, our family, in particular the mother, acts as the main engine. It was precisely such an engine that her mother was for the American singer Beyoncé. Beyonce's Instagram page has a large number of photos with Tina Knowles. She spoke more than once about what this person means to her, and what contribution she made to the development of her 2 daughters, Beyoncé and Solange. In this article, we will talk about the main driver of the success of the singer Beyoncé - her mother.
Biography of Tina Knowles
The mother of the most popular R&B diva Beyonce was born in Galveston on January 4, 1954. Celestine Ann "Tina" Knowles grew up in a large and close-knit family. She has 6 siblings.
Tina Knowles in 1980 married talent producer Matthew Knowles, with whom she gave birth to two daughters, famous American singers: Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter and Solange Piaget Knowles. Despite a rather happy marriage, the couple failed to maintain their relationship, and after 31 years of marriage, the couple broke up.
2 years after a hard breakup, Tina Knowles starts dating American actor Richard Lawson. Later2 more years, on April 12, 2015, the couple legalized their relationship, and since then they have been happy together.
Tina Knowles' nationality is difficult to determine at a glance. The designer herself considers herself akin to the Creoles. This ethnic group, inhabiting mainly the state of Louisiana, has French, Spanish, Indian and many other bloodlines belonging to different races and nationalities.
She has a grandson with her daughter Solange named Danielle Hulez Smith, whose father is Daniel Smith. She also has a granddaughter with her eldest daughter Beyonce named Blue Ivy Carter, her father is Jay-Z. She is the aunt of Angela Beyinge, who previously worked as Beyoncé's personal assistant. She is also the adoptive mother of her current husband's daughter.
Tina Knowles started her career at 19 when she moved to California to work as a makeup artist for Shiseido. However, she returned home when her parents fell ill. Knowles worked as a dance choreographer for UAB in Birmingham, Alabama before starting to work as a beautician until 1990, when she opened The Headliners Salon, located in Houston.
The salon has become one of the most famous hair businesses in Houston.
Collaboration with Beyoncé
Tina's rise as a grand designer began with the design of concert costumes for the band Destiny's Child, in which Beyonce began her career. In the early days of her daughter's career, when money was tight, Tina Knowles designed outfitswhich the soloists of the group wore on stage and at parties. In 2002, she published a book titled Destiny Style: Botilla Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle, in which she talked about how fashion influenced Beyonce's success. The book was published by HarperCollins.
In 2004, Tina Knowles launched the House of Deréon clothing line with Beyoncé, naming it after her mother, Agnes Deron. On November 22, 2010, Knowles appeared with Beyoncé at The View to promote her clothing line called Miss Tina.
In 2009, she expanded the line for Walmart after it was previously sold at home retailers. Explaining the style of her clothing line, Beyoncé's mother, Tina Knowles, said she aimed to "hide imperfections and create a silhouette that will visually slim a woman."
In early 2010, Tina collaborated again with Beyoncé to open the Beauty Center at the Phoenix House in Brooklyn.
Tina Taught me
In 2016, Solange Piaget Knowles releases a song called "Tina Taught Me", which talks about how her mother taught them to be proud that girls are African American.
In particular, in the song the girl raises the topic of racism, which is sore for many. Throughout the song, she refers to the words of her mother, who told them from childhood about how much beauty they have due to the fact that they are "black". She tried more than once to instill in them pride in their race and the color of their skin. Tina said even if she hadchoice, she would have been born African American anyway.
It's no secret that there is still a place for racist slogans in the US. The issue that Solange raises in the song is still relevant. That is why she makes a reference to the words of her mother, who told them that loving their skin color does not mean not loving "white" people. That all people are equal, and all doors in this world are equally open to them. And do not think that because you are "black", something may not work out for you.