Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child and rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny's Child.
Managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, the group became one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time.
It started when her friend Monica tried to do a pow-wow to help Tina find a man.“So Monica called him up and we went by his acting school and he took us out to eat afterwards and my friend says, ‘Okay Richard!
Smith/ While talking as a keynote speaker at the International Women & Money Leadership luncheon in Houston, Tina Knowles opened up for the first time about her life, deciding to end her marriage to Mathew Knowles and finding love again at the age of 60.
She eventually started dating Lawson in 2013 and by 2015, they were married. ’ So he says, ‘Okay, well, I’ll see who I can think of.’So the next night he took us out dancing and we just had a good time. And I’m the happiest I’ve been in a long, long time.”What a wonderful reminder that it’s never too late to find love.
The interesting thing about their story, as she stated in an International Women & Money Leadership Luncheon speech in 2014, was that she almost didn’t give him the time of day. ’ So I say, ‘You know, I want somebody with integrity, that believes in God, that likes to dance, likes to have fun and appreciates art.’ And he’s like, ‘Oh!
After years of limited success, they were signed in 1997 to Columbia Records and Music World Entertainment as Destiny's Child.
Destiny's Child performing during the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 3, 2013.
From left to right: Kelly Rowland, Beyoncé Knowles, Michelle Williams Destiny's Child was an American girl group whose final and best-known line-up comprised Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams.
In 2002, they announced a hiatus and re-united two years later for the release of their fourth and final studio album, Destiny Fulfilled (2004).
Destiny's Child has sold more than sixty million records worldwide to date.
In 2013, she launched her own record label, Saint Records.