The Evolution of Beyoncé

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles was born on September 4th, 1981 in Houston, Texas. She was the first child to delighted parents Mathew and Tina Knowles. Unsurprisingly, she showed an interest in the stage as both a dancer and singer at an early age, fast-forward a decade and bit and Beyoncé would graduate to superstardom as the lead singer of Destiny’s Child, before launching a hugely successful solo career that saw her become Queen Bey and one half of music’s power couple – Mr and Mrs Carter.

After winning a talent show at the tender age of seven beating kids more than twice her age, with her rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine”. It was at this moment that her parents realised that their daughter had undeniable, if somewhat raw talent that need to be nurtured and trained. They made the decision to get her all the help she could ever need. The following year, Beyoncé had her first taste of stardom when she became a member of “Girls Tyme,” a girl singing group. Not only did this group give her a look at what her future would hold, but it introduced her to the future members of 

Destiny’s Child – Kelly RowlandLaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett. The group set out on a tour through Houston and it wasn’t long before the girls had capture the attention of the public with their captivating dance and rap performances, but they caught the attention of Arne Frager, a producer from California. The girl’s partnership with Frager was initially a success and saw Beyoncé and her family make the move to California from Texas, but it wasn’t long lasting after short lived contracts with a couple of labels they found themselves cut out and without a deal. However, the disappointment didn’t last for long.

After a brief false start, and a couple of unsuccessful partnerships with record labels, a third record label came to the party and grabbed up the talented quad. And after a series of line-up and name changes finally landed on Destiny’s Child, a name attributed to Beyoncé’s father, who came up with it while skimming through the bible. Destiny’s Child scored a new record deal with Columbia Records in 1996, and a year later were featured on the “Men in Black” soundtrack with their single, “Killing Time.” Then finally in 1998, Destiny’s Child debuted with their self-titled album and history was made when the girls sold over a million copies of their album. From there the quad lost and gained members landing on the trio of Beyoncé, Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland. The group went from strength to strength. After several years together, the group decided to take a hiatus to pursue their individual interests and so begin the rise of Beyoncé.

From this point on we see a consistent rise in Beyoncé’s rise in popularity, and she doesn’t miss a single opportunity to impress, from Broadway, film and chart-topping albums. It was evident she’d burst out of her comfort zone and was set for world domination, and somehow along the way she found time to fall in love. Enter Jay Z, world famous rapper and hip-hop mogul, after dating for several years the two tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at their home in New York City. It appears Beyoncé was completely unstoppable and that still rings true today, she excels from fashion choices to dropping killer album after killer album. And we are merely here for the ride, watching her every fabulous move with popcorn in hand.