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Beyoncé: A True Success Story

  • Birth

    Beyoncé Giselle Knowles was born on September 4th, 1981 ("Beyoncé Knowles."). Beyoncé was born in Houston, Texas which is often referenced in her songs. She grew up in the suburbs and harbored a passion for singing and dancing ("Beyonce: Finding Her Destiny."). She started a band with six other girls called Girls Tyme which was pre-Destiny's Child but contained some of its members like Kelly Rowland. Although, ever since she was little, everyone knew she possessed a special star quality.
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    Life of Beyoncé

  • Destiny's Child releases first album: Destiny's Child

    Destiny's Child released their first self-titled album which featured songs like "No, No, No" ("Beyoncé Knowles"). The members at the time were Beyoncé, Latavia, Kelly, and Latoya (Centeno). Their first album was successful and featured a variety of artists including one of Beyoncé's favorite rappers: Wyclef Jean. Following this album, Destiny's Child became internationally known and performed around the world. Some other well known songs include "Bootylicious", "Jumpin Jumpin", and "Independent
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    Women" ("Beyoncé Knowles"). The girls seemed unstoppable and all would never dream of going solo.
  • Dangerously In Love is Released, Beyoncé's First Solo Album

    Beyoncé releases her first album solo and is widely successful (Beyoncé Knowles."). The album contained one of her most successful songs to date: "Crazy In Love".
  • First Grammy Feats

    Beyoncé attended the Grammy's in 2004 and receieved five Grammy's for her album Dangerously In Love ("Beyoncé Knowles.").
  • Destiny's Child Disbands

    On June 13th, 2005 Destiny's Child announced they would disband ("Beyoncé Knowles."). Beyoncé continued a successful solo career. Since the break-up, the one of their' more popular performances was at the Superbowl XLVII.
  • Marriage to Jay-Z

    April 4th, 2008 Beyoncé married her long-time rapper boyfriend Jay-Z ("Beyoncé Knowles."). Beyoncé and Jay-Z had collaborated on multiple musical works throughout their careers including the "On the Run" tour in 2014. They kept their marriage an extremely private event. Beyoncé credits Jay-Z for encouraging her to express herself and he supports her efforts to serve as a symbol for female empowerment ("Beyonce and Tina Knowles on Fashion Collection and Pregnancy.”).
  • Fashion Line Launched with Mother Tina

    Fashion Line Launched with Mother Tina
    Beyoncé and her mother Tina launch their own fashion line to empower young women ("Beyonce and Tina Knowles on Fashion Collection and Pregnancy.”). Tina often made the clothing for Beyoncé and the other members of Destiny's Child, so the clothing line was created to allow fans to have the same looks and express themselves ("Beyonce: Finding Her Destiny."). This fashion line demonstrated that a businesswoman was amongst one of Beyoncé's many talents.
  • Blue Ivy is Born

    The first child of Beyoncé and Jay-Z was born on January 7th, 2012 ("Beyoncé Knowles."). This event was also kept extremely private and they avoid public photographs of Blue. Blue's protection is their top priority ("Beyonce Interview 2013: New Movie 'Epic,' Blue Ivy and More Children."). Beyoncé's first major work after Blue was the movie Epic which brought many positive emotions. Beyoncé also dedicated a song to Blue in her self-titled album which features Blue's voice.
  • Self-Titled, Self-Promoted Album is Released

    Before midnight on Decemeber 13th, 2013 Beyoncé released a secret album ("Beyoncé Knowles."). The album had no promotions and was immensely successful ("Beyonce: Finding Her Destiny."). The album was followed by the "Mrs. Carter World Tour" and the "On The Run" tour with Jay-Z.