Born in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles began performing since the age of seven and she won over 30 local competitions for her dancing and vocal abilities.
One of the most recognizable figures in contemporary music, Beyoncé rose to fame in the late ’90s as the central member of pop-R&B group Destiny’s Child.
In the following decade, the superstar embarked on a multi-platinum, record-breaking solo career with Dangerously in Love (2003), her first album.
Billboard named her the female artist of the decade, while the RIAA acknowledged that, with 64 gold and platinum certifications, she was the decade’s top-selling artist. It was evident that the powerhouse vocalist, songwriter, and dancer wasn’t merely an entertainer but a progressive artist as well.
In 2008, Knowles married rapper and music mogul Jay-Z in a small, private ceremony in New York City.
The newlywed continued to work as hard, promoting her latest music album, ‘I am… Sasha Fierce’ (2008). She scored two big hits off the album — “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” and “If I Were a Boy.” She also returned to the big screen that year, starring as a R&B legend.
Take a look at some throwback pictures of the famous singer as a child:
Ivy Park is an athleisure clothing line owned, managed and operated by the American singer and is managed by her management company, Parkwood Entertainment. The brand was introduced in 2016.
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