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The Evolution of Beyoncé

Follow Beyoncé on her journey from Destiny's Child to Queen Bey!

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    Destiny's Child was officially signed to Columbia Records in 1996 and included the talents of Beyoncé Knowles, LaTavia Robertson, Kelly Rowland, and LeToya Luckett (later, Michelle Williams). They released their major hit "No, No, No" in 1998
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    Destiny’s Child releases their best-selling album "Writing's on the Wall" in 1999.
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    In 2000, LaTavia and LeToya left the group and were replaced by Michele Williams and Farrah Franklin. Franklin left the group (or was fired, depending on whose side of the story you believe) only a few months later, leaving the group as a trio.

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    Destiny's Child released Survivor in 2001. The title was inspired by a joke that a radio station made about the lineup changes in the band. Beyonce helped write and produce most of the songs on the album. The album won the Soul Train Lady of Soul Award for Best R&B/Soul Album, the Teen Choice Award for R&B/Soul Album, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Album, and Grammy for Best R&B Vocal by Duo/Group for the song "Survivor"
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    Destiny's Child released Independent Women, which became the soundtrack to the Charlie's Angels movie with Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu. Beyonce both co-wrote and co-produced the song.
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    Beyoncé's first solo recording was a feature on Jay-Z’s “Bonnie & Clyde” in 2002
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    Beyoncé played Foxxy Cleopatra in "Austin Powers in Goldmember" in 2002
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    A year later in June of 2003, Beyonce released her first solo album “Dangerously in Love”
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    Beyoncé was the first artist in twenty years and first woman in history to have both an album and single debut on top of the UK and US charts at the same time.

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    While rumor had it that Beyonce and Jay-Z were dating, and people had seen them together at events, it wasn't really official until they released "Crazy In Love" together in 2003.

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    Beyoncé later toured North America with Missy Elliott and Alicia Keys on the Verizon Ladies First Tour.

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    Destiny's Child’s final studio album, "Destiny Fulfilled," was released in 2004.
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    In 2006, Beyoncé starred in the movie Dreamgirls as Deena Jones, who was based on the Motown star, Diana Ross. She was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance. Here she is pictured with co-stars Jennifer Hudson and Anika Noni Rose.

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    In 2006 Beyoncé was also in the hit movie "The Pink Panther" alongside Steve Martin
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    Beyoncé's second solo album, "B’Day," was released in September of 2006 which was the same day as her 25th birthday!
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    In 2007, Beyoncé embarked on her first worldwide tour, "The Beyoncé Experience"

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    After years of dating, Jay-Z "put a ring on it" and he and Beyoncé officially tied the knot in 2008!

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    Beyoncé released "I Am... Sasha Fierce," which introduced her alter ego Sasha Fierce. This was her third album to reach number 1 in the US!
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    Out of all her songs, the hit single 'Halo' spent the longest time on the Hot 100 Charts
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    Beyoncé’s acting career peaked as she stared in the hit movie "Cadillac Records"
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    Beyonce performed at the Inauguration Ball for President Barack Obama in 2009, and sang the National Anthem at his Inauguration in 2013

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    In 2009, Beyoncé began her second worldwide tour," I Am… World Tour"

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    Beyoncé was nominated for 10 grammys at the 52nd Grammy awards for: Album of the year for I Am… Sasha Fierce, Record of the Year for Halo, Song of the Year for Single Ladies and many more.

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    Beyoncé and Lady Gaga famously collaborated in 2010 on the hit track ‘Telephone.’

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    Beyoncé took a break from music in 2010 to pursue other things such as the release of her fragrance, ‘Heat’

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    Beyoncé returned to music when her next album, "4," was released in 2011 and continue the trend of reaching number 1 in the US
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    Billboard awarded Beyoncé the Billboard Millennium Award during the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. To date, Whitney Houston has been the only other recipient of this award.

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    During Beyoncé's performance at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, she announced to the entire world that she was pregnant by revealing her baby bump!

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    In 2012, Beyoncé gave birth to her daughter Blue Ivy Carter in New York City!

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    Beyoncé surprised the world in February 2013 by reuniting Destiny's Child with an explosive performance for the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show at the Superdome in New Orleans.

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    In December of 2013, Beyoncé unexpectedly dropped her 5th album which became her fifth consecutive album to reach number 1
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    Beyoncé performed tracks off her new album at the Brit Awards in February of 2014

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    Beyoncé showed she still has her A game when she killed it collaborating and performing "Drunk in Love" live on stage with Jay-Z during the 56th GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles, California.

    Photo: Kevork Djansezian / 2014 Getty Images

 
 

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