In September 1981, a baby girl was born in Houston, Texas, to Matthew and Tina Knowles. Tina decided to give the baby her maiden name, and thus the little girl was named Beyoncé.
Little did Matthew and Tina know at the time, but their baby girl would grow up to be an icon in the music industry.
Beyoncé has become a mega-star over the last 30 years, but her rise to fame wasn’t always easy. In 2011, Beyoncé even had to professionally cut ties with her own father.
Read on to learn more about Beyoncé’s journey to the top and the strain it has caused among her family along the way.
Beyoncé’s rise to fame with Destiny’s Child
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Beyoncé’s rise to the top can trace its roots back to a little R&B group known as Destiny’s Child. The group initially formed in 1990 as Girl’s Tyme. The group consisted of Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, LaTavia Roberson, and LeToya Luckett.
The group would get their first big break in 1997 as they were signed to Columbia Records as Destiny’s Child. The group found massive success with hit singles like “Bills, Bills, Bills” and “Say My Name.” However, even with all their success, there was soon trouble in paradise for Destiny’s Child.
After conflict with the group’s manager, Matthew Knowles, Luckett and Roberson left Destiny’s Child in 2000. Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin were brought into the group as their replacement. Franklin would depart from the group within the first six months, and Destiny’s Child became an official trio consisting of Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams.
Beyoncé served as the lead singer of the group, and Destiny’s Child would rack up a number of hits and fans until the group dissolved in 2006. After the end of Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé would embark on a solo career.
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