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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter was born on September 4, 1981 in Texas, where, under the guidance of her parents Tina and Mathew Knowles, she embraced music and performing before she was even in double-digits. In fact, Beyoncé was only eight years old when she met and began performing with Kelly Rowland.

With Rowland, LaTavia Roberson, and three other girls, Beyoncé appeared on “Star Search” in the 1990s. Beyoncé’s father became the manager of the blossoming group, changed the lineup, and scored them a record deal.

Known as Destiny’s Child, the group’s self-titled debut album was released in 1998. It was “The Writing’s On The Wall,” their second album, with the hits “Say  My Name,” “Bills, Bills, Bills,” and “Jumpin’ Jumpin,” that really put them on the map and led to two Grammy Awards.

Despite the group’s success, Roberson left the band with fellow member LeToya Luckett, and they were replaced by Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin. Franklin ended up leaving, too, and Destiny’s Child’s third album, “Survivor,” with the hit song of the same name, was released in 2001 with Beyoncé, Rowland and Williams.

After scoring another Grammy and releasing a Christmas album, the group went on hiatus and Beyoncé began working on a solo career. In 2003, she released her first album as a solo artist, “Dangerous In Love,” which featured a collaboration, “Crazy in Love,” with future husband Jay Z, and the hit, “Baby Boy.” Beyoncé cleaned up at the Grammys, earning five awards for her efforts.

Beyoncé then returned to Destiny’s Child, and the group put out their final album, “Destiny Fulfilled,” in 2004, and embarked on one last world tour. Beyoncé’s second solo record, “B’Day,” followed in 2006, the same year she starred in “Dreamgirls” alongside Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Hudson. The role earned her a Golden Globe nomination.

In 2008, Beyoncé introduced her alter ego with her third solo album, “I Am… Sasha Fierce,” featuring the songs “Single Ladies” and “Halo.” She was rewarded with even more Grammys, and three years later put out another album, “4.” It was around this time, in 2011, that Beyoncé and her father ended their business relationship, and he stopped being her manager.

2013 brought a new Destiny’s Child song for the first time in years, Beyoncé’s Super Bowl halftime show, and her documentary, “Love Is But A Dream.” It all culminated in December, when Beyoncé shocked the world by releasing a surprise album, simply called “Beyoncé.” With the Jay Z collaboration “Drunk in Love,” and the record’s unprecedented visual component, Beyoncé was credited with shaking up the music industry.

Beyonce and Jay Z wed in 2008, and welcomed daughter Blue Ivy in 2012. In 2014, they embarked on their joint “On The Run” tour. Despite periodic rumors of marriage trouble, the superstars remain together and continue to dominate occupy a top perch in the music industry.

Kim Kardashian Met Gala Dress Inspired By Cher, NOT Beyonce — SEE PHOTOS!

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When Kim Kardashian arrived at the 2015 Met Gala on Monday in a sheer dress with a feathered bottom, she was quickly accused of copying the look Beyoncé wore to the fashion event in 2012. As it turns out, Kardashian was actually inspired by a different music icon: Cher. See photos here!

Beyonce Nearly Naked At Met Gala With Jay Z One Year After Solange Elevator Fight — See 2015 Met Ball Photos Here!

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Beyoncé was nearly naked when she finally showed up to the 2015 Met Gala with Jay Z on Monday, one year after his infamous elevator fight with her sister Solange. See photos here.

Beyonce Breaks Silence On Baltimore Riots: “People Are Hurting”

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Beyonce addressed the protests and violence taking place in Baltimore on Thursday, with an Instagram post that encouraged people to donate to the NAACP to support those affected by the riots. “People are hurting,” she wrote in her message to fans. “Join us in supporting the NAACP to help in the cleanup efforts and to provide housing, food and supplies to those affected by the unrest in Baltimore.” See her post here.

Beyonce NOT “Caught Canoodling” With David Guetta At Coachella, Despite Claim

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Beyoncé was NOT “caught canoodling” with David Guetta at Coachella, despite a claim from the rumormongers at MediaTakeout. Find out what really happened here.

Rihanna and Beyonce “Bitter Battle” Made Up By Magazine (EXCLUSIVE)

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Beyonce and Rihanna are NOT locked in a “battle of the divas,” contrary to a new Life & Style report claiming the two stars are warring behind the scenes despite public friendliness. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust the story.

Destiny’s Child Is NOT Doing Reunion Tour Or Album, Despite Report (EXCLUSIVE)

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Destiny’s Child is NOT set for a reunion tour and new album, despite an entirely made-up Daily Mail report claiming Beyonce is reuniting the iconic group for new music and concerts following the trio’s recent one-off performance at the Stellar Gospel Awards. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust the story.

Beyonce Releases “Die With You” — Watch Video, Hear Song From Tidal

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Beyonce released “Die With You” on Saturday, a new track accompanied by a music video available only on Tidal, the new high-quality streaming music service spearheaded by Jay Z. The song is reportedly meant as a commemoration of the couple’s seventh anniversary.

Rihanna And Beyonce Were NOT “Fighting” At Tidal Press Conference, Despite Report

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Rihanna and Beyonce were not fighting at the press conference for Tidal nor do they hate each other, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct the claims. In fact, a source on the scene tells us the two were joking with each other a few times. Oh, there’s more.

Destiny’s Child Reunites At Stellar Gospel Music Awards, Performs “Say Yes” (VIDEO)

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Destiny's Child Reunion Stellar Gospel Awards

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Destiny’s Child reunited at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards on Saturday, performing together for the first time in more than two years. Watch here!

Rihanna’s “B*tch Better Have My Money” Is NOT A “Diss Song” About Beyonce

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Everyone is interested in the new Rihanna song “B*tch Better Have My Money,” especially MediaTakeOut, because the disreputable webloid can run stories like Friday’s report claiming the track is a “diss song” about Beyonce. It is absolutely NOT about Beyonce, Gossip Cop can confirm.

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