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.

Beyonce, Jay Z Fight Over Blue Ivy School NOT True

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Beyonce and Jay Z are not fighting over where Blue Ivy should go to school, despite a report. Gossip Cop can correct the untrue story.

Most Charitable Stars 2016: Beyonce Leads “Celebs Gone Good” List (PHOTOS)

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Beyonce is the most charitable star of 2016. The singer tops the new “Celebs Gone Good” list from DoSomething. See the full Top 20 here!

Shaq Lip Syncs Beyonce’s ‘All Night’ (VIDEO)

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Shaquille O’Neal posted a video of himself lip syncing Beyonce’s hit song “All Night” on Twitter on Friday. Watch the funny footage here!

Beyonce NOT Running For Mayor Of Los Angeles, Despite Report

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Beyonce is not running for Mayor of Los Angeles, despite a new report. Gossip  Cop can exclusively correct this untrue claim.

Beyonce NOT Running For Office, Despite Report

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Beyonce is NOT running for office, despite a seemingly fabricated report. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust the story.

Kanye West: Beyonce “Hurt” Me (VIDEO)

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Kanye West slammed Beyonce and Jay Z during his Sacramento, California concert on Saturday, saying she “hurt” him and that his sometimes collaborator should call him “like a man.” West also said in his rant about Jay Z, “I know you got killers, please don’t send them at my head.” Watch the video here.

Kris Jenner NOT “Becky With The Good Hair,” Despite Report

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Kris Jenner is NOT Jay Z’s “other woman,” nor is she the subject of Beyonce’s famous lyrics, “Becky with the good hair,” despite a new report. Gossip Cop can bust this claim.

Beyonce CMA Awards Video: Watch “Daddy Lessons” CMAs Performance With Dixie Chicks!

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Beyonce performed “Daddy Lessons” with the Dixie Chicks at the 2016 CMA Awards on Wednesday night. Watch here!

Kim Kardashian Upset With Beyonce Story Was Made Up

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A story claiming Kim Kardashian is upset with Beyonce was made up, Gossip Cop can confirm. Not surprisingly, it comes from a webloid that has been caught making up stories time and again.

Beyonce, Lauryn Hill Feud Claim NOT True

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Beyonce and Lauryn Hill are not in a feud, despite a ridiculous report. Gossip Cop can bust the sensational and speculative story.

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