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’s Top 5 Song Collaborations (VIDEOS)

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Coldplay announced on Friday that its upcoming seventh studio album will feature a collaboration with Beyonce. This is the first time Beyonce and her longtime friend Chris Martin have worked together, and fans can’t wait to hear what they come up with. Unfortunately, the album isn’t set to be released until December 4, so until then, Gossip Cop is taking a look back at some of our favorite Beyonce collaborations of all time.

Beyonce Channels Storm From ‘X-Men’ At Ciara Birthday Party (PHOTOS)

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Beyonce channeled the character Storm from the X-Men movies while attending a costume-themed 30th birthday for Ciara on Saturday night in Los Angeles. With white hair and blue eyes, Beyonce nailed the comic book character, played by Halle Berry in the X-Men films. See photos here!

Beyonce And Jay Z “Sham Marriage” Ending In Divorce?

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Beyonce and Jay Z are NOT stuck in a “sham marriage” that’s soon to end in a divorce, despite a new tabloid claim. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust this story.

Eddie Vedder, Beyonce Global Citizen Festival Video: Watch “Redemption Song” Duet

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Eddie Vedder Beyonce Global Citizen Festival Video


Eddie Vedder and Beyonce provided one of the highlights at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival on Saturday when they did a duet of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song.” Watch the video here!

Beyonce “Lose It All” — LISTEN HERE!

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“Runnin’ (Lose It All)” featuring Beyoncé premiered on Thursday. Listen here, and watch the music video!

Beyonce NOT Making Jay Z “Divorce Announcement,” Despite Report

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Beyonce Divorcing Jay Z September 2015

Beyoncé is NOT divorcing Jay Z, despite a new tabloid cover story falsely claiming the singer is “dumping” the rap mogul. Gossip Cop can debunk the report.

Stars Wish Beyonce Happy Birthday – See Celebrity Tributes!

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Beyonce Stars Wish Birthday

Stars are sending their best wishes to Beyonce on her 34th birthday on Friday. Several of the singer’s celebrity friends had very kind words to say. See their tributes here!

Happy Birthday Beyonce! Gossip Cop Blows Out 5 Wrong Rumors About Singer

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Beyonce Birthday Rumors


Beyonce turns 34 on Friday, and to celebrate her birthday, Gossip Cop is looking back at five really wrong rumors from the past year that we exclusively blew out about the singer.

Kim Kardashian Beats Beyonce For Most Instagram Followers – SEE LIST!

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Kim Kardashian Beyonce Instagram Followers

Kim Kardashian has just claimed the record for most Instagram followers, surpassing original title holder Beyonce. Kardashian now boasts 44 million followers to Beyonce’s 43.9 million. See the full list below of the top 10 celebrities with the most Instagram followers.

Beyonce Becomes Third Black Woman To Cover Vogue’s September Issue – See PHOTO + VIDEO

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Beyonce graces the cover of Vogue‘s touted September issue, the fashion magazine confirmed Thursday. See the photo here.

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