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, Lauryn Hill Feud Claim NOT True

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Beyonce Lauryn Hill Feud

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

Beyonce And Jay Z Buying Brad Pitt’s House?

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Are Beyonce and Jay Z buying Brad Pitt’s Los Angeles home? That’s the claim in one of this week’s new tabloids. Find out the truth here!

Beyonce Butt Implants Claim Still NOT True

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Beyonce Butt Implants

Beyonce did not get butt implants, despite a repeated claim from a certain webloid. Gossip Cop can once again bust the booty tale.

Beyonce, Jay Z Adopting Baby?

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Are Beyonce and Jay Z adopting a baby? A new report claims the couple wants to expand their family with another child. Gossip Cop looked into the story, which comes from one of the tabloids.

Beyonce Avoiding Marriage Trouble?

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Beyonce Marriage Trouble

Is Beyonce “avoiding marriage trouble”? A report published on Tuesday claims the singer is abandoning husband Jay Z and their daughter Blue Ivy. But Gossip Cop has the truth.

Beyonce Backup Dancers Get Engaged On Concert Stage (VIDEO)

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Two of Beyonce’s backup dancers became engaged during a “Formation World Tour” concert on Saturday. Watch here!

Beyonce Did NOT Try To Upstage Rihanna At MTV VMAs, Despite Feud Claim

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Beyonce did not try to upstage Rihanna at the MTV VMAs last month, despite a new tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct the story, which alleges Beyonce was looking for “revenge” on Rihanna.

Bill Clinton Did NOT Hit On Beyonce, Despite Report

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Bill Clinton was not hitting on Beyonce on her 35th birthday while attending Jay Z’s “Made In America” concert in Philadelphia on Sunday, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can correct the claim.

Beyonce Birthday: Gossip Cop Blows Out 5 Rumors In Singer’s Honor

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Beyonce turns 35 on Sunday. To celebrate the singer’s birthday, Gossip Cop is looking back at five wrong rumors we exclusively “blew out” about Beyonce over the last year.

Beyonce “Unhappy” With Jay Z At U.S. Open?

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Was Beyonce “unhappy” with Jay Z at the U.S. Open? A new report claims they had an “awkward date.” Gossip Cop, however, can reveal what’s really going on.

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