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“Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are. The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence.”

Career highlights

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1997

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Destiny’s Child Lands Record Deal

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2001

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Wins First Grammy Award

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2002

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Makes Her Big-Screen Debut
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Career highlights

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1997

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Destiny’s Child Lands Record Deal
Beyoncé’s father, Matthew, leaves his job at Xerox to manage the girls group and helps negotiate a record deal with Columbia Records. By 1999, they had launched two albums and sold more than 8 million copes.

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2001

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Wins First Grammy Award
Beyoncé wins her first Grammy with Destiny’s Child for “Say My Name”, a song she co-wrote.

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2002

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Makes Her Big-Screen Debut
Queen Bey heats up the big-screen with her debut in the Austin Power’s movie Goldmember. A starring role in The Pink Panther with Steve Martin and an endorsement deal with Pepsi soon follows.

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2003

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Beyoncé Goes Solo
Beyoncé releases her first solo album, Dangerously in Love and becomes the first female artist to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her first five studio records.

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2007

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Covers Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue
The singer becomes the first nonmodel and nonathlete (and the second African-American after Tyra Banks) to land the cover of Sport Illustrated’s swimsuit issue. She’s also named one of PEOPLE’s “Most Beautiful” and becomes the face of Giorgio Armani’s fragrance, Emporio Armani Diamonds.

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2010

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Makes Grammy History
Beyoncé makes Grammy history after becoming the only female artist to win six trophies in one night.

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2013

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Lands the Cover of SHAPE Magazine
Beyoncé looks fit and fierce on the cover of SHAPE’s April issue, rocking a colorful two-piece.

In 1988, a 7-year-old little girl sang John Lennon’s “Imagine” at her first talent show and was so incredible, she received a standing ovation—and that’s when the world was introduced to Beyoncé Knowles. Since that fateful day, she’s grown to become one of music’s top-selling multi-platinum artists with sold out tours and countless awards.

By the 1990s, Knowles had captured the public’s eye as the lead vocalist of Destiny’s Child, which later became one of the most popular R&B acts of all time. Soon Beyoncé began exploring other projects, making her acting debut in 2001 with a starring role in MTV’s Carmen: A Hip Hopera. Then came Austin Power’s Goldmember with Mike Myers, The Pink Panther opposite Steve Martin, and a highly sought after endorsement deal with Pepsi.

In 2003, Beyoncé released her first solo album, Dangerously in Love. Selling millions of copies, it won her five Grammy Awards and launched her into super-stardom. She’s continued her success since then with numerous other solo albums, magazine covers, modeling campaigns, a clothing line, and her own fragrance, to name a few. In 2008, she married rapper and music mogul Jay-Z in New York City, and in 2012, she gave birth to a daughter, Blue Ivy Carter. Kristen Aldridge

Trivia

Pre-fame Job
Hair salon sweeper
Style Crush
Kate Moss
Favorite Movie
“A Star is Born”
Guilty Pleasure
Oreo Cookies