Beyoncé’s musical story began when she was nine years old, spending time with a group of friends dancing and singing their way into vocal competitions and performances at the rodeo, local clubs and concert venues in Houston, Texas. The group of girls gradually morphed into Destiny’s Child, one of the most successful female recording groups of all-time. As a joint collective, Destiny’s Child amassed worldwide hits with both singles and albums. In 2001 Beyoncé became the first African-American woman and the second woman ever to take home the ASCAP Pop Songwriter of the Year Award for her work with the band.
Following her success with Destiny’s Child and a transition into a solo artist, Beyoncé has become one of the defining artists of our generation. As a singer, songwriter, performer, actor, filmmaker, Beyoncé is a creative tour-de-force who has captivated, astonished the masses and is celebrated by the world.