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Beyonce's legacy: a thought

Updated: Apr 19, 2020

When you hear the name, it’s a name that is very common. A name that is known throughout pop culture. A name that is the standard for live performances in this generation. The name belongs to a person who’s sold hundreds of millions of records. The name belongs to a 23-time GRAMMY award winner. The name belongs to the wife of hip-hop icon JAY Z. This is, the one and only, Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter.

Born September 4th, 1981, she hails from Houston, Texas. Knowles has always had a star power, even going on to audition on the music competition show, StarSearch. Before she was breaking records, she was snagging trophies at local talent shows. Now she is the most awarded female artist alive, and third artist overall. She is behind superstars Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson, respectively.

Dubbed as the first lady of music, Beyonce’s legacy shines through her unforgettable performances, soulful tracks, and of course, her powerhouse vocals. First rising to prominence as the lead singer of the multi-platinum selling girl group Destiny’s Child, she has been around. Her discography includes a handful of critically acclaimed albums, such as Dangerously In Love, I Am... Sasha Fierce, and Lemonade. The latter went on to win a Peabody Award in the entertainment category. Her music also includes a plethora of Top 40 singles such as Crazy In Love, Irreplaceable, Single Ladies, Halo, Pretty Hurts, and Formation.

Whether you like it or not, you cannot deny the talent and musical prowess this star has. Being the most awarded MTV Video Music Award winner, second-most nominated GRAMMY nominee, Guinness World Record winner for most tweets per second for the birth of her daughter Blue Ivy, and among that many other achievements. The queen is back, bow down.

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