Bow Down to Queen B: Beyonce Turns 33

Updated: September 04, 2014 14:53 IST

Beyonce sure is Destiy's Child as she succeeds at everything she decides to dabble in

Bow Down to Queen B: Beyonce Turns 33
Beyonce sure is Destiy's Child as she succeeds at everything she decides to dabble in. A hit songmaker, song-writer, dancer, actress, choreographer, fashion designer and model, Beyonce reigns almost every arena in the world of entertainment. She is also the winner of 17 Grammys.

A look at the illustrious life and career of Queen B as she turns a year older.
Bow Down to Queen B: Beyonce Turns 33
Beyonce Giselle Knowles was born on September 4, 1981 in Houston, Texas to Mathew and Tina Knowles.

She was exposed to singing and dancing competitions as a child and enrolled in various performing arts schools.
Bow Down to Queen B: Beyonce Turns 33
Beyonce rose to fame as the lead singer of the R&B girl group Destiny's Child, which went on to become one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time.
Bow Down to Queen B: Beyonce Turns 33
In 2001, Destiny's Child released their third studio album Survivor which included the track Bootylicious. It became the band's fourth US non-consecutive number-one single, and the word became synonymous with the artist herself. The popularity of the song caused the word to be added to the Oxford English Dictionary, to define a sexually attractive woman.
Bow Down to Queen B: Beyonce Turns 33
Destiny's Child's unforseen hiatus was the beginning of an illustrious solo career for the singer as she released her debut solo album Dangerously in Love in 2003, which spawned the number-one hits Crazy in Love and Baby Boy.

Needless to say that it was one of the most successful albums of that year, earning her five Grammy Awards.
Bow Down to Queen B: Beyonce Turns 33
In 2005, Destiny's Child officially disbanded but there was no stopping Beyonce. She released her second solo album, B'Day in 2006. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and included the hits Irreplaceable and Beautiful Liar.
Bow Down to Queen B: Beyonce Turns 33
Her third solo album, which released in 2008, continued the successful run for the singer. Titled I Am... Sasha Fierce, the album included the anthemic Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) and earned Beyonce as many as six Grammys at the 52nd Grammy Awards. The album broke the record for most Grammy Awards won by a female artist in one night.
Bow Down to Queen B: Beyonce Turns 33
In 2011, Beyonce released her fourth studio album 4, which became her fourth consecutive solo number-one album on the Billboard 200. This made Beyonce the second female artist and third artist overall, to have her first four studio albums debut atop the charts.
Bow Down to Queen B: Beyonce Turns 33
A supporter of US President Barack Obama, Beyonce wowed the crowd with her performance of the American national anthem at his inauguration in January 2013. She faced criticism for reportedly pre-recording a version of The Star-Spangled Banner and lip-synching to her own track during the outdoor ceremony. The singer later admitted she sang with a pre-recorded track because she didn't have enough time to rehearse.
Bow Down to Queen B: Beyonce Turns 33
Beyonce more than made up for the inauguration fiasco with her exceptional performance at the Super Bowl halftime show held in February 2013. She proved that not only could she sing, but could also entertain on a stage as big as the Super Bowl.
Bow Down to Queen B: Beyonce Turns 33
Beyonce bagged her 17th Grammy award and won the Best Traditional R&B Performance for her track Love On Top at the Grammys held in February 2013.
Bow Down to Queen B: Beyonce Turns 33
Her self-produced autobiographical documentary Life Is But a Dream was released on February 16, 2013 and was praised by her fans.
Bow Down to Queen B: Beyonce Turns 33
Beyonce married American rapper Jay Z on April 4, 2008. The couple were friends and collaborators before they started dating.
Bow Down to Queen B: Beyonce Turns 33
Beyonce and Jay Z have one daughter, named Blue Ivy, born on January 7, 2012.
Bow Down to Queen B: Beyonce Turns 33
Famous for her long glossy mane, Beyonce shocked her fans with a pixie haircut, pictures of which she posted on Instagram. The singer uploaded images of her new blonde pixie style two days after wrapping up her Mrs Carter World Tour.
Bow Down to Queen B: Beyonce Turns 33
In December 2013, she released her fifth studio album titled Beyonce on the iTunes Store without any prior promotion, which sold one million digital copies within six days.

Beyonce was her fifth consecutive album to top the Billboard 200 chart.
Bow Down to Queen B: Beyonce Turns 33
In June 2014, Beyonce ranked at #1 on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list with an estimated worth of $115 million.
Bow Down to Queen B: Beyonce Turns 33
Beyonce won the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at 2014 VMAs. She also won the Best Cinematography award for Pretty Hurts from Beyonce.

Beyonce also took home the Best Collaboration award for Drunk in Love, featuring her husband Jay-Z at VMAs this year.
Bow Down to Queen B: Beyonce Turns 33
Beyonce recently tried her hand at poetry by penning down Bey the Light, which appeared in CR Fashion Book. The poem revolves around children and her relationship with her daughter Blu Ivy. Here's wishing Beyonce a very happy birthday!

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