High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
Released Beyoncé without fanfare as a digital download, including a video for every song; physical CD was released several weeks later.
Voiced Queen Tara in animated hit "Epic"
Released fourth solo album 4
Co-starred in the thriller "Obsessed"
Released third studio album I Am… Sasha Fierce; earned 10 Grammy nominations, including Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Album
Portrayed singer and songwriter Etta James in the musical biopic "Cadillac Records"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for performing the song "Once in a Lifetime"
Starred as Deena, the Diana Ross-like lead in "Dreamgirls," an adaptation of the Broadway musical; received Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical and Best Original Song for Listen
Co-starred with Steve Martin in a prequel to the 1964 Peter Sellers original film "The Pink Panther"
Released second solo album B'Day, which hit U.S. stores one day after her 25th birthday; earned 4 Grammy nominations
Earned five Grammy nominations, two as a solo artist and three for Destiny Fulfilled, the final album for Destiny's Child
Performed "The Star Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XXXVIII from Reliant Stadium in Houston
Received 6 Grammy nominations, including Record Of The Year for her debut solo album Crazy In Love
Starred as a single mother and the love interest to Cuba Gooding Jr.'s character in "The Fighting Temptations"
Landed feature film debut, as Foxxy Cleopatra in "Austin Powers in Goldmember"
Replaced Britney Spears as the Pepsi spokesperson
Made acting debut as the lead in "Carmen: A Hip Hopera," an MTV made-for-television film
Replaced two original Destiny's Child members (Roberson and LeToya Luckett) with Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin; reconfigured as a trio with Franklin's departure
Reached Billboard top 10 with group's sophomore album The Writing's on the Wall
Released first album Destiny's Child; album went platinum
Signed to Columbia Records
Formed the group Girl's Tyme with LaTavia Roberson and Kelly Rowland; group later changed its name to Destiny's Child
Known for such albums as "Dangerously In Love" and "I Am...Sasha Fierce"
Began music career at the age of seven
Her name was pronounced BEE-YAWN-SAY.
Beyoncé's most devoted online fans referred to themselves as "The Beyhive."
Knowles was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People for 2004.