Pop R & B Group Destiny 's Child Before Embarking On A Multi Platinum, Record Breaking Solo Career

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One of the most recognizable figures in contemporary music, Beyoncé rose to fame as the central member of pop-R&B group Destiny 's Child before embarking on a multi-platinum, record-breaking solo career in 2001. Booming record sales, Grammy awards, movie roles, and marriage to rapper/CEO Jay-Z combined to heighten her profile in the 2000s. Billboard named her female artist of the decade, while the RIAA acknowledged that, through 64 gold and platinum certifications, she was the decade 's top-selling artist. Once she released her fifth solo album in 2013, it was evident that the singer, songwriter, and dancer wasn 't merely an entertainer but a progressive artist as well. Born in Houston in September 1981, Beyoncé+¬ Giselle Knowles began performing at age seven, winning over 30 local competitions for her dancing and vocal abilities. She joined her cousin Kelly Rowland and classmates LaTavia Roberson and LaToya Luckett in forming an adolescent vocal group. Mathew Knowles, Beyoncé+¬ 's father and Rowland 's legal guardian, signed on to be the girls ' manager, eventually quitting his full-time job to focus on their efforts. This situation would ultimately lead to the creation of one of the most popular female R&B groups of all time -- Destiny 's Child. Destiny 's Child gained momentum throughout the '90s. They appeared on Star Search in 1992 (under the name Girls Tyme) and weathered several lineup changes before signing to Columbia in 1997. Four studio albums later, the group

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