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Beyonce Through the Years

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Early Life

Beyonce Giselle Knowles was born on September 4, 1981 in Houston, Texas. Beyonce started singing at a very early age, and competed in several talent shows and school musicals. In the late 1980s, Beyonce and Kelly Rowland formed a group called “Girl’s Tyme.” The group performed on “Star Search” to gain national recognition, but they unfortunately lost the competition. After suffering many setbacks, “Girl’s Tyme” changed its name to "Destiny's Child" in 1993, and finally got signed with Columbia Records three years later. —XFINITY Entertainment Staff

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