The Transformation Of Beyonce From 17 To 39 Years Old

Beyoncé is one of the entertainment industry's most successful stars and has influenced an entire generation. She was born on September 4, 1981, in Houston, Texas, and, by the age of nine, had formed her own girl group, Girls Tyme. While Beyoncé might be considered an unstoppable force today, she had to face a lot of rejection during the early days of her career.

In 1992, Girls Tyme lost on the television talent show Star Search. Three years later, they were dropped from their record label before they had even released any material. Girls Tyme would eventually re-name themselves Destiny's Child, and, eventually, things would start looking up. Beyoncé (pictured above at 17-years-old) and her bandmates released their debut self-titled album in 1997 and finally started to get the recognition they worked hard for. Destiny's Child's second album, The Writing's On The Wall, achieved worldwide success and earned them their first Grammy Award for their signature song "Say My Name."

As the years went on, Destiny's Child's music and careers would continue to evolve. Beyoncé was considered the group's lead singer and always stood out amongst the crowd, so it was only a matter of time until she embarked on a solo career.

Beyoncé's solo career took her to new heights

After the release of Destiny's Child's third studio album, Survivor, in 2001, Beyoncé and her band members all decided to embark on solo careers. In 2002, the "Me, Myself, and I" hitmaker made her big-screen debut and starred in the third Austin Powers film, Austin Powers in Goldmember, and continued to feature in more notable movies throughout the decade: The Fighting Temptations, The Pink Panther, and Dreamgirls.

While pursuing a career in acting, Beyoncé (pictured above at 23 years old) had established herself as a successful solo artist, too. In 2003, her debut album, Dangerously In Love, helped Beyoncé become a household name and topped the charts. Her first huge solo single "Crazy In Love," featuring her then-boyfriend Jay-Z, topped the Billboard Hot 100 for eight consecutive weeks and became the first of many popular singles for the songstress. To date, all six of her solo studio albums have reached the No. 1 spot on the US Billboard 200.

Beyoncé has many accolades to boast, and one of them includes being a 28-time Grammy Award winner, making her the female artist with the most wins, and the winningest singer in Grammy history. She is also currently the most-nominated female act with 62 nominations. Her continuous hard work throughout the years has clearly paid off, and it's pretty inspiring. 

Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z became a power couple

Beyoncé and Jay-Z are without doubt one of pop culture's most talked-about couples. Even though they like to keep their relationship fairly private, that hasn't stopped the public from being interested in their personal life.

Beyoncé told Seventeen (via People) magazine she first met the rapper when she was 18-years-old. After being friends for a year and a half, they began to start dating when she was 19. In the early 2000s, the duo collaborated on a couple of songs and their on-screen chemistry started to gain a lot of attention. However, they had still yet to announce they were in a relationship with one another. In August 2004, the pair attended the MTV Video Music Awards together and made their red carpet debut as a couple. In 2006, they continued to collaborate with each other on their albums but still kept their love life low-key.

In April 2008, Beyoncé (pictured above at 29 years old) and Jay-Z tied the knot in a super-secret, super-intimate ceremony at Jay-Z's 13,500-sq.-ft. Manhattan penthouse. Three years later, Beyoncé announced she was expecting her first child in August 2011. She welcomed their daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, on Jan. 7, 2012. In February 2017, Beyoncé announced she was expecting twins. She gave birth to daughter Rumi Carter and son Sir Carter in June that same year.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, together they are worth an astonishing $1.8 billion, proving to be one powerful couple.

Beyonce's career continues to go from strength to strength

After over two decades in the industry, Beyoncé's career shows no signs of slowing down. Soon after giving birth to her twins, Rumi Carter and Sir Carter, she headlined Coachella in 2018. According to Biography, the show-stopping show, also referred to as Beychella, saw Beyoncé become the first Black woman to headline the festival and included a mini Destiny's Child reunion. "Thank you for allowing me to be the first Black woman to headline Coachella," she said during the performance (via Entertainment Weekly). "I just want to say thank you, guys. I am so happy you are here... We worked real hard and I loved seeing all of your faces."

At the 2021 Grammy Awards, Beyoncé (pictured above at 38 years old) earned herself nine more nominations and became the most nominated act, per BBC. The ceremony also saw her break records, becoming both the winningest female artist and singer of any gender. Aside from music, Beyoncé is currently slaying in the world of fashion and has her own Ivy Park line that is hugely popular and sells out incredibly fast, according to Complex.

It's safe to say Beyoncé isn't going anywhere for a long, long time.