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Publisher Description

Insightful and entertaining, Becoming Beyoncé: The Untold Story is the first authoritative biography of the most famous woman in the world today and a must-have for the 'Bey Hive'.

She's adored by her millions of fans, writes and performs songs that move and inspire, but Beyoncé is truly known by very few. Now highly acclaimed biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli reveals the woman behind the star. He takes us from a childhood spent performing in talent shows to finding worldwide success with her group, Destiny's Child, managed by her father Matthew. Beyoncé's first solo album, Dangerously in Love, went straight to number one and she has to date released a total of five albums which have sold 75 million copies.

Beyoncé prefers to keep her personal life with husband Jay Z and their children carefully under lock and key. She may be a top performer, fashion idol and business mogul in her own right, but fame has come at personal sacrifice and with private heartbreak. Based on exhaustive research, including exclusive interviews with those who have played pivotal roles in her life and career, the book reveals the hard-earned lessons 'Queen Bey' has learned about love, life, loyalty and family.

October 29
Pan Macmillan

Customer Reviews

saludtina ,

Third person view

It’s clear that most of the people giving the information were giving a 3rd person understanding of Bey and her family. Failed to outline much of what Bey and her family were going through from their own point of view. Also obvious that most sources saw either Beyoncé or Matthew as the villain of their lives, the writer began to show this bias as well. Lacks concrete information sounds more rumour or drama based rather than her life experiences. It even shows that the author found it easier to get information pertaining to her Destiny’s Child era than her current solo era. Obviously because the sources he’d used are those who no longer have a position in her life. Still leaves Beyoncé as a huge mystery and I find that I’m not in awe or disgusted but feel sympathy for both her and her father.
Author is a great writer and would’ve been extremely successful and done a greater job if this was all coming from Beyoncé and her immediate family

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