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Publisher Description

A Billboard Must-Read Fall 2015 Music Book
The first comprehensive biography ever published about America's favorite living pop icon, Beyoncé, from New York Times bestselling biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli.

Beyoncé Knowles is a woman who began her career at the age of eight performing in pageant shows and talent contests, honing her craft through her teenage years until, at the age of 16, she had her first number one record with Destiny's Child. That hit-making trio launched Beyoncé's successful solo career, catapulting her, as of 2014, to #1 on Forbes annual list of most wealthy celebrities--the same year she made the cover of Time. BECOMING BEYONCÉ is not only the story of struggle, sacrifice, and what it takes to make it in the cut-throat record industry, it's the story of the great rewards of such success and the devastating toll it often takes on the human spirit.

Biographies & Memoirs
Allyson Johnson
hr min
October 27
Hachette Audio

Customer Reviews

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Turned out to be a good book

The beginning is slow but necessary so you can understand the kind of beginnings Beyoncé comes from. If you are looking for dirt, you will be disappointed. Most dirt in this book you can find online so there are no big secrets being told. There is a good sub plot about JayZ and Beyonce. And the book leaves a lot to interpretation as a good book should. You can love or hate, respect or not respect, relate or not. There is minimal massaging of the facts but with the whirlwind of super stardom, can you blame? I am not a Beyoncé fan but Loved the book. People looking for the blueprint to success in music biz will like this story. Her work ethic is highly touted in this book. Again, it turned out to be a good book.

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