Becoming Beyoncé

Becoming Beyoncé

The Untold Story

Book - 2015
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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.

Publisher: New York, New York : Grand Central Publishing, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781455516728
Characteristics: xi, 494 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations, portraits ;,24 cm


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Aug 25, 2017

This is a big book and the first half focuses on Beyonce's family. I want to know about Beyonce' not her aunts and uncles.
Part of the problem is that Beyonce' has very carefully built this mystique-especially since she has married and had a family. I don't blame her for that. Privacy and image are very important. But a closed-off story does not make a very good book.

I do enjoy Taraborrelli's other books about celebrities such as Marliyn Monroe, Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra. Those titles I highly recommend.

Aug 13, 2016

This is the best biography on Queen Bey. The biography includes events from her childhood up until having her daughter. This book includes a number of interesting facts about Beyonce not many people know. If you are a Beyonce fan I do recommend this book. In this biography, you will also learn more about her parents, Mathew and Tina Knowles. Most importantly you will find out about the power couple Beyonce and Jay -Z, how they met, and more about the marriage. Also, the biography touches on the Jay-Z cheating rumors. All in all, I give this book a 10/10. Beyhive for life!
- @GoldenViews2330 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

KEN94 Apr 20, 2016

I enjoyed reading this book a lot. Full of info that I didn't know about Beyonce before, including how Girls Tyme started and her family's troubles. If you're a fan of Queen Bey, then this book is for you!

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