The Commercial Success of Beyonce Knowles
Before she settled her “Bills, Bills, Bills” with Destiny’s Child, fell “Crazy In Love” with Jay-Z and decided to put a ring on it, Multiplatinum songstress Beyoncé Knowles was once a shy Houston girl who love to sing and dance. Now as a solo performer Beyoncé has sold more than 100 million records around the globe, putting her on the list of the best-selling artists in the music business. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) awarded her the 2000s Top Certified Artist of the decade for making two of the decade’s greatest singles, Crazy in Love and Single Ladies. Here’s the story of Queen Bey and how her music career became a commercial success. See also Whitney Houston: A Life in Music and Jennifer Lopez Career Timeline.