There is perhaps no more successful performer in pop or R&B music today than the legendary Beyonce Knowles. The singer is considered by many to be the queen of pop music and is undoubtedly one of the most profitable and successful artists today. Beyonce started off as the lead singer of the very successful R&B group, Destiny’s Child, a girl group that was one of the most successful female groups of all time. Despite her success with Destiny’s Child, Beyonce eventually went out to pursue a solo career. Although some questioned her ability to perform on her own without the support of her fellow group members, the singer proved that she could be even more successful on her own.
Throughout her solo career, Beyonce has set event more records than she did during her time with the wildly popular girl group. She has been named as one of the top most powerful and influential celebrities in the world by Forbes magazine, and is the third artist in history to ever have their first four studio albums debut at the number one spot on the charts. During her career which includes both music and acting, she has won 16 Grammy Awards, 11 MTV Video Music Awards, a Billboard Millennium Award and four American Music Awards. The singer has sold more than 75 million records world wide and is one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
In 2012, after the highly publicized birth of her first child with husband Jay Z, many wondered if the performer would be able to return to her former glory. In just a few short weeks after giving birth, Beyonce proved that her signature high-energy performances were still her signature. The singer made her first public performance in 2012 and refused to hold back from her high-energy dance performances and her powerful vocal stylings. Although her break from music was brief, the performance still had fans and critics alike amazed.
Even though many expected Beyonce to follow the performance with a world-tour announcement, the singer will be performing at select locations that fit within her schedule during 2012 instead of going out on a formal world tour. Tickets for her 2012 performances are expected to sell out quickly, as numerous fans have been anxiously awaiting her return to music after her brief hiatus.