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Becoming Beyonce : the biography

Author: J Randy Taraborrelli
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She's adored by her millions of fans, writes and performs songs that move and inspire, but Beyonce 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. Beyonce's first solo album, Dangerously in Love,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Named Person: Beyoncé; Beyoncé
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Randy Taraborrelli
ISBN: 9780283072253 0283072253 9780283072260 0283072261
OCLC Number: 927515946
Description: 1 volume ; 24 cm
Contents: Section - i: Author's NoteSection - ii: Prologue: A New DawningUnit - Part One: Tina & MathewChapter - 1: TinaChapter - 2: MathewChapter - 3: EngagedChapter - 4: TrappedChapter - 5: HeadlinersChapter - 6: Childhood DaysChapter - 7: "People Don't Need to Know"Chapter - 8: A Real FindChapter - 9: Family FirstChapter - 10: AndrettaChapter - 11: Ninth BirthdayChapter - 12: CrossroadsChapter - 13: Fine-TuningChapter - 14: "A Family We Get to Choose"Chapter - 15: Buckin' and Poppin'Chapter - 16: First Recording SessionChapter - 17: California BoundChapter - 18: A Star Is BornChapter - 19: Parents' ReactionChapter - 20: Mathew Makes His MoveChapter - 21: A Fateful MeetingChapter - 22: Beyonce's Hurt FeelingsChapter - 23: Mathew Taking Over?Chapter - 24: What to Do About Kelly?Chapter - 25: Star SearchChapter - 26: The Blame GameChapter - 27: Life-Changing DecisionChapter - 27: Tina Smooths Things with AndrettaUnit - Part Two: One Step Forward, Two Steps BackChapter - 28: Ashley Leaves Girls TymeChapter - 29: An Important LessonChapter - 30: Desperate TimesChapter - 31: Dissension in the RanksChapter - 32: LyndallChapter - 33: In Atlanta: The DollsChapter - 34: Rejections-and Then a Deal!Chapter - 35: "Show Business Is a Lot of Things . . ."Chapter - 36: First DateChapter - 37: DisappointmentChapter - 38: Financial and Marital WoesChapter - 39: Big ChangesChapter - 40: DestinyChapter - 41: Columbia/SonyUnit - Part Three: Destiny's ChildChapter - 42: Signing with Columbia/SonyChapter - 43: Ice Cream SummitChapter - 44: Tina's RequestChapter - 45: Recording the First HitChapter - 46: Recording the First AlbumChapter - 47: "No Woman Deserves This"Chapter - 48: 5-16-97Chapter - 49: VigilChapter - 50: Their Time Has ComeChapter - 51: SuccessChapter - 52: Lyndall-No Direction?Chapter - 53: First ImpressionsChapter - 54: Tina, StylistChapter - 55: Prepping for the Second AlbumChapter - 56: The Writing's on the WallChapter - 57: Lyndall's NineteenthChapter - 58: Living the DreamChapter - 59: Vocal LessonsChapter - 60: Group TurmoilChapter - 61: Sour EnergyChapter - 62: DisaffirmationChapter - 63: DepressionChapter - 64: Beyonce's MissiveChapter - 65: Quitting Destiny's Child?Chapter - 66: "Tomorrow, We Fight Back"Chapter - 67: Moving Forward with New GirlsChapter - 68: Lyndall Lacks PurposeChapter - 69: Beyonce Makes a Decision about FarrahUnit - Part Four: Independent WomenChapter - 70: Destiny's ThreeChapter - 71: Why Ruin the Moment?Chapter - 72: A Man in Her Life. Not a Boy.Chapter - 73: She of Little ExperienceChapter - 74: First Screen KissChapter - 75: Carmen: A Hip HoperaChapter - 76: Enter Jay ZChapter - 77: "Bootylicious"Chapter - 78: SurvivorChapter - 79: Lyndall Worries About Jay ZChapter - 80: Andretta's Estate SuesChapter - 81: Beyonce's DepositionChapter - 82: Mathew's DepositionChapter - 83: Tina's DepositionChapter - 84: Austin Powers in GoldmemberChapter - 85: PanicChapter - 86: Solo CareersChapter - 87: Beyonce Doesn't ForgetChapter - 88: World Tour 2002Chapter - 89: SettlementsUnit - Part Five: Jay ZChapter - 90: JayChapter - 91: "'03 Bonnie & Clyde"Chapter - 92: Dangerously in LoveChapter - 93: "Crazy in Love"Chapter - 94: The Birth of Sasha FierceChapter - 95: Father IssuesChapter - 96: Brand BeyonceChapter - 97: Destiny FulfilledChapter - 98: Schooling Each OtherChapter - 99: Choosing: Lyndall or Jay?Unit - Part Six: DreamgirlChapter - 100: The Problem with DreamgirlsChapter - 101: Beauty Is PainChapter - 102: Jay Z's "Affair" with RihannaChapter - 103: B'DayChapter - 104: AlexChapter - 105: About to Blow?Chapter - 106: The Beyonce ExperienceChapter - 107: I Am . . . Sasha FierceChapter - 108: Cadillac Records and ObsessedChapter - 109: Beyonce Marries JayChapter - 110: ObamaChapter - 111: Trouble BrewingChapter - 112: Alex and Mathew ExpectingChapter - 113: Beyonce's Audit of MathewChapter - 114: Powder KegChapter - 115: Fractured SoulsChapter - 116: Tina Files for DivorceChapter - 117: NixonChapter - 118: The Death of Sasha FierceChapter - 119: Mystery at ParkwoodChapter - 120: The Hard ChoiceChapter - 121: Mathew Fights BackChapter - 122: 4Chapter - 123: Full CircleChapter - 124: Life Is But a DreamUnit - Part Seven: Run The WorldChapter - 125: Blue IvyChapter - 126: Going ForwardChapter - 127: Mathew TodayChapter - 128: A New Life for TinaChapter - 129: Beyonce: The Secret AlbumChapter - 130: Prologue to a ScandalChapter - 131: The ElevatorChapter - 132: Matriarch in ChargeChapter - 133: "Alone Together in a Crowd"Acknowledgements - iii: AcknowledgementsSection - iv: Source NotesAcknowledgements - v: Personal AcknowledgmentsIndex - vi: Index
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