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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 Note* Section - ii: Prologue: A New Dawning* Unit - Part One: Tina & Mathew* Chapter - 1: Tina* Chapter - 2: Mathew* Chapter - 3: Engaged* Chapter - 4: Trapped* Chapter - 5: Headliners* Chapter - 6: Childhood Days* Chapter - 7: "People Don't Need to Know"* Chapter - 8: A Real Find* Chapter - 9: Family First* Chapter - 10: Andretta* Chapter - 11: Ninth Birthday* Chapter - 12: Crossroads* Chapter - 13: Fine-Tuning* Chapter - 14: "A Family We Get to Choose"* Chapter - 15: Buckin' and Poppin'* Chapter - 16: First Recording Session* Chapter - 17: California Bound* Chapter - 18: A Star Is Born* Chapter - 19: Parents' Reaction* Chapter - 20: Mathew Makes His Move* Chapter - 21: A Fateful Meeting* Chapter - 22: Beyonce's Hurt Feelings* Chapter - 23: Mathew Taking Over?* Chapter - 24: What to Do About Kelly?* Chapter - 25: Star Search* Chapter - 26: The Blame Game* Chapter - 27: Life-Changing Decision* Chapter - 27: Tina Smooths Things with Andretta* Unit - Part Two: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back* Chapter - 28: Ashley Leaves Girls Tyme* Chapter - 29: An Important Lesson* Chapter - 30: Desperate Times* Chapter - 31: Dissension in the Ranks* Chapter - 32: Lyndall* Chapter - 33: In Atlanta: The Dolls* Chapter - 34: Rejections-and Then a Deal!* Chapter - 35: "Show Business Is a Lot of Things ..."* Chapter - 36: First Date* Chapter - 37: Disappointment* Chapter - 38: Financial and Marital Woes* Chapter - 39: Big Changes* Chapter - 40: Destiny* Chapter - 41: Columbia/Sony* Unit - Part Three: Destiny's Child* Chapter - 42: Signing with Columbia/Sony* Chapter - 43: Ice Cream Summit* Chapter - 44: Tina's Request* Chapter - 45: Recording the First Hit* Chapter - 46: Recording the First Album* Chapter - 47: "No Woman Deserves This"* Chapter - 48: 5-16-97* Chapter - 49: Vigil* Chapter - 50: Their Time Has Come* Chapter - 51: Success* Chapter - 52: Lyndall-No Direction?* Chapter - 53: First Impressions* Chapter - 54: Tina, Stylist* Chapter - 55: Prepping for the Second Album* Chapter - 56: The Writing's on the Wall* Chapter - 57: Lyndall's Nineteenth* Chapter - 58: Living the Dream* Chapter - 59: Vocal Lessons* Chapter - 60: Group Turmoil* Chapter - 61: Sour Energy* Chapter - 62: Disaffirmation* Chapter - 63: Depression* Chapter - 64: Beyonce's Missive* Chapter - 65: Quitting Destiny's Child?* Chapter - 66: "Tomorrow, We Fight Back"* Chapter - 67: Moving Forward with New Girls* Chapter - 68: Lyndall Lacks Purpose* Chapter - 69: Beyonce Makes a Decision about Farrah* Unit - Part Four: Independent Women* Chapter - 70: Destiny's Three* Chapter - 71: Why Ruin the Moment?* Chapter - 72: A Man in Her Life. Not a Boy.* Chapter - 73: She of Little Experience* Chapter - 74: First Screen Kiss* Chapter - 75: Carmen: A Hip Hopera* Chapter - 76: Enter Jay Z* Chapter - 77: "Bootylicious"* Chapter - 78: Survivor* Chapter - 79: Lyndall Worries About Jay Z* Chapter - 80: Andretta's Estate Sues* Chapter - 81: Beyonce's Deposition* Chapter - 82: Mathew's Deposition* Chapter - 83: Tina's Deposition* Chapter - 84: Austin Powers in Goldmember* Chapter - 85: Panic* Chapter - 86: Solo Careers* Chapter - 87: Beyonce Doesn't Forget* Chapter - 88: World Tour 2002* Chapter - 89: Settlements* Unit - Part Five: Jay Z* Chapter - 90: Jay* Chapter - 91: "'03 Bonnie & Clyde"* Chapter - 92: Dangerously in Love* Chapter - 93: "Crazy in Love"* Chapter - 94: The Birth of Sasha Fierce* Chapter - 95: Father Issues* Chapter - 96: Brand Beyonce* Chapter - 97: Destiny Fulfilled* Chapter - 98: Schooling Each Other* Chapter - 99: Choosing: Lyndall or Jay?* Unit - Part Six: Dreamgirl* Chapter - 100: The Problem with Dreamgirls* Chapter - 101: Beauty Is Pain* Chapter - 102: Jay Z's "Affair" with Rihanna* Chapter - 103: B'Day* Chapter - 104: Alex* Chapter - 105: About to Blow?* Chapter - 106: The Beyonce Experience* Chapter - 107: I Am ... Sasha Fierce* Chapter - 108: Cadillac Records and Obsessed* Chapter - 109: Beyonce Marries Jay* Chapter - 110: Obama* Chapter - 111: Trouble Brewing* Chapter - 112: Alex and Mathew Expecting* Chapter - 113: Beyonce's Audit of Mathew* Chapter - 114: Powder Keg* Chapter - 115: Fractured Souls* Chapter - 116: Tina Files for Divorce* Chapter - 117: Nixon* Chapter - 118: The Death of Sasha Fierce* Chapter - 119: Mystery at Parkwood* Chapter - 120: The Hard Choice* Chapter - 121: Mathew Fights Back* Chapter - 122: 4* Chapter - 123: Full Circle* Chapter - 124: Life Is But a Dream* Unit - Part Seven: Run The World* Chapter - 125: Blue Ivy* Chapter - 126: Going Forward* Chapter - 127: Mathew Today* Chapter - 128: A New Life for Tina* Chapter - 129: Beyonce: The Secret Album* Chapter - 130: Prologue to a Scandal* Chapter - 131: The Elevator* Chapter - 132: Matriarch in Charge* Chapter - 133: "Alone Together in a Crowd"** Acknowledgements - iii: Acknowledgements* Section - iv: Source Notes* Acknowledgements - v: Personal Acknowledgments* Index - vi: Index
Responsibility: 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, went straight to number one and she has to date released a total of five albums which have sold 75 million copies. Beyonce prefers to keep her personal life with husband Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy carefully under lock and key. She may be a top performer, fashion idol and business mogul in her own right, but fame has come at personal sacrifice and with private heartbreak. Based on exhaustive research, including exclusive interviews with those who have played pivotal roles in her life and career, the book reveals the hard-earned lessons 'Queen Bey' has learned about love, life, loyalty and family. Insightful and entertaining, this is the first authoritative biography of the most famous woman in the world today and a must-have for the 'Bey Hive'.

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