Beyonce Knowles turned 30 on September 4, 2011 and the most meaning gift she received on this singer’s big day is nothing but a baby that’s growing inside of her.
In the public eye, the celebrity mother-to-be has been transformed from a promising rising talent into an internationally successful star. She often performs at big events around the world and her hits are named in prestigious music charts.
Besides, Beyonce has a famous hubby, Jay-Z, who was ranked the highest-paid Hip-hop artist 2011 by Forbes.
Let's celebrate Beyonce’s birthday with a look back her milestones in pictures.
At age 14, Beyonce attended Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
By end of the 1990s, Beyonce joined Destiny’s Child, an American R&B girl group, along with Kelly Rowland, LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett. The group achieved much success with hits including “Bills, Bills, Bills” and “Say My Name”
The Destiny’s Child with three members Michelle Williams, Beyonce and Kelly was stronger than ever, releasing their hit “Independent Women” on the “Charlie’s Angeles” soundtrack (Beyonce, pictured, in 2000 at age 19)
In 2002, 21-year-old Beyonce starred in the third and last of the "Austin Powers" movies. She then appeared in “The Fighting Temptations”
In 2003, Beyonce, 22, left Destiny’s Child to follow her own career. She sung the lead single from her first album “Crazy in Love” with her boyfriend Zay-Z
In 2004, Beyonce, 23, rejoined her Destiny's Child bandmates before they split up. Their last album was titled “Destiny Fulfilled”, including hits like “Cater 2 U”
In 2006, Beyonce, 25, launched her biggest movie, “Dreamgirls” which earned her two Golden Globe nominations
On April 8, 2008, Beyonce, 27, and rapper Jay-Z secretly got married and kept details of their relationship quiet
It was no doubt that 2009 was the biggest year for Beyonce as her hit “Single Ladies” not only topped the worldwide charts but also became a pop culture phenomenon
On August 28, 2011, Beyonce performed “Love on Top” at the MTV VMAs and revealed her pregnancy. Congratulate her!
Beyonce's 2011 MTV VMA Performance