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Beyonce: A Biography [Kindle Edition]

Audarshia Townsend
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Book Description


It's fascinating to watch the onslaught of media attention for anything Beyoncé-related. From the birth of her daughter Blue Ivy, to her very first tweet, to the stupendous honor of being named People's "World's 2012 Most Beautiful Woman," the over-the-top coverage keeps this mega superstar in the spotlight.

Beyoncé Knowles first grabbed headlines in the late-1990s with the African-American, all-girl group Destiny's Child, which was originally comprised of childhood friends Knowles, Kelly Rowland, LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson. They were constantly compared to preceding R&B female sensations like The Supremes, En Vogue and Xscape, yet this was a new type of girl group. At that time it was shocking to see teen girls brandish sexuality like weapons with such finesse, yet they did so in songs like "Say My Name," "No, No, No" and "Bills, Bills, Bills."


An obsession with Chicago's vibrant dining and drinking scenes drove Audarshia Townsend to first write for respected publications like Essence, Chicago Reader and the Chicago Defender. She also has written lifestyle features for the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and Upscale magazine. Audarshia continues to write cocktail-, dining- and lifestyle-oriented stories for Dining Chicago, Michigan Avenue Magazine and Playboy (as well as appears regularly on WCIU-TV's "You & Me This Morning" and "The G Spot Radio Show").


Following the shakeups, a hit with the controversial "Bootylicious," as well as a few lawsuits from the original members that quietly went away, Beyoncé eventually emerged as a solo artist in 2001, according to VH1 ("Beyoncé Bio"). That's when Hollywood came calling, and she snagged starring roles as the resident sexpot in MTV's "Carmen: A Hip Hopera" (2001), "Austin Powers in Goldmember" (2002), and "Dreamgirls" (2006).

It was such an obvious choice for her in these roles, as her lioness mane of golden tresses, glowing skin, and spectacularly fit figure always stood out from the others in Destiny's Child. Plus, she was always strategically placed in the center, in flamboyant clothing designed by her mother, Tina Knowles. Mrs. Knowles, in fact, styled all the members of the group in similar outfits, however, Beyoncé's always had more va va voom.    

Their outfits were streetwise and sexy, with an edge of sophistication, so it was only a matter of time before the Knowles mass marketed them. Beyoncé and her mother served as the force behind the House of Dereon clothing line, with Beyoncé, of course, as its "face" when it launched in 2004.


Beyonce: A Biography
+ She's ‘Irreplaceable'
+ The Beginning: ‘Sweet Dreams'
+ Beyoncé Wants To ‘Run The World'
+ Beyoncé's ‘Crazy In Love'
+ ...and much more

Product Details

  • File Size: 521 KB
  • Print Length: 34 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Hyperink (May 15, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0083P2IGI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting May 30, 2013
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As with any book I love reading about peoples life history and this is a good book for anyone to read.
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