Texan belle
Crazy in love
It all adds up
Independent woman
Gospel singer
Winning ways
Screen siren
Texan belle
Despite the girls' hard work, success didn't come immediately; and her first band, Girls Tyme, was dropped by its record label after losing a TV talent show. Beyonce's father had no doubt about his little girl's potential, however, and sold the family home to keep their dreams of chart success alive. It was a big gamble, but before long it paid off. Beyonce and her pals Kelly Rowland, LaToya Luckett and LaTavia Robertson formed Destiny's Child and won a contract with Colombia Records. The girls' first album stormed the charts and the pop industry was soon heralding the arrival a new R&B star.
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