Texan belle
Crazy in love
It all adds up
Independent woman
Gospel singer
Winning ways
Screen siren
The rise to the top has been not been without its upsets for the indefatigable Miss Knowles, and her journey has included more than its share of rows, setbacks and disappointments.

Beyonce recalls being heartbroken when her first band lost in the US talent contest Star Search. "We lost, and I remember being so hurt that I couldn't hide my expression," reflects the singer. "You see it we all had the fakest smiles, like we were fighting back our tears. And the second we stepped away from the audience they started rolling down. We thought it was over we thought our life was over."
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