by SheKnows
Aug 22, 2011 at 7:53 a.m. ET
Destiny's Child, comprised of Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, would go on to sell 60 million records and win countless awards.

1 /17: Beyonce at Age 8

1/17 :Beyonce at Age 8

At the age of eight Beyonce joined "Girl's Tyme," an entertainment group consisted of all girls.

2 /17: Beyonce Signs with Columbia Records

2/17 :Beyonce Signs with Columbia Records

Beyonce, as part of Destiny's Child, signed with Columbia Records in 1997.

3 /17: Beyonce and Jay-Z

3/17 :Beyonce and Jay-Z

Beyonce and Jay-Z began dating in 2002, however the power couple kept the details of their romance quiet.

4 /17: Beyonce in Austin Powers Film

4/17 :Beyonce in Austin Powers Film

In 2002, Beyonce got her first big acting role opposite Mike Myers in the movie "Austin Powers in Goldmember."

5 /17: Beyonce Goes Solo in 2003

5/17 :Beyonce Goes Solo in 2003

Beyonce's debut solo album, "Dangerously In Love," hit stores in 2003 and has sold in excess of 11 million copies worldwide.

6 /17: Beyonce's Fashion Line

6/17 :Beyonce's Fashion Line

In 2004, Beyonce and her mother launched House of Dereon, a fashion line.

7 /17: Destiny's Child Churns Out the Albums

7/17 :Destiny's Child Churns Out the Albums

Destiny's Child, with Beyonce as the most famous member, released five albums between 1998 and 2004.

8 /17: Beyonce's Second Solo Album "B'Day"

8/17 :Beyonce's Second Solo Album "B'Day"

Beyonce released B'Day, her second solo album, in 2006. It contained hits "Beautiful Liar," Deja Vu" and "Irreplaceable."

9 /17: Beyonce Marries Jay-Z

9/17 :Beyonce Marries Jay-Z

Beyonce, seen here with her engagement ring, and Jay-Z secretly got married in April of 2008.

10 /17: Beyonce in "Cadillac Records"

10/17 :Beyonce in "Cadillac Records"

Beyonce played Etta James in the 2008 musical "Cadillac Records," which also starred Adrien Brody, Cedric the Entertainer and Mos Def.

11 /17: Beyonce as Sasha Fierce

11/17 :Beyonce as Sasha Fierce

Beyonce's third album, "I Am... Sasha Fierce," won five Grammy Awards and went platinum seven times over.

12 /17: Beyonce & Jay-Z Making Millions

12/17 :Beyonce & Jay-Z Making Millions

According to reports, Beyonce and Jay-Z combined to make more than $250 million in 2008.

13 /17: Beyonce's Fragrance Line

13/17 :Beyonce's Fragrance Line

Beyonce launched her first fragrance, called "Heat, in early 2010.

14 /17: Beyonce and her Dad

14/17 :Beyonce and her Dad

Beyonce's father, Mathew Knowles, was her manager up until March of 2011.

15 /17: Beyonce on American Idol

15/17 :Beyonce on American Idol

Beyonce was the headline performer during the 2011 American Idol finale, where she sang "Single Ladies."

16 /17: Beyonce & Jay-Z: Power Couple

16/17 :Beyonce & Jay-Z: Power Couple

TIME magazine proclaims that Beyonce and Jay-Z are one of the most powerful and most influential couples in the entertainment industry.

17 /17: Beyonce's Latest Album "4"

17/17 : Beyonce's Latest Album "4"

With hits like "Run the World (Girls)" and "Best Thing I Never Had," Beyonce's latest album, entitled "4," is already platinum.