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Becoming Beyoncé: The Untold Story

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Edited by: Yara Sameh
A Billboard Must-Read Fall 2015 Music Book

The first comprehensive biography ever published about America's favorite living pop icon، Beyoncé، from New York Times bestselling biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli.

Beyoncé Knowles is a woman who began her career at the age of eight performing in pageant shows and talent contests، honing her craft through her teenage years until، at the age of 16، she had her first number one record with Destiny's Child. That hit-making trio launched Beyoncé's successful solo career، catapulting her، as of 2014، to #1 on Forbes annual list of most wealthy celebrities--the same year she made the cover of Time.

BECOMING BEYONCÉ is not only the story of struggle، sacrifice، and what it takes to make it in the cut-throat record industry، it's the story of the great rewards of such success and the devastating toll it often takes on the human spirit.

Paperback: 512 pages
Author: J. Randy Taraborrelli
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Reprint edition (October 11، 2016)
Language: English
Dimensions: 6 x 1.5 x 9 inches

About the Author
J. Randy Taraborrelli is a New York Times bestselling author، respected journalist، a recognizable entertainment personality، and in-demand guest on many television programs including Today، Good Morning America، CBS This Morning، Entertainment Tonight، and CNN Headline News. He's been widely praised for his long-time work as a news analyst for CBS.

Editorial Reviews
"[Taraborrelli] paints a revealing picture of the entertainment industry's debt to middle-class strivers."―Publisher's Weekly

"A thorough effort from celebrity biographer Taraborrelli."―Kirkus

"Taraborrelli shows us the complex، contentious framework that was put into place to transform Beyoncé into a superstar. He delves deep into her history and paints a picture of a family held together، and ultimately changed، by secrets، ambition and unresolved conflicts."―Houston Chronicle

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