How an Independent Woman became the queen of the music scene

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How an Independent Woman became the queen of the music scene

The diva's incredible stage presence is largely down to the fact she's been on the stage since the age of eight, when she joined band Girl Tyme.

Beyonce's father Michael even gave up his job to become a full-time manager to the group.

It wasn't until the youngsters changed their name to Destiny's Child – taken from a passage from the Book of Isiah – that things really began to take off