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

Having found her feet on her own, the Houston-born songstress was ready to release her first album.

Dangerously in Love went straight in at number one in the US and went on to sell 11 million copies worldwide.

In clubs around the world everyone was dancing to the album's lead single Crazy In Love – which had Jay-Z laying down a rap