Beyonce, Queen Bey, Yonce, or Sasha Fierce—no matter what you call her, everyone knows her name. Since first being thrust into the spotlight in 1998, Beyonce Knowles has become one of the most influential and powerful celebrities in the world. After releasing 5 studio albums with girl group Destiny’s Child, Bey went solo and has since released 6 records of her own. With R&B hits such as “Crazy in Love,” “Single Ladies,” “Love on Top,” and “Formation,” Beyonce has sold more than 100 million records, become the most nominated woman in the Grammy Award history, and become the highest-paid black musician of all time. Add to her star power and vocals some sparkling costumes and provocative dance routines and it’s no surprise that Beyonce concerts are one of the hottest tickets in town.
As part of Destiny’s Child, Beyonce first started making headlines in 1997 when the group released their self-titled debut album. While the record was met with mixed reviews, the group went on to find international acclaim with their best-selling second album, The Writing’s on the Wall, which featured singles such as “Say My Name” and “Bills, Bills, Bills.” Over time, Destiny’s Child become known as one of the greatest trios of all time, but Beyonce still branched out on her own with her debut solo album, Dangerously in Love. In 2016, Beyonce proved she can do more than just R&B when she released the critically acclaimed visual album Lemonade. Featuring a variety of genres, including rap, reggae, gospel, country, electronic, and funk, the record was named one of the greatest female-made albums of all time. Beyonce finished the Formation World Tour in promotion of Lemonade and is currently lending her trademark voice to the role of Nala in the upcoming remake of the Disney classic The Lion King. Until Bey goes on tour again, you can catch her live with tickets to 2018 Coachella, where the songstress is headlining alongside Eminem and The Weeknd.