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The Seven: Most iconic Beyonce career achievements that influenced global pop culture

Beyonce celebrates her 38th birthday this year. And Sasha Fierce has been creditted with some major moments in hostory.

A rule breaker, history maker and Queen of the beehive, Beyonce is one of modern times most iconic musical acts. Starting out as part of the Destiny’s Child in the 1990s, Beyonce has been an act that has constantly evolved, changing up her means of self-expression and channeling her truest self to her legion of fans.

1. Destiny’s Child

Beyonce’s time in Destiny’s Child was the foundation that propelled her career. Before she finally went solo, Beyonce sang alongside her cousin and friend Kelly Rowland, as well as LeToya Luckett, LaTavia Roberson and eventually Michelle Williams. The tracks ‘Say My Name’, ‘Independent Women’ ‘Survivor’ and of course ‘Girl’ were the anthems that preached women empowerment; leading social change in a unique and entertaining way.

2.Going Solo

Queen B was vunerable with her lyrics and opened up a new side to herself with several ballads, and other uptempo tracks in her first solo album ‘Dangerously in Love’. Professing her love for her longtime boyfriend Jay-Z, the twosome collaborated on a couple of chart-topping tracks among them ‘Crazy in Love’,  ‘Drunk in Love’, and many more that came later in her career.

3.Introducing Sasha Fierce

Beyonce unleashed her alter-ego ‘Sasha Fierce’, and fans were thrilled. The 2009 17-track album ‘ I Am Sasha Fierce’ was a great success. The album marked a new phase for Beyonce. Released afew months after she got married to Jay-Z, Beyonce was softer, calmer and more reflective in her tracks. Tackling some contencious relationship issues in tracks like ‘Ego’, ‘If I Were A Boy’ and ‘Scared of Lonely.’ in many ways, Sasha Fierce encouraged many others to appreciate that a person is more than one personality. We all have several sides to ourselves.

4. Lemonade

Beyonce shared the inner workings of her relationships, and for that she earned 5 awards. The transformative album ‘Lemonade’ that was released April 23, 2016, featured some epochal tracks including ‘Hold Up,’ ‘Daddy Lessons’ and ‘Love Drought’. The album was her second “visual album” and garnered uncharted success for its moving imagery. The was also accompanied  by a sixty-five minute film aired on HBO. Opening up about her love woes, not only let the public into her heavily guarded private life, but also had many qiestioning the fundamentals of their relationships. Beyonce helped shape how many think of love and forgiveness.

5. On The Run (OTR) Tour II

Beyonce went on tour with her husband Jay-Z. Giving fans some spectacular performances, the duo went on share never seen before footage, and intimate details of their relationship with the lucky audience members who saw the power couple 48-stop tour. Starting in 6th June 2018 and ending five months later in Oct 2018, the On The Run II tour was a pivotal marker for Yonce’s career.

6. Beychella

According to a previous report on The Sauce, Beyonce’s performance was “less a humble show of gratitude than a declaration. She interspersed her historically-black-college-themed performance — complete with a drum line, majorettes, and step-dancing,”  as described in the Washington Post. The performance was the highlight of the Coachella Festival so far, and it is hard to believe that anyone else could outdo Queen Bee. She served up looks and pure talent, Beyonce took over the festival to the delight of fans who christened it #Beychella. Beyonce put African American culture on the map with her performance, and made history with it.

7. Beyonce in Lion King

Beyonce is one to keep busy. Aside from juggling her music career and family life, she also pushed herself to take one the role of Nala in the live-action remake of the legendary Disney production ‘Lion King’. As though the role was not enough, she also worked on the soundtrack, and released an afrobeats album along with it. The track ‘Brown Skin Girl’ is arguably on of 2019’s most impactful releases. Touching on matters racism, colorism, beauty standards and African royalty Queen B changed the narrative for all young African women preaching self acceptance and worth.

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Long live Queen B!

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