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2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival - Weekend 1 - Day 2

Beyoncé’s rise to fame, explained

There are pop stars and then there is the force of nature known as Beyoncé. The bonafide mega star known as Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter has become the standard to what performers, musicians, and musical talents are held against. She dances better than virtually any other performer and sings just as powerfully and with as much range as the top vocalists in the industry.

But there’s something beyond the performance that we just can’t quite get enough of.

It might be her humble beginnings and losing on Star Search. Perhaps it’s being able to see and track her maturity and growth as an artist. Maybe it’s her politics. It could be that she’s not afraid to show you how hard works and how effortless the end result is.

Beyoncé’s career and origin story is equal parts relatable, aspirational, and inspirational. And you don’t have to be a fan of her music to appreciate Beyoncé herself.

Alex Abad-Santos