The time Beyoncé... rose from the ashes
What do the Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, ‘N Sync and Destiny’s Child have in common? They broke up. What they don't have in common? A phoenix. Ok, so not all of these band members have gone completely off the radar, but it’s Beyoncé who rose from the ashes of not just one, but two, breakups to become the musical icon she was born to be. (She did tell us she’s a Survivor.) READ MORE: Kendall Jenner's most eye-catching fashion looks
The time Beyoncé... traded lyrics for a script
Not a lot of vocalists can lead a dignified singing and acting career after appearing as Foxxy Cleopatra in Austin Powers: Goldmember, but Beyoncé can! Not only that, but Bey has proven that she’s pretty good at it. Proof? She’s been nominated for both a SAG and Golden Globe for Dreamgirls, in 2006. Yeah, she’s a whole ‘lotta woman. READ MORE: The 12 best cookies in Toronto
The time Beyoncé... became an 'Independent Woman'
If we could pinpoint the moment that Queen Bey truly became Queen, we can easily say it was when she split from her royal puppeteers: her parents. While some kids, and even some adults (we’re looking at you LiLo), struggle after parting ways with their momagers, Beyoncé’s career has done the opposite. Since working with designers other than her mother and parting ways with Mathew in 2011, she’s left the nest and is soaring. READ MORE: Is the Duchess of Cambridge "Lazy Katie"? And is she feuding with the Queen?!