Beyonce Knowles: Queen BeyUpdated 9:03 AM ET, Thu February 19, 2015Beyonce Knowles: Queen Bey 28 photosIn 2014, there's been no denying Beyonce's power. Pop culture's royal highness has continued a remarkable life and career...Hide Caption 1 of 28Beyonce Knowles: Queen Bey 28 photosIn 1998, Beyonce, second from right, was known simply as another member of Destiny's Child, a four-member girl group who released a self-titled debut that year and had a breakthrough with the remix of their single "No, No, No, No."Hide Caption 2 of 28Beyonce Knowles: Queen Bey 28 photosBeyonce performs with Kelly Rowland, left, and Michelle Williams -- the final version of the group that put her on the map -- for President-elect George W. Bush during a pre-inaugural event in Washington on January 19, 2001.Hide Caption 3 of 28Beyonce Knowles: Queen Bey 28 photosWhen Beyonce took the stage in Melbourne on April 29, 2002, she was just a year away from releasing her first solo album, "Dangerously In Love."Hide Caption 4 of 28Beyonce Knowles: Queen Bey 28 photosIn November 2002, before they tied the knot, Jay Z and Beyonce fueled rumors that they were dating by becoming musical collaborators. Beyoncé appeared on Jay Z's 2002 single "03 Bonnie & Clyde," and he appeared on her single "Crazy In Love" the following summer.Hide Caption 5 of 28Beyonce Knowles: Queen Bey 28 photosA decade before she wowed viewers at the 2013 Super Bowl Halftime Show, Bey jammed with Carlos Santana during the Super Bowl XXXVII Pregame Show in San Diego on January 26, 2003.Hide Caption 6 of 28Beyonce Knowles: Queen Bey 28 photosHaving stepped out on her own, Beyonce presents the humanitarian award to Michael Jackson at the 2003 Radio Music Awards in Las Vegas on October 27, 2003.Hide Caption 7 of 28Beyonce Knowles: Queen Bey 28 photosThe singer is affectionately referred to as Queen Bey, not in the least because of her heralded work ethic, which is often put to good use on stage. Here, she performs during the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards in New York on August 28, 2003.Hide Caption 8 of 28Beyonce Knowles: Queen Bey 28 photosBeyonce was right back at the Super Bowl in 2004, performing the national anthem to kick off Super Bowl XXXVIII on February 1.Hide Caption 9 of 28Beyonce Knowles: Queen Bey 28 photosAt the 46th Grammy Awards Show in February 2004, she joined Prince on stage to perform a medley of his hits. She left the ceremony with five Grammys in hand. Hide Caption 10 of 28Beyonce Knowles: Queen Bey 28 photosAlthough her solo career had taken off by 2005, Beyonce still performed with Destiny's Child that year in Sydney on the heels of their 2004 album, "Destiny Fulfilled." Hide Caption 11 of 28Beyonce Knowles: Queen Bey 28 photosAfter releasing another best-seller with 2006's "B'Day" and starring in "Dreamgirls" that same year, Beyonce was readying to release a third solo album, "I Am ... Sasha Fierce" when she took the stage at the 50th Grammy Awards Show on February 10, 2008. Somehow, she snuck in a secret marriage to Jay Z that April.Hide Caption 12 of 28Beyonce Knowles: Queen Bey 28 photosBeyonce during the filming of her hugely popular music video "Single Ladies (Put A Ring on It)." Hide Caption 13 of 28Beyonce Knowles: Queen Bey 28 photosIn 2011, Beyonce stole the show at the MTV Video Music Awards when she walked the red carpet and, with the careful placement of her hands, revealed that she was expecting. The star and husband Jay welcomed Blue Ivy in January 2012.Hide Caption 14 of 28Beyonce Knowles: Queen Bey 28 photosWhen Beyonce's daughter with Jay Z, Blue Ivy, was born in 2012, the couple shared a photo of their newborn on their website. A hand-written note accompanying the photos reads, "We welcome you to share our joy." Hide Caption 15 of 28Beyonce Knowles: Queen Bey 28 photosJust months after giving birth, Beyonce was red-carpet ready at the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on May 7, 2012.Hide Caption 16 of 28Beyonce Knowles: Queen Bey 28 photosBeyonce found herself at the center a firestorm in 2013 after it was revealed she used a "backup track" to sing the national anthem at the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 21.Hide Caption 17 of 28Beyonce Knowles: Queen Bey 28 photosAfter the inauguration dust-up, Beyonce had something to prove when she held a news conference for her Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show on January 31. After belting out "The Star-Spangled Banner," the singer paused and turned to the press and asked: "Any questions?"Hide Caption 18 of 28Beyonce Knowles: Queen Bey 28 photosKelly Rowland, Beyonce and Michelle Williams reunited as Destiny's Child to perform during the Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show on February 3, 2013, in New Orleans. Hide Caption 19 of 28Beyonce Knowles: Queen Bey 28 photosIn early April 2013, the singer and her husband were once again the subject of critical headlines when they took a trip to Cuba to celebrate their fifth anniversary.Hide Caption 20 of 28Beyonce Knowles: Queen Bey 28 photosIn May 2013, Beyonce was the subject of pregnancy rumors as observers noted that her dress to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala conveniently covered her midsection. The speculation grew stronger after she had to cancel a concert due to exhaustion and dehydration. She denied that she was pregnant.Hide Caption 21 of 28Beyonce Knowles: Queen Bey 28 photosIn September 2013, Jay Z and Beyonce once again topped the Forbes list of biggest-earning celebrity couples. Hide Caption 22 of 28Beyonce Knowles: Queen Bey 28 photosIn December, Beyonce stunned fans by releasing a surprise "visual album." The project was well-received and shot to No. 1, spawning platinum hits like the single "Drunk In Love."Hide Caption 23 of 28Beyonce Knowles: Queen Bey 28 photosBeyonce performs "Drunk in Love" at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on January 26.Hide Caption 24 of 28Beyonce Knowles: Queen Bey 28 photosTime magazine has praised Beyonce as an industry tastemaker. In April, the magazine called Bey one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Hide Caption 25 of 28Beyonce Knowles: Queen Bey 28 photosJay Z and his sister-in-law Solange Knowles, right, reportedly had an altercation at a Met Gala after-party at New York's Standard Hotel on May 5. Security camera footage that appeared on TMZ doesn't tell the whole story, but there are plenty of pictures of the rapper, Beyonce, and her sister leaving the party.Hide Caption 26 of 28Beyonce Knowles: Queen Bey 28 photosAfter Jay Z's infamous scuffle with Beyonce's sister, the power couple faced numerous rumors that their relationship was on the rocks. But when they started their joint "On the Run" summer tour in Miami on June 25, they held a united front, playing their never-before-seen wedding video and showing footage of daughter Blue. Hide Caption 27 of 28Beyonce Knowles: Queen Bey 28 photosAt the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, Beyonce was awarded with the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award, which is given to "exemplary musicians who have made an incredible and long-lasting impact on pop culture." The singer accepted the award on August 24 from her husband, Jay Z, and daughter, Blue Ivy.Hide Caption 28 of 28More from Entertainment'The Sound of Music': Where are they now? 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