The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Indiana University Press

ISBN:0253052866

Total Pages:271

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A collection of writings examining the multitalented star’s significance to music, culture, and society. Who runs the world? The Beyhive knows. From the Destiny’s Child 2001 hit single “Survivor”to her 2019 jam “7/11,” Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has confronted dominant issues around the world. Because her image is linked with debates on race, sexuality, and female empowerment, she has become a central figure in pop music and pop culture. Beyoncé: At Work, On Screen, and Online explores her work as a singer, activist, and artist by taking a deep dive into her songs, videos, and performances, as well as responses from her fans. Contributors look at Beyoncé’s entire body of work to examine her status as a canonical figure in modern music and do not shy away from questioning scandals or weighing her social contributions against the evolution of feminism, critical race theory, authenticity, and more. Full of examples from throughout Beyoncé’s career, this volume presents listening as a political undertaking that generates meaning and creates community. Beyoncé contends that because of her willingness to address societal issues within her career, Beyoncé has become an important touchstone for an entire generation?all in a day’s work for Queen Bey. “Iddon and Marshall’s Beyoncé is poised to expand critical conversations about the biggest and most influential pop star of the 21st century.” —Daphne Brooks, author of Bodies in Dissent: Spectacular Performances of Race and Freedom, 1850-1910

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Becoming Beyoncé

Author:J. Randy Taraborrelli

Publisher:Grand Central Publishing

ISBN:1455590347

Total Pages:464

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A Billboard Must-Read Fall 2015 Music Book The first comprehensive biography ever published about America's favorite living pop icon, Beyoncé, from New York Times bestselling biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli. Beyoncé Knowles is a woman who began her career at the age of eight performing in pageant shows and talent contests, honing her craft through her teenage years until, at the age of 16, she had her first number one record with Destiny's Child. That hit-making trio launched Beyoncé's successful solo career, catapulting her, as of 2014, to #1 on Forbes annual list of most wealthy celebrities--the same year she made the cover of Time. BECOMING BEYONCÉ is not only the story of struggle, sacrifice, and what it takes to make it in the cut-throat record industry, it's the story of the great rewards of such success and the devastating toll it often takes on the human spirit.

Beyoncé

Author:Katie Griffiths

Publisher:Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN:150262706X

Total Pages:112

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The reigning queen of the music industry, Beyoncé Knowles has left an indelible mark on the entertainment biz. Since climbing to fame as the lead vocalist of Destiny's Child in the late 1990s, she has built an impressive career as a songwriter, producer, actress, dancer, and philanthropist. Readers will follow Beyoncé's development as an artist and learn about her artistry, philanthropy, and what the future holds for Queen Bee.

Queen Bey

Author:Veronica Chambers

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Press

ISBN:1250200539

Total Pages:240

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FEATURED IN: The New York Times Book Review ("New and Noteworthy") • Essence • Newsweek • People • Bustle • PopSugar • Refinery 29 • HelloGiggles' • PureWow • Newsday • AMNewYork The Ultimate Beyoncé Collectible "Beyoncé fans will eat it up." —People "You don't need to be in the Beyhive to appreciate Queen Bey...Voices including culture critic Luvvie Ajayi and actress and producer Lena Waithe give us a fresh take on Beyoncé, who's arguably the biggest pop star of our time." —Essence Beyoncé. Her name conjures more than music, it has come to be synonymous with beauty, glamour, power, creativity, love, and romance. Her performances are legendary, her album releases events. She is not even forty but she has already rewritten the Beyoncé playbook more than half a dozen times. She is consistently provocative, political and surprising. As a solo artist, she has sold more than 100 million records. She has won 22 Grammys and is the most-nominated woman artist in the history of Grammy awards. Her 2018 performance at Coachella wowed the world. The New York Times wrote: "There's not likely to be a more meaningful, absorbing, forceful and radical performance by an American musician this year or any year soon." Artist, business woman, mother, daughter, sister, wife, black feminist, Queen Bey is endlessly fascinating. Queen Bey features a diverse range of voices, from star academics to outspoken cultural critics to Hollywood and music stars. Essays include: "What Might a Black Girl Be in This World," an introduction by Veronica Chambers "Beychella is Proof That Beyoncé is the Greatest Performer Alive. I’m Not Arguing." by Luvvie Ajayi "On the Journey Together," by Lena Waithe "What Beyoncé Means to Everyone," by Meredith Broussard with visualizations by Andrew Harvard and Juan Carlos Mora "Jay-Z's Apology to Beyoncé Isn't Just Celebrity Gossip — It's a Political Act" by Brittney Cooper "All Her Single Ladies" by Kid Fury "The Elevator" by Ylonda Gault "The Art of Being Beyoncé" by Maria Brito "Getting, Giving and Leaving" by Melissa Harris Perry and Mankaprr Conteh "Beyoncé the Brave" by Reshma Saujani "Living into the Lemonade: Redefining Black Women’s Spirituality in the Age of Beyoncé" by Candice Benbow "Beyoncé’s Radical Ways" by Carmen Perez "Finding la Reina in Queen Bey" by Isabel Gonzalez Whitaker "Beyoncé, Influencer" by Elodie Maillet Storm "The King of Pop and the Queen of Everything" by Michael Eric Dyson "Style So Sacred" by Edward Enninful "The Beauty of Beyoncé" by Fatima Robinson "Because Beyoncé." by Ebro Darden "King Bey" by Treva B. Lindsey "Meridonial: Beyoncé’s Southern Roots and References" by Robin M. Boylorn "B & V: A Love Letter" by Caroline Clarke

Beyoncé: Shine Your Light

Author:Sarah Warren

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0358063345

Total Pages:32

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Powerful text and beautiful illustrations make this dazzling picture book biography the perfect read for everyone ready to get in touch with and shine their inner light like Beyoncé.

Beyoncé Biography: Rise to Stardom, Relationships and More

Author:Chris Dicker

Publisher:Chris Dicker

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Total Pages:N.A

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Beyoncé Knowles, extremely successful American singer, actor, dancer. Some people speculate that she runs the world of the entertainment industry. She's the Queen Bey. Beyoncé's songs have an enormous impact towards women's empowerment and self-respect. With over 220 international awards and millions of fans around the world, Beyoncé undoubtedly has sealed the superstar status in the industry. The truth is Beyoncé Knowles was not always like this in life. She was an ordinary woman without many role models at that time. She showed talent early in school and that's exactly from where things started to shape for her. In this book, you'll learn how Beyoncé rose to stardom, her legacy and more. The book also analyses Beyoncé's role as a mother to her daughter Blue Ivy and explores the hidden heartbreaks of her past, including a tragic miscarriage, a lengthy battle with depression and many others. Successful people have problems too, problems money cannot fix. In this biography, we'll also touch on Beyoncé's involvement in some propaganda campaigns - something not many people consider. There's no evidence if she's doing this because for the job, or she's doing it for something else. However, there's evidence that she's involved in such campaigns - we'll explore that into some detail. If you want to learn more about Beyoncé Knowles, her struggles, pains and successes... Grab your copy now!

Beyonce

Author:ALL STAR MAGAZINE

Publisher:All Star Magazine

ISBN:

Total Pages:40

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AllStar Magazine's Beyonce issue will provide the reader with information on how many records the popular artist Beyonce sold during her first week of album sales along with other stories about the cover artists. The reader will also find content about several different artist and business's around the World. Also as stated on the cover the reader can read about 365 different ways to get rich! This issue of the magazine is guaranteed to be entertaining as well as informative.

Beyoncé

Author:Cherese Cartlidge

Publisher:Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN:1420509667

Total Pages:112

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Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, known simply as Beyoncé, is an American singer and songwriter. She has sold over one hundred million records as a solo artist and has won twenty-two Grammy Awards. Her captivating stage presence, powerful vocals, and business savvy have made her a cultural phenomenon. Her 2016 album, Lemonade, which was released both as a music album and as a visual album, earned her wide recognition and the number one spot on Rolling Stone's 2016 "Best Albums of the Year" list. This fascinating edition provides a balanced biographical overview of singer Beyoncé. Chapters discuss her childhood and early career, her work in the bestselling girl group Destiny's Child, her subsequent solo albums, and the singer's work as an actress and fashion designer.

Beyoncé

Author:Elaine Landau

Publisher:Lerner Publications ™

ISBN:1512451908

Total Pages:32

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You may know that Beyoncé is a gifted R & B star who has made a splash in the worlds of music, dance, and acting. But did you know that Beyoncé: • was super shy as a child, yet she loved to ham it up in music and dance classes? • goes by Bee among family and friends? • once had her toe broken by a bodyguard when he stepped on it while trying to protect her? Want to know more about the life of this talented celebrity? Read on to learn all about Beyoncé's childhood, family, career, true personality, current projects, and more!

Beyoncé

Author:Heather E. Schwartz

Publisher:Lerner Publications ™

ISBN:1541535391

Total Pages:48

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From scoring hit after hit on the R & B and pop music charts to slaying it onscreen as an actor, Beyoncé does it all. Explore the personal and professional life of Queen Bey and follow her journey from a girl who planned to become a superstar to her life today as a Grammy-winning singer with multiple platinum albums.

Beyonce

Author:Z.B. Hill

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1422292126

Total Pages:48

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Beyonce Knowles is one of the most famous women in the world. The singing superstar has become one of the biggest artists in music since making her start with the group Destiny's Child years ago. Beyonce has sold millions of albums and won many awards in her career. And now she's married to rapper Jay-Z and has a new daughter, Blue Ivy. It seems Beyonce has it all! Beyonce tells the story of how one girl from Texas grew up to be an international star. Read about Beyonce's rise to fame from her days in Destiny's Child to her hit solo albums. Learn what it takes to be one of the world's biggest celebrities.

Beyoncé

Author:Vanessa Oswald

Publisher:Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN:1534567720

Total Pages:104

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She is one of the most iconic performers of her generation. From her early days in Destiny's Child to her career as a highly successful solo artist, she has created numerous hit albums, starred in many films, and performed for legions of passionate fans who often refer to her as Queen Bey. This book examines Beyonce's relationship with her family, her career as a performer and businesswoman, and how she has channeled her fame into activism. Fact-filled sidebars, annotated quotations, and full-color photographs add extra insight to this fascinating biography.

Beyonce

Author:Chuck Bednar

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1422299724

Total Pages:64

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From the earliest moments of her childhood in Houston, Texas, it was clear that Beyoncé, of mixed African-American and Louisiana Creole descent, had a special gift when it came to performing in front of a crowd. At the age of seven, she dominated much older kids in a local talent show, and appeared on national television before she was even a teenager. She went on to become a part of the super group Destiny's Child and was one of the key reasons they eventually became one of the most popular female musical groups of all time. The road to success wasn't always easy, however, as Beyoncé managed to overcome many obstacles on the road to superstardom, and go on to find both success and happiness in her professional and private lives. Beyoncé is a multiple Grammy-award winning superstar, an incredibly talented and successful singer-songwriter, an accomplished actress, and a successful businesswoman. In short, Beyoncé is an extraordinary achiever.

Beyonce Ebook

Author:Mitchell Lane Publishers Inc.

Publisher:Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN:1680201107

Total Pages:32

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This book profiles the life and career of singer Beyonce, including her time with Destiny's Child and her life with her rap-artist husband Jay-Z.

Beyonce

Author:Michou Kennon

Publisher:Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN:1433947919

Total Pages:32

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She’s so famous that she only needs one name. She’s Beyoncé, and her story is one that hip-hop lovers can’t resist. From Destiny’s Child to working with her husband, Jay-Z, to her own incredible solo career, she is always taking her music to new places. Enthusiasts will learn about her music, her acting career, and even her work as a fashion designer.

The Beyoncí© Effect

Author:Adrienne Trier-Bieniek

Publisher:McFarland

ISBN:1476625581

Total Pages:228

Viewed:1063

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Since her late–1990s debut as a member of the R&B trio Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé Knowles has garnered both praise and criticism. While some consider her an icon of female empowerment, others see her as detrimental to feminism and representing a negative image of women of color. Her music has a decidedly pop aesthetic, yet her power-house vocals and lyrics focused on issues like feminine independence, healthy sexuality and post-partum depression give her songs dimension and substance beyond typical pop fare. This collection of new essays presents a detailed study of the music and persona of Beyoncé—arguably the world’s biggest pop star. Topics include the body politics of respectability; feminism, empowerment and gender in Beyoncé’s lyrics; black female pleasure; and the changing face of celebrity motherhood. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The Beyoncé Quiz Book

Author:Chris Cowlin,Kim Kimber

Publisher:Andrews UK Limited

ISBN:1909143375

Total Pages:16

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Have you followed the career of singing sensation Beyoncé from her early successes through to international stardom and domination of the R&B and pop music scene? Do you know how old she was when she formed her first group or how many albums she has sold worldwide in her career to date? If you would like to find out about the real Beyoncé you need look no further than this brilliant new quiz book all about your favourite star. Packed with fascinating facts covering every aspect of Beyoncé’s life including chart topping hits, popular lyrics, awards, film appearances and many personal details, you are certain to discover something you never knew about the iconic singer-songwriter. The Beyoncé Quiz Book contains 100 questions for you to enjoy and pays tribute to the woman who has become one of the greatest success stories in pop history. There is only one Beyoncé and this book will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about her life and music. A must-have for Beyoncé fans the world over.

Beyonce Knowles: A Biography

Author:Janice Arenofsky

Publisher:ABC-CLIO

ISBN:0313359156

Total Pages:168

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Although Beyoncé Knowles is not yet 30, the sensual superstar has already succeeded on many levels: as a dancer, singer, composer, model, music producer, video director and actress. Like rap star/entrepreneur Jay-Z, with whom Beyoncé recently married, she has evolved into a businesswoman, who with her designer-mother, Tina Knowles, markets Beyoncé's personal fashion line, House of Dereon. The multi-talented, global entertainer lends her name and image to many commercial and philanthropic ventures. She is the spokeswoman for L'Oreal and appears in ads for Pepsi and Ford. This biography tells the story of a young, talented woman's meteoric rise in the entertainment industry. From a shy, demure Catholic schoolgirl growing up in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé Knowles eventually morphed into the first African-American woman to win the Songwriter of the Year Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Pop Music Awards. The once-shy suburban schoolgirl has gone far beyond her original dream of becoming a first-rate musician and vocalist. With the assistance of her manager-father—former Xerox executive Mathew Knowles—and as lead singer of the R&B girl group Destiny's Child (the world's all-time bestselling female group), Beyoncé has won 10 Grammy Awards and two Golden Globe nominations. Her albums have reached more than 20 million people worldwide, and she has become a cultural icon to music lovers everywhere as well as a role model for young women. Author Janice Arenofsky gives students and general readers alike an insightful look at a music and fashion icon who has a unique niche in popular culture today. Complete with photos, a timeline, and a thorough bibliography.

Trailblazers: Beyoncé

Author:Ebony Joy Wilkins

Publisher:Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN:0593124456

Total Pages:176

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Bring history home and meet some of the world's greatest game changers! Get inspired by the true story of one of the world's most famous singers. This biography series is for kids who loved Who Was? and are ready for the next level. Beyoncé Knowles became famous as the lead singer of the popular group Destiny's Child. But on her own, she's had even bigger hits. From movies to Grammy Awards to performing at the Super Bowl halftime show, Beyoncé is one of the world's most amazing superstars. Find out how the girl who entered local singing competitions became one of history's greatest trailblazers! Trailblazers is a biography series that celebrates the lives of amazing pioneers, past and present, from all over the world. Get inspired by more Trailblazers: Neil Armstrong, Jackie Robinson, Jane Goodall, Harriet Tubman, Albert Einstein, Beyoncé, and Simone Biles. What kind of trail will you blaze?

Beyoncé in Formation

Author:Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley

Publisher:University of Texas Press

ISBN:1477317724

Total Pages:N.A

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Making headlines when it was launched in 2015, Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley’s undergraduate course “Beyoncé Feminism, Rihanna Womanism” has inspired students from all walks of life. In Finding Beyoncé, Tinsley now takes her rich observations beyond the classroom, using the blockbuster album and video Lemonade as a soundtrack for vital next-millennium narratives. Woven with candid observations about her life as a feminist scholar of African studies and a cisgender femme married to a trans spouse, Tinsley’s “Femme-onade” mixtape explores myriad facets of black women’s sexuality and gender. Turning to Beyoncé’s “Don’t Hurt Yourself,” Tinsley assesses black feminist critiques of marriage and then considers the models of motherhood offered in “Daddy Lessons,” interspersing these passages with memories from Tinsley’s multiracial family history. Her chapters on nontraditional bonds culminate in a discussion of contemporary LGBT politics through the lens of the internet-breaking video “Formation,” underscoring why Beyoncé’s black femme-inism isn’t only for ciswomen. From pleasure politics and the struggle for black women’s reproductive justice to the subtext of blues and country music traditions, the landscape in this tour is populated by activists and artists (including Loretta Lynn) and infused with vibrant interpretations of Queen Bey’s provocative, peerless imagery and lyrics. In the tradition of Roxanne Gay’s Bad Feminist and Jill Lepore’s bestselling cultural histories, Finding Beyoncé is the work of a daring intellectual who is poised to spark a new conversation about freedom and identity in America.

Crazy in Love: The Beyoncé Knowles Biography

Author:Daryl Easlea

Publisher:Omnibus Press

ISBN:0857127233

Total Pages:256

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Crazy in Love explores the astonishing life and career of Beyoncé Knowles, the Texan teenager who rose from performing in hometown backyards to being the most recognisable face on the planet. Beyoncé now towers above the entertainment industry – Music, film, fashion. She has released critically acclaimed albums one after the other, and, alongside partner Jay-Z, forms half of one of the most powerful couples in the world. This exciting and revealing portrait delves into the key events of her life, her music and her marriage to uncover true person behind the persona. Crazy in Love is essential reading for any fan. “At this point, I really know who I am, and don’t feel like I have to put myself in a box. I’m not afraid of taking risks – no one can define me.” Beyoncé

Beyoncé (The First Names Series)

Author:Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl

Publisher:Abrams

ISBN:1647000491

Total Pages:160

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Meet the woman who changed music forever and showed that girls can run the world! Before she was an international superstar and feminist icon, Beyoncé was a girl from Texas who loved to sing and dance. As a member of Destiny’s Child, she climbed the charts and became a member of one of the most famous girl groups in history. This launched Beyoncé into her solo career, and since then, she’s become an unstoppable force in music and pop culture. Beyond music, she is a successful businesswoman and activist who helps bring issues of race and gender into the global conversation. Empowering and inspirational, Beyoncé tells the story of the woman who showed that girls can run the world. It includes a timeline, glossary, and index. First Names is a highly illustrated nonfiction series that puts readers on a first-name basis with some of the most incredible people in history and of today!

Work It, Girl: Beyoncé Knowles

Author:Caroline Moss

Publisher:Frances Lincoln Children\'s Books

ISBN:0711260877

Total Pages:64

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Discover how Beyoncé became a superstar singer and entrepreneur in this true story of her life. Then, learn 10 key lessons from her work. When Beyoncé was a little girl, she was shy. But one dance class changed the course of her life when her teacher recognized her singing ability and star talent. After years of working hard, rehearsing, and practicing, Beyoncé hit the big time with Destiny's Child. The rest was history (and a lot more hard work). Find out what makes Queen Bey tick, what inspires her, and what motivates her. Learn about her passion for activism–right up-to-date with her support for Black Lives Matter. Work It, Girl is an empowering series of biographies featuring modern women in the world of work, from designers and musicians to CEOs and scientists. Each of these vibrantly illustrated books tells the story of a remarkable woman in 10 chapters that highlight transformative moments in her life, following the ups and downs that she faced on her road to success. At the end, 10 key lessons show what you can learn from these moments, and self-reflectionquestions help you apply these lessons to your own life. Brightly colored photo illustrations of 3D cut paper artwork featuring inspiring quotes from these amazing women bring their stories to vivid life.

101 Amazing Beyonce Facts

Author:Jack Goldstein,Frankie Taylor

Publisher:Andrews UK Limited

ISBN:1783331216

Total Pages:24

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Are you the world’s biggest Beyoncé fan? Or do you want to find out everything there is to know about the ex Destiny’s Child singer and global superstar? If so, then this is the book for you! Contained within are 101 amazing facts about how Beyoncé got started in the music industry, the numerous awards she has won, her family life with husband Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy plus many more. The book is easily organised into sections so you can find the information you want fast and is perfect for all ages!

What Would Beyoncé Do?!

Author:Luisa Omielan

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1473535131

Total Pages:368

Viewed:1963

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You know when you find yourself approaching thirty and your dreams are broken? You've got a temping career going nowhere, a student debt that’s mounting and you've just had to move back into your mum’s house. Then to top it all off, you get absolutely annihilated with heartbreak because of an ex, who is just ‘not ready’ but then manages to be ready, a week later, with someone else. And it is here, at your lowest point, that one of your best friends decides to remind you that you are the same age as Beyoncé. FML. Luisa Omielan is a stand-up comedian who turned her life around after she answered the mantra every person needs in their life: What Would Beyoncé Do?! Hilariously funny, wonderfully uplifting and brutally honest, Luisa's memoir shows us all that there is no situation in which Bey can’t save the day.

Beyoncé: Famous Singer/Actress

Author:Sarah Tieck

Publisher:ABDO

ISBN:1617141763

Total Pages:32

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Beyoncé is a dynamic, talented singer and actress. This book introduces her childhood, family background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn how Beyoncé moved from singing with Girl's Tyme and Destiny's Child to building a solo career. Her work in movies and her personal life are also included. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw in reluctant readers. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Will Jayz and Beyonce's Love Last?

Author:Timeka Willis

Publisher:Timeka Willis

ISBN:

Total Pages:27

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This Book is a Book of Predictions about Beyonce and Jayz. I Will be Talking about what I am Seeing in the Upcoming Years for Beyonce and Jayz. I See a Lot for this Couple and the Book Will Reveal those Details. I Will Talk about How Long Things are Going to be a Certain Way Between Them. And if I See Another Baby or a Potential Scandal Between these 2 People. Will Beyonce or Jayz have a Secret Lover or a Rumored Affair? You Will have to Read the Book to Find Out. Find Out the Future Predictions that I See for Jayz and Beyonce Today !!!

Beyoncé (The First Names Series)

Author:Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl

Publisher:Abrams

ISBN:1647000491

Total Pages:160

Viewed:1155

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Meet the woman who changed music forever and showed that girls can run the world! Before she was an international superstar and feminist icon, Beyoncé was a girl from Texas who loved to sing and dance. As a member of Destiny’s Child, she climbed the charts and became a member of one of the most famous girl groups in history. This launched Beyoncé into her solo career, and since then, she’s become an unstoppable force in music and pop culture. Beyond music, she is a successful businesswoman and activist who helps bring issues of race and gender into the global conversation. Empowering and inspirational, Beyoncé tells the story of the woman who showed that girls can run the world. It includes a timeline, glossary, and index. First Names is a highly illustrated nonfiction series that puts readers on a first-name basis with some of the most incredible people in history and of today!

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce

Author:Morgan Parker

Publisher:Tin House Books

ISBN:1941040543

Total Pages:80

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A TIME Magazine Best Paperback of 2017 A Publishers Weekly Best Poetry Collection of Spring A Paris Review Staff Pick A Most Anticipated Book of 2017 at NPR.org, BuzzFeed, VICE, NYLON, and more "This is a marvelous book. See for yourself. Morgan Parker is a fearlessly forward and forward-thinking literary star." —Terrance Hayes The only thing more beautiful than Beyoncé is God, and God is a black woman sipping rosé and drawing a lavender bath, texting her mom, belly-laughing in the therapist’s office, feeling unloved, being on display, daring to survive. Morgan Parker stands at the intersections of vulnerability and performance, of desire and disgust, of tragedy and excellence. Unrelentingly feminist, tender, ruthless, and sequined, these poems are an altar to the complexities of black American womanhood in an age of non-indictments and deja vu, and a time of wars over bodies and power. These poems celebrate and mourn. They are a chorus chanting: You’re gonna give us the love we need.

Beyoncé: Running the World

Author:Anna Pointer

Publisher:Coronet

ISBN:1473607329

Total Pages:400

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''Everything you ever wanted to know about the world''s biggest singing star.'' 5* - Best Beyoncé: Running The World is the full story of Houston born-and-bred Beyoncé''s extraordinary life, which saw her join her first pop group at the age of nine before fronting the girl band Destiny''s Child - the biggest-selling female group of all time. After embarking on a solo career in 2003, Beyoncé''s status as a superstar was sealed and to date she has won more than 220 awards internationally and the hearts of millions of fans the world over. The most definitive and up-to-date telling of Beyoncé''s story ever written, this book provides an intimate close-up on both her professional and personal life, with the inside story on how she and rapper husband Jay-Z became the biggest power couple on earth. With reports that their marriage was crumbling before the world''s eyes on their 2014 joint tour, On The Run, it pieces together the split rumours that plagued them at every turn and documents exactly how they coped with such intense public scrutiny. The book also analyses Beyoncé''s role as a mother to young daughter Blue Ivy and explores the hidden heartbreaks of her past, including a tragic miscarriage, a lengthy battle with depression and an agonising rift with her manager father Mathew. While celebrating Beyoncé''s greatest triumphs Beyoncé: Running The World uncovers the truth behind the headlines, finding out exactly who ''Queen Bey'' is and what really goes on behind the scenes... Contains an extra chapter with the most up-to-date information on the world''s biggest star.

A Beyonce-titok

Author:J. Randy Taraborrelli

Publisher:21. Század Kiadó

ISBN:6155373809

Total Pages:528

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A New York Times bestseller életrajzírójának, J. Randy Taraborrellinek minden részletet felvillantó, briliánsan megírt kötete nem egyszerűen a legsikeresebb popsztárok egyikének, Beyoncénak az életrajza. Bepillantás egy olyan világba, ahová szinte mindenki vágyik, de csak nagyon kevesen juthatnak el; az amerikai show-business világába. A végtelenül tehetséges Beyoncé Knowles már nyolcéves korában ebben a világban él, gyerek szépségversenyek és tehetségkutató vetélkedők résztvevője. Egy pillanatra sem szakad el a színpadtól, és tizenhat évesen a Destiny's Child énekeseként már világsztár. Ontja a slágereket, 2014-ben a Forbes magazin szerint a világ leggazdagabb és legkeresettebb sztárja, az ő fényképével jelenik meg a híres Time magazin. Ez a könyv megmutatja a sikereket, de az emberfeletti erőfeszítést is, az örökös harcot az érvényesülésért, az áskálódásokat, pletykákat; beszámol viharos és vad szerelméről a híres rapperrel, Jay-Z-vel, a csalódásokról és a meghatározó pillanatokról. És miközben olvassuk ezt a nyílt, olykor szívszorító, olykor felemelő beszámolót, örökre megváltozik a véleményünk Beyoncéról és a távoli és csillogó show-businessről. A szerzőről J. Randy Taraborrelli a New York Times bestseller szerzője, írt már könyvet Michael Jacksonról, Marilyn Monroe-ról, Madonnáról, és a Kennedy famíliáról is. Köztiszteletben álló író, újságíró, a szórakoztatóipar jó nevű és állandó szereplője, és jó néhány televízióműsor, köztük a Today, a Good Morning America, a CBS This Morning, az Entertainment Tonight és a CNN Headline News sűrűn feltűnő vendégszereplője.

Beyoncegraphica

Author:Chris Roberts

Publisher:Aurum

ISBN:1781317399

Total Pages:256

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Beyoncé needs no introduction. Singer, artist, activist and icon, she is worshiped by her many fans around the word. This stunning graphic biography tells the story of how a young singer from Texas transformed into a global superstar, celebrating the highlights and successes of her career through stunning new graphics, photographs and illustrations. Representing so much more than the pop industry, through philanthropy, politics and campaigning, Beyoncé has broken the mould of what it means to be a superstar - and that star just continues to rise. From costume changes to record sales, her impressive vocal range to her work off-stage, this original bio-graphic book charts the success of the icon who came to dominate the charts, our screens and even our wardrobes. An absolute must for any 'Beehive' members and Beyoncé fans.

The Greenprint

Author:Marco Borges

Publisher:Harmony

ISBN:1984823116

Total Pages:304

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New York Times bestselling author and CEO of 22 Days Nutrition, Marco Borges introduces one of the most inclusive, practical, and revolutionary plant-based lifestyle plans - The Greenprint. By following its 22 proven effective guidelines, you will shift your mindset, improve your health, lose weight, and impact the planet for the better. Accessible and easy-to-follow, The Greenprint is a movement to embrace your absolute best and healthiest life. Through his more than two decades of experience working with clients, including some of the world's biggest celebrities, and spearheading exercise and nutrition research, Borges developed the groundbreaking "22 Laws of Plants," which he's determined are the most important plant-based diet, exercise, and lifestyle secrets for losing weight, increasing energy, boosting metabolism, and reducing inflammation, not to mention helping minimize your carbon imprint to help the planet. The Greenprint outlines three simple, step-by-step plans to implement the 22 Laws into your life, depending on where you are on your journey. Whether you are ready for a gradual shift or excited to tackle them all full-on, in just weeks you will be on your way to a healthier, cleaner approach to eating that includes plenty of whole grains, bountiful veggies, legumes, nuts and more. You'll also find meal plans, more than 60 delicious recipes, countless tips, and inspirational stories to help you along the way. Take control of your diet, create your own Greenprint and forever alter your weight, your health and the planet.

Unruly Media

Author:Carol Vernallis

Publisher:Oxford University Press

ISBN:0199322171

Total Pages:384

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Unruly Media argues that we are the crest of a new international style in which sonic and visual parameters become heightened and accelerated. This audiovisual turn calls for new forms of attention. Post-classical cinema, with its multi-plot narratives and flashy style, fragments under the influence of audiovisual numbers and music-video-like sync. Music video becomes more than a way of selling songs. YouTube's brief, low-res clips encompass many forms and foreground reiteration, graphic values and affective intensity. These three media are riven by one another: a trajectory from YouTube through music video to the new digital cinema reveals commonalities, especially in the realms of rhythm, texture and form. This is the first book to account for the current audiovisual landscape across medium and platform, and it demonstrates that attending equally to soundtrack and image reveals how these media work and how they both mirror and shape our experience.

Women Who Rock

Author:Evelyn McDonnell

Publisher:Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN:0316558869

Total Pages:416

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A stellar and unprecedented celebration of 104 musical artists, Women Who Rock is the most complete, up-to-date history of the evolution, influence, and importance of women in music. A gorgeous gift book, it includes a stunning, specially commissioned, full-color illustrated portrait of every musician and group. From Bessie Smith and The Supremes to Joan Baez, Madonna, BeyoncéAmy Winehouse, Dolly Parton, Sleater-Kinney, Taylor Swift, and scores more, women have played an essential and undeniable role in the evolution of popular music including blues, rock and roll, country, folk, glam rock, punk, and hip hop. Today, in a world traditionally dominated by male artists, women have a stronger influence on popular music than ever before. Yet, not since the late nineteen-nineties has there been a major work that acknowledges and pays tribute to the female artists who have contributed to, defined, and continue to make inroads in music. In Women Who Rock, writer and professor of journalism Evelyn McDonnell leads a team of women rock writers and pundits in an all-out celebration of 104 of the greatest female musicians. Organized chronologically, the book profiles each artist and places her in the context of both her genre and the musical world at large. Sidebars throughout recall key moments that shaped both the trajectory of music and how those moments influenced or were influenced by women artists. With full-color illustrated portraits by women artists, Women Who Rock will be THE long-awaited gift book for every music fan, feminist, and female rocker, young and old musicians.

What Will It Take to Make A Woman President?

Author:Marianne Schnall

Publisher:Seal Press

ISBN:1580054978

Total Pages:256

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“I would love for my younger fans to read What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? by Marianne Schnall. It’s a collection of interviews and essays by great women, including Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, and Melissa Etheridge. They will inspire you to become a better leader.” —Beyoncé Prompted by a question from her eight-year-old daughter during the 2008 election of Barack Obama—“Why haven’t we ever had a woman president?”—Marianne Schnall set out on a journey to find the answer. A widely published writer, author, and interviewer, and the Executive Director of Feminist.com, Schnall began looking at the issues from various angles and perspectives, gathering viewpoints from influential people from all sectors. What Will It Take to Make A Woman President? features interviews with politicians, public officials, thought leaders, writers, artists, and activists in an attempt to discover the obstacles that have held women back and what needs to change in order to elect a woman into the White House. With insights and personal anecdotes from Sheryl Sandberg, Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Nancy Pelosi, Nicholas Kristof, Melissa Etheridge, and many more, this book addresses timely, provocative issues involving women, politics, and power. With a broader goal of encouraging women and girls to be leaders in their lives, their communities, and the larger world, Schnall and her interviewees explore the changing paradigms occurring in politics and in our culture with the hope of moving toward meaningful and effective solutions—and a world where a woman can be president.

Prince

Author:Afshin Shahidi

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Press

ISBN:1250134447

Total Pages:276

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Featuring a foreword by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. When Prince wanted to document his One Nite Alone tour in 2002, he turned to Afshin Shahidi. Again in 2004, he went along on Prince’s record breaking Musicology Tour. Afshin met Prince in 1989 and became his cinematographer and later his photographer. He was the photographer closest to Prince for the last fifteen years of Prince’s life. Afshin is the only photographer to shoot the legendary 3121 private parties in Los Angeles that became the most sought after invitations in Hollywood. Prince: A Private View compiles his work into a journey through Prince's extraordinary life. With many never-before-seen photos, this is the ultimate collection of – some intimate, some candid, some in concert – shots of Prince, but all are carefully directed in the artist-as-art style that we associate with him. Deep photo captions are brief, but complete stories about Prince's life at that moment - some are incisive, others are personal and even funny.

An Introduction to Popular Culture in the US

Author:Jenn Brandt,Callie Clare

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN:1501320564

Total Pages:288

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What is popular culture? Why study popular culture in an academic context? An Introduction to Popular Culture in the US: People, Politics, and Power introduces and explores the history and contemporary analysis of popular culture in the United States. In situating popular culture as lived experience through the activities, objects, and distractions of everyday life, the authors work to broaden the understanding of culture beyond a focus solely on media texts, taking an interdisciplinary approach to analyze American culture, its rituals, beliefs, and the objects that shape its existence. After building a foundation of the history of popular culture as an academic discipline, the book looks broadly at cultural myths and the institutional structures, genres, industries, and people that shape the mindset of popular culture in the United States. It then becomes more focused with an examination of identity, exploring the ways in which these myths and mindset are internalized, practiced, and shaped by individuals. The book concludes by connecting the broad understanding of popular culture and the unique individual experience with chapters dedicated to the objects, communities, and celebrations of everyday life. This approach to the field of study explores all matters of culture in a way that is accessible and relevant to individuals in and outside of the classroom.

Mediated Youth Cultures

Author:A. Bennett,B. Robards

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137287020

Total Pages:255

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This book brings together thirteen timely essays from across the globe that consider a range of 'mediated youth cultures', covering topics such as the phenomenon of dance imitations on YouTube, the circulation of zines online, the resurgence of roller derby on the social web, drinking cultures, Israeli blogs, Korean pop music, and more.

I Can't Date Jesus

Author:Michael Arceneaux

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1501178865

Total Pages:256

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In the style of New York Times bestsellers You Can’t Touch My Hair, Bad Feminist, and I’m Judging You, a timely collection of alternately hysterical and soul‑searching essays about what it is like to grow up as a creative, sensitive black man in a world that constantly tries to deride and diminish your humanity. It hasn’t been easy being Michael Arceneaux. Equality for LGBT people has come a long way and all, but voices of persons of color within the community are still often silenced, and being black in America is…well, have you watched the news? With the characteristic wit and candor that have made him one of today’s boldest writers on social issues, I Can’t Date Jesus is Michael Arceneaux’s impassioned, forthright, and refreshing look at minority life in today’s America. Leaving no bigoted or ignorant stone unturned, he describes his journey in learning to embrace his identity when the world told him to do the opposite. He eloquently writes about coming out to his mother; growing up in Houston, Texas; that time his father asked if he was “funny” while shaking his hand; his obstacles in embracing intimacy; and the persistent challenges of young people who feel marginalized and denied the chance to pursue their dreams. Perfect for fans of David Sedaris and Phoebe Robinson, I Can’t Date Jesus tells us—without apologies—what it’s like to be outspoken and brave in a divisive world.