After seeing the group, R&B producer Arne Frager brought them to his Northern California studio and placed them in Star Search, the largest talent show on national TV at the time.
Girl's Tyme failed to win, and Beyoncé later said the song they performed was not good.
With the release of the widely acclaimed Lemonade, Beyoncé had the best-selling album of 2016 and became the first artist to have their first six studio albums debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.
Beyoncé took a hiatus from music in 2010 and took over management of her career; her fourth album 4 (2011) was subsequently mellower in tone, exploring 1970s funk, 1980s pop, and 1990s soul.
Her critically acclaimed fifth album, Beyoncé (2013), was distinguished from previous releases by its experimental production and exploration of darker themes.
However, this was put on hold so she could concentrate on recording Destiny Fulfilled, the final studio album by Destiny's Child.
Destiny's Child embarked on a worldwide concert tour, Destiny Fulfilled...
The album earned Beyoncé a then record-tying five awards at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards; Best Contemporary R&B Album, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "Dangerously in Love 2", Best R&B Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Crazy in Love", and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for "The Closer I Get to You" with Luther Vandross.
After the release of Dangerously in Love, Beyoncé had planned to produce a follow-up album using several of the left-over tracks.
Beyoncé performing "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" during the I Am... The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, earned the Grammy Award for Song of the Year and spawned the Internet's first major dance craze.
and singles "Diva", "Ego", "Broken-Hearted Girl" and "Video Phone".
She rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of the R&B girl-group Destiny's Child.
Managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, the group became one of the world's best-selling girl groups in history.
This put further strain on the family, and Beyoncé's parents separated.