The World’s Most Famous Failures to success #3 — Beyonce Knowles
Born in 1981, Beyonce’s star rose early on in life. However, achieving dizzying success wasn’t without failure for Queen Bey. For her, the failures started early in life but didn’t dissuade or discourage her from pursuing her dreams. But before her solo career and before Destiny’s Child, there was Girl’s Time.
Girl’s Time was a young all-girl group that appeared on Star Search. Beyonce was just 9-years old when the group lost, and she was shattered. The group was formed when Beyonce was just 8-years old and it stuck together for 7 long years. Beyonce’s father, Mathew Knowles, played a hand in managing the girls and quit his full-time job as a medical-equipment salesman, “ultimately creating enormous financial pressure on the family”.
Eventually, after 8 years, the group’s name was changed to Destiny’s Child, and it had been cut down from the original 6-member group, to just four. Those years were fraught with difficulties. After every setback and failure, “Beyonce and the other three girls in the group, Kelly Rowland, Latavia Robertson and Latoya Luckett, pushed forward”.
“In 1996, the group signed to Columbia Records and had limited commercial success”. But a storm was brewing internally. Robertson and Luckett soon quit the group due to a conflict among the members, claiming that Mathew Knowles was favoring Knowles and Rowland. Eventually, the two were replaced, but ultimately, the fourth member was cut, leaving only three in the group, with Michelle Williams rounding out the trio.