It is often good for young producers to take a good look at the factors that make amazing artist seem larger than life. Have you ever taken a moment to think about what it is that make Beyoncé, such a powerhouse in the music industry? This woman has written songs that have helped shape modern American culture, she has written anthems that have been celebrated by young women all over the world, and worked with some of the greatest names in popular music.

So what is it about Mrs. Knowles that makes her who she is?

1.) Her journey: Beyoncé’s journey started in the mid 90’s with her all female group called Destiny’s Child. The group went through an assortment of different members throughout 4 different albums but the two constants in the band were front woman, Beyoncé Knowles and Kelly Roland. Together, Destiny’s Child went on to sell millions of records and become a power group for many years.

After 6 years, the girls decided to move on from Destiny’s Child, and Beyoncé kept her career moving forward and releasing solo albums. This proved to be a very smart decision for her, she has been even more successful as a solo artist than she was with her group Destiny’s Child.

2.) Keeping True to herself: If you listen to Beyoncé’s music you will hear the honest sincerity that she carries in her music. She will typically expose a part of herself in a song, and people have found that they can easily relate to this. Her music tastefully talks about empowering yourself as a young woman and the struggles that she has dealt with in her life. Keeping thing real and honest has been to move her to superstar status.

3.) Always taking it a step ahead of her competition: Beyoncé is very aware of who her competition is and what they are doing. If you are to look at her albums and the other artist that she releases her music with, you will see that her music never mimics the current trend, yet sets the par for music. She is strategic in the way that she presents herself, and how she delivers her music.

4.) Discipline and a hard work ethic: Can you ever think of a time you saw a poor performance come out of this girl? Nope, neither can I. Beyoncé is a very disciplined and hard worker. She takes on the manta, that she will deliver the best and every performance and recording have shown that to be true.

5.) Down to earth attitude: People like Beyoncé, outside of her music and acting career. She is a very humble and approachable individual. All of her interviews and encounters with the press she is very kind, respectful, and humble in her demeanor. This just makes people respect her even more as a entertainer and a person. She has always remained humble throughout her career, and shows no signs of changing.

6.) A high quality team, she surrounds herself with: Beyoncé has always kept her business close to her family, by having her mom and dad take care of the business aspects as in the beginning. Now Beyoncé surrounds herself with some of the best people in the business in whatever they specialize in. She understands that no one person can do it by themselves and having an amazing team that can get things done is instrumental to her success.

So what can we learn from Beyoncé to become more successful in our musical endeavors? Beyoncé’s success has truly been well earned, from a truly creative individual. If you did not catch on to any of it, I would suggest that you take a moment and re-read this article.

About the Author: Wes


  1. Eddie Wright March 21, 2011 at 9:46 am

    I am not a particular fan of Beyonce, but I have to admit that she has a great voice! And I agree with you: She seems to be a down to earth person, humble and very professional, her success is well deserved. Great article, thanks!

  2. Wes March 27, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Yes, she has kept it very humble and she has done very well for herself.

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