Let’s Talk About The Moment Beyoncé Became An Icon

The world changed for the better at the 2006 VMAs. Thanks, Beyoncé.

Fact: Beyoncé is undeniably one of the greatest pop stars in the world.

Fact: Beyoncé is undeniably one of the greatest pop stars in the world.

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For many, it may seem as if Beyoncé has always been a legend – a musical force who sprang from thin air and went on to dominate every facet of the record-making industry.

For many, it may seem as if Beyoncé has always been a legend - a musical force who sprang from thin air and went on to dominate every facet of the record-making industry.

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But have you ever stopped to think about the moment Beyoncé became an icon? The moment she made you think, Damn, this woman is the real deal.

But have you ever stopped to think about the moment Beyoncé became an icon? The moment she made you think, Damn, this woman is the real deal.

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Before Sasha Fierce, before “Single Ladies,” and yes, even before the earth-shattering, record-breaking, self-titled album, Beyoncé was a 25-year-old singer getting ready to perform at the VMAs, to promote a single – “Ring The Alarm” – from her then-forthcoming album, B’Day.

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