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Black Music Month: V101.9 Salutes Beyonce

By: Gary Knight
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Photo By: Kevin Winter / Getty Images Entertainment

Photo By: Kevin Winter / Getty Images Entertainment

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June is Black Music Month as we continue to honor some of the best artists that have brought so much joy and meaning to our lives through music. Today’s artist is regarded as this generations Diana Ross.

This is another V101.9 Black Music Month moment. Beyonce Knowles as many greats do, got her entertainment start at a young age entering and winning various talent contests. Right through high school she would be enrolled in different performing arts and music schools as well as having a prominent role in a church choir. Eventually Beyonce would be a part of an all-girl group with good friend Kelly Rowland and signed to a recording deal. At the start there would be a lot of disappointments. Her father Matthew would ultimately quit his job and devote his full attention on the group that would be known as Destiny’s Child. After several years performing on the road they would sign with Columbia Records in 1997 and score their first hit, ‘No No No’ from their self-titled debut album.

Beyonce’s career would take off to the next level as a solo artist releasing an album during a hiatus with the group and eventual disbandment in 2005. To date she’s had a laundry list of accomplishments including four consecutive number one albums, numerous Grammy Awards and named top certified artist of the decade. In 2008 Beyonce married rapper Jay-Z and became a mother for the first time this past January.

Centric in celebration of Black Music Month brings you special programming every weekend in June, including Hip-Hop, R. Kelly and Soul Train. see concerts, specials and music video blocks in celebration of Black Music Month every weekend in June and only on Centric.


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