Watch: Queen Bey’s Career Evolution In 4 Minutes

Believe it or not, there was a time when Beyoncé wasn’t the Queen B we all know and love.

Born on September 4, 1981, in Houston, Texas, the songstress first came into the public eye as a member of Girls Tyme before breaking out as the lead vocalist in Destiny’s Child after the group was featured on Star Search.

Since then, the 31-year-old became a “Grown Woman,” breaking out as a solo artist and burning up the charts alongside her with her hitmaker husband, Jay-Z.

Join us as we take a look at how Beyonce found superstardom — in the video above!