Beyoncé may have began her career as the lead singer of Destiny’s Child, but the world nowadays knows her best as the diva that shocked the world with ‘Crazy In Love‘ back in 2003 – and today marks the 10th anniversary of it’s parent album’s release.
‘Dangerously In Love‘ was the singer’s debut solo album originally released as a side project to the girl group, but soon enough it became clear that Beyoncé was destined for solo superstardom. Receiving mainly positive reviews from mainstream critics at the time of its release, the album debuted at #1 on the UK and US album charts. The album saw Beyoncé become the first female artist (and fifth artist, ever) to top the album and singles – ‘Crazy In Love‘ – charts simultaneously in the UK and USA.
Housing many of the now 31-year-old’s classics, the singer proved her worth in the music industry as a solo artist with the LP’s first 2 singles ‘Crazy In Love‘ and ‘Baby Boy‘ hitting the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 – the former enjoying 8 weeks at the top, and the latter spending 9 weeks at #1.
The album won the singer 5 Grammy Awards and placed her as R&B’s leading lady, rightly so. Now 10 years down the line, the singer is working on her fifth solo album as ‘Dangerously In Love‘ has sold over 11 million records worldwide.
To celebrate the special anniversary, Beyoncé is currently uploading behind-the-scenes photos from the ‘Dangerously In Love‘ era to her Tumblr. We will keep updating as more pictures upload – check the pictures out, below…