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Singers Jay-Z, left, and Beyonce pose for photographers upon arrival at the 'Lion King' European premiere in central London.

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Bob Iger, left, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, poses with "The Lion King" cast member Beyonce, center, and the film's director Jon Favreau at the premiere of the film at the El Capitan Theatre, in Los Angeles.

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Beyonce walks to her seat during the first half of Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors in Oakland, California.

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Nubian warrior queens lived in antiquity, in the lower Nile and upper Sudan, admired by Pha­raohs in the north. But when Beyonce took that as her theme at a gala, she sought help from Indian designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock. The result was this gorgeous, gold-panelled, sheer bodice and a carefully crumpled solid train. Imagine what the box in which it’s stored would look like!

Even if this reminds you, for a blink, Salma Hayek with a python around her neck, Beyonce’s open-bellied celebration of maternity was more poignant. Described as a ‘sci-fi fertility ritual’, her Gra­mmy routine fea­­tured her mother and daughter.

Beyonce accepts the award for best female video for “Hold Up” at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden, in New York.

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Beyonce performs during the Formation World Tour at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, in Manchester, United Kingdom.

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Beyonce, left, and Kendrick Lamar perform “Freedom” at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater, in Los Angeles.

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Almost In Her Skin Has Givenchy forgotten how to sew clothes? Or is haute couture for the likes of Beyonce (in pic) a game of bare-skin hide and seek with sequins and materials with varying diaphanousness? That's how things were at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art's gala ball. If you want to start hating the vacuous narcissism at the heart of high fashion, check out Kim K's unforgettable outrage at the same event.

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Beyonce arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "China: Through the Looking Glass" on Monday, in New York.

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Beyonce accepts the Video Vanguard Award with Blue Ivy and Jay-Z during the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

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Beyonce poses in the press room at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Beyonce performs onstage on her Mrs. Carter World Tour at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass.

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Beyonce performs onstage on her Mrs. Carter World Tour, at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Singer Beyonce performs on her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013," at the Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand.

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The Crucible If God made mankind in his image, He was clearly inspired by more sacred source material when shaping Beyonce from the human clay on that Sabbath so many aeons ago. This mononymic child of destiny had so meteoric a noughties that being crowned Most Beautiful Woman by People was assured.

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Beyonce performs at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

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Singer Beyonce with her award for Best Video at the 2009 MTV European Music Awards in Berlin.

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Beyonce smiles during a special reception by Japanese bag maker Samantha Thavasa in Tokyo, Japan.

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Beyonce holds her "Video of the Year" award at the MTV Music Video Awards.

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Beyonce Knowles performs at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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8 FebruaryBeyonce Knowles holds the 5 Grammy awards she won during the 46th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Beyonce's prizes included best female R&B vocal performance, best contemporary R&B album for 'Dangerously in Love', and she shared best vocal R&B performance by a duo or group with Vandross for their collaboration on 'The Closer I Get To You'.

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U.S. singer Beyonce Knowles performs at the MMRDA Grounds in Bandra, in Mumbai. The American pop star arrived here from Ethiopia on Friday night as part of her ‘The Beyonce Experience - 2007 World Tour.’ 

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