Before she ruled the world, this musical megastar attended the Welch Middle School in Houston, Texas, where this picture of her was taken when the 13-year-old was in 8th grade.
In 1996 she attended the Houston School for the Performing and Visual Arts and was already signed on to a record label.
By the age of eight she was already auditioning with an all-girl entertainment group with childhood friend – and future star – Kelly Rowland, called Girl’s Thyme.
By 1996 the group (who had changed their name to Destiny’s Child) won a contract with Columbia Records and began recording their first album.
Now 31, Beyonce RULES THE WORLD!