Beyoncé Spotlight - #BlackHistoryMonth

02/20/2017 05:45 pm ET Updated Feb 20, 2017

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, better known as Beyoncé, is perhaps the most famous American singer and songwriter in modern pop music. The superstar rose to fame as the centerpiece of the female supergroup Destiny’s Child in the 1990’s. In the early 2000’s she launched a solo career defined by powerful anthems advocating female empowerment and black rights. She’s a one woman powerhouse that routinely denies media coverage.

Despite this Beyoncé’s success has yet to take a hit. Last year the singer released her most successful album to date with Lemonade. It was a powerful culmination of a career dedicated to advocacy and performance art. The visual album showcases exactly why Beyoncé’s been such an important figure in the fight against oppression in all forms. Interested in learning more? Check out the spotlight below.