When Destiny’s Child had a hiatus in the early 2000s, Beyoncé saw it as a chance to test whether going solo would be the best idea. She was not mistaken. When the pop star released her 2003 album, Dangerously In Love, her singles Baby Boy and Crazy in Love rose to the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 right away. When her band decided to lead separate lives, she then released her second album, which became another commercial success.

Due to her skyrocketing career, Beyoncé became the most nominated female artist for the Grammys. She has gotten 79 nominations and won 28 awards, surpassing the previous record of bluegrass artist Alison Krauss. Being this famous also has tradeoffs, as the singer is prone to the prying eyes of the paparazzi. As such, she most likely has the latest home security system put in at the Bel-Air mansion that she shares with her husband, Jay-Z.