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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame exhibit features Beyoncé’s personal collection

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has opened a new fashion exhibit that centers on singer, producer and entertainment star Beyoncé. The exhibit is located in the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall in Legends of Rock.

Featured in the collection will be the Rubin Singer leather and lace body suit, skirt, and jacket from the 2013 Super Bowl Performance, the Givenchy black beaded and purple feather mermaid gown from the 2012 Met Gala, the Gareth Pugh gold dress from the “Run the World (Girls)” Video (2011), the One-sleeve black leotard from the “Single Ladies” video (2008, the White cotton tank-top w/stones, J Brand Denim shorts and red Stuart Weitzman patent leather sling-back pumps from the “Crazy In Love” video (2003 and the Thierry Mugler gold metal body suit with gold pumps from the “Sweet Dreams” video (2009).

This is the first time that an artist that has not yet been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is being featured in the Legends of Rock exhibit.

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Singer, producer and global entertainer Beyoncé Knowles Carter was destined to be a star. Born on September 4th, 1981 in Houston, Texas, she began singing, dancing and performing in talent shows at seven. In 1992, she and her girl group Girl’s Tyme performed (and lost) on Star Search. In 1997, the group evolved into Destiny’s Child and signed its first record deal.

Writing about the group’s 1999 album, The Writing’s on the Wall, Rolling Stone magazine proclaimed: “[Beyoncé’s] skittering, rhythmic, and hip-hop-derived approach to melody would help shift the entire landscape of R&B singing.”

BEYONCÉ launched her solo career with Dangerously In Love (2003). Her rise to superstardom was built on her legendary work ethic, lack of complacency and pushing her art beyond imagination. She embodies the themes expressed in her music: personal independence, female empowerment and self-esteem.

BEYONCÉ’S self-titled 2013 album was more personal than her previous work. In just 12 hours after its surprise and carefully planned release, the album generated 1.2 million mentions on Twitter, reaching a high of 5,300 tweets per minute. Within three days the album sold 828,773 digital copies, making it the fastest-selling iTunes album ever.

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational activities.