She stated this in an interview she granted ahead of her 40th birthday in September. Beyoncé, who is married to America’s famous rapper, Jay Z, with whom she has three children, also stated that she was already competing and singing at age 7.
“I started taking voice lessons from an opera singer at nine. By 10, I had already recorded at least 50 or 60 songs in the recording studio,” she told Harper’s Bazaar.
Beyoncé also revealed that she thought her career was over after she developed vocal injury due to singing for too many hours at age 13.
“I had my first vocal injury at 13 from singing in the studio for too many hours. We had just gotten our first record deal, and I was afraid I had developed nodules and destroyed my voice and that my career could be over,” she said.
Beyoncé also disclosed that growing up as a teenager, she had a lot of pressure as a young black woman to succeed and break stereotypes surrounding her.
She mentioned that she was “the most careful, professional teenager” as she had to grow up fast. With 28 wins, Beyonce holds the record as the most nominated female artiste in Grammy’s history,