Beyoncé performing "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" during the I Am... The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, earned the Grammy Award for Song of the Year and spawned the Internet's first major dance craze.and singles "Diva", "Ego", "Broken-Hearted Girl" and "Video Phone".In 1996, the girls began recording their debut album under an agreement with Sony Music, the Knowles family reunited, and shortly after, the group got a contract with Columbia Records. The album established the group as a viable act in the music industry, with moderate sales and winning the group three Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards for Best R&B/Soul Album of the Year, Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist, and Best R&B/Soul Single for "No, No, No".The group released their Multi-Platinum second album The Writing's on the Wall in 1999.
Her critically acclaimed fifth album, Beyoncé (2013), was distinguished from previous releases by its experimental production and exploration of darker themes.The album earned Beyoncé a then record-tying five awards at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards; Best Contemporary R&B Album, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "Dangerously in Love 2", Best R&B Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Crazy in Love", and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for "The Closer I Get to You" with Luther Vandross.After the release of Dangerously in Love, Beyoncé had planned to produce a follow-up album using several of the left-over tracks.After seeing the group, R&B producer Arne Frager brought them to his Northern California studio and placed them in Star Search, the largest talent show on national TV at the time.
Girl's Tyme failed to win, and Beyoncé later said the song they performed was not good.
However, this was put on hold so she could concentrate on recording Destiny Fulfilled, the final studio album by Destiny's Child.