20 years,” he said. “That was the commitment I made going into it.”
Knowles kept that promise but ventured into a successful hair business with his then-wife, Tina, before focusing their efforts on their daughter Beyonce’s talent as a singer. His passion for the music industry led him to study music business in college.
“In between that my former wife and I, Tina, started a hair salon in Houston — Headliners Hair Salon. Back in the middle-late 80s, we made our first million dollars in the hair and beauty industry. In 1992, I started transitioning. I’m all about living your passion but a lot of people’s passions change. You can’t abruptly end it and move to something else; you have to transition into it. So I went back to school and took music courses because that was a passion of mine.”
The music executive wanted to become fully equipped with the tools necessary to continue to achieve success in his chosen career path. By utilizing his skills and experience in his previous profession, Knowles was able to transition into grooming the talent of artists and groups in the music industry. A Houston rapper was the first client he took under his wing before helping to launch his daughter’s musical career.
Destiny’s Child was then formed in the 90s with Beyoncé as the lead vocalist. After losing a talent show, he noticed