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Beyoncé’s new documentary Life is But a Dream will premiere this Saturday, Feb. 16, on HBO. Fresh off her incredible Super Bowl Halftime show, Beyoncé is letting fans into her world like never before. For the first time, Queen B is taking of her Sasha Fierce mask and giving audiences a visceral look of her life.
The film is directed by Beyoncé and combines intimate moments with electrifying performances. Known to be a rather private star, Beyoncé’s documentary will unveil many mysteries about her life, including her thoughts on celebrity, performing, and most preciously—the daughter she welcomed with husband Jay-Z, Blu Ivy Carter, in Jan. 2012.
“HBO has a history of pushing every boundary with class and authenticity,” said Beyoncé. “Some of my favorite shows are on HBO, so I am excited that my film will be part of its bold programming. This film was so personal to me, it had to have the right home.”
Beyoncé’s never done anything like this before. The 16-time Grammy winner, actress, and entrepreneur is even showing the world her life is not as glamorous as it may seem. She speaks candidly on growing up in Houston, making the decision to part ways with her manager/dad, and building her own company Parkwood Entertainment. At the core of the film’s is Beyoncé’s biggest struggle: successfully balancing the intense demands of recording an album, preparing for live performances, running a business, and keeping her family afloat.
Born on Sept. 4, 1981, Beyoncé achieved international fame in 1997 as a member in the iconic girl group Destiny’s Child. However, after switching members and management conflicts, the group went from 4 to 3 girls, including Beyoncé and friends Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. The group split in 2004 as Beyoncé spearheaded a solo career. Four multi-platinum solo albums, multiple DC reunions, and a fabulous reputation in the industry have made Beyoncé one of the most successful females in music. Beyoncé is releasing a new album later this year and her upcoming tour, The Mrs. Carter Show, kicks off April in Europe.
Fans can tune in to HBO at 9 p.m. Saturday to watch the documentary.