In 2003, Allison Stewart, in a review of the entertainer’s debut solo effort, says “Dangerously in Love” is “a testament to Beyoncé’s considerable charms.” Stewart goes on to add, “She’s rightfully regarded as her generation’s Diana Ross, only nicer and with better hair.”
Who knows what 33 will hold for the tour de force? Beyoncé has certainly had a stellar year. She surprise-dropped her self-titled album in the wee hours of the morning — astounding the music industry and fans — added to the tradition of husband-wife concert tours with “On the Run” and accepted the Video Vanguard Award from hubby Jay-Z at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards moments after their 2-year-old daughter Blue Ivy nearly stole the show as she bobbed along to “Flawless.”
What could possibly top Beyoncé’s cake? Maybe an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony)?
“I eventually want to do Broadway. I want to win a Tony. I want to eventually win an Oscar, but I know I have a long way to go. I want to do a musical. I respect Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland, and all the people who were triple threats,” a 22-year-old Beyoncé told The Washington Post’s Alona Wartofsky in a profile of the singer.
Let’s toast to that.