Since "DC" formed in 1997, Beyoncé has often been reguarded as their centerpiece and heart, impressing critics and audiences with her powerful lead vocals. When the group officially disbanded in 2006 after an almost decade-long career in pursuit of success as solo artists, Beyoncé remained the most popular and successful of them all.
Since 2003, Knowles has released 4 studio albums, all of which reached number-one atop the Billboard 200; Dangerously in Love, B'day, I Am...Sasha Fierce, and 4. She has released a total of 19 singles as a solo artist, 5 of which topped the Billboard Hot 100, 12 of which are top 10 hits, and 11 of which are top 20's. Knowles has won a total of 10 Grammys.