Two-and-a-half hours of footage expected to sell for $3.8 million
Beyoncé has been in the limelight since Destiny Child’s broke big in 1999 when she was just 17 years old. But any member of the BeyHive knows she was a star in the making for nearly a decade before that.
Ted Owen & Co is auctioning off two-and-a-half hours of footage featuring the pop star when she was just 10 years old and rocking out with hip-hop group Girl’s Tyme. The previously unreleased, unedited video spans 12 tapes dating from 1992, and is expecting to bring in upward of $3.8 million, according to Ted Owen & Co’s site.
Beyoncé directly references this period of her career in a song on her self-titled album; “Flawless” opens and closes with a Star Search performance by Girl’s Tyme. They ended up losing, earning three stars out of four in the 1993 contest.
Catch a two-minute glimpse of young Yoncé below. The auction closes Jan. 10, 2017.