was an American R&B girl group
comprising lead singer Beyoncé Knowles
alongside Kelly Rowland
and Michelle Williams
. The group achieved four major studio albums
and four US number-one singles, and sold over 50 million records worldwide becoming one of the best-selling recording artists in the U.S. The World Music Awards
recognized them as the best-selling female group of all-time. Billboard
magazine ranks the group as one of the greatest musical trios of all time, and inducted the group in 2008 into the All time Hot 100 Artist.