2016 has been very good to Beyoncé and her loyal, unwavering BeyHive fandom, so it’s only right that the year ends just as well.
It looks like that’s exactly what will happen now that auction and appraisal company Ted Owen & Co. has officially gotten its hands on exclusive, never-before-seen footage of Queen Bey and is making it available for sale by bid.
According to the company’s official website, there are 12 official tapes of Beyoncé’s tender age and mega-superstar career-building years. The footage dates all the way back to her industry debut with her kiddie girl group Girls Tyme, some of which Bey had previously incorporated into other projects, such as the surprise self-titled album Beyoncé.
Featuring a bubbly, destined-for-stardom Beyoncé at only 10 years old, Ted Owen & Co. reports that the tapes are approximately two-and-a-half hours long and include the Queen’s most candid moments from her youth.
“The collection, dating from 1992, consists of approximately two-and-half hours of footage depicting Beyoncé playing to camera in several locations, working out dance routines, rehearsing for a live performance in addition to performing at an artists showcase in San Francisco,” the site reports. “There is additional unedited footage of Beyoncé at the Record Plant recording studios in Sausalito, California, working on dance routines for what was intended to be her first professionally recorded music video.”
The company is starting bids at a whopping $1.5 million, with estimated numbers reaching up to $3 million. Additionally, the items are being sold at a closed auction which began on November 29 and ends January 10, 2017.
Check out what's in store for anyone interested in upgrading their BeyHive status with a preview of the footage below.
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