You know Angela, also known as Angie Beyince, as the cousin to Beyoncé Knowles. She’s also been known as the former long-time assistant to her powerful cousin and held the position of VP of Operations at Knowles’s entertainment and management company, Parkwood Entertainment.
But what I didn’t realize while looking up the start of Michelle’s part in “Girl” today (“Girl, take a good look at yourself/He got you going through hell…” for those who can’t remember), was that she’s had writing credits on quite a few popular Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child songs.
I can’t tell you if that meant she was out here coming up with hooks or if she just helped when it came to wordplay, but Angie is credited as not just cousin and assistant, but songwriter as well.
Check out 10 popular Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child songs that you didn’t know she had a hand in creating.
“Naughty Girl” by Beyoncé
Along with Beyoncé and producer Scott Storch, Angie had writing credits with Robert Waller, Pete Bellotte and Giorgio Moroder (shout out to the late Donna Summer, who had an interpolation credit for “Love to Love You Baby”).
“Speechless” by Beyoncé
Angie took part in writing this deep cut, along with Beyoncé, Sherrod Barnes and Andreao “Fanatic” Heard.
“Upgrade U” by Beyoncé
This hit came together with the help of Beyoncé, Makeba Riddick, Sean Garrett, MK, Willie Clarke, Blowfly, Solange Knowles and, of course, Jay Z.
“Get Me Bodied” by Beyoncé
Beyoncé called up producer Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean, Sean Garrett, Makeba Riddick and your fave, Solange Knowles.
“Check on It” by Beyoncé
She is credited with helping to write the song along with producer Swizz Beatz, Bernard Freeman, Stayve Thomas and consistent contributor Sean Garrett.
“Summertime” by Beyoncé feat. Diddy
Angie was given writing credits alongside Beyoncé, Sean Combs, Steven Jordan (Stevie J), Adonis Shropshire, Varick “Smitty” Smith and Mario Winans.
“T-Shirt” by Destiny’s Child
She gets credits alongside Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Andre Harris, Sean Garrett and Vidal Davis.
“Girl” by Destiny’s Child
Aside from Angie, Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Sean Garrett, Don Davis, Eddie Robinson and producer “9th Wonder” all have writing credits.
“Video Phone” by Beyoncé
Angie has credits with Beyoncé, Sean Garrett and producer Bangladesh.
“Why Don’t You Love Me?” by Beyoncé
Solange is credited as the main songwriter, but Angie also has credits alongside Beyoncé, Eddie Smith III, Jesse Rankins and Jonathan Wells.