Sexy pop singer Beyonce Knowles is to launch her first two clothing collections next year as they look to follow in the fashion footsteps of other music stars such as Jennifer Lopez, Jay Z and Nelly.

The 22-year-old, who enjoyed a string of hits with Destiny's Child before launching a successful career, said the new labels would be "affordable, but sophisticated and sexy and feminine".

She told Women's Wear Daily one of the lines will feature T-shirts and jeans while the other will take after designer collections and feature dresses and separates.