59 Facts About Beyonce Knowles

1. Beyonce Knowles is taking part in "Miss a Meal", a food-donation campaign, and supporting Goodwill charity through online charity auctions at Charitybuzz that support job creation throughout Europe and the US In December 2016, Beyonce was named the Most Charitable Celebrity of the year.

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2. In 2013, it was announced that Beyonce Knowles would work with Salma Hayek and Frida Giannini on a Gucci "Chime for Change" campaign that aims to spread female empowerment.

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3. Beyonce Knowles became an ambassador for the 2012 World Humanitarian Day campaign donating her song "I Was Here" and its music video, shot in the UN, to the campaign.

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4. In October 2014, Beyonce Knowles signed a deal to launch an activewear line of clothing with British fashion retailer Topshop.

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5. In 2005, Beyonce Knowles teamed up with House of Brands, a shoe company, to produce a range of footwear for House of Dereon.

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6. In March 2015, Beyonce Knowles became a co-owner, with other artists, of the music streaming service Tidal.

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7. Beyonce Knowles has had deals with American Express, Nintendo DS and L'Oreal since the age of 18.

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8. In February 2011, Beyonce Knowles launched her second fragrance, Heat Rush.

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9. Beyonce Knowles has worked with Tommy Hilfiger for the fragrances True Star and True Star Gold; she promoted Emporio Armani's Diamonds fragrance in 2007.

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10. Beyonce Knowles has worked with Pepsi since 2002, and in 2004 appeared in a Gladiator-themed commercial with Britney Spears, Pink, and Enrique Iglesias.

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11. Beyonce Knowles's is the most awarded and nominated artist in BET Award history, winning 29 awards from a total of 60 nominations.

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12. Beyonce Knowles tied the record set by Lady Gaga in 2010 for the most VMAs won in one night for a female artist with eight in 2016.

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13. Beyonce Knowles was honored with the International Artist Award at the 2007 American Music Awards.

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14. In 2014, Beyonce Knowles was listed again on the Time 100 and featured on the cover of the issue.

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15. In July 2017, Billboard announced that Beyonce Knowles was the highest paid musician of 2016, with an estimated total of $62.1 million.

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16. In 2016, Beyonce Knowles ranked at number 34 on the Celebrity 100 list with earnings of $54 million.

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17. That year, Beyonce Knowles was published as the fourth most-powerful celebrity in the Forbes rankings.

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18. In November 2017, Beyonce Knowles presented Colin Kaepernick with the 2017 Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award, stating, "Thank you for your selfless heart and your conviction, thank you for your personal sacrifice", and that "Colin took action with no fear of consequence.

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19. In February 2017, Beyonce Knowles spoke out against the withdrawal of protections for transgender students in public schools by Donald Trump's presidential administration.

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20. Beyonce Knowles's clarified, "I am against police brutality and injustice.

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21. In 2013, Beyonce Knowles stated in an interview with Vogue that she considered herself to be "a modern-day feminist".

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22. Beyonce Knowles's headlined for Hillary Clinton in a 2016 concert held the weekend before Election Day.

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23. Beyonce Knowles's performed the American national anthem at his second inauguration in January 2013.

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24. Beyonce Knowles's wrote of her pregnancy and its aftermath in the iconic September 2018 of Vogue, in which she had full control of the cover, shot by photographer Tyler Mitchell.

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25. On July 13, 2017, Beyonce Knowles uploaded the first image of herself and the twins onto her Instagram account, confirming their birth date as a month prior, on June 13, 2017 and the names Rumi and Sir Carter.

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26. In 2007, Beyonce Knowles was featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, becoming the second African American woman after Tyra Banks, and People magazine recognized Beyonce as the best-dressed celebrity.

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27. Beyonce Knowles has worked with numerous directors for her music videos throughout her career, including Melina Matsoukas, Jonas Akerlund, and Jake Nava.

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28. In 2006, Beyonce Knowles introduced her all-female tour band Suga Mama which includes bassists, drummers, guitarists, horn players, keyboardists and percussionists.

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29. Beyonce Knowles's commented, "I think about Madonna and how she took all of the great things she achieved and started the label and developed other artists.

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30. In February 2013, Beyonce Knowles said that Madonna inspired her to take control of her own career.

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31. Beyonce Knowles has expressed admiration for the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, posting in a letter "what I find in the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, I search for in every day in music.

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32. Beyonce Knowles's has discussed how Jay-Z is a continuing inspiration to her, both with what she describes as his lyrical genius and in the obstacles he has overcome in his life.

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33. Beyonce Knowles paid homage to Baker by performing "Deja Vu" at the 2006 Fashion Rocks concert wearing Baker's trademark mini-hula skirt embellished with fake bananas.

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34. Beyonce Knowles's was one of only three women on that list, along with Alicia Keys and Taylor Swift.

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35. Beyonce Knowles's is tied with American lyricist Diane Warren at third with nine song-writing credits on number-one singles.

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36. Beyonce Knowles was the third woman to have writing credits on three number one songs in the same year, after Carole King in 1971 and Mariah Carey in 1991.

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37. Beyonce Knowles donated all proceeds from the song to hurricane charities for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma in Texas, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and other Caribbean Islands.

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38. In September 2017, Beyonce Knowles collaborated with J Balvin and Willy William, to release a remix of the song "Mi Gente".

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39. In January 2017, it was announced that Beyonce Knowles would headline the Coachella Music and Arts Festival.

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40. Beyonce Knowles is the first pop idol to release a visual album like Lemonade.

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41. Beyonce Knowles occupied the sixth place for Time magazine's 2016 Person of the Year.

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42. Beyonce Knowles's performed "Formation" live for the first time during the NFL Super Bowl 50 halftime show.

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43. On February 6, 2016, Beyonce Knowles released "Formation" and its accompanying music video exclusively on the music streaming platform Tidal; the song was made available to download for free.

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44. In November, Forbes reported that Beyonce Knowles was the top-earning woman in music for the second year in a row—earning $115 million in the year, more than double her earnings in 2013.

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45. Beyonce Knowles won home three competitive awards: Best Video with a Social Message and Best Cinematography for "Pretty Hurts", as well as best collaboration for "Drunk in Love".

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46. On December 13, 2013, Beyonce Knowles unexpectedly released her eponymous fifth studio album on the iTunes Store without any prior announcement or promotion.

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47. Beyonce Knowles embarked on The Mrs Carter Show World Tour on April 15 in Belgrade, Serbia; the tour included 132 dates that ran through to March 2014.

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48. On January 7, 2012, Beyonce Knowles gave birth to her first child, a daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.

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49. In 2010, Beyonce Knowles was featured on Lady Gaga's single "Telephone" and appeared in its music video.

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50. Beyonce Knowles's tied with Lauryn Hill for most Grammy nominations in a single year by a female artist.

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51. At the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, Beyonce Knowles received ten nominations, including Album of the Year for I Am.

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52. Beyonce Knowles starred opposite Ali Larter and Idris Elba in the thriller, Obsessed.

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53. Beyonce Knowles's publicly revealed their marriage in a video montage at the listening party for her third studio album, I Am.

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54. Beyonce Knowles conducted pre-concert food donation drives during six major stops in conjunction with her pastor at St John's and America's Second Harvest.

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55. Beyonce Knowles released "Work It Out" as the lead single from its soundtrack album which entered the top ten in the UK, Norway, and Belgium.

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56. Beyonce Knowles was a member of the choir at St John's United Methodist Church as a soloist for two years.

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57. In fall of 1990, Beyonce Knowles enrolled in Parker Elementary School, a music magnet school in Houston, where she would perform with the school's choir.

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58. Beyonce Knowles's has won 22 Grammy Awards and is the most nominated woman in the award's history.

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59. Beyonce Knowles continued her acting career, with starring roles in The Pink Panther, Dreamgirls, and Obsessed (2009).

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