29 Facts About Beyonce

1. In 2013, it was announced that Beyonce 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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2. In April 2011, Beyonce joined forces with US First Lady Michelle Obama and the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation, to help boost the latter's campaign against child obesity by reworking her single "Get Me Bodied".

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

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

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

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

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

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8. In 2013, Beyonce made the Time 100 list, with Baz Luhrmann writing:.

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

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

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

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12. In November 2017, Beyonce 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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13. In February 2017, Beyonce spoke out against the withdrawal of protections for transgender students in public schools by Donald Trump's presidential administration.

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14. In a 2016 interview with Elle, Beyonce responded to the controversy surrounding her song "Formation" which was perceived to be critical of the police.

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

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16. On July 13, 2017, Beyonce 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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17. In 2006, Beyonce introduced her all-female tour band Suga Mama which includes bassists, drummers, guitarists, horn players, keyboardists and percussionists.

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

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

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

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21. On February 6, 2016, Beyonce 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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22. In November, Forbes reported that Beyonce 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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23. On December 13, 2013, Beyonce unexpectedly released her eponymous fifth studio album on the iTunes Store without any prior announcement or promotion.

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

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

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

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

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28. With the release of Lemonade, Beyonce became the first and only musical act in Billboard chart history to debut at number one with their first six solo studio albums.

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29. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyonce performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child.

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