38 Facts About Beyonce

1. In 2022, Beyonce received continued acclaim for her seventh studio album, Renaissance, which experimented with disco and house music, and took inspiration from ball culture; she obtained her first solo number-one since 2008 with the album's lead single, "Break My Soul".

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2. Solange and Beyonce are the first sisters to have both had number one albums.

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3. When Beyonce was eight, she met LaTavia Roberson at an audition for an all-girl entertainment group.

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4. In early 2001, while Destiny's Child was completing their third album, Beyonce landed a major role in the MTV made-for-television film, Carmen: A Hip Hopera, starring alongside American actor Mekhi Phifer.

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5. The album formally introduces Beyonce's alter ego Sasha Fierce, conceived during the making of her 2003 single "Crazy in Love".

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6. On January 20, 2009, Beyonce performed James' "At Last" at First Couple Barack and Michelle Obama's first inaugural ball.

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

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

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

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11. The songs were additionally produced by African producers, which Beyonce said was because "authenticity and heart were important to [her]", since the film is set in Africa.

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12. On June 19, 2020, Beyonce released the nonprofit charity single "Black Parade".

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13. When she presented him with a tribute award at the World Music Awards in 2006, Beyonce said, "if it wasn't for Michael Jackson, I would never ever have performed.

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14. 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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15. Several wax figures of Beyonce are found at Madame Tussauds Wax Museums in major cities around the world, including New York, Washington, DC, Amsterdam, Bangkok, Hollywood and Sydney.

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16. In 2007, Beyonce 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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17. On January 7, 2012, Beyonce gave birth to a daughter, Blue Ivy, at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

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18. 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, with the post becoming the second most liked on Instagram, behind her own pregnancy announcement.

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

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20. 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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21. Posting a link to the 100 Days of Kindness campaign on her Facebook page, Beyonce voiced her support for transgender youth and joined a roster of celebrities who spoke out against Trump's decision.

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

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23. Myf Warhurst on Double J's "Lunch With Myf" explained that while most artists' albums consist of a few singles plus filler songs, Beyonce "brought the album back", changing the art form of the album "to a narrative with an arc and a story and you have to listen to the entire thing to get the concept".

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24. Lady Gaga explained how Beyonce gave her the determination to become a musician, recalling seeing her in a Destiny's Child music video and saying: "Oh, she's a star.

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25. In 2007, Beyonce received the International Artist of Excellence award by the American Music Awards.

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26. In 2010, she received Award of Honor for Artist of the Decade at the NRJ Music Award and at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, Beyonce received the inaugural Billboard Millennium Award.

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27. Additionally, Beyonce is the most-awarded artist at the NAACP Image Awards with 22 awards, the BET Awards with 32 awards, and the Soul Train Music Awards with 21 awards.

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28. On June 16, 2021, Beyonce was among several celebrities at the Pollstar Awards where she won the award of "top touring artist" of the decade.

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29. In 2010, Beyonce founded her own entertainment company Parkwood Entertainment which formed as an imprint based from Columbia Records, the company began as a production unit for videos and films in 2008.

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30. Parkwood Entertainment's first production was the musical biopic Cadillac Records, in which Beyonce starred and co-produced.

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31. The commercial, which featured the 1956 song "Fever", was shown after the watershed in the United Kingdom as it begins with an image of Beyonce appearing to lie naked in a room.

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

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

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34. In November 2020, Beyonce formed a multi-year partnership with exercise equipment and media company Peloton.

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

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37. In 2007, Beyonce founded the Knowles-Temenos Place Apartments, a housing complex offering living space for 43 displaced individuals.

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38. In December 2016, Beyonce was named the Most Charitable Celebrity of the year.

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