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Beyoncé Fun Facts!

June 19, 2013

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R&B super star Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has been topping the charts for over a decade, and is considered one of the most beautiful women in music, check out these Beyonce Fun Facts!

Did You Know...

  • Her full name is Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter
  • Beyoncé was born in Houston, Texas
  • Her mother Tina is Louisiana Creole, meaning her heritage is French, Irish, African and Native American, she is the direct descendant of Acadian leader Joseph Broussard
  • Beyoncé was named after he mother's maiden name
  • Beyoncé's singing talent was discovered at the age of 8 in a dance class, when her teacher was singing a song and she finished it hitting all the high notes
  • At 8 she also met her future Destiny's child band mates Kelly Rowland and LaTavia Robertson in an audition, they were placed with three other girls as part of the all-girl group Girl's Tyme
  • She was an ambassador for World Humanitarian Day in 2012
  • Her father was a Xerox sales manager, but in 1995 he quit his job to help his daughter and her singing group with their careers (by this time they were Destiny's Child)
  • She once won a school singing competition with John Lennon's "Imagine"
  • Beyoncé suffered from depression for two years, but didn't share it with the media since it was around the time that DC won their Grammy
  • She starred in MTV's Carmen: A Hip Hopera - based on the French opera Carmen
  • She played Foxxy Cleopatra, a 70s bombshell, in Austin Powers in Goldmember
  • On April 4th, 2008 she married her rapper/record producer boyfriend Jay-Z
  • Her first solo album was Dangerously in Love
  • her sister Solange is also a singer and songwriter
  • Beyoncé's pregnancy announcement earned the Guinness World Book of Records title for most tweets per second
  • Her daughter Blue Ivy Carter was born January 7th 2012
  • She has starred in several movies, including playing the legendary Etta James in Cadillac Records (2008), The Fighting Temptations (2003), Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001), Dreamgirls (2006), and The Pink Panther (2006)

Beyoncé with daughter Blue IvyBeyoncé with daughter Blue Ivy
  • Beyoncé and Jay-Z are friends with President Barack Obama
  • Beyoncé's voice is categorized as a mezzo-soprano
  • In September 2010 she was named "The World's Most Beautiful Woman" by People magazine
  • As a solo artist she has sold over 13 million albums in the US
  • She and her mother started a clothing line called The House of Dereon (the name comes from her grandmother's name - Agnes Dereon).
  • Beyoncé was the face of H&M for summer 2013
  • She plays the voice of Queen Tara in the animated film Epic
  • In 2013 Queen Bey released her "secret" album Beyoncé (secret as in she didn't have any press or tell any fans she was working on it!) The album was a combined musical and visual effort that gained tons of praise.
  • According to MTV, by the end of 2014 she was the highest paid African American musician in history
  • After a video was discovered by TMZ of Bey's sister Solange kicking Jay-Z in an elevator they all rode together, their were many speculations the couple weren't as happy as reported - but they stayed together
  • In 2014 she was ranked #1 on the Forbes Celebrity 100 List
  • She was nominated for 6 awards at the 2015 Grammy Awards - and she won three: Best R & B performance, Best R & B Song ("Drunk in Love"), and Best Surround Sound Album for Beyoncé

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