16 Interesting facts about Beyoncé you probably didn’t know

16 Interesting facts about Beyoncé you probably didn’t know– Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American Singer, Songwriter, Producer, and Actress. She was born September 4, 1981 in Houston, Texas, United States.

Beyoncé is a record-breaking superstar and despite her fame and massive social-media followers, she is known for staying pretty private. How much more do you know about Beyoncé? Here are some interesting facts about Beyoncé.

1. Beyoncé participated in the “Star Search” competition series in 1993

Beyoncé made her the age of 12 as a member of the singing and dancing troupe Girls Tyme. Despite receiving three stars from the judges for their performances, the group was eliminated after falling to another group, Skeleton Crew.

Beyoncé later referred to the incident as a “defining moment” in her childhood and even used a sound clip from the program in her song “Flawless.”

2. She’s named after her mother

Beyonce's mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson
 Beyoncé and her mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson

Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson was born Celestine Beyoncé according to People magazine. She was concerned about losing the legacy of her maiden name after marrying Beyoncé’s father because her brother’s last name is “Beyincé” as a result of a typical error. The matriarch gave her daughter her own last name as a result.

The tale was related by Beyoncé’s uncle, Roland Beyincé, at the 2013 film premiere of her documentary “Life Is But a Dream.”

3. Beyoncé defeated contestants twice her age to win a talent show when she was just 7 years old

She apparently even received a standing ovation for singing “Imagine” by John Lennon. Beyoncé’s father, Matthew Knowles, reportedly entered the singer in additional regional talent competitions after the victory, where she went on to win 35 consecutive contests, according to Rolling Stone.

4. Beyoncé favorite number is four

According to Beyoncé, the number holds special significance for her because it corresponds to a number of significant events in her life, including her own birthday (September 4), her husband’s birthday (December 4), her mother’s birthday (January 4), and her wedding anniversary (April 4, which falls on the fourth month of the year).

Additionally, her fourth studio has that name.

In fact, she and her husband, Jay-Z, have the Roman numeral for it, tattooed on their ring fingers since she adores the number so much. The second element if her daughter’s name, Blue Ivy, is said by some fans to have been inspired by the Roman numeral, which stands for four. The letters “I” and “V” are pronounced similarly to how the name Ivy is.

5. To overcome stage fright, Beyoncé adopted an alter ego Sasha Fierce

In 2008, thee singer stated to the Herald Sun, “There’s a certain confidence I gain from her… If Beyoncé was onstage for two hours, I don’t know whether it would be as interesting. I think people come to the show to be entertained. There are certain things I wouldn’t wear.”

The identity became ingrained in her demeanor to the point where she gave it the stylized title “I am…Sasha Fierce” for her 2008 album.

Miss Fierce may have ended at some point, but Bey openly acknowledged that she had outgrown the persona when she said, “Sasha Fierce is done. I killed her,” in a 2010 interview with Allure magazine.

6. Beyoncé had a pet snake

Beyoncé stated that she and her cousin formerly owned a pet python named Fendi in a 2002 interview with Rove.

“It was actually my cousin’s snake… We shared rooms so it became our snake,” the singer told Rove.

Beyoncé loved having her scaly buddy around and even slept next to it, but her father had them give up their pet snake because he was afraid of it.

7. Beyoncé was the first solo artist to debut at No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart and have six straight albums achieve success.

A record breaking 653,000 equivalent album units (units equal to the purchase of one album copy) were generated by the singer’s sixth, “Lemonade,” in its first week of release.

8. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has the distinction of being the only solo artist (apart from Mariah Carey) to reach No.1 in four different decades in 2020

With her feature on Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” remix, she achieved her first No. 1 of the 2020 decade after rocketing up the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010.

9. Beyoncé loves art

By visiting the Louvre in Paris four times in ten years and renting out the entire structure with Jay-Z to film the music video for their song “Apeshit,” Beyoncé has made it apparent how much she loves art.

Following the release of the music video, the popular museum saw more than 10 million visitors in 2018, breaking the previous record set in 2012 of 9.7 million.

10. Beyoncé was asked to play the lead role in “A Star Is Born” (2018)

Beyoncé was originally set to play the lead in the award winning version of the movie until Lady Gaga was cast as the aspiring singer Ally.

Due to scheduling conflicts, the triple threat was forced to decline the movie, which was being directed at the time by Clint Eastwood.

She said, “For months we tried to coordinate our schedules to bring this remake to life but it was not just possible,” in a statement to E! News in 2012.

11. Her earnings from the movie “Cadillac Records” were donated to Phoenix House, a US drug treatment center.

Beyoncé claimed that after spending time at one of their facilities to prepare for her role as Etta James in the movie, she made the decision to donate her earnings to the charity.

She said, “Through their stories, I realized that all of us have our personal struggles and we all have something to overcome… Addiction is a disease and these beautiful women I met did not choose to become addicts, but they have chosen to get better.”

12. Beyoncé auditioned for a role in “Josie and the Pussycats” (2001).

Beyoncé was of the many singers who tried out for a part in the musical film in 2000, according to film director Harry Elfont, who revealed this to Billboard in 2017.

Even though she was passed over for the role, she went on to appear in timeless films like “Austin Powers in Goldmember” (2002) and  “The Pink Panther” (2006).

13. Beyoncé’s pregnancy announcement in 2017 broke an Instagram record

An image of Beyoncé kneeling in front of a floral wreath with her hands on her growing tummy was posted on Instagram without a caption. It amassed more than 6.3 million likes within eight hours of publication, breaking the previous record held by singer Selena Gomez.

Even though this threshold has now been exceeded, Bey’s post continues to receive close to 11 million likes, making it a legendary moment in social media history.

14. Beyoncé helped make Vogue history in 2018

Beyoncé explicitly chose Tyler Mitchell as the photographer for the cover picture shoot for the famous September edition of Vogue, making Mitchell the first Black photographer to do so.

15. Beyoncé is the most-nominated and -awarded woman in Grammys history.

Beyoncé has received 79 nominations; she has won 28 awards.

Some of her significant victories include best music video for “Formation,” best R&B performance for “Drunk in Love,” and song of the year for her number-one single “Single Ladies.”

And in 2021, Beyoncé won four of the nine awards she was nominated for, breaking Alison Krauss’ record of 27 victories and becoming the Grammys’ most-awarded woman ever.

16. Beyoncé’s husband, Jay-Z is the second world richest rapper

16 facts about Beyonce
Beyoncé and her husband, Jay-Z

According to Forbes, Beyoncé’s net worth is valued at around $500 million. Meanwhile, her husband Jay-Z’s net worth is valued at $1.3 billion making him the second world richest rapper after Kanye West.

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