From Breaking Records To Chart-Topping Pop Diva: 8 Lesser-Known Facts About Beyoncé!
Technically, America doesn’t have a royal family. If there were, Beyoncé and Jay-Z would definitely be King and Queen!
There’s no denying that her majesty, Beyoncé, is a powerhouse! As an actor, singer, performer, and businesswoman, Beyoncé has led a remarkable life.
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, known simply as Beyoncé, has lived her life in the eyes of her fans. Not only does Beyoncé possess one of the greatest personalities of all time, but she’s also an inspiration to her billions of fans. From her teenage days with Destiny’s Child, her philanthropic, her passion for music and entertaining, her confidence, and her upbeat nature, she is an unstoppable force! Beyoncé rocks everything she does!
But, while she has mastered the art of creating a public image and keep her fans interested, there are plenty of things that might have flown under your radar!
Nonetheless, if you still need a handy list of reasons to know WHY Queen B is remarkable; we have just the one for you! Have a look:
She Is Part French And Irish:
The Queen’s father hailed from the African-American heritage and was born in Houston, Texas. However, Tina Knowles, her mother is from Creole heritage, including African, Irish, French and Native American and was born in Galveston, Texas.
Beyoncé’s Secret Little Sister:
Yes, folk, you heard it right! The news became an entertainment news story back in 2011 shortly before the pop singer fired her father Matthew Knowles, who had been managing her group for decades.
Matthew Knowles, while in a relationship with Tina Knowles (Beyoncé’s mother), fathered a love child (Koi Knowles) with Alexandra Wright, who was 20 years his junior. The queen has ended all relations with her father.
She Once Threw Her Very Expensive Earrings:
One of the most costly, impromptu and emotional gestures Beyoncé has done was throwing her earrings to her fans. While performing on VH1 Divas in 2003, Beyoncé threw her $250,000 Lorraine Schwartz earrings to her fans. The pop singer was so involved in her performance that she even didn’t know why she did it. However, the earrings were later retrieved from the fan who caught them.
Making Grammy History!
To date, Beyoncé has won over 22 Grammy Awards for her solo music projects and her work in Destiny’s Child. However, it seems like a travesty that she yet to win the Grammy for ‘Best Album’. Apart from Alison Krauss, who is the only female artist to have more gramophone statues. Beyoncé has broken one record though as she has also pulled in over 63 Grammy nominations, making Beyoncé the most nominated female artist in history!
She Went Lengths To Keep Her High Profile Album Under Wraps!
There was a moment of triumph and excitement when the pop singer shocked fans with her self-titled album. Back in 2013, Beyoncé launched her new album without any warning. Moreover, the project was so secret that she followed a complex system to complete it. She and her producers even used code names to complete the album.
The Queen Is A Mess!
When you are busy making big hits, changing the landscape of the pop industry and dominating music charts, you barely find time to clean your personal mess! Ahh! You can call this the Queen’s excuse for calling herself a slob.
The artist herself and her bandmate Kelly Rowland confessed that Beyoncé is a mess in the house while Jay-Z is very organized.
She Enjoys Puffing A Good Cigar:
How would you celebrate your success after 22 Grammy’s, and becoming the most successful pop artists? Well, our royal’s do this with a Cigar. Beyoncé loves enjoying a cigar; she has even been seen puffing a stogie on a yacht from time-to-time.
She Is Allergic To Perfumes:
While Beyoncé has her own line of fragrances including Heat, Heat Rush and Beyoncé Pulse, she is also allergic to many different types of scents. Her own fragrances have been personally altered so that she can wear them with ease.