If you’re a fan of the beautiful, young, talented singer Beyoncé, you’ll love this list of the top 30 most fun & interesting facts about her career & life.
Her full name (since her marriage to rapper Jay-Z) is Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter. She is 40 years old and she was born on September 4, 1981, in Houston, Texas.
Beyoncé’s favorite make-up is mascara and she is allergic to perfume.
As of September 2011, she has three of her own fragrances: Heat, Heat Rushwith, and Beyoncé Pulse.
Beyoncé released a Spanish version of her album ‘B’Day’ after the Spanish version of Irreplaceable became a big hit. She even collaborated with Shakira on ‘Beautiful Liar’.
Her mother is a costume designer and hairstylist who owns a salon and her father has been a full-time record manager since 1995, managing her many musical ventures.
Beyoncé’s name comes from her mother’s maiden name: Celestine Ann “Tina” Beyoncé.
At age 7, Beyoncé was a soloist in her church’s choir.
Beyoncé’s favorite ice cream is butter pecan.
She also won more than 30 singing and dancing competitions as a child.
The word ‘bootylicious’ was added to the Oxford English Dictionary due to her same-named song becoming such a huge phenomenon.
Jersey Shore is Beyoncé’s favorite TV Show.
Beyoncé’s childhood girl band with Kelly Rowland and LaTavia Robertson was called Girl’s Tyme.
The name Destiny’s Child comes from a passage in the Book of Isaiah, the first of the Latter Prophets in the Hebrew Bible.
Her favorite singer is Stevie Wonder.
Destiny’s Child released their last studio album, Destiny Fulfilled, in 2004 and broke up the subsequent year.
Her first solo tour was the Dangerously in Love tour that took place in 2004.
After several years of friendship and dating, Beyoncé married Jay-Z on April 4, 2008.
Beyoncé enjoys swimming in the ocean.
On January 7, 2012, Beyoncé gave birth to their daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.
Beyoncé’s daughter, Blue Ivy, is the youngest ever person to appear on a Billboard chart when ‘Glory’, a song released by husband Jay-Z that featured her cries at the end, debuted on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Beyoncé once said that her marriage to Jay-Z isn’t ‘perfect’, but that no marriages are perfect and even though they argue like normal couples they are still very happy together.
In March 2006, she accepted a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Beyoncé was one of many entertainers who received an incredulous amount of money to perform for the family of former Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi. Although accepting the money and performing for the dictator’s family, Beyoncé later donated all of the money to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, which helped those affected by the Haitian Earthquake in 2010.
Beyoncé’s bodyguard once broke her toe by standing on it accidentally whilst trying to protect her from a crowd of fans.
Her favorite actor is Tom Hanks.
In 2011, Beyoncé became the first-ever solo-female to headline the Glastonbury Festival’s main stage.
Beyoncé was also labeled the accolade of ‘Highest-Paid Performer Per Minute in the World’ after netting a cool £1.25 million for a five-minute performance at a private New Year’s party in St. Barts in 2010.
One of her pastimes when touring is to visit local Museums.
To help her get over her stage-shyness, Beyoncé invented an alter-ego called Sasha Fierce.