Bow Down To The Queen: 19 Beyoncé Trivia Gems Only Superfans Know

Unleash your inner fan and delve into some seriously cool Beyoncé trivia. From her early days in Destiny’s Child to her chart-topping solo career, get ready to be blown away by the fascinating world of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.

1. The time when Beyoncé’s hair got caught in a fan during a concert

During a 2013 performance in Montreal, Beyoncé encountered a hair-raising moment when her hair got entangled in a fan from the audience section of the venue. She was performing “Halo” and lo and behold, the unexpected happened.

2. The time when Beyoncé was immortalized as a rare species

Beyoncé’s fame transcended the entertainment world when an Australian scientist, Bryan Lessard, discovered a previously unknown species of horse fly. In a fun turn of events, he decided to name it “Scaptia Beyonceae”, mostly due to its golden-colored belly. The fly’s distinctive golden “bootylicious” abdomen was deemed a fitting tribute to the iconic singer and her unforgettable curves.

3. The time when Beyoncé inspired a college course

Beyoncé’s impact on pop culture and feminism became so significant that a Rutgers University professor decided to create a course “Politicizing Beyonce”, dedicated to studying her work and influence. The class delved into her music, visuals, business acumen, and philanthropy, examining how she redefined modern entertainment and empowered women worldwide. It’s safe to say that the course was a “crazy in love” experience for the students.

4. The time when she was on Star Search

Before rising to fame with Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé competed on the television show “Star Search” at the age of 8. She performed with a group called Girls Tyme, but they did not win the competition.

5. The time when Beyonce almost starred in A Star Is Born

That was back in 2012 when Clint Eastwood was in charge of the script but unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts, nothing materialized and we got the amazing Cooper and Gaga duo that did a bang-up job.

6. The time when Beyoncé crashed a random karaoke party

Beyoncé surprised fans and made their dreams come true when she unexpectedly showed up at a karaoke party in Miami. She joined the delighted partygoers on stage, singing and dancing along to her own songs. This impromptu performance turned an ordinary evening into an extraordinary memory for the lucky attendees, who got to share the spotlight with the one and only Queen Bey. Also tagging along were Jay Z, Kelly Rowland and Timbaland.

7. The time when Beyoncé set a world record for most tweets per second

When Beyoncé revealed her pregnancy at the 2011 MTV VMAs by rubbing her baby bump, Twitter exploded with excitement. The heartwarming moment generated a record-breaking 8,868 tweets per second, shattering all previous records. Beyoncé’s baby announcement reached the world at the speed of light, proving once again that she rules both the stage and social media.

8. The time when Beyoncé’s single caused a shortage of Red Lobster’s signature dish

Beyoncé’s hit song “Formation” famously referenced the seafood chain Red Lobster, leading to an unexpected boost in business. The line “When he f**k me good, I take his ass to Red Lobster” sparked a viral sensation, with fans flooding the restaurant after the song’s release. Red Lobster reported a significant increase in sales, almost 33%, and their signature dish, Cheddar Bay Biscuits, became a hot commodity, causing temporary shortages.

9. The time when Beyoncé donated her entire salary from a movie to charity

For her role in the film “Cadillac Records,” Beyoncé chose to forgo her salary and donated it entirely to Phoenix House, a nonprofit organization helping individuals struggling with substance abuse. Her selfless act garnered admiration and highlighted her commitment to making a positive impact beyond her entertainment career.

10. The time when her dance teacher discovered her singing abilities

We have Darlette Johnson to thank for discovering Beyonce’s ability to belt out a tune. One day she was humming a song only to have Beyonce come in and finish the whole song, leaving her teacher in total shock.

11. The time when Beyonce won her first talent show

She was 7, shy, and scared of performing. In comes her dance teacher – the one who discovered her singing talent – who insisted and finally convinced her to sign up. We’re glad she did as Beyonce got a standing ovation, winning the whole thing. And we’re talking about her singing and competing against kids even twice her age.

12. The time when Beyonce chose 4 as her favorite number

The number four holds a special place in Beyoncé’s heart. To recap: her mum was born on January 4th, Beyonce was born September 4th and her husband’s December 4th. She was married on April 4th. Her fourth studio album is titled ‘4.’ Both Beyonce and Jay-Z opted to have the roman numeral IV tattooed on their ring fingers.

13. The time when she decided to become a ‘beekeeper’

Yes, Beyoncé has beehives at home. She revealed this in a 2020 interview with British Vogue, saying that she has two beehives on her property and that they house around 80,000 bees. She started keeping bees because her daughters, Blue Ivy and Rumi, both have allergies, and honey has healing properties.

14. The time when Beyonce became the only artist – except Mariah Carey – to have 4 number one hits in four decades

Phew, that was a long one! She is one of only two artists to have achieved this feat, the other being Mariah Carey. Beyoncé’s number one hits in each decade are:
1990s: “Bills, Bills, Bills” (Destiny’s Child)
2000s: “Crazy in Love” (with Jay-Z)
2010s: “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”
2020s: “Savage Remix” (with Megan Thee Stallion)

15. The time when Beyonce’s mother got creative with her daughter’s name

Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson, who was originally born Celestine Beyoncé. Upon marrying Beyoncé’s father, Tina had concerns about preserving the heritage of her maiden name – her brother’s surname mistakenly became “Beyincé” due to a clerical error. As a result, Tina decided to give her daughter her own surname.

During the premiere of Beyoncé’s documentary “Life Is But a Dream” in 2013, her uncle Roland Beyincé shared the why. He revealed that Tina, considering the limited number of boys in the family to carry on the name, decided to give Beyoncé her last name as a unique first name, keeping the legacy alive in a fresh and new way.

16. The time when her father decided running and dancing would be a great combo for her stamina

And he was right! This is why you see her perform amazing moves and still be able to sing like she’s sitting relaxed on a chair. That woman is insanely strong!

17. The time when she said that “Hotel California” by the Eagles is her karaoke fave

In 2019, during a fun questionnaire with Elle UK, the singer let slip an intriguing detail about her musical preferences. She excitedly proclaimed that “The guitar solo is my jam!” when referring to the Eagles hit.

18. The time when she made Louvre viral

The singer’s deep passion for art is obvious, she said so many times. Guys, she visited the museum an impressive four times. She and Jay-Z took their admiration for art to the next level by renting out the entire museum to create the video for their song “Apeshit.” In 2018 the Louvre experienced an astounding influx of over 10 million visitors, surpassing its previous record of 9.7 million set back in 2012.

19. The time when Beyonce got a lifetime supply of Popeye’s

” … at one point, everywhere I went people would buy me Popeyes, like the fans! And Popeyes heard, so they gave me a lifetime membership … But I’ve never used it because I’ve been too embarrassed.”

That concludes our exploration of Beyoncé trivia! We hope you found these facts as intriguing as we did. Beyoncé’s impact on the world is undeniable, and we look forward to witnessing more of her coolness.

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Sasha Fierce. This is the persona Beyoncé adopts when she’s on stage as it gives her strength.

How much is Beyoncé worth?

Beyoncé is said to be worth around $540 million.

How old was Beyoncé when she met Jay-Z?

Beyoncé was 18 when she met Jay-Z and started dating him about 18 months later.

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