7 Unbelievable Facts About Beyoncé


Beyoncé, also known as Queen Bey by her many fans, is one of the biggest popstars in the world. Yet even with her incredible fame, she’s a notoriously private celebrity and only gives small glimpses into her life. Even with just those small glimpses, Beyoncé has shared some truly interesting facts about herself, her family, and her life over the years. We put together a list of seven of the most unbelievable facts about Beyoncé that we could find, read on to learn something new about the Queen of femme pop.

7 Unbelievable Beyoncé Facts:

    1. Beyoncé was on ‘Star Search’ when she was 12 and lost. (source) Beyoncé and five other girls competed on the show as the group Girls Thyme and lost to an all-guys rock group known as Skeleton Crew. This moment showed Beyoncé that no matter how hard you work you can still fail, which inspired her to include a sound byte from the show in her song “***Flawless”.
    1. Beyoncé would train by running while singing. (source) Her former fitness trainer would have Beyoncé run while singing her entire album, exactly as it sounds on the album, to build up her stamina to be able to sing while doing intense choreographed dancing.
    1. Beyoncé has the most GRAMMY wins in history. (source) After winning four more GRAMMYs at the 2023 awards show Beyoncé has a total of 32 GRAMMYs in her collection, becoming the artist with the most GRAMMYs of all time. Beyoncé is also tied with her husband, Jay-Z, for the most GRAMMY nominations ever with 88 in total.
    1. Beyoncé’s favorite number is 4. (source) The singer’s obsession with the number four is due to the number representing important aspects of her life: her birthday is September 4th, her husband Jay-Z’s birthday is December 4th, her mom Tina Knowles birthday is January 4th, and she married Jay-Z on April 4th. It came as no surprise when Beyoncé titled her fourth album “4”.
    1. A type of horse fly is named after Beyoncé. (source) A species of horse fly was given the name Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae due to its most prominent feature, a large gold rear end. It has been dubbed the “all-time diva of flies” by researchers.
    1. Beyoncé signed sisters Halle and Chloe Bailey to her record label in 2013. (source) Long before she starred in the live action remake of The Little Mermaid, Halle Bailey and her sister Chloe were discovered by Beyoncé after she came across their cover of her song “Pretty Hurts”. She signed the sisters to her label, Parkwood Entertainment, and helped them shoot to fame as Chloe x Halle.
    1. Beyoncé was the first black woman to headline Coachella. (source) In 2018, Beyoncé made history as the first black woman to headline the popular music festival, Coachella, which was then given the nickname “Beychella” due to her incredible performance. Her historical set was two hours long and included a marching band, a duet with her husband Jay-Z, a dance-off with her sister Solange, and Beyoncé even performed with her old band Destiny’s Child.


Featured image photo credit: Tony Duran, 2011. Originally found on Wikimedia.org. Image was resized and cropped. Creative Commons 3.0.

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