Beyoncé's road to pop culture royalty

Say her name, say her name - Her full name is Beyoncé Giselle Knowles Carter. Her name was given to her as an homage to her mother's maiden name, Beyoncé.

Family tree - She is of African, French, and Native American descent.

'Imagine' - At seven years old, she won a singing competition at school for her performance of 'Imagine' by John Lennon.

Friend - Beyoncé is a childhood friend of Alicia Keys. The singers have known each other since they were 14, and they partnered up for the song 'Put it in a Love Song.'

Depression - Beyoncé suffered from depression for two years, reportedly due to the fact that the public blamed her for the problems within the group.

Parents - Her mother is a fashion designer named Tina Knowles. Her father is a talent manager named Mathew Knowles.

'Dangerously in Love' - The gem in the beginning of her solo career, the album 'Dangerously in Love' won five Grammys. 

The most beautiful - In September 2010, she was named the most beautiful woman in the world by People magazine.

Wedding - She and rapper Jay-Z started dating in 2000, but it wasn't until April 4, 2008 that the two married. Talk about some buildup!

Blue Ivy - The couple's first daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, was born on January 7, 2012.

Twins - In February 2017, Beyoncé announced her second pregnancy, and in June the singer gave birth to twins Sir and Rumi.

Other businesses - Beyoncé has various other secondary businesses. She created a clothing line called House of Deréon with her mother. 

'Carmen: A Hip Hopera' - This was her first film, this back in 2001. Produced by MTV (for TV) and directed by Robert Townsend.

'Obsessed' -
The thriller directed by Steve Shill tells the story of Derek Charles (Idris Elba), a financial consultant married to Sharon (Beyoncé).

'Austin Powers in Goldmember' -
'Austin Powers in Goldmember' (2002) was Bey's first big movie. She had a major role in the comedy as Foxxy Cleopatra.

'The Lion King' -
A queen amongst us mere mortals, she voiced a future queen, Nala, in the 2019 adaptation of Disney's 'The Lion King.'

‘Black Is King’ -
In 2020, she released a visual album called 'Black Is King,' based on the music off of 'The Lion King:

'King Richard' -
Bey decided to lend her talents to the film industry once again after a screening of the inspiring 2021 Will Smith movie, 'King Richard.'

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