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.
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.'