Hold Up Beyoncé
Who is Beyonce's alter ego? How many albums has she sold? If you think you know Beyonce, think again because we've rounded-up the ultimate collection of Beyonce facts.
When Luckett and Roberson left Destiny's child, Beyoncé was publicly blamed by the media, critics, and blogs for its cause. She's since spoken about suffering from depression at the time, when she would lock herself in her room for days.
In 1995 Beyoncé's father resigned from his job to manage the group. The move reduced Beyoncé's family's income by half, and her parents were forced to move into separated apartments. Picture: Getty
The Knowles are passionately Christian and Beyoncé's mother suggested the name when 'Destiny' had been taken.
Back in 2002, US record producer Rich Harrison was struggling to convince colleagues that the first draft of 'Crazy In Love' was a winner, none of them "digging" the beat. Harrison remained convinced he was onto something special but decided to keep it in his bottom drawer until the right artist came along. Enter Beyonce, who also initially had doubts about the track, which she deemed "too retro". After some convincing, Beyonce gave Harrison two hours to complete the track and its lyrics – some
On her first tour Beyonce visited a staggering 97 venues - the tour grossed over $24 million. Beyonce was the most powerful woman in music, could she stay at the top? Picture: Tumblr/I.Am.Beyonce
She told The Telegraph in 2008; "When I was 12, 13 I had my first boyfriend, and he was my boyfriend till I was 17. At that age, that was a long time. I've always been very loyal and a little more mature. Though I was too young for it to really be a boyfriend - we didn't live together, we didn't, you know… That was my only experience with a guy, and since then I've only had one other boyfriend in my life - Jay. Picture: Tumblr/iam.beyonce
She said she was embarrassed after she recorded it, and worried her mum would be mad at her. Photo: Tumblr/IAmBeyonce/Robin Harper
After the birth of their first child, Jay Z released the track 'Glory' via his social networking site, with Blue Ivy (B.I.C) credited as a contributor, owing to her cries being included at the end of the track. This means that Beyonce and Jay Z's first born, at just two days old, became the youngest person to ever appear on the Billboard 100 (the song debuted at number 74 on the R&B/hip-hop chart).
Only the most powerful woman in music could make a word like 'bootylicious' an actual, official world.
Only someone respected all over the world could create her own alter ego and be taken seriously. Beyonce said she created 'Sasha Fierce' to keep her sexy, aggressive, provocative stage persona separate from who she really is, claiming "I'm not like her in real life at all".
"I wanted to show that you can have a child and you can work hard and you can get your body back."
It was on June 11th 2005, during the last stop of their European tour in Barcelona, that Kelly Rowland announced that Destiny's Child would disband. Picture: Tumblr/I.Am.Beyonce
In 2011 Queen Bey took to the main stage and broke the cycle.
She invited musicians to live and work with her in The Hamptons, New York for a month long creative session. Picture: Instagram/Beyonce
It currently holds the position for the second most tweeted about moment in history.
Beyoncé said she was attracted to the more effortless tracks for the final cut. Tumblr/iam.beyonce.com.
It went to Phoenix House, an organization of rehabilitation centers for heroin addicts around the country.
42 - Her mum was born on January 4th. She was married on April 4th. Her birthday is September 4th and her husband's is December 4th. Bey's fourth studio album is titled '4.' Beyonce.com
It is rumoured that the recording session of the track (which was to be Jay Z's second and Beyonce's first top ten single) was the first meeting for the husband and wife to be.
She entered the biggest talent show on TV at the time as a member of the band 'Girl Tyme,' – they came second (as shown in her 'Flawless' video). It was the first step on Beyonce's road to becoming the most powerful woman in music.
The lead single from their album was released back in 1999 (can you believe it?)
Eight million were sold in the UK, making it eight-time platinum certified. It was one of the top selling albums of 2000. Picture: Getty
They are the ninth most successful artist/ band of the 2000s and one of the most successful female groups ever.
Beyonce asked that only natural images were used, rather than any that have been 'retouched'.
They included 'Sweet Dreams, 'Diva', 'Ego', 'Broken-Hearted Girl', 'Halo' and 'Video Phone.'
Tina Knowles' father was called Lumis Albert Beyincé and Tina's maiden name is 'Beyincé.' Picture: beyonce.com
Beyoncé asks Jay Z to listen to her new songs before anyone else. Hob revealed that he and Beyonce deliberated over the tracks in the running for Bey's self-titled album at home while "dancing in [their] socks". Picture: Beyonce/Instagram
As a solo artist she has sold over 13 million albums in the US, and over 118 million records worldwide (a further 60 million additionally with Destiny's Child), making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time Picture: Beyonce.com
The autobiographical documentary gave an insight into the star's personal and professional life, showcasing just how much control she has over her own music and shows.