Beyonce first shot to fame as part of girl group Destiny’s Child but she has found her own success as a solo artist and is now one of the most popular singers in the world. We take a look at 10 of Bey’s best moments that proved she rules the world.
When She Opened the 56th Grammy Awards
Bey appeared on stage singing Drunk in Love live for the first time ever. Her pronunciation for the word ‘surfboard’ sparked internet memes and parodies, showing Beyonce’s reach over a generation of fans. A joint tour between the singer and husband Jay Z was announced soon after the performance and fans went wild for it.
When She Re-recorded a Song For Fifty Shades Of Grey
The trailer for the hit movie Fifty Shades of Grey broke records and Bey surprised everyone when she re-recorded a new version of her infamous 2003 song Crazy in Love just for the advert.
When Time Put Her on The Cover of The ‘Most Influential’ Issue
Beyonce became one of the 100 most influential people according to Time and she graced the front cover of the 2014 issue in a bikini and sheer jumper. She was written about by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg who said “Beyonce doesn’t just sit at the table. She builds a better one”.
When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland Opened an Exhibit Dedicated to Her
The exhibit focused on the star’s performance at the Super Bowl XLVII and included her Single Ladies leotard along with her Super Bowl outfit. Beyonce was placed alongside singers like David Bowie in the Legends of Rock section.
When She Released A Surprise Album And Broke Records Through Word of Mouth
In December 2013, Queen Bey announced that she had just released a new album through a short Instagram video. The album launched only onto iTunes and there was no previous notice at all. Within 12 hours there were over 1.2 million tweets about the album and the media reported the story as a newsflash. The album, called Beyonce, sold more than 800,000 copies in only three days and became iTune’s fastest selling album ever, along with creating the biggest week ever for the US iTunes store.
When She Announced Her Pregnancy at the VMAs
At the 2011 Video Music Awards, Beyonce revealed she was pregnant while performing Love on Top. She stripped off her Dolce and Gabbana blazer to reveal her baby bump, smiling and rubbing her stomach.
When She Silenced Jay Z Split Rumours
Rumors of break ups and divorce plagued the marriage, but her appearance with Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy after her MTV VMA awards in 2014 went some way to quietening them. What really silenced them was Beyonce and Jay Z renewing their marriage vows in October.
When She Released the Flawless Remix
Beyonce released a remix of the song Flawless featuring Nicki Minaj by surprise. The song had a whole verse from rapper Nicki Minaj and silenced fans who discussed her personal life, especially the infamous elevator incident with her sister Solange.
When She Spoke to Obama and Everyone Thought They Were Having an Affair
The world thought the pair were crazy in love, especially the French media, but Beyonce dismissed the rumours as ‘absurd’ as the singer and husband Jay Z had been friends with the Obamas for a number of years. Bey was chosen to sing America the Beautiful at Obama’s second inauguration and it was a quick exchange of words that led some to believe that two of the most well known people in the world were romantically linked.
When She First Showed off Blue Ivy
Instead of selling their photos to a magazine, Bey and Jay Z decided so share the first photos of their baby daughter with fans on Tumblr. Blue Ivy was born on 7th January and it wasn’t until she was around a month old that the couple released images of her, keeping fans guessing and building up momentum before they were revealed as one of the most famous families in America.