Birth name Beyonce is Beyonce Giselle Knowles. In the 1990s, Beyonce first caught public attention as a member of Destiny’s Child R&B group, for which she wrote songs and acted as the lead singer. Beyonce launched a record-setting solo career after the group broke off ways that would see her become a best-selling recording artist. She and rapper JAY-Z married in 2008, and the union made them one.
From Survivor to Crazy in Love, Beyonce has earned her place among the greatest artists of all time.
Here are 12 interesting facts about Beyonce.
- Entering her first talent show at seven years old with a performance of John Lennon’s, “Imagine,” Beyonce received not only first place but a standing ovation. Clearly, not much has changed.
2. Beyonce released a Spanish version of her album ‘B’Day’ after the Spanish version of Irreplaceable became a big hit. She even collaborated with Shakira on ‘Beautiful Liar’.
3. Beyonce suffered from depression in the Destiny’s Child era. 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.
4. Beyonce’s father, Mathew Knowles, is of African-American heritage and was born in Houston, Texas. Her mother, Tina Knowles, was born in Galveston, Texas, and boasts a creole heritage, including African, Native American, Irish, and French ancestry in her family. She is the 21st-century descendant of Joseph Broussard, a leader of the Acadian people in the mid-1700s who is considered a hero of the British resistance and French and Indian War.