Tweet: "I was about 2 feet from Beyonce when she won for Lemonade. Yup. That happened. I said goddess. She said thank you. And now I'm preg w (pregnant with) twins." Actress Gina Rodriguez, who served as a guest presenter at the Grammy Awards, jokes about meeting the pregnant pop icon after she scored the Best Urban Contemporary Album for Lemonade.
Fact: DJ Khaled capitalised on Beyonce's incredible Grammy Awards performance by dropping his new single Shining, which features the singer and her husband Jay Z, on Sunday night (12Feb17). The track references the couple's recent news that they are expecting twins, with Jay rapping: "Ran to the dealer, Bought twin Mercedes, The European trucks for the twin babies." He then adds: "Don’t let me have a son, I’m a fool. I want a boy and a girl to fight for truth, but whatever God give me, I’m cool."
Quote: "I'm not sure I would even be able to talk. Can I tell you that I was thinking about the very idea of possibly being able to finally meet her tonight in my living room earlier and I just started crying uncontrollably. I think it's because I've been Destiny's Child like all the way back in the day fan and she's inspired so many of my looks and when I was shooting Rocky Horror Picture Show I was like, 'OK Beyonce dances this hard, I gotta step up my game.' So for 20 years it's been (about) Beyonce." Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox is hoping to finally meet Beyonce at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (12Feb17).
Tweet: "This beautiful little lady bug is so smart & special. You guys have no idea! So Dear Blue, you are going to make an AMAZING big sister. Love always, Nicki." Rapper Nicki Minaj shares a sweet note for Beyonce and Jay Z's five-year-old daughter Blue Ivy as the hip-hop supercouple prepares to welcome twins.
Tweet: "Yay!!!!! Congratulations!!!!! soooooo beautiful!!!!!" Singer Rita Ora sends her best wishes to Beyonce and her former Roc Nation label boss Jay Z on the news they are expecting twins. The Brit was once romantically linked to Jay Z and many people thought she was the woman Beyonce was singing about in her 2016 infidelity song Sorry.
Fact: Chance the Rapper has confirmed he will attend U.S. President Barack Obama's farewell party on Friday (06Jan16). Beyonce, Jay Z, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder are also reported to be invited to the event, at which Obama will host his biggest supporters ahead of the end of his two terms as America's leader on 20 January (17).
Fact: Beyonce's hit single Formation has topped Google's track of the year list after becoming the most-searched for song of 2016. The superstar singer has also been named as the most Googled artist of the last 12 months. Prince's Purple Rain comes in at second place on the most-searched song line-up, following his sudden death in April (16). Adele's Hello also features in the top 10.
Quote: "They are extremely close. It’s the sweetest thing. It’s the greatest thing about friendship, when you’re able to grow up together and your children grow up together. They act like cousins.” Singer Kelly Rowland reveals her two-year-old son Titan loves spending time with four-year-old Blue Ivy, the daughter of her best pal Beyonce.
Fact: Hollywood's top celebrities flocked to Beyonce's Formation World Tour stop at Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night (14Sep16), when VIP guests included Jennifer Lawrence, Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera, Lea Michele, Laverne Cox, and Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan Tatum, who sported a black vest top from the singer's Ivy Park athleisure line.
Fact: Jay Z and Beyonce were among the guests who gathered in the Hamptons, New York on Saturday (06Aug16) to celebrate the nuptials of music mogul Lyor Cohen and Chinese athlete-turned-model Xin Li. The happy couple tied the knot at Lyor's lavish estate, where the wedding party was entertained by R&B singer Anthony Hamilton.
Fact: Beyonce and her husband Jay Z, and comedienne Ellen Degeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi were among the stars cheering on Serena Williams as she beat Angelique Kerber to claim her 22nd major singles title at the Wimbledon tennis championships on Saturday (09Jul16). Beyonce had to dash as soon as the match was won to head to Dublin, Ireland, where she performed in concert that night.
Fact: Beyonce's new album Lemonade has become the R&B superstar's sixth million-selling release in the U.S. The album has picked up another 56,000 sales in the past week to bring the total sum to 1.051 million. Beyonce’s total solo album sales in America stands at 17.2 million. Lemonade was released on 23 April (16).
Fact: Beyonce's Saturday night (14May16) concert at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California was a star-studded affair, with Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, Demi Lovato, and Jamie Foxx spotted among the audience. Meanwhile, opening act DJ Khaled brought a line-up of surprise guests, including Snoop Dogg, Big Sean, Trey Songz, and Ne-Yo among others.
Fact: Beyonce is continuing to pay tribute to Prince during her Formation World Tour after performing a cover of The Beautiful Ones during her Monday night (09May16) show in Dallas, Texas. The R&B beauty previously belted out the tune while headlining Britain's Glastonbury festival in 2011. Beyonce has also been staging renditions of Prince classic Purple Rain and Vanity 6 track Nasty Girl during dates on her ongoing trek.
Fact: Beyonce's first foray into country music has won the thumbs up from the Dixie Chicks, after they chose to cover her new track Daddy Lessons during a show in Manchester, England on Saturday night (30Apr16). However, singer Natalie Maines missed her cue during the intro and laughed, "I already messed this whole thing up." Daddy Lessons features on the R&B superstar's new album, Lemonade.
Tweet: "Sipping' on some Lemonade this morning.... #BeyInYeezy #WCW." Kim Kardashian names Beyonce her "Woman Crush Wednesday" after sharing a photo of the superstar from her TV special Lemonade, in which she wears a Hood by Air fur coat with a bra top and leggings from Kanye West's Yeezy collection for Adidas.
Tweet: "Respect beyond respect. @Beyonce just changed so many games. Queen just became an Empress. Chills all over. #LEMONADE". New mum Anne Hathaway is blown away by Beyonce's recent TV special, Lemonade, and her new album of the same name.
Quote: "She was so nervous, and had never done a kiss onscreen, that I had to instruct her to relax her lips." Cuba Gooding, Jr. helped to ease Beyonce's nerves as they locked lips for 2003 musical comedy The Fighting Temptations.
Fact: Students at the University of Southern California (USC) were stunned to learn a superstar was on campus on Monday (18Jan16) when Beyonce took over a performance hall to rehearse her appearance at the Super Bowl half-time show. Beyonce will be joining Coldplay on the sports world's big stage next month (Feb16).
Tweet: "Technically my wife completely slayed me last night in every way. My only angel saving grace was Mrs. Carter. Thank u B! #lipsyncbattle". Channing Tatum insists his wife, Jenna Dewan Tatum, deserved to win outright after going head-to-head on U.S. reality show Lipsync Battle, which aired on Thursday night (07Jan16). The Magic Mike star stunned the audience during his hilarious performance of Beyonce's Run the World (Girls) anthem by bringing out the R&B superstar herself for the song finale, much to the surprise of his wife, who had strutted her stuff and given him a lap dance during her rendition of Ginuwine's Pony. The competition was declared a tie by host LL Cool J.
Fact: Beyonce's long-awaited clothing range for U.K. retailer Topshop is finally due to hit stores next year (16). The singer announced plans to launch a collection called Parkwood Topshop Athletic in 2014, and the line will be available in spring, 2016 after almost two years in development.
Fact: Hip-hop supercouple Jay Z and Beyonce drew inspiration from Eddie Murphy's classic comedy Coming to America for their Halloween costumes after dressing up as King Akeem Joffer and Queen Aoleon for a party in New York City on Saturday (31Oct15). Beyonce previously stunned as Storm from X-Men at Ciara's costume party to celebrate her 30th birthday last week (24Oct15).
Quote: "What does fear taste like? Success. I have accomplished nothing without a little taste of fear in my mouth." Beyonce shares a word of advice about succeeding in life.
Fact: Beyonce's fans remembered the singer's 34th birthday as the R&B superstar prepared to take the stage at her husband Jay Z's Made in America festival on Saturday night (05Sep15) by singing Happy Birthday to the headliner. Beyonce, who celebrated her birthday on Friday (04Sep15), rewarded her devotees by coming on a little early and performing Crazy in Love as they completed the birthday greetings. Dressed in a sequined leotard and thigh-high red boots, the star ripped through a hits medley and even included a few songs from her former band Destiny's Child as part of her solo set.
Fact: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has become the most-followed celebrity on Instagram.com with 44.1 million fans. She has overtaken Beyonce, who has 44 million followers, while Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande round out the top five.
Fact: Pop superstar Beyonce has ordered a pair of shoes worth around $320,000 (£200,000) to wear in her next music video. The gem-studded heels are made by a U.K.-based company called The House of Borgezie.
Fact: Beyonce, Coldplay and Pearl Jam have been announced as headliners for the 2015 Global Citizen Festival, joining British singer Ed Sheeran. The free concert will take place in Central Park, New York City on 26 September (15) to raise awareness for extreme poverty. It is the first event since Coldplay frontman Chris Martin was made curator.
Fact: The video for Beyonce's 2013 song Ghost has been cited as the inspiration for a new skyscraper which is to be built in Melbourne, Australia.
Fact: Beyonce celebrated her sister Solange Knowles' 29th birthday on Wednesday (24Jun15) by posting a photo of the siblings when they were kids online. In the shot, Beyonce is eight and Solange three. The pop superstar captioned the candid snap, "Happy Birthday to my sis! I love you deep."
Quote: "My heart is with the families, loved ones, and all of those affected by the senseless tragedy in Charleston. May they rest in peace." Beyonce shares her feelings about the senseless slaughter of black churchgoers in South Carolina on Wednesday (17Jun15) on Instagram, alongside a silent video of the names of the victims of racist gunman Dylann Root, with the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston as a black and white backdrop.
Quote: "I'm not naturally the thinnest, I have curves, I'm proud of my curves, and I have struggled from a young age with diets and finding something that actually works, that keeps the weight off, has been difficult for me... (But after adopting a plant-based diet), I felt like my skin was really firm. A lot tighter than when I deprived myself of food and got the weight off fast. And the weight stayed off." Beyonce insists the 22-day plant-based food challenge devised by her trainer Marco Borges really works. The pair recently teamed up to launch a vegan meal delivery service, based on the lifestyle theories outlined in Borges' book, The 22-Day Revolution.
Fact: Beyonce and Nicki Minaj debuted the music video to their Feeling Myself collaboration on Jay Z's Tidal music service on Monday (18May15). The promo shows the hitmakers partying at the Coachella Music Festival in California last month (Apr15), and lounging around the pool.
Fact: Beyonce, Meghan Trainor and SHARON OSBOURNE were among the stars who turned out to fete U.S. politician Hillary Clinton ahead of her bid for the White House at a fundraiser thrown by music mogul ANTONIO 'L.A.' REID in New York City on Wednesday (13May15).
Quote: "At first it's the little things I noticed: I had more energy... The benefits of a plant-based diet need to be known. We should spend more time loving ourselves, which means taking better care of ourselves with good nutrition and making healthier food choices." Beyonce explains why she decided to team up with life coach Marco Borges to launch her vegan diet scheme, 22 Days Nutrition.
Quote: "(In September) we went on a boat with Beyonce and Jay Z for her birthday, and when we came out one night dressed to go to dinner, Blue said, 'Oh, ya'll look beautiful. When are ya'll getting married?'. Richard said, 'Oh, Blue, soon. Do you approve?' And she said, 'Yes'. That's the first time we talked seriously about getting married." BEYONCE's mother, TINA KNOWLES, credits her granddaughter Blue Ivy with inspiring her to exchange vows with her actor boyfriend Richard Lawson. The couple wed earlier this month (Apr15).
Fact: R&B singer/songwriter Ne-Yo took inspiration from his aunt's break-up when writing Beyonce's hit song Irreplaceable. During the split, Ne-Yo recalls the ex-boyfriend asking about his leather jacket, and the star's aunt simply answered, "To the left", pointing to a box full of his items.
Quote: "Sometimes you just know when to show up... It's so easy to just pick up the phone and say, 'Ya'll want to do it? Yes? Cool!' Friendship is the foundation of everything we do - no drama. People are looking for drama but we have none to give you. It's literally friendship and sisterhood and respect." R&B star Michelle Williams admits it's easy to get her former Destiny's Child bandmates to agree to a mini-reunion since they're still very close friends. The trio came together for its first live performance since Beyonce's 2013 Super Bowl halftime show to sing a rendition of Williams' song Say Yes at the Stellar Awards 2015 in Las Vegas on Saturday (28Mar15).
Fact: Rocker Beck's father, David Campbell, served as a producer on Beyonce's 2006 Grammy-winning album B'Day. Last month (Feb15), Beck won the Album of the Year prize for Morning Phase over the R&B superstar, prompting protests from Beyonce's pal Kanye West.
Quote: "I actually went on tour with Beyonce in Australia. It was, like, amazing just watching her every night, her passion and everything. I would love to do a record with her." Rapper Flo Rida is eager to hit the studio with his former tourmate Beyonce.
Quote: "They're very kind and loving people and it also means I get to be around their daughter, who I love so freaking much! She is a powerhouse... She is, like, the boss of everything. And she can do all the choreography to Sia's Chandelier video even though she's just three years old. She's just super smart and I love her so much." Gwyneth Paltrow is a huge fan of best pals Beyonce and Jay Z's little girl, Blue Ivy.
Quote: "I think one of my best qualities... is absolute loyalty to my friends, so if I did know - which I don't - I would not say." Gwyneth Paltrow dodges a question about what actually happened between her close friend Jay Z and his wife Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles during their infamous elevator clash in New York last year (14).
Quote: "She came up to me and held my hands and said, 'I love your music, my daughter and I listen to your songs every day and dance to them.' I freaked out! I was pretty much complete with my life. I was like, 'Oh! That's it, Beyonce likes my songs. I'm done.'" Pop star Meghan Trainor was shocked to learn Beyonce is a fan of her music when the singers met for the first time last month (Dec14).
Fact: Beyonce surprised thousands of U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan and Kuwait by sending them a video message on New Year's Eve (31Dec14). The Halo hitmaker said, "I just want to say a big thank you to our troops for everything you do to keep our country safe... We all sleep better at night knowing that you guys are protecting us, and we're filled with gratitude." The message aired before a screening of her On the Run documentary, which also stars Jay Z.
Fact: Hip-hop supercouple Beyonce and Jay Z brought their star power ringside in Thailand this week (begs29Dec14) as they took in a Muay Thai fight while on vacation. The musicians were photographed in the front row at the small Patong Boxing Stadium in Phuket, where they watched a bout between two mixed martial artists. The superstars have been in the country since last week (ends26Dec14), when they arrived in time to enjoy the Christmas Day (25Dec14) festivities.
Quote: "Beyonce has such a huge movement and there are so few black women in music that have a movement, who impact the culture. I think that our fans have wanted us to come together for a very long time because when two forces like that come together, it's a moment. I feel like the entire hip-hop culture and pop culture have been asking for that for a while. With Beyonce, I'm such a fan, I was a fan of her work before, but now I'm a fan of her as a person..." Nicki Minaj gushes about joining forces with the R&B superstar for the rapper's new album, The Pinkprint. The Flawless (Remix) collaborators have teamed up again for the song Feeling Myself.
Fact: Rapper Nicki Minaj donned a risque outfit to portray her Flawless collaborator Beyonce during a sketch on U.S. comedy show Saturday Night Live this weekend (06Dec14). The hip-hop star showed off her comedy acting skills for a segment spoofing the nativity story, with series regulars portraying Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Rick Ross, Eminem, Kanye West and Riff Raff alongside Minaj.
Fact: Beyonce has extended her lead over Dolly Parton as the most-nominated female artist in Grammy Awards history after adding another two nods to her initial three mentions for the 2015 prizegiving. The superstar, who was previously tied with the country legend at 46, landed early nominations on Friday (05Dec14) for Best Urban Contemporary Album for her self-titled release, and Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance for her Drunk In Love collaboration with husband Jay Z. She has since notched up an extra pair for Best Surround Sound Album and Best Music Film for her On the Run Tour: Beyonce & Jay Z Tv concert special, taking her total nominations throughout her career to 51. She has 17 wins to date.
Fact: Beyonce has unveiled one of her lowest-cost music videos to date after recording footage of herself and her dancers showing off their moves around her hotel suite and balcony on an iPhone for the new homemade 7/11 promo. In the goofy video, the superstar shakes her booty in her underwear, prances about her bathroom, jumps out of a cardboard box and uses her foot as a makeshift phone.
Quote: "She's like super fun and playful and still at the same time a beast. It's good for me to see a woman be like that. I'm always inspired by powerful women who can balance their family with work, because that's something I would love to do one day. She's super hands on. She thinks a million times before she makes a move. She's a businesswoman." Nicki Minaj is inspired by her recent collaborator Beyonce.
Tweet: "There's no better feeling than holding my beautiful nephew. I thank god for the honor of witnessing my sisters (sic) journey into motherhood. I've always dreamt of our little ones growing up together. I'm so thankful for our bond. Baby Ty, I love you so much. Congrats to my Spoons." Beyonce gushes about meeting her best friend and former Destiny's Child bandmate Kelly Rowland's baby son Titan, who was born on Tuesday (04Nov14). The tot is Rowland's first with husband Tim Weatherspoon.
Quote: "It's been an honour and a pleasure to share the stage with you. I couldn't dream for anything else (than) to be in this stadium with the woman I love, who I believe is the greatest entertainer of our time..." Rapper Jay Z praises his wife Beyonce as they close out their On the Run tour in Paris on Saturday (13Sep14).
Fact: Nicki Minaj stunned Beyonce's French fans on Friday night (12Sep14) when she appeared onstage with her pal at the first of two On the Run Tour shows in Paris. Minaj and Beyonce teamed up to perform their duet Flawless Remix for the sold out crowd. The magical moment was captured on camera for an upcoming HBO special, which will debut in America later this month (Sep14).
Fact: Beyonce made a bride's wedding day even more special by accidentally gatecrashing the ceremony in Portofino, Italy on Saturday (06Sep14). The R&B star and her husband Jay Z were visiting a local church when they came across the wedding, and Beyonce even posed with the bride. The hip-hop supercouple has been in the region celebrating Beyonce's 33rd birthday.
Quote: Jay Z and Beyonce continue to show rumours their marriage is in trouble are untrue - they were snapped cosying up together in a Vip area at the Made in America Festival in Los Angeles on Sunday (31Aug14) as they watched rapper Kanye West's set.
Fact: Superstar Beyonce has called her daughter Blue Ivy her "biggest muse" in a touching poem 'remixed' by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Forrest Grander. Bey the Light, which centres on themes of pain and healing, features in CR Fashion Book, a high-fashion magazine founded by former Vogue Paris editor Corine Roitfeld, alongside a photoshoot with the singer.
Tweet: "Thank you San Fran! Your city is beautiful. It was the perfect place to complete the best tour of my life! Thank you to all the fans that supported our show. God bless." Beyonce praises fans who came out to see her first joint concert tour with husband Jay Z. The couple wrapped the 16-city trek in San Francisco, California on Wednesday (07Aug14) and will take the show to Paris, France in September (14).
Quote: "A month or two ago, Gee (Roberson, from her management team) called me when I was on my way to Vegas and said, 'Beyonce wants you to do a remix to Flawless.' After I got proper medical help and started breathing again, I was like, 'What?' She sent me a version that she wanted. She told me, 'I want you to be you. I don't want you to hold back.' I said, 'You sure?' She said, 'Yeah. I want you to be you and do you.'" Rapper Nicki Minaj was stunned to be approached by superstar Beyonce to feature on a raunchy new version of her song Flawless. The pair surprised fans by releasing the track late on Saturday night (02Aug14).
Fact: Jessica Alba, Lea Michele, Stevie Wonder, Zachary Quinto, Ellen Pompeo and pregnant Kelly Rowland were among the stars in the audience for the second night of Jay Z and Beyonce's On The Run tour stop at Los Angeles' Rose Bowl on Sunday (03Aug14). The hip-hop supercouple also delighted fans at the same venue on Saturday (02Aug14).
Quote: "It doesn't even matter to me whatsoever, who would show up. Because the most important person to show up there, to me, was Kim. And that's all that matters to me. I had to fight for that for seven years... Kim is this girl who f**king turns me on. I love her. This is who I want to be next to and be around." Rapper Kanye West insists he wasn't angered that close friends Jay Z and Beyonce snubbed his Italian wedding to reality star Kim Kardashian in May (14).
Fact: Beyonce appears to be excited about the Fifty Shades of Grey movie adaptation - she has posted the teaser to the trailer, which will debut on Thursday (24Jul14), on her Instagram.com page. A slowed down "uh oh, uh oh" from her 2003 hit Crazy in Love can be heard as the ad fades to black, suggesting the song may appear on the movie's soundtrack.
Fact: Beyonce and Jay Z have risked the wrath of Justin Bieber's fans by flashing an image of his mugshot on a big screen during their On The Run tour. The snap, taken following his Dui arrest in Miami, Florida in January (14), features among a number of other celebrity mugshots, including late rapper Tupac Shakur, alongside the message, "Even the greatest can fall" during the duo's performance of Jay Z's track Izzo (H.O.V.A.).
Fact: Hip-hop superstars LL Cool J and Jay Z and his wife Beyonce were among the celebrities who enjoyed a night out at the theatre on Saturday (14Jun14) as they took in one of the final performances of Denzel Washington's Broadway show A Raisin in the Sun. The new production of the Lorraine Hansberry play, which recently won three Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play, closed on Sunday (15Jun14) after a limited 14-week run.
Fact: Beyonce celebrated Father's Day on Sunday (15Jun14) by posting a sweet photo of her husband Jay Z carrying their two-year-old daughter Blue Ivy on his shoulders. The artistic black and white woodland shot, taken from behind and posted on the singer's Instagram page came with the caption, "Happy Happy Father's Day."
Quote: "There was so much commotion and excitement, I never really gave that a second thought. If you had been there you would have thought that was the last thing on anyone's mind... (I) just assumed they were working." Kim Kardashian's mum Kris Jenner insists Beyonce and Jay Z's no show at her daughter's wedding to rapper Kanye West in Europe last month (May14) was not a big deal. The notoriously-private hip-hop supercouple stayed in the U.S. and instead vacationed in the Hamptons in New York.
Fact: Beyonce and Jay Z skipped pal Kanye West's European wedding over the weekend (24-25May14) in favour of a private getaway to the Hamptons in New York. The hip-hop supercouple was noticeably absent from the celebrations in Paris, France and Florence, Italy on Saturday (24May14), when the Stronger hitmaker exchanged vows with reality Tv star Kim Kardashian. However, the Crazy in Love hitmaker sent her best wishes to the newlyweds via Instagram by sharing a photo from the couple's recent Vogue magazine shoot and writing in the caption, "Wishing you a lifetime of unconditional love. God bless your beautiful family."
Fact: Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles has sparked rumours she has mended a rift with the superstar by posting a childhood picture of the pair on her Instagram.com page just days after reportedly deleting all shots of her sibling. The pair hit headlines this week (beg12May14) when security camera footage appeared to show Knowles attacking Beyonce's husband Jay Z in an elevator.
Tweet: "Yup! This happened!!!! #StillScreamingInside" Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o was left starstruck during a meeting with Beyonce at the 2014 Costume Institute Gala in New York on Monday (05Apr14). She posted a photo of herself alongside her 12 Years a Slave co-star Sarah Paulson, Beyonce, and her sister Solange Knowles.
Fact: Fans waiting to see A-list celebrities including Beyonce, Victoria Beckham and Rihanna at the Met Costume Institute gala in New York City on Monday (05May14) got a shock when a male streaker ran through the crowds and tried to make his way into the bash while wearing just a pink 'mankini' and gold chains.
Quote: "I'm pretending to get a facelift and Botox (in the video for Pretty Hurts)... It represents all the things that people go through to put up with the pressure that society puts on us... Some of the things that young women go through are just really heartbreaking for me." Pop superstar Beyonce was determined to show the lengths some women go to to achieve beauty in the promo for her new song Pretty Hurts, in which she takes part in a pageant show.
Fact: Katy Perry and Rihanna were in the running to record Beyonce's track Pretty Hurts, but didn't reply to songwriter Sia Furler in time. The song appears on the Crazy in Lover hitmaker's album Beyonce, which was released earlier this year (14).
Fact: Superstar Beyonce earned an estimated $6,507 (£4,067) per hour in 2013, according to Parade magazine. The singer's self-titled album, released with no prior publicity online in December (13), was the fastest-selling album ever on iTunes. That, in addition to her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, helped her to rake in a reported $57 million (£35.63 million) last year.
Fact: Superstar couple Beyonce and Jay Z celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary on Friday (04Apr14) by jetting to the Dominican Republic for a romantic getaway. The pair was spotted at the Casa de Compo resort in the Caribbean country on Saturday (05Apr14), reports Eonline.com.
Fact: Beyonce has posed for another provocative magazine shoot, covering her exposed breasts with her hands for the new issue of gay magazine Out. The Xo singer sports a peroxide blonde hairdo and jewels for the sexy black and white topless photo.
Quote: "I'm very happy if my words can ever inspire or empower someone who considers themselves an oppressed minority. We are all the same and we all want the same things: the right to be happy, to be just who we want to be and to love who we want to love." Beyonce is proud to be a role model to all fans, including those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (Lgbt) community.
Fact: Beyonce has expanded her charity endeavours by teaming up with local non-profits at each of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour stops across Europe to help seriously ill children and those struggling with poverty and homelessness through the ongoing #BeyGood initiative. Organisation executives have announced that they have partnered with Dublin Simon Community in Ireland; Kinderlachen Charity in Germany; Juttersdok in Holland; SOS Children's Villages in Belgium; Sonar Despierto in Spain, and Casa do Gaiato in Portugal to aid their efforts by encouraging fans to make donations at each Beyonce gig across the continent.
Fact: British pop star Lily Allen avoided the traffic on the roads of London on Tuesday (04Mar14) and hopped on an Underground train as she made her way to Beyonce's concert at the O2 Arena. The Smile hitmaker shared a photo of herself on the Jubilee line on her Instagram.com account and later posed for pictures with One Direction hunk Liam Payne, who was also in attendance at the gig.
Fact: Beyonce treated fans in London to a special guest appearance by her rapper husband Jay Z as she hit the stage at the O2 Arena on Friday (28Feb14) and Saturday (01Mar14). The superstar couple joined forces to perform its new duet, Drunk In Love, during the first two nights of the pop icon's five-date residency at the venue.
Fact: Beyonce was wearing a reported $2 million (£1.25 million)-worth of Lorraine Schwartz diamonds while she performed Xo live for the first time at the 2014 BRIT Awards in London on Wednesday (19Feb14). The R&B superstar stunned in a figure-hugging, teal, Swarovski crystal-coated Vrettos Vrettakos gown.
Fact: Beyonce turned out to help her former Destiny's Child bandmate Kelly Rowland celebrate her 33rd birthday at a party this week (beg10Feb14). The Crazy in Love singer published pictures from the gold-themed fondue party on her Tumblr page. Rowland turned 33 on Tuesday (11Feb14). Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles also attended.
Fact: British singer Cheryl Cole has been given the official seal of approval from Beyonce herself after a video of the former Girls Aloud member and two pals dancing along to the superstar's new song Flawless appeared on YouTube.com. Beyonce shared a link to the clip on her official Facebook.com page alongside the message, "Yes Cheryl!"
Fact: Beyonce and her sister Solange Knowles are set to host a lavish birthday party for their mother Tina in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday (11Jan14). The stars have sent out invites for the black tie bash, which will be held "in the tradition of an old New Orleans masquerade party", and cost an estimated $100,000 (£62,500), according to Tmz.com. Stylist Tina Knowles turned 60 on 4 January (14).
Fact: Beyonce's self-titled surprise record has surpassed the total sales for her previous album, 4, in just four weeks. The singer's latest release has sold 1.43 million copies in the U.S., surpassing the cumulative sales for her 2011 album - 1.39 million.
Quote: "It feels like the album that I have wanted to hear from Beyonce for such a long time, and I'm so happy that it has happened... It feels really personal. It meant a lot to me - I was just like, 'S**t, I'm so happy that this exists right now and also I'm so glad that no year-end lists matter anymore.'" Teen singing sensation Lorde on Beyonce's surprise self-titled album released in December (13).
Fact: Beyonce rang in the new year with her Destiny's Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams at the Versace Mansion in Miami, Florida. The stars were among the celebrity guests at SEAN '' COMBS' New Year's Eve (31Dec13) bash, where Beyonce's husband Jay Z, Pharrell Williams, director Spike Lee, producer The-Dream and models Chanel Iman, Joan Smalls and Jourdan Dunn all partied the night away.
Fact: Superstars Beyonce and Jay Z posed for pictures with Gloria Estefan over the weekend (28-29Dec13) after running into the Latin icon and her family while dining at the Sea Salt & Pepper restaurant in Miami, Florida.
Quote: "I didn't have a pen and paper, I got to the mic and was just like, 'Press record...' I was so embarrassed after I recorded the song 'cause I'm just talking s**t! And I'm like, 'I can't play this for my husband!' I still haven't played it for my mum! She's gonna be very mad at me." Beyonce was nervous about the feedback she would receive from her loved ones over her new song Partition, in which shows off a raunchier side of herself by singing about a romp with her husband Jay Z in the backseat of a car.
Fact: Superstar Beyonce has surprised breast cancer survivor Deborah Cohan with two tickets to an upcoming concert on her current The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, after a video of the fan dancing to hit song Get Me Bodied before her double mastectomy recently went viral. Cohan underwent the procedure in November (13) in San Francisco, California and she was presented with the tickets during an appearance on U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America on Friday (20Dec13).
Fact: Madonna's adopted daughter Mercy James received a kiss from Beyonce when her mother took her to see The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in New York's Barclay's Centre on Thursday (19Dec13). The Material Girl hitmaker took to her Instagram.com account to share a picture of the Crazy in Love singer planting a kiss on the eight-year-old's forehead.
Fact: Beyonce's new self-titled album has gone platinum in just six days after selling one million downloads worldwide. The superstar surprised fans by releasing her fifth studio project on iTunes.com last Friday (13Dec13) without any prior announcement or promotion.
Quote: "I didn't want to release my music the way I've done it. I am bored with that. I feel like I am able to speak directly to my fans. There's so much that gets between the music, the artist and the fans. I felt like I didn't want anybody to give the message when my record is coming out. I just want this to come out when it's ready and from me to my fans." Beyonce explains the shock release of her self-titled new album, which hit iTunes as an exclusive download on Thursday night (12Dec13).
Fact: Beyonce dedicated her rendition of Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You to tragic actor Paul Walker onstage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (03Dec13). Walker died in a car crash on Saturday afternoon (30Nov13).
Fact: Zoe Saldana, Khloe Kardashian, Kelly Osbourne, Anna Kendrick, Julianne Hough and Samuel L. Jackson were among the stars who turned out to watch Beyonce perform at Los Angeles' Staples Center on Tuesday (03Dec13).
Fact: Singer Beyonce is urging fans to bring clothing items to her North American shows as part of her BeyGood initiative. The donations will benefit underprivileged families.
Quote: "Congrats to the happy couple who got engaged at last night's concert in Perth". Beyonce sends a personal message to two fans who are set to wed after the groom-to-be proposed to his girlfriend at the superstar's concert in Perth, Australia on Friday night (08Nov13).
Fact: Superstar Beyonce is releasing her first official calendar. The 2014 calendar will be available for purchase online Monday (07Oct13) and in stores next Tuesday (15Oct13). On the cover, the singer sports a sparkly crop top, while another shot shows her flaunting her curves in nude, latex hot pants.
Fact: Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Stephen Merchant showed off their lip syncing skills on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (24Sep13) as part of a fun competition. Gordon-Levitt performed Elton John's Tiny Dancer and Nicki Minaj's Super Bass, while Merchant belted out Beyonce's Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) and Dj Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's Boom! Shake The Room.
Fact: Beyonce turned wedding singer on Saturday night (14Sep13) to treat her pal LeBron James and his longtime love Savannah Brinson to a special performance of Crazy In Love at their reception in San Diego, California, according to Tmz.com. The R&B superstar jetted back to the U.S. straight after hitting the stage at the Rock in Rio Music Festival in Brazil on Friday (13Sep13) in order to attend the basketball icon's nuptials with her husband Jay Z.
Fact: Beyonce thrilled her South American fans by performing at the 2013 Rock in Rio Music Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday (13Sep13).
Quote: "Beyonce sent me a gorgeous bouquet for The Princess and the Frog (premiere). So we touch base, and when we do, it's lovely." Actress Anika Noni Rose still keeps in touch with her Dreamgirls co-star Beyonce.
Fact: Superstar Beyonce has jetted off to the Spanish island of Ibiza for a family break following her headlining performance at her husband Jay Z's Made in America festival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday (31Aug13). The Crazy In Love hitmaker was photographed boarding a yacht as she carried her baby daughter Blue Ivy on Monday (02Sep13), two days before she celebrates her 32nd birthday (04Sep13).
Fact: Beyonce can add perfume mogul to her resume - her collection of Heat signature scents has been named the best-selling celebrity fragrance brand in the world, based on global sales. The R&B superstar has launched six scents to date, including Pulse, Midnight Heat and Heat Rush.
Quote: "I got a little teary eyed! I've been working for her so long, she has this beautiful long hair and it's hard to grow hair out. I feel like it's my hair, I work so much with her. I feel a little emotional but excited for her too." Beyonce's longtime hairstylist, Kim Kimble, had no idea the pop superstar was planning to lop off her long locks until she debuted her new pixie crop on Instagram.com on Wednesday night (07Aug13).
Fact: Superstar Beyonce showed off her superhero credentials during a recent stop at a branch of U.S. superstore Target after striking a pose in a Batman mask as her pals donned similar headgear as Spider-Man and The Hulk. The singer shared a photo of the bizarre shopping trip on her website earlier this week (ends26Jul13).
Fact: Rap superstar Jay Z surprised his wife Beyonce at her concert in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Thursday (25Jul13) by running out onstage to kiss the R&B beauty at the end of her show, much to her fans' delight.
Quote: "It's always floating out there... It has to be the real thing and it's slowly making sense, more sense every day, every day it's making more sense - as far as a tour, not an album." Jay Z is open to touring with wife Beyonce in the future.
Quote: "Absolutely, God willing. Get this little basketball team going... It's all part of the elaborate plan." Rapper-turned-sports agent Jay Z is eager to expand his family with his wife Beyonce after becoming a first-time dad to daughter Blue Ivy last year (12).
Quote: "Right now, Bey has 100,000 amazing songs, just playing 'em... (We) dance to it in our socks!" Rapper Jay Z likes to jam to his wife Beyonce's new songs in the comfort of their own home as the R&B superstar works on her next album.
Fact: R&B superstar Beyonce has posed naked wearing nothing but glitter for a U.S. fashion magazine. The Crazy In Love hitmaker's famous curves are seen covered in bronze and gold sparkles for the cover of the latest issue of Flaunt magazine.
Fact: Beyonce performed to a star-studded crowd at Los Angeles' Staples Center on Monday night (01Jul13) - Jessica Alba, Kylie Minogue, Lea Michele and Nicole Richie were among the famous faces in the audience.
Quote: "I hate hearing myself speak. I think everyone does. I hear my little crazy voice coming out of this beautiful, regal woman - I'm like, 'This is really strange, but I love it.'" Beyonce learned to love her movie voice as animated character Queen Tara in new film Epic.
Quote: "I showed her a few of the scenes. She's still young, so her attention span is about 20 minutes, but she did see it. She was like, 'Wait a minute. That's you!' So I think she figured it out. She seemed to be impressed." Beyonce is delighted her baby daughter Blue Ivy recognised mum's voice in animated movie EPIC. The superstar voiced forest queen Tara in the film.
Quote: "She's a slob. If you walk in (to her house) - maybe she's gotten better since becoming a mother - but she's got a lot on her brain. You can tell she's got a lot going on." Kelly Rowland names her former Destiny's Child bandmate Beyonce Knowles' worst quality.
Quote: "Congratulations Kim & Kanye. Enjoy this beautiful moment together." R&B superstar Beyonce sends her best wishes to new parents Kim Kardashian and Kanye West following the birth of their daughter on Saturday (15Jun13).
Fact: Beyonce has launched a limited edition fragrance in celebration of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. Named after the sold-out trek, the perfume is the fourth creation in her Beyonce Parfums range and is billed as a "tribute to Beyonce's amazing momentous journey".
Fact: While in New York City ahead of his performance at the Governors Ball on Sunday (09Jun13), rapper Kanye West celebrated his 36th birthday at Ms. Lily's on Saturday night (08Jun13) with his celebrity pals Jay Z, Beyonce and Nas. Noticeably absent was the Stronger hitmaker's girlfriend, mum-to-be Kim Kardashian, who is in Los Angeles and unable to fly due to her pregnancy.
Quote: "It was endearing. She heard how real I was and she was just like, 'I'm so proud of you'." Kelly Rowland on pal Beyonce's reaction to her new track Dirty Laundry, which chronicles the singer's feelings of jealousy towards her former Destiny's Child bandmate as her solo career took off, while she was battling personal problems at home with an abusive lover.
Tweet: "Oooweeee! If I got touched like Bey did last night, he would've been Gone. Not only by me but my man, brother And dad would've had His a**!" Singer Jordin Sparks would not have been as gracious as Beyonce after the superstar had her butt slapped by a cheeky male fan in Denmark on Monday (27May13).
Quote: "What do you say meeting Beyonce? I said, 'Hi, I'm Chris. I'm the snail.' She said, 'You have a wonderful voice.' And I said, 'Your voice is Ok, too.'" BRIDESMAIDS funnyman Chris O'Dowd was starstruck when he met his EPIC co-star Beyonce for the first time. The actor voices a slimy grub character in the animated film, while Beyonce plays a queen.
Fact: Multi-tasking stars Beyonce, Jessica Simpson, Gwen Stefani and supermodel Gisele Bundchen have been named among the 50 Most Powerful Moms of 2013 by editors at America's Working Mother magazine.
Quote: "I would like more children. I think my daughter needs some company. I definitely love being (a) big sister... At some point, when it's supposed to happen..." Beyonce hopes to expand her family in the near future after giving birth to Blue Ivy last year (12).
Quote: "I am very protective. I just want to make sure that she can have a healthy, safe, normal life." Beyonce on bringing up her baby daughter, Blue Ivy, in the spotlight.
Fact: Jennifer Lopez has joined the line-up for Beyonce's The Sound of Change charity concert at Britain's Twickenham Stadium on 1 June (13). Florence + The MAChine, John Legend, Timbaland and Ellie Goulding are also among the acts due to perform at the gig, which aims to raise awareness of women's issues around the globe.
Fact: Beyonce's musical director, Bibi MCGill, has her own line of organic kale chips.
Fact: Beyonce will be wearing exclusive designs by fashion brand DSquared2 for her upcoming world tour, which kicks off on 15 April (13) in Belgrade, Serbia.
Quote: "There were moments when I felt my nose had spread 20 inches. My face felt crazy fat, my lips were swollen and I gained 57 pounds... Before I gave birth I said, 'I don't want to get comfortable with whatever weight I gain. I want to still feel my best'." Beyonce was devastated to see her weight gain after giving birth to her daughter last year (12).
Fact: Beyonce has revisited looks from her past in her brand new commercial for beverage giant Pepsi. The Mirrors clip for Pepsi Max, unveiled on Thursday (04Apr13), depicts the superstar in a dance off against a series of her own reflections from previous music videos, including her 19-year-old self from the Destiny's Child promo for Bootylicious, her Crazy In Love solo debut when she was 21, and her iconic dancer from the Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) video. The commercial, which features new song Grown Woman, ends with the tagline, "Embrace your past, but live for now".
Quote: "I guess I am a modern-day feminist. I do believe in equality. Why do you have to choose what type of woman you are? Why do you have to label yourself anything? I'm just a woman and I love being a woman. I do believe in equality and that we have a way to go and it's something that's pushed aside and something that we have been conditioned to accept." Beyonce outlines her strong views on women's rights.
Fact: Beyonce has teased fans with a six-second YouTube.com video hinting at a big announcement on Thursday morning (04Apr13) - the date of her fifth wedding anniversary with husband Jay Z. The clip features the superstar dressed in a sexy leather ensemble with a robotic metal glove on her left hand and simply features the message: "4.4.2013 9Am Edt #BeyHereNow".
Quote: "I'm always bruised somewhere, my legs, my hips. But you've already started so you've just gotta fight through it." Beyonce is battling injuries as she begins rehearsals for her upcoming world tour.
Quote: "If you like it, you should be able to put a ring on it!" Superstar Beyonce shows her support for same-sex marriage as U.S. Supreme Court officials debate the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8 bill, which outlawed gay unions in 2008.
Quote: "I've always wanted to be a queen." Beyonce is thrilled with her new role as an animated forest queen in family film Epic.
Quote: "I was at my ideal weight while working on my Crazy in Love video. I was 20 years old. Whenever I want to get into amazing shape, that's the body size I aim for. But believe me, I'm not a naturally thin person. I have to work for it." Beyonce is always fighting to look as good as she did when she was 20.
Quote: "I would just say, everyone is not supposed to be the same. Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you you." Beyonce shares her advice for a healthy body.
Quote: "I'll tell her to embrace who she really is. It took me until I was 25 to fully appreciate my unique qualities - the things about my personality and my body that make me special. It's always the stuff you're self-conscious about as a kid, and then you grow up and look back and you're like, 'I had no idea I was so fly!'" New mum Beyonce wants her daughter, one-year-old Blue Ivy, to grow up loving her body.
Quote: "I didn't have a lot of time to lose the weight because I scheduled a show three months after I gave birth, which I would never do again... I stayed away from red meat and ate a lot of fish, replaced pasta and rice with quinoa." Beyonce reveals the diet secrets which helped her to regain her pre-baby figure after becoming a mum to daughter Blue Ivy last year (Jan12).
Fact: Beyonce has gone blonde for new ads promoting her upcoming Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. Los Angeles hairstylist Kim Kimble, who has worked with the likes of Lady Gaga, Shakira and Britney Spears, created her new look for the campaign. The tour kicks off in Europe next month (Apr13).
Quote: "I'm not sure if I'll be shaking it when I'm their age. I don't think I'll be able to keep up with them. It will probably be all Ave Maria stuff when I get to that point." Beyonce doubts she has the energy to continue dancing into middle age, like pop veterans Madonna and Cher.
Fact: Tickets for Beyonce's 11 U.K. tour dates on her upcoming The Mrs. Carter Show sold out in just 10 minutes when they went on general sale on Saturday morning (23Feb13).
Fact: R&B superstar Beyonce has scored cable channel HBO's most-watched documentary film in almost 10 years after 1.8 million viewers tuned in to her Life is But a Dream film, which premiered in the U.S. on Saturday night (16Feb13).
Quote: "We had dinners with the producers every day, like a family. It was like a camp. Weekends off. You could go and jump in the pool and ride bikes... The ocean and grass and sunshine... It was a really safe place." Beyonce made sure to have fun with her collaborator pals Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and The-Dream while recording new music in the posh Hamptons area in New York.
Quote: "When she is working onstage, she has more power than any woman I've ever seen. She would never say it and has never said it, but I feel she knows with every fibre of her being that she is the best in the world at her job." Gwyneth Paltrow is in awe of her best pal Beyonce's powerful stage presence.
Quote: "I think, actually, Egypt kissed Blue, and I don't think Jay liked it very much. He called my husband, he said, 'Watch your son!'" Alicia Keys' baby boy with producer husband Swizz Beatz has taken a liking to Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter Blue Ivy.
Quote: "I did a show three months after I gave birth, which was really crazy. I had clearly never given birth. I didn't know that I would gain 60 pounds." Beyonce on her struggles to return to the stage after becoming a first-time mum last year (12).
Fact: Beyonce and Jay Z were among the stars sitting courtside at the NBA All-Stars game in the R&B beauty's native Houston, Texas, on Sunday night (17Feb13) as the best of the Western Conference beat the East 143 to 138. Director Spike Lee, rappers Common, Drake and 2 Chainz and singer Trey Songz were also in the audience for the annual event, which opened with a performance by Ne-Yo. John Legend sang the U.S. National Anthem before game time, while Alicia Keys took centre stage for a set at half-time.
Quote: "I've never worked so hard for 12 minutes in my life." Beyonce on her Super Bowl half-time performance.
Quote: "I had some fried alligator. I had turtle, which I'd never had before. Very interesting. I don't know if I'd do that again. We ate so well. I had a drink with my mother for the first time because she doesn't drink." Beyonce on how she celebrated after her Super Bowl half-time performance in New Orleans, Louisiana on 3 February (13).
Tweet: "Watching Beyonce's HBO special and all I got to say is... B a rockstar sistah (sic)! You are all that God made you to be! Queen B Rocks. You look so happy and so blessed Beyonce! You touched my heart tonight with ya story (sic)!" Actress Vivica A. Fox is impressed by Beyonce's Life Is But A Dream documentary, which aired on U.S. network Hbo on Saturday (16Feb13).
Fact: Pop superstar Beyonce shows off her baby girl Blue Ivy in a leaked image from her new fly-on-the-wall film Life is But a Dream. The singer smiles adoringly in the touching mother-daughter snap, in which the 13 month old wears a white dress. The HBO documentary is set to air in the U.S. on Saturday (16Feb13).
Quote: "I'm controlling my content, controlling my brand and archiving it for my daughter and making sure she has it and she respects it but there's not enough of us that become moguls. And I think there are many ways to get there." Beyonce wants to see more powerful women in the music industry.
Quote: "It took a while for me and my dad to have an understanding. When I turned 18 and started handling my business more, he went into shock... I’d say no to something, and he’d book it anyway. Then I’d have to do it because I’d look bad (if I didn't). We would fight sometimes, and it took about two years... for him to realise, 'Oh, she is an adult now, and if she doesn’t wanna do something, I can’t make her do it'." Beyonce on her professional relationship with her manager/father Mathew Knowles.
Quote: "She is incredible; she's a great friend on every level. I think for us, protecting our daughters is so important and... keeping things on our own terms, so I will still be protective and make sure (Blue Ivy) has a childhood and a great time." Beyonce gushes about her best friend Gwyneth Paltrow, who shared motherly advice with the R&B superstar upon the birth of her baby girl Blue Ivy a year ago.
Fact: Beyonce had no idea her pal Oprah Winfrey would be joining her on the red carpet for the New York premiere of her upcoming Tv documentary Life Is But A Dream on Tuesday (13Feb13) - the talk show titan showed up unannounced to toast the R&B superstar's success. Oprah, who recently interviewed Beyonce for her show Oprah's Next Chapter, flew to New York for the screening of the film, which will debut in America on Saturday (16Feb13).
Fact: Beyonce, Jay Z, Kelly Rowland, Ryan Tedder and Ed Sheeran were among the stars who checked out Justin Timberlake's post-Grammys concert at the Hollywood Palladium late on Sunday night (10Feb13). The singer's former 'N Sync bandmate Lance Bass was also spotted at the gig. Timberlake, who had earlier performed at the Grammys, hit the stage with a 16-piece band.
Fact: Beyonce's horde of fans crashed her new BeyHive blog on Wednesday (06Feb12) as pre-sale tickets and Vip packages for her upcoming Mrs. Carter Show world tour went on sale in select cities. Early tickets for dates in Amsterdam, Holland; Milan, Italy; Toronto, Canada; Miami, Florida; Boston, Massachusetts and New York were snapped up within minutes of the site going live. Tickets for the tour will go on general sale on Monday (11Feb13).
Fact: Beyonce has announced dates for her latest worldwide tour. Billed as The Mrs. Carter Show, the singer will commence the tour in Serbia on 15 April (13) and finish up in New York on 3 August (13).
Quote: "I'm gonna enjoy my daughter. I miss her, I'm working so hard! I keep saying, 'Mummy will be done Sunday at nine o'clock!'" Beyonce cannot wait to spend more time with her baby girl Blue Ivy once her performance at the Super Bowl half-time show is over this weekend (03Feb13).
Quote: "I thought that now that I am a New Yorker and I've learned about how I can accomplish anything in this city, I felt it was an appropriate energy for the new fragrance." Superstar Beyonce dedicates her new perfume, Pulse Nyc, to her adopted hometown.
Fact: Beyonce's trip to New Orleans, Louisiana to perform at the Super Bowl half-time show on Sunday (03Feb13) has turned into a family affair - her rapper husband Jay Z is set to host a pre-Bowl bash on Saturday (02Feb13) to promote his D'Usse Cognac drink, while her sister Solange Knowles is set to Dj with producer Diplo at the Audi's After Hours party later that same night.
Quote: "(It's) disappointing and sad... that was such a big moment for her. I wish people would let it go." Michelle Williams insists critics should leave her former Destiny's Child bandmate Beyonce alone following the lip-sync controversy surrounding her performance of the U.S. National Anthem at President Barack Obama's inauguration on Monday (21Jan13).
Quote: "Bootylicious was funny, but it came from people saying that I had gained weight and me being like, 'I'm a Southern woman, and this is how Southern women are.' My motivation is always to express something or to heal from something or to laugh and rejoice about something." Beyonce can find inspiration for her songs in any situation.
Quote: "It's hard to believe, in this day of Auto-tune, that people are still acting surprised... Everyone knows Beyonce can sing. Everyone should just step back and relax. There are far more important things to worry about. But I can certainly relate to what she's going through." Milli Vanilli star Fab Morvan, who was caught up in a lip-syncing scandal years ago, defends Beyonce amid allegations she didn't perform the U.S. National Anthem live at President Barack Obama's inauguration on Monday (21Jan13).
Fact: The leading ladies of the music world have all posed for a Vogue magazine cover celebrating the best of pop. The line-up includes Lady GaGa, Madonna, Britney Spears, Cher, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Jennifer Lopez.
Tweet: "Me and B just hangin' out ....don't worry about it. Seriously, God did good. She is so beautiful!" Singer Kelly Clarkson spends time with Beyonce after both performing at U.S. President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Monday (21Jan13).
Fact: Beyonce is reportedly set to perform at the BRIT Awards for the first time in almost a decade at next month's (Feb13) ceremony. Chart-toppers One Direction, Mumford & Sons, Robbie Williams and Muse will also take the stage at London's 02 Arena.
Quote: "I've been working with Pharrell and Timbaland and Justin Timberlake and (The) Dream. We all started in the '90s, when R&B was the most important genre, and we all kind of want that back: the feeling that music gave us. Mostly R&B. I always have my Prince and rock/soul influences. There's a bit of D'Angelo, some '60s doo-wop. And Aretha and Diana Ross." Beyonce reveals details about her inspirations for her new collaborations.
Quote: "One of the reasons I connect to the Super Bowl is that I approach my shows like an athlete. You know how they sit down and watch whoever they're going to play and study themselves? That's how I treat this. I watch my performances, and I wish I could just enjoy them, but I see the light that was late. I see, 'Oh God, that hair did not work.' Or 'I should never do that again.' I try to perfect myself." Beyonce compares herself to a professional athlete. The singer will play the Super Bowl half-time show in New Orleans, Louisiana next month (03Feb13).
Quote: "(Blue) and Julez are going to grow up more like sister and brother than cousins. Blue comes over, I babysit. (Beyonce) takes Julez sometimes for the weekend." Solange Knowles' eight-year-old son is especially close to his cousin Blue Ivy, daughter of Beyonce and Jay Z. The singing sisters try to bring the little ones together for quality time at least once a week.
Fact: New mum Beyonce has designed a small range of baby wear in support of U.S. President Barack Obama's re-election. The Single Ladies hitmaker, who helped raise $4 million (£2.5 million) for the politician by hosting a New York City fundraiser with her husband Jay Z this week (18Sep12), has created three onesies, complete with campaign slogans in patriotic colours, which will retail for $65 (£41).
Quote: "I love changing diapers, I love it. I love every moment of it, it's so beautiful." Beyonce loves everything about being a mum to baby Blue Ivy.
Fact: Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter Blue Ivy has been made an honorary citizen of Hvar, Croatia, after her singer mum was filmed hugging a blue ivy tree in Croatia while pregnant. A letter from mayor Pjerino Bebic to the music superstars states, "Your daughter's name is very precious to this island."
Quote: "Y'all have no idea how hard I worked! I had to lose 60 pounds (27 kilograms). They had me on that treadmill. I ate lettuce!" Beyonce is celebrating her massive slim down since giving birth to daughter Blue Ivy in January (12).
Quote: "The Bee Gees were an early inspiration for me, Kelly and Michelle. We loved their songwriting and beautiful harmonies. Recording their classic song, Emotion, was a special time for Destiny's Child. Sadly we lost Robin Gibb this week. My heart goes out to his brother Barry and the rest of his family." Beyonce pays tribute to Robin Gibb, who lost his battle with cancer on Sunday (20May12).
Quote: "I definitely want to have more. I don't know how many. I have such a full life. I feel like now I know the reason that I was born." Singer Beyonce is planning to expand her brood after giving birth to her first child, daughter Blue Ivy, in January (12).
Quote: "I did have a fresh eyebrow wax. I got my nails done, I got my feet done, had my hair done, and I had my little lip gloss." Singer Beyonce ensured she looked her best when she gave birth to baby girl Blue Ivy in January (12).
Quote: "I never thought there would be a day when I wouldn't wear heels, but now that I have a child and I walk around holding her all day, I'm buying loafers and oxfords. I love them because they're comfortable. And shorter heels too. I'd always thought, 'The higher the heel, the sexier.' But now I'm like, 'These are really sexy!'" New mum Beyonce admits she's starting to prefer flat shoes to her trademark stilettos.
Quote: "I make up songs - they become the 'change a diaper' song, the 'bathing' song, the 'go to sleep' song, the 'I want to hear you coo' song. She loves it. She tries to come in and give her little ad libs." New mum Beyonce loves singing to her baby daughter Blue Ivy.
Fact: Beyonce has launched a Tumblr.com site featuring snapshots of her on vacation, on tour and with family members like sister Solange, nephew Juelz and husband Jay Z. The photo roll also includes quirky shots of the singer buried in sand, dressed as Spider-Man and visiting the Pyramids in Egypt.
Quote: "It's unreal. You couldn't get more perfect than that child, she's beautiful. And she really is Jay Z's twin. It's hilarious. She's beautiful!" Rihanna confirms she recently met Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter Blue Ivy for the first time.
Quote: "(Being an aunt is) very different to being a mother, but there's still that sort of love that you can't even put (into) words to describe. It's really special to have a niece because I have a son, so I get to have a little girl too!" Beyonce's sister Solange, who has a seven-year-old son named Julez, has formed an instant bond with baby Blue Ivy.
Fact: New mum Beyonce is to join pal Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz and Reese Witherspoon as the fourth member of a fictional movie supergroup. Paltrow will produce and star in Glee creator Ryan Murphy's new film One Hit Wonders, which chronicles the efforts of four singers, who each had a hit song 20 years ago, to find success as a group.
Quote: "Beyonce is doing great. She's just a natural at being a mom. And Blue Ivy is stunning, she has the most beautiful eyes." Gwyneth Paltrow gushes about her best pal Beyonce and her newborn daughter.
Fact: New parents Jay Z and Beyonce skipped the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night (12Feb12) in favour of a low-key night on the town in New York City. The couple left baby Blue Ivy at home and headed to Brooklyn for a bite to eat at posh pizzeria Lucali, according to UsMagazine.com. Jay Z was a winner at the Grammys - his Otis collaboration with Kanye West picked up the night's Best Rap Performance prize.
Quote: "She's absolutely beautiful! And I say that with such a huge grin! I'm so excited... I just stared at her. She is so beautiful." Kelly Rowland gushes about her pal Beyonce's newborn daughter, Blue Ivy.
Quote: "This may sound awful, but I'm excited to let the baby do whatever it wants, in the same way my sister's done with my son. I'm going to get her back for all those late-night popcorn sessions and just spoiling my child to no end!" Solange Knowles is planning to dote on her new niece Blue Ivy, just as new mum Beyonce did with her son Julez. The Crazy In Love hitmaker gave birth to her first child on 7 January (12).
Quote: "Nothing can describe the feeling. You have the instant connection once you know your child is growing inside you, but when you hold it for the first time, the words can't be found. It's an old cliche that the thing expectant mums look forward to the most is holding their child in their arms for the first time, but it's one of those cliches that is a real truth." Beyonce describes her reaction to the birth of her baby daughter Blue.
Fact: Beyonce's newborn baby girl has inspired a marijuana line in Los Angeles. OG Blue Ivy has popped up in multiple weed dispensaries, according to Tmz.com. Little Blue Ivy was born last weekend (07Jan12) in New York.
Quote: "Girl, get your sleep! We talked about this when I had my munchkin. It goes so fast. She's going to look up and (Blue)'s going to be six months. Next thing you know, she's going to be walking." Jennifer Hudson offers pal Beyonce her top tips for motherhood. The Crazy In Love hitmaker gave birth to little Blue Ivy Carter on Saturday (07Jan12).
Tweet: "I'm sure Jay is the happiest he's ever been in his life. I remember when (my son) Marquise was born I was so happy. I want to have another kid one day." 50 Cent is feeling broody following the news his pal Jay Z became a new dad on Saturday (07Jan12). The rap mogul's wife Beyonce gave birth to daughter Blue Ivy.
Fact: Beyonce and Jay Z's newborn daughter Blue Ivy is a superstar-in-waiting - leading British bookmakers William Hill are offering odds of 25/1 that she'll enjoy a chart-topping hit single before her 16th birthday.
Quote: "I guess it's kind of a cliche, but I just can't wait to hold my baby in my arms. I have always said that I want to have all my children by the time I am 40, so there's still a lot of time left. There is an attraction for sure about having a large family, but we will just have to see what we are blessed with." Pregnant superstar Beyonce is growing impatient to give birth to her first child. The baby is reportedly due next month (Jan12).
Quote: "The truth is, it's safety. I just want to make sure I can have a peaceful day. And I want to make sure my child is protected." Pregnant R&B star Beyonce on her reasons for keeping her due date a secret.
Quote: "I liked it before I was pregnant but now I won't eat anything without it. Breakfast, lunch or dinner - I need to have a bottle of ketchup close at hand." Pregnant superstar Beyonce is craving tomato sauce.
Quote: "It's important to spend quality time with your partner before a baby comes along. We really wanted an unbreakable bond before we got pregnant." Beyonce is pleased she waited to have children with her rapper husband Jay Z, who she began dating in 2002.
Quote: "Just the fact to even be on the song with her and shoot the video with her and just be in her presence... She's such a hard working, incredible artist. I'll never forget that day we shot the video, I'll never forget being able to be on that song..." Rapper J. Cole feels honoured to have worked with Beyonce for the remix to her new track Party.
Quote: "I love Kate Moss. I think she has great style. And I always admire Victoria Beckham and Gisele (Bundchen). Their style is modern but always classic." Pregnant pop superstar Beyonce names her fashion inspirations.
Quote: "I spend too much money shopping on the internet!" Beyonce is addicted to online shopping.
Quote: "Our best times have been when we are just sitting around in sweatpants, having a glass of wine, chatting about life. B is wise beyond her years. She has taught me the value of speaking your mind. She is clear and honest and true to herself while being respectful. She will be an incredible mother because she is so full of love and she knows who she is." Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow loves spending time with her close friend, pregnant pop superstar Beyonce.
Quote: "If you want to see the Third Ward Texas come out in me, disrespect my sister, and I will go completely crazy on you." Texas native Beyonce is fiercely protective of her younger sister Solange Knowles.
Quote: "I am finally at the stage in my life where I am not so concerned with other people's opinions about my life decisions. It is so liberating to really know what I want, what truly makes me happy." Pregnant Beyonce has learned to ignore criticism about her personal life.
Fact: "If it's any time, right now is the time. I'm so happy. It already has changed my life. My husband and I have been together for 10 years. All of my 20s, since I was 20. I just felt like it's time. I'm very grateful that God has blessed me with the biggest gift any human being can have." Beyonce on her pregnancy joy. The singer told Australia's Sunday Night Show her first child is due in February (12).
Quote: "I smell everything! It enhances it. If it smells bad, I smell it! My husband’s fragrance, his one that I always love, I hate right now." Beyonce admits pregnancy has upset her sense of smell.
Tweet: "10 minutes into the Justin Beiber (sic) 'Never say never' movie and tearing up. What a talented kid." Beyonce's younger sister, R&B singer/Dj Solange Knowles, is in awe of teen superstar Justin Bieber.Visit our Facebook page for a chance to Win a SIGNED Justin Bieber Poster
Quote: "It is the most incredible gift anyone can have and I'm so happy I'm a woman. Men, I feel bad, they don't get to experience this. It's incredible." Beyonce loves being pregnant.
Quote: "I love Snooki. She's so cute. I think she's adorable." Beyonce is a secret fan of reality TV show Jersey Shore.
Quote: "My nose, I smell everything from a mile away. Usually it is food, it is onions or something that I just can't tolerate." Beyonce has discovered pregnancy has given her a heightened sense of smell.
Quote: "Yes, I will probably be that way. I am sure I will. I think that it shouldn't stop you. I think of course my life is going to change, and I definitely will make sacrifices, but you know, I think I will be able to bring hopefully my little rider with me." Pregnant pop star Beyonce hopes to eventually take her baby with her when she is working.
Quote: "It was really difficult to conceal, but now it's out, it's been great." Pregnant superstar Beyonce is enjoying flaunting her baby bump after revealing her big news at the MTV Video Music Awards last month (Aug11).
Fact: Pregnant singer Beyonce showed off her baby bump as she strutted down the runway after presenting her new House of Dereon collection with her mum Tina Knowles at London Fashion Week on Saturday (17Sep11).
Fact: Beyonce's pregnancy news at the MTV Video Music Awards became a hot topic on Twitter.com. The superstar's big reveal prompted a record-breaking 8,868 tweets-per-second on the social networking website after the singer announced she was expecting her first child with rapper husband Jay Z.
Quote: "I think she'll be an incredible mother, because she's always been motherly. I think that she takes after so many traits from her mother. And I just think it's going to be so natural for her. Its natural for her now!" Destiny's Child star Kelly Rowland on pal Beyonce's pregnancy. The pop star revealed the baby news during her performance at the MTV Vma's on Sunday (28Aug11).
Quote: "Because I was travelling with Jay, I didn't spend as much time as I wanted just learning to cook more. But to be honest, I'm not sure I'm too interested in that!" Beyonce lacks the drive to brush up on her culinary skills, even though she'd love to cook more for her rapper husband Jay Z.
Quote: "You might be surprised to know that the last thing I want to hear at a club is one of my own songs. I get so uncomfortable. It's that awkward moment when you know that everyone is watching you to see if you're going to bust a move to your own song." Superstar Beyonce cringes whenever a DJ plays her song while she's out partying.
Quote: "I'm pretty sure I'm her biggest fan. I love everything she stands for. She's smart, strong, loves her family, and has her own style. She's the perfect role model. I am in awe of the President and First Lady, and I'm so proud of what they are doing." Beyonce is a big admirer of U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, who she joined forces with earlier this year (11) to fight child obesity.
Quote: "The funny thing is, out of the three of us, no one thought Beyonce would get married first. Everyone thought I would get married first. And that was almost the case." Kelly Rowland admits Beyonce was not planning to wed when they were in Destiny's Child together. She went on to marry rap superstar Jay Z in April, 2008, three years after Rowland broke off her engagement to American football player Roy Williams.
Fact: Beyonce's sold out concerts at New York's Roseland Ballroom continue to attract the stars - her Telephone collaborator Lady GaGa and former Destiny's Child bandmate Kelly Rowland were among the fans cheering her on when she performed on Thursday (18Aug11). The Crazy In Love hitmaker's intimate show has previously been watched by husband Jay Z, rapper Sean 'Diddy' Combs, and singers Ne-Yo and The-Dream. The R&B superstar will play the last of four dates on Friday (19Aug11).
Fact: Pop superstar Beyonce performed the second of four sold out dates at New York's Roseland Ballroom on Tuesday (16Aug11) in front of a star-studded crowd - her rapper husband Jay Z was joined in the audience by hip-hop moguls Russell Simmons and Sean Combs, director Brett Ratner and R&B singer/songwriters Ne-YO and The-Dream. The Crazy In Love hitmaker is due to return to the venue for two more concerts on Thursday (18Aug11) and Friday (19Aug11).
Quote: "What I've learnt from her is similar to what I learnt from him - and I know that's blasphemy to compare the two because Mike was such an innovator - but I think she's like the second coming. The hard work and dedication that she puts into her shows. It just makes you want to work harder at your own craft." Jay Z compares his superstar wife Beyonce to late legend Michael Jackson.
Fact: Singer Beyonce Knowles sold out an upcoming New York concert in a staggering 22 seconds on Wednesday (10Aug11).
Fact: Beyonce will take over the Roseland Ballroom in New York for four nights next week (14-19Aug11) to perform her new album 4 in it's entirety. The 4 Intimate Nights with Beyonce concert series is expected to be an instant sell out when tickets go on sale on Wednesday (10Aug11)
Fact: R&B superstar Beyonce has recruited her former Destiny's Child bandmate Kelly Rowland to make a cameo in her new video. The singer shot the promo for Party, her collaboration with Kanye West and Outkast rapper Andre 3000, in New Jersey earlier this week (begs01Aug11).
Quote: "Jay had a CD playing in the car one Sunday when we were driving to Brooklyn. I noticed his tone, his arrangements, and his storytelling. I immediately reached out to him - literally the next morning. I asked him to fly to New York and work on my record." R&B superstar Beyonce knew she wanted to work with Frank Ocean the moment she was introduced to him by her rapper husband Jay Z. Ocean co-wrote the song I Miss You from her new album, 4.
Quote: "There is room on this earth for many queens. I have an authentic, God-given talent, drive, and longevity that will always separate me from everyone else. I've been fortunate to accomplish things that the younger generation of queens dream of accomplishing. I have no desire for anyone else's throne. I am very comfortable in the throne I've been building for the past 15 years." R&B superstar Beyonce refuses to be drawn into any kind of rivalry with her female pop peers.
Quote: "Jay’s music is more than music. His lyrics have fathered generations. All that he has overcome gives millions so much hope. There are moments when I see his lips moving and I can see lyrics floating above his head and I think, ‘Wow! How did I get so lucky to be able to witness this level of genius so closely?'" Beyonce loves watching her rap superstar husband Jay Z at work.
Quote: "I only allow myself one day to feel sorry for myself. People who complain really get on my nerves. When I'm not feeling my best I ask myself, 'What are you gonna do about it?' I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me." Superstar Beyonce has no time for whiners.
Quote: "Everyone thinks I have the fans because I'm being fashionable, but I work so hard onstage if I didn't have them I'd be dripping."Beyonce relies on wind machines to keep sweat at bay during her live shows.
Fact: Beyonce has walked down the aisle again - this time in the video for her new single Best Thing I Never Had. The pop icon gives fans a sneak peak into what she may have looked like on her super-secret wedding day to Jay Z by donning sexy bridal lingerie in the promo and exchanging vows in an ornate wedding dress. The hip-hop supercouple married in April, 2008.
Quote: "I always said I'd have a baby at 30, but I also said I was going to retire at 30. I'm not retiring." Beyonce suggests her motherhood prediction may have been a little premature.
Quote: "It was very slippery and after the first song, I thought, 'Am I going to make it?' I thought I was going to have to switch shoes. I actually had wellies on the side of the stage." Beyonce was prepared to swap her heels for rubber boots on the stage at Britain's Glastonbury festival on Sunday (26Jun11).
Quote: "Beyonce is a brilliant performer and Jay Z will be with her so who knows if he will make an appearance? It was such a special year when he performed in 2008. We had fantastic reviews because of him." Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis is hopeful that the Crazy In Love hitmaker will duet with her hip-hop husband as she takes to the stage at the English festival on Sunday night (26Jun11).
Quote: "She also taught me to be forgiving. My mum had kept all her clothes from the sixties but when I was about six I started playing with matches. I managed to burn down one of the rooms in the house with all those clothes." Beyonce learned to forgive and forget from her mother Tina Knowles after a pyromaniac phase left the matriarch's wardrobe a pile of ash.
Quote: "I have a rule that my dancers have to wear their heels when I'm wearing my heels. They say, 'Please take your shoes off, Beyonce.' At home, I'm always barefoot. And I have a heavy walk without heels. When they hear me thumping through the house, they say, 'Oh, Beyonce's up!'" R&B superstar Beyonce loves to kick off her high heels when she's not working.
Quote: "Playing Etta James in the movie Cadillac Records really changed me. It was a darker character and I realised that if anything is too comfortable, I want to run from it. It's no fun being safe." Beyonce wants to tackle edgy acting roles.
Fact: Beyonce will release her third fragrance, Pulse, in September (11).
Fact: Emily Eavis, the organiser of Britain's Glastonbury Festival, has given birth to her first child - a baby boy - just eight days before the annual event is due to kick off on 22 June (11) in Somerset, England. The 2011 Glastonbury line-up will feature Beyonce, Coldplay and U2, among others.
Tweet: "damn. thought (Kanye West's tour) GlowInTheDark was a mighty presentation... just watch&bow down now... like seriously: (presentation software) Powerpoint owes Beyonce money." The Roots drummer Ahmir '?Uestlove' Thompson was blown away by pal Beyonce's performance at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (22May11). The R&B superstar garnered a standing ovation from the Las Vegas audience after performing her new single Run The World (Girls) with a synchronised backdrop and an army of female dancers.
Tweet: "I can't feel my face I'm smiling so hard!!!!" Solange Knowles was overwhelmed with pride during a tribute to her superstar sister Beyonce at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday night (22May11).
Quote: "Crazy in Love was another one of those classic moments in pop culture that none of us expected. I asked Jay to get on the song the night before I had to turn my album in - thank God he did." Beyonce reveals then-husband-to-be Jay Z almost wasn't a part of her smash-hit Crazy in Love.
Fact: Superstar Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Selena Gomez, Brad Paisley, Jennifer Hudson and Nicki Minaj have joined Lady GaGa among the performers staging special free shows in New York's Central Park this summer (11) as part of U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series. The Poker Face hitmaker will kick off the weekly gigs on 27 May (11).
Quote: "We all have special numbers in our lives, and four is that for me. It's the day I was born, my mother's birthday, and a lot of my friends' birthdays are on the fourth; April 4 is my wedding date." Beyonce on the significance of the title of her new album, 4.
Tweet: "Thanking you and Sista for my beauuuuuuuutiful flowers last nite!!!!!" Former Destiny's Child star Michelle Williams sends her appreciation to Solange Knowles and her sister Beyonce after receiving a congratulatory bouquet to celebrate a six-night run of her play in New York. The singer/actress is currently appearing onstage in a U.S. tour of What My Husband Doesn't Know and kicked off her Big Apple stint on Thursday (07Apr11).
Fact: Hip-hop supercouple Jay Z and Beyonce celebrated their third wedding anniversary on Monday (04Apr11) during a romantic vacation in the Bahamas. The stars, who wed in 2008, left the chilly climes in their hometown of New York and jetted off to the Abaco Islands in the Caribbean over the weekend (02-03Apr11).
Quote: "Never be predictable. Mix it up. Surprise him. Change your hair. Be the woman he knows with a little bit of a twist." Stunning superstar Beyonce reveals how she keeps it sexy for rapper husband Jay-Z.
Quote: "I don't think she is a human any more. Actually, I think she was born a weird alien, where they are made perfectly and super, super talented and they come on Earth to make us super-jealous." Rap sensation Nicki Minaj is in awe of singer Beyonce.
Quote: "Beyonce is the most talented human being on the planet. She has so much mastery over what she does. It's not even confidence - it's on a whole other level. It's mind-blowing." Gwyneth Paltrow heaps praise on her pop star pal, BEYONCE.
Quote: "I met Beyonce at the O2 (in London), and at the Grammys. I was basically dribbling as she was talking to me. Then Jay-Z came over to talk to her but Beyonce was like, 'I'm talking, not now.' He came closer and said: 'Adele, can I just have one minute with my wife?' I was like, 'You know my name?' Then I ran off onto a balcony and fell to my knees, crying." British singer ADELE cried after meeting BEYONCE's husband JAY-Z.
Quote: ''He's like the god of performing, so every time I perform I would like to think he's watching over all of us entertainers." Beyonce believes late superstar Michael Jackson watches over her on stage.
Fact: Beyonce has a small tattoo of the Roman numerals IV inked on her ring finger.
Quote: "At this point, they say that I've been pregnant like eight times, so I am kind of used to it. I just hope that one day when I decide to be pregnant that people are happy for me... One day hopefully I will be. It's part of being a celebrity, I guess." Beyonce brushes off the most recent batch of pregnancy rumours.
Quote: "I think it's good because a lot of people went and they watched the commercial and it upped my sales and it's great." Beyonce admits she's profiting big from publicity surrounding the British daytime TV ban on the sexy new ad for her perfume Heat.
Quote: "I have a lot of live instruments that I'm putting into the tracks to try to change the sound and make my own genre of music". Beyonce wants to create an experimental new sound for her next album.
Quote: "I really sit back and wonder when people are going to stop. The day that happens, I don't think Newsday is going to know before my grandmother. Everyone knows I'm married, I just don't discuss it because it's a part of my life that I'd rather keep private." Rap superstar JAY-Z urges fans not to believe anything they hear in the press about his family plans with wife Beyonce after he was forced to deny rumours the singer was pregnant last month (Oct10).
Fact: Beyonce will be the toast of Thanksgiving Day for the second successive year after signing up for a new TV special. The prime time show, Beyonce's I Am... World Tour, will feature performances and backstage moments. Kanye West and Beyonce's husband Jay-Z will make guest appearances.
Quote: "I'm blessed to have Jay as my son-in-law. He's an amazing man... He's very smart, very charming and a good person." Beyonce's mum TINA KNOWLES is proud of her daughter's choice in husband.
Tweet: "True Story: I had a male bully in 7th grade and my sis drove up to my JR. high and gave him a few choice words. No problems after that." Solange Knowles has her big sister Beyonce to thank for putting an end to her high school hell.
Quote: "It's not right in front of the treadmill, it's over in the corner - just so it's in the back of my mind." Singer-turned-actress Beyonce Knowles keeps her eye on one day winning Oscar gold by keeping a picture of a statuette near her treadmill.
Quote: "We don't really have egos. It's appropriate for the stage, it's appropriate for certain moments, but egos are not attractive." Beyonce insists she and her hip-hop mogul husband JAY-Z keep each other's egos in check away from the limelight.
Tweet: "God Bless the day she was born. The most beautiful, humble, & bright spirit I know. Got her back like no other:) BDAY." Solange Knowles sends a heartfelt birthday wish to her big sister Beyonce. The Bootylicious beauty turned 29 on Saturday (04Sep10).
Quote: "I could be less messy at home and keep the clothes in my closet and off the floor." Beyonce struggles with tidiness around the house.
Quote: "I've realised that sometimes it helps a cause more if I talk publicly about it. That's what increases awareness." Beyonce on going public with her charity causes.
Quote: "I've been working on this song for two years and it finally gelled last night. It's not slated to be the single or nothing (sic) but I was like, 'People need this, this summer, right now!'" Rapper Kanye West is delighted to have finally finished the rough cut of his new song I Know You See Me, featuring Charlie Wilson and Beyonce. He debuted the track, from his upcoming album, during a radio interview with New York's DJ Angie Martinez on Wednesday (11Aug10).
Quote: "Someone like Beyonce is amazing. She is the Tina Turner of our times. She is wonderful and immensely talented but there is too much style over content a lot of the time." Scottish singer KT Tunstall is a big fan of the Crazy In Love hitmaker.
Quote: "I wrote a couple of songs on my sister's last album and if there's a line she doesn't like, she changes it and we keep on moving." Singer/songwriter Solange Knowles shares a good working relationship with big sister Beyonce.
Quote: "I also hear, 'You don't get enough respect... you don't get enough love.' And I always tell those people that I'm getting your love. And to me that's enough. As long as I'm artistically free, my son is able to go to the best schools and financially we are good that's all that matters." Singer Solange Knowles insists she has no desire to reach superstar status like her older sister Beyonce.
Quote: "That took big-girl shoes, let me tell you. I needed so much strength and courage. And to be bold... for my fans." Kelly Rowland on her decision to fire longtime manager, best friend Beyonce's father Mathew Knowles, at the beginning of last year (09).
Quote: "Sometimes on creative stuff, one of us will ask, 'Do you think this is cool?' She's a magnificent A&R (artist and repertoire adviser), if she ever decides to do that, for things like pitch. So I defer to her on those sort of questions." JAY-Z values the professional opinion of his superstar wife Beyonce.
Fact: Hip-hop supercouple JAY-Z and Beyonce joined actress Michelle Yeoh in Paris, France on Sunday (06Jun10) to watch tennis champion Rafael Nadal triumph over Robin Soderling during the men's final at the French Open.
Fact: Dancer-turned-actress Heather Morris was originally hired by GLEE producers to teach the cast the choreography to Beyonce's SINGLE LADIES hit - but she landed a permanent role as a cheerleader after impressing creator RYAN MURPHY.
Quote: "I did tell her about the show right before I started, but I didn't tell her about the Single Ladies (dance). I'm sure she knows about it, though. She always does her homework on stuff like that and watches over people. Knowing her, she probably knows exactly what I'm doing all the time." GLEE star Heather Morris is convinced Beyonce will be pleased with the musical series' tribute to her SINGLE LADIES video. Morris was once the R&B superstar's back-up dancer.
Quote: "The amazing memories I have of them as children and watching them become who they are today truly outweigh any disagreements we may have had - and every family has them. But there were never any serious difficulties with my girls. We always kept them well-protected and maintained family as a priority in our lives." Beyonce's and Solange Knowles' mum TINA KNOWLES insists her daughters have always been good girls.
Quote: "I've been totally in love with (her) since I was seven. She kinda broke my heart when she married JAY-Z." Teen pop star Justin Bieber was devastated when Beyonce became the rap superstar's wife.
Quote: "When I think of my fans, I think of how I feel about Beyonce. I really love Beyonce and I would want her to say (to me), 'Hey, sweetheart, give me a hug' to make me feel good." Canadian teen sensation Justin Bieber is crazy in love with his idol BEYONCE.
Fact: Soul singer Robin Thicke was joined by his celebrity pals JAY-Z and Beyonce, music mogul Russell Simmons and Kim Kardashian's boyfriend, American footballer REGGIE BUSH, at New York hotspot 1OAK on Wednesday night (17Mar10) to celebrate his 33rd birthday.
Fact: Rap superstar JAY-Z was accompanied by his wife Beyonce, his mother-in-law TINA KNOWLES, and R&B singer and tour partner Trey Songz when he headed to the White House on Wednesday (03Mar10) to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama.
Quote: "I am such a huge fan of hers. We just filmed her video... in Los Angeles, and it's gonna be so crazy. I don't want to give too much away, because I don't want her to be upset but it's a part two of Paparazzi. She's just so smart and she's becoming an icon in her own right." Beyonce teases fans about her new video with Lady GaGa for their latest collaboration, TELEPHONE.
Quote: "She's a magnificent performer! I steal routines from her, she stole many things from me. I actually created that Single Ladies dance, it was me. I said, 'You should do this, and she did it!" JAY-Z jokes about inspiring his superstar wife Beyonce's trademark stage moves.
Quote: "I'd have to say Thierry Mugler. He designed all the outfits on the tour. To me, he's sort of the Michael Jackson of fashion." R&B superstar and style icon Beyonce takes her fashion inspiration from the French designer.
Quote: "I was sure my man liked it. It would not have been approved if he didn't like it!" Beyonce relied on her husband JAY-Z to give her new perfume, Beyonce Heat, the final seal of approval.
Quote: "I wear perfume in my hair, because a lot of people get a nice whiff of your hair when you give hugs!" R&B superstar Beyonce gives up one of her beauty secrets.
Quote: "I'm always in pain! My earrings are heavy, and my heels are hurting - they hurt all the time. But you know you have to sacrifice for beauty. You just get kind of numb after a while." R&B beauty Beyonce suffers to maintain her fashionable reputation.
Quote: "That is so scary. I'm terrified." Beyonce is stunned to learn she has won more Grammy Awards than veteran entertainers Barbra Streisand, Cher and Bette Midler combined. The Irreplaceable hitmaker added a further six trophies to her name at last month's (Jan10) ceremony, taking her total to 16.
Quote: "I can't beat her, she's a killer. I'm starting to think she's cheating somehow!" MR. HUDSON admits Beyonce is far superior at the kids' game Connect Four.
Quote: "It's almost got to a point where you just, you know, you're almost numb to it because she's so magnificent every single time. I'm a fan, you know, I'm a big fan." JAY-Z is not surprised his wife Beyonce broke the record for the most Grammys won in a single night by a female artist when she scooped six awards on Sunday (31Jan10).
Fact: Beyonce's new fragrance, Beyonce Heat, is the number one scent in America.
Quote: "I can't believe he did that. He just grabbed Jay's leg and I'm like, 'No, Julez, no!' And Jay was like, 'Come on'." Grammy Awards queen Beyonce couldn't believe her eyes when her nephew joined her husband onstage when the rapper won the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration honour for RUN THIS TOWN.
Fact: Beyonce showed off her rock 'n' roll skills during a high-energy performance of her hit single IF I WERE A BOY at Sunday night's (31Jan10) Grammys. The singer's surprise set included a rendition of alternative singer Alanis Morissette's 1995 hit YOU OUGHTA KNOW.
Fact: George Clooney's Hope For Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief telethon drew a massive 83 million U.S. TV viewers when it aired on Friday (22Jan10). The benefit, which featured performances from artists including Madonna, Coldplay, Beyonce, JAY-Z and Bono, has raised over $60 million (£37.5 million) to date.
Quote: "It's hard when you're on television and you always have the beautiful gown on and you're always politically correct." Beyonce finds it difficult living up to her public image of perfection.
Fact: Performances from artists including Beyonce and Madonna during George Clooney's TV telethon for Haiti will be made available for purchase online. The charity event will air on Friday (22Jan10) and fans will be able to download the 18 songs seen on the show via the iTunes website.
Quote: "I still can't believe it! It's hilarious. I actually wish it was another word that I created. I wish it didn't have 'booty' in it." Beyonce is still shocked BOOTYLICIOUS has been added to the Oxford DICtionary after she coined the term for her former R&B group DESTINY'S CHILD's hit single.
Quote: "He believed 'Single Ladies' was a better video. I believed that. I think a lot of people believed that." JAY-Z insists he understood why pal Kanye West stormed the stage to protest in support of Beyonce at last year's (Sep09) MTV Music Video Awards.
Fact: Beyonce and JAY-Z have been named the celebrity world's top-earning couple on finance Forbes magazine's new rich list. The pair pulled in an estimated $122 million (GBP76 million) in the past 12 months.
Fact: The Grammy nominees for album of the year will also compete on stage - all contenders have been announced as performers on music's biggest award night. Lady GaGa and The Dave Matthews Band will join Beyonce, Taylor Swift and the Black Eyed Peas as performers for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards on 31 January (10).
Quote: "I don't usually watch my performances, but I have looked at this one over and over. I just want to relive that moment. It was history and it was really magical." Beyonce is proud of her performance of Etta James' At Last at President Barack Obama's Neighborhood Inaugural Ball in January (09).
Quote: "I don't know. I don't think I'm ready for that yet. I still have time for myself. I've worked so hard and I need to relax and make sure I'm ready for that and I don't think I am." Beyonce wants to spend some time on her own before starting a family with husband JAY-Z.
Quote: "(Beyonce) is hot as heck! I sat a couple of rows behind her (at the MTV Video Music Awards) and introduced myself." Teenage pop sensation Justin Bieber has become the latest celebrity left starstruck by R&B superstar BEYONCE.
Quote: "Beyonce is such a force. I saw her in rehearsals and nearly pi**sed myself. She has all these anthems which have such levels of fun in them. I want to develop my music to sound like that." Katy Perry feels inspired after seeing BEYONCE perform at the recent MTV Europe Music Awards in Germany.
Fact: Beyonce proved her superstar status at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Berlin, Germany on Thursday (05Nov09) - a body double performed her raunchy routine during the soundcheck.
Fact: Beyonce showed strict Malaysian government officials what they were missing at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Thursday (05Nov09) - by donning a sexy red basque and matching stockings and suspenders for a performance of SWEET DREAMS. The R&B superstar postponed her gig in the Muslim country last month (Oct09) after officials banned her from wearing racy stage costumes.
Fact: Beyonce is serving up a Thanksgiving treat for her U.S. fans - a TV special featuring the R&B superstar in concert during her recent Las Vegas residency will air in America on 26 November (09).
Quote: "When we were doing the video, I said I want to do you. I wanna do my version of Beyonce. I called myself GEYonce." Lady GaGa wanted to channel BEYONCE when she was invited to join the R&B superstar for her new single VIDEO PHONE.
Quote: "I was such a fool when I met Beyonce. But when I saw JAY-Z at Wembley (London concert arena) the other week, I was a wreck. I was backstage and he was coming towards us. He has this presence and he's just amazing." British pop star CHERYL COLE was starstruck meeting the hip-hop supercouple on separate occasions.
Fact: Lady GaGa is to be honoured as Billboard magazine's Rising Star at the publication's annual Women in Music event on Friday (02Oct09) in New York. Singer Beyonce will also be named Woman of the Year at the ceremony.
Fact: Lindsay Lohan is on hosting duties for Beyonce and the Black Eyed Peas' concerts in Singapore later this month (Sept09) to coincide with the country's Formula 1 Grand Prix and the first F1 Rocks Event.
Fact: Beyonce Knowles will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) next month (Sept09). The star, who has received nine VMA nominations, is set to play single SWEET DREAMS. She will join Green Day, Muse, Pink and JAY-Z who are also signed up to sing at the event on September 13 (09).
Quote: "Sometimes I get curvy in the wrong places too much!" Beyonce Knowles admits she has to work hard to maintain her famous curves.
Quote: "Everything that's worth anything you have to fight for. You have to fight in your relationships, I have to fight for my career, I have to fight to stay in shape, because I get tempted to eat good old chocolate, and all this stuff everybody loves. It's all a fight, but it's worth it." Superstar Beyonce has to work hard at every aspect of her life.
Fact: Beyonce Knowles is challenging dance crews to perform a series of her hit songs in a U.S. TV competition for a $100,000 (£66,670) prize. The Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) singer will appear in taped personal messages to dancers on a 16 August (09) episode of MTV's [Randy Jackson'S AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREW], revealing instructions for dance challenges as they fight for the winning spot.
Fact: Beyonce and THE Black Eyed Peas will be headlining a concert in Singapore next month (Sept09) to coincide with the country's Formula 1 Grand Prix and the first F1 Rocks Event. N.E.R.D, ZZ Top and Simple Minds will also perform over the three-days from 24 September.
Quote: "When I was 18, I didn't wear the same things that I wear now. Now that I'm an adult it's appropriate - I'm old enough to wear foxy outfits!" Beyonce enjoys flaunting her curves in raunchy stage clothes.
Quote: "I'm actually really good at angry movies... The producer was like, 'I'm terrified of you. I had no idea you had this in you.' And I was like, 'I didn't either, but it feels really good.'" Beyonce loved being tough as an angry wife in movie OBSESSED.
Quote: "My arms have always been skinny but now I can do push-ups - 10 at a time." Beyonce loves her new strength training regimen.
Quote: "I dont have to drag him! He comes willingly. And I go willingly. Hes part of the family posse, of course." Rap superstar JAY-Z loves accompanying wife Beyonce Knowles on her promotional duties.
Quote: "She's an excellent mother, but when it's time for her to party, she parties. I love and respect how bold she is... (But) she still won't do a duet with me!" Beyonce is desperate to record a track with her wild child sister Solange.
Quote: "I've literally never had so many people say they watched me - even appearing at the inauguration of our president wasn't the same!" Beyonce Knowles was stunned by the massive audience who watched her perform on U.K. TV talent show The X Factor.
Quote: "I probably get about 15 bags sent to me a month. Armani gave me this croc bag, which was huge - I could only imagine how much that thing cost. It would be so expensive that even I wouldn't buy it." Beyonce can't believe the free gifts she gets in the post.
Quote: "My wardrobe is big... I've turned my old apartment into a closet." Beyonce is running out of space for her clothes and accessories.
Quote: "I'm too proud, basically. I've been DJ-ing long enough to know the difference between a good record and a bad one, so I just figured I'm going to do it myself. But that said, Beyonce is the kind of person that would say, 'Yo 'Dris, let me hear what you got, let me see what you're doing', and maybe steer me in the right direction - if I had asked. But I didn't." Actor/music producer Idris Elba refused to ask his OBSESSED co-star Beyonce Knowles for advice on his music career during filming for the thriller.
Quote: "She's really nice, very humble. She's one of the most famous people in the world but she was really down to earth." OBSESSED star Idris Elba is a big fan of his on-screen wife Beyonce Knowles.
Quote: "I think she's doing a lot better. I think it's really important in those times of need that people give people their privacy. All you can do is pray and leave it up to the people around her and her to make great decisions. I'm here to support her. She's like family to me." Beyonce Knowles vows to help Rihanna in any way she can.
Quote: "I'll be able to go to the theatre every day and drop my kids off and maybe make some food - maybe I'll know how to cook by then - and then go do what I love and have some normalcy and have a regular schedule. I definitely want to do Broadway." Beyonce eyes a role on the New York stage when she eventually becomes a mother.
Quote: "The first night they kind of crashed me into the stairs. I get bruised up." Pop superstar Beyonce Knowles on the hazards of flying over the audience from a harness during her concerts.
Quote: "When I'm home, I'm so lazy. I just drop my shoes there (on the floor). I can't cook. Anything to do with cooking, cleaning, anything, I'm just really bad at it. But I have time, I'll figure it out." Singer/actress Beyonce Knowles admits she's not domestically talented.
Quote: "Jay has obsessed fans and thank God, we have really good security... (and) I got some big, thick, strong legs that will kick the mess outta you." Beyonce knows how to keep crazy fans from getting too close to her husband, JAY-Z.
Quote: "The best part about this tour is I'm working with Thierry Mugler, who is an icon and a legend, and I've been a fan." R&B superstar Beyonce is delighted to have landed the top designer to create the wardrobe for her current I Am... tour.
Quote: "It's very frustrating now... It's great because people can get a little sneak peak and say, 'Oh, I wanna come to the show', or 'I don't wanna go to that show', and I'm fans of people so I go on there and check it out too. But you put so much of your heart and time into the wardrobe... it's kind of unfortunate that people can see the show months before you get into their city, but that's life." Beyonce laments the advancement of technology on websites like YouTube.com.
Quote: "My sister is the Twitter queen. She told me about the twittering, but I don't get it, I feel like I'm getting really old. I'm like, what? I don't understand. Just call me." Beyonce Knowles won't be copying sister Solange by posting on social networking website Twitter.com.
Fact: One hundred dancers performing to Beyonce's hit song SINGLE LADIES (PUT A RING ON IT) stopped traffic in London's Piccadilly Circus on Monday (20Apr09). The event was held to launch a new competition by chewing gum makers Trident, which is giving away 13,000 tickets to a special free show by the Crazy In Love superstar in the city in November (09).
Fact: R&B superstar Beyonce will treat her British fans to a free concert at London's O2 arena this November (09). The show is being organised by bosses at chewing gum brand Trident, who will be giving away 1,000 tickets each month in the run-up to the 15 November (09) show.
Fact: Beyonce and JAY-Z celebrated their first wedding anniversary at the weekend with a romantic brunch in New York. The superstar couple enjoyed a low-key date at French eatery Pastis in the Big Apple on Sunday (05Apr09) - a year and a day after exchanging vows in a top secret ceremony in upstate New York.
Fact: Lenny Kravitz shows off personal photos of celebrity pals including JAY-Z, Beyonce and Alicia Keys in the April 2009 issue of Russia's Vogue magazine. The shots also feature images of his actress daughter Zoe Kravitz.
Fact: Beyonce kicked off her I Am... tour in Canada on Thursday night (26Mar09) by paying tribute to the country's leading ladies. The R&B star sang segments of Alanis Morissette's You Oughta Know and Sarah MCLachlan's Angel during her concert at Rexall Arena in Edmonton, Alberta. Beyonce even donned a wedding gown for her a cappella version of Angel.
Fact: The THIERRY MUGLER gown Beyonce wore in the video to announce her upcoming I Am tour was originally designed for fellow Texan Jerry Hall. Mugler has designed the 58-piece wardrobe for the singer's tour.
Quote: "In some ways (I've experienced racism) but only slightly. My father had to fight those battles. I didn't. And now I'm large enough - I'm universal - that no one's paying attention to what race I am. I've kind of proven myself. I'm past that." Beyonce Knowles insists her worldwide appeal has crossed over cultural boundaries.
Quote: "I've gotten three offers, but they are all filming while I'm away on tour. I wish there really was a Sasha Fierce because I'd send her on the road and I would do the movies." Pop superstar Beyonce Knowles wishes her alter-ego could focus on her music career while she expands her acting resume.
Quote: "At one point I was learning to play guitar... I wrote DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE on the guitar. I'm very upset with myself for stopping."Beyonce.
Quote: "The older I get, the more I think about the amount of influence I have on these young girls, and it's scary sometimes. But I also understand how lucky I am to have that." Beyonce Knowles on life as a role model.
Quote: "You have to feel fortunate to be one of the people whom parents don't mind their children looking up to. The older I get, the more I think about the amount of influence I have on these young girls, and it's scary sometimes. But I also understand how lucky I am to have that." Beyonce Knowles loves being a role model for kids.
Fact: Oscar winner Jamie Foxx and his DREAMGIRLS co-star Beyonce Knowles are to be the first celebrities showcased at Hollywood's new Madame Tussaud's waxworks museum when it opens later this year (09).
Quote: "Beyoncé is an incredible young woman. Barack and I have met her on a few occasions, and it was a great honor to hear her sing 'At Last' so beautifully at the inauguration. She is so talented and so real, and we just love her." U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama is a big fan of R&B superstar Beyonce Knowles.
Quote: "He was very successful before I met him, and I was very successful before I met him. So we have so much respect for each other, and respect for each other artistically. We are very close friends, and I believe he is the ultimate artist and he has the same feelings for me." Happily married Beyonce Knowles on the mutual respect she shares with rap superstar husband JAY-Z.
Quote: "I can't dance like Usher, sing like Beyonce or write songs like Elton John. But we can do the best with what we've got. And we're enthusiastic." Coldplay frontman Chris Martin on his band's strengths and weaknesses.
Fact: MARY J. BLIGE was thrown a surprise party by her manager husband Kendu Isaacs at the weekend (10Jan09) in honour of her 38th birthday. Seventy guests, including JAY-Z, Beyonce, rap mogul Russell Simmons and rapper Busta Rhymes, joined the hip-hip/soul queen to celebrate her special day at the Mr. West Lounge in New York.
Fact: Jeweller LORRAINE SCHWARTZ designed earrings specifically to compliment HOUSE star Jennifer Morrison and Amy Adams' Oscar De La Renta gowns at the Golden Globes on Sunday (11Jan09). Busy Schwartz also designed gems for Christina Applegate, Elizabeth Banks and Beyonce Knowles.
Quote: "I just downloaded your SINGLE LADIES. Even though I've been married 25 years. We all wanna dance like that. I am going to start now." Actress Sigourney Weaver confessed she's a big Beyonce Knowles fan when she met the BOOTYLICIOUS star on the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday night (11Jan09).
Quote: "I feel wonderful. All the aspects of my life are going very well right now." Beyonce Knowles recommends married life on the Golden Globes red carpet.
Quote: "I just downloaded your SINGLE LADIES. Even though I've been married 25 years. We all wanna dance like that. I am going to start now." Actress Sigourney Weaver confessed she's a big Beyonce Knowles fan when she met the BOOTYLICIOUS star on the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday night (11Jan09).
Quote: "I feel wonderful. All the aspects of my life are going very well right now." Beyonce Knowles recommends married life on the Golden Globes red carpet.
Quote: "(She) was absolutely incredible... You want those kinds of artists. I'd like people with personalities." Simon Cowell was impressed with Beyonce Knowles' performance on his U.K. TV talent show The X Factor.
Quote: "We went through some tough stuff. There's one scene where she sings At Last directly to me. It was a strange moment that made me sad because it was her last day of filming. I kept thinking, 'When will I ever have BEYONCE sing to me like this again?'" Adrien Brody on starring with Beyonce Knowles in CADILLAC RECORDS.
Quote: "I was always trying to get her to go out, socialise. I tried to drop her and KELLY (ROWLAND) off at parties, and they didn't want to go in; they wouldn't even get out of the car." TINA KNOWLES admits her daughter Beyonce has never been much of a party person.
Quote: "There's a fat person inside me just dying to get out. I can't help it. I absolutely love, love, love, food." Beyonce Knowles is constantly fighting the urge to binge on fatty food.
Quote: "I don't even like for people to know what my girl looks like, and now I'm in a relationship with Michael Jackson!" Hip-hop mogul JAY-Z struggles to accept the international superstardom of his wife, pop singer-turned-actress Beyonce Knowles.
Quote: "I don't know how to relax. I don't like to get a massage... The only time I can really relax is on a boat because then I have no excuse; I'm stuck and I have to take care of myself and eat good food... I can't escape." Workaholic Beyonce Knowles on why cruising breaks are such a big deal.
Quote: "I collect a lot of vintage jewellery... I love it because you know no one else has it. Sometimes I don't even wear it - I just like to look at it." Pop superstar Beyonce Knowles is satisfied merely eyeing her expansive jewellery collection.
Fact: Beyonce Knowles is fronting a new advertising campaign for luxury Japanese handbag brand Samantha Thavasa. The R+B superstar appears in the billboard ads alongside Japanese actor/singer TAKUYA KIMURA.
Fact: The musical adaptation of DREAMGIRLS - which starred Beyonce Knowles and Jennifer Hudson on the big screen in 2006 - will begin its Broadway revival at New York's famed Apollo Theater in November 2009 as part of the venue's 75th anniversary. The original Broadway production of the show ran for more than 1,500 performances from 1981 to 1985.
Quote: "Barbra Streisand, that's the career model for me. I want to be like her. She is just the ultimate. And I want to be an icon too." Beyonce Knowles on her hopes of emulating the singer's hugely successful career.
Quote: "I'm a married woman now. I have grown up and some of the things I used to like, I don't any more." Beyonce Knowles has matured since wedding hip-hop star JAY-Z.
Quote: "Everybody wants me to be pregnant. They've been saying it for years and years. I guess it's just a part of being a celebrity." Beyonce Knowles on starting a family with husband JAY-Z.
Quote: "It's a way for me to differentiate what I do onstage from who I really am. (I) tell myself, 'You are fierce!' And the second I take that first step (onstage) and hear that crowd, I kind of transform... It's like I'm ready for war." Pop star Beyonce Knowles explains her alter-ego, the inspiration for the title of her new album I AM... SASHA FIERCE
Quote: "I had my wellies and I got my outfit organised but it didn't rain and I wanted the mud!" Beyonce Knowles was left disappointed with the dry conditions at the end of this year's (08) Glastonbury music festival in England.
Quote: "I'm there. I can't wait. I feel like all of us, we're ready to do whatever we have to do. Whatever they want - if they need me to volunteer, they need me to sing, I'm there, and I'm ready." Beyonce Knowles is giving her full support to new U.S. President-elect Barack Obama.
Quote: "Everyone is excited and it's time. I feel like we have grown so much as a nation and we will continue to grow because of MR. (BARACK) OBAMA. I have had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Obama, his wife and his children, and they are the American dream. They are so elegant, so classy, so intelligent and everything that I want to be. They make me really proud of my country." Beyonce Knowles reveals which way she will be voting when America goes to the polls on Tuesday (04Nov08) during an interview with Popeater.com.
Fact: Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis and Beyonce Knowles are set for a mega chart battle in the U.K. next month (Nov08) when all four singers release their new singles on the same day. Spears' WOMANIZER and Aguilera's KEEPS GETTING BETTER will go head to head with Lewis' FORGIVE ME and Knowles' IF I WERE A BOY ON 3 November (08).
Quote: "Sasha Fierce is the fun, more sensual, more aggressive, more outspoken side and more glamorous side that comes out when I'm working and when I'm on the stage." Beyonce Knowles named her forthcoming album I AM SASHA FIERCE after her alter ego.
Quote: "I love that in the seventies Cher and Diana Ross looked like superstars and never played it safe. When they were onstage, they gave you drama - and I love drama." Beyonce Knowles hails CHER and DIANA ROSS as her inspiration.
Quote: "Growing up, I was a tomboy. I refused to carry a purse and wouldn't wear a dress. That was the eighties and it was all about the hip-hop influence - baggy jeans and big shirts." Beyonce Knowles was not a feminine teenager.
Quote: "This is a new chapter for me. I'm terrified, but excited. It's like I'm a new woman." Beyonce Knowles is enjoying life as MRS. SHAWN CARTER after marrying rapper JAY-Z in April (08).
Quote: "I remember after MONSTER'S BALL thinking, 'HALLE's going to get an Oscar nomination.' I feel that way about Beyonce in this film." Revered acting coach IVANA CHUBBUCK on her client's new role in CADILLAC RECORDS.
Fact: Kanye West, Kid Rock, Fall Out Boy, Nelly, Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Hudson and Wyclef Jean are among the musicians performing in a forthcoming televised series of pop concerts in a special news show spotlighting U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. A Night for Vets: An MTV Concert for the Brave is scheduled to air next week (24Oct08).
Fact: Beyonce Knowles will be the final artist to perform live on U.S. music countdown show TRL when the programme ends its run on 16 November (08).
Fact: Beyonce Knowles dressed up as a policewoman to shoot her new music video IF I WERE A BOY on the streets of New York.
Quote: "I love all the greasy stuff even though I know it's not good for me. I have to be very careful about what I eat. I have to be careful for months. And then suddenly I'll have a moment of weakness and have junk food." Beyonce Knowles hates having to diet to stay in shape.
Quote: "There are responsibilities that come along with this life: just taking my three-year-old nephew to the park is a big ordeal. Or trying to have a romantic dinner without someone sneaking in to film the whole thing." Beyonce Knowles on the hardships of fame.
Quote: "Stevie Wonder, Prince, Michael Jackson...whenever I see them, I get so nervous I don't know what to say. When I met Michael, I got so excited I was jumping up and down. Happy Birthday!" Singer Beyonce Knowles wishes King of Pop MICHAEL JACKSON happy returns on the eve of his 50th.
Fact: Beyonce Knowles' sister SOLANGE got her big break at 13 when she was drafted in as a last-minute replacement for a pregnant backing singer on DESTINY'S CHILD's 1999 tour. She herself was pregnant with son DANIEL JULES when she appeared alongside her sibling in the girl group's Survivor video.
Fact: Beyonce Knowles has displayed her wedding band in public for the first time - four months after she married SHAWN 'JAY-Z ' CARTER. The singer let her guard slip at a Kanye West gig in New York on Wednesday (06Aug08).
Quote: "I just think it's really a part of your life that you gotta keep to yourself. You have to have something sacred to you and the people around you. I shared so much of my life. I should have something to hold on to." Rapper JAY-Z on why he's choosing to not to talk about his April (08) wedding to Beyonce Knowles.
Fact: Rap superstar JAY-Z has displayed his wedding ring in public for the first time - three months after he married R+B star Beyonce Knowles. The 99 PROBLEMS rapper flashed the band last week (ends 25Jul08) as he left his New York apartment, where the wedding took place on 4 April (08).
Quote: "That's something that I will not be discussing... Nobody is getting breaking news from me... I'm not discussing MS. BEYONCE or SHAWN CARTER." Michelle Williams insists she won't be the one breaking news about former bandmate Beyonce Knowles' recent secret wedding.
Fact: Beyonce Knowles, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and Mariah Carey are to perform at the fifth annual Fashion Rocks event in New York City. The fashion and music extravaganza will take place on 5 September (08).
Fact: Beyonce Knowles and Jamie Foxx have been immortalised in wax for a new Madame Tussauds museum. The pair's wax statues were revealed on Friday (11Jul08) in Los Angeles, before taking up residence at the museum, which opens next year (09).
Fact: R+B superstar Beyonce Knowles is to receive a $1 million (GBP500,000) paycheque to play at the Bermuda Music Festival in October (08).
Quote: "I was spying on John Mayer and I was climbing over his fence because I wanted to make sure that him and JEN (ANISTON) were really not together and then I broke my toe." Beyonce Knowles' little sister SOLANGE jokes about how she broke her toe. She actually picked up the injury when stage equipment fell on her foot before a show.
Quote: "BEYONCE's a wonderful young star. Diana Ross influenced her, I influenced her. But what I like about her is that she knows what she is doing. She's not rock 'n' roll, she's totally elegant. She doesn't pretend to be anything she doesn't want to be... and most importantly, she's in control." Legendary singer Tina Turner thinks highly of Beyonce Knowles, who she performed with at this year's (08) Grammy Awards.
Quote: "I got married at 17 and divorced at 20 so I don't know if anyone would look to me for advice about that!" Beyonce Knowles' sister SOLANGE refuses to offer marriage tips.
Fact: Beyonce Knowles and JAY-Z spent an estimated $400,000 (GBP200,000) on exotic orchids for their wedding party on Friday (04Apr08). More than 70,000 blooms were boxed up by Amy's Orchids in New York. The flowers came in all the way from Thailand.
Quote: "Congratulations to my man, JAY-Z, and my girl B." Hip-hop/soul queen MARY J. BLIGE sends her best wishes to newlyweds JAY-Z and Beyonce Knowles before launching into her hit song YOU'RE ALL I NEED at her gig in Greensboro, North Carolina on Saturday (05Apr08). Blige and Jay-Z are currently touring the U.S. with their Heart Of The City tour.
Quote: "I pray that when I'm her age, that I'm exactly like her because I've never met anyone so supportive of the younger generations. It just was such a beautiful, inspiring experience." Beyonce Knowles enjoyed performing with Tina Turner at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night (10Feb08).
Quote: "She invited me and I was honoured because she's done terrifically well with her career, she's talented, she is beautiful and she has just made it to the top." Retired Tina Turner on her performance with Beyonce Knowles at the Grammy Awards.
Quote: "My parents got me an Easy Bake Oven when I was really young, and I made a baked potato - a couple of them - and they were raw and undercooked, but my family still ate them and pretended they were great." Beyonce Knowles reminisces about her favourite childhood Christmas.
Fact: Beyonce insists on having a placard at her feet with the name of the city she's performing in when she opens a concert after disappointing fans in Dallas, Texas by saying hello to nearby Austin, Texas.
Quote: "I hate water and I know I need to drink water because if I don't I have bad shows because I'm dehydrated and I can't go full out. So I went to the spa and they had the cucumber and lemon in the water and it made it taste really fresh." Beyonce upgrades her water in her dressing room before concerts.
Fact: LETICIA 'TISH' CYRUS thinks Beyonce Knowles is a great role model for her daughter Miley Cyrus. She gives her daughter news clippings about the Crazy In Love singer as an example of a star remaining humble.
Quote: "If there was life on other planets, and there was a Miss Universe pageant, she would definitely represent Earth. She is gorgeous in person." Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz is in awe of Beyonce Knowles' beauty.
Fact: Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger used the extreme maple syrup diet to get in shape for her first solo single. The radical weight loss plan was also adopted by Beyonce when she lost 20 pounds (9 kilograms) for her role in DREAMGIRLS.
Fact: Former DESTINY'S CHILD bandmates Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland are among the benefactors of a new 43-unit housing facility in their native Houston, Texas which will help struggling families rebuild their lives after natural and personal disasters.
Quote: "Unfortunately, it seems like something he's interested in. He really likes the limelight." Solange Knowles worries her two-year-old son DANIEL JULEZ already wants to follow her and his aunt Beyonce into showbusiness.
Quote: "I am no longer married... but I think it's very important not to dish details." Beyonce Knowles' sister SOLANGE finally confirms she has divorced the father of her two-and-a-half-year-old child, American football player DANIEL SMITH.
Fact: Rapper Kanye West celebrated his chart victory over rival 50 Cent at GQ magazine's 50th anniversary party on Tuesday night (18Sep07), partying with Beyonce, SHAWN 'JAY-Z' CARTER and Sean Combs. West's new album Graduation beat 50 Cent's Curtis to the top of the U.S. and U.K. charts after they were released on the same day (11Sep07).
Fact: Beyonce Knowles will sing Marilyn Monroe's signature tune, DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND, as part of new TV ads for Emporio Armani's Diamonds fragrance. The commercials will debut in America this autumn (07).
Quote: "It hurt really bad and it was a little embarrassing but I got right back up." Beyonce Knowles on the stage trip that sent her tumbling down a flight of stairs during a recent Florida concert.
Quote: "Someone gave me a diamond-studded jar of Vaseline - very strange." Beyonce Knowles on the oddest gift a fan has ever given her.
Quote: "I don't think falling in life is a failure. I think what's a failure is when you fall and you stay down. If you get up, then I call that success. So I'm proud." MATHEW KNOWLES is philosophical about his daughter Beyonce's onstage tumble during a Florida concert last week (ends27Jul07).
Quote: "Success can turn you into a person who thinks they're better than somebody else. But everybody's human, and these two people haven't let the fact that they have money and fans turn them into monsters." NE-YO respects Beyonce Knowles and JENNIFER HUDSON.
Quote: "I actually don't like wearing make-up, I'd rather be natural. My hair is natural and when I go out I don't need to spend hours deciding what I will wear or which make-up to put on. I know exactly what I want." Superstar Beyonce Knowles prefers the natural look.
Quote: "I'm definitely not perfect... I get pimples, I have bad hair days, I can't cook. I mess up. I say things that are silly and I read them, like, what was I thinking?" Beyonce Knowles disputes claims she's the perfect woman.
Quote: "Diana Ross so disliked the fact that we were doing the show that when I met her she was colder to me than a block of ice." Original DREAMGIRLS star Sheryl Lee Ralph on her first meeting with Ross, who contends the musical and movie is based on her own career with soul group The Supremes. Ralph portrayed the character Beyonce Knowles plays in the hit Dreamgirls film on Broadway.
Fact: Justin Timberlake wasn't the only star suffering from the flu at the Grammys on Sunday (11FEB07) - fellow performer and award winner Beyonce Knowles also complained she had a bout of stomach flu.
Quote: "That was scary for a second. I heard the guy mumbling, I had no idea it was Prince and I had no idea he was introducing me." Beyonce Knowles on her surprise at seeing pop superstar Prince onstage at the Grammy Awards just before her performance at the ceremony.
Quote: "I'm too busy trying to enjoy my blessing to be dwelling in mess." Oscar-nominated singer JENNIFER HUDSON hits back at reports she and DREAMGIRLS co-star Beyonce Knowles failed to get along on the set of the movie musical.
Quote: "I don't think she realises how good she is. She knocked the whole song out in, like, maybe 30 minutes, the whole joint, done... It was one take, in and out, let's get it done." R+B sensation NE-YO has huge praise for Beyonce Knowles, who has taken his song IRREPLACEABLE to the top of the US charts.
Quote: "I want to be the first black woman to win an Oscar, a Grammy and a Tony." Beyonce Knowles is an ambitious all-rounder.
Quote: "I went through a depression. I didn't eat. I stayed in my room. I was in a really bad place... going through that lonely period." Beyonce Knowles on her split from DESTINY'S CHILD.
Quote: "I do normal things (like) walk in the park. I don't want to be off on my own diva planet. I want to be on earth." Beyonce Knowles insists she's just a normal woman.
Quote: "I have a permanent smile on my face." Beyonce Knowles on learning she's a Golden Globe Awards Best Actress nominee for her performance in DREAMGIRLS.
Quote: "When I don't like something, I'm like a quiet storm... I'm stern, I say it once and I move on." Beyonce Knowles reveals her strategy for dealing with confrontation.
Quote: "I'm amazed. They know all my tricks." Beyonce Knowles is thrilled with the drag queens who dress up like her.
Quote: "I figured, in the 1960s, TWIGGY was the hot model and DIANA (ROSS) and Cher, all the legends, were thinner than I am so I decided I wanted to lose weight and make a physical transformation." Beyonce Knowles was inspired to lose 20 pounds (nine kilograms) by her icons' 1960s looks.
Quote: "Even though I'm very happy and I don't have any drama in my life, I didn't want to do another album full of love songs. I did that last time. It's boring." Beyonce likes lots of drama, but only when it comes to her music.
Fact: Pop star Beyonce Knowles often disguises herself as a man to prevent the paparazzi recognising her on daily jogs through New York's Central Park.
Quote: "It must be really scary to have your children in front of all these people... That's when Mama Knowles is gonna be punching some photographers." Beyonce Knowles warns paparazzi not to take shots of her kids when she becomes a mum.
Quote: "Beyonce's mum TINA designed our outfits and I was always the one in the trousers and Beyonce got to wear the pretty dress." LeTOYA LUCKETT still resents family favouritism in DESTINY'S CHILD.
Quote: "Hey mama, let me hear your bills, bills, bills... That was really bad." Beyonce Knowles on the worst chat-up line she has ever heard.
Quote: "I think it was JAY-Z's drink, but I ended up stealing it from him... He was waiting for Beyonce to perform, so I know where his attention was at." Snoop Dogg on stealing JAY-Z's vodka and orange juice at last month's (AUG06) MTV Video Music Awards.
Quote: "I wish I could be a child again; they have no worries. I look at my nephew and I say, 'God... I wonder how that feels.'" Beyonce Knowles wants to be a kid again.
Quote: "When I'm around her, I want to stand up straight, pronounce my words right, and articulate." Beyonce Knowles admits she's always on her best behaviour when she meets OPRAH WINFREY.
Quote: "I was inspired by Mr And Mrs Smith because ANGELINA (JOLIE) had the sexy trenchcoat." Beyonce Knowles on the inspiration behind her trenchcoat look at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday night (31AUG06).
Fact: Beyonce Knowles celebrated her birthday early last night (31AUG06) after performing at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York - she launched her new album B-DAY with family and friends at boyfriend JAY-Z's 40/40 Club. The album is released on the pop star's birthday next week (04SEP06).
Fact: Beyonce Knowles celebrated her birthday early last night (31AUG06) after performing at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York - she launched her new album B-DAY with family and friends at boyfriend JAY-Z's 40/40 Club. The album is released on the pop star's birthday next week (04SEP06).
Quote: "Don't do it. You're not in a movie and trying to lose weight in two weeks." Beyonce Knowles attempts to warn fans off her drastic maple syrup, cayenne pepper and water diet, which helped her lose 20 pounds (9 kilograms) for new movie DREAMGIRLS.
Fact: Pop star Beyonce has a cousin named BEYINCE who sings and writes songs for her albums.
Fact: Beyonce Knowles' little sister SOLANGE has launched a spin-off to the former DESTINY'S CHILD star's House of Dereon fashion line, called Dereon Girl.
Quote: "Probably married, maybe a kid or two... I would love to have an Oscar, but that is the most ambitious thing. I have time for that. I'd do a movie a year, and album a year." Beyonce Knowles on her 30-something plans.
Quote: "He has taught me about hip-hop. I loved it as a child, but my mum wouldn't let me listen to it because of the cussing." Beyonce Knowles has her rapper boyfriend JAY-Z to thank for her late introduction to the genre.
Quote: "I'm a frustrated drag queen. The more hair and the more lashes, the better." Beyonce Knowles reveals her style inspiration.
Quote: "I've seen my nephew, I've seen the reality!" Beyonce Knowles admits any feelings of broodiness disappear in the presence of less-than-angelic toddlers.
Fact: Beyonce Knowles' sister SOLANGE is making a name for herself as a songwriter - the new mum co-wrote two tracks on her big sister's new album and is now in talks to write a new track for British soul singer JOSS STONE.
Quote: "BUG-A-BOO or BOOTYLICIOUS. I hate 'em." Beyonce Knowles isn't a fan of all her DESTINY'S CHILD songs.
Fact: SIR Elton John will kick off this year's (06) New York Fashion Week with a benefit for his AIDS Foundation charity. The rock legend is set to perform at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on 7 September (06). He will be joined by celebrities including Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Kanye West and NELLY FURTADO.
Quote: "I feel like Paula Abdul on American Idol because there are so many people and everybody has such big dreams and they're all so talented." Beyonce Knowles admits that auditioning for her new all-girl backing band is like judging TV talent show American Idol.
Fact: The war of words between Beyonce Knowles and former DESTINY'S CHILD star LATOYA LUCKETT has cooled so much that Luckett carries her former bandmate's clothing line in her hip Houston, Texas store.
Fact: Legendary producer La Reid had a 50th birthday party to remember in New York on Saturday night (10JUN06) - guests included Beyonce Knowles and boyfriend Jay-Z, Oprah Winfrey, Usher and Mariah Carey.
Quote: "I've met a lot of horrible and nasty celebrities... I don't ever want to become one myself... I never want to be rude to my fans." Beyonce Knowles insists she'll always be better than the average star.
Quote: "I tried to do it TOM HANKS style. I had to drop it fast." Beyonce Knowles copied the CASTAWAY star's starvation techniques to lose weight for her role in DREAMGIRLS.
Quote: "A perfect date would be a movie - a comedy so we could laugh. Then we'd go get some cheesecake." Beyonce Knowles on her perfect night out.
Quote: <p>"I really like my hands. I think I have nice fingers. I don't like my ears... They're a little weird." Beyonce Knowles on her best and worst features. </p>
Quote: <p>"I hate messing up takes so I make sure they don't stop because of me. I had to bite the inside of my cheek (to stop laughing) and try to stay in character." BOOTYLICIOUS singer Beyonce Knowles tries to keep from laughing while filming The Pink Panther with comedian Steve Martin. </p>
Quote: <p>"I'm still kind of embarrassed that I wrote that song. I had gained a little weight and I was making fun of it. It's a silly song, but it's nice because it's made curvy women feel sexy." Beyonce Knowles on writing her hit song BOOTYLICIOUS. </p>
Quote: <p>"I'm good at spaghetti and sandwiches... They're my specialty... and I give a good massage." Beyonce Knowles on her homely skills.</p>
Fact: <p>R+B trio Destiny's Child will say their official goodbye to fans on THE JIMMY KIMMEL SHOW broadcast on 15 November (05). The entire show will be devoted to Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, who will talk about the best moments of their musical journey and perform a collection of their favourite hits. </p>
Quote: <p>"They're two smart people, and it's great for both of them - it's such a great match." DESTINY'S CHILD stylist Tina Knowles approves of her singer daughter Beyonce's romance with rap mogul Jay-Z. </p>