Beyoncé: Facts about the singer-songwriter you didn’t know

1. She has mixed ancestry.

Beyoncé’s father, Mathew Knowles, is of African-American heritage and was born in Houston, Texas. Her mother, Tina Knowles, was born in Galveston, Texas, and boasts a creole heritage, including African, Native American, Irish, and French ancestry in her family.

2. She’s a huge Beatles fan.

Beyoncé performs at Coachella in 2

Beyonce once even performed John Lennon’s “Imagine” and won first prize at school, she was only seven years old and even got a star innovation for her performance.

3. She met her “Destiny” when she was just a kid.

Beyoncé met Kelly Rowland and LaTavia Robertson at an audition when she was only eight years old.

4. The name Destiny’s Child is derived from a passage in the Book of Isaiah.

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The Knowles are passionately Christian and Beyoncé’s mother suggested the name when ‘Destiny’ had been taken.

5. Beyoncé only had one boyfriend before Jay Z.

She said that “When I was 12, 13 I had my first boyfriend, and he was my boyfriend till I was 17. At that age, that was a long time. I’ve always been very loyal and a little more mature. Though I was too young for it to really be a boyfriend – we didn’t live together, we didn’t, you know… That was my only experience with a guy, and since then I’ve only had one other boyfriend in my life – Jay.”

6. She idolizes a supermodel.

Kate Moss Protagonist of the Adv campaign Ermanno Scervino Spring Summer 2020 | Image: Fashionela

A fashion icon in her own right, Beyonce idolizes British supermodel Kate Moss.

7. She has a Guinness world record to her name.

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When she announced her pregnancy earned the Guinness World Book of Records title for most tweets (8,868) per second.

8. There’s a fly named after her. 

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In 2012 research scientist  Bryan Lessard found a new species of horsefly in Northern Queensland, Australia, and named it “Scaptia beyonceae,” because of unique golden hairs on the fly’s abdomen. Researchers call the specimen the “all-time diva of flies.”

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