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[[caption-width-right:300:Pictured: Beyoncé onstage during her co-headlined "On the Run Tour"]]
->''"Beyoncé's good at describing how [[IAmGreatSong she's awesome]], or destroying some [[AntiLoveSong inferior specimen of a man.]]"''\\
--'''WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows'''

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (September 4, 1981) is an R&B singer, actress, and model. She started off in the girl group Music/DestinysChild, and soon became the FaceOfTheBand.

In 2002, she started a solo career (mostly collaborations with rappers but without the other girls), and got her first big hit a year later, "Crazy in Love". Since then, almost every song she's sung has made it to the top of the charts. "Crazy in Love" featured [[Music/{{JayZ}} Jay-Z]], who would later become her husband and the father of her first child. The two of them try to keep their private lives secret, but it's clear that [[HappilyMarried they love each other very much]].

She fronted the 2013 SuperBowl halftime show with a reunited Music/DestinysChild. She also had the honor of performing the national anthem at President UsefulNotes/BarackObama's second inauguration. In the near future she is predicted to become [[SaturdayNightLive Empress of Earth]].

...oh, right, and she also released her latest, SelfTitledAlbum on December 13, 2013, with a video accompanying ''every'' song, and no promotion whatsoever, causing the media and internet alike to collectively piss itself.

At almost any given time she is probably Website/{{Tumblr}}'s resident MemeticBadass, and she's certainly one of the biggest pop-culture feminist icons of her time.
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'''Discography:'''
* ''Dangerously in Love'' (2003)
* ''B'Day'' (2006)
* ''[[ConceptAlbum I Am... Sasha Fierce]]'' (2008)
* ''4'' (2011)
* ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Beyoncé]]'' (2013)

'''Selected Filmography'''
* ''[[MadeForTVMovie Carmen: A Hip Hopera]]'' (2001) -- Carmen
* ''[[Film/AustinPowers Austin Powers in Goldmember]]'' (2002) -- Foxxy Cleopatra
* ''The Fighting Temptations'' (2003) -- Lilly
* ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' (2004) -- Xaina
* ''Theatre/{{Dreamgirls}}'' (2006) -- Deena Jones
* ''Cadillac Records'' (2008) -- Etta James
* ''Film/{{Obsessed}}'' (2009) -- Sharon Charles

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!!! "Got me so crazy in tropes":
* AbsoluteCleavage: She gets quite a lot of mileage out of this trope in her videos, such as the one for Deja Vu.
* AlterEgoActing: Sasha Fierce, who was created prior to the filming of "Crazy in Love" as a way to let her wild side out.
* AudienceParticipationSong: During her 2011 appearance at Glastonbury, she points her microphone towards the audience to help her start off "Irreplaceable". The audience did her one better and sang the entire first half of the song back to her. This happened before on her "I AM... World Tour" when the audience sang all of the first verse of "Irreplaceable" back to her.
* ButNotTooBlack: Often cited as a reason for her success. The trope's image also comes from a time when she was on the cover of ''L'Oréal'', who took it too far.
* DistinctDoubleAlbum: ''I Am...Sasha Fierce.'' The I Am... disc being filled with introspective ballads and Sasha Fierce seeing Beyonce's signature R&B/Pop style complete with a new persona, Sasha Fierce.
* DreamTeam:
** Her and Music/LadyGaga.
** Her and Music/{{Shakira}}. Ironically, Shakira is not featured in the Spanish version of "Beautiful Liar", despite being a native Spanish speaker.
** Her and [[{{OutKast}} Andre 3000]] on "Party". Who is not on the single version; replaced with a comparatively underwhelming verse by {{J Cole}}.
** Her and {{Drake}} on "Mine".
** And any time her and [[Music/{{Jay-Z}} her hubby]] make a track together. Especially "Upgrade U", "03 Bonnie and Clyde", "Crazy in Love" and most recently, "Drunk in Love".
** Her and Music/NickiMinaj on the official remix of ***Flawless from her Self-Titled Album.
* DrugsAreBad: "Welcome to Hollywood" mentions the deaths of Creator/MarilynMonroe, Music/JanisJoplin, Music/JimiHendrix, [[Music/TheDoors Jim Morrison]], Creator/JohnBelushi and Creator/RiverPhoenix.
* FanDisservice: Not from her, of course. But NFL star Warren Sapp once imitated her famous "booty dance" during a TD celebration. ''300+ pound Defensive Tackle'' Warren Sapp.
* GenreShift: The song ''Diva'' was more hip-hop/rap orientated than her usual pop/R and B style. A further shift occurred with the albums "4" where she played around with classic R&B-esque songs and poppier, louder sounds. Even more so on her self-titled album "Beyoncé" with almost all of the songs.
* HotterAndSexier: Her self-titled album is this undoubtedly, with lines like "Can you lick my Skittles?" and "He Monica Lewinsky'd all over my gown". This connects to the feminist theme of the album, focusing on the sexual liberation of women.
* ICallHimMisterHappy: In "Kitty Kat", she is clearly addressing her vagina Little Kitty Kat.
* IntercourseWithYou: On her self-titled album. "Blow", for example, is just an ode to cunnilingus, and "Rocket" is an even less subtle request for good old sex.
* TheKlutz: Since she performs and dances around in sky high heels and very elaborate costumes, she's been known to fall at least a couple of times. There's one particularly spectacular tumble she took down the stairs on her stage, then asked the people in attendance to please not put the video on Website/YouTube. (It didn't work.) To her credit, she usually jumps right back up and keeps singing without a hitch.
* LadyLand: She somewhat invoked this during her Super Bowl performance, with her dancers and backup band, (known as Suga Mama, after a song on her album "B'Day") being solely female. She said she got the idea to do it during rehearsals... then had to delicately break it to the male members of her band.
* LargeHam: Her choreography and on-stage persona are ''extremely'' flamboyant. With the songs "Diva" and "***Flawless", her self-confidence shines through.
* MelismaticVocals: This and her vibrato's make it easier to note her on the radio, as she's one of the only pop stars who can still do it consistently today, even after almost 20 years in the business.
* MesACrowd: Shown in her older "I AM..." era videos with "Sweet Dreams" and "Video Phone".
* MoodWhiplash: Not really with her music, but more with her videos, with her first solo album, most of her videos were rather fast-paced, elaborate, bright, and colorful (Look at "Crazy in Love.") Now, she's done a lot of video that are very simple (usually her and a couple of dancers in black and white ("Single Ladies.") More recently though, her videos have taken on a different more "artsy" and experimental aesthetic. With the punk look of "***Flawless", the 80's vibe of "Blow" and even the retro-glam and nostalgic look of "Grown Woman".
* MsFanservice: She's the first musician to be on the cover of the ''Magazine/SportsIllustrated'' Swimsuit Issue (2007 edition). Her videos can be seen as examples of this as well.
* TheOner: The "Single Ladies" video. Just her and two other dancers in a studio, one DeliberatelyMonochrome continuous shot of them dancing around. Iconic enough to win her the MTV Video Of The Year VMA in 2009.
* OutrunTheFireball: At the end of the music video for ''Diva''. Complete with UnflinchingWalk.
* PietaPlagiarism: [[http://i.imgur.com/RX6RC4t.jpg In the "Mine" video.]]
* PrettyInMink: Has worn loads of furs on stage and in her vids, and even her promise to stop to please PETA was short-lived. "[[Music/KanyeWest Tell PETA my mink is dragging on the floor!]]".
* ProductPlacement: The version of "Get Me Bodied" on the Deluxe Edition of ''[=B-Day=]'' includes the line, "Shake your derriere in your [=Dereon=]," which is her clothing line. In the lyrics of "Upgrade U": "Audermars Piget watch (Swiss watch company)... Cartier top clips..."
* {{Retraux}}: "Schoolin' Life" of the deluxe "4" album has a very 80's dance pop vibe. The song "Blow" from her eponymous album has an 80's vibe as well.
* ShoutOut: The version of "Get Me Bodied" on the Deluxe Edition of ''[=B-Day=]'' mentions [=supermodel=] Naomi Campbell.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: See FaceOfTheBand and taken UpToEleven at the 2011 Video Music Awards.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: Her video for "Party" has her wearing many different outfits. This applies to her concerts as well.
* UrbanLegend: There is a very persistent one that her pregnancy was fake and she actually had a surrogate. People were convinced after a [[http://www.tmz.com/2011/10/11/beyonce-stomach-video-fake-pregnancy-pregnant-jay-z-australian-talk-show-fold-in-bump-coverup-rumors-collapses-inward/ video]] of her on an Australian talk show showed her stomach supposedly "folding".
* WholeCostumeReference:
** The [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-g4CopfZRDxE/TpHhBd_XwXI/AAAAAAAACS4/GSmxf_SnU3o/s1600/Beyonce-Countdown-video-60s-beatnik-style.jpg outfit and hair cut]] from ''Countdown'' are based on Creator/AudreyHepburn[='s=] most famous outfit from the film ''Film/FunnyFace''.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY_mrU8MPfI Ring The Alarm]] has her dressed as Catherine Tramell from ''Film/BasicInstinct''.
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