* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Because of her Determinator status and her very tight control of her public image, there's a running joke that she's a massive control freak who keeps Kelly, Michelle, and even Solange locked in her basement to keep any of them from stealing her thunder.
* AwardSnub:
** Subverted in the 2009 [=VMAs=]. Music/KanyeWest started his [[MemeticMutation rant]] after Music/TaylorSwift won the VMA for Best Female Artist Music Video. Not too long after, Beyoncé won - for Best Music Video.
** In the 57th Grammys, ''BEYONCÉ'' was nominated for Album of the Year, but the award went to Music/{{Beck}}'s ''Morning Phase''. Naturally, the Beyhive was livid. Other reactions were mixed (with most mainstream media saying it's an egregious snub, while other music fans feel Beck is a far stronger artist overall)
** ''Lemonade'' fans became rather upset that it won zero of its four Emmy nominations, especially after Beyoncé herself lost Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special to ''[[Film/{{Grease}} Grease Live!]]'' director Thomas Kail.
** A lot of Beyonce fans feel like it happened to her once again again at the Grammys when ''Lemonade'' lost to {{Music/Adele}}'s ''25''. Notably, even Adele herself seemed to feel this way, almost outright stating in her speech that she thought Beyoncé should've won. Though obviously, considering this is ''Adele'', this is proving to be an extremely [[InternetBackdraft divisive topic]], as many people feel like the award was earned and a talented singer would be "snubbed" either way.
%%* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XTXHvae10o This]] performance (not for [[=Sugarland=]] though).
* [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment Of Awesome]]: When Beyonce won Best Music Video, she called up Music/TaylorSwift to finish the speech Music/KanyeWest had interrupted.
** Her 2013 Super Bowl performance, featuring a medley of her first four albums and a surprise appearance by Destiny's Child.
** Her 2014 {{MTV}} Video Music Awards performance, which covered nearly the entirety of her ''BEYONCÉ'' album.
* [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Crowning Moment Of Heartwarming]]: During a 2009 concert, Beyoncé stopped "Single Ladies" halfway through to introduce a fan in the audience, who then [[http://www.celebritybrideguide.com/beyonce-helps-with-proposal/ proposed to his girlfriend.]] (She said yes.)
%%* EarWorm: Many of her songs, though special mentions go to "Crazy in Love" and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)." Most recently, "***Flawless" and "Drunk in Love".
* FaceOfTheBand: Of Music/DestinysChild
* FandomBerserkButton: Basically, any time someone points out a flaw in her image, music, or public appearances, her fans will raise hell.
* HilariousInHindsight: When reviewing ''4'', [[http://www.slantmagazine.com/music/review/beyonce-4/2529 Slant Magazine]] billed it as one overlong ode to baby-making aimed directly at Jay-Z. [[BabiesEverAfter 2 months later...]]
--> '''Memo to Jay-Z''': Beyoncé is probably about to start poking pinholes in your condoms.
* HypeBacklash: Like any popular singer, this is guaranteed to happen. Especially because of the massive media exposure and praise Beyonce received. Even some of her fans have begun to say the praise is getting a little over the top.
* InternetBackdraft: Some people took issue at her sampling the audio of the ''Challenger'' disaster for the opening of "XO", especially NASA themselves and the [[http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/beyonce-slammed-sampling-shuttle-tragedy-album/story?id=21365376 families]] of the astronauts.
** Be aware that any time she gets criticized on the internet, her intense fanbase will raise hell to preserve her status as TheAce.
** Mentioning "the Grammys" and "Beyonce" is just begging for trouble. Especially due to her very controversial possible AwardSnubs
* LGBTFanbase: Like many pop divas, Beyonce has a significant gay male fanbase.
* MemeticMutation:
** The Single Ladies Dance.
** '''THIS IS A DI-SA-STUH.'''
** Most photos of her SuperBowl concert became this. [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/mattbellassai/the-best-of-the-internets-response-to-beyonces-unflattering The results]] [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments were spectacular]].
** Crossing into MemeticBadass status on Tumblr: "Beyoncé. [[WebVideo/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool Head cheerleader, homecoming queen, part time model.]]"
** "Serfbordt" has taken off on Tumblr and other social media. It's based off her pronunciation on "surfboard" on the track "Drunk in Love."
* NeverLiveItDown:
** An indirect example--Beyoncé will always be remembered as the reason behind Kanye West's outburst.
** Rumors, founded or otherwise, that she may have lip-synced the National Anthem at Barack Obama's second inauguration may be heading this way too.
** She's often blamed for the dissolution of Destiny's Child and the expulsion of two of its members beforehand. Exactly how much of that was on her, on the other girls and on the management will probably never be known.
** And of course, the pictures listed under StreisandEffect due to people not liking censorship so much (nevermind the fact that Beyonce's not-insignificant {{Hatedom}} use it as a go-to image. For fairly obvious reasons)
* SheReallyCanAct: Her performance as Etta James in ''"Cadillac Records"'' was lauded by many critics.
* SignatureSong: "Crazy in Love", "Irreplaceable" and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" are probably the main contenders in a career with several big hits.
* {{Tearjerker}}:
** "Heaven", which is a song about loss.
** Her song "Resentment." You can feel the emotion in her voice and the lyrics. The song is also about exs in relationships, so anybody who's gone through a breakup will relate.
** The first part of "Mine" where she describes feeling confused about her marriage and alludes to a bout of post-natal depression.
** The video for "Pretty Hurts", which shows her character struggling with bulimia and feelings of worthlessness in response to the rigid demands of the beauty industry and pageant culture.
%%** "I Was Here", a must for graduations or memorials. Just listen to the lyrics.
%%** "Sandcastles"
%%** "I Miss You"
%%** "Disappear"