Trivia / Beyoncé

  • Creator Breakdown: A lot of ink was spilled over how Lemonade was inspired by Beyoncé dealing with infidelity on Jay-Z's part.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Beysus, Queen B, The Queen, Slayoncé, King B.
    • "The Black Album" for Beyoncé, due to similarities with a certain Beatles album. Sometimes called "The REAL Black Album" or "The Other Black Album" to differentiate from her husband's album of said name.
  • Fan Community Nicknames: The Bey Hive. Also, The Beygency, from a Saturday Night Live skit.
    • Some of her uh, more intensely dedicated fans have earned the pejorative "Roach Hive" for their often intense and occasionally misjudged overreactions towards what they perceive as slights against her. (One case in point, attacking celebrity chef Rachael Ray's social media in the mistaken belief that she had a rumored affair with Jay-Z, while the alleged other woman's name is spelled Rachel Roy. Both women's social media were attacked.)
  • Invisible Advertising: Although there had been word of a new album that was supposedly going to be released in 2013, there was no publicity or information (or even a title) for the album until it was released on iTunes at midnight on December 13, 2013.
  • Real-Life Relative: Has done several songs with her husband Jay-Z, on both her albums and his. Those songs include: Crazy in Love, '03 Bonnie and Clyde, Upgrade U, Déjà Vu, On the Run (Pt. ll) and Drunk in Love.
    • Romance on the Set: She first met Jay-Z on the set of a photo-shoot, and they fell in love shortly after, with the music video more or less confirming their relationship.
  • Streisand Effect: In 2013, her publicist motioned for BuzzFeed to remove some photos of her Super Bowl performance because they were "unflattering". They politely declined.
  • Throw It In: The kid leaning in for a kiss at the end of the "Grown Woman" video makes Beyoncé crack up.
  • What Could Have Been: "Pretty Hurts" was actually written by Sia for Katy Perry. However, Katy didn't check her email when Sia pitched her the song, so Sia pitched it to Beyoncé instead, after Rihanna's management also rejected the song.
    • According to The Dream, one of her frequent producers, her fifth album was actually going to be inspired by the legendary Fela Kuti and "Grown Woman" was a part of that before she changed her mind. (Incidentally, her former Destiny's Child bandmate Michelle Williams portrayed the role of Kuti's wife in the musical about his life.)
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