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YMMV: Beyoncé
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: 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.
  • Award Snub: Subverted. Kanye West started his rant after Taylor Swift won the VMA for Best Female Artist Music Video. Not too long after, Beyoncé won - for Best Music Video.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: This performance (not for [Sugarland] though).
  • Crowning Moment Of Awesome: When Beyonce won Best Music Video, she called up Taylor Swift to finish the speech Kanye West had interrupted.
  • Crowning Moment Of Heartwarming: See above.
    • During a 2009 concert, Beyoncé stopped "Single Ladies" halfway through to introduce a fan in the audience, who then proposed to his girlfriend. (She said yes.)
  • Crowning Music Of Awesome: She has a vocal range of 3 octaves.
    • 3.6 (three octaves, seven semitones) actually.
    • "CRAZY IN LOVE"
  • Double Standard: Many of Beyonce's songs have them, in that she blames men expressly for problems in relationships. "If I were a Boy" is the worst, because it expressly states that all men put themselves first, and is generally incredibly patronizing. Web Video/Todd in the Shadows called it the worst song of that year.
  • Ear Worm: Many of her songs, though special mentions go to "Crazy in Love" and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)."
  • Face of the Band: Of Destinys Child
  • Fan Nickname: "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.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Heather Morris, one of the dancers in the "Single Ladies" video, later became famous as Brittany S. Pierce on Glee.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: When reviewing 4, Slant Magazine billed it as one overlong ode to baby-making aimed directly at Jay-Z. 2 months later...
    Memo to Jay-Z: Beyoncé is probably about to start poking pinholes in your condoms.
  • LGBT Fanbase: Like many pop divas, Beyonce has a significant gay male fanbase.
  • Memetic Mutation: The Single Ladies Dance.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: The horns that kick off "Crazy In Love."
  • Never Live It Down: 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.
    • Recently, she's come under fire for a song with the lyrics "bitches bow down."
    • And of course, the pictures listed under Streisand Effect.
    • 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.
    • Beyoncé is often criticized for her misandric lyrics.
  • Signature Song: "Crazy in Love" 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 dedicated to the child she miscarried. The video was apparently inspired by seeing her mother watch one of her best friends die.
    • The first part of "Mine" where she describes feeling confused about her marriage and alludes to a bout of post-natal depression. It's pretty chilling to hear, especially from an artist who has always insisted that her marriage is nothing short of a fairy tale.
    • 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.

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