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 in the 2009 VMAs. 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.
    • In the 57th Grammys, BEYONCÉ was nominated for Album of the Year, but the award went to Beck's Morning Phase. Naturally, the Beyhive was livid.
    • 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 Grease Live! director Thomas Kail.
  • Crowning Moment Of Awesome: When Beyonce won Best Music Video, she called up Taylor Swift to finish the speech Kanye West 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.
  • Crowning Moment Of Heartwarming: 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.)
  • Face of the Band: Of Destiny's Child
  • Fandom Berserk Button: Basically, any time someone points out a flaw in her image, music, or public appearances, her fans will raise hell.
  • 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.
  • Internet Backdraft: Some people took issue at her sampling the audio of the Challenger disaster for the opening of "XO", especially NASA themselves and the 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 The Ace.
  • LGBT Fanbase: Like many pop divas, Beyonce has a significant gay male fanbase.
  • Memetic Mutation: The Single Ladies Dance.
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • Signature Song: "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.