* 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)
%%* 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 Creator/{{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".
* EvenBetterSequel: The common belief in the fandom is that Beyonce just keeps invoking this trope again and again. Surprise release ''Beyonce'' was an instant classic, yet somehow, follow-up ''Lemonade'' was considered an ''improvement.''
* FaceOfTheBand: Of Music/DestinysChild.
* GeniusBonus: A lot of the imagery and dance routines in her 2018 Coachella performance were inspired by the marching bands at historically black colleges and universities, as well as historically black fraternities and sororities. This was highlighted when she sang "Lift Every Voice and Sing", known as the Black national anthem and written in 1900, and some fans thought it was a new single.
* 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 {{Award Snub}}s.
* LGBTFanbase: Like many pop divas, Beyonce has a significant gay male fanbase.
* MemeticBadass: They don't call her Queen Bey for nothing. All Beyonce has to do is just show up to be the center of attention.
* MemeticMutation:
** The Single Ladies Dance.
** '''THIS IS A DI-SA-STUH.'''
** Most photos of her UsefulNotes/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."
** Boy, bye!
** "Becky with the Good Hair"
* 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.
* SacredCow: There's probably no singer today that has a more stringently devoted following. She's a deity to the [[FanCommunityNickname Beyhive]], who regularly put her above basically anything else happening in music.
* SheReallyCanAct: Her performance as Etta James in ''"Cadillac Records"'' was lauded by many critics.
* SignatureSong: "Crazy in Love", "Irreplaceable," "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" and "Sorry" 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"