Beyonce is one of the most influential singers of all time. Loved by everybody, this talented RnB Diva is listened to by millions of people around the world.
Beyonce is married to the Hip Hop megastar Jay-Z who once was quoted saying that his wife is “the greatest living entertainer.”
Beyonce´s full name is Beyonce Giselle Knowles and she began her singing career at the tender age of 8 years old, when she would enter several talent contests in a bit to steal the spotlight.
Her debut to fame was made when she became the lead singer of the popular group Destiny´s child who then went on to become one of the top selling girl bands to date.
But it was her solo career that shot her to fame and her first album sold over 11 million copies across the world. Here are 5 surprising facts you didn’t know about Beyonce.
She is jealous of Jay-Z´s friendship with Rihanna
Jay-Z discovered Rihanna and he apparently has a cellphone number that only Rihanna has access to. The two can often be seen together at award ceremonies and whilst Beyonce is a superstar in her own right, Rihanna is one of her biggest competitors. In fact, Beyonce and Jay-Z actually split up for a year because Beyonce just couldn’t handle his close relationship with Rihanna.
She only had one boyfriend before Jay-Z
You would assume that such a beautiful, talented young woman would have had to kiss several frogs before she finally found her prince. Surprisingly, before marrying Jay-Z Beyonce only dated one other man by the name of Lyndall Locke. He was her first kiss and childhood sweetheart and the two grew apart because Beyonces rising fame was tearing them apart.
Beyonce suffered from Depression
It is always endearing to hear that even superstars like Beyonce are mere mortals like the rest of us and that they too struggle with “normal” life issues. When two of the girls split from Destiny´s child, Beyonce fell into a grave depression that forced her to take a step back and look at who she really was deep down and what really mattered to her.
She claims that she would lock herself in her room without food for days, simply contemplating the meaning of life. This video gives a deeper insight into this lonely period of Beyonce´s life.
She has girl crushes
Whilst she has ever only had one other boyfriend prior to getting together with Jay-Z, Beyonce has admitted to crushing on both boys and girls. She has admitted to having a girl crush on fellow singing sensation Nicki Minaj, as well as Basketball legend LeBron James, who she reportedly stares at like a woman possessed when watching one of his games.
She dreams of winning an Oscar
Beyonce recently admitted to Oprah in an interview that she dreams of winning an Oscar one day. She was in fact nominated for a Golden Globe following her stellar performance in the movie Dreamgirls, but her sights are set on an Oscar and by now we all know that Beyonce always gets what she wants!