Beyoncé turned 41 on Sunday the 4th of September, and friends from around the globe reached out to give their birthday wishes on one of her happiest birthdays yet.
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter was born on the 4th of September 1981, starting her music career with Destiny’s Child in 1990. Destiny’s Child Rose to fame quickly, with five out of their seven albums selling over 50 million records worldwide.
The band’s separation hasn’t stopped Beyoncé from her call to fame. Her music and business ventures have given the singer, songwriter, producer, and actress a net worth of $500 million.
Things You Didn’t Know About Beyoncé
Beyoncé is one of the most popular singers and songwriters on the planet. However, there are some facts you may not know about the world-famous star. If you think you know Beyoncé, check again, here is a collection of Beyoncé facts.
Talented From A Young Age
Beyoncé’s first big win as an artist was at the tender age of 7 years old. She has won a talent show and went on to win 35 consecutive competitions.
Sasha Fierce Is Beyoncé’s Alter Ego
Beyoné has always dominated the stage. To overcome stage fright, she called herself Sascha Fierce. But in 2010, Beyoncé said she created ‘Sasha Fierce’ to keep her aggressive, sexy, provocative stage persona separate from who she is, stating “I’m not like her in real life at all”.
Beyoncé And Jay Z’s Daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, Became A Record Breaker At Only Two Days Old
Following the birth of their first child, Beyoncé’s husband Jay Z first streamed the song ‘Glory’ on his global music streaming service, Tidal. Blue Ivy was credited as a contributor, owing to her cries featured at the end of the song. Meaning at just 2 days old, Blue Ivy became the youngest person to ever appear on the Billboard 100. The song came in at number 74 on the R&B/hip-hop chart in 2012.
Beyoncé Had A Word Added To The Oxford English Dictionary
Beyoncé is that powerful, she manages to add a word to the Oxford English Dictionary. Only one of the most important women in music could make a word like ‘bootylicious’ part of our vocabulary.
Beyoncé Was The First Solo Female To Headline At Glastonbury In Over 20 Years
In 2011, Beyoncé took to the main stage to headline at Glastonbury and break the cycle from previous years’ headliners.
One Of The Best Selling Artists Of All Time
As a solo artist, Queen B has sold over 13 million albums in the US and over 118 million records worldwide, and a further 60 million during her days in Destiny’s Child. Making her easily one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
Before Beyoncé’s rise to fame, she was often found in her mother’s hair salon, performing for the customers and her mom’s friends while her mother cut their hair. Beyoncé’s explosive stage appearance comes from how she used to run during vocal training without any problem.
Beyoncé’s Favourite Number
Beyoncé considers the number 4 as the most significant in her life. Her birthday is on the 4th of September, her mother’s birthday is on the 4th of January, and her husband’s, Jay Z, is on the 4th of December. Her 4th solo album was called ‘4’. It’s safe to say Beyoncé and some of the most important people in her life connect with the number 4.
Other interesting facts about Beyoncé:
- She released her documentary that gave insight into the singer’s personal life, showcasing all the control she has over her music and performances. She first captured the public eye as the lead singer of the group Destiny’s Child, who achieved their first number 1 with ‘Bills, Bills, Bills’, the lead single from their album released back in 1998. They are the ninth most successful artists of the 2000s.
- Beyoncé formed the singing-rapping girl group Destiny’s Child, originally called Girl’s Tyme, at the age of 9 in 1990 with childhood friends. In 1992 the group lost on the television talent show, Star Search, then three years later dropped from a recording contract before an album was released.
- Beyonce has become so famous due to her long-running, high-quality music career, having won countless awards for her albums and performances. Even for people who are not the most dedicated of fans, there’s still no denying that Beyoncé is one of the most talented musicians in the world.
Lessons We Can Learn From Beyoncé’s Career
We could all learn something from the superstar’s business success. As she turns 41, here are the biggest lessons we can learn from Queen B’s stellar career.
Make The Space For Yourself
The trailer of Beyoncé’s documentary closes with a quote that she lives by: “Power is not given to you. You have to take it.” Beyoncé made a name for herself, instead of sitting waiting for the chance. Despite the many people that probably preferred she had failed, she kept pushing and demanding for her voice to be a major one in pop music.
Today, Beyoncé owns her clothing line, record label, streaming service, and subscription-only website.
Here we can learn from Beyoncé that no one is going begging for your best, and no one else is responsible for what you want to or have always been wanting to do. You have to get up, get out, and get it yourself, no matter how difficult it is to do.
One of the powerful and inspirational parts of Beyoncé’s brand is that she is herself. She separated from Destiny’s Child to pursue the art she wanted to create, and she has only become more successful as we got to know more of her through her music. Lemonade, her most personal album so far, was her best-selling and most critically acclaimed amongst listeners and fans.
Her success in being herself proves that people will always see when passion and personality shine through. We must let ourselves stand out from the crowd to reach our maximum potential.
Hard Work Will Be Recognised
Often we say work smarter rather than harder. A wise person often suggests that strong soft skills can make up for effort wasted on ‘the small things’. Beyoncé’s reputation as one of the most meticulous and awe-inspiring performers to date just shows that hard work is recognised by people that admire your work, and it will catch the eyes of those who even you don’t know.
For example, in 2018, Beyoncé’s Coachella performance caught the eyes of critics to her dedicated performance. Credited for completely changing the festival, she reset the standard for other pop performances within one set. And it wasn’t just Coachella that she dominated. Every show of her tour has been described as impressive, leading her to sell out huge stadiums.
Own Your Success
Beyoncé has been a proud feminist for years. On her well-praised album ‘Beyoncé’, she features narration by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who proclaims a feminist as a “person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes.”
One of the ways Beyoncé ensures that women see economic equality is to lead by example. She makes it a point to show women that you don’t need to be scared about boasting your compliments. That is just how we move up in life and on the corporate ladder.
Beyoncé is consistently proud of her hustle and isn’t scared to use her past accomplishments to prove her worth. We are constantly inspired by the star and should take a leaf from Beyoncé’s personality, and add some super qualities to our lifestyles. We at SweepSouth couldn’t be more proud either as we wish Beyoncé a Happy 41st Birthday, and can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next.
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