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By Damilola Faustino
Beyoncé is unquestionably one of the most famous women in the world. Like any successful celebrity, she’s mastered the art of cultivating and packaging her public image. She tells us enough to keep us interested in what she’s doing but has still managed to keep some aspects of her personal life to herself. Regardless, there are some interesting facts you did not know about Bey. Check these out:
She loves documenting her life
Beyoncé may not showcase her life on social media. However, she loves documenting her busy life so much that she hired multiple people to keep the cameras rolling. Beyoncé shared some of the footage that videographers and photographers have gathered in the HBO documentary, Life Is But A Dream, and the visual albums, Beyoncé and Lemonade. She keeps the rest of the photos and videos in a temperature controlled database in her New York City office.
She’s broken Grammy records
Although Beyoncé hasn’t won the coveted Best Album Grammy. But she can take at least a little bit of comfort in the fact that she has many other accolades from The Academy. To date, Beyoncé has won 22 Grammy Awards, both for her work in Destiny’s Child and her solo projects. Only one other female artist, Alison Krauss, has won more gramophone statues. Beyoncé has also pulled in a staggering 63 nominations, making her the most nominated female recording artist in history.
She went to elaborate lengths to keep her album a secret
Beyoncé shocked fans around the world in 2013 when she released her self-titled album without any warning. The moment was so triumphant, and so exciting, that any time an artist surprises us with new music, it’s considered “pulling a Beyoncé.” The fact that she was able to keep such a high profile project under wraps is truly incredible.
Her daughter is the youngest person to be on a Billboard track
Blue Ivy has already broken at least one Billboard record — and she did it when she was still an infant. Just days after she was born, Jay Z commemorated the momentous occasion by releasing a new track, “Glory”. The song featured Blue Ivy Carter’s adorable newborn coos and cries. “Glory” first charted on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at No. 74. And that officially made her the youngest recording artist in history.
She once threw very expensive jewelry at her fans
During her 2003 performance, she threw a pair of $250,000 Lorraine Schwartz earrings into the crowd. She was so into the performance that she later couldn’t even explain why she did it. According to her cousin, that move ended up being one of the events that led Beyoncé to create her on-stage alter ego, Sasha Fierce. Luckily, her cousin was able to later retrieve the earrings from the suddenly not-so-lucky fan who caught them.
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