She was born in Houston, Texas on September 4, 1981 to a middle class family and quickly began performing concerts for her family’s guests in the living room. From the beginning, she had a spark and her parents supported her ferocious desires to be a star. Her father quit his job to manage her and her girlfriends full time and they formed a singing group. By the early nineties, we came to know them as Destiny’s Child and they became the best-selling girl group of all time.
She went solo in 2003 with the smash hit album “Dangerously in Love” and the rest is history. Now she has 16 Grammys, 12 Video Music Awards, over 75 million records sold, and net worth of about $300 million. She is arguably the biggest music star of this generation. She’s on a worldwide tour right now, raking in dough with sold out venues across the globe. She’s the queen; her fans call her Queen Bey and call themselves the “Bey Hive.”
Beyoncé fans are obsessed with her- her fashion, her marriage, her daughter, her concerts, and of course her music. They exchange memes about her on face book, tweet about her, and upload videos of themselves in leotards doing her dance moves. They are even willing to pay upwards of $400 for a ticket to see her in person. They are die-hard and don’t take criticism of the Queen very lightly. They anger easily and are quick to defend any of her shortcomings. Be careful not to speak negatively for fear of being called a “hater” or a “non factor.”
With all of her success, what’s interesting is that we still don’t know much about Beyoncé. She is eerily private, never discussing her personal life in interviews. Despite being overexposed, she remains mysterious and coy and her image is squeaky clean.
What people love so much about this distant songbird is hard to say but they love her like she’s a member of the family. So “Bow Down” and beware the beyhive!