14 Times Beyoncé Literally Ran The World
Who runs the world? Beyoncé does.
Who runs the world? Beyoncé does.
Proof is her voice. A voice that can give you goosebumps, make you cry or want to go out and party in seconds. She’s also the master of new beauty trends, has the cutest family and she’s a humanitarian and fashionista. This lady has even got her own signature dance moves.
She didn't earn the queen Bey title for nothing, so to celebrate 35 great years on this earth, here are 14 times when Bey literally was Queen.
1. When she was total #familygoals
You only have to look at her Instagram to see the overwhelming cuteness. Praise you Blue Ivy, for being the cutest child ever. And praise you Beyoncé and Jay Z, for potentially creating another mini Beyoncé for the world to enjoy in years to come. Mum first, superstar second.
2. When she became a marketing genius
Let's all take a moment to remember that time the whole world lost its s**t when she released her self-titled fifth solo album on iTunes with no warning or promotion. It surprised everyone and created a CRAZY buzz on social media. Definitely a savvy businesswoman moment.
3. When ‘Lemonade’ made its appearance
Her second visual album that just came out of nowhere - Lemonade caused even more of a hoo-hah, but for all the right reasons. Remember all the cheating rumours and ‘Becky with the good hair’ talk? We repeat: MARKETING GENIUS.
4. When you could actually afford a piece of her wardrobe
After drooling over her killer outfits on Instagram for years, she revealed a high street collaboration with Topshop and everyone went mad for Ivy Park. Being able to wear cool sports-luxe athleisurewear co-founded by Beyoncé made us adore her even more.
5. When her and Jay Z became the ultimate power couple
Nothing screams relationship goals more than Beyoncé and her famous rapper husband Jay-Z who aced their ‘On The Run’ tour together, looking loved up as ever. Ever since, they’ve tried to stay a united front whatever is thrown at them and we respect that.
6. When she volunteered to help the less fortunate
Not only does Bey care for her fans, she wants to share the gift of humanitarianism with the world. Among missions with the United Nations, as well as performing at the UN’s World Humanitarian Day, she’s helped countless charities with donations and volunteer work trying to make a difference.
7. When she wore THAT dress to the Met Gala
Our Queen Bee has become quite the fashion icon over the year, but THAT Met Gala 2015 dress was just a total bring-us-to-our-knees turning point. We don’t think anyone else in the world could have pulled off this get-up the way she did.
8. When she announced her pregnancy in the best way
Performing live at the MTV VMAS, Beyoncé sang ‘Love On Top’, then ripped open her jacket to reveal and rub her baby bump and everyone literally lost the plot. Being the hardworking woman she is, pregnancy didn’t stop her from doing what she does best.
9. When the rest of Destiny's Child were just her back up dancers
Taking it back to the 90’s, Beyoncé was still (subtly) running the world from a rather famous pop group. Though it’s pretty harsh to say out loud, Beyoncé really did steal the show during the DC days. A star right from the beginning.
10. When she showed support for all the single ladies
All the single ladies out there: Beyoncé created a dance just for you. Even though she's a married lady. She also manages to dance the whole single ladies dance without getting out of breath, every single time. Superhuman or what?
11. When she recovered like a pro at the Super Bowl
At such a huge event, a fall on stage would throw any celebrity. Not Beyoncé. She styled it out so effortlessly at this year’s Super Bowl, that barely anyone noticed. Let’s also rewind to 2013 when she reunited with her Destiny’s Child bandmates for a flawless Super Bowl performance? YAS KWEEN.
12. When she collaborated with basically everyone ever
Nicki Minaj? Check. Coldplay? Check. Ed Sheeran? Lady Gaga? Kendrick Lamar? Check check check. She’s covered pretty much every corner of the music industry with her music collabs. Bey and Nicki Minaj gave us total squad goals as they fed each other hamburgers in the ‘Feelin’ Myself’ video, too.
13. When she said yes to feminism
This strong, independent woman is a proud feminist - her 2014 VMA performance put feminism on the map. Remember the spoken part of ‘Flawless’? The track features the voice of novelist and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche’s TED Talk on feminism.
14. When she promoted positive body confidence / general swag
With an envious hourglass figure, a booty and legs worthy of any catwalk, it's no wonder we're all obsessed with her bod. She breathes attitude and has promoted nothing but confidence in her curves over the years, which means you should flaunt yours too. Bow down, b****es!