Beyonce Knowles Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

13th February 2017

Tweet: "I was about 2 feet from Beyonce when she won for Lemonade. Yup. That happened. I said goddess. She said thank you. And now I'm preg w (pregnant with) twins." Actress Gina Rodriguez, who served as a guest presenter at the Grammy Awards, jokes about meeting the pregnant pop icon after she scored the Best Urban Contemporary Album for Lemonade.

13th February 2017

Fact: DJ Khaled capitalised on Beyonce's incredible Grammy Awards performance by dropping his new single Shining, which features the singer and her husband Jay Z, on Sunday night (12Feb17). The track references the couple's recent news that they are expecting twins, with Jay rapping: "Ran to the dealer, Bought twin Mercedes, The European trucks for the twin babies." He then adds: "Don’t let me have a son, I’m a fool. I want a boy and a girl to fight for truth, but whatever God give me, I’m cool."

13th February 2017

Quote: "I'm not sure I would even be able to talk. Can I tell you that I was thinking about the very idea of possibly being able to finally meet her tonight in my living room earlier and I just started crying uncontrollably. I think it's because I've been Destiny's Child like all the way back in the day fan and she's inspired so many of my looks and when I was shooting Rocky Horror Picture Show I was like, 'OK Beyonce dances this hard, I gotta step up my game.' So for 20 years it's been (about) Beyonce." Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox is hoping to finally meet Beyonce at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (12Feb17).

3rd February 2017

Tweet: "This beautiful little lady bug is so smart & special. You guys have no idea! So Dear Blue, you are going to make an AMAZING big sister. Love always, Nicki." Rapper Nicki Minaj shares a sweet note for Beyonce and Jay Z's five-year-old daughter Blue Ivy as the hip-hop supercouple prepares to welcome twins.

1st February 2017

Tweet: "Yay!!!!! Congratulations!!!!! soooooo beautiful!!!!!" Singer Rita Ora sends her best wishes to Beyonce and her former Roc Nation label boss Jay Z on the news they are expecting twins. The Brit was once romantically linked to Jay Z and many people thought she was the woman Beyonce was singing about in her 2016 infidelity song Sorry.

5th January 2017

Fact: Chance the Rapper has confirmed he will attend U.S. President Barack Obama's farewell party on Friday (06Jan16). Beyonce, Jay Z, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder are also reported to be invited to the event, at which Obama will host his biggest supporters ahead of the end of his two terms as America's leader on 20 January (17).

15th December 2016

Fact: Beyonce's hit single Formation has topped Google's track of the year list after becoming the most-searched for song of 2016. The superstar singer has also been named as the most Googled artist of the last 12 months. Prince's Purple Rain comes in at second place on the most-searched song line-up, following his sudden death in April (16). Adele's Hello also features in the top 10.

11th December 2016

Quote: "They are extremely close. It’s the sweetest thing. It’s the greatest thing about friendship, when you’re able to grow up together and your children grow up together. They act like cousins.” Singer Kelly Rowland reveals her two-year-old son Titan loves spending time with four-year-old Blue Ivy, the daughter of her best pal Beyonce.

15th September 2016

Fact: Hollywood's top celebrities flocked to Beyonce's Formation World Tour stop at Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night (14Sep16), when VIP guests included Jennifer Lawrence, Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera, Lea Michele, Laverne Cox, and Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan Tatum, who sported a black vest top from the singer's Ivy Park athleisure line.

9th August 2016

Fact: Jay Z and Beyonce were among the guests who gathered in the Hamptons, New York on Saturday (06Aug16) to celebrate the nuptials of music mogul Lyor Cohen and Chinese athlete-turned-model Xin Li. The happy couple tied the knot at Lyor's lavish estate, where the wedding party was entertained by R&B singer Anthony Hamilton.

11th July 2016

Fact: Beyonce and her husband Jay Z, and comedienne Ellen Degeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi were among the stars cheering on Serena Williams as she beat Angelique Kerber to claim her 22nd major singles title at the Wimbledon tennis championships on Saturday (09Jul16). Beyonce had to dash as soon as the match was won to head to Dublin, Ireland, where she performed in concert that night.

9th June 2016

Fact: Beyonce's new album Lemonade has become the R&B superstar's sixth million-selling release in the U.S. The album has picked up another 56,000 sales in the past week to bring the total sum to 1.051 million. Beyonce’s total solo album sales in America stands at 17.2 million. Lemonade was released on 23 April (16).

15th May 2016

Fact: Beyonce's Saturday night (14May16) concert at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California was a star-studded affair, with Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, Demi Lovato, and Jamie Foxx spotted among the audience. Meanwhile, opening act DJ Khaled brought a line-up of surprise guests, including Snoop Dogg, Big Sean, Trey Songz, and Ne-Yo among others.

10th May 2016

Fact: Beyonce is continuing to pay tribute to Prince during her Formation World Tour after performing a cover of The Beautiful Ones during her Monday night (09May16) show in Dallas, Texas. The R&B beauty previously belted out the tune while headlining Britain's Glastonbury festival in 2011. Beyonce has also been staging renditions of Prince classic Purple Rain and Vanity 6 track Nasty Girl during dates on her ongoing trek.

2nd May 2016

Fact: Beyonce's first foray into country music has won the thumbs up from the Dixie Chicks, after they chose to cover her new track Daddy Lessons during a show in Manchester, England on Saturday night (30Apr16). However, singer Natalie Maines missed her cue during the intro and laughed, "I already messed this whole thing up." Daddy Lessons features on the R&B superstar's new album, Lemonade.

27th April 2016

Tweet: "Sipping' on some Lemonade this morning.... #BeyInYeezy #WCW." Kim Kardashian names Beyonce her "Woman Crush Wednesday" after sharing a photo of the superstar from her TV special Lemonade, in which she wears a Hood by Air fur coat with a bra top and leggings from Kanye West's Yeezy collection for Adidas.

27th April 2016

Tweet: "Respect beyond respect. @Beyonce just changed so many games. Queen just became an Empress. Chills all over. #LEMONADE". New mum Anne Hathaway is blown away by Beyonce's recent TV special, Lemonade, and her new album of the same name.

5th February 2016

Quote: "She was so nervous, and had never done a kiss onscreen, that I had to instruct her to relax her lips." Cuba Gooding, Jr. helped to ease Beyonce's nerves as they locked lips for 2003 musical comedy The Fighting Temptations.

20th January 2016

Fact: Students at the University of Southern California (USC) were stunned to learn a superstar was on campus on Monday (18Jan16) when Beyonce took over a performance hall to rehearse her appearance at the Super Bowl half-time show. Beyonce will be joining Coldplay on the sports world's big stage next month (Feb16).

8th January 2016

Tweet: "Technically my wife completely slayed me last night in every way. My only angel saving grace was Mrs. Carter. Thank u B! #lipsyncbattle". Channing Tatum insists his wife, Jenna Dewan Tatum, deserved to win outright after going head-to-head on U.S. reality show Lipsync Battle, which aired on Thursday night (07Jan16). The Magic Mike star stunned the audience during his hilarious performance of Beyonce's Run the World (Girls) anthem by bringing out the R&B superstar herself for the song finale, much to the surprise of his wife, who had strutted her stuff and given him a lap dance during her rendition of Ginuwine's Pony. The competition was declared a tie by host LL Cool J.

25th November 2015

Fact: Beyonce's long-awaited clothing range for U.K. retailer Topshop is finally due to hit stores next year (16). The singer announced plans to launch a collection called Parkwood Topshop Athletic in 2014, and the line will be available in spring, 2016 after almost two years in development.

1st November 2015

Fact: Hip-hop supercouple Jay Z and Beyonce drew inspiration from Eddie Murphy's classic comedy Coming to America for their Halloween costumes after dressing up as King Akeem Joffer and Queen Aoleon for a party in New York City on Saturday (31Oct15). Beyonce previously stunned as Storm from X-Men at Ciara's costume party to celebrate her 30th birthday last week (24Oct15).

19th October 2015

Quote: "What does fear taste like? Success. I have accomplished nothing without a little taste of fear in my mouth." Beyonce shares a word of advice about succeeding in life.

23rd September 2015

Fact: Janet Jackson is following in the footsteps of Beyonce by collaborating with British producer Naughty Boy.

6th September 2015

Fact: Beyonce's fans remembered the singer's 34th birthday as the R&B superstar prepared to take the stage at her husband Jay Z's Made in America festival on Saturday night (05Sep15) by singing Happy Birthday to the headliner. Beyonce, who celebrated her birthday on Friday (04Sep15), rewarded her devotees by coming on a little early and performing Crazy in Love as they completed the birthday greetings. Dressed in a sequined leotard and thigh-high red boots, the star ripped through a hits medley and even included a few songs from her former band Destiny's Child as part of her solo set.

25th August 2015

Fact: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has become the most-followed celebrity on with 44.1 million fans. She has overtaken Beyonce, who has 44 million followers, while Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande round out the top five.

3rd August 2015

Fact: Pop superstar Beyonce has ordered a pair of shoes worth around $320,000 (£200,000) to wear in her next music video. The gem-studded heels are made by a U.K.-based company called The House of Borgezie.

9th July 2015

Fact: Beyonce, Coldplay and Pearl Jam have been announced as headliners for the 2015 Global Citizen Festival, joining British singer Ed Sheeran. The free concert will take place in Central Park, New York City on 26 September (15) to raise awareness for extreme poverty. It is the first event since Coldplay frontman Chris Martin was made curator.

7th July 2015

Fact: The video for Beyonce's 2013 song Ghost has been cited as the inspiration for a new skyscraper which is to be built in Melbourne, Australia.

24th June 2015

Fact: Beyonce celebrated her sister Solange Knowles' 29th birthday on Wednesday (24Jun15) by posting a photo of the siblings when they were kids online. In the shot, Beyonce is eight and Solange three. The pop superstar captioned the candid snap, "Happy Birthday to my sis! I love you deep."

19th June 2015

Quote: "My heart is with the families, loved ones, and all of those affected by the senseless tragedy in Charleston. May they rest in peace." Beyonce shares her feelings about the senseless slaughter of black churchgoers in South Carolina on Wednesday (17Jun15) on Instagram, alongside a silent video of the names of the victims of racist gunman Dylann Root, with the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston as a black and white backdrop.

8th June 2015

Quote: "I'm not naturally the thinnest, I have curves, I'm proud of my curves, and I have struggled from a young age with diets and finding something that actually works, that keeps the weight off, has been difficult for me... (But after adopting a plant-based diet), I felt like my skin was really firm. A lot tighter than when I deprived myself of food and got the weight off fast. And the weight stayed off." Beyonce insists the 22-day plant-based food challenge devised by her trainer Marco Borges really works. The pair recently teamed up to launch a vegan meal delivery service, based on the lifestyle theories outlined in Borges' book, The 22-Day Revolution.

19th May 2015

Fact: Beyonce and Nicki Minaj debuted the music video to their Feeling Myself collaboration on Jay Z's Tidal music service on Monday (18May15). The promo shows the hitmakers partying at the Coachella Music Festival in California last month (Apr15), and lounging around the pool.

14th May 2015

Fact: Beyonce, Meghan Trainor and SHARON OSBOURNE were among the stars who turned out to fete U.S. politician Hillary Clinton ahead of her bid for the White House at a fundraiser thrown by music mogul ANTONIO 'L.A.' REID in New York City on Wednesday (13May15).

9th May 2015

Quote: "At first it's the little things I noticed: I had more energy... The benefits of a plant-based diet need to be known. We should spend more time loving ourselves, which means taking better care of ourselves with good nutrition and making healthier food choices." Beyonce explains why she decided to team up with life coach Marco Borges to launch her vegan diet scheme, 22 Days Nutrition.

23rd April 2015

Quote: "(In September) we went on a boat with Beyonce and Jay Z for her birthday, and when we came out one night dressed to go to dinner, Blue said, 'Oh, ya'll look beautiful. When are ya'll getting married?'. Richard said, 'Oh, Blue, soon. Do you approve?' And she said, 'Yes'. That's the first time we talked seriously about getting married." BEYONCE's mother, TINA KNOWLES, credits her granddaughter Blue Ivy with inspiring her to exchange vows with her actor boyfriend Richard Lawson. The couple wed earlier this month (Apr15).

16th April 2015

Fact: R&B singer/songwriter Ne-Yo took inspiration from his aunt's break-up when writing Beyonce's hit song Irreplaceable. During the split, Ne-Yo recalls the ex-boyfriend asking about his leather jacket, and the star's aunt simply answered, "To the left", pointing to a box full of his items.

31st March 2015

Quote: "Sometimes you just know when to show up... It's so easy to just pick up the phone and say, 'Ya'll want to do it? Yes? Cool!' Friendship is the foundation of everything we do - no drama. People are looking for drama but we have none to give you. It's literally friendship and sisterhood and respect." R&B star Michelle Williams admits it's easy to get her former Destiny's Child bandmates to agree to a mini-reunion since they're still very close friends. The trio came together for its first live performance since Beyonce's 2013 Super Bowl halftime show to sing a rendition of Williams' song Say Yes at the Stellar Awards 2015 in Las Vegas on Saturday (28Mar15).

6th March 2015

Fact: Rocker Beck's father, David Campbell, served as a producer on Beyonce's 2006 Grammy-winning album B'Day. Last month (Feb15), Beck won the Album of the Year prize for Morning Phase over the R&B superstar, prompting protests from Beyonce's pal Kanye West.

12th February 2015

Quote: "I actually went on tour with Beyonce in Australia. It was, like, amazing just watching her every night, her passion and everything. I would love to do a record with her." Rapper Flo Rida is eager to hit the studio with his former tourmate Beyonce.

16th January 2015

Quote: "They're very kind and loving people and it also means I get to be around their daughter, who I love so freaking much! She is a powerhouse... She is, like, the boss of everything. And she can do all the choreography to Sia's Chandelier video even though she's just three years old. She's just super smart and I love her so much." Gwyneth Paltrow is a huge fan of best pals Beyonce and Jay Z's little girl, Blue Ivy.

16th January 2015

Quote: "I think one of my best qualities... is absolute loyalty to my friends, so if I did know - which I don't - I would not say." Gwyneth Paltrow dodges a question about what actually happened between her close friend Jay Z and his wife Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles during their infamous elevator clash in New York last year (14).

15th January 2015

Quote: "She came up to me and held my hands and said, 'I love your music, my daughter and I listen to your songs every day and dance to them.' I freaked out! I was pretty much complete with my life. I was like, 'Oh! That's it, Beyonce likes my songs. I'm done.'" Pop star Meghan Trainor was shocked to learn Beyonce is a fan of her music when the singers met for the first time last month (Dec14).

7th January 2015

Fact: Beyonce surprised thousands of U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan and Kuwait by sending them a video message on New Year's Eve (31Dec14). The Halo hitmaker said, "I just want to say a big thank you to our troops for everything you do to keep our country safe... We all sleep better at night knowing that you guys are protecting us, and we're filled with gratitude." The message aired before a screening of her On the Run documentary, which also stars Jay Z.

30th December 2014

Fact: Hip-hop supercouple Beyonce and Jay Z brought their star power ringside in Thailand this week (begs29Dec14) as they took in a Muay Thai fight while on vacation. The musicians were photographed in the front row at the small Patong Boxing Stadium in Phuket, where they watched a bout between two mixed martial artists. The superstars have been in the country since last week (ends26Dec14), when they arrived in time to enjoy the Christmas Day (25Dec14) festivities.

22nd December 2014

Fact: Beyonce made Orange Is The New Black star Laverne Cox's Christmas complete by sending the actress a holiday card and gift last week (ends21Dec14).

16th December 2014

Quote: "Beyonce has such a huge movement and there are so few black women in music that have a movement, who impact the culture. I think that our fans have wanted us to come together for a very long time because when two forces like that come together, it's a moment. I feel like the entire hip-hop culture and pop culture have been asking for that for a while. With Beyonce, I'm such a fan, I was a fan of her work before, but now I'm a fan of her as a person..." Nicki Minaj gushes about joining forces with the R&B superstar for the rapper's new album, The Pinkprint. The Flawless (Remix) collaborators have teamed up again for the song Feeling Myself.

8th December 2014

Fact: Rapper Nicki Minaj donned a risque outfit to portray her Flawless collaborator Beyonce during a sketch on U.S. comedy show Saturday Night Live this weekend (06Dec14). The hip-hop star showed off her comedy acting skills for a segment spoofing the nativity story, with series regulars portraying Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Rick Ross, Eminem, Kanye West and Riff Raff alongside Minaj.

5th December 2014

Fact: Beyonce has extended her lead over Dolly Parton as the most-nominated female artist in Grammy Awards history after adding another two nods to her initial three mentions for the 2015 prizegiving. The superstar, who was previously tied with the country legend at 46, landed early nominations on Friday (05Dec14) for Best Urban Contemporary Album for her self-titled release, and Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance for her Drunk In Love collaboration with husband Jay Z. She has since notched up an extra pair for Best Surround Sound Album and Best Music Film for her On the Run Tour: Beyonce & Jay Z Tv concert special, taking her total nominations throughout her career to 51. She has 17 wins to date.

23rd November 2014

Fact: Beyonce has unveiled one of her lowest-cost music videos to date after recording footage of herself and her dancers showing off their moves around her hotel suite and balcony on an iPhone for the new homemade 7/11 promo. In the goofy video, the superstar shakes her booty in her underwear, prances about her bathroom, jumps out of a cardboard box and uses her foot as a makeshift phone.

10th November 2014

Quote: "She's like super fun and playful and still at the same time a beast. It's good for me to see a woman be like that. I'm always inspired by powerful women who can balance their family with work, because that's something I would love to do one day. She's super hands on. She thinks a million times before she makes a move. She's a businesswoman." Nicki Minaj is inspired by her recent collaborator Beyonce.

6th November 2014

Tweet: "There's no better feeling than holding my beautiful nephew. I thank god for the honor of witnessing my sisters (sic) journey into motherhood. I've always dreamt of our little ones growing up together. I'm so thankful for our bond. Baby Ty, I love you so much. Congrats to my Spoons." Beyonce gushes about meeting her best friend and former Destiny's Child bandmate Kelly Rowland's baby son Titan, who was born on Tuesday (04Nov14). The tot is Rowland's first with husband Tim Weatherspoon.

15th September 2014

Quote: "It's been an honour and a pleasure to share the stage with you. I couldn't dream for anything else (than) to be in this stadium with the woman I love, who I believe is the greatest entertainer of our time..." Rapper Jay Z praises his wife Beyonce as they close out their On the Run tour in Paris on Saturday (13Sep14).

12th September 2014

Fact: Nicki Minaj stunned Beyonce's French fans on Friday night (12Sep14) when she appeared onstage with her pal at the first of two On the Run Tour shows in Paris. Minaj and Beyonce teamed up to perform their duet Flawless Remix for the sold out crowd. The magical moment was captured on camera for an upcoming HBO special, which will debut in America later this month (Sep14).

9th September 2014

Fact: Beyonce made a bride's wedding day even more special by accidentally gatecrashing the ceremony in Portofino, Italy on Saturday (06Sep14). The R&B star and her husband Jay Z were visiting a local church when they came across the wedding, and Beyonce even posed with the bride. The hip-hop supercouple has been in the region celebrating Beyonce's 33rd birthday.

1st September 2014

Quote: Jay Z and Beyonce continue to show rumours their marriage is in trouble are untrue - they were snapped cosying up together in a Vip area at the Made in America Festival in Los Angeles on Sunday (31Aug14) as they watched rapper Kanye West's set.

29th August 2014

Fact: Superstar Beyonce has called her daughter Blue Ivy her "biggest muse" in a touching poem 'remixed' by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Forrest Grander. Bey the Light, which centres on themes of pain and healing, features in CR Fashion Book, a high-fashion magazine founded by former Vogue Paris editor Corine Roitfeld, alongside a photoshoot with the singer.

8th August 2014

Tweet: "Thank you San Fran! Your city is beautiful. It was the perfect place to complete the best tour of my life! Thank you to all the fans that supported our show. God bless." Beyonce praises fans who came out to see her first joint concert tour with husband Jay Z. The couple wrapped the 16-city trek in San Francisco, California on Wednesday (07Aug14) and will take the show to Paris, France in September (14).

4th August 2014

Quote: "A month or two ago, Gee (Roberson, from her management team) called me when I was on my way to Vegas and said, 'Beyonce wants you to do a remix to Flawless.' After I got proper medical help and started breathing again, I was like, 'What?' She sent me a version that she wanted. She told me, 'I want you to be you. I don't want you to hold back.' I said, 'You sure?' She said, 'Yeah. I want you to be you and do you.'" Rapper Nicki Minaj was stunned to be approached by superstar Beyonce to feature on a raunchy new version of her song Flawless. The pair surprised fans by releasing the track late on Saturday night (02Aug14).

4th August 2014

Fact: Jessica Alba, Lea Michele, Stevie Wonder, Zachary Quinto, Ellen Pompeo and pregnant Kelly Rowland were among the stars in the audience for the second night of Jay Z and Beyonce's On The Run tour stop at Los Angeles' Rose Bowl on Sunday (03Aug14). The hip-hop supercouple also delighted fans at the same venue on Saturday (02Aug14).

21st July 2014

Quote: "It doesn't even matter to me whatsoever, who would show up. Because the most important person to show up there, to me, was Kim. And that's all that matters to me. I had to fight for that for seven years... Kim is this girl who f**king turns me on. I love her. This is who I want to be next to and be around." Rapper Kanye West insists he wasn't angered that close friends Jay Z and Beyonce snubbed his Italian wedding to reality star Kim Kardashian in May (14).

20th July 2014

Fact: Beyonce appears to be excited about the Fifty Shades of Grey movie adaptation - she has posted the teaser to the trailer, which will debut on Thursday (24Jul14), on her page. A slowed down "uh oh, uh oh" from her 2003 hit Crazy in Love can be heard as the ad fades to black, suggesting the song may appear on the movie's soundtrack.

29th June 2014

Fact: Beyonce and Jay Z have risked the wrath of Justin Bieber's fans by flashing an image of his mugshot on a big screen during their On The Run tour. The snap, taken following his Dui arrest in Miami, Florida in January (14), features among a number of other celebrity mugshots, including late rapper Tupac Shakur, alongside the message, "Even the greatest can fall" during the duo's performance of Jay Z's track Izzo (H.O.V.A.).

16th June 2014

Fact: Hip-hop superstars LL Cool J and Jay Z and his wife Beyonce were among the celebrities who enjoyed a night out at the theatre on Saturday (14Jun14) as they took in one of the final performances of Denzel Washington's Broadway show A Raisin in the Sun. The new production of the Lorraine Hansberry play, which recently won three Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play, closed on Sunday (15Jun14) after a limited 14-week run.

15th June 2014

Fact: Beyonce celebrated Father's Day on Sunday (15Jun14) by posting a sweet photo of her husband Jay Z carrying their two-year-old daughter Blue Ivy on his shoulders. The artistic black and white woodland shot, taken from behind and posted on the singer's Instagram page came with the caption, "Happy Happy Father's Day."

10th June 2014

Quote: "There was so much commotion and excitement, I never really gave that a second thought. If you had been there you would have thought that was the last thing on anyone's mind... (I) just assumed they were working." Kim Kardashian's mum Kris Jenner insists Beyonce and Jay Z's no show at her daughter's wedding to rapper Kanye West in Europe last month (May14) was not a big deal. The notoriously-private hip-hop supercouple stayed in the U.S. and instead vacationed in the Hamptons in New York.

26th May 2014

Fact: Beyonce and Jay Z skipped pal Kanye West's European wedding over the weekend (24-25May14) in favour of a private getaway to the Hamptons in New York. The hip-hop supercouple was noticeably absent from the celebrations in Paris, France and Florence, Italy on Saturday (24May14), when the Stronger hitmaker exchanged vows with reality Tv star Kim Kardashian. However, the Crazy in Love hitmaker sent her best wishes to the newlyweds via Instagram by sharing a photo from the couple's recent Vogue magazine shoot and writing in the caption, "Wishing you a lifetime of unconditional love. God bless your beautiful family."

15th May 2014

Fact: Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles has sparked rumours she has mended a rift with the superstar by posting a childhood picture of the pair on her page just days after reportedly deleting all shots of her sibling. The pair hit headlines this week (beg12May14) when security camera footage appeared to show Knowles attacking Beyonce's husband Jay Z in an elevator.

7th May 2014

Tweet: "Yup! This happened!!!! #StillScreamingInside" Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o was left starstruck during a meeting with Beyonce at the 2014 Costume Institute Gala in New York on Monday (05Apr14). She posted a photo of herself alongside her 12 Years a Slave co-star Sarah Paulson, Beyonce, and her sister Solange Knowles.

6th May 2014

Fact: Fans waiting to see A-list celebrities including Beyonce, Victoria Beckham and Rihanna at the Met Costume Institute gala in New York City on Monday (05May14) got a shock when a male streaker ran through the crowds and tried to make his way into the bash while wearing just a pink 'mankini' and gold chains.

29th April 2014

Quote: "I'm pretending to get a facelift and Botox (in the video for Pretty Hurts)... It represents all the things that people go through to put up with the pressure that society puts on us... Some of the things that young women go through are just really heartbreaking for me." Pop superstar Beyonce was determined to show the lengths some women go to to achieve beauty in the promo for her new song Pretty Hurts, in which she takes part in a pageant show.

23rd April 2014

Fact: Superstar couple Jay Z and Beyonce have bought a base in London. The pair reportedly paid $8.8 million (£5.5. million) for a townhouse in the U.K. capital.

23rd April 2014

Fact: Katy Perry and Rihanna were in the running to record Beyonce's track Pretty Hurts, but didn't reply to songwriter Sia Furler in time. The song appears on the Crazy in Lover hitmaker's album Beyonce, which was released earlier this year (14).

14th April 2014

Fact: Superstar Beyonce earned an estimated $6,507 (£4,067) per hour in 2013, according to Parade magazine. The singer's self-titled album, released with no prior publicity online in December (13), was the fastest-selling album ever on iTunes. That, in addition to her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, helped her to rake in a reported $57 million (£35.63 million) last year.

9th April 2014

Fact: Superstar couple Beyonce and Jay Z celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary on Friday (04Apr14) by jetting to the Dominican Republic for a romantic getaway. The pair was spotted at the Casa de Compo resort in the Caribbean country on Saturday (05Apr14), reports

8th April 2014

Fact: Beyonce has posed for another provocative magazine shoot, covering her exposed breasts with her hands for the new issue of gay magazine Out. The Xo singer sports a peroxide blonde hairdo and jewels for the sexy black and white topless photo.

8th April 2014

Quote: "I'm very happy if my words can ever inspire or empower someone who considers themselves an oppressed minority. We are all the same and we all want the same things: the right to be happy, to be just who we want to be and to love who we want to love." Beyonce is proud to be a role model to all fans, including those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (Lgbt) community.

6th March 2014

Fact: Beyonce has expanded her charity endeavours by teaming up with local non-profits at each of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour stops across Europe to help seriously ill children and those struggling with poverty and homelessness through the ongoing #BeyGood initiative. Organisation executives have announced that they have partnered with Dublin Simon Community in Ireland; Kinderlachen Charity in Germany; Juttersdok in Holland; SOS Children's Villages in Belgium; Sonar Despierto in Spain, and Casa do Gaiato in Portugal to aid their efforts by encouraging fans to make donations at each Beyonce gig across the continent.

6th March 2014

Fact: British pop star Lily Allen avoided the traffic on the roads of London on Tuesday (04Mar14) and hopped on an Underground train as she made her way to Beyonce's concert at the O2 Arena. The Smile hitmaker shared a photo of herself on the Jubilee line on her account and later posed for pictures with One Direction hunk Liam Payne, who was also in attendance at the gig.

2nd March 2014

Fact: Beyonce treated fans in London to a special guest appearance by her rapper husband Jay Z as she hit the stage at the O2 Arena on Friday (28Feb14) and Saturday (01Mar14). The superstar couple joined forces to perform its new duet, Drunk In Love, during the first two nights of the pop icon's five-date residency at the venue.

20th February 2014

Fact: Beyonce was wearing a reported $2 million (£1.25 million)-worth of Lorraine Schwartz diamonds while she performed Xo live for the first time at the 2014 BRIT Awards in London on Wednesday (19Feb14). The R&B superstar stunned in a figure-hugging, teal, Swarovski crystal-coated Vrettos Vrettakos gown.

14th February 2014

Fact: Beyonce turned out to help her former Destiny's Child bandmate Kelly Rowland celebrate her 33rd birthday at a party this week (beg10Feb14). The Crazy in Love singer published pictures from the gold-themed fondue party on her Tumblr page. Rowland turned 33 on Tuesday (11Feb14). Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles also attended.

11th January 2014

Fact: British singer Cheryl Cole has been given the official seal of approval from Beyonce herself after a video of the former Girls Aloud member and two pals dancing along to the superstar's new song Flawless appeared on Beyonce shared a link to the clip on her official page alongside the message, "Yes Cheryl!"

10th January 2014

Fact: Beyonce and her sister Solange Knowles are set to host a lavish birthday party for their mother Tina in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday (11Jan14). The stars have sent out invites for the black tie bash, which will be held "in the tradition of an old New Orleans masquerade party", and cost an estimated $100,000 (£62,500), according to Stylist Tina Knowles turned 60 on 4 January (14).

8th January 2014

Fact: Beyonce's self-titled surprise record has surpassed the total sales for her previous album, 4, in just four weeks. The singer's latest release has sold 1.43 million copies in the U.S., surpassing the cumulative sales for her 2011 album - 1.39 million.

6th January 2014

Quote: "It feels like the album that I have wanted to hear from Beyonce for such a long time, and I'm so happy that it has happened... It feels really personal. It meant a lot to me - I was just like, 'S**t, I'm so happy that this exists right now and also I'm so glad that no year-end lists matter anymore.'" Teen singing sensation Lorde on Beyonce's surprise self-titled album released in December (13).

2nd January 2014

Fact: Beyonce rang in the new year with her Destiny's Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams at the Versace Mansion in Miami, Florida. The stars were among the celebrity guests at SEAN '' COMBS' New Year's Eve (31Dec13) bash, where Beyonce's husband Jay Z, Pharrell Williams, director Spike Lee, producer The-Dream and models Chanel Iman, Joan Smalls and Jourdan Dunn all partied the night away.

2nd January 2014

Fact: Singer/actress Beyonce will reportedly sit down with U.S. Tv host James Lipton to discuss her career on top interview show Inside The Actor's Studio later this month (Jan14).

31st December 2013

Fact: Superstars Beyonce and Jay Z posed for pictures with Gloria Estefan over the weekend (28-29Dec13) after running into the Latin icon and her family while dining at the Sea Salt & Pepper restaurant in Miami, Florida.

30th December 2013

Quote: "I didn't have a pen and paper, I got to the mic and was just like, 'Press record...' I was so embarrassed after I recorded the song 'cause I'm just talking s**t! And I'm like, 'I can't play this for my husband!' I still haven't played it for my mum! She's gonna be very mad at me." Beyonce was nervous about the feedback she would receive from her loved ones over her new song Partition, in which shows off a raunchier side of herself by singing about a romp with her husband Jay Z in the backseat of a car.

20th December 2013

Fact: Superstar Beyonce has surprised breast cancer survivor Deborah Cohan with two tickets to an upcoming concert on her current The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, after a video of the fan dancing to hit song Get Me Bodied before her double mastectomy recently went viral. Cohan underwent the procedure in November (13) in San Francisco, California and she was presented with the tickets during an appearance on U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America on Friday (20Dec13).

20th December 2013

Fact: Madonna's adopted daughter Mercy James received a kiss from Beyonce when her mother took her to see The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in New York's Barclay's Centre on Thursday (19Dec13). The Material Girl hitmaker took to her account to share a picture of the Crazy in Love singer planting a kiss on the eight-year-old's forehead.

19th December 2013

Fact: Beyonce's new self-titled album has gone platinum in just six days after selling one million downloads worldwide. The superstar surprised fans by releasing her fifth studio project on last Friday (13Dec13) without any prior announcement or promotion.

17th December 2013

Fact: Justin Timberlake showed off his drumming talents on Beyonce's new track Yonce by playing the beat on a bucket. The track was produced by mutual pal Timbaland.

13th December 2013

Quote: "I didn't want to release my music the way I've done it. I am bored with that. I feel like I am able to speak directly to my fans. There's so much that gets between the music, the artist and the fans. I felt like I didn't want anybody to give the message when my record is coming out. I just want this to come out when it's ready and from me to my fans." Beyonce explains the shock release of her self-titled new album, which hit iTunes as an exclusive download on Thursday night (12Dec13).

4th December 2013

Fact: Beyonce dedicated her rendition of Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You to tragic actor Paul Walker onstage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (03Dec13). Walker died in a car crash on Saturday afternoon (30Nov13).

4th December 2013

Fact: Zoe Saldana, Khloe Kardashian, Kelly Osbourne, Anna Kendrick, Julianne Hough and Samuel L. Jackson were among the stars who turned out to watch Beyonce perform at Los Angeles' Staples Center on Tuesday (03Dec13).

29th November 2013

Fact: Singer Beyonce is urging fans to bring clothing items to her North American shows as part of her BeyGood initiative. The donations will benefit underprivileged families.

11th November 2013

Quote: "Congrats to the happy couple who got engaged at last night's concert in Perth". Beyonce sends a personal message to two fans who are set to wed after the groom-to-be proposed to his girlfriend at the superstar's concert in Perth, Australia on Friday night (08Nov13).

30th October 2013

Fact: Beyonce has debuted a new song, God Made You Beautiful, in an advertisement for the Dvd release of her HBO documentary, Life is But a Dream.

8th October 2013

Fact: Superstar Beyonce is releasing her first official calendar. The 2014 calendar will be available for purchase online Monday (07Oct13) and in stores next Tuesday (15Oct13). On the cover, the singer sports a sparkly crop top, while another shot shows her flaunting her curves in nude, latex hot pants.

25th September 2013

Fact: Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Stephen Merchant showed off their lip syncing skills on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (24Sep13) as part of a fun competition. Gordon-Levitt performed Elton John's Tiny Dancer and Nicki Minaj's Super Bass, while Merchant belted out Beyonce's Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) and Dj Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's Boom! Shake The Room.

16th September 2013

Fact: Beyonce turned wedding singer on Saturday night (14Sep13) to treat her pal LeBron James and his longtime love Savannah Brinson to a special performance of Crazy In Love at their reception in San Diego, California, according to The R&B superstar jetted back to the U.S. straight after hitting the stage at the Rock in Rio Music Festival in Brazil on Friday (13Sep13) in order to attend the basketball icon's nuptials with her husband Jay Z.

15th September 2013

Fact: Beyonce thrilled her South American fans by performing at the 2013 Rock in Rio Music Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday (13Sep13).

11th September 2013

Quote: "Beyonce sent me a gorgeous bouquet for The Princess and the Frog (premiere). So we touch base, and when we do, it's lovely." Actress Anika Noni Rose still keeps in touch with her Dreamgirls co-star Beyonce.

2nd September 2013

Fact: Superstar Beyonce has jetted off to the Spanish island of Ibiza for a family break following her headlining performance at her husband Jay Z's Made in America festival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday (31Aug13). The Crazy In Love hitmaker was photographed boarding a yacht as she carried her baby daughter Blue Ivy on Monday (02Sep13), two days before she celebrates her 32nd birthday (04Sep13).

10th August 2013

Fact: Beyonce can add perfume mogul to her resume - her collection of Heat signature scents has been named the best-selling celebrity fragrance brand in the world, based on global sales. The R&B superstar has launched six scents to date, including Pulse, Midnight Heat and Heat Rush.

9th August 2013

Quote: "I got a little teary eyed! I've been working for her so long, she has this beautiful long hair and it's hard to grow hair out. I feel like it's my hair, I work so much with her. I feel a little emotional but excited for her too." Beyonce's longtime hairstylist, Kim Kimble, had no idea the pop superstar was planning to lop off her long locks until she debuted her new pixie crop on on Wednesday night (07Aug13).

27th July 2013

Fact: Superstar Beyonce showed off her superhero credentials during a recent stop at a branch of U.S. superstore Target after striking a pose in a Batman mask as her pals donned similar headgear as Spider-Man and The Hulk. The singer shared a photo of the bizarre shopping trip on her website earlier this week (ends26Jul13).

26th July 2013

Fact: Rap superstar Jay Z surprised his wife Beyonce at her concert in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Thursday (25Jul13) by running out onstage to kiss the R&B beauty at the end of her show, much to her fans' delight.

15th July 2013

Quote: "It's always floating out there... It has to be the real thing and it's slowly making sense, more sense every day, every day it's making more sense - as far as a tour, not an album." Jay Z is open to touring with wife Beyonce in the future.

11th July 2013

Quote: "Absolutely, God willing. Get this little basketball team going... It's all part of the elaborate plan." Rapper-turned-sports agent Jay Z is eager to expand his family with his wife Beyonce after becoming a first-time dad to daughter Blue Ivy last year (12).

11th July 2013

Quote: "Right now, Bey has 100,000 amazing songs, just playing 'em... (We) dance to it in our socks!" Rapper Jay Z likes to jam to his wife Beyonce's new songs in the comfort of their own home as the R&B superstar works on her next album.

11th July 2013

Fact: R&B superstar Beyonce has posed naked wearing nothing but glitter for a U.S. fashion magazine. The Crazy In Love hitmaker's famous curves are seen covered in bronze and gold sparkles for the cover of the latest issue of Flaunt magazine.

2nd July 2013

Fact: Beyonce performed to a star-studded crowd at Los Angeles' Staples Center on Monday night (01Jul13) - Jessica Alba, Kylie Minogue, Lea Michele and Nicole Richie were among the famous faces in the audience.

28th June 2013

Quote: "I hate hearing myself speak. I think everyone does. I hear my little crazy voice coming out of this beautiful, regal woman - I'm like, 'This is really strange, but I love it.'" Beyonce learned to love her movie voice as animated character Queen Tara in new film Epic.

28th June 2013

Quote: "I showed her a few of the scenes. She's still young, so her attention span is about 20 minutes, but she did see it. She was like, 'Wait a minute. That's you!' So I think she figured it out. She seemed to be impressed." Beyonce is delighted her baby daughter Blue Ivy recognised mum's voice in animated movie EPIC. The superstar voiced forest queen Tara in the film.

22nd June 2013

Quote: "She's a slob. If you walk in (to her house) - maybe she's gotten better since becoming a mother - but she's got a lot on her brain. You can tell she's got a lot going on." Kelly Rowland names her former Destiny's Child bandmate Beyonce Knowles' worst quality.

17th June 2013

Quote: "Congratulations Kim & Kanye. Enjoy this beautiful moment together." R&B superstar Beyonce sends her best wishes to new parents Kim Kardashian and Kanye West following the birth of their daughter on Saturday (15Jun13).

13th June 2013

Fact: Beyonce has launched a limited edition fragrance in celebration of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. Named after the sold-out trek, the perfume is the fourth creation in her Beyonce Parfums range and is billed as a "tribute to Beyonce's amazing momentous journey".

9th June 2013

Fact: While in New York City ahead of his performance at the Governors Ball on Sunday (09Jun13), rapper Kanye West celebrated his 36th birthday at Ms. Lily's on Saturday night (08Jun13) with his celebrity pals Jay Z, Beyonce and Nas. Noticeably absent was the Stronger hitmaker's girlfriend, mum-to-be Kim Kardashian, who is in Los Angeles and unable to fly due to her pregnancy.

30th May 2013

Quote: "It was endearing. She heard how real I was and she was just like, 'I'm so proud of you'." Kelly Rowland on pal Beyonce's reaction to her new track Dirty Laundry, which chronicles the singer's feelings of jealousy towards her former Destiny's Child bandmate as her solo career took off, while she was battling personal problems at home with an abusive lover.

29th May 2013

Tweet: "Oooweeee! If I got touched like Bey did last night, he would've been Gone. Not only by me but my man, brother And dad would've had His a**!" Singer Jordin Sparks would not have been as gracious as Beyonce after the superstar had her butt slapped by a cheeky male fan in Denmark on Monday (27May13).

20th May 2013

Quote: "What do you say meeting Beyonce? I said, 'Hi, I'm Chris. I'm the snail.' She said, 'You have a wonderful voice.' And I said, 'Your voice is Ok, too.'" BRIDESMAIDS funnyman Chris O'Dowd was starstruck when he met his EPIC co-star Beyonce for the first time. The actor voices a slimy grub character in the animated film, while Beyonce plays a queen.

7th May 2013

Fact: Multi-tasking stars Beyonce, Jessica Simpson, Gwen Stefani and supermodel Gisele Bundchen have been named among the 50 Most Powerful Moms of 2013 by editors at America's Working Mother magazine.

7th May 2013

Quote: "I would like more children. I think my daughter needs some company. I definitely love being (a) big sister... At some point, when it's supposed to happen..." Beyonce hopes to expand her family in the near future after giving birth to Blue Ivy last year (12).

7th May 2013

Quote: "I am very protective. I just want to make sure that she can have a healthy, safe, normal life." Beyonce on bringing up her baby daughter, Blue Ivy, in the spotlight.

6th May 2013

Fact: Beyonce and Jay Z's 16-month-old daughter Blue Ivy joined her superstar mum onstage at London's O2 Arena on Saturday (04May13) during a rendition of the star's hit Irreplaceable.

2nd May 2013

Fact: Jennifer Lopez has joined the line-up for Beyonce's The Sound of Change charity concert at Britain's Twickenham Stadium on 1 June (13). Florence + The MAChine, John Legend, Timbaland and Ellie Goulding are also among the acts due to perform at the gig, which aims to raise awareness of women's issues around the globe.

25th April 2013

Fact: Beyonce's musical director, Bibi MCGill, has her own line of organic kale chips.

12th April 2013

Fact: Beyonce will be wearing exclusive designs by fashion brand DSquared2 for her upcoming world tour, which kicks off on 15 April (13) in Belgrade, Serbia.

9th April 2013

Quote: "There were moments when I felt my nose had spread 20 inches. My face felt crazy fat, my lips were swollen and I gained 57 pounds... Before I gave birth I said, 'I don't want to get comfortable with whatever weight I gain. I want to still feel my best'." Beyonce was devastated to see her weight gain after giving birth to her daughter last year (12).

4th April 2013

Fact: Beyonce has revisited looks from her past in her brand new commercial for beverage giant Pepsi. The Mirrors clip for Pepsi Max, unveiled on Thursday (04Apr13), depicts the superstar in a dance off against a series of her own reflections from previous music videos, including her 19-year-old self from the Destiny's Child promo for Bootylicious, her Crazy In Love solo debut when she was 21, and her iconic dancer from the Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) video. The commercial, which features new song Grown Woman, ends with the tagline, "Embrace your past, but live for now".

3rd April 2013

Quote: "I guess I am a modern-day feminist. I do believe in equality. Why do you have to choose what type of woman you are? Why do you have to label yourself anything? I'm just a woman and I love being a woman. I do believe in equality and that we have a way to go and it's something that's pushed aside and something that we have been conditioned to accept." Beyonce outlines her strong views on women's rights.

3rd April 2013

Fact: Beyonce has teased fans with a six-second video hinting at a big announcement on Thursday morning (04Apr13) - the date of her fifth wedding anniversary with husband Jay Z. The clip features the superstar dressed in a sexy leather ensemble with a robotic metal glove on her left hand and simply features the message: "4.4.2013 9Am Edt #BeyHereNow".

3rd April 2013

Quote: "I'm always bruised somewhere, my legs, my hips. But you've already started so you've just gotta fight through it." Beyonce is battling injuries as she begins rehearsals for her upcoming world tour.

27th March 2013

Quote: "If you like it, you should be able to put a ring on it!" Superstar Beyonce shows her support for same-sex marriage as U.S. Supreme Court officials debate the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8 bill, which outlawed gay unions in 2008.

26th March 2013

Quote: "I've always wanted to be a queen." Beyonce is thrilled with her new role as an animated forest queen in family film Epic.

25th March 2013

Quote: "I was at my ideal weight while working on my Crazy in Love video. I was 20 years old. Whenever I want to get into amazing shape, that's the body size I aim for. But believe me, I'm not a naturally thin person. I have to work for it." Beyonce is always fighting to look as good as she did when she was 20.

18th March 2013

Quote: "I would just say, everyone is not supposed to be the same. Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you you." Beyonce shares her advice for a healthy body.

18th March 2013

Quote: "I'll tell her to embrace who she really is. It took me until I was 25 to fully appreciate my unique qualities - the things about my personality and my body that make me special. It's always the stuff you're self-conscious about as a kid, and then you grow up and look back and you're like, 'I had no idea I was so fly!'" New mum Beyonce wants her daughter, one-year-old Blue Ivy, to grow up loving her body.

18th March 2013

Quote: "I didn't have a lot of time to lose the weight because I scheduled a show three months after I gave birth, which I would never do again... I stayed away from red meat and ate a lot of fish, replaced pasta and rice with quinoa." Beyonce reveals the diet secrets which helped her to regain her pre-baby figure after becoming a mum to daughter Blue Ivy last year (Jan12).

7th March 2013

Fact: Beyonce has gone blonde for new ads promoting her upcoming Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. Los Angeles hairstylist Kim Kimble, who has worked with the likes of Lady Gaga, Shakira and Britney Spears, created her new look for the campaign. The tour kicks off in Europe next month (Apr13).

5th March 2013

Quote: "I'm not sure if I'll be shaking it when I'm their age. I don't think I'll be able to keep up with them. It will probably be all Ave Maria stuff when I get to that point." Beyonce doubts she has the energy to continue dancing into middle age, like pop veterans Madonna and Cher.

23rd February 2013

Fact: Tickets for Beyonce's 11 U.K. tour dates on her upcoming The Mrs. Carter Show sold out in just 10 minutes when they went on general sale on Saturday morning (23Feb13).

20th February 2013

Fact: R&B superstar Beyonce has scored cable channel HBO's most-watched documentary film in almost 10 years after 1.8 million viewers tuned in to her Life is But a Dream film, which premiered in the U.S. on Saturday night (16Feb13).

20th February 2013

Quote: "We had dinners with the producers every day, like a family. It was like a camp. Weekends off. You could go and jump in the pool and ride bikes... The ocean and grass and sunshine... It was a really safe place." Beyonce made sure to have fun with her collaborator pals Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and The-Dream while recording new music in the posh Hamptons area in New York.

19th February 2013

Quote: "When she is working onstage, she has more power than any woman I've ever seen. She would never say it and has never said it, but I feel she knows with every fibre of her being that she is the best in the world at her job." Gwyneth Paltrow is in awe of her best pal Beyonce's powerful stage presence.

18th February 2013

Quote: "I think, actually, Egypt kissed Blue, and I don't think Jay liked it very much. He called my husband, he said, 'Watch your son!'" Alicia Keys' baby boy with producer husband Swizz Beatz has taken a liking to Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter Blue Ivy.

18th February 2013

Quote: "I did a show three months after I gave birth, which was really crazy. I had clearly never given birth. I didn't know that I would gain 60 pounds." Beyonce on her struggles to return to the stage after becoming a first-time mum last year (12).

18th February 2013

Fact: Beyonce and Jay Z were among the stars sitting courtside at the NBA All-Stars game in the R&B beauty's native Houston, Texas, on Sunday night (17Feb13) as the best of the Western Conference beat the East 143 to 138. Director Spike Lee, rappers Common, Drake and 2 Chainz and singer Trey Songz were also in the audience for the annual event, which opened with a performance by Ne-Yo. John Legend sang the U.S. National Anthem before game time, while Alicia Keys took centre stage for a set at half-time.

18th February 2013

Quote: "I've never worked so hard for 12 minutes in my life." Beyonce on her Super Bowl half-time performance.

17th February 2013

Quote: "I had some fried alligator. I had turtle, which I'd never had before. Very interesting. I don't know if I'd do that again. We ate so well. I had a drink with my mother for the first time because she doesn't drink." Beyonce on how she celebrated after her Super Bowl half-time performance in New Orleans, Louisiana on 3 February (13).

17th February 2013

Tweet: "Watching Beyonce's HBO special and all I got to say is... B a rockstar sistah (sic)! You are all that God made you to be! Queen B Rocks. You look so happy and so blessed Beyonce! You touched my heart tonight with ya story (sic)!" Actress Vivica A. Fox is impressed by Beyonce's Life Is But A Dream documentary, which aired on U.S. network Hbo on Saturday (16Feb13).

16th February 2013

Fact: Pop superstar Beyonce shows off her baby girl Blue Ivy in a leaked image from her new fly-on-the-wall film Life is But a Dream. The singer smiles adoringly in the touching mother-daughter snap, in which the 13 month old wears a white dress. The HBO documentary is set to air in the U.S. on Saturday (16Feb13).

15th February 2013

Quote: "I'm controlling my content, controlling my brand and archiving it for my daughter and making sure she has it and she respects it but there's not enough of us that become moguls. And I think there are many ways to get there." Beyonce wants to see more powerful women in the music industry.

15th February 2013

Quote: "It took a while for me and my dad to have an understanding. When I turned 18 and started handling my business more, he went into shock... I’d say no to something, and he’d book it anyway. Then I’d have to do it because I’d look bad (if I didn't). We would fight sometimes, and it took about two years... for him to realise, 'Oh, she is an adult now, and if she doesn’t wanna do something, I can’t make her do it'." Beyonce on her professional relationship with her manager/father Mathew Knowles.

14th February 2013

Quote: "She is incredible; she's a great friend on every level. I think for us, protecting our daughters is so important and... keeping things on our own terms, so I will still be protective and make sure (Blue Ivy) has a childhood and a great time." Beyonce gushes about her best friend Gwyneth Paltrow, who shared motherly advice with the R&B superstar upon the birth of her baby girl Blue Ivy a year ago.

14th February 2013

Fact: Beyonce had no idea her pal Oprah Winfrey would be joining her on the red carpet for the New York premiere of her upcoming Tv documentary Life Is But A Dream on Tuesday (13Feb13) - the talk show titan showed up unannounced to toast the R&B superstar's success. Oprah, who recently interviewed Beyonce for her show Oprah's Next Chapter, flew to New York for the screening of the film, which will debut in America on Saturday (16Feb13).

11th February 2013

Fact: Beyonce, Jay Z, Kelly Rowland, Ryan Tedder and Ed Sheeran were among the stars who checked out Justin Timberlake's post-Grammys concert at the Hollywood Palladium late on Sunday night (10Feb13). The singer's former 'N Sync bandmate Lance Bass was also spotted at the gig. Timberlake, who had earlier performed at the Grammys, hit the stage with a 16-piece band.

6th February 2013

Fact: Beyonce's horde of fans crashed her new BeyHive blog on Wednesday (06Feb12) as pre-sale tickets and Vip packages for her upcoming Mrs. Carter Show world tour went on sale in select cities. Early tickets for dates in Amsterdam, Holland; Milan, Italy; Toronto, Canada; Miami, Florida; Boston, Massachusetts and New York were snapped up within minutes of the site going live. Tickets for the tour will go on general sale on Monday (11Feb13).

4th February 2013

Fact: Beyonce has announced dates for her latest worldwide tour. Billed as The Mrs. Carter Show, the singer will commence the tour in Serbia on 15 April (13) and finish up in New York on 3 August (13).

1st February 2013

Quote: "I'm gonna enjoy my daughter. I miss her, I'm working so hard! I keep saying, 'Mummy will be done Sunday at nine o'clock!'" Beyonce cannot wait to spend more time with her baby girl Blue Ivy once her performance at the Super Bowl half-time show is over this weekend (03Feb13).

30th January 2013

Quote: "I thought that now that I am a New Yorker and I've learned about how I can accomplish anything in this city, I felt it was an appropriate energy for the new fragrance." Superstar Beyonce dedicates her new perfume, Pulse Nyc, to her adopted hometown.

29th January 2013

Fact: Beyonce's trip to New Orleans, Louisiana to perform at the Super Bowl half-time show on Sunday (03Feb13) has turned into a family affair - her rapper husband Jay Z is set to host a pre-Bowl bash on Saturday (02Feb13) to promote his D'Usse Cognac drink, while her sister Solange Knowles is set to Dj with producer Diplo at the Audi's After Hours party later that same night.

24th January 2013

Quote: "(It's) disappointing and sad... that was such a big moment for her. I wish people would let it go." Michelle Williams insists critics should leave her former Destiny's Child bandmate Beyonce alone following the lip-sync controversy surrounding her performance of the U.S. National Anthem at President Barack Obama's inauguration on Monday (21Jan13).

24th January 2013

Quote: "Bootylicious was funny, but it came from people saying that I had gained weight and me being like, 'I'm a Southern woman, and this is how Southern women are.' My motivation is always to express something or to heal from something or to laugh and rejoice about something." Beyonce can find inspiration for her songs in any situation.

23rd January 2013

Quote: "It's hard to believe, in this day of Auto-tune, that people are still acting surprised... Everyone knows Beyonce can sing. Everyone should just step back and relax. There are far more important things to worry about. But I can certainly relate to what she's going through." Milli Vanilli star Fab Morvan, who was caught up in a lip-syncing scandal years ago, defends Beyonce amid allegations she didn't perform the U.S. National Anthem live at President Barack Obama's inauguration on Monday (21Jan13).

22nd January 2013

Fact: The leading ladies of the music world have all posed for a Vogue magazine cover celebrating the best of pop. The line-up includes Lady GaGa, Madonna, Britney Spears, Cher, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Jennifer Lopez.

21st January 2013

Tweet: "Me and B just hangin' out ....don't worry about it. Seriously, God did good. She is so beautiful!" Singer Kelly Clarkson spends time with Beyonce after both performing at U.S. President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Monday (21Jan13).

17th January 2013

Fact: Beyonce is reportedly set to perform at the BRIT Awards for the first time in almost a decade at next month's (Feb13) ceremony. Chart-toppers One Direction, Mumford & Sons, Robbie Williams and Muse will also take the stage at London's 02 Arena.

11th January 2013

Quote: "I've been working with Pharrell and Timbaland and Justin Timberlake and (The) Dream. We all started in the '90s, when R&B was the most important genre, and we all kind of want that back: the feeling that music gave us. Mostly R&B. I always have my Prince and rock/soul influences. There's a bit of D'Angelo, some '60s doo-wop. And Aretha and Diana Ross." Beyonce reveals details about her inspirations for her new collaborations.

10th January 2013

Quote: "One of the reasons I connect to the Super Bowl is that I approach my shows like an athlete. You know how they sit down and watch whoever they're going to play and study themselves? That's how I treat this. I watch my performances, and I wish I could just enjoy them, but I see the light that was late. I see, 'Oh God, that hair did not work.' Or 'I should never do that again.' I try to perfect myself." Beyonce compares herself to a professional athlete. The singer will play the Super Bowl half-time show in New Orleans, Louisiana next month (03Feb13).

15th November 2012

Quote: "(Blue) and Julez are going to grow up more like sister and brother than cousins. Blue comes over, I babysit. (Beyonce) takes Julez sometimes for the weekend." Solange Knowles' eight-year-old son is especially close to his cousin Blue Ivy, daughter of Beyonce and Jay Z. The singing sisters try to bring the little ones together for quality time at least once a week.

21st September 2012

Fact: New mum Beyonce has designed a small range of baby wear in support of U.S. President Barack Obama's re-election. The Single Ladies hitmaker, who helped raise $4 million (£2.5 million) for the politician by hosting a New York City fundraiser with her husband Jay Z this week (18Sep12), has created three onesies, complete with campaign slogans in patriotic colours, which will retail for $65 (£41).

10th September 2012

Quote: "I love changing diapers, I love it. I love every moment of it, it's so beautiful." Beyonce loves everything about being a mum to baby Blue Ivy.

23rd June 2012

Fact: Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter Blue Ivy has been made an honorary citizen of Hvar, Croatia, after her singer mum was filmed hugging a blue ivy tree in Croatia while pregnant. A letter from mayor Pjerino Bebic to the music superstars states, "Your daughter's name is very precious to this island."

28th May 2012

Quote: "Y'all have no idea how hard I worked! I had to lose 60 pounds (27 kilograms). They had me on that treadmill. I ate lettuce!" Beyonce is celebrating her massive slim down since giving birth to daughter Blue Ivy in January (12).

23rd May 2012

Quote: "The Bee Gees were an early inspiration for me, Kelly and Michelle. We loved their songwriting and beautiful harmonies. Recording their classic song, Emotion, was a special time for Destiny's Child. Sadly we lost Robin Gibb this week. My heart goes out to his brother Barry and the rest of his family." Beyonce pays tribute to Robin Gibb, who lost his battle with cancer on Sunday (20May12).

8th May 2012

Quote: "I definitely want to have more. I don't know how many. I have such a full life. I feel like now I know the reason that I was born." Singer Beyonce is planning to expand her brood after giving birth to her first child, daughter Blue Ivy, in January (12).

1st May 2012

Quote: "I did have a fresh eyebrow wax. I got my nails done, I got my feet done, had my hair done, and I had my little lip gloss." Singer Beyonce ensured she looked her best when she gave birth to baby girl Blue Ivy in January (12).

26th April 2012

Quote: "I never thought there would be a day when I wouldn't wear heels, but now that I have a child and I walk around holding her all day, I'm buying loafers and oxfords. I love them because they're comfortable. And shorter heels too. I'd always thought, 'The higher the heel, the sexier.' But now I'm like, 'These are really sexy!'" New mum Beyonce admits she's starting to prefer flat shoes to her trademark stilettos.

25th April 2012

Quote: "I make up songs - they become the 'change a diaper' song, the 'bathing' song, the 'go to sleep' song, the 'I want to hear you coo' song. She loves it. She tries to come in and give her little ad libs." New mum Beyonce loves singing to her baby daughter Blue Ivy.

5th April 2012

Fact: Beyonce has launched a site featuring snapshots of her on vacation, on tour and with family members like sister Solange, nephew Juelz and husband Jay Z. The photo roll also includes quirky shots of the singer buried in sand, dressed as Spider-Man and visiting the Pyramids in Egypt.

3rd April 2012

Quote: "It's unreal. You couldn't get more perfect than that child, she's beautiful. And she really is Jay Z's twin. It's hilarious. She's beautiful!" Rihanna confirms she recently met Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter Blue Ivy for the first time.

26th March 2012

Quote: "(Being an aunt is) very different to being a mother, but there's still that sort of love that you can't even put (into) words to describe. It's really special to have a niece because I have a son, so I get to have a little girl too!" Beyonce's sister Solange, who has a seven-year-old son named Julez, has formed an instant bond with baby Blue Ivy.

1st March 2012

Fact: New mum Beyonce is to join pal Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz and Reese Witherspoon as the fourth member of a fictional movie supergroup. Paltrow will produce and star in Glee creator Ryan Murphy's new film One Hit Wonders, which chronicles the efforts of four singers, who each had a hit song 20 years ago, to find success as a group.

27th February 2012

Quote: "Beyonce is doing great. She's just a natural at being a mom. And Blue Ivy is stunning, she has the most beautiful eyes." Gwyneth Paltrow gushes about her best pal Beyonce and her newborn daughter.

26th February 2012

Fact: Beyonce and Jay Z's baby Blue Ivy made her public debut in New York on Saturday (25Feb12) when she joined mum and dad for lunch at Sant Ambroeus in the West Village.

15th February 2012

Quote: "The first thing I thought was, 'Man, she looks like her mum!' She's such a beautiful baby." Producer Dallas Austin gushes about pals Beyonce and Jay Z's newborn daughter, Blue Ivy.

13th February 2012

Fact: New parents Jay Z and Beyonce skipped the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night (12Feb12) in favour of a low-key night on the town in New York City. The couple left baby Blue Ivy at home and headed to Brooklyn for a bite to eat at posh pizzeria Lucali, according to Jay Z was a winner at the Grammys - his Otis collaboration with Kanye West picked up the night's Best Rap Performance prize.

25th January 2012

Quote: "She's absolutely beautiful! And I say that with such a huge grin! I'm so excited... I just stared at her. She is so beautiful." Kelly Rowland gushes about her pal Beyonce's newborn daughter, Blue Ivy.

24th January 2012

Quote: "This may sound awful, but I'm excited to let the baby do whatever it wants, in the same way my sister's done with my son. I'm going to get her back for all those late-night popcorn sessions and just spoiling my child to no end!" Solange Knowles is planning to dote on her new niece Blue Ivy, just as new mum Beyonce did with her son Julez. The Crazy In Love hitmaker gave birth to her first child on 7 January (12).

17th January 2012

Quote: "Nothing can describe the feeling. You have the instant connection once you know your child is growing inside you, but when you hold it for the first time, the words can't be found. It's an old cliche that the thing expectant mums look forward to the most is holding their child in their arms for the first time, but it's one of those cliches that is a real truth." Beyonce describes her reaction to the birth of her baby daughter Blue.

15th January 2012

Fact: Beyonce's newborn baby girl has inspired a marijuana line in Los Angeles. OG Blue Ivy has popped up in multiple weed dispensaries, according to Little Blue Ivy was born last weekend (07Jan12) in New York.

12th January 2012

Quote: "Girl, get your sleep! We talked about this when I had my munchkin. It goes so fast. She's going to look up and (Blue)'s going to be six months. Next thing you know, she's going to be walking." Jennifer Hudson offers pal Beyonce her top tips for motherhood. The Crazy In Love hitmaker gave birth to little Blue Ivy Carter on Saturday (07Jan12).

10th January 2012

Tweet: "I'm sure Jay is the happiest he's ever been in his life. I remember when (my son) Marquise was born I was so happy. I want to have another kid one day." 50 Cent is feeling broody following the news his pal Jay Z became a new dad on Saturday (07Jan12). The rap mogul's wife Beyonce gave birth to daughter Blue Ivy.

9th January 2012

Fact: Beyonce and Jay Z's newborn daughter Blue Ivy is a superstar-in-waiting - leading British bookmakers William Hill are offering odds of 25/1 that she'll enjoy a chart-topping hit single before her 16th birthday.

13th December 2011

Quote: "I guess it's kind of a cliche, but I just can't wait to hold my baby in my arms. I have always said that I want to have all my children by the time I am 40, so there's still a lot of time left. There is an attraction for sure about having a large family, but we will just have to see what we are blessed with." Pregnant superstar Beyonce is growing impatient to give birth to her first child. The baby is reportedly due next month (Jan12).

1st December 2011

Quote: "The truth is, it's safety. I just want to make sure I can have a peaceful day. And I want to make sure my child is protected." Pregnant R&B star Beyonce on her reasons for keeping her due date a secret.

15th November 2011

Fact: Scottish singer Paolo Nutini has seen off competition from Beyonce, Coldplay and U2 to be named Headliner of the Year at the U.K. Festival Awards.

9th November 2011

Quote: "I liked it before I was pregnant but now I won't eat anything without it. Breakfast, lunch or dinner - I need to have a bottle of ketchup close at hand." Pregnant superstar Beyonce is craving tomato sauce.

9th November 2011

Quote: "It's important to spend quality time with your partner before a baby comes along. We really wanted an unbreakable bond before we got pregnant." Beyonce is pleased she waited to have children with her rapper husband Jay Z, who she began dating in 2002.

27th October 2011

Quote: "Just the fact to even be on the song with her and shoot the video with her and just be in her presence... She's such a hard working, incredible artist. I'll never forget that day we shot the video, I'll never forget being able to be on that song..." Rapper J. Cole feels honoured to have worked with Beyonce for the remix to her new track Party.

21st October 2011

Quote: "I love Kate Moss. I think she has great style. And I always admire Victoria Beckham and Gisele (Bundchen). Their style is modern but always classic." Pregnant pop superstar Beyonce names her fashion inspirations.

21st October 2011

Quote: "I spend too much money shopping on the internet!" Beyonce is addicted to online shopping.

21st October 2011

Quote: "Our best times have been when we are just sitting around in sweatpants, having a glass of wine, chatting about life. B is wise beyond her years. She has taught me the value of speaking your mind. She is clear and honest and true to herself while being respectful. She will be an incredible mother because she is so full of love and she knows who she is." Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow loves spending time with her close friend, pregnant pop superstar Beyonce.

21st October 2011

Quote: "If you want to see the Third Ward Texas come out in me, disrespect my sister, and I will go completely crazy on you." Texas native Beyonce is fiercely protective of her younger sister Solange Knowles.

12th October 2011

Quote: "I am finally at the stage in my life where I am not so concerned with other people's opinions about my life decisions. It is so liberating to really know what I want, what truly makes me happy." Pregnant Beyonce has learned to ignore criticism about her personal life.

11th October 2011

Fact: Pregnant pop star Beyonce has revealed her baby is due in February (12). It is the singer's first child with husband Jay Z.

10th October 2011

Fact: "If it's any time, right now is the time. I'm so happy. It already has changed my life. My husband and I have been together for 10 years. All of my 20s, since I was 20. I just felt like it's time. I'm very grateful that God has blessed me with the biggest gift any human being can have." Beyonce on her pregnancy joy. The singer told Australia's Sunday Night Show her first child is due in February (12).

2nd October 2011

Quote: "I'm excited! I think that is pretty easy." Rapper Jay Z can't wait to become a father when his pregnant wife Beyonce gives birth early next year (12).

29th September 2011

Quote: "I smell everything! It enhances it. If it smells bad, I smell it! My husband’s fragrance, his one that I always love, I hate right now." Beyonce admits pregnancy has upset her sense of smell.

25th September 2011

Tweet: "10 minutes into the Justin Beiber (sic) 'Never say never' movie and tearing up. What a talented kid." Beyonce's younger sister, R&B singer/Dj Solange Knowles, is in awe of teen superstar Justin Bieber.Visit our Facebook page for a chance to Win a SIGNED Justin Bieber Poster

23rd September 2011

Quote: "It is the most incredible gift anyone can have and I'm so happy I'm a woman. Men, I feel bad, they don't get to experience this. It's incredible." Beyonce loves being pregnant.

22nd September 2011

Quote: "I love Snooki. She's so cute. I think she's adorable." Beyonce is a secret fan of reality TV show Jersey Shore.

22nd September 2011

Quote: "Yes, I will probably be that way. I am sure I will. I think that it shouldn't stop you. I think of course my life is going to change, and I definitely will make sacrifices, but you know, I think I will be able to bring hopefully my little rider with me." Pregnant pop star Beyonce hopes to eventually take her baby with her when she is working.

22nd September 2011

Quote: "My nose, I smell everything from a mile away. Usually it is food, it is onions or something that I just can't tolerate." Beyonce has discovered pregnancy has given her a heightened sense of smell.

19th September 2011

Quote: "It was really difficult to conceal, but now it's out, it's been great." Pregnant superstar Beyonce is enjoying flaunting her baby bump after revealing her big news at the MTV Video Music Awards last month (Aug11).

18th September 2011

Fact: Pregnant singer Beyonce showed off her baby bump as she strutted down the runway after presenting her new House of Dereon collection with her mum Tina Knowles at London Fashion Week on Saturday (17Sep11).

30th August 2011

Fact: Beyonce's pregnancy news at the MTV Video Music Awards became a hot topic on The superstar's big reveal prompted a record-breaking 8,868 tweets-per-second on the social networking website after the singer announced she was expecting her first child with rapper husband Jay Z.

29th August 2011

Quote: "I think she'll be an incredible mother, because she's always been motherly. I think that she takes after so many traits from her mother. And I just think it's going to be so natural for her. Its natural for her now!" Destiny's Child star Kelly Rowland on pal Beyonce's pregnancy. The pop star revealed the baby news during her performance at the MTV Vma's on Sunday (28Aug11).

21st August 2011

Quote: "Because I was travelling with Jay, I didn't spend as much time as I wanted just learning to cook more. But to be honest, I'm not sure I'm too interested in that!" Beyonce lacks the drive to brush up on her culinary skills, even though she'd love to cook more for her rapper husband Jay Z.

21st August 2011

Quote: "You might be surprised to know that the last thing I want to hear at a club is one of my own songs. I get so uncomfortable. It's that awkward moment when you know that everyone is watching you to see if you're going to bust a move to your own song." Superstar Beyonce cringes whenever a DJ plays her song while she's out partying.

21st August 2011

Quote: "I'm pretty sure I'm her biggest fan. I love everything she stands for. She's smart, strong, loves her family, and has her own style. She's the perfect role model. I am in awe of the President and First Lady, and I'm so proud of what they are doing." Beyonce is a big admirer of U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, who she joined forces with earlier this year (11) to fight child obesity.

20th August 2011

Quote: "In my free time I prefer to do nothing and sit on the couch and watch TV. I have to confess that my guilty pleasure is Jersey Shore." Beyonce can't get enough of the hit MTV reality show.

19th August 2011

Quote: "The funny thing is, out of the three of us, no one thought Beyonce would get married first. Everyone thought I would get married first. And that was almost the case." Kelly Rowland admits Beyonce was not planning to wed when they were in Destiny's Child together. She went on to marry rap superstar Jay Z in April, 2008, three years after Rowland broke off her engagement to American football player Roy Williams.

19th August 2011

Fact: Beyonce's sold out concerts at New York's Roseland Ballroom continue to attract the stars - her Telephone collaborator Lady GaGa and former Destiny's Child bandmate Kelly Rowland were among the fans cheering her on when she performed on Thursday (18Aug11). The Crazy In Love hitmaker's intimate show has previously been watched by husband Jay Z, rapper Sean 'Diddy' Combs, and singers Ne-Yo and The-Dream. The R&B superstar will play the last of four dates on Friday (19Aug11).

17th August 2011

Fact: Pop superstar Beyonce performed the second of four sold out dates at New York's Roseland Ballroom on Tuesday (16Aug11) in front of a star-studded crowd - her rapper husband Jay Z was joined in the audience by hip-hop moguls Russell Simmons and Sean Combs, director Brett Ratner and R&B singer/songwriters Ne-YO and The-Dream. The Crazy In Love hitmaker is due to return to the venue for two more concerts on Thursday (18Aug11) and Friday (19Aug11).

15th August 2011

Quote: "What I've learnt from her is similar to what I learnt from him - and I know that's blasphemy to compare the two because Mike was such an innovator - but I think she's like the second coming. The hard work and dedication that she puts into her shows. It just makes you want to work harder at your own craft." Jay Z compares his superstar wife Beyonce to late legend Michael Jackson.

11th August 2011

Fact: Singer Beyonce Knowles sold out an upcoming New York concert in a staggering 22 seconds on Wednesday (10Aug11).

8th August 2011

Fact: Beyonce will take over the Roseland Ballroom in New York for four nights next week (14-19Aug11) to perform her new album 4 in it's entirety. The 4 Intimate Nights with Beyonce concert series is expected to be an instant sell out when tickets go on sale on Wednesday (10Aug11)

4th August 2011

Fact: R&B superstar Beyonce has recruited her former Destiny's Child bandmate Kelly Rowland to make a cameo in her new video. The singer shot the promo for Party, her collaboration with Kanye West and Outkast rapper Andre 3000, in New Jersey earlier this week (begs01Aug11).

20th July 2011

Quote: "Jay had a CD playing in the car one Sunday when we were driving to Brooklyn. I noticed his tone, his arrangements, and his storytelling. I immediately reached out to him - literally the next morning. I asked him to fly to New York and work on my record." R&B superstar Beyonce knew she wanted to work with Frank Ocean the moment she was introduced to him by her rapper husband Jay Z. Ocean co-wrote the song I Miss You from her new album, 4.

20th July 2011

Quote: "There is room on this earth for many queens. I have an authentic, God-given talent, drive, and longevity that will always separate me from everyone else. I've been fortunate to accomplish things that the younger generation of queens dream of accomplishing. I have no desire for anyone else's throne. I am very comfortable in the throne I've been building for the past 15 years." R&B superstar Beyonce refuses to be drawn into any kind of rivalry with her female pop peers.

20th July 2011

Quote: "Jay’s music is more than music. His lyrics have fathered generations. All that he has overcome gives millions so much hope. There are moments when I see his lips moving and I can see lyrics floating above his head and I think, ‘Wow! How did I get so lucky to be able to witness this level of genius so closely?'" Beyonce loves watching her rap superstar husband Jay Z at work.

19th July 2011

Quote: "I only allow myself one day to feel sorry for myself. People who complain really get on my nerves. When I'm not feeling my best I ask myself, 'What are you gonna do about it?' I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me." Superstar Beyonce has no time for whiners.

15th July 2011

Quote: "Everyone thinks I have the fans because I'm being fashionable, but I work so hard onstage if I didn't have them I'd be dripping."Beyonce relies on wind machines to keep sweat at bay during her live shows.

8th July 2011

Fact: Beyonce has walked down the aisle again - this time in the video for her new single Best Thing I Never Had. The pop icon gives fans a sneak peak into what she may have looked like on her super-secret wedding day to Jay Z by donning sexy bridal lingerie in the promo and exchanging vows in an ornate wedding dress. The hip-hop supercouple married in April, 2008.

29th June 2011

Quote: "I always said I'd have a baby at 30, but I also said I was going to retire at 30. I'm not retiring." Beyonce suggests her motherhood prediction may have been a little premature.

28th June 2011

Quote: "It was very slippery and after the first song, I thought, 'Am I going to make it?' I thought I was going to have to switch shoes. I actually had wellies on the side of the stage." Beyonce was prepared to swap her heels for rubber boots on the stage at Britain's Glastonbury festival on Sunday (26Jun11).

27th June 2011

Fact: Beyonce celebrated sister Solange Knowles' 25th birthday last week (ends24Jun11) by sending the singer 25 pairs of designer shoes.

24th June 2011

Quote: "Beyonce is a brilliant performer and Jay Z will be with her so who knows if he will make an appearance? It was such a special year when he performed in 2008. We had fantastic reviews because of him." Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis is hopeful that the Crazy In Love hitmaker will duet with her hip-hop husband as she takes to the stage at the English festival on Sunday night (26Jun11).

20th June 2011

Quote: "She also taught me to be forgiving. My mum had kept all her clothes from the sixties but when I was about six I started playing with matches. I managed to burn down one of the rooms in the house with all those clothes." Beyonce learned to forgive and forget from her mother Tina Knowles after a pyromaniac phase left the matriarch's wardrobe a pile of ash.

17th June 2011

Quote: "I have a rule that my dancers have to wear their heels when I'm wearing my heels. They say, 'Please take your shoes off, Beyonce.' At home, I'm always barefoot. And I have a heavy walk without heels. When they hear me thumping through the house, they say, 'Oh, Beyonce's up!'" R&B superstar Beyonce loves to kick off her high heels when she's not working.

17th June 2011

Quote: "Playing Etta James in the movie Cadillac Records really changed me. It was a darker character and I realised that if anything is too comfortable, I want to run from it. It's no fun being safe." Beyonce wants to tackle edgy acting roles.

16th June 2011

Fact: Beyonce will release her third fragrance, Pulse, in September (11).

16th June 2011

Fact: Country star Brad Paisley and Beyonce will top the bill at the annual MACy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular in New York next month (Jul11). The TV special will be hosted by Nick Lachey.

15th June 2011

Fact: Emily Eavis, the organiser of Britain's Glastonbury Festival, has given birth to her first child - a baby boy - just eight days before the annual event is due to kick off on 22 June (11) in Somerset, England. The 2011 Glastonbury line-up will feature Beyonce, Coldplay and U2, among others.

24th May 2011

Tweet: "damn. thought (Kanye West's tour) GlowInTheDark was a mighty presentation... just watch&bow down now... like seriously: (presentation software) Powerpoint owes Beyonce money." The Roots drummer Ahmir '?Uestlove' Thompson was blown away by pal Beyonce's performance at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (22May11). The R&B superstar garnered a standing ovation from the Las Vegas audience after performing her new single Run The World (Girls) with a synchronised backdrop and an army of female dancers.

23rd May 2011

Tweet: "I can't feel my face I'm smiling so hard!!!!" Solange Knowles was overwhelmed with pride during a tribute to her superstar sister Beyonce at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday night (22May11).

12th May 2011

Quote: "Crazy in Love was another one of those classic moments in pop culture that none of us expected. I asked Jay to get on the song the night before I had to turn my album in - thank God he did." Beyonce reveals then-husband-to-be Jay Z almost wasn't a part of her smash-hit Crazy in Love.

12th May 2011

Fact: Superstar Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Selena Gomez, Brad Paisley, Jennifer Hudson and Nicki Minaj have joined Lady GaGa among the performers staging special free shows in New York's Central Park this summer (11) as part of U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series. The Poker Face hitmaker will kick off the weekly gigs on 27 May (11).

11th May 2011

Quote: "We all have special numbers in our lives, and four is that for me. It's the day I was born, my mother's birthday, and a lot of my friends' birthdays are on the fourth; April 4 is my wedding date." Beyonce on the significance of the title of her new album, 4.

8th April 2011

Tweet: "Thanking you and Sista for my beauuuuuuuutiful flowers last nite!!!!!" Former Destiny's Child star Michelle Williams sends her appreciation to Solange Knowles and her sister Beyonce after receiving a congratulatory bouquet to celebrate a six-night run of her play in New York. The singer/actress is currently appearing onstage in a U.S. tour of What My Husband Doesn't Know and kicked off her Big Apple stint on Thursday (07Apr11).

5th April 2011

Fact: Hip-hop supercouple Jay Z and Beyonce celebrated their third wedding anniversary on Monday (04Apr11) during a romantic vacation in the Bahamas. The stars, who wed in 2008, left the chilly climes in their hometown of New York and jetted off to the Abaco Islands in the Caribbean over the weekend (02-03Apr11).

2nd March 2011

Quote: "Never be predictable. Mix it up. Surprise him. Change your hair. Be the woman he knows with a little bit of a twist." Stunning superstar Beyonce reveals how she keeps it sexy for rapper husband Jay-Z.

5th February 2011

Quote: "I don't think she is a human any more. Actually, I think she was born a weird alien, where they are made perfectly and super, super talented and they come on Earth to make us super-jealous." Rap sensation Nicki Minaj is in awe of singer Beyonce.

1st February 2011

Quote: "Beyonce is the most talented human being on the planet. She has so much mastery over what she does. It's not even confidence - it's on a whole other level. It's mind-blowing." Gwyneth Paltrow heaps praise on her pop star pal, BEYONCE.

18th January 2011

Quote: "I met Beyonce at the O2 (in London), and at the Grammys. I was basically dribbling as she was talking to me. Then Jay-Z came over to talk to her but Beyonce was like, 'I'm talking, not now.' He came closer and said: 'Adele, can I just have one minute with my wife?' I was like, 'You know my name?' Then I ran off onto a balcony and fell to my knees, crying." British singer ADELE cried after meeting BEYONCE's husband JAY-Z.

10th December 2010

Quote: ''He's like the god of performing, so every time I perform I would like to think he's watching over all of us entertainers." Beyonce believes late superstar Michael Jackson watches over her on stage.

24th November 2010

Fact: Beyonce has a small tattoo of the Roman numerals IV inked on her ring finger.

23rd November 2010

Quote: "At this point, they say that I've been pregnant like eight times, so I am kind of used to it. I just hope that one day when I decide to be pregnant that people are happy for me... One day hopefully I will be. It's part of being a celebrity, I guess." Beyonce brushes off the most recent batch of pregnancy rumours.

22nd November 2010

Quote: "I think it's good because a lot of people went and they watched the commercial and it upped my sales and it's great." Beyonce admits she's profiting big from publicity surrounding the British daytime TV ban on the sexy new ad for her perfume Heat.

18th November 2010

Quote: "I have a lot of live instruments that I'm putting into the tracks to try to change the sound and make my own genre of music". Beyonce wants to create an experimental new sound for her next album.

16th November 2010

Quote: "I really sit back and wonder when people are going to stop. The day that happens, I don't think Newsday is going to know before my grandmother. Everyone knows I'm married, I just don't discuss it because it's a part of my life that I'd rather keep private." Rap superstar JAY-Z urges fans not to believe anything they hear in the press about his family plans with wife Beyonce after he was forced to deny rumours the singer was pregnant last month (Oct10).

2nd November 2010

Fact: Beyonce will be the toast of Thanksgiving Day for the second successive year after signing up for a new TV special. The prime time show, Beyonce's I Am... World Tour, will feature performances and backstage moments. Kanye West and Beyonce's husband Jay-Z will make guest appearances.

21st October 2010

Quote: "I'm blessed to have Jay as my son-in-law. He's an amazing man... He's very smart, very charming and a good person." Beyonce's mum TINA KNOWLES is proud of her daughter's choice in husband.

15th September 2010

Tweet: "True Story: I had a male bully in 7th grade and my sis drove up to my JR. high and gave him a few choice words. No problems after that." Solange Knowles has her big sister Beyonce to thank for putting an end to her high school hell.

14th September 2010

Quote: "It's not right in front of the treadmill, it's over in the corner - just so it's in the back of my mind." Singer-turned-actress Beyonce Knowles keeps her eye on one day winning Oscar gold by keeping a picture of a statuette near her treadmill.

14th September 2010

Quote: "We don't really have egos. It's appropriate for the stage, it's appropriate for certain moments, but egos are not attractive." Beyonce insists she and her hip-hop mogul husband JAY-Z keep each other's egos in check away from the limelight.

10th September 2010

Fact: Country star Reba McEntire has recorded a version of Beyonce's IF I WERE A BOY for her new album All The Woman I Am.

5th September 2010

Tweet: "God Bless the day she was born. The most beautiful, humble, & bright spirit I know. Got her back like no other:) BDAY." Solange Knowles sends a heartfelt birthday wish to her big sister Beyonce. The Bootylicious beauty turned 29 on Saturday (04Sep10).

18th August 2010

Quote: "I could be less messy at home and keep the clothes in my closet and off the floor." Beyonce struggles with tidiness around the house.

18th August 2010

Quote: "I've realised that sometimes it helps a cause more if I talk publicly about it. That's what increases awareness." Beyonce on going public with her charity causes.

12th August 2010

Quote: "I've been working on this song for two years and it finally gelled last night. It's not slated to be the single or nothing (sic) but I was like, 'People need this, this summer, right now!'" Rapper Kanye West is delighted to have finally finished the rough cut of his new song I Know You See Me, featuring Charlie Wilson and Beyonce. He debuted the track, from his upcoming album, during a radio interview with New York's DJ Angie Martinez on Wednesday (11Aug10).

1st August 2010

Quote: "Someone like Beyonce is amazing. She is the Tina Turner of our times. She is wonderful and immensely talented but there is too much style over content a lot of the time." Scottish singer KT Tunstall is a big fan of the Crazy In Love hitmaker.

6th July 2010

Quote: "I wrote a couple of songs on my sister's last album and if there's a line she doesn't like, she changes it and we keep on moving." Singer/songwriter Solange Knowles shares a good working relationship with big sister Beyonce.

6th July 2010

Quote: "I also hear, 'You don't get enough respect... you don't get enough love.' And I always tell those people that I'm getting your love. And to me that's enough. As long as I'm artistically free, my son is able to go to the best schools and financially we are good that's all that matters." Singer Solange Knowles insists she has no desire to reach superstar status like her older sister Beyonce.

28th June 2010

Quote: "That took big-girl shoes, let me tell you. I needed so much strength and courage. And to be bold... for my fans." Kelly Rowland on her decision to fire longtime manager, best friend Beyonce's father Mathew Knowles, at the beginning of last year (09).

13th June 2010

Fact: Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles has ditched her shaved look for a wild new Afro. The singer debuted her new style while DJing at Tao in Las Vegas on Saturday night (12Jun10).

11th June 2010

Quote: "Sometimes on creative stuff, one of us will ask, 'Do you think this is cool?' She's a magnificent A&R (artist and repertoire adviser), if she ever decides to do that, for things like pitch. So I defer to her on those sort of questions." JAY-Z values the professional opinion of his superstar wife Beyonce.

7th June 2010

Fact: Hip-hop supercouple JAY-Z and Beyonce joined actress Michelle Yeoh in Paris, France on Sunday (06Jun10) to watch tennis champion Rafael Nadal triumph over Robin Soderling during the men's final at the French Open.

6th May 2010

Quote: "It's kind of nauseating; she's so perfect it's kind of hard to take." Gwyneth Paltrow on pal Beyonce.

28th April 2010

Fact: Dancer-turned-actress Heather Morris was originally hired by GLEE producers to teach the cast the choreography to Beyonce's SINGLE LADIES hit - but she landed a permanent role as a cheerleader after impressing creator RYAN MURPHY.

28th April 2010

Quote: "I did tell her about the show right before I started, but I didn't tell her about the Single Ladies (dance). I'm sure she knows about it, though. She always does her homework on stuff like that and watches over people. Knowing her, she probably knows exactly what I'm doing all the time." GLEE star Heather Morris is convinced Beyonce will be pleased with the musical series' tribute to her SINGLE LADIES video. Morris was once the R&B superstar's back-up dancer.

24th April 2010

Fact: Stevie Wonder, Sting, Usher and Beyonce are among the acts whose tunes feature on U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama's iPod playlist.

13th April 2010

Quote: "The amazing memories I have of them as children and watching them become who they are today truly outweigh any disagreements we may have had - and every family has them. But there were never any serious difficulties with my girls. We always kept them well-protected and maintained family as a priority in our lives." Beyonce's and Solange Knowles' mum TINA KNOWLES insists her daughters have always been good girls.

8th April 2010

Quote: "I've been totally in love with (her) since I was seven. She kinda broke my heart when she married JAY-Z." Teen pop star Justin Bieber was devastated when Beyonce became the rap superstar's wife.

5th April 2010

Quote: "When I think of my fans, I think of how I feel about Beyonce. I really love Beyonce and I would want her to say (to me), 'Hey, sweetheart, give me a hug' to make me feel good." Canadian teen sensation Justin Bieber is crazy in love with his idol BEYONCE.

21st March 2010

Fact: The Pussy Wagon Beyonce and Lady GaGa drive in their new Telephone video belongs to Quentin Tarantino. The moviemaker used the vehicle in Kill Bill.

19th March 2010

Fact: Soul singer Robin Thicke was joined by his celebrity pals JAY-Z and Beyonce, music mogul Russell Simmons and Kim Kardashian's boyfriend, American footballer REGGIE BUSH, at New York hotspot 1OAK on Wednesday night (17Mar10) to celebrate his 33rd birthday.

5th March 2010

Fact: Rap superstar JAY-Z was accompanied by his wife Beyonce, his mother-in-law TINA KNOWLES, and R&B singer and tour partner Trey Songz when he headed to the White House on Wednesday (03Mar10) to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama.

23rd February 2010

Quote: "I am such a huge fan of hers. We just filmed her video... in Los Angeles, and it's gonna be so crazy. I don't want to give too much away, because I don't want her to be upset but it's a part two of Paparazzi. She's just so smart and she's becoming an icon in her own right." Beyonce teases fans about her new video with Lady GaGa for their latest collaboration, TELEPHONE.

21st February 2010

Quote: "She's a magnificent performer! I steal routines from her, she stole many things from me. I actually created that Single Ladies dance, it was me. I said, 'You should do this, and she did it!" JAY-Z jokes about inspiring his superstar wife Beyonce's trademark stage moves.

11th February 2010

Quote: "I'd have to say Thierry Mugler. He designed all the outfits on the tour. To me, he's sort of the Michael Jackson of fashion." R&B superstar and style icon Beyonce takes her fashion inspiration from the French designer.

11th February 2010

Quote: "I was sure my man liked it. It would not have been approved if he didn't like it!" Beyonce relied on her husband JAY-Z to give her new perfume, Beyonce Heat, the final seal of approval.

10th February 2010

Quote: "I wear perfume in my hair, because a lot of people get a nice whiff of your hair when you give hugs!" R&B superstar Beyonce gives up one of her beauty secrets.

10th February 2010

Quote: "I'm always in pain! My earrings are heavy, and my heels are hurting - they hurt all the time. But you know you have to sacrifice for beauty. You just get kind of numb after a while." R&B beauty Beyonce suffers to maintain her fashionable reputation.

9th February 2010

Quote: "That is so scary. I'm terrified." Beyonce is stunned to learn she has won more Grammy Awards than veteran entertainers Barbra Streisand, Cher and Bette Midler combined. The Irreplaceable hitmaker added a further six trophies to her name at last month's (Jan10) ceremony, taking her total to 16.

8th February 2010

Quote: "I can't beat her, she's a killer. I'm starting to think she's cheating somehow!" MR. HUDSON admits Beyonce is far superior at the kids' game Connect Four.

4th February 2010

Quote: "It's almost got to a point where you just, you know, you're almost numb to it because she's so magnificent every single time. I'm a fan, you know, I'm a big fan." JAY-Z is not surprised his wife Beyonce broke the record for the most Grammys won in a single night by a female artist when she scooped six awards on Sunday (31Jan10).

4th February 2010

Fact: Beyonce's new fragrance, Beyonce Heat, is the number one scent in America.

2nd February 2010

Quote: "I can't believe he did that. He just grabbed Jay's leg and I'm like, 'No, Julez, no!' And Jay was like, 'Come on'." Grammy Awards queen Beyonce couldn't believe her eyes when her nephew joined her husband onstage when the rapper won the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration honour for RUN THIS TOWN.

1st February 2010

Fact: Beyonce showed off her rock 'n' roll skills during a high-energy performance of her hit single IF I WERE A BOY at Sunday night's (31Jan10) Grammys. The singer's surprise set included a rendition of alternative singer Alanis Morissette's 1995 hit YOU OUGHTA KNOW.

26th January 2010

Fact: George Clooney's Hope For Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief telethon drew a massive 83 million U.S. TV viewers when it aired on Friday (22Jan10). The benefit, which featured performances from artists including Madonna, Coldplay, Beyonce, JAY-Z and Bono, has raised over $60 million (£37.5 million) to date.

26th January 2010

Quote: "It's hard when you're on television and you always have the beautiful gown on and you're always politically correct." Beyonce finds it difficult living up to her public image of perfection.

22nd January 2010

Fact: Performances from artists including Beyonce and Madonna during George Clooney's TV telethon for Haiti will be made available for purchase online. The charity event will air on Friday (22Jan10) and fans will be able to download the 18 songs seen on the show via the iTunes website.

20th January 2010

Quote: "I still can't believe it! It's hilarious. I actually wish it was another word that I created. I wish it didn't have 'booty' in it." Beyonce is still shocked BOOTYLICIOUS has been added to the Oxford DICtionary after she coined the term for her former R&B group DESTINY'S CHILD's hit single.

14th January 2010

Quote: "He believed 'Single Ladies' was a better video. I believed that. I think a lot of people believed that." JAY-Z insists he understood why pal Kanye West stormed the stage to protest in support of Beyonce at last year's (Sep09) MTV Music Video Awards.

13th January 2010

Fact: Beyonce and JAY-Z have been named the celebrity world's top-earning couple on finance Forbes magazine's new rich list. The pair pulled in an estimated $122 million (GBP76 million) in the past 12 months.

5th January 2010

Fact: The Grammy nominees for album of the year will also compete on stage - all contenders have been announced as performers on music's biggest award night. Lady GaGa and The Dave Matthews Band will join Beyonce, Taylor Swift and the Black Eyed Peas as performers for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards on 31 January (10).

29th December 2009

Fact: Beyonce has paid tribute to Michael Jackson by sampling his track DON'T STOP 'TIL YOU GET ENOUGH on her new song BLACK CULTURE.

22nd December 2009

Fact: Beyonce, Taylor Swift and the Black Eyed Peas are among the A-list acts set to perform at the 52nd Grammy Awards on 31 January (09) in Los Angeles.

6th December 2009

Quote: "I don't usually watch my performances, but I have looked at this one over and over. I just want to relive that moment. It was history and it was really magical." Beyonce is proud of her performance of Etta James' At Last at President Barack Obama's Neighborhood Inaugural Ball in January (09).

2nd December 2009

Quote: "I don't know. I don't think I'm ready for that yet. I still have time for myself. I've worked so hard and I need to relax and make sure I'm ready for that and I don't think I am." Beyonce wants to spend some time on her own before starting a family with husband JAY-Z.

24th November 2009

Quote: "(Beyonce) is hot as heck! I sat a couple of rows behind her (at the MTV Video Music Awards) and introduced myself." Teenage pop sensation Justin Bieber has become the latest celebrity left starstruck by R&B superstar BEYONCE.

15th November 2009

Quote: "Beyonce is such a force. I saw her in rehearsals and nearly pi**sed myself. She has all these anthems which have such levels of fun in them. I want to develop my music to sound like that." Katy Perry feels inspired after seeing BEYONCE perform at the recent MTV Europe Music Awards in Germany.

6th November 2009

Fact: Beyonce proved her superstar status at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Berlin, Germany on Thursday (05Nov09) - a body double performed her raunchy routine during the soundcheck.

5th November 2009

Fact: Beyonce showed strict Malaysian government officials what they were missing at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Thursday (05Nov09) - by donning a sexy red basque and matching stockings and suspenders for a performance of SWEET DREAMS. The R&B superstar postponed her gig in the Muslim country last month (Oct09) after officials banned her from wearing racy stage costumes.

2nd November 2009

Fact: Beyonce is serving up a Thanksgiving treat for her U.S. fans - a TV special featuring the R&B superstar in concert during her recent Las Vegas residency will air in America on 26 November (09).

27th October 2009

Quote: "When we were doing the video, I said I want to do you. I wanna do my version of Beyonce. I called myself GEYonce." Lady GaGa wanted to channel BEYONCE when she was invited to join the R&B superstar for her new single VIDEO PHONE.

23rd October 2009

Quote: "I was such a fool when I met Beyonce. But when I saw JAY-Z at Wembley (London concert arena) the other week, I was a wreck. I was backstage and he was coming towards us. He has this presence and he's just amazing." British pop star Cheryl Cole was starstruck meeting the hip-hop supercouple on separate occasions.

29th September 2009

Fact: Lady GaGa is to be honoured as Billboard magazine's Rising Star at the publication's annual Women in Music event on Friday (02Oct09) in New York. Singer Beyonce will also be named Woman of the Year at the ceremony.

24th September 2009

Fact: Lindsay Lohan is on hosting duties for Beyonce and the Black Eyed Peas' concerts in Singapore later this month (Sept09) to coincide with the country's Formula 1 Grand Prix and the first F1 Rocks Event.

28th August 2009

Fact: Beyonce Knowles will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) next month (Sept09). The star, who has received nine VMA nominations, is set to play single SWEET DREAMS. She will join Green Day, Muse, Pink and JAY-Z who are also signed up to sing at the event on September 13 (09).

14th August 2009

Quote: "Sometimes I get curvy in the wrong places too much!" Beyonce Knowles admits she has to work hard to maintain her famous curves.

11th August 2009

Quote: "Everything that's worth anything you have to fight for. You have to fight in your relationships, I have to fight for my career, I have to fight to stay in shape, because I get tempted to eat good old chocolate, and all this stuff everybody loves. It's all a fight, but it's worth it." Superstar Beyonce has to work hard at every aspect of her life.

7th August 2009

Fact: Beyonce Knowles is challenging dance crews to perform a series of her hit songs in a U.S. TV competition for a $100,000 (£66,670) prize. The Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) singer will appear in taped personal messages to dancers on a 16 August (09) episode of MTV's [Randy Jackson'S AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREW], revealing instructions for dance challenges as they fight for the winning spot.

4th August 2009

Fact: Beyonce and THE Black Eyed Peas will be headlining a concert in Singapore next month (Sept09) to coincide with the country's Formula 1 Grand Prix and the first F1 Rocks Event. N.E.R.D, ZZ Top and Simple Minds will also perform over the three-days from 24 September.

28th July 2009

Quote: "When I was 18, I didn't wear the same things that I wear now. Now that I'm an adult it's appropriate - I'm old enough to wear foxy outfits!" Beyonce enjoys flaunting her curves in raunchy stage clothes.

24th June 2009

Quote: "Probably JAY-Z, because at least I would be married to Beyonce!" Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne wants to be reincarnated as the rap superstar.

29th May 2009

Quote: "I'm actually really good at angry movies... The producer was like, 'I'm terrified of you. I had no idea you had this in you.' And I was like, 'I didn't either, but it feels really good.'" Beyonce loved being tough as an angry wife in movie OBSESSED.

28th May 2009

Quote: "My arms have always been skinny but now I can do push-ups - 10 at a time." Beyonce loves her new strength training regimen.

26th May 2009

Quote: "Bono has a huge heart and he's affectionate. In fact, we want to do something together in the future." Beyonce is planning to duet with the U2 frontman.

21st May 2009

Quote: "I dont have to drag him! He comes willingly. And I go willingly. Hes part of the family posse, of course." Rap superstar JAY-Z loves accompanying wife Beyonce Knowles on her promotional duties.

19th May 2009

Quote: "She's an excellent mother, but when it's time for her to party, she parties. I love and respect how bold she is... (But) she still won't do a duet with me!" Beyonce is desperate to record a track with her wild child sister Solange.

19th May 2009

Quote: "I've literally never had so many people say they watched me - even appearing at the inauguration of our president wasn't the same!" Beyonce Knowles was stunned by the massive audience who watched her perform on U.K. TV talent show The X Factor.

12th May 2009

Quote: "I probably get about 15 bags sent to me a month. Armani gave me this croc bag, which was huge - I could only imagine how much that thing cost. It would be so expensive that even I wouldn't buy it." Beyonce can't believe the free gifts she gets in the post.

12th May 2009

Quote: "My wardrobe is big... I've turned my old apartment into a closet." Beyonce is running out of space for her clothes and accessories.

4th May 2009

Quote: "I'm too proud, basically. I've been DJ-ing long enough to know the difference between a good record and a bad one, so I just figured I'm going to do it myself. But that said, Beyonce is the kind of person that would say, 'Yo 'Dris, let me hear what you got, let me see what you're doing', and maybe steer me in the right direction - if I had asked. But I didn't." Actor/music producer Idris Elba refused to ask his OBSESSED co-star Beyonce Knowles for advice on his music career during filming for the thriller.

30th April 2009

Quote: "She's really nice, very humble. She's one of the most famous people in the world but she was really down to earth." OBSESSED star Idris Elba is a big fan of his on-screen wife Beyonce Knowles.

24th April 2009

Quote: "I think she's doing a lot better. I think it's really important in those times of need that people give people their privacy. All you can do is pray and leave it up to the people around her and her to make great decisions. I'm here to support her. She's like family to me." Beyonce Knowles vows to help Rihanna in any way she can.

24th April 2009

Quote: "I'll be able to go to the theatre every day and drop my kids off and maybe make some food - maybe I'll know how to cook by then - and then go do what I love and have some normalcy and have a regular schedule. I definitely want to do Broadway." Beyonce eyes a role on the New York stage when she eventually becomes a mother.

24th April 2009

Quote: "The first night they kind of crashed me into the stairs. I get bruised up." Pop superstar Beyonce Knowles on the hazards of flying over the audience from a harness during her concerts.

23rd April 2009

Quote: "When I'm home, I'm so lazy. I just drop my shoes there (on the floor). I can't cook. Anything to do with cooking, cleaning, anything, I'm just really bad at it. But I have time, I'll figure it out." Singer/actress Beyonce Knowles admits she's not domestically talented.

23rd April 2009

Quote: "Jay has obsessed fans and thank God, we have really good security... (and) I got some big, thick, strong legs that will kick the mess outta you." Beyonce knows how to keep crazy fans from getting too close to her husband, JAY-Z.

21st April 2009

Quote: "The best part about this tour is I'm working with Thierry Mugler, who is an icon and a legend, and I've been a fan." R&B superstar Beyonce is delighted to have landed the top designer to create the wardrobe for her current I Am... tour.

21st April 2009

Quote: "It's very frustrating now... It's great because people can get a little sneak peak and say, 'Oh, I wanna come to the show', or 'I don't wanna go to that show', and I'm fans of people so I go on there and check it out too. But you put so much of your heart and time into the wardrobe... it's kind of unfortunate that people can see the show months before you get into their city, but that's life." Beyonce laments the advancement of technology on websites like

20th April 2009

Quote: "My sister is the Twitter queen. She told me about the twittering, but I don't get it, I feel like I'm getting really old. I'm like, what? I don't understand. Just call me." Beyonce Knowles won't be copying sister Solange by posting on social networking website

20th April 2009

Fact: One hundred dancers performing to Beyonce's hit song SINGLE LADIES (PUT A RING ON IT) stopped traffic in London's Piccadilly Circus on Monday (20Apr09). The event was held to launch a new competition by chewing gum makers Trident, which is giving away 13,000 tickets to a special free show by the Crazy In Love superstar in the city in November (09).

18th April 2009

Fact: R&B superstar Beyonce will treat her British fans to a free concert at London's O2 arena this November (09). The show is being organised by bosses at chewing gum brand Trident, who will be giving away 1,000 tickets each month in the run-up to the 15 November (09) show.

6th April 2009

Fact: Beyonce and JAY-Z celebrated their first wedding anniversary at the weekend with a romantic brunch in New York. The superstar couple enjoyed a low-key date at French eatery Pastis in the Big Apple on Sunday (05Apr09) - a year and a day after exchanging vows in a top secret ceremony in upstate New York.

30th March 2009

Fact: Lenny Kravitz shows off personal photos of celebrity pals including JAY-Z, Beyonce and Alicia Keys in the April 2009 issue of Russia's Vogue magazine. The shots also feature images of his actress daughter Zoe Kravitz.

28th March 2009

Quote: "I've gotta say I felt sexy in the pantyhose. I'm not afraid to say that." Justin Timberlake on playing one of Beyonce's backing dancers in a recent Saturday Night Live TV skit.

28th March 2009

Fact: Beyonce kicked off her I Am... tour in Canada on Thursday night (26Mar09) by paying tribute to the country's leading ladies. The R&B star sang segments of Alanis Morissette's You Oughta Know and Sarah MCLachlan's Angel during her concert at Rexall Arena in Edmonton, Alberta. Beyonce even donned a wedding gown for her a cappella version of Angel.

26th March 2009

Fact: The THIERRY MUGLER gown Beyonce wore in the video to announce her upcoming I Am tour was originally designed for fellow Texan Jerry Hall. Mugler has designed the 58-piece wardrobe for the singer's tour.

25th March 2009

Quote: "In some ways (I've experienced racism) but only slightly. My father had to fight those battles. I didn't. And now I'm large enough - I'm universal - that no one's paying attention to what race I am. I've kind of proven myself. I'm past that." Beyonce Knowles insists her worldwide appeal has crossed over cultural boundaries.

25th March 2009

Quote: "I've gotten three offers, but they are all filming while I'm away on tour. I wish there really was a Sasha Fierce because I'd send her on the road and I would do the movies." Pop superstar Beyonce Knowles wishes her alter-ego could focus on her music career while she expands her acting resume.

20th March 2009

Quote: "At one point I was learning to play guitar... I wrote DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE on the guitar. I'm very upset with myself for stopping."Beyonce.

17th March 2009

Quote: "The older I get, the more I think about the amount of influence I have on these young girls, and it's scary sometimes. But I also understand how lucky I am to have that." Beyonce Knowles on life as a role model.

17th March 2009

Quote: "You have to feel fortunate to be one of the people whom parents don't mind their children looking up to. The older I get, the more I think about the amount of influence I have on these young girls, and it's scary sometimes. But I also understand how lucky I am to have that." Beyonce Knowles loves being a role model for kids.

6th March 2009

Fact: Oscar winner Jamie Foxx and his DREAMGIRLS co-star Beyonce Knowles are to be the first celebrities showcased at Hollywood's new Madame Tussaud's waxworks museum when it opens later this year (09).

3rd March 2009

Quote: "Beyoncé is an incredible young woman. Barack and I have met her on a few occasions, and it was a great honor to hear her sing 'At Last' so beautifully at the inauguration. She is so talented and so real, and we just love her." U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama is a big fan of R&B superstar Beyonce Knowles.

3rd March 2009

Quote: "He was very successful before I met him, and I was very successful before I met him. So we have so much respect for each other, and respect for each other artistically. We are very close friends, and I believe he is the ultimate artist and he has the same feelings for me." Happily married Beyonce Knowles on the mutual respect she shares with rap superstar husband JAY-Z.

10th February 2009

Quote: "I can't dance like Usher, sing like Beyonce or write songs like Elton John. But we can do the best with what we've got. And we're enthusiastic." Coldplay frontman Chris Martin on his band's strengths and weaknesses.

16th January 2009

Fact: Beyonce will sing for Barack Obama's first dance with wife MICHELLE at the President-elect's inauguration ceremony on Tuesday (20Jan09).

15th January 2009

Fact: Beyonce and designer Zac Posen have created one-of-a-kind T-shirts for U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's official inaugural collection.

14th January 2009

Fact: MARY J. BLIGE was thrown a surprise party by her manager husband Kendu Isaacs at the weekend (10Jan09) in honour of her 38th birthday. Seventy guests, including JAY-Z, Beyonce, rap mogul Russell Simmons and rapper Busta Rhymes, joined the hip-hip/soul queen to celebrate her special day at the Mr. West Lounge in New York.

12th January 2009

Fact: Jeweller LORRAINE SCHWARTZ designed earrings specifically to compliment HOUSE star Jennifer Morrison and Amy Adams' Oscar De La Renta gowns at the Golden Globes on Sunday (11Jan09). Busy Schwartz also designed gems for Christina Applegate, Elizabeth Banks and Beyonce Knowles.

12th January 2009

Quote: "I just downloaded your SINGLE LADIES. Even though I've been married 25 years. We all wanna dance like that. I am going to start now." Actress Sigourney Weaver confessed she's a big Beyonce Knowles fan when she met the BOOTYLICIOUS star on the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday night (11Jan09).

12th January 2009

Quote: "I feel wonderful. All the aspects of my life are going very well right now." Beyonce Knowles recommends married life on the Golden Globes red carpet.

12th January 2009

Quote: "I just downloaded your SINGLE LADIES. Even though I've been married 25 years. We all wanna dance like that. I am going to start now." Actress Sigourney Weaver confessed she's a big Beyonce Knowles fan when she met the BOOTYLICIOUS star on the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday night (11Jan09).

12th January 2009

Quote: "I feel wonderful. All the aspects of my life are going very well right now." Beyonce Knowles recommends married life on the Golden Globes red carpet.

18th December 2008

Quote: "(She) was absolutely incredible... You want those kinds of artists. I'd like people with personalities." Simon Cowell was impressed with Beyonce Knowles' performance on his U.K. TV talent show The X Factor.

9th December 2008

Quote: "We went through some tough stuff. There's one scene where she sings At Last directly to me. It was a strange moment that made me sad because it was her last day of filming. I kept thinking, 'When will I ever have BEYONCE sing to me like this again?'" Adrien Brody on starring with Beyonce Knowles in CADILLAC RECORDS.

8th December 2008

Quote: "I was always trying to get her to go out, socialise. I tried to drop her and KELLY (ROWLAND) off at parties, and they didn't want to go in; they wouldn't even get out of the car." TINA KNOWLES admits her daughter Beyonce has never been much of a party person.

3rd December 2008

Quote: "It's fun, obviously, to kiss Beyonce. I insisted on a lot of takes." Actor Adrien Brody couldn't get enough lip-locking with his CADILLAC RECORDS co-star, Beyonce Knowles

1st December 2008

Quote: "There's a fat person inside me just dying to get out. I can't help it. I absolutely love, love, love, food." Beyonce Knowles is constantly fighting the urge to binge on fatty food.

1st December 2008

Quote: "I don't even like for people to know what my girl looks like, and now I'm in a relationship with Michael Jackson!" Hip-hop mogul JAY-Z struggles to accept the international superstardom of his wife, pop singer-turned-actress Beyonce Knowles.

25th November 2008

Quote: "I don't know how to relax. I don't like to get a massage... The only time I can really relax is on a boat because then I have no excuse; I'm stuck and I have to take care of myself and eat good food... I can't escape." Workaholic Beyonce Knowles on why cruising breaks are such a big deal.

24th November 2008

Quote: "I collect a lot of vintage jewellery... I love it because you know no one else has it. Sometimes I don't even wear it - I just like to look at it." Pop superstar Beyonce Knowles is satisfied merely eyeing her expansive jewellery collection.

20th November 2008

Fact: Beyonce Knowles is fronting a new advertising campaign for luxury Japanese handbag brand Samantha Thavasa. The R+B superstar appears in the billboard ads alongside Japanese actor/singer TAKUYA KIMURA.

19th November 2008

Fact: The musical adaptation of DREAMGIRLS - which starred Beyonce Knowles and Jennifer Hudson on the big screen in 2006 - will begin its Broadway revival at New York's famed Apollo Theater in November 2009 as part of the venue's 75th anniversary. The original Broadway production of the show ran for more than 1,500 performances from 1981 to 1985.

17th November 2008

Quote: "Barbra Streisand, that's the career model for me. I want to be like her. She is just the ultimate. And I want to be an icon too." Beyonce Knowles on her hopes of emulating the singer's hugely successful career.

17th November 2008

Quote: "I'm a married woman now. I have grown up and some of the things I used to like, I don't any more." Beyonce Knowles has matured since wedding hip-hop star JAY-Z.

14th November 2008

Quote: "Everybody wants me to be pregnant. They've been saying it for years and years. I guess it's just a part of being a celebrity." Beyonce Knowles on starting a family with husband JAY-Z.

12th November 2008

Quote: "It's a way for me to differentiate what I do onstage from who I really am. (I) tell myself, 'You are fierce!' And the second I take that first step (onstage) and hear that crowd, I kind of transform... It's like I'm ready for war." Pop star Beyonce Knowles explains her alter-ego, the inspiration for the title of her new album I AM... SASHA FIERCE

12th November 2008

Quote: "It was the happiest time of my life." Beyonce Knowles on having to pile on the pounds for her role as Etta James in new movie CADILLAC RECORDS.

11th November 2008

Quote: "I had my wellies and I got my outfit organised but it didn't rain and I wanted the mud!" Beyonce Knowles was left disappointed with the dry conditions at the end of this year's (08) Glastonbury music festival in England.

6th November 2008

Quote: "I'm there. I can't wait. I feel like all of us, we're ready to do whatever we have to do. Whatever they want - if they need me to volunteer, they need me to sing, I'm there, and I'm ready." Beyonce Knowles is giving her full support to new U.S. President-elect Barack Obama.

4th November 2008

Quote: "Everyone is excited and it's time. I feel like we have grown so much as a nation and we will continue to grow because of MR. (BARACK) OBAMA. I have had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Obama, his wife and his children, and they are the American dream. They are so elegant, so classy, so intelligent and everything that I want to be. They make me really proud of my country." Beyonce Knowles reveals which way she will be voting when America goes to the polls on Tuesday (04Nov08) during an interview with

27th October 2008

Fact: Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis and Beyonce Knowles are set for a mega chart battle in the U.K. next month (Nov08) when all four singers release their new singles on the same day. Spears' WOMANIZER and Aguilera's KEEPS GETTING BETTER will go head to head with Lewis' FORGIVE ME and Knowles' IF I WERE A BOY ON 3 November (08).

24th October 2008

Fact: Beyonce Knowles will make a guest appearance on U.K. reality show The X Factor. The singer will perform two songs on the final of the TV talent contest in December (08).

23rd October 2008

Quote: "Sasha Fierce is the fun, more sensual, more aggressive, more outspoken side and more glamorous side that comes out when I'm working and when I'm on the stage." Beyonce Knowles named her forthcoming album I AM… SASHA FIERCE after her alter ego.

22nd October 2008

Quote: "I love that in the seventies Cher and Diana Ross looked like superstars and never played it safe. When they were onstage, they gave you drama - and I love drama." Beyonce Knowles hails CHER and DIANA ROSS as her inspiration.

22nd October 2008

Quote: "Growing up, I was a tomboy. I refused to carry a purse and wouldn't wear a dress. That was the eighties and it was all about the hip-hop influence - baggy jeans and big shirts." Beyonce Knowles was not a feminine teenager.

21st October 2008

Quote: "This is a new chapter for me. I'm terrified, but excited. It's like I'm a new woman." Beyonce Knowles is enjoying life as MRS. SHAWN CARTER after marrying rapper JAY-Z in April (08).

17th October 2008

Quote: "I remember after MONSTER'S BALL thinking, 'HALLE's going to get an Oscar nomination.' I feel that way about Beyonce in this film." Revered acting coach IVANA CHUBBUCK on her client's new role in CADILLAC RECORDS.

16th October 2008

Fact: Kanye West, Kid Rock, Fall Out Boy, Nelly, Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Hudson and Wyclef Jean are among the musicians performing in a forthcoming televised series of pop concerts in a special news show spotlighting U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. A Night for Vets: An MTV Concert for the Brave is scheduled to air next week (24Oct08).

14th October 2008

Fact: Beyonce Knowles will be the final artist to perform live on U.S. music countdown show TRL when the programme ends its run on 16 November (08).

15th September 2008

Fact: Beyonce Knowles dressed up as a policewoman to shoot her new music video IF I WERE A BOY on the streets of New York.

14th September 2008

Quote: "I love all the greasy stuff even though I know it's not good for me. I have to be very careful about what I eat. I have to be careful for months. And then suddenly I'll have a moment of weakness and have junk food." Beyonce Knowles hates having to diet to stay in shape.

8th September 2008

Quote: "There are responsibilities that come along with this life: just taking my three-year-old nephew to the park is a big ordeal. Or trying to have a romantic dinner without someone sneaking in to film the whole thing." Beyonce Knowles on the hardships of fame.

28th August 2008

Quote: "Stevie Wonder, Prince, Michael Jackson...whenever I see them, I get so nervous I don't know what to say. When I met Michael, I got so excited I was jumping up and down. Happy Birthday!" Singer Beyonce Knowles wishes King of Pop MICHAEL JACKSON happy returns on the eve of his 50th.

20th August 2008

Fact: Leona Lewis has joined Rihanna, Beyonce, Miley Cyrus and Mariah Carey to record a new charity single to benefit cancer funding.

19th August 2008

Fact: Beyonce Knowles' sister SOLANGE got her big break at 13 when she was drafted in as a last-minute replacement for a pregnant backing singer on DESTINY'S CHILD's 1999 tour. She herself was pregnant with son DANIEL JULES when she appeared alongside her sibling in the girl group's Survivor video.

8th August 2008

Fact: Beyonce Knowles has displayed her wedding band in public for the first time - four months after she married SHAWN 'JAY-Z ' CARTER. The singer let her guard slip at a Kanye West gig in New York on Wednesday (06Aug08).

8th August 2008

Quote: "I just think it's really a part of your life that you gotta keep to yourself. You have to have something sacred to you and the people around you. I shared so much of my life. I should have something to hold on to." Rapper JAY-Z on why he's choosing to not to talk about his April (08) wedding to Beyonce Knowles.

6th August 2008

Fact: Singer Beyonce Knowles has become the latest celebrity to publicly endorse presidential candidate Barack Obama - by wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with a picture of the politician's face.

29th July 2008

Fact: Rap superstar JAY-Z has displayed his wedding ring in public for the first time - three months after he married R+B star Beyonce Knowles. The 99 PROBLEMS rapper flashed the band last week (ends 25Jul08) as he left his New York apartment, where the wedding took place on 4 April (08).

28th July 2008

Quote: "That's something that I will not be discussing... Nobody is getting breaking news from me... I'm not discussing MS. BEYONCE or SHAWN CARTER." Michelle Williams insists she won't be the one breaking news about former bandmate Beyonce Knowles' recent secret wedding.

22nd July 2008

Fact: Beyonce Knowles, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and Mariah Carey are to perform at the fifth annual Fashion Rocks event in New York City. The fashion and music extravaganza will take place on 5 September (08).

12th July 2008

Fact: Beyonce Knowles and Jamie Foxx have been immortalised in wax for a new Madame Tussauds museum. The pair's wax statues were revealed on Friday (11Jul08) in Los Angeles, before taking up residence at the museum, which opens next year (09).

3rd July 2008

Fact: R+B superstar Beyonce Knowles is to receive a $1 million (GBP500,000) paycheque to play at the Bermuda Music Festival in October (08).

20th June 2008

Quote: "BEYONCE is fierce and sexy. I admire women who take time to look good." Hip-hop mogul Sean Combs is a fan of JAY-Z's wife Beyonce Knowles' fashion sense.

13th June 2008

Quote: "I give myself an A for effort and man-hours but I'm not going to claim to be as talented as Usher or Beyonce." Modest Coldplay star Chris Martin.

12th June 2008

Fact: Former DESTINY'S CHILD star Michelle Williams' debut solo single has been written by former bandmate Beyonce Knowles' little sister SOLANGE.

12th June 2008

Quote: "I was spying on John Mayer and I was climbing over his fence because I wanted to make sure that him and JEN (ANISTON) were really not together and then I broke my toe." Beyonce Knowles' little sister SOLANGE jokes about how she broke her toe. She actually picked up the injury when stage equipment fell on her foot before a show.

18th May 2008

Quote: "BEYONCE's a wonderful young star. Diana Ross influenced her, I influenced her. But what I like about her is that she knows what she is doing. She's not rock 'n' roll, she's totally elegant. She doesn't pretend to be anything she doesn't want to be... and most importantly, she's in control." Legendary singer Tina Turner thinks highly of Beyonce Knowles, who she performed with at this year's (08) Grammy Awards.

11th April 2008

Quote: "I didn't know! No one knew!" Rihanna was as stunned as anyone to hear of her mentor JAY-Z's marriage to Beyonce Knowles last week (ends4Apr08).

10th April 2008

Quote: "I got married at 17 and divorced at 20 so I don't know if anyone would look to me for advice about that!" Beyonce Knowles' sister SOLANGE refuses to offer marriage tips.

9th April 2008

Quote: "What wedding? I was watching a movie on Friday night." Gwyneth Paltrow refuses to confirm she attended pals JAY-Z and Beyonce Knowles' nuptials in New York on Friday (04Apr08).

8th April 2008

Fact: Beyonce Knowles and JAY-Z spent an estimated $400,000 (GBP200,000) on exotic orchids for their wedding party on Friday (04Apr08). More than 70,000 blooms were boxed up by Amy's Orchids in New York. The flowers came in all the way from Thailand.

8th April 2008

Quote: "Go make a baby so y'all can bring more magic into this world." Snoop Dogg urges newlyweds JAY-Z and Beyonce Knowles to get busy in the bedroom.

7th April 2008

Quote: "I'm happy for them. They're a wonderful couple." John Legend is thrilled by the news pals JAY-Z and Beyonce Knowles have wed.

6th April 2008

Quote: "Congratulations to my man, JAY-Z, and my girl B." Hip-hop/soul queen MARY J. BLIGE sends her best wishes to newlyweds JAY-Z and Beyonce Knowles before launching into her hit song YOU'RE ALL I NEED at her gig in Greensboro, North Carolina on Saturday (05Apr08). Blige and Jay-Z are currently touring the U.S. with their Heart Of The City tour.

15th February 2008

Quote: "You can't compare my legs to Tina's. She has the legs!" Beyonce Knowles insists her Grammy Awards duet partner Tina Turner has better legs than she does.

12th February 2008

Quote: "You have to say Tina Turner. Tina Turner's a classic." JAY-Z on who has the better legs between his girlfriend Beyonce Knowles and her Grammys partner Turner.

11th February 2008

Quote: "I pray that when I'm her age, that I'm exactly like her because I've never met anyone so supportive of the younger generations. It just was such a beautiful, inspiring experience." Beyonce Knowles enjoyed performing with Tina Turner at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night (10Feb08).

11th February 2008

Quote: "She invited me and I was honoured because she's done terrifically well with her career, she's talented, she is beautiful and she has just made it to the top." Retired Tina Turner on her performance with Beyonce Knowles at the Grammy Awards.

24th December 2007

Quote: "My parents got me an Easy Bake Oven when I was really young, and I made a baked potato - a couple of them - and they were raw and undercooked, but my family still ate them and pretended they were great." Beyonce Knowles reminisces about her favourite childhood Christmas.

30th November 2007

Fact: Beyonce insists on having a placard at her feet with the name of the city she's performing in when she opens a concert after disappointing fans in Dallas, Texas by saying hello to nearby Austin, Texas.

29th November 2007

Quote: "I hate water and I know I need to drink water because if I don't I have bad shows because I'm dehydrated and I can't go full out. So I went to the spa and they had the cucumber and lemon in the water and it made it taste really fresh." Beyonce upgrades her water in her dressing room before concerts.

22nd November 2007

Fact: LETICIA 'TISH' CYRUS thinks Beyonce Knowles is a great role model for her daughter Miley Cyrus. She gives her daughter news clippings about the Crazy In Love singer as an example of a star remaining humble.

20th November 2007

Quote: "If there was life on other planets, and there was a Miss Universe pageant, she would definitely represent Earth. She is gorgeous in person." Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz is in awe of Beyonce Knowles' beauty.

26th October 2007

Fact: Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger used the extreme maple syrup diet to get in shape for her first solo single. The radical weight loss plan was also adopted by Beyonce when she lost 20 pounds (9 kilograms) for her role in DREAMGIRLS.

5th October 2007

Fact: Former DESTINY'S CHILD bandmates Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland are among the benefactors of a new 43-unit housing facility in their native Houston, Texas which will help struggling families rebuild their lives after natural and personal disasters.

4th October 2007

Quote: "Unfortunately, it seems like something he's interested in. He really likes the limelight." Solange Knowles worries her two-year-old son DANIEL JULEZ already wants to follow her and his aunt Beyonce into showbusiness.

3rd October 2007

Quote: "I am no longer married... but I think it's very important not to dish details." Beyonce Knowles' sister SOLANGE finally confirms she has divorced the father of her two-and-a-half-year-old child, American football player DANIEL SMITH.

20th September 2007

Fact: Rapper Kanye West celebrated his chart victory over rival 50 Cent at GQ magazine's 50th anniversary party on Tuesday night (18Sep07), partying with Beyonce, SHAWN 'JAY-Z' CARTER and Sean Combs. West's new album Graduation beat 50 Cent's Curtis to the top of the U.S. and U.K. charts after they were released on the same day (11Sep07).

8th August 2007

Fact: Beyonce Knowles will sing Marilyn Monroe's signature tune, DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND, as part of new TV ads for Emporio Armani's Diamonds fragrance. The commercials will debut in America this autumn (07).

3rd August 2007

Quote: "It hurt really bad and it was a little embarrassing but I got right back up." Beyonce Knowles on the stage trip that sent her tumbling down a flight of stairs during a recent Florida concert.

3rd August 2007

Quote: "Someone gave me a diamond-studded jar of Vaseline - very strange." Beyonce Knowles on the oddest gift a fan has ever given her.

31st July 2007

Quote: "I don't think falling in life is a failure. I think what's a failure is when you fall and you stay down. If you get up, then I call that success. So I'm proud." MATHEW KNOWLES is philosophical about his daughter Beyonce's onstage tumble during a Florida concert last week (ends27Jul07).

7th June 2007

Quote: "Success can turn you into a person who thinks they're better than somebody else. But everybody's human, and these two people haven't let the fact that they have money and fans turn them into monsters." NE-YO respects Beyonce Knowles and JENNIFER HUDSON.

31st May 2007

Quote: "I actually don't like wearing make-up, I'd rather be natural. My hair is natural and when I go out I don't need to spend hours deciding what I will wear or which make-up to put on. I know exactly what I want." Superstar Beyonce Knowles prefers the natural look.

26th April 2007

Fact: Beyonce Knowles' singer sister SOLANGE is moving into television - she will guest host an upcoming episode of MTV show Total Request Live.

18th April 2007

Quote: "She blushed when I told her Michael had a crush on her." David Gest reveals his pal Michael Jackson fancies Beyonce Knowles.

4th April 2007

Quote: "I'm definitely not perfect... I get pimples, I have bad hair days, I can't cook. I mess up. I say things that are silly and I read them, like, what was I thinking?" Beyonce Knowles disputes claims she's the perfect woman.

2nd April 2007

Quote: "Diana Ross so disliked the fact that we were doing the show that when I met her she was colder to me than a block of ice." Original DREAMGIRLS star Sheryl Lee Ralph on her first meeting with Ross, who contends the musical and movie is based on her own career with soul group The Supremes. Ralph portrayed the character Beyonce Knowles plays in the hit Dreamgirls film on Broadway.

1st March 2007

Quote: "He's one of those artists that we look to to start the new trend. I respect him." Beyonce Knowles on Justin Timberlake.

25th February 2007

Quote: "Yeah, it happens all the time, man! Alicia Keys, Beyonce - I'm lucky!" R+B singer Akon boasts about being chatted up by pop superstars.

13th February 2007

Fact: Justin Timberlake wasn't the only star suffering from the flu at the Grammys on Sunday (11FEB07) - fellow performer and award winner Beyonce Knowles also complained she had a bout of stomach flu.

13th February 2007

Quote: "That was scary for a second. I heard the guy mumbling, I had no idea it was Prince and I had no idea he was introducing me." Beyonce Knowles on her surprise at seeing pop superstar Prince onstage at the Grammy Awards just before her performance at the ceremony.

7th February 2007

Quote: "I'm too busy trying to enjoy my blessing to be dwelling in mess." Oscar-nominated singer JENNIFER HUDSON hits back at reports she and DREAMGIRLS co-star Beyonce Knowles failed to get along on the set of the movie musical.

7th February 2007

Fact: R+B star Beyonce Knowles has teamed up with Mexican singer Alejandro Fernandez to record Spanish duet AMOR GITANO (GYPSY LOVE).

12th January 2007

Quote: "I don't think she realises how good she is. She knocked the whole song out in, like, maybe 30 minutes, the whole joint, done... It was one take, in and out, let's get it done." R+B sensation NE-YO has huge praise for Beyonce Knowles, who has taken his song IRREPLACEABLE to the top of the US charts.

6th January 2007

Quote: "I want to be the first black woman to win an Oscar, a Grammy and a Tony." Beyonce Knowles is an ambitious all-rounder.

21st December 2006

Quote: "I went through a depression. I didn't eat. I stayed in my room. I was in a really bad place... going through that lonely period." Beyonce Knowles on her split from DESTINY'S CHILD.

18th December 2006

Quote: "I do normal things (like) walk in the park. I don't want to be off on my own diva planet. I want to be on earth." Beyonce Knowles insists she's just a normal woman.

15th December 2006

Quote: "I have a permanent smile on my face." Beyonce Knowles on learning she's a Golden Globe Awards Best Actress nominee for her performance in DREAMGIRLS.

7th December 2006

Quote: "When I don't like something, I'm like a quiet storm... I'm stern, I say it once and I move on." Beyonce Knowles reveals her strategy for dealing with confrontation.

5th December 2006

Quote: "I'm amazed. They know all my tricks." Beyonce Knowles is thrilled with the drag queens who dress up like her.

21st November 2006

Quote: "I figured, in the 1960s, TWIGGY was the hot model and DIANA (ROSS) and Cher, all the legends, were thinner than I am so I decided I wanted to lose weight and make a physical transformation." Beyonce Knowles was inspired to lose 20 pounds (nine kilograms) by her icons' 1960s looks.

11th November 2006

Quote: "Even though I'm very happy and I don't have any drama in my life, I didn't want to do another album full of love songs. I did that last time. It's boring." Beyonce likes lots of drama, but only when it comes to her music.

8th November 2006

Fact: Pop star Beyonce Knowles often disguises herself as a man to prevent the paparazzi recognising her on daily jogs through New York's Central Park.

18th October 2006

Quote: "It must be really scary to have your children in front of all these people... That's when Mama Knowles is gonna be punching some photographers." Beyonce Knowles warns paparazzi not to take shots of her kids when she becomes a mum.

25th September 2006

Quote: "Beyonce's mum TINA designed our outfits and I was always the one in the trousers and Beyonce got to wear the pretty dress." LeTOYA LUCKETT still resents family favouritism in DESTINY'S CHILD.

18th September 2006

Quote: "Hey mama, let me hear your bills, bills, bills... That was really bad." Beyonce Knowles on the worst chat-up line she has ever heard.

13th September 2006

Quote: "I think it was JAY-Z's drink, but I ended up stealing it from him... He was waiting for Beyonce to perform, so I know where his attention was at." Snoop Dogg on stealing JAY-Z's vodka and orange juice at last month's (AUG06) MTV Video Music Awards.

6th September 2006

Quote: "I wish I could be a child again; they have no worries. I look at my nephew and I say, 'God... I wonder how that feels.'" Beyonce Knowles wants to be a kid again.

2nd September 2006

Quote: "When I'm around her, I want to stand up straight, pronounce my words right, and articulate." Beyonce Knowles admits she's always on her best behaviour when she meets OPRAH WINFREY.

2nd September 2006

Quote: "I was inspired by Mr And Mrs Smith because ANGELINA (JOLIE) had the sexy trenchcoat." Beyonce Knowles on the inspiration behind her trenchcoat look at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday night (31AUG06).

1st September 2006

Fact: Beyonce Knowles celebrated her birthday early last night (31AUG06) after performing at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York - she launched her new album B-DAY with family and friends at boyfriend JAY-Z's 40/40 Club. The album is released on the pop star's birthday next week (04SEP06).

1st September 2006

Fact: Beyonce Knowles celebrated her birthday early last night (31AUG06) after performing at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York - she launched her new album B-DAY with family and friends at boyfriend JAY-Z's 40/40 Club. The album is released on the pop star's birthday next week (04SEP06).

30th August 2006

Quote: "Don't do it. You're not in a movie and trying to lose weight in two weeks." Beyonce Knowles attempts to warn fans off her drastic maple syrup, cayenne pepper and water diet, which helped her lose 20 pounds (9 kilograms) for new movie DREAMGIRLS.

22nd August 2006

Fact: Pop star Beyonce has a cousin named BEYINCE who sings and writes songs for her albums.

21st August 2006

Fact: Beyonce Knowles' little sister SOLANGE has launched a spin-off to the former DESTINY'S CHILD star's House of Dereon fashion line, called Dereon Girl.

18th August 2006

Quote: "Probably married, maybe a kid or two... I would love to have an Oscar, but that is the most ambitious thing. I have time for that. I'd do a movie a year, and album a year." Beyonce Knowles on her 30-something plans.

18th August 2006

Quote: "He has taught me about hip-hop. I loved it as a child, but my mum wouldn't let me listen to it because of the cussing." Beyonce Knowles has her rapper boyfriend JAY-Z to thank for her late introduction to the genre.

17th August 2006

Quote: "I'm a frustrated drag queen. The more hair and the more lashes, the better." Beyonce Knowles reveals her style inspiration.

17th August 2006

Quote: "I've seen my nephew, I've seen the reality!" Beyonce Knowles admits any feelings of broodiness disappear in the presence of less-than-angelic toddlers.

13th August 2006

Fact: Beyonce Knowles' sister SOLANGE is making a name for herself as a songwriter - the new mum co-wrote two tracks on her big sister's new album and is now in talks to write a new track for British soul singer JOSS STONE.

27th July 2006

Quote: "I'm not looking to steal her crown. I'm looking to get my own." Rihanna insists she's not looking to take Beyonce Knowles' place.

13th July 2006

Quote: "BUG-A-BOO or BOOTYLICIOUS. I hate 'em." Beyonce Knowles isn't a fan of all her DESTINY'S CHILD songs.

11th July 2006

Fact: SIR Elton John will kick off this year's (06) New York Fashion Week with a benefit for his AIDS Foundation charity. The rock legend is set to perform at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on 7 September (06). He will be joined by celebrities including Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Kanye West and NELLY FURTADO.

16th June 2006

Quote: "I feel like Paula Abdul on American Idol because there are so many people and everybody has such big dreams and they're all so talented." Beyonce Knowles admits that auditioning for her new all-girl backing band is like judging TV talent show American Idol.

14th June 2006

Fact: The war of words between Beyonce Knowles and former DESTINY'S CHILD star LATOYA LUCKETT has cooled so much that Luckett carries her former bandmate's clothing line in her hip Houston, Texas store.

13th June 2006

Fact: Legendary producer La Reid had a 50th birthday party to remember in New York on Saturday night (10JUN06) - guests included Beyonce Knowles and boyfriend Jay-Z, Oprah Winfrey, Usher and Mariah Carey.

10th June 2006

Quote: "I've met a lot of horrible and nasty celebrities... I don't ever want to become one myself... I never want to be rude to my fans." Beyonce Knowles insists she'll always be better than the average star.

9th June 2006

Quote: "I've little doubt she can do anything she wants in Hollywood when people see her in this." Top movie-maker Bill Condon is dazzled by his DREAMGIRLS star Beyonce Knowles.

8th June 2006

Quote: "I tried to do it TOM HANKS style. I had to drop it fast." Beyonce Knowles copied the CASTAWAY star's starvation techniques to lose weight for her role in DREAMGIRLS.

24th March 2006

Quote: "A perfect date would be a movie - a comedy so we could laugh. Then we'd go get some cheesecake." Beyonce Knowles on her perfect night out.

17th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I hope Beyonce can slow down so she can give me some grandchildren. Beyonce needs to have a baby now!" Designer Tina Knowles, on her desire to become a grandmother. </p>

12th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I really like my hands. I think I have nice fingers. I don't like my ears... They're a little weird." Beyonce Knowles on her best and worst features. </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I hate messing up takes so I make sure they don't stop because of me. I had to bite the inside of my cheek (to stop laughing) and try to stay in character." BOOTYLICIOUS singer Beyonce Knowles tries to keep from laughing while filming The Pink Panther with comedian Steve Martin. </p>

27th January 2006

Quote: <p>"I'm still kind of embarrassed that I wrote that song. I had gained a little weight and I was making fun of it. It's a silly song, but it's nice because it's made curvy women feel sexy." Beyonce Knowles on writing her hit song BOOTYLICIOUS. </p>

12th January 2006

Quote: <p>"I'm good at spaghetti and sandwiches... They're my specialty... and I give a good massage." Beyonce Knowles on her homely skills.</p>

16th November 2005

Fact: <p>R+B trio Destiny's Child will say their official goodbye to fans on THE JIMMY KIMMEL SHOW broadcast on 15 November (05). The entire show will be devoted to Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, who will talk about the best moments of their musical journey and perform a collection of their favourite hits. </p>

3rd November 2005

Quote: <p>"She's very stylish." Beyonce Knowles is keen to dress British royal CAMILLA, Duchess of Cornwall. </p>

25th October 2005

Quote: <p>"They're two smart people, and it's great for both of them - it's such a great match." DESTINY'S CHILD stylist Tina Knowles approves of her singer daughter Beyonce's romance with rap mogul Jay-Z. </p>

28th February 2005

Quote: <p>"We may be doing a booty dance during BELIEVE." Josh Groban jokes about dancing with his duet partner Beyonce Knowles at The Oscars. </p> <b>28/02/2005 06:02</b>

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