There are probably only very few people in this world who have not at least heard of Beyonce Knowles. Her star has shown so brightly for a while now and only seems to get brighter with each year.
From the days when she was a stand out member of Destiny Child as they crooned their way into our hearts to right now when she has undoubtedly come into her own with a personal and public life that has led many people to crown her as queen.
Beyonce is the queen of the bey hive (her fan base) who have been known to go to any length in defending her and blocking her from any criticism. She has had some other strong and popular women and men stan for her.
Barack Obama, the former President of the United States, tweeted in April that Beyonce is “a role model for us all.” His wife, Michelle Obama, the former first lady who has in recent times embodied the picture of a strong black woman has touted her close relationship with Beyonce over the years and they have both spoken admiringly of their friendship and one another on several occasions.
On the 4th of September 2017, Beyonce marked her 36th year on earth and Michelle Obama and several other high profile figures got in formation to mark the special day.
They dressed as Beyonce, mimicking her look in her 2016 music video “Formation,” sporting a hat covering their eyes, an ornate necklace, and braids in the black and white photographs that were posted in a photo spread on Beyonce’s website.
Among the other high-profile figures who made up the spread were; tennis star Serena Williams, her eldest daughter Blue Ivy Carter, actress Bianca Lawson, singer Kelly Rowland, and mother Ms. Tina Knowles Lawson.
A lot of tributes went out to Beyonce on her birthday including from her husband Jay Z who used part of his set during Sunday’s Made in America music festival, to lead the crowd in singing a birthday song to his wife.
Faced with all the public love displayed on this year’s Bey day celebrations, we would really like to dig into why everyone seems to love Beyonce so much.
Here Are 5 Reasons For All The Possible Beyonce Love
Of course, her music is a big part of the reason. For a long time, Beyonce has been giving voice (a beautiful one at that) to some of our deepest feelings and emotions.
When Adele accepted her 2017 Grammy award for the Best Record in February, she was all of us exclaiming at the magic that Beyonce had once again created with the Lemonade album. In her words;
“But I can’t possibly accept this award. And I’m very humbled and I’m very grateful and gracious. But my artist of my life is Beyoncé. And this album to me, the “Lemonade” album, is just so monumental. Beyoncé, it’s so monumental. And so well thought out, and so beautiful and soul-baring and we all got to see another side to you that you don’t always let us see. And we appreciate that. And all us artists here adore you. You are our light.”
Beyonce’s music has always been able to move the people while being mindful of the culture and emotions that are ruling at the time. Whether singing love songs or rallying single ladies or calling us to get in formation, she gets it right every time.
Beyonce was named Most Beautiful Woman In The World by People Magazine in 2012 but we have always known that she was beautiful. She, however, completely does that beauty up by slaying every single time. Her Instagram can basically be called up anytime someone wants to define beauty with visuals.
Her Willful Embrace Of BLM
At a time when it was still pretty controversial to be closely associated with Black Lives Matter, especially, as a public personality, Beyonce completely embraced the movement. She got political many times after that, supporting the group and black people everywhere with her words and actions. As Adele put it in her Grammy 2017 speech;
“And the way that you make me and my friends feel, the way you make my black friends feel, is empowering. And you make them stand up for themselves. And I love you. I always have and I always will.”
New York City-based non-profit DoSomething.org listed Beyonce and 19 other stars on its annual Celebs Gone Good list, which highlights celebrities who “use their fame and influence to create positive change.” Beyonce was named 2016’s most charitable celebrity for her work in support of the social justice movement Black Lives Matter and for gender equality.
Her Embrace Of Gender Equality And Feminism
Beyonce also jumped right into the discussion about Feminism when she featured the famous ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ talk by writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on her song Formation.
One of the main reasons, however, that the world has fallen even more in love with Beyonce this year is a couple of revelations about struggles in her private life that have made her more relatable.
As the star announced her pregnancy, news started making the rounds that she there were a couple of miscarriages in her past and both the Lemonade album and Jay Z’s 4:44 album showed that she also had to struggle with a cheating husband and fight for her marriage.
These struggles and what now seems to be her victory over them, after welcoming her twins and having a publicly repentant husband, made Beyonce, even more, a woman for the people.