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In 2002, she started a solo career (mostly collaborations with rappers but without the other girls), and got her first big hit a year later, "Crazy in Love". Since then, almost every song she's sung has made it to the top of the charts.
- Dangerously in Love (2003)
- B'Day (2006)
- I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008)
- 4 (2011)
- Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001) -- Carmen
- Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) -- Foxxy Cleopatra
- The Fighting Temptations (2003) -- Lilly
- The Pink Panther (2004) -- Xaina
- Dreamgirls (2006) -- Deena Jones
- Cadillac Records (2008) -- Etta James
- Obsessed (2009) -- Sharon Charles
As of late she's been doing some projects with Lady Gaga, and was the guest artist for the song and music video Telephone.
- Absolute Cleavage: She get's quite a lot of mileage out of this trope in her videos, such as the one for Deja Vu.
- Alter Ego Acting: Sasha Fierce...or could be a demon possessing her, according to some people.
- Battle Couple: Her and Jay-Z.
- But Not Too Black: Often cited as a reason for her success.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: Even though her hair is naturally dark, this has become something of a signature look for her.
- Dream Team: With Lady Gaga.
- And Shakira.
- Distinct Double Album: I Am...Sasha Fierce. The I Am... disc being filled with introspective ballads and Sasha Fierce seeing Beyonce's signature R&B/Pop style complete with a new persona, Sasha Fierce.
- Fan Disservice: Not from her, of course. But NFL star Warren Sapp once imitated her famous "booty dance" during a TD celebration. 300+ pound Defensive Tackle Warren Sapp.
- Fairytale Wedding Dress: Although her actual wedding dress is a secret, she's worn a couple for performances. One for a video, and this one with a feather-trimmed skirt for the 2009 BET awards.
- Genre Shift: The song Diva was more hip-hop/rap orientated than her usual pop/R and B style.
- Hot Mom: To Blue Ivy Carter, her daughter.
- Melismatic Vocals: This and her vibrato's make it easier to note her on the radio
- Mood Whiplash: Not really with her music, but more with her videos, with her first solo album, most of her videos were rather fast-paced, elaborate, bright, and colorful (Look at "Crazy in Love.") Now, she's done a lot of video that are very simple (usually her and a couple of dancers in black and white ("Single Ladies.")
- Mind Screw: Her latest song- Run The World (Girls). Okay, it's a pop song, but there's no structure in the song whatsoever.
- Ms. Fanservice: Oh boy, she's the first musician to be on a cover of Sports Illustrated.
- Pretty in Mink: Has worn loads of furs, and even her promise to stop to please PETA was short-lived.
- Real Life Relative: Has done several songs with her husband Jay-Z, on both her albums and his.
- Signature Song: "Crazy In Love", as of late it's become "Single Ladies".
- Soundtrack Dissonance: All of her music being "Girl Power" anthems or having a "Men Suck, we're not just pieces of meat" theme, combined with Three Minutes of Writhing in tiny outfits on her videos.
- Also, when you hear a song called "Single Ladies" coming from Beyonce, your first thought is probably a song about the joys of being single like "Independent Women," not a song that basically says "MARRY ME, DAMMIT!"
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: See Face of the Band and taken Up to Eleven at the 2011 vmas.
- Outrun the Fireball: At the end of the music video for Diva. Complete with Unflinching Walk.
- Three Minutes of Writhing: The video for "Single Ladies" is pretty much this.
- The Unfair Sex: "If I Were a Boy" falls hard into this territory, enough so that R. Kelly made a remix of the song, adding in his own verses from the male perspective.
- Whole Costume Reference: The outfit and hair cut from Countdown are based on Audrey Hepburn's most famous outfit from the film Funny Face.
- Urban Legend: There is a very persistent one that her pregnancy was fake and she actually had a surrogate. People were convinced after a video of her on an Australian talk show showed her stomach supposedly "folding". This theory ignores the fact that she would have no reason to hide having a surrogate.
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