The Beyhive most likely never ever anticipated Beyoncé to become the ruling queen of surprises, but that she is.
Since 2011, Queen Bey has been sending her dedicated legion of fans into overdrive with the lots of unanticipated twists and turns in both her individual and professional lives. To date, she has surprise-announced four albums, two films and two pregnancies in ways that no one else could.
All of it began at the MTV Video Music Awards in August2011 When Beyoncé took the stage to perform her single “Love on Top,” the star-studded audience had no concept that she had something up her sleeve– or somebody in her tummy. At the end of the song, she dropped her microphone, unbuttoned her sparkly purple coat and rubbed her stomach, exposing she was pregnant with her and partner Jay-Z‘s first child.
Two years later, the Grammy winner broke the web when she essentially developed the strategy of dropping a full album without any previous statement. Her eponymous 5th record, which included the singles “XO” and “Drunk in Love,” shattered multiple records, and she likewise went on to surprise-release three more albums, most especially 2016’s Lemonade
Beyoncé took a page out of her own book in February 2017 when she shared the news of her second pregnancy, this time with twins. Her sensational Instagram announcement rapidly ended up being the social media platform’s most-liked post of all time, though Kylie Jenner‘s very first picture of daughter Stormi and advertising innovative Chris Godfrey‘s “World Record Egg” ultimately exceeded it.
The previous Destiny’s Kid member’s next surprise can be found in April 2019 in two types: a Netflix performance film titled Homecoming and an accompanying live album recording her 2018 Coachella performance.
Scroll down to take a look back at more of Beyoncé’s greatest surprises– so far!