This Girl Runs the World
When you think Beyoncé, you think everything. That’s because she is everything and has done everything. There’s honestly nothing that I can think of that Beyoncé hasn’t done. From music to film to fashion, Bey is the business. She really runs the world. Now, I’m no member of the Beyhive, but I do know a legend when I see one and Beyoncé is that. You may still be reeling from her most recent album, Lemonade, or her recent world tour, but what about years ago when she was just reaching the height of her success? Do you remember her first movie? Or her ugliest moment? If not, I’ve got you covered.
Most Epic Pepsi Commercial Ever
Pepsi is known for having the best commercials during the Superbowl, but none will ever compare to the commercial that featured Beyoncé, Britney Spears and Pink. Back in 2004, the biggest women in music, alongside Enrique Iglesias came together for an epic Pepsi commercial. Picture the scene: Beyoncé and the girls posing as Roman gladiators who break out singing Queen’s “We Will Rock You.” Only those ladies could turn that into a women’s anthem.
Carmen: A Hip-Hopera
Before playing the legendary Etta James, Beyoncé made her acting debut in MTV’s 2001 musical film Carmen: A Hip-Hopera. The hip-hopera was based on the 1875 opera, Carmen. Beyoncé played Carmen, a seductive, man-stealing, aspiring actress who causes trouble wherever she goes. The star-studded project featured Mekhi Phifer, Yasiin Bey (then known as Mos Def), Bow Wow, Wyclef Jean, Da Brat, Jermaine Dupre, and many more.
The Fighting Temptations
Beyoncé was on a roll with movies in the early 2000s. In 2003, she starred in The Fighting Temptations opposite Cuba Gooding, Jr. She played Lilly, a church-going woman who was shunned by the church nieces she chose to sing secular music in bars. She eventually reconnects with the church, joins the choir, and showcases those true Beyoncé vocals.