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15 Receipts That Prove Beyoncé Is Queen

You don't have to like her, but you will respect her.

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Many things are debatable in this thing called life, but Beyoncé's star power is not one of them.

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Her live performances change lives.

If you ever want to see perfection up close, go to a Beyoncé concert.
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If you ever want to see perfection up close, go to a Beyoncé concert.

She slays on the red carpet.

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And she's pretty much killing this whole life thing in general.

But don't just take my word for it. Here are all the times she's made history:

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1. When she had the fastest-selling album on iTunes in 2013.

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For a surprise album that she dropped without any pre-promotion, WTF.

2. When she became the highest-paid black artist of all time.

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She made $115 million in 2014 alone. (Taylor Swift earned around $64 million, if you were looking for something to compare that with.)

3. When she became the first woman to win six Grammys in one night.

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She also still holds the title for most Grammys won by a woman in one night. Adele is the only one who has tied with her.

4. When she became the most-nominated woman in Grammy history.

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Twenty awards and 53 nominations! BOW DOWN!

5. When she officially became last decade's top-selling artist.

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After her 64 gold and platinum certifications by 2010, Queen Bey was crowned the decade's top-selling artist by the Recording Industry Association of America.

6. When she and her hubby became the first billion-dollar couple in the music industry.

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Blue's parents are so dope.

7. When she was the first black singer to be on the September cover of Vogue.

And didn't even give a damn interview!!!
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And didn't even give a damn interview!!!

8. When she became the first black female artist and second woman ever to win the annual ASCAP Pop Songwriter of the Year Award.

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WERK!

9. When she became the first woman in history to hit No. 1 with her first five studio albums.

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And did so on the album's debut week every time!

10. When she became the first black singer and the second black woman to cover Sports Illustrated.

Because snatching edges for a living is a sport.
Sports Illustrated

Because snatching edges for a living is a sport.

11. When she inked the highest-paid endorsement deal ever signed to a black woman.

Pepsi Co.

$50 million from Pepsi!

12. When she was the first black woman to perform at both a presidential inaugural ball and ceremony.

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And no one cares if she lip-synched like your favorite artists do every day or not.

13. When she was the first solo female artist to headline the main pyramid stage at the 2011 Glastonbury Festival in 20 years.

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Your favorite could never.

14. When she was the first female artist to receive the International Artist Award of Excellence at the American Music Awards.

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The award has only ever been awarded to seven people in the history of the awards show.

15. When she was the first black artist to have a No. 1 single (”Check on It”), a No. 1 film (The Pink Panther), and win a Grammy in the same week.

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Moral of the story? Never trust someone who doesn't respect Beyoncé.

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