featuring Nicki Minaj

August 2nd, 2014

Beyonce wants women to be empowered and not to feel the pressure to always be perfect with every hair in place and their makeup perfect. "You wake up, flawless/ Post up, flawless/ Ride round in it, flawless/ I woke up like this/ I woke up like this." A woman’s life is not all about finding the perfect guy to settle down and make a family with. "I took some time to live my life/But don’t think I’m just his little wife."

Did you know?

  • As of September 12, 2014 “Flawless” has peaked at number 25 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and number 82 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  • The remix version of the song features newly added verses and explicit lyrics by both Beyoncé and Minaj and marks their first collaboration together.
  • The lyrics in which Beyoncé sings about the infamous elevator accident between her husband Jay-Z and her sister Solange Knowles received acclaim and media attention.
  • Beyoncé sent Minaj a new version she wanted for the remix and told Minaj, "I want you to be you. I don't want you to hold back."
  • Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter was born September 4, 1981and is better known as Beyoncé. She was born and raised in Houston, Texas.
  • Beyoncé rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny's Child.
  • A self-described "modern-day feminist", Beyoncé's songs are often characterized by themes of love, relationships, and monogamy, as well as female sexuality and empowerment.
  • Throughout a career spanning 16 years, she has won 17 Grammy Awards and sold over 75 million records as a solo artist, and a further 60 million with Destiny's Child making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
  • In 2014, she ranked atop of Forbes' Celebrity 100 and became the highest-paid black musician in history.
  • Beyoncé's name is a tribute to her mother's maiden name, Beyincé.
  • Beyoncé attended St. Mary's Elementary School in Fredericksburg, Texas, where she enrolled in dance classes. Her singing talent was discovered when dance instructor began humming a song and she finished it, able to hit the high-pitched notes.