Beyonce kicked off 2011 with two Grammy nominations for Best Female Pop Vocal and Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals for her collaboration with Lady Gaga on “Telephone.” Though she walked away empty-handed on Grammy night, Bey seemed to have a great time hanging out with fellow celebs like Janelle Monae.
Next up on Beyonce’s busy schedule was a working holiday in Paris with hubby Jay-Z in April, where she shot the cover of Harper’s Bazaar.
Ever the fashion icon, Beyonce turned heads with her Emilio Pucci gown at the Costume Institute Gala in New York in May 2011. Bey was joined by her equally stylish hubby Jay-Z.
From Paris to Chicago. Beyonce debuted her song, “Run the World (Girls)” with a steaming hot performance for Oprah Winfrey at the taping of ”http://admin.photos.essence.com/galleries/surprise_oprah_a_farewell_spectacular" target="_new">“Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular” in May 2011.
Beyonce rocked the crowd with a breathtaking performance performance of “Run the World (Girls)” at the 2011 Billboard Awards, where she received the Millennium Award.
Beyonce also got to reunite, if only momentarily, with her former Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams at the 2011 Billboard Awards.
Beyonce made history in 2011 by becoming the first woman, and African-American, to ever headline the Glastonbury Music Festival in June.
Beyonce brightened up the summer with an energetic performance on “Good Morning America” in July 2011.
Next up for Beyonce was four nights of intimate concerts at New York’s Roseland Ballroom in early August. Tickets for the concert sold out within a record 22 seconds. She would later reveal that the flap on her costume was to hide her burgeoning baby bump.
In the most tweeted moments in social media history, Beyonce announced her pregnancy at the 2011 MTV Music Video Awards in August.
The singer followed up her announcement with an extra special performance of “Love on Top” at the 2011 MTV Music Awards. Her hubby couldn’t contain his joy!
The chic mommy-to-be attended New York Fashion Week in September with little sister Solange Knowles.
Beyonce’s other love, her House of Dereon fashion line, had its global launch at Selfridge’s department store in London in September.
Back in New York, the glowing mommy-to-be launched her Beyonce Pulse fragrance in September.
Beyonce hosts an NYC screening of her latest concert DVD, "Live at Roseland: The Elements of ‘4,’ in November.