Beyoncé, fresh off winning her 17th Grammy Award, shimmied into the Ziegfeld for the premiere of her HBO documentary, Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream. The chanteuse put down the mic and picked up the camera to co-direct, produce, and star in the fi lm, which strips away the veneer of stardom and delivers a multi faced portrait of the singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, wife, and mother.

The film invites us into some extremely intimate moments and concludes with the birth of her daughter, Blue Ivy. “Once I saw my daughter, I knew that the end to this story, this documentary, was here and I was ready to tell the story,” she told Oprah.

On the red carpet, we noticed lots of relatives of Beyoncé’s with the surname “Beyince,” so we asked her uncle Roland about this: “The name is my father’s name. My sister Tina [Beyoncé’s mother] didn’t think we had enough boys in the family to keep the name going, so she gave her our last name as the fi rst name.” And thus, Beyoncé was born.

Mamie Gummer Oprah

Angela Bassett Tina Knowles

Solange Knowles Shanina

Russell Simmons Doutzen Kroes

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