By now, everybody knows that Beyoncé is the queen of music. She’s an entertainment sensation, a songstress with incomparable vocal chops.
If you need proof, you don’t have to look any further than the awards she’s amassed over the years. So far, Beyoncé has managed to collect as many as 23 Grammy wins. Her most recent Grammy was for Best Urban Contemporary Album in 2018. Prior to that, Queen Bey, as she is also known, took home Grammys for Best Music Video, Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song, Best Surround Sound Album, Best Traditional R&B Performance, Song of the Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and more.
Aside from this, Beyoncé has also racked up trophies from the Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards, Golden Globes, BET Awards, Kid’s Choice Awards, and several MTV Awards. Over the years, Beyonce has also had some memorable collaborations, including her half-time performance during the 2016 Superbowl with Chris Martin and Bruno Mars.
Clearly, there are some celebrities that Queen Bey wants to work with more than others. Let’s find out who they are.
20 She Will Never Work With: LIV
LIV is one rapper who has openly dissed Beyonce in the past. In a track called “Sorry Mrs. Carter,” she can be heard saying, “You know what I was gonna respect you. But since you crossed over into my lane. It's time to check you. The man? He likes model chicks. He likes all naturally flawless model chicks, like me. What up, Jay?”
19 She Will Never Work With: Wendy Williams
Nowadays, a lot of television hosts are often in awe of Grammy-winning Beyoncé. However, it’s safe to say that Wendy Williams isn’t one of them. Following a preview of the 2012 documentary, “Life Is But a Dream,” Williams told her audience, “You know Beyoncé can't talk. Beyoncé sounds like she has a fifth-grade education.” Despite these comments, Williams also said that she’s a fan of Queen Bey.
18 She Will Never Work With: Keyshia Cole
When Queen Bey decided to release some parts of her song “Bow Down/I Been On,” it immediately became clear that Keyshia Cole didn’t appreciate it as much as others. Taking to social media, the R&B singer tweeted, “Can't stand when people all self-righteous when it's convenient it makes them look good. Lmao! But can still talk s**t when convenient 2 FOH. First 'Women need to Stick together' now b****es better Bow. Smh.”
17 She Will Never Work With: The Jacksons
During a 2008 interview with Elle, Beyoncé talked about her upbringing and said, “We're African-American and we work together as a family, so people assume we're like The Jacksons. But I didn't have parents using me to get out of a bad situation.” Apparently, the remarks didn’t go down well with Janet Jackson. A source told the National Enquirer, “Janet wanted to know why Beyoncé had to mention her family. They're not friends and barely know each other.”
16 She Will Never Work With: Kim Kardashian
Sure, Beyoncé husband, Jay-Z, has collaborated with Kim Kardashian’s hubby, Kanye West, from to time. But that doesn’t exactly make Queen Bey and Kardashian besties. According to a 2012 report from the New York Daily News, the singer even decided to ignore the reality star during the Made in America Festival. One source also told the publication, “Beyoncé didn't even acknowledge [Kim] was there until the concert was almost over.”
15 She Loves: Hugh Jackman
Actor Hugh Jackman shared the stage with Beyoncé during the 2009 Oscars. Following their hit performance, Jackman couldn’t help but gush about the singer. According to The Sun, the “Wolverine” star said, “[Beyoncé,] everyone you work with, your family is such a delight. You're incredibly humble, you have no business in being humble, you are the most talented person out there, but you are in fact the most humble person I've ever worked with.”
14 She Loves: Usher
We have doubt that Beyonce would want to collaborate with singer Usher sometime in the future. After all, the R&B singer has made it clear how much he admires Queen Bey’s talent. In fact, when he presented her the International Artist Award during the 2007 American Music Awards, Usher said, “With gifts as big and generous as nature, a voice that touches the heart of everyone who hears it, a smile that can light up a stadium, she is something rare and special. In a world of divas and superstars, there is only one ... Beyonce!”
13 She Loves: Drake
Over the years, Canadian rapper Drake has been spotted hanging out with Beyoncé and hubby. And according to Rap-Up, during a sit-down interview with Ryan Seacrest, Drake said, “I reached out to her and asked if I could come and be a part of her project and she was kind enough to invite me out there. And we did some work together.”
12 She Loves: Jennifer Hudson
Beyoncé and fellow songstress Jennifer Hudson had famously worked together on the 2006 hit film “Dreamgirls.” Since then, the two singers have apparently kept in touch. Speaking to E! News in 2016, Hudson said, “We actually saw I just saw each other at the CFDA Awards. She was honored and I performed, and she was like, 'So when are you coming, and I was like, 'As soon as I get done here in New York I'm gonna be on the first thing smoking because you know I'm coming to see the show!”
11 She Loves: Chris Martin
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin worked with Beyoncé during the spectacular 2016 Superbowl halftime performance. And seeing as it was a huge hit, we’re willing to guess that Queen Bey would be open the sharing the stage with Martin at least one more time. Back in the studio, the two singers even collaborated on a song for Coldplay’s farewell album. Even better, Martin and Beyoncé’s children were also featured on the track.
10 She Loves: Gwyneth Paltrow
Queen Bey also happens to be good friends with Chris Martin’s ex-wife, actress Gwyneth Paltrow. According to Flare, it is believed that Beyoncé and Paltrow first became friends around the fall of 2006. In fact, in 2010, Paltrow discussed their friendship briefly while making an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Paltrow recalled how the two women “just kind of hooked up” during a benefit.
9 She Loves: Kelly Rowland
Even today, it’s safe to say that Beyonce has remained in touch with former Destiny’s Child bandmate Kelly Rowland. And according to a 2018 report from The Oprah Magazine, it seems that there is an upcoming collaboration between the two. And while it may be unclear what exactly the two are allegedly working on, it seems that it involves something rosy.
8 She Loves: Michelle Williams
Beyoncé’s other former Destiny’s Child bandmate, Michelle Williams, is definitely someone that the singer would love to work with in the future. After all, Williams has appeared alongside Beyoncé onstage during some surprise reunion performances. Moreover, it appears that the two are still very much in touch. In fact, Williams even attended the premiere of Disney’s “The Lion King” to support Queen Bey, along with Rowland.
7 She Loves: Lady Gaga
The two artists have worked together in the past. And during a 2009 interview with MTV News, Lady Gaga also said, “You know, [Beyoncé] is such a beautiful person, and I gotta tell you, I just adore her. I had kind of lost faith a little bit in meeting artists in the business — and then I met Beyoncé. She is a real, real woman. I have never laughed so hard on a video set in my life. We had the best time doing 'Video Phone.'”
6 She Loves: Nicki Minaj
If we keep our fingers crossed, perhaps it’s possible for Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj to collaborate in the near future. As far as we know, the two get along so well. In fact, during a 2010 interview with RWD Magazine, Minaj even said, “When I met her, she was a super sweetheart. The fact that she complimented me, I never forgot that. That stuck with me. She was like 'You killed it' and I was like 'Huh?'. Like, that just didn't even register.”
5 She Loves: Jewel
Back in 2003, Beyonce and Jewel performed together during a VH1 Dance performance. While the two women were preparing for their number, a fan page posted on Twitter, “Beyoncé is amazing. She stayed with @jeweljk three hours after rehearsal & taught her how to dance well for their VH1 Divas performance.” To this, Jewel herself responded, saying, “This is true... she is a class act....”
4 She Loves: Adele
Despite going head-to-head over the years, it seems the respect and admiration between Adele and Beyoncé are mutual. And during an acceptance speech for Album of the Year, Adele said, “But my artist of my life is Beyoncé. And this album to me, the Lemonade album, is just so monumental. Beyoncé, it’s so monumental. And so well thought out, and so beautiful and soul-baring and we all got to see another side to you that you don’t always let us see. And we appreciate that. And all us artists here adore you. You are our light.”
3 She Loves: Taylor Swift
In 2015, Taylor Swift couldn’t help but gush over Queen Bey during an interview with KissFM. According to the BBC, Swift remarked, “It's like, normal for everyone to love Beyoncé, but I love her more than that amount, like more than the normal amount. I try really hard not to let it get creepy. I just really like, channel it into a joyous admiration and appreciation. She's awesome.”
2 She Loves: Rihanna
Over the years, Beyoncé and Rihanna have been pictured together, suggesting a good relationship between the two. According to BBC, Rihanna also spoke about Queen Bey during the Jingle Ball in 2005 saying, “I just thought, the first thing I saw was her beauty and how beautiful she was and I listened to her music and I loved her music. She's incredibly talented I think she's what every female artist should strive to be like. Despite all her success, she still remains humble.”
1 She Loves: Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran and Beyonce once collaborated on the duet “Perfect.” According to Billboard, Sheeran reached out to the singer via email and that turned out to be tough at first. Sheeran explained, “I have an email address that I email that actually changes every week.” Once the two were in touch, however, it’s safe to say that the rest was history. Aside from “Perfect,” the two also sang the acoustic version of “Drunk in Love” during the Global Citizens Festival in 2015.
Reference: Grammy Awards, Elle, New York Daily News, Rap-Up, Billboard