The Surprising Reason Beyoncé Doesn’t Sing To Her Kids in Her Performance Voice
Beyoncé is a talented singer whose music has made her one of the biggest stars in the entertainment industry. From her catchy lyrics to her angelic vocals, the Queen Bey is someone not many people get tired of listening to. But despite having such powerful vocals, Beyoncé actually doesn’t sing much when she’s not entertaining her loyal fans during concerts or public appearances.
Instead, she uses her ‘simple mommy voice’ when she’s at home with her kids, simply because she’s afraid they’ll grow up hating her singing chops.
Beyoncé is an award-winning entertainer
Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is no stranger to performing. The Houston native began showcasing her talents at a young age, performing in singing and dancing competitions around the country.
She also displayed her vocal chops in church and inside her mother’s hair salon, where she would sing for clients.
By the early 90s, Beyoncé was performing in the singing, dancing girl group Girls Tyme. Soon after the group was formed, the girls appeared on the talent competition show Star Search where they ultimately lost.
But despite their loss, the girls continued to follow their dreams and by the mid-90s, they had landed a record deal and began their journey as the now-infamous girl group Destiny’s Child.
As the lead singer of DC, Beyoncé broke into the entertainment world and soon found herself skyrocketing to superstardom. In 2003, she released her debut solo album, which ultimately made her the music legend and superstar we know today.
Since then, Beyoncé has released five other studio albums — all of which have been certified platinum — and sold over 120 million records, making her one of the best-selling and successful musicians in the world.
She’s also a mom of three
In addition to being a multi-platinum selling artist, Beyoncé is also a successful business woman, a fashion designer, and a talented actress.
But her most rewarding accomplishment to date is being a mom to her three children — Blue Ivy, Sir, and Rumi Carter.
Eight-year-old Blue Ivy Carter is Bey and husband Jay-Z’s first-born child. Before falling pregnant with Blue, Beyoncé had been open about her fertility issues and even suffered a miscarriage.
So, when she learned she was pregnant with her little girl, the “Halo” singer couldn’t have been happier and even announced her pregnancy in a very public way by revealing her baby bump at the 2011 MTV Music Awards.
After giving birth to Blue, Beyoncé told Garage magazine in 2016 that welcoming a child was her greatest accomplishment to date.
“Out of everything I’ve accomplished, my proudest moment, hands down, was when I gave birth to my daughter Blue,” she said.
A few years later, in 2017, Beyoncé shocked the world when she revealed that she was pregnant again, but this time with twins.
After giving birth, Beyoncé revealed that the pregnancy was a difficult one, noting that she had to have an emergency c-section. Thankfully, mother and babies were safe, and Rumi Carter and Sir Carter made their entrance into this world.
Despite being a professional singer, Beyoncé fears singing to her kids in her performing voice
Though she loves everything about being a mom, there’s one thing Beyoncé fears the most when it comes to raising her kids.
In a 2013 interview with ITV’s Daybreak, the Grammy winner revealed that she’s afraid her children will grow up hating her music and her singing voice, which is why she refuses to sing to her little ones in her performance voice.
“I remember hearing a story about Celine Dion and she’s like when I sing my, I don’t know if it was her son that cried,” she told the outlet, per The Sun. “She has the most beautiful voice in the world but she’s like he hates it.”
So, instead of using her ‘Beyoncé voice,’ the pop sensation revealed she opts for a ‘simple Mummy voice’ when singing nursery rhymes to her kids.
We guess Beyoncé’s regular singing voice is just reserved for the stage — who would’ve thought.