Beyonce’s name to be included in French dictionary

Beyonce’s name to be included in French dictionary

Queen B for a reason! Beyonce is adding another feather to her hat. The singer has earned a coveted spot in the latest edition of a French dictionary. According to reports, the 42-year-old singer is one of forty people to be included in the Larousse dictionary.

Beyoncé’s inclusion in the revered Larousse dictionary is a testament to her Louisiana Creole heritage. 

The musician, who recently released her eighth studio album Country Carter, has been listed as a proper noun in the 2024 version of Petit Larousse Illustré, which was first published in 1905. Her name is under the category of ‘American singer of R&B and pop’.

20 years ago the Oxford English Dictionary added a term connected to singer- Bootylicious. This time, the inclusion not only celebrates Beyoncé’s contribution to music but also highlights her cultural significance on a global scale, which is massive. 

The inclusion in the Larousse dictionary is significant as it is known for its encyclopedic coverage of language and culture. It has a tradition of updating its pages with significant words and individuals on an annual basis.

Who all have been included in the dictionary?

Other people included in the 2024 entries are actor Cate Blanchett, NBA icon LeBron James, and acclaimed director Christopher Nolan. The new entries “reflect concerns, developments or strong movements this year”, stated Carine Girac-Marinier, head of dictionaries and encyclopaedias at Larousse, to French outlet Le Point. The names are drawn up by a jury. 

They draft up a yearly list of 150 words and individuals who are known amongst French-speaking communities.

Big year for Beyonce

2024 has been a good year so far for the Grammy Award-winning artist who released her wildly successful eighth studio album, Cowboy Carter, just over a month ago. The album has been topping charts ever since its debut. It was ranked No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart on April 13. Cowboy Carter was also at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums, Americana/Folk Albums and Top Album Sales charts. The album made her the first Black woman to top the country album list.

Beyonce will next be seen or rather heard on big screens in the animated film, Mufasa: The Lion King. She has lent her voice once again to the role of Nala in the film. Her daughter Blue Ivy Carter also makes her voice debut in the film. 

Shomini Sen

Shomini has written on entertainment and lifestyle for the most part of her career. While writing on cinema remains her first love, her other interest lies in top


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