Beyonce Turns 34: 34 Reasons to Celebrate the Music Icon

PHOTO: Beyonce arrives at the 57th Grammy Awards on Feb. 8, 2015 in Los Angeles.PlayJon Kopaloff/FilmMagic/Getty Images
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Bey day.

Today is Beyoncé’s birthday and unsurprisingly, the singer’s fans (known as the Bey-hive) have been out in full force.

#HappyBirthdayBeyonce trended on Twitter all morning and in the afternoon, #BeyDay began to trend as well. So in honor of Queen Bey’s 34th birthday, here are 34 reasons to celebrate pop’s fiercest female.

34. She is literally celebrating her birthday with a bang. Check out her new ‘do featuring some new bangs in this pic she posted Thursday.

33. She’s been in the game – and killing it – for 25 years now. Destiny’s Child was formed in 1990. (The group was originally called Girl’s Tyme, and included a few other members.)

32. Speaking of Destiny’s Child, let’s take a moment to celebrate some classic DC outfits. Like these ones.

PHOTO: Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams of Destinys Child. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child.

31. Or these, which deserve a celebration of their own. #FringeForDays

PHOTO: Destinys Child during 2001 MTV Video Music Awards at The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. Jim Spellman/WireImage/Getty Images
Destiny's Child during 2001 MTV Video Music Awards at The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

30. And that time Beyoncé reunited all of Destiny’s children for her epic Super Bowl Halftime Show. Remember how they flew out of the floor? Epic.

29. Speaking of the Super Bowl, let’s relive the glory that was the 2013 Halftime Show. The stadium literally broke after her performance.

28. Beyoncé is a doting mom.

27. She kisses Blue Ivy.

Blue kisses????????

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Apr 21, 2014 at 2:07pm PDT

26. She wears adorable matching swimsuits with her too:


A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Aug 21, 2015 at 4:15pm PDT

25. She’s also an incredible wife.

24. Remember the On The Run Tour with her husband Jay-Z? #MarriageGoals.

23. Need proof?

22. And they’re KIND OF a successful couple. (Their combined income is reportedly $110.5 million.)

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Feb 8, 2015 at 11:22pm PST

21. In summary, her whole family is pretty outstanding. As evidenced in this photo from her sister Solange’s wedding:

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Nov 16, 2014 at 7:27pm PST

20. She is now a fashion icon.

19. The Met Gala has essentially turned into a “What is Beyoncé wearing” party. See?

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on May 4, 2015 at 8:15pm PDT

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on May 4, 2015 at 6:41pm PDT

18. And what about her Vogue shoot? GIMME A BREAK.

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Aug 13, 2015 at 11:35am PDT

17. And for reference, this is what she looks like when she's not even trying:


A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Jul 5, 2015 at 2:10pm PDT

16. She’s a supportive friend.

15. And let’s be real. She has some pretty cool friends. (Her social circle extends from the Obamas to Gwyneth Paltrow!)

14. And, yes, Kim Kardashian and North West:

Beautiful Princess North ??

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Feb 13, 2015 at 9:08am PST

13. She is also a supportive human being in general. She’s established her own charity BeyGood, and has spent a lot of time raising money and awareness for the relief fund in Haiti.

12. Here she is performing her song “I Was Here” at the United Nations World Humanitarian Day back in 2012. Beautiful vocals, beautiful message.

11. She is also the definition of a triple threat. Singing? Check. Dancing? Check. Acting? Check. (She was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress for her performance in "Dream Girls.")

10. Speaking of "Dream Girls," she delivered an epic performance that left Oprah speechless.

9. Her collaborations are always noteworthy. Because Beyoncé + any other artist = basically Top 40 status. Remember “Telephone” with Lady Gaga? Or “Feeling Myself” with Nicki Minaj? Or this classic?:

8. Let’s also pause to remember that time she dropped an entire VISUAL ALBUM OUT OF NOWHERE LIKE IT WAS NO BIG DEAL. Her self-titled album stunned the world just minutes before midnight on December 13th, 2013. It has been streamed over one billion times and went double platinum.

7. She’s also one of very few people who can rock any hairstyle – color, cut, whatever.

6. She inspires other musicians in the most amazing ways. Like this epic "Evolution of Beyoncé" video:

5. She also inspires non-musicians to be their best selves. This is a real Beyoncé quote:

"I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone, I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world. I run my world."

4. She is an advocate for feminism.

3. She did create one of the best music videos of all time. (Shout out Kanye.)

2. She has more in common with her stage persona, Sasha Fierce, than she'd like to believe.

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Aug 17, 2013 at 7:20pm PDT

1. She actually is "flawless."

Leaving Las Vegas??

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on May 3, 2015 at 7:19pm PDT

Happy Birthday, Beyoncé.