Today is Beyoncé's birthday which the fans have dubbed #BeyDay, and just based off the title alone; it's hard to imagine right?
Beyoncé has built this empire that is definitely going to last for years, and then some.
Born 34 years ago today in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter has racked up countless top 10 hits as a solo artists, as well as being a part of one of the best selling female groups Destiny's Child.
From Girls Tyme to Destiny's Child; it was clear Beyoncé was going to be a star, especially having watched young home video clips of her in the Grown Woman video.
Beyoncé is a global phenomenon that can get the hardest of hood dudes to bop their heads. With the release of just five solo albums, Beyoncé has racked up 17 Grammys, 31 ASCAP awards, multiple BET and MTV awards, 6 AMA awards, Apple's Artist of the Year (2014), 11 Soul Train Awards, 17 Billboard Awards, she won the Billboard Millennium Award in 2011, and so much more!
The beginning of it all was Beyoncé's solo debut album "Dangerously In Love" in 2003 with the number 1 hits "Crazy In Love" and "Baby Boy (Featuring Sean Paul)". Dangerously In Love has sold over 11 Million copies worldwide, and that was the beginning of the #BeyHive.
I personally think her first album is her best album, because it's real, it's true R&B, and it has a different feel verses the Beyoncé music released today.
With today being her birthday, the rumor that was going around was that Beyoncé would release new music or an album on TIDAL, which will also stream the Made In America concert this weekend. And she came through!
The #BeyHive doesn't play around when it comes to Beyoncé and want her birthday to be a national holiday, and it probably will in the future.
The musical world would definitely be different without Queen Bey. She has broken many records musically, racially, and by gender.
Beyoncé has the fastest selling album on iTunes (Beyoncé sold 617,000 in 3 days), she is the highest paid black artist, she won the most Grammys by any female artist in one night (6), she is the most Grammy nominated female artist, the first black female artist to appear on the cover of Vogue's September issue(apparently one of the most important covers in the fashion industry), and many more.
While breaking records, Beyoncé stated in an interview with Piers Morgan
"At least with my career, I've kind of broken barriers, and I don't think people think about my race... I think they look at me as an entertainer and a musician and I'm very happy that's changing because that's how I look at people."
I can't imagine a world without Beyoncé or her music, she inspires so many people in the industry through her talent and worth ethic, dedication, humbleness, and just by the person she is. It will be funny 50 years from now watching some of us in this generation still jamming to Single Ladies.
In Celebration of #BeyDay, here are my top 10 favorite Beyoncé songs.