Beyonce has shared a huge collage of highlights from her life and career to mark her 40th birthday today, 9/4/2021. The collage is her own tribute to mark four decades on the planet, starting in 1981 with baby pictures, right up to 2021, with her latest Ivy Park collection and her record-breaking Grammy wins included.
The R&B megastar also posted visuals from her time in the group Girl’s Tyme, as well as Destiny’s Child and her ‘Black Is King’ visual album. The post was titled ‘B AT 40 THANK YOU’, and at the bottom of the mammoth artwork, the ‘Love On Top’ hitmaker wrote: “THANK U TO THE PHOTOGRAPHERS, EDITORS, TV HOSTS, TALK SHOW HOSTS, AWARDS PROGRAMS AND MY FAMILY FOR YOUR VISUAL CONTRIBUTION. (sic)”
Meanwhile, DJ Khaled, Lil Nas X and Doja Cat are among those who have paid tribute to Beyonce today. Apple Music put together a video to celebrate Queen B’s birthday, featuring a host of huge music stars. ‘Wild Thoughts’ hitmaker Khaled opens the clip with the message: “I wanna do a big shout out to Beyonce. Happy birthday. God bless you and your beautiful family.”
Rapper Doja gushed: “I love you, I don’t know I’m shouting right now.” Ciara said: “It’s Ciara here, and I am wishing you the happiest birthday.” Lil Nas X added: “Happy birthday. Thank you for sharing your gift with the world.”
In another video curated by Harper’s Bazaar, Oprah Winfrey and Taylor Swift were among the famous faces to say a few words about the music icon. The talk show legend began: “Hello, Miss B.” Before later adding: “Let me tell you, the forties are everything you’ve been waiting for.”
Pop megastar Taylor said: “Happy birthday Beyonce, it’s Taylor … the fact that you have paved the road that every female artist is walking down now, and the fact that you have done so with such kindness and grace, to say I admire you, there is just not a word for it.”
Meanwhile, Beyonce’s music mogul husband, Jay-Z, recently hailed his wife as “super detail-orientated” and “inspiring”.
The power couple have collaborated musically, toured together, and, most recently, joined forces for Tiffany & Co.’s About Love campaign. And the 51-year-old hip-hop superstar revealed why it’s so easy to work with his “super talented” spouse in a rare interview last week. “She’s super detail-oriented, obviously, as you can see from her work. “She’s an incredibly hard worker, super talented, very inspiring.”