Beyonce Knowles is undoubtedly the most influential diva superstar of this generation. With a name so powerful that it gives you chills every time you here it, she is the trifecta combination of Diana Ross, Tina Turner, and Aretha Franklin. Whether it is being the life of the all-female group Destiny's Child, writing and recording the majority of their songs, or as the queen of Pop with her unstoppable solo career, Beyonce has become synonymous with perfection.
Born on September 4, 1981 in Houston, Texas, Beyonce is an example of a true Destiny's Child. She was destined to be the musical icon she is today and she knew it early on. Beyonce started singing when she was just nine years old, establishing her successful female group, Destiny's Child. With best friend Kelly Rowland and a series of girls that kept on coming in and out of the group, Destiny's Child grew from a backyard show by four 9-year-old girls to an international phenomenon with singles so big that are recognizable within seconds. After the debut of their first #1 single "No No No", the hits kept on rolling in: "Jumpin Jumpin", "Say My Name", "Bootylicious", and "Independent Women" to name a few. However, the unstoppable success of Destiny's Child was not enough. Beyonce wanted to experiment with a solo career and expand her horizon.
The result... "Crazy In Love". There is no doubt that "Crazy In Love" made Beyonce who she is today. That song was the one-way ticket to platinum stardom, and Queen B has never slowed down since. After its release in June 2003, her first album Dangerously In Love produced many other #1 hits that helped her soar to the top, including "Baby Boy", "Naughty Girl", "Me Myself and I". "Irreplaceable", "Deja Vu", and “Ring the Alarm” came on her second album B Day and even bigger hits such as "Single Ladies", "Halo" and "If I were a Boy" followed in her third album I Am ... Sasha Fierce. Most recently came "Run the World (Girls)" and “Best Thing I Never Had” from her fourth album titled 4.
Throughout the past 10 years, Queen B has continually shattered our expectations, most notably breaking her own record of "most Grammys won in one night" by winning 5 in 2004 and then 6 in 2010. With more than 17 Grammys won thus far, performances in over 50 countries, a song about her proposal that started a world wide movement ("Single Ladies"), and the Twitter-record-breaking birth of her daughter, Blue Ivy, she is a force to be reckoned with.
For all the 'Behives' out there, you already know why you worship your Queen Bee but for all the skeptics or what I call "Rihanna Fans", here are 32 Gifs that highlight why Beyonce Runs the World.