Bey Turns 37: Power Ranking The Defining Moments In Beyonce’s Career

Beyonc Giselle Queen Bee Knowles-Carter turns 37 today.

Its no surprise that Mrs. Carter has already solidified her spot in the music industry as an icon. Whether it was with Destinys Child or as a solo artist, Beyonce has made it known and continues to reiterate that she is a force to reckoned with.

In honor of Beyonc birthday, The Shadow League countdowns essential moments in the stars career thus far.

1. The World gets “Crazy In Love” with Solo Beyonce

In 2003, Beyonce debuted her first ever solo project, Dangerously in Love. However, it was her hit single “Crazy in Love,” with then friend rapper Jay-Z that set the bar for the star’s independent journey. Fans got a taste of the solo Beyonce sound which earned her a grammy for best contemporary R&B album and showed the world she was more than just the lead singer of Destiny’s Child. 

Beyonc – Crazy In Love ft. JAY Z

Beyonc’s official video for ‘Crazy In Love’. Click to listen to Beyonc on Spotify: As featured on Dangerously In Love.

2. B’Day releases

Beyonce released her second studio album B’Day. Exercising her independence, Yonce made a couple phone calls and rented out studio space. The end result was a Hip-Hop, R&B, and Funk blend album completed in three weeks with hit singles such as “Irreplaceable” and “Deja Vu. 

Beyonc – Deja Vu (MTV Video Version) ft. Jay-Z

Beyonc’s official video for ‘Deja Vu’ ft. Jay-Z. Click to listen to Beyonc on Spotify: As featured on B’Day.

3. Theres a new boss in town.

Well into her career as a solo artist, Beyonc fires her father, Mathew Knowles, as her manager and takes over management of her own career. You have to be pretty boss in order to fire your own dad. But no hard feelings, right?

4. What promo?

Beyonc drops fifth studio album, self-titled, Beyonc, on iTunes without any form of advertising what so ever in 2013. She became the first artist in the streaming era to do a surprise drop. Shortly after, artists from U2 to Drake would soon follow suit.

Beyonc – Drunk in Love (Explicit) ft. JAY Z

BEYONC Platinum Edition. Available on iTunes: Available on Amazon: Box Set includes : 2 New Tracks . 4 New Remixes . 10 Live performances . 2015 Mini Calendar . 2 Photo Books . 17 Music Videos Music video by Beyonc feat. Jay Z performing Drunk in Love.

5. Super Bowl Half Time Show

Where should we even start?  At this point in her career, Beyonc starts to take more risks when it came to her performances and what better way to showcase it but on one of the biggest platforms in America, the Super Bowl. During this performance, Beyonc strutted her support for the Black Lives Matter movement while draped in attire similar to what was worn by Black Panther members. There was also a surprise appearance from former band members Kelly and Michelle. And the most memorable moment of the night was when her performance caused the lights to go out. Name another artist to do that, well wait.

Beyonce – Super Bowl 2013 Halftime Show HD 1080p

Set list: Run the World (Girls) (Intro)/Love on Top/Crazy In Love/End of Time/Baby Boy/Bootylicious (Destiny’s Child)/Independent Women Part I (Destiny’s Child)/Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) (com Kelly Rowland e Michelle Williams)/Halo Music on this channel is for promotional purposes only.

6. Lemonade

Beyonc has always been quiet when it came to her personal life. With the release of her 2016 project, Lemonade, fans got to see the not so perfect side of the stars personal life from infidelity to the experience of black women. Again, Beyonc gave close to no notice when she dropped an hourlong visual on HBO and the actual album on Tidal. Despite all of this taking place two days after the untimely death of Prince, who sold 4.4. million albums combined that week, Lemonade landed at No.1 with 485,000 copies sold. This made Beyonc the first artist in history to have six consecutive studio albums debut at No.1.

Beyonc – Formation

Grammy nominated best video of the year “Formation” from LEMONADE the Visual Album Available Now! iTunes: TIDAL: Follow Beyonc Website: Facebook: Twitter: Follow Beyonc Listen to Beyonc iTunes: Spotify: Instagram:

7. Beychella  

Many may refer to Beyoncs 2018 Coachella performance as one of the blackest performances to date, an ode to HBCUs.  Mrs. Carter had it all, the band, the Greeks, Kelly and Michelle, and who could forget her viral gettin to the money dance break that even had rapper OT Genasis going fan crazy. Beyoncs set drew 485 thousand simultaneous viewers on Coachellas Youtube Live stream, the highest number since the festival began streaming itself, according to TMZ.

Destiny’s Child Reunite (Beychella2018)

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  • 8. Everything Is Love.

The Carters dropped their highly awaited joint album on June 16, 2018, entitled EVERYTHING IS LOVE. The collaborative piece followed the usual formula of no announcement because again, shes Beyonc and she does things on her own terms. Fans earbuds were blessed with some bars from Yonce, Beyonc’s alter ego and some humble bragging from both Beyonc and Jay-Z. The album spoke on the aftermath of some of the issues the couple had been facing over the years, a rare moment considering how secretive the power couple is known to be. And whats a Beyonc project without a first time ever? The couple included a visual for a single off their album, APESH***, that was shot at the Louvre, one of the most Eurocentric platforms in the world.


“EVERYTHING IS LOVE” is Available Now: Beyonc: JAY-Z: Roc Nation:

Beyonc continues to outdo herself with each endeavor she approaches all while being an inspiration to millions. Happy Birthday Mrs. Carter.

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