Happy Bey Day! Beyonce turned 35 on Sunday, September 4, and her legions of fans took to social media in one big love fest to show their appreciation for the Lemonade singer.
The hashtag “HappyBirthdayBeyonce” began trending early in the day, with memes and gifs cropping up on Twitter as fans celebrated the accomplishments of one of the industry’s most prolific artists.
— ️ (@HolyTrinFacts) September 4, 2016
— Jasmyn Lawson (@JasmynBeKnowing) September 4, 2016
— LEMONADÉ, NY (@BeyhiveNY) September 4, 2016
— VIRGO (@slay4yonce) September 4, 2016
— Kanga (@K_Messias_) September 4, 2016
It’s been a big year for Beyonce, who took home the Moonman for Video of the Year at the MTV VMAs on Sunday, August 28, in addition to six other wins that helped her make history as the artist with the most VMAs ever. (Madonna previously held the title with 20 Moonmen; Beyonce has 25.)
The superstar singer also owned the awards with her performance that night, a medley of songs off her latest album, Lemonade, which ended with a literal mic drop and arguably outshone performances by Rihanna, Britney Spears and Ariana Grande.
In February, Beyonce stunned the world with her riveting — and controversial — performance of hit “Formation” at the Super Bowl, followed several months later by the surprise release of her visual album Lemonade in April.
Her tell-all tracks alluded to marital troubles with husband Jay Z, causing fans to speculate about the state of the powerhouse couple’s relationship and seek out “Becky with the good hair.”
Most recently, however, the couple was spotted at the U.S. Open in NYC on Thursday, September 1, cheering on Serena Williams as she faced off against Vania King.
On Friday, Beyonce and her daughter Blue touched down in Frederick, Maryland, to spend the holiday weekend with First Lady Michelle Obama and the girls at Camp David.