Happy 40th Birthday Beyonce!
Incomparable, inimitable, and insurmountable, Queen Bey is the definition of a once-in-a-lifetime talent. For three decades, we’ve all watched in wonderment as she transformed from a teen with a dream into one of the greatest artists of all time.
Her dedication and drive for excellence have rendered her an icon, a legend, and a name that will be celebrated forever and always.
That Grape Juice toasts to this very special BeyDay by tallying our favorite 40 minutes from Beyonce Knowles-Carter’s live portfolio.
With a presence as pronounced and an impact as widespread as hers, it was no easy feat.
Check out our picks below and let us know if you
Blazing the BET Awards 2003 with ‘Crazy In Love.’ Unquestionably a crowning moment.
MTV VMAs 2003: descending from the sky to ignite the stage as only she can.
She made it clear that it was game-time and hasn’t looked back since.
GRAMMYs 2008: Our joy seeing these two megastars perform alongside each other hasn’t wavered. An idol and her idol.
Bey made many sit up and ‘Listen’ to the potency of her vocals during this ‘Dreamgirls’ Oprah Show special in 2006. Still our favorite vocal performance from her to-date.
This explosive showing of ‘Run the World (Girls)’ at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards re-affirms why she was oh so deserving of the Artist of the Millenium honor she took home that night.
Glastonbury 2011 was simply magic. A one of a kind artist at a one-of-a-kind festival.
For all Mrs. Carter’s technical gravitas, she also gives us the moments darling. And this pregnancy reveal at the 2011 MTV VMAs is etched in Pop culture history.
Few artists are as deserving of the MTV VMA Video Vanguard honor and the Queen highlighted why. Ever pushing the envelope, rather than opt for a retrospective, she seized the stage at the 2014 show to perform the entirety of her groundbreaking self-titled visual album..live.
No matter the enormity of the stage, Beyonce has made it routine to deliver the biggest spectacle possible. Such was the case at Coachella 2018. Never before has the festival played host to such a titan-sized showing. From the HBCU theme to the incorporation of her colossal catalog, BeyChella still gives us chills.
If ever there was a wholistic offering that encapsulated ALL of Beyonce’s brilliance, it was her electrifying performance at the 2013 Super Bowl Halftime. A masterclass in performance at the highest level, it watches like an Olympian in their prime. And this was a championship slay.