On this day in 1981 (Sept. 4), pop royalty was born in Houston, Texas — the one and only Beyonce.
With a career spanning nearly two decades, as a member of Destiny’s Child, two-time Super Bowl halftime show performer and a multi-platinum recording artist with a knack for releasing visual albums, Beyonce has been at the forefront of pop culture as long as many of us can remember. In honor of Queen Bey’s 35th birthday, here are 35 of her most flawless Instagram photos.
Take me to the moon: During the recent 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, Mrs. Carter won eight Moonmen, which cements her spot as the artist with the most wins (22 in total), beating out Madonna who held the title with 20 wins.
Mother-daughter bonding: Beyonce wore a pale blue Francesco Scognamiglio couture gown with feather detailing and crystal embellishment alongside her three-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, donning a dress worth $11,000.
All white everything: She’s once, twice, three times a lady in lace.
Lights, camera, action: Here, Mrs. Carter was supporting her her husband Jay Z at the TIDAL X charity concert at Barclays Center.
Mellow in yellow: Yonce spoted a neon yellow tuxedo with matching bralette and Ray Ban shades.
Power Pair: The couple that mean-mugs together, stays together.
Just like us: Beyonce enjoyed the great outdoors while rocking a red bandana, gold rim shades and a tribal print outfit.
Halo: Beyonce’s Freda Kahlo-inspired braid is our saving grace.
Like mother, like daughter: Quality Bey and Ivy bonding time.
Just beat it: The Houston native heats up the summer.
Aye, aye, captain: The Carters are bonding in style while at sea.
‘Cause she slay: Get your braided ponytail in formation.
Good deed: Bey repping her #BeyGOOD movement.
No shade: Bey caps off her ‘fit with a matching pair of sunnies.
#RelationshipGoals: Mr. and Mrs. Carter doing what they do best — stunting.
Bey My Valentine: Beyonce took a trip down South to snap a Gram-worthy flick in front of the Prada Marfa art installation in Valentine, Texas.
Sister, sister: The Knowles know best when it comes to setting trends.
Monochromatic: Beyonce opts for a black-and-white motif.
Double trouble: Sisters make the best dance partners.
Like Mike (and Janet): The mommy-daughter duo looks to the Jacksons (Michael and Janet) for some inspiration.
Bey Can Do It!: Yonce channels her inner Rosie the Riveter.
In living color: Yonce rocks tribal-inspired earrings, layered gold necklaces, straw hat and a cream crochet maxi skirt.
Look back at it: Bey was snapped by photogs at the 2015 Met Gala event wearing a sheer jeweled gown.
Spring has sprung: Mrs. Carter puts that spring in her step even while sitting on the steps of a local shop.
Super Bey: The halftime performer shuts down the Super Bowl.
Run The World: Bey can turn any location into a runway.
Drunk In Love: One word — surfboard.
Ivy Park: Queen Bey and her mini-me.
Picture Perfect Beyonce: Even Jay Z has to snap flicks of his wife.
Feeling Myself: Collaborators Nicki Minaj and Beyonce stop the world with a joint a performance.
Swim good: Whether dressing for the streets or the beach, Beyonce makes a statement.
Bey-cation: Bey still turns it up while toning it down.
H-Tine!: Bey reps for the Third Ward.