5 Times Beyonce proved she is the Queen Bee

With Beyonce celebrating her birthday today, we pay homage to five times she's proved why she's exactly Queen Bee.

With 44.6 million Instagram followers, a superstar husband in Jay-Z and a lifestyle us mere mortals could only dream of, it's safe to say Beyonce has earned her Queen Bee status.

Here, we detail her top five career-defining moments.

1. Covering the TIME 100 Issue

TIME Magazine revealed Beyonce to be the cover star for their 11th annual "Time 100 Most Influential People in the World" issue. 

Bey is just one of few A-list celebrities and influential figures to get their own cover for the occasion, with 2014 marking her time to reign as the only musician to earn a leading spot that year.

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2. Setting out on a solo career

At the height of their fame, 2004 saw Destiny's Child split. While promoting their fourth and final album, the group announced on stage that they were set to go their separate ways. Diehard fans though were lucky to see the trio reunite at the 2013 Super Bowl. 

3. Co-headlined stadium summer tour with Jay-Z

As one half of music's power couple, the internet went into overdrive when word spread that Beyonce and Jay-Z would take to the road together to launch their 'On Their Road Tour' in June 2014. 

The couple have collaborated on a number of songs together including 'Crazy In Love', '03 Bonnie and Clyde', 'Deja Vu' and 'Drunk In Love'.

4. Releasing surprise self-titled album

Beyonce shocked the music industry when she unexpectedly released her self-titled fifth album exclusively on iTunes. Without prior warning, the 14-song album featured collaborations with hubby Jay-Z, Drake, Frank Ocean, and daughter Blue Ivy even made an appearance.

5. Owning the red carpet 

All hail Queen Bee! Whether she's channeling alter-ego Sasha Fierce or her own self, Beyonce owns it with her fashion choices on the stage and red carpet. Topping countless best-dressed lists it's no surprise why the spotlight is always on her.

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