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Happy birthday to Beyonce, who might have had her best year ever in 2014!

While her surprise self-titled visual album officially dropped last December, the birthday girl saw incredible success this year.

The world’s most powerful celebrity – according to “Forbes”sold more than 800,000 copies of the self-titled album sold in its first weekend.

And due to the fact that it debuted at number one, Bey became the first woman to reach number one on the Billboard 200 with her first five albums.

Queen Bey and her husband Jay Z also kicked off their global On the Run Tour, which wraps in Paris later this month.

In late August, the star accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV VMAs, giving a 16-minute performance.

Bey capped it off by putting a stop to rumors about her marriage by sharing a moment with Jay and having her two-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, make her public debut.

But going back to the start, Beyonce first made a name for herself in Destiny’s Child.

The Houston native teamed up with her cousin Kelly Rowland and formed the all-female singing group in 1990 along with two of Knowles’ classmates, who eventually were replaced by Michelle Williams.

Destiny’s Child won two Grammys for “Say My Name” in 2001 and a third in 2002 for "Survivor.” The group received eight other Grammy nominations, before disbanding in 2006.

The pop diva’s music career was not even close to being done, as she’s ventured into a highly successful solo career since Child’s final time together.

Her first album “Dangerously in Love” garnered five Grammys, while her sophomore effort, “B’Day,” featuring hits such as “Déjà Vu” and “Irreplaceable”spent ten consecutive weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 and became the best-selling single in the U.S. in 2007.”

The “Survivor” of DC’s breakup became a hitmaker at the box office as well, appearing in the 2006 musical drama “Dreamgirls” and earning a Golden Globe nod.

In 2010, “Single Ladies” wiped the Grammy Awards clean, as it took home three of the annual music event’s awards – with “Song of the Year” highlighting the honors.

The year of “Sasha Fierce” was capped off by Beyonce’s performance at the inaugural ball for President Barack Obama’s first inauguration.

Then for the Super Bowl in 2013, Bey reunited with Kelly and Michelle, dazzling the audience with a medley of solo and Destiny’s Child hits, before finishing off the night with a tear-jerking performance of “Halo.”

All of that led up to the release of “Beyonce” nearly a year ago, which became a pop culture watermark, giving us hits like “Drunk in Love” and “Partition” while simultaneously coining new phrases like “surfbort” and “I woke up like this.”

We can only imagine what Bey has planned for the next year, but there’s no doubt she’ll come out on top. So on Beyonce’s b-day, we wish her the best in her career and with her family!

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