Happy 33rd birthday Beyoncé!


By MORGAN GIORDANO

As if we could not be any more jealous of Queen Bey.

The superstar turned 33 on September 4, and is celebrating her big day by taking a vacation to France with her family, E! News reported. The "Love on Top" songbird and her famous family traveled via private jet to Bastia-Poretta airport in Corsica and reportedly chartered a luxury yacht that rents for nearly $800,000 per week.

Mrs. Carter also marked her milestone by posting a sweet throwback snap of herself as a tiny tot wearing a birthday hat on her website.

She's not the only one celebrating her birthday with retro pics. Fans and friends have been posting throwback pictures on Instagram. Fellow Destiny's Child founding members LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett shared some early photos of their former lead singer.





It is nearly impossible to grasp how much Beyoncé has accomplished so far in her life. She has already won 17 Grammy Awards and starred in multiple major motion films. She started her own clothing line and performed at the 2013 Super Bowl.

Beyoncé is currently on the 'On the Run Tour' with her husband, rap mogul JayZ, with whom she has a two-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter. And perhaps most importantly, she and Destiny's Child helped bring 'bootylicious' into the Oxford English Dictionary.

Beyoncé was born in Houston, Texas, and began competing in singing competitions. Her first major victory came when she was 7, according to People. She sang John Lennon's 'Imagine' to beat out 15- and 16-year-olds and receive a standing ovation. Beyoncé joined with LaTavia Roberson, Kelly Rowland and LeToya Tuckett to form what would ultimately be called Destiny's Child. In 1996, when Beyoncé was just 15, they were signed to Columbia Records. The rest is history for Queen Bey.

Check out Beyoncé's transformation from a little Southern sweetheart to Sasha Fierce in the slideshow above.

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