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Happy Birthday, Beyoncé! Here Are 35 Reasons Why We Love the Queen

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We are getting in formation to celebrate the reigning pop diva.

Beyonce turns 35 this Sunday, and we're celebrating the "Formation" singer by picking our top 35 reasons why we love the reigning queen of pop music.

1. She's a country girl at heart.

2. She gave the world Blue Ivy.

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3. She can just drop an album out of nowhere because she knows we worship her.

4. When she plays the Super Bowl, she's the star. It's literally "The Beyonce Half-Time Show, Featuring the Super Bowl."

5. She slays the VMAs every. Single. Time.

6. She's a shrewd businesswoman as well as a musical phenom.

7. We all want her dance moves.

8. Seriously, though, that choreography--in HEELS.

9. Her music manages to be terrific and has a social message.

10. That moment she belted the national anthem, asked reporters, "Any questions?" and truly made America great again.

11. She, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams are #squadgoals.

12. Her whole family is talented. We see you, Solange.

13. Her mere presence makes other musicians lose all their cool.

14. She's a true professional, like her-hair-got-caught-in-a-fan-and-she-finished-her-song professional.

15. She's all about supporting her gay and lesbian fans.

16. She has no time for haters.

17. She has amazing collaborations with stars like Lady Gaga, Shakira, and Jack White.

18. She is the master of the perfect red-carpet look.

19. She wowed us on the silver screen in "Dreamgirls."

20. Everyone is in love with Beyhive merch.

21. She's the reason why we're all carrying hot sauce in our bags--and we're better people for it.

22. Her rehearsals are literally just flawless, mini-performances.

23. She isn't afraid to get personal--looking at you "Becky with the good hair."

24. She has been amazing talent since she was kid.


25. She can go around destroying cameras, and no one questions her.

26. She loves supporting charities, including AmFAR and Equality North Carolina in its fight against anti-trans law HB2.

27. She makes being in the Illuminati look totally worth it.

28. When she's not on some responsible diet, she totally splurges on delicious In-N-Out.

29. She taught us who really runs the world.

30. She perfected the mic drop.


31. She has class, but she's true to her roots.

32. She has an incredible work ethic.

33. Her style is always. On. Time.

34. There's nothing she can't do, because ...

35. Did we forget--she's Beyonce!

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