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    Happy Birthday, Beyoncé! Watch 16 Years of the Superstar's Success

    Happy 32nd Birthday, Beyoncé!

    Can you believe it's been 16 years since Destiny's Child released their self-titled debut album?! 

    Since her early beginnings in the music biz, Queen Bey has successfully climbed to the top, achieving superstar status while establishing herself as a supreme music legend.

    But it's not just the longevity of Bey's career that's more impressive than the rest, she's also accomplished more at 32 than most can dream of in a lifetime.

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    When Bey was just 19, Destiny's Child won their first Grammy for their single "Say My Name," and just one year later, she made her big-screen debut in Austin Power's Goldmember.

    By 21, Bey's love life began generating media buzz when she first became romantically linked to Jay Z after she appeared on his hit "Bonnie and Clyde."

    "Because you sing and perform and write songs, doesn't mean that you have to tell all of your personal life," the notoriously private star said at the time. "I don't think you owe that to everyone."

    Soon after, Bey's career skyrocketed when she launched her first solo debut album, and the first single, "Crazy in Love," spent eight weeks at No. 1.

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    "The single 'Crazy in Love' is one of my favorites off of the album," she said of the hit track. "I asked Jay Z if he would collaborate with me and he completely took the song to the next level."

    At 22, Jay Z's future missus won five Grammy awards, proving she's an unstoppable force who's never slowing down, and she later showed her talents extend beyond her vocal chops when she launched her House of Deréon clothing line.

    After countless successful songs, the singer's personal life was once again in the spotlight when she secretly wed Jay Z at the age of 26 in NYC.

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    Three years later, the pop star debuted her baby bump at the MTV Video Music Awards, and at 30 years old, she welcomed daughter Blue Ivy with her rapper hubby.

    After Blue Ivy's birth, the performer returned to her pop star roots, launching her Mrs. Carter Show world tour while showing us all she can still wow onstage.

    So watch it all right here in this E!'s Pop Culture Moment and then wish the Queen a Happy Birthday!

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