Beyonce was a force to be reckoned with even before the BeyHive was conceived.

She’s managed to become a music mogul, powerhouse performer, and a wife and mom right before our eyes. It doesn’t even seem like her second album, B’Day, blessed our lives almost a decade ago.

The album, which coincided with Bey’s 25th birthday (September 4th, 2006), destroyed the idea of the sophomore album jinx. B’Day debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and won the award for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 2007 Grammy Awards.

Those were the good old days; the days when Beyonce would make TRL and 106 & Park appearances,when seeing her perform alongside Jay Z was still a total shock, and when Bey was just a 25-year-oldDreamgirl.

Check out our gallery of Beyonce during her definitive B’Day Era.


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