The queen of pop music turns 33 years old today. She's probably the biggest name in popular music right now, and her only competition –Taylor Swift — looks messy and childish by comparison. Celebrate her birthday with one of her best performances to date.
Beyoncé performed a medley of songs from her self titled album, Beyoncé, at the MTV Music Video Awards. The performance included 12 songs meshed together into a 16 minute set. Beyoncé's not the first to perform a massive career spanning medley at the VMAs; Justin Timberlake performed his own version at the 2013 VMAs.
Beyoncé's performance was a prelude to receiving the Video Vanguard Award, the VMA's version of a lifetime achievement award. Beyoncé was also nominated for eight awards.
Here are the songs from the medley in their full version glory: