It’s September 4th and if you don’t know, now you know: it’s Queen Bey‘s birthday! In her last year around the sun she released a hit documentary, Homecoming about her momentous, HBCU-inspired Coachella performance and more recently played Nala in this summer’s The Lion King remake.
Beyoncé also graced the Beyhive with an ode to Africa in the release of her summer album The Lion King: The Gift which featured prominent African artists as well as vocals from her eldest daughter, Blue Ivy.
In celebration of the hitmaker’s 38th birthday, let the depth of her power radiate through your soul and empower you on this fine Wednesday.
Here is the ultimate Beyonce playlist.