It's time to celebrate one of September's biggest holidays: Beyoncé's birthday, a blessed day that falls on Sept. 4. This year, Bey Day is an actual three-day weekend holiday, you know, because Monday, Sept. 4 is also Labor Day, but it's also Beyoncé's 36th birthday. So it's only fitting that JAY-Z serenaded Beyoncé with "Happy Birthday" — and he got an entire music festival to sing along with him. JAY-Z performed at Budweiser's Made In America musical festival in Philadelphia on Sunday. Sept. 3, along with Bey's sister Solange. According to videos posted to social media, the rapper got the crowd to give his wife not one, but two epic birthday songs as an early Bey Day gift.
E! News reported that Beyoncé and their daughter Blue Ivy were in the audience, but twins Rumi and Sir did not attend their dad's nighttime concert. "Shout out to Beyoncé. Beautiful Bey is in the house tonight. Happy Birthday my love," JAY-Z told the music festival audience, according to E! News. Later, the rapper led the crowd in singing the traditional "Happy Birthday" song dedicated to his wife, then the Stevie Wonder rendition of the song. Instagram user celloworld captured the two-song serenade on video, showing JAY-Z nodding along as the audience sings. Only the best for Bey.
Music Choice posted an IG video showing Beyoncé smiling during the serenade. In the snap, Queen B looks like she's rightfully enjoying the moment.
This day-early serenade wasn't the only epic birthday gift to be bestowed upon Beyoncé as she turns 36. Bey's friends and family did a Formation-style birthday photo shoot to honor her. The tribute included Beyoncé's mother Tina Knowles Lawson, JAY-Z's mother Gloria Carter, Serena Williams, Kelly Rowland, and former First lady Michelle Obama. The photo set first appeared on Beyoncé's website on Monday and quickly went viral.
So far, it looks like Beyoncé's birthday has been filled with amazing tributes fit for the Queen she truly is.