Harper’s BAZAAR enlists Reese Witherspoon, Oprah, Miss Piggy to wish Beyoncé a happy 40th birthday


Beyoncé turned 40 Saturday and the internet is in a frenzy sending her heartfelt birthday wishes.

Harper’s BAZAAR honored its September cover star with a four-minute-long IGTV video full of personalized birthday salutations featuring everyone from Oprah, to Olympian Allyson Felix, to Ed Sheeran, to everyday fans. 

‘The icon turns 40 today and to celebrate, BAZAAR enlisted the help of some special friends and fans,’ the publication captioned underneath the Instagram post dedicated to the popstar. 

Cover star: Harper’s BAZAAR bowed down to its September cover star Beyonce with a four-minute-long IGTV video with personalized birthday salutations for her 40th

The video opens with an orange sweater-clad Oprah saying, ‘Hello Miss B!’ before Reese Witherspoon appears to sweetly say, ‘Happy birthday, Bey!’

Next Billie Eilish joins with a cheerful, ‘Hi, Bey!’ then First Lady Jill Biden shouts, ‘Happy birthday, Beyoncé!’

J. Balvin, Ed Sheeran, Maxine Waters, Jennifer Hudson, and Mindy Kaling all join in before Chris Martin of Coldplay introduces himself to the camera, followed by Taylor Swift and Issa Rae.  

The star-studded video continues with Allyson Felix, Maya Rudolph, and Sesame Street puppet Miss Piggy joining in with a funny message: ‘I’m so happy to see you on the cover of Harper’s BAZAAR after I turned it down!’ 

Viewers even get to see Stevie Wonder wish the queen a happy b-day from behind a drumset.

Birthday shoutouts: Beyoncé turned 40 Saturday and the internet is in a frenzy sending her heartfelt birthday wishes

Birthday shoutouts: Beyoncé turned 40 Saturday and the internet is in a frenzy sending her heartfelt birthday wishes

Harper's BAZAAR's message: 'The icon turns 40 today and to celebrate, BAZAAR enlisted the help of some special friends and fans,' the publication captioned underneath the Instagram post dedicated to the popstar

Harper’s BAZAAR’s message: ‘The icon turns 40 today and to celebrate, BAZAAR enlisted the help of some special friends and fans,’ the publication captioned underneath the Instagram post dedicated to the popstar

Kerry Washington drops in with a word of wisdom, saying, ‘Welcome to your 40s — this is the best decade!’ 

Oprah, 67, echoes the sentiment with, ‘The 40s are everything you have been waiting for!’

Laverne Cox makes an appearance with a thoughtful tidbit — ‘You’ve given me and so many others permission to be free to embrace all that we are. You’ve given us a blueprint for excellence that when we think you can’t surpass yourself, you do…no pressure!’ 

Journalist Emil Wilbekln adds, ‘And on behalf of the Native Son community we thank you for 40 years of slayage!’

Wyclef Jean brings his musical talents with a piano-driven rendition of Bey’s hit song ‘If I Were a Boy.’

Showing love: Sesame Street puppet Miss Piggy joined in with a funny message: 'I'm so happy to see you on the cover of Harper's BAZAAR after I turned it down!'

Showing love: Sesame Street puppet Miss Piggy joined in with a funny message: ‘I’m so happy to see you on the cover of Harper’s BAZAAR after I turned it down!’

Viewers even get to see Stevie Wonder wish the queen a happy b-day from behind a drumset

Viewers even get to see Stevie Wonder wish the queen a happy b-day from behind a drumset

Ed Sheeran sang a line from his favorite Beyoncé song, Smash Into You

Ed Sheeran sang a line from his favorite Beyoncé song, Smash Into You

Laverne Cox made an appearance with a thoughtful tidbit — 'You've given me and so many others permission to be free to embrace all that we are. You've given us a blueprint for excellence that when we think you can't surpass yourself, you do...no pressure!'

Laverne Cox made an appearance with a thoughtful tidbit — ‘You’ve given me and so many others permission to be free to embrace all that we are. You’ve given us a blueprint for excellence that when we think you can’t surpass yourself, you do…no pressure!’

Respect star Jennifer Hudson joined in with a birthday wish

Respect star Jennifer Hudson joined in with a birthday wish

Kerry Washington dropped in with a word of wisdom, saying, 'Welcome to your 40s — this is the best decade!'

Kerry Washington dropped in with a word of wisdom, saying, ‘Welcome to your 40s — this is the best decade!’

Mindy Kaling had nothing but love to give the successful singer on her birthday

Mindy Kaling had nothing but love to give the successful singer on her birthday

Taylor Swift thanked Queen Bey for paving the way for younger female artists

Taylor Swift thanked Queen Bey for paving the way for younger female artists

Not just celebrities: Various everyday fans got in on the virtual celebration too

Even nono-famous fans took time to send video messages

Not just celebrities: Various everyday fans got in on the virtual celebration too

Wyclef Jean brought his musical talents with a piano-driven rendition of Bey's hit song 'If I Were a Boy'

Wyclef Jean brought his musical talents with a piano-driven rendition of Bey’s hit song ‘If I Were a Boy’

Actress Maya Rudolph was among the stars who contributed to the birthday video

Actress Maya Rudolph was among the stars who contributed to the birthday video

Journalist Emil Wilbekln added, 'And on behalf of the Native Son community we thank you for 40 years of slayage!'

Journalist Emil Wilbekln added, ‘And on behalf of the Native Son community we thank you for 40 years of slayage!’

Inclusive: Various everyday fans got in on the virtual celebration too

Inclusive: Various everyday fans got in on the virtual celebration too

The montage is completed with a series of messages from non-famous fans thanking the award-winning artist for her contributions to the world.

The birthday girl herself hasn’t been on Instagram in nearly a week, since posting a series of photos in a little black dress with hot pink accents. 

In addition to the legendary fashion magazine’s post, some stars have taken to their personal social media accounts to send birthday love to the Crazy in Love singer. 

Megan Thee Stallion shared images with Bey at the 2021 Grammy Awards on Instagram and said, ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE QUEENNNN…love you,’ adding a crown, bumble bee, and blue heart emoji before tagging ‘Yoncé.

Ellen Degeneres shared an old photo of the two and captioned it, ‘Happy birthday to the incomparable Beyoncé – I sure do miss you.’

From one Texan to another: Megan Thee Stallion shared images with Bey at the 2021 Grammy Awards on Instagram and said, 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE QUEENNNN...love you,' adding a crown, bumble bee, and blue heart emoji before tagging 'Yoncé

From one Texan to another: Megan Thee Stallion shared images with Bey at the 2021 Grammy Awards on Instagram and said, ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE QUEENNNN…love you,’ adding a crown, bumble bee, and blue heart emoji before tagging ‘Yoncé

Tina Lawson, the woman we all have to thank for Knowles’ existence, reposted birthday posts shared by others on her page as well.

‘Wow you reached every one of your goals and then some,’ she started a caption below a fan-made video montage that shows an old interview clip of the mother-of-three talking about what she hoped to accomplish before her 40th birthday.

‘You deserve it baby, and every other blessing that God bestowed upon you!’ she continued before going on to say, ‘You are the most honest, intelligent, creative person I know! That virgo mind is always 10 steps ahead.’

Tina Lawson, the woman we all have to thank for Knowles' existence, reposted birthday posts shared by others on her page as well

Tina Lawson, the woman we all have to thank for Knowles’ existence, reposted birthday posts shared by others on her page as well

Mrs. Lawson also re-shared a heartfelt post by a fan who told an anecdote about the world-famous performer. 

Curtis Dennis took time to tell a story of a time when Mrs. Carter comforted him during a time of need. 

‘Beyoncé was the first person to hug me the day my mother died,’ he began the extensive social media caption underneath a collage of photos. 

Re-post: Mrs. Lawson also re-shared a heartfelt post by a fan named Curtis Dennis, who told an anecdote about the world-famous performer

Re-post: Mrs. Lawson also re-shared a heartfelt post by a fan named Curtis Dennis, who told an anecdote about the world-famous performer

Jonah Hill, Lizzo, Zendaya, and Viola Davis also acknowledged the September 4 birthday girl. 

Hill shared a lighthearted video of himself dancing to Hold Up from Bey’s Lemonade project. ‘While we don’t see each other as much day to day as we used to, it’s beautiful that we can still collaborate artistically on such important pieces of work such as this,’ he jokingly wrote in the caption.

Davis shared the megastar’s September Harper’s cover with the message, ‘Happy birthday to this force of nature, this HUGE heart, talent, visionary…….Beyoncé!!!! Another trip around the sun.’

Famous fans: Lizzo shared this image in her Instagram Stories

Famous fans: Lizzo shared this image in her Instagram Stories

Famous friends: Zendaya took a moment to share this image from the Crazy in Love video

Famous friends: Zendaya took a moment to share this image from the Crazy in Love video

Old friends: Ellen Degeneres shared an old photo of the two and captioned it, 'Happy birthday to the incomparable Beyoncé - I sure do miss you.'

Old friends: Ellen Degeneres shared an old photo of the two and captioned it, ‘Happy birthday to the incomparable Beyoncé – I sure do miss you.’

Playful post: Jonah Hill also acknowledged the September 4 birthday girl on Instagram

Playful post: Jonah Hill also acknowledged the September 4 birthday girl on Instagram

Laying low: The birthday girl herself hasn't been on Instagram in nearly a week, since posting a series of photos in a little black dress with hot pink accents

Laying low: The birthday girl herself hasn’t been on Instagram in nearly a week, since posting a series of photos in a little black dress with hot pink accents





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