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Beyonce takes fans down memory lane in series of photo collages in celebration of her 40th birthday

Beyonce Performs at The Staples Center
Beyonce Performs at The Staples Center / Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Beyonce recently shared several collages featuring various throwback photos to her personal website. The hitmaker's shots showed her in various settings and outfits over the course of four decades and were meant to commemorate her 40th birthday, which occurred on Saturday.

The singer's collages were also interactive, as fans could click on individual photos and get closer looks at parts of the designs . Beyonce began the set by sharing images from her childhood, where she was seen spending time with her parents and other relatives. 

Several shots from the early 2000s featured her performing with her former group, Destiny's Child, as well as taking on her early solo assignments.

The Grammy-winning artist slowly grew into her own throughout the period, and she was seen spending time with figures such as Michael Jackson, Prince and her now-husband.

By the late 2000s, Beyonce had split from Destiny's Child and begun working on her solo career, and a shot from her 2008 marriage to Jay-Z was also included.

A snap from her iconic pregnancy announcement at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards was shown in one of the collages, as was a picture of her cradling her oldest child, Blue Ivy.

The beginnings of her modern professional projects were included in the images from the mid-2010s, as she was seen wearing a swimsuit bearing the Ivy Park logo.

Her shots from the latter portion of the decade beautifully juxtaposed her musical successes with the addition of her twins, Rumi and Sir, to her life.