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Governor Dayton, Lt. Governor Smith Proclaim “Beyoncé Day” in Minnesota

5/23/2016 3:26:11 PM

Proclamation marks the fourth time the pop superstar has performed in Minnesota
ST. PAUL, MN – Thousands of Minnesotans will gather at TCF Bank Stadium tonight, as international pop superstar Beyoncé marks her fourth performance in Minnesota. In honor of her performance, Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith have proclaimed Monday, May 23, 2016, to be “Beyoncé Day” in Minnesota.
Beginning her musical career as a member of Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé has since gone on to sell millions of records worldwide as a massively successful solo artist. She has taken home numerous awards, including the Grammy Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, BET Awards, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and NAACP Image Awards.
Beyoncé has influenced many Minnesota girls and women with the powerful, positive messages in her music, and her impact and success have been widely-recognized. She was named the Top Female Artist of the 2000s by Billboard, and Artist of the Decade by The Guardian in 2009. Time Magazine recognized her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world for both 2013 and 2014, and she was named by Forbes Magazine as the one of the world’s 100 most powerful women in 2015.
Beyoncé first performed in Minnesota during the Verizon Ladies First Tour in 2004.She returned to Minnesota in 2009 as part of her I Am... World Tour, and most recently performed in the state in 2013, during the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.
You can view a copy of Governor Dayton and Lt. Governor Smith’s proclamation here.
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