Beyoncé Covers Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People Issue

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Beyoncé graces the cover of Time magazine's annual 100 Most Influential People Issue this year, and Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg explains why The Queen still reigns supreme.

Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, says Bey should be admired for "[raising] her voice both on- and offstage to urge women to be independent and lead." In fact, Beyoncé has recently raised the question (and controversy) of feminism in popular culture. While many have praised the "Blow" singer for owning her sexuality and embracing its power, others have criticized her for "leveraging sexuality to get ahead."

Regardless, one can't ignore the power of sales.

Bey's self-titled fifth studio album was released in December 2013, with no prior announcement. The debut sparked a near hysterical fan response, and it became the fastest-selling album in iTunes history.

Other celebs who made this year's influential list include, Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey, openly gay NBA player Jason Collins and Scandal star Kerry Washington.

Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World Issue hits newsstands tomorrow.



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  • lorrine

    @ladysoldier A very BIG FUCK YOU!!! A slut is someone tht sleeps around with different men Beyonce might not be a politician but she is an influencial celebrity she sings abt nothing other than love n empowerment both to women n men, wtf is wrong with that?? She is a role model in her own right you dont hear about her on the newa doing drugs or dui or making sextapes she works hard to do what she does best and thats to sing and spread love and uplift people.. cmon already you ppl need to cut the fuckery not bcuz someone is not a politician or a professor doesn't they can't be influential to our young ppl the world is made up of different ppl with different interests and professions and beliefs we all deserve to be here to fulfill our potential... I thinks Beyonce is a beautiful woman who works hard and stays focus and true to herself and her fans, she's marrie and has a family and she separates her professional life from her personal life n not alot of celebs can do it give her a brea

  • ladysoldier

    Perfect example of what is wrong with this country! A slut who parades mostly naked around on stage and who proves rules don't apply to the rich! The trip to Cuba is one of many examples...What are we telling our daughters by using idiots like beyonce as a role model? Why not Condoleezza Rice? She is educated, successful, has morals, and has served her country in important capacities??