Beyoncé Covers ‘Time’ Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People Issue

April 24, 2014 9:28 am
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The world-at-large may refer to Beyoncé as a flawless queen, but TIME magazine has given the industry trailblazer a new title in the 11th annual issue of The 100 Most Influential People — a “Titan.”

Sheryl Sandberg, who is the COO of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.org, authored a profile on the pop superstar and praised her for shattering “music-industry rules — and sales records” with the stealth-release of her self-titled album last December.

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Sheryl also recognized the 32-year-old for raising “her voice both on- and offstage to urge women to be independent” and for headlining a “sold out the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour while being a full-time mother.” When asked, “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” Beyoncé continues to sing her words of fearlessness and encouragement.

“Watch me. I’m about to do it,” she answers. “You can too.”

Other influential figures who scored an icon-authored feature includes a tribute on Pharrell written by Justin Timberlake, Pope Francis by Barack Obama, and Miley Cyrus, who was profiled by godmother Dolly Parton.

The Time 100 issue will hit newsstands on Friday, April 25.


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