Queen Bey's World Domination Continues And It's Glorious
The star covers Time magazine's '100 Most Influential People' issue because of course she should.
By Rebecca Shapiro
In case you had any doubt about who runs this world, Time magazine is here to let you know once again that it's none other than Queen Bey, herself.
Covering the magazine's "100 Most Influential People" issue, Beyoncé topped the 2014 list. Hailed as a "Titan," the singer was lauded by Sheryl Sandberg for shattering business as usual in the music industry.
"Beyoncé doesn't just sit at the table," Sandberg wrote. "She builds a better one." Sandberg recalled how the singer dropped a surprise album on iTunes complete with music videos, and sold out a world tour all while being a full-time mother to the unofficial royal baby of the U.S., Blue Ivy. (Okay we added that last part about Blue Ivy being the unofficial royal baby, but we're sure the Facebook COO would agree).
The star has appeared on Time's list in the past. Last year, she appeared on the "Icon" list, while Jay Z was labeled a "Titan." Oh, the difference a year makes.
In more good news, the issue included a record number of 41 women featured on the "Most Influential" list.
Time's staff wrote, "Sure, it's not quite parity...But one of the more striking things about many of the women on this year's list of the world's most influential people, is that being the first female or the youngest to triumph in a particular field isn't even the most exciting part of their story. In many cases, these women have chosen to use their success to amplify their influence beyond their professional spheres."
More Beyoncé because of course