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Beyoncé Knowles: one of world's most influential people

“Bow down, y’all,” urges the celebrity website E! online. Queen Be – Beyoncé – has found her rightful place – on the cover of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People issue.

Inside the magazine, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg penned a tribute praising the singer for raising “her voice, both on and offstage, to urge women to be independent and lead”. Beyoncé, she writes, oozes “hard work, honesty and authenticity”, not to [...]

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