The pop superstar headlines the magazine's annual look at the most influential people in the world, a group that also includes Pharrell Williams, Miley Cyrus and Hillary Clinton.
Inside the issue, Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg praises Bey's otherworldly work ethic and ambition: "Beyoncé doesn't just sit at the table. She builds a better one."
To celebrate the occasion, Beyoncé released her "Pretty Hurts" music video to the Web for the first time. The ballad, which had previously only been available on Beyoncé's groundbreaking "visual album," finds Bey critiquing what she sees as a bankrupt beauty culture, and features a cameo from Harvey Keitel.
In an exclusive interview, Beyoncé discussed the women who influenced her in her own life: Her mother, Tina, and her daughter, Blue.
"Becoming a mother, looking at my daughter in her eyes, made me a woman," the singer told TIME.