(NEW YORK) – BEYONCÉ is named PEOPLE’s World’s Most Beautiful Woman 2012 in the magazine’s special double issue, now celebrating its 23rd year.
This marks the ninth time the pop superstar singer and actress has made the coveted list. She is joined by fellow “Most Beautiful Woman” Hall of Famers Julia Roberts (13 times), Nicole Kidman (10 times), and Mad Men’s breakout star, Jessica Paré, a newcomer to the list. The 178 fabulous faces featured in the issue
also include such gorgeous guys as David Beckham, Blake Shelton, and Ashton Kutcher, plus PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive, Bradley Cooper.
BEYONCÉ is an entertainment force of nature, a 16-time Grammy winner, a beauty and style icon – and is now proudest of the title that happens to be her most recent – mommy to little Blue Ivy Carter.
“I feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt because I’ve given birth,” she tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview. “I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth.”
The “Crazy in Love” singer, 30, and her husband of four years, Jay-Z, 42, have gone gaga for Blue, born Jan. 7 in New York City. “She’s just the cutest thing,”
gushes BEYONCÉ, who croons one-of-a-kind tunes to her daughter and professes to “love” changing diapers. So who does her daughter most resemble?
“She looks like Blue,” says BEYONCÉ, who is back to her pre-baby weight and gearing up for her first post-baby concerts, Memorial Day weekend at the Revel Atlantic City. “She’s her own person.”
"The best thing about having a daughter is having a true legacy," she adds. "The word ‘love’ means something completely different now."
More of BEYONCÉs exclusive interview with PEOPLE, in which she shares her beauty secrets, reveals how she lost the baby weight and sets the record straight on all the rumors, is on newsstands Friday, April 27.
Source: People Magazine
AWWWWWWWWWWWW, She is the sweetest
Bey and Jay were spotted today at the Miami Heat v New York Knicks game in New York. Check out 5 HQ pictures in the gallery of them at the game, xo.
Appearances > Events > 2012 > Miami Heat v New York Knicks Game
Beyonce is the biggest gainer on this week’s Billboard Social 50 chart, making a massive jump from No. 49 to claim the No. 17 spot after a frenzy of media activity and social buzz following the launch of the pop star’s new Web presence.
The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, using a formula that blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with weekly artist page views and weekly song plays.
The launch of the Beyonce’s official Web site ( beyonce.com) on April 5 sent the social world into a tizzy. Her new site — powered in part by Tumblr — was announced the same day courtesy of the diva’s first Tweet ( @beyonce). Her Twitter account had previously been the most-followed account without a single Tweet, with nearly 4 million followers. While Beyonce has had the account for over five years, she never said a peep until last week. And when fans have been waiting that long — you know it’s going to cause a stir.
Beyonce’s site is ambitious for a Tumblr. Keeping in mind the visual emphasis that has made the platform so popular, the site features a photo-centric theme that is devoid of extraneous frills and side menus. A simple black arrow featuring a slide-out menu allows visitors to seamlessly navigate to Beyonce.com and the rest of her pages, which have all also been redesigned to fit the same easily digestable and visually appealing tone set by her Tumblr.
The overhaul also prominently features links to Beyonce’s social properties, streamlining the fan acquisition process which resulted in a 114% increase in fan acquisition over the previous week. [Read More..?]
Bey & Blue were spotted back in NYC after their vacation in St. Barts over the past week. Check out the candids of Bey entering her office building in NYC today, April 12th.
More Candids from Yesterday, Enjoy!
Beyonce was spotted with the rest of her family in St Barts over the weekend. Check out the pictures of her, Blue, Jay, etc. in the gallery:
Candids > 2012 > Family Vacation with Blue and Jay.
Beyonce was spotted arriving at an office building in NYC today, April 3rd. Check out the candids in the gallery:
Candids > 2012 > Out and About in NYC (April 3rd).
Beyonce was spotted in NYC today (March 29th). Check out some of the candids from today in the gallery:
Candids > 2012 > Out and About (March 29th)
New Candids of Bey from today [March 27th] have been added to the gallery, Check them out:
Candids > 2012 > Out in NYC [March 27th]