Beyoncé Covers Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People 2014 Issue—See Who Else Made the Cut!

Matthew McConaughey, Pope Francis and Pharrell Williams are among other notable honorees

By Rebecca Macatee Apr 24, 2014 1:15 PMTags
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Bow down, y'all: Beyoncé is on the cover of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People issue!

Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook and founder of, penned a tribute to Queen Bey, praising her for "[raising] her voice both on- and offstage to urge women to be independent and lead." Sandberg writes, "In the past year, Beyoncé has sold out the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour while being a full-time mother. Her secret: hard work, honesty and authenticity. And her answer to the question, 'What would you do if you weren't afraid?' appears to be 'Watch me. I'm about to do it.' Then she adds, 'You can, too.'"

Other notable nominees on the Time 100 list include Benedict Cumberbatch, described as an "alarmingly talented English star," Late Night's Seth Meyers, Oscar nominee Amy Adams, Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey, singer/producer extraordinaire Pharrell Williams, Scandal star and mom-to-be Kerry Washington and pop star/Queen of Twerk Miley Cyrus.

Watch: Why "Time 100" Is a Huge Honor for Beyonce

Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay athlete, is named as a top influencer, too, with a supportive tribute written by Chelsea Clinton. The activist and mom-to-be calls her former Stanford classmate "a leader and an inspiration," lauding him for maintaing, above all else, a sense of "integerity."

Pope Francis makes the list, too, with President Barack Obama (an honoree himself) praising His Holiness for "his message of love and inclusion" and having "inspired us all" by example.

The complete Time 100 list of influential people can be seen now on and in the magazine, on stands this Friday,