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Beyoncé on stage Aug. 3 during "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" at the Barclays Center in New York City.

Read How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You: The BeyHive

March 17, 2014 – Just as intriguing as Beyoncé's flawless image is the depth of devotion shown by her fans.

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Read Ann Powers' Top 10 Albums And Songs Of 2013

December 16, 2013 – A best-of-2013 list fit for a year in which women ruled and reshaped pop, country and more.

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Read Beyonce's New Album Is Entertainment's October Surprise

December 13, 2013 – The sudden release felt like a gift, but it was also a deft orchestration of the recording industry.

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Beyonce in her most recent Pepsi ad, which premiered her song "Grown Woman."

Watch The Beyonce Experiment: How Far Can She Go?

May 3, 2013 – As a pop star, no one comes close to dominating culture and conversation the way Beyonce does.

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Ryan Tedder performs with OneRepublic in 2011.

Read Ryan Tedder: A Hit-Maker With A Golden Touch

January 15, 2012 – Tedder has crafted smash singles for Adele and Beyonce, as well as for his band, OneRepublic.

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Read 50 Favorites Of 2011: A-B

December 5, 2011 – The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Adele and more artists from A to B.

Beyonce singing "1+1" onstage at the American Idol 2011 finale results show.

Watch Beyonce's Twin Kingdoms: Pop And Hip-Hop

July 7, 2011 – Ann Powers talks about the bestselling album this week, 4, which melds pop, Broadway and hip-hop.

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Read Beyonce's '4': An Escape From Her Past

July 11, 2011 – Beyonce's new album 4 is a personal reassessment of the kind of pop star she wants to be.

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A still from the "Move Your Body" video.

Read Beyonce (And Michelle Obama) Get The Kids Moving

May 3, 2011 – Tuesday afternoon middle schoolers across the country danced together. More or less.

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A shot from the video for Beyonce's "Run The World (Girls)".

Read The Complexity Of Pop: Beyonce, Gaga And tUnE-yArDs

April 22, 2011 – In new songs, Beyonce and Lady Gaga dance (and sometimes fight) with thrilling, overloaded music.

Usher (left) and Beyonce (right) performed at private concerts funded by the family of Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi. Gadhafi's son Hannibal is at center.

Watch Pop Stars, Private Shows And Political Consequences

March 8, 2011 – Pop stars like Beyonce have made (and donated) millions on private concerts for the Gadhafi family.

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Listen Pop Personae: Why Do Some Women Perform In Character?

August 12, 2010 – Female performers like Beyonce create alter egos to reach out beyond themselves and to their fans.

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Read Sting Like A Bee: A Kickboxing Workout Mix

July 14, 2010 – Channel your rage into these hard-hitting, fast-paced songs. They'll get you into fighting shape.

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