Beyoncé “Pretty Hurts” and Tops TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World”

Each year TIME Magazine reveals its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.  This years list has Beyonce at the top of the list due to her accomplishments over the last season including  the surprise release of her self-titled fifth album.

Pharrell Williams,  and controversial pop star Miley Cyrus were the two other musicians to receive nods. The clip is a visual examination of the term pretty and its exact meaning with Mrs. Carter making an interesting statement on the nature of beauty. Beyoncé invites viewers to join the conversation and define their definition of pretty. You can apload a photo or video to Instagram tagged #WhatIsPretty that captures what the word means to you. Visit WhatIsPretty.com for additional details.

Beyonce also releases a new visual for the track “Pretty Hurts.”

On Beyoncé, Sheryl 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.”

On Pharrell, Justin Timberlake writes…

He injects that vibrant energy into the music in a way that you can feel. Whether it’s the chord changes that remind you of another time or the melody that instantly grabs you, you are transported to another place. You smile, you dance, you clap along. His music actually does make you happy.

On Miley Cyrus, Dolly Parton writes…

If I didn’t know how smart and talented Miley is, I might worry about her. But I’ve watched her grow up. So I don’t. She knows what she’s doing.