Mommy Mash-Up: The Beyoncé Effect
It’s no secret that Beyoncé is a staple in the music game, and at this point she’s earned her crown and the title of “King Bey.” And just when you think she’s received every accolade and honor there is to earn and served as cover subject on every glossy there is to cover, she proves you wrong! It’s the Beyoncé effect!
This week TIME magazine unveiled its list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2014, and of course, on the heels of her groundbreaking newest, self-titled album, successful international tour, and whispers of a rockstar duo summer tour with her husband, Jay Z, its no surprise the folks over at TIME chose Beyoncé as their cover girl.
The magazine dubbed her a titan and in its profile of the songstress, written by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, TIME began with a simple statement that could seemingly fit as her current life’s theme: “She’s the boss.” While this proclamation is certainly true in Mrs. Carter’s career, every mommy knows that behind closed doors, she’s running the show as well. Mommy of two-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, Beyoncé has her hands full with the all-too-familiar juggling act of being a hard working mommy and doting, present mother.
In a video featured on TIME’s website, the superstar says about her influence, “I feel like the mother, my daughter have been probably the most influential and being a mother, becoming a mother, looking my daughter in her eyes, made me a woman and made me very, very strong.”
It’s the type of strength only other mommies can relate too. Beyoncé has managed to continue having a fruitful career even after taking on the sometimes-overwhelming task of raising a child. She’s proven that she meant what she said in her 2011 single “Run The World (Girls)” when she proclaimed she’s “smart enough to make these millions, strong enough to bear the children, then get back to business.”
And that she did within the past two years Beyoncé has broken the bounds of precedence, headlining a brief tour just months after giving birth, then going on an international tour and selling out shows without releasing any new music (since 2011) and later recording and releasing a visual album sans marketing, sending it straight to the top of the Billboard charts and making her one of the most talked about stars in 2014. Beyoncé is an anomaly. A mommy whose reach, career, stardom and longevity rank amongst the best of them, making her truly legendary—and it’s not over just yet. There’s still more to come from the über-successful star.
Talk about influence! Work, mommy!