Girls may not actually run the world, but Beyoncé is doing her best to stay on top. Aside from covering every magazine known to man in anticipation of the release of her newest album, 4, King B has found her way into the venerable pages of Time Magazine.
Love her or hate her, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles is big business. In the Time Magazine piece Douglas Wolk likens Bey to a “human stock portfolio,” taking both the business and entertainment worlds by storm.
Beyoncé is a human stock portfolio, her blue-chip music work balanced with film roles, endorsements and fashion and fragrance lines. So it’s easy to imagine each track on 4 as a strategic investment. “I Was Here”? A partnership with balladeer Diane Warren to augment Beyoncé’s holdings in the undercapitalized schmaltz category. “I Miss You,” written by Odd Future’s Frank Ocean? A venture-capital stake in a promising hip-hop start-up.
Despite the doubters and questions wondering if Beyoncé is “over,” her stans feverishly countdown to the release of her latest album, and the competition is once again reminded that King B back for her crown.