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Sorry, everyone who's not Beyonce: Your week pales in comparison. The singer has dominated the news cycle this week, from a revealing GQ cover story to a major family milestone. Let's recap Beyonce's best week ever, shall we?
Beyonce and Jay-Z's daughter Blue Ivy Carter turns one year old. The proud parents celebrate by gifting her with a million-dollar suite at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, complete with toys and flat-screen TVs, for whenever the family is performing there and/or watching Nets games.
The Presidential Inaugural Committee announces that Beyonce will perform the National Anthem at President Barack Obama's second swearing-in ceremony. Obama says that her music (along with that of fellow performers James Taylor and Kelly Clarkson) is "often at the heart of the American story and speaks to folks across the country."
GQ announces that Beyonce has been named their Sexiest Woman of the Century, and the smoking-hot photo of her on their February cover immediately goes viral. In the accompanying interview, the singer reveals that she's been working with Pharrell, Timbaland and (eee!) Justin Timberlake on her new solo album (double eee!), which may drop as soon as April. Meanwhile, on her personal website, Beyonce announces the forthcoming release of a new Destiny's Child single -- their first in eight years. The internet explodes.
We're guessing she'll either cure cancer or win the lottery? It's still pretty early in the day.
Beyonce will continue her media domination for the foreseeable future, since she's got the inauguration later this month, that HBO documentary in February, and of course, her Super Bowl halftime show, plus the promised new album and world tour. It's nice work if you can get it -- and no one's worked harder for it than Beyonce.