Beyoncé will be featured on the cover of Out magazine’s annual May Power Issue (on newsstands April 22).

The singer/actress, who released her surprise self-titled video album late last year, is seen as “the perfect representation of what it means to be powerful” by the magazine’s curators. 

From Out: 

 She’s poised, she’s commanding, and she does it all at her own pace.

Like any powerful person, there’s an army of supporters who follow. Aaron Hicklin, Out magazine’s editor in chief, got unprecedented access inside Parkwood Entertainment, the camp that makes up “team Beyoncé” in order to learn just how the singer landed the industry’s biggest coup.

Read more at Out

In the feature article, Beyoncé talks about her life, career and sexual liberation. “There is unbelievable power in ownership, and women should own their sexuality.” she told the magazine.

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