Bey's popularity should come as no surprise. She launched the year with a bang, singing The Star Spangled Banner at President Obama's inauguration, and then wowing audiences again at the Super Bowl Halftime Show a month later.
2013 also gave fans an unprecedented look into the superstar's private life with the autobiographical HBO documentary Life is But a Dream, which she co-directed and executive produced.
Now at the end of the year, Bey seems to be closing out 2013 with the same fervor that she started with, sending the Internet into frenzy on Friday with a surprise album featuring Jay Z and Blue Ivy.
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