Beyoncé Named Finalist For Time Magazine’s “Person Of The Year” 2016


(AllHipHop News) It has been a big week for superstar vocalist Beyoncé.

After collecting the most nominations for the 59th Grammy Awards on Tuesday, Beyoncé has also been named a finalist for Time magazine’s “Person Of The Year” honor.

The Lemonade album creator was listed as the #6 most influential person of 2016 by the long-running publication. editor-at-large and former MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry wrote an in-depth article about Bey and her contribution to culture.

Perry wrote in part:

With Lemonade—an album, an Emmy-nominated film and, as America looked on, an experience—Beyoncé publicly embraced explicitly feminist blackness at a politically risky moment. For three years, the stream of cell-phone videos of fatal encounters between African Americans and local police sustained a national controversy that, in some quarters, came down to a choice between one and the other. She chose blackness even as many Americans rejected it, taking sides and never wavering.

President-Elect Donald Trump was named 2016’s “Person Of The Year.”

The cover line for the feature on the businessman-turned-politician reads, “Donald Trump: President of the Divided States of America.”

Hillary Clinton (#2), internet hackers (#3), Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (#4), and The CRISPR Pioneers (#5) were also included as Time “Person Of The Year” finalists.