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Do we even need to write this for a woman known simply by her first name? The success of girl group Destiny’s Child was only the beginning for Beyoncé. With six consecutive No. 1 albums and 70 Grammy nominations, the vocal powerhouse and actress has redefined what it means to be a celebrity, both onstage and off. When she became the first Black woman to headline Coachella in 2018, her landmark performance introduced Black musical traditions to a global stage and paid homage to the legacy and tradition of historically Black colleges and universities. In April she became one of the first celebrities to speak out about the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on Black and brown communities, donating $6 million in partnership with Twitter to aid coronavirus relief efforts. July saw the debut of Black Is King, a visual album on Disney+ that once again gave artists and performers from the African diaspora the chance to tell their own stories. Beyoncé has used her star power to elevate Black art and creators, embodying her charge in Black Is King: “Let Black be synonymous with glory.”