Previous TIME 100 appearances: 0
This year the awe-inspiring singer turns 30, and she has plenty to show for it. With 16 Grammy wins six of which she took home in 2010 for her hit album I Am Sasha Fierce and singles including "Halo" and "Single Ladies" she can claim more Grammys than superstars like Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion and Tina Turner can. And even in spite of her megawatt fame and marriage to rapper and mogul Jay-Z, Beyoncé has, for the most part, managed to keep her personal life out of the tabloids.
Next Joe Biden