On the cover of Out magazine’s annual May Power Issue (on newsstands April 22) is one of the most powerful women in music: Beyoncé Knowles. The singer, who defied traditional marketing tactics late last year when she released her surprise self-titled video album, is the perfect representation of what it means to be powerful. 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. On Tuesday, April 8, the singer takes over the site with exclusive remixes, never-before-seen photos, and interviews with some of the most powerful people in the industry.
#BeyOut will have fans bowing down to the “XO” singer.