Beyoncé in 'Time 100' profile: Michelle Obama empowers black Americans

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Beyoncé wrote that loving Obama “came naturally, because of how she carried herself.”

“Because she resembled us and was moving in spaces where, as black Americans, we weren’t exactly meant to be, she seemed so powerful,” Beyoncé writes in profiling the best-selling author and wife of former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaPelosi, holding a Bible, urges Trump to help the country heal Do you harbor racist thoughts? On The Trail: Trump didn't create these crises, but they are getting worse MORE.


Michelle Obama finds herself on the magazine’s annual list after a year in which she released a best-selling memoir, “Becoming,” and toured nationally for release of the book that has sold more than 10 million copies.

“She has continued to open herself up, even if it meant being criticized,” Beyoncé writes. “She has continued to be a portrait of grace.”

The two prominent figures have long admired each other, with Obama dressing up as the Grammy-winning superstar for Beyoncé’s birthday and attending one of her concerts last year.

The list from Time magazine is in its 16th year, and the 48 women featured this year is the most ever, up from 45 the year before.

Obama previously made the list in 2009 after her husband, who was not featured on the list this year, was elected to the White House. Oprah WinfreyOprah Gail WinfreyMinnesota health officials say graduation ceremony exposed people to coronavirus The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump threatens coronavirus funds for states easing voting Oprah Winfrey doles out coronavirus relief grants to home cities MORE penned a short profile on her that year, writing, “We see the best of ourselves in her.”