TIME Magazine revealed their 11th annual “Time 100 Most Influential People in the World” issue this morning, and with a groundbreaking album and World Tour that just wrapped, it was a no brainer that Beyoncé would not only make the cut, but grace the cover of the issue.  Bey is joined by the likes of Pharrell, Justin Timberlake, and Miley Cyrus, whom have all had euphoric years in their own right. In the footage below, Bey explains how important landing the cover of TIME is to her.

Full list of TIME’s Most Influential can be found here.