By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
It's only the middle of January, but already Beyonce is gearing up for February, which is sure to be one of the biggest months of her professional life. From her nod as one of GQ Magazine's "100 Sexiest Women of the 21st Century," to performing for President Barack Obama's Inauguration to tearing down the Super Bowl stage, not to mention releasing new music and her own documentary, Queen Bee is planning full world domination.
National Anthem for President Obama
Beyonce has performed for audiences around the world, but it’s different to perform (again) for the leader of the free world. Beyonce will join Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor and perform for President Barack Obama’s second inauguration on January 21. Bee is expected belt out the national anthem. This is her second performance for President Obama. In 2009, she sang an emotional version of “At Last” as Mr. and Mrs. Obama danced at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball.
Destiny’s Child Reunited for Love Songs
Beyonce never forgets where she came from. Throwback Bee fans rejoiced when news broke of a Destiny’s Child reunion this year. On January 29, the trio will release Love Songs, a compilation album that includes the newly recorded track, “Nuclear.”
Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show
Countdown to touchdown… Beyonce will tear the stage at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans on February 3. This marks Beyonce’s first halftime performance, but she did sing the national anthem at Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004 in her native Houston. Oh, and she just might be joined by her fellow Destiny’s Child band members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams for a girl power anthem or two.
Days after her Super Bowl halftime extravaganza, the usually private superstar will open up for her new HBO documentary, "Life is But a Dream." The trailer shows Beyonce grappling with fame, challenging herself creatively and balancing work with her personal life. Expect insight into truly intimate moments including Blue Ivy’s sonogram.
Vogue Cover Girl?
With everything she’s doing this year, who else better to grace Vogue’s this year? Rumor has it that Queen Bey will be on the fashion bible’s March issue shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. If it happens, it’ll be her second Vogue cover.
Justin Timberlake Collabo
Beyonce doesn’t go into the studio with just anyone. She recently told GQ that she recorded with Justin Timberlake for her fifth solo album. She shared that she’s recorded almost 50 songs already and the album may be out as early as this April. “I’ve been working with Pharrell and Timbaland and Justin Timberlake and The Dream. We all started in the ‘90s, when R&B was the most important genre…we all kind of want that back…” she said.