Beyoncé is always in the spotlight, but she really took the world by storm in 2013. After kicking off the year with an HBO documentary, Life Is But a Dream, and an unforgettable Super Bowl halftime performance — featuring a Destiny's Child reunion, no less! — she embarked on the Mrs. Carter Show tour, which spanned from April to December. When we say Beyoncé was everywhere this year, we mean it: she became the new face of H&M, landed her first-ever covers for Shape and British Vogue, and starred in Pepsi's ad campaign. But Beyoncé didn't stop there. She debuted a brand-new 'do on Instagram in August, shocking the world with a bold pixie cut, and then changed it again with a blond dye in November! We just can't keep up.
Click through to see her biggest 2013 successes, listen to her new music — a self-titled "visual album" that she released without promotion at midnight on Dec. 13 — and check our her "mini behind-the-scenes documentary." We'll be waiting anxiously to see what Queen Bey has coming up next. Until then, though, be sure to check out our other Best of 2013 coverage.