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EW Staff
October 17, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Beyonce made EW’s Power List

Age 22

We don?t think you’re ready for her?work ethic — as in cowriting and coproducing her music, taking on a film career, doing the promo grind as if world peace depended on it, and somehow finding time to be paparazzi’d in the tropics with rapper boyfriend Jay-Z. ”Crazy in Love” is the year’s most ubiquitous single, and ”The Fighting Temptations” opened with $12 million based almost solely on her second billing. Next year: Destiny’s Child returns. Survey the pop landscape; she’s the only young ‘un likely to still be a star two decades hence.

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