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Forbes: The 10 Most Powerful Female Celebrities of 2012

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3. Beyonce Knowles

In Beyonce's 2011 anthem, "Girls (Run The World)," she champions women who are "strong enough to bear the children, then get back to business." And in 2012, she did just that. After giving birth to daughter Blue Ivy Carter (with rapper Jay-Z) in January, Knowles hit the stage in May for a sold-out four-night performance she dubbed "Back to Business." She still earned big in an off-year, cashing in on old hits and new album "4," which went platinum in the U.S., as well as non-musical ventures like her House of Dereon clothing line and endorsement deals.. One of the best-selling musicians of all time (she's earned 16 Grammy awards), Knowles has become a role model for women of all ages. In 2011 she partnered with the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation, a nonprofit that focuses on diversity and community service in the media to create a video in support of the Obama Administration's "Get Moving" campaign that featured a remix of the 2007 hit "Get Me Bodied."
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