"Queen Bey," a new anthology about Beyoncé, lays bare just how hard it is to define her: she is a visual artist, a singer, a rapper, an activist, a social media influencer, a woman, a mother. In this segment we'll explore Beyoncé's creative force: how she has managed to transcend genre and make so many people feel seen while coming into her artistic self. Tell us: What effect has Beyoncé had on you? What is the secret to her genius?
'Queen Bey' Explores Why Beyoncé Transcends Classification
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Beyonce Knowles performs onstage during 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Field on April 14, 2018 in Indio, California. (Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Coachella )
Veronica Chambers, editor, "Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power of Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles Carter"
Michael Eric Dyson, professor of sociology, Georgetown University
Robin Boylorn, associate professor of interpersonal and intercultural communication, University of Alabama