The concert is the climax of a year of events celebrating the centennial of Nelson Mandela's birth in 1918, and is part of a campaign to tackle poverty, child malnutrition and boost gender equality.
The 76-year-old singer and winner of 18 Grammy awards is seriously ill and surrounded by her friends and family in her home town Detroit, media report and family sources say.
The powerhouse from London scoops up five wins, becoming the only artist to win album, record and song of the year twice. But her moving statement about Beyonce's work and political performances make history at the 59th awards ceremony.
The magazine said that the US president-elect beat Democrat Hillary Clinton and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the cover of the annual special issue.
Beyonce releases new album 'Lemonade' and addresses fans on widely anticipated special on cable network
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