The Celebrity: Beyonce
Why She Should Have Been Included: Speaking of Jay-Z, there's an argument to be made for Beyonce making this year's TIME list, too. Outside of all the stuff she does with music, the new video for her song, "Move Your Body," is designed to help fight childhood obesity. She worked closely with Michelle Obama on the project.
What She Can Do To Make Sure He Makes It Next Year: Release a multiplatinum album that takes her around the world and up her involvement in philanthropic projects that benefit the rest of society. A baby bump might do wonders for her chances as well—as her quest to balance a family and a career would no doubt captivate the country.