People Names Beyonce ‘World’s Most Beautiful Woman’

Beyonce is a mother, entertainer, actress and now People and the World’s Most Beautiful Woman.

People magazine debuted a special double issue giving the coveted title to Beyonce, previously held by Jennifer Lopez, Wednesday.

“I feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt because I’ve given birth,” Beyonce tells PEOPLE. “I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth.”

Beyonce is gearing up for her post-pregnancy return to the stage at the Revel Atlantic City next month. Gushing over Blue Ivy, the “Love On Top” diva says “love” means something totally different now.

“The best thing about having a daughter is having a true legacy,” says Beyonce. “The word ‘love’ means something completely different now.”

Beyonce also talks about her return to music, rumors surrounding her pregnancy and weight loss secrets inside the issue due on newsstands Friday.

For more on Beyonce’s exclusive interview with PEOPLE, in which she shares her beauty secrets, reveals how she lost the baby weight and sets the record straight on all the rumors, purchase the mag on newsstands Friday, April 27.