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Jennifer Hudson may have an Academy Award nomination.

But her presumed rival, Beyonce, now has something even more rare: a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover picture. Not to mention a rather sexy photo spread inside.

The Dreamgirls star certainly isn’t the first gorgeous woman to grace those pages – Heidi Klum and Petra Nemcova are among beautiful models from years past that enjoyed the honor – but Beyonce is the first musician.

Beyonce Premiere Pic

She isn’t alone this year, though. The issue will showcase numerous ladies posing alongside musical icons such as Kenny Chesney and Kanye West. It should be a good read.

And each Beyonce photo should be a good viewing.