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Beyonce Named Most Powerful Musician in the World by Forbes!

Beyonce Named Most Powerful Musician in the World by Forbes!

Beyonce has been crowned the most powerful musician in the world by Forbes!

The 32-year-old entertainer even beat Dr. Dre, whose company Beats sold for $3 billion to Apple last month.

During her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, Beyonce played ninety-five shows and brought in an average of $2.4 million per city. She also dropped her most innovative album yet in December to massive success and is now on tour with her hubby Jay Z, bringing in about $5 million per show.

Dre came in at number two on the list and Jay received the number three slot on the list.

Click inside to check out the full top ten list of the Most Powerful Musicians…

1. Beyonce
2. Dr. Dre
3. Jay Z
4. Rihanna
5. Katy Perry
6. Bon Jovi
7. Bruno Mars
8. Miley Cyrus
9. Taylor Swift
10. Lady Gaga

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  • LOL

    And yet her music sound like cr@p..which only goes to don’t have to be a great musician just excellent at selling junk.

  • Katie

    Musician? LOL.

  • mick

    Justin Timberlake should be much higher then #26. His tour is better and has been selling better. Beyonce makes most of her money through endorsements.

  • emilia

    every forbes list is so reliable like People list the “100 beautiful people on the world”.. LOL BTW. Beyonce Who?? Rihanna have recently more interesting repertuar..

  • shrugs

    the only reason why she’s making 5 million a show is cause they jacked up their ticket prices to oblivion. really not worth it, now her and jay-z are the black Sonny and Cher, it’s getting comical now. I can understand upping your ticket prices over the years due to being successful but now they’re making their shows as expensive as music festival ticket prices and even music festivals have gotten arrogant with their ticket prices but at least music festivals have tons of artists performing for 3 or 4 days, this is a 2-3 hr show, not worth investing a huge load for the time slot of the average length of a long movie. all it is is finding new ways to make their cash cow grow. They won’t be doing this in their 50s or 60s (i do not wana see beyonce tweaking her old a$$ around) so I guess they gotta make the most of it while she still looks fresh, but it’s all greed at the end of the day.

  • Jen

    Wonder if Bieber is going to use the elevator video in his next tour!!

  • blah

    @Jen: he should, her really should, it’s fair game tbh LMFAO. Let’s see how jay and bey would feel after getting their own medicine and I hate bieber but what they did was stupid as f***

  • Church christ-gold

    I love when black people make white people jealous

  • toby

    She’s not a musician, she’s a singer.

  • freya


    And yet despite your prejudice against her , it was her music that people used to enhance their performance in you tube.Her, music that people are dancing to over and over again. Not Justine Timberlake her BEYONCE.
    The Forbes list is accurate no matter whar some insecure people say

  • Amber

    This stripper should pay her PR people more. They must never take a day off. Calling Beyawnce a musician is a joke.

  • victoria

    Is this a joke? This has to be a joke…

  • leah forst

    What power does this woman hold and over whom does she seem to hold this power? Who seems to give these ENTERTAINERS so called POWER?

  • leah forst

    Freya….there you go again using prejudice when it is opinion. This woman and her mate are entertainers… singers. They do not entertain everyone but those who choose to pay to go see them or buy their music are free to do so. No one is prejudiced….not everyone kneels at their altar. I for one think she is over the top considering she has a little daughter to be a role model for and who she is failing completely

  • leah forst


    Just an opinion of some nebulous writer. Not everything you read is pure truth

  • leah forst

    Wonder if anyone caes?

  • Shar

    @Church christ-gold: Umm a black person that doesn’t even want to be black. She bleaches her skin and wears the same old tired blond weave/wig for the past 20 years. Come on now I am a black woman and to me Beyonce is not powerful nor she does not influence me. She is overrated. Her music is awful and she is fake. I used to be one of her biggest fans but I cannot take the phony image she portrays. To me I see a woman trying to be white and disgraced of her black heritage and I am not the only one. There are millions of white, black, latinos, asians who just don’t like her. Deal with it it has nothing to do with jealously.

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  • haters

    Just cause you can’t rub two pennies together doesn’t mean you have to talk shit about someone who does.. I see why a rich woman like beyonce can make you jealous but this is just crazy.. She’s a hard working musician and she has done a lot more than these talentless heifers (rihanna katy perry ect.) singing right now. Ik not a hugh fan but I believe in giving credit where its due regardless of who helped.. Hating ain’t cute

  • kevin

    Measuring “power” by earnings is stupid, by that measure Bill Gates is more powerful than all singers combined.