Beyoncé and Jay-Z named the most powerful people in the music industry by Billboard

by Martin

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Billboard have released their Top 100 list for the most powerful people in the music industry and the top 10 isn’t what you’d expect at all.

While Beyoncé and Jay-Z top the list together they are the only artists to feature in the Top 10. Others include management from various record labels and such.

We’re not surprised that Beyoncé and Jay-Z have topped the Power 100 list from who have said that they had the pair at the top because of the way they used their “star power to release new albums in unprecedented ways”.

Commenting on both Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ which was released via Samsung and Beyonce’s fifth studio album which was released unexpectedly through iTunes Billboard said: “He gave his album away; she charged a premium price for hers.”


Both Beyoncé and Jay-Z are set to perform tomorrow night at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards ceremony from Los Angeles and it’s rumoured that they will perform ‘Drunk In Love’ which is lifted from Beyoncé’s recent self titled album.

The GRAMMYs will air on the CBS network in the US from 8pm and content will also be available online and via radio. In the UK 4Music will have the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards the following night (Monday 27th) from 9pm.

Check out the full Top 10 of the Billboard Power 100 list below which see’s Beyoncé and Jay-Z as the only artists in the Top 10.

  1. Jay Z and Beyoncé
  2. Lucian Grainge – CEO and chairman of Universal Music Group
  3. Coran Capshaw – founder and owner of Red Light Management
  4. Michael Rapino – CEO of Live Nation Entertainment
  5. Martin Bandier – chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing
  6. Doug Morris – chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment
  7. Irving Azoff – chairman and CEO of Azoff MSG Entertainment
  8. Len Blavatnik – vice-chairman and owner of Warner Music Group
  9. Rob Light – managing partner, head of music at Creative Artists Agency
  10. Jimmy Iovine – chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M and co-founder and CEO of Beats Electronics