Forbes has named American singer, songwriter and wife of Jay Z, Beyonce, has been named as the world’s most powerful woman in the music industry.
The 2018 list was released in the early hours of Wednesday, December 5, to celebrate women who are making strides in the industry.
For the most powerful women in entertainment, popular names such as Shonda Rhimes, Anna Wintour, Priyanka Chopra, Serena Williams, Taylor Swift, Oprah Winfrey and more made it to the list.
Beyoncé, who was born and raised in Houston, Texas, performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child.
She rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of the R&B girl-group Destiny’s Child.