News

Beyoncé and Jay Z top ‘Billboard’s’ power list

Beyoncé and Jay Z top ‘Billboard’s’ power list

POWER COUPLE: Beyoncé and Jay Z are on top of yet another list. Photo: Associated Press/Win McNamee

Music super couple Beyoncé and Jay Z have shared the top spot on Billboard magazine’s Power 100 list.

The pop superstar and her rapper husband have been named the most influential players in the music industry by editors at the publication.

After analyzing market share, revenue and other data, Beyoncé and Jay Z, who have each founded their own companies, Roc Nation and Parkwood Entertainment, fended off other industry powerhouses for the number one spot.

Jay Z’s longtime associate, Lyor Cohen, who came in at number 74 on the Power 100 list, tells the music publication, “Artists have always had the power but courage is in short supply. It’s just that the hip-hop generation believes in the possibilities. Jay and Beyoncé don’t listen to the noise – they make the noise.”

Lucian Grange, president of Universal Music Group Lucian Grange, came in at number two after holding the number one position last year, while Tim McGraw and Alicia Keys’ manager Coran Capshaw ranked at number three.

The full list of Billboard’s third annual Power 100 list was unveiled Thursday night at a gala in Los Angeles.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Shia LaBeouf has September court date

shia

The actor's disorderly conduct case is adjourned until the fall.

in Music

Justin Bieber plays convict in Selena Gomez’s new film

bieber

Art is imitating life, as the "Baby" hitmaker is cast as a convicted criminal in his ex-girlfriend's movie.

in Music

T.I. denies being behind Iggy Azalea’s success

iggy

The rapper has slammed rumors suggesting he's the "ghostwriter" behind Iggy Azalea's success.

in Music

Weird Al parodies his way to top of Billboard chart

weirdal

"Weird Al" Yankovic, the parody singer and cult figure, earned his first No. 1 album on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart.

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Jimmy Fallon & The Rock’s 80s workout video

rock

Jimmy Fallon and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson air some of their long-lost workout tapes and prove that "you've gotta hustle for the muscle."