Taylor Swift & Beyonce Make Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Women List
To quote Taylor on Tumbr: No big deal, totally casual, but Taylor Swift was just named to Forbes' list of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World.
Coming in at No. 64, 25-year-old Swift is the youngest person on this year's list. "The singer-songwriter completed her transition from country starlet to pop superstar with the launch of album 1989 last fall, the top-selling release of the year with over 3.5 million copies sold," Forbes explains about her power, in part.
Beyonce was this year's highest-ranking entertainer, at No. 18. Take it away, Forbes: "Beyoncé also took the top spot on last year's Celeb 100 list after earning big from her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour and the surprise release of her self-titled album. Over the past 12 months, she has picked up right where she left off: last summer's On The Run tour with husband Jay Z grossed about $100 million for 19 North American shows, giving music's first couple a nightly average on par with the Rolling Stones."
German Chancellor Angela Merkel took the No. 1 spot once again. The magazine notes Chancellor Merkel has made the list 10 times over the past 12 years -- nine times as No. 1. The No. 2 spot isn't a big surprise either: Hillary Clinton. Maybe you've heard of her.