With a career that now spans almost twenty years and a brand with roots entrenched in her skill as a vocalist, Beyonce is undoubtedly one of the world’s most celebrated entertainers.
So it only makes sense, that after using her star power to endorse female equality and raise a generation of musicians she now calls her contemporaries, she be celebrated for her impact on the world alongside ‘Cold Shoulder’ belle Adele.
Celebrated, by Variety’s ‘Women’s Impact‘ list!
Their words on both ladies below…
On the ‘XO’ singer:
“It’s not that Beyonce does things that other stars don’t, it’s just that she does them on a level that few of her contemporaries can match, and 2013 has been a banner year in Beyonce exceptionalism. Other stars sign brand endorsement deals for a quick paycheck — Beyonce gets Pepsi to pony up $50 million for a “creative content development fund,” whose purpose seems to be whatever Beyonce wants it to be. When HBO airs a two-hour documentary on her life, she gets to direct it herself. When she goes on a summer stadium tour, it surpasses $50 million in grosses after the first 30 dates. When Beyonce plays the Super Bowl halftime show, she sets Twitter records and the stadium’s power grid goes dark in response. When she gives birth to a daughter with husband, Jay Z, it becomes the hip-hop generation’s “Baby Ricky” moment.”
“Adele only released one new song in 2012 — a Shirley Bassey tribute that served as the titular theme song to Sony’s James Bond pic “Skyfall.” Turns out, this was more than enough to allow her to retain her title as 2012’s top-selling artist, with her 2011 release “21” selling 4.2 million copies domestically within the year. In 2013 thus far, Adele has only made a single public performance, singing the aforementioned song at the Academy Awards, shortly before collecting an Oscar to go with her Golden Globe and nine Grammys, the latest of which she collected in February for a live version of a 2011 tune. She was also appointed a member of the Order of the British Empire this summer. If this is what a down year looks like for the 25-year-old, God help us all when her promised third record appears.”