Forbes Names Beyonce ‘Industry Winner of 2013’

Published: Wednesday 1st Jan 2014 by David

If 2014 proves to be half as fruitful as 2013 was for Beyonce, we’d say the star is on course to securing a very enjoyable year.

However, before her fans anticipate the next move she’ll make to promote her self-titled new album, Steve Forbes’Forbes‘ have decided to celebrate the entertainer by naming an ‘Industry Winner of 2013’ this week!


Details below…

The outlet reports:


With a sales run that’s already seen her move over 1.5 million units worldwide, one can only marvel at the fact that an album released no more than a month ago has done what it’s done, in the time that it’s done it in.

Sure, while some see her effortless surpassing of Miley Cyrus, Lady GaGa and Katy Perry as the ‘achievement’, we’d say scoring her fastest selling album to date 16 years into her career is what Beyonce may be most proud of this year.

For, without hearing the release before-hand or having press releases written in its aid shoved down their threats, music lovers purchased over 1 million copies of the LP worldwide- doing so knowing that what they’d be purchasing would be value for money.

With this in mind, we ask…

Could ‘Beyonce’ become Beyonce’s ’21’?

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  1. Iconic cici January 1, 2014

    This ass kissing is get old like seriously.

  2. Iconic cici January 1, 2014


  3. Loyalty January 1, 2014

    Bestselling female Tour and album this year. I don’t see any lies.

  4. Maya January 1, 2014

    Not surprised, The demand for her tour is high, and the album…no words. Imagine when she actually starts promotion, it’s going to be crazy.

  5. cake like lady gaga January 1, 2014

    I agree with @ICONIC, the asss kissing is old and boring now…

    We need to buy all these people saddles for all the d*ck riding they are doing on t*********

  6. Brazilian Yoncé!!! January 1, 2014

    My Queen. My God. My Religion
    Beyoncé over anything or anyone…..

  7. Iconic cici January 1, 2014

    @Cake right its becoming pathetic. Beyonce bores me fast.

  8. Bey Fan January 1, 2014

    It wont sell like 21…. no album will in 2014. But Beyonce is a master piece … she will continue to break records…. Imma proud fan

  9. Brazilian Yoncé!!! January 1, 2014

    Give it up haters… This girl is winning

  10. Brazilian Yoncé!!! January 1, 2014

    Lady Gaga stans are bitter…

  11. Prince’s Sideye January 1, 2014

    It will sell atleast 5 mil worldwide this year,
    but not Adele’s 21 numbers.
    You need the mature white audience,
    that doesn’t illegal download, for that.
    “BEYONCÉ” is way too urban for that crowd.
    And we know that the majority of urban audience
    only illegal downloads.

  12. cake like lady gaga January 1, 2014

    And ULTIMATE MESS at sam even thinking this trash will even see half of 21 sales.. This mixtape will sell at best 8-10 million WW

    BOOKMARK ME!!!!!!!

  13. Applause January 1, 2014

    i dont see it selling no more then 3 million tbh

  14. FRAUDYONCE January 1, 2014

    Fruadyonce has managed to fool the world. expect me because i know the real t***** who lies underneath those costumes, wigs, makeup and lightning.

  15. Applause January 1, 2014

    Aint no one pressed over this fraud..

  16. dede January 1, 2014

    I see no lies . Gaga and Ciara went head to head for #1 loser for 2013.

  17. Real Talent! January 1, 2014

    Congratulations QUEEN BEY!

  18. cake like lady gaga January 1, 2014

    So this f*** that lives in the slums of Rio left his slum and went to the public library in the city so he could use the internet to access TGJ. Now his credit is almost up and he though he could use the last remaining minutes to start sh*t with?? Nope, not gonna happen, NOT today. I won’t give it the time of day..

  19. kim January 1, 2014

    very proud of beyonce at this point. I have now stopped dragging for her. her success speaks volumes.

    Worldcup 2014 here comes beyonce. haters will continue to seethe.

    haters complain about an artist who has talent and releases an album every 3 yrs but stuck with a no talent who does nothing but release mediocre album every year, with more exposure.

  20. Brazilian Yoncé!!! January 1, 2014

    It will sell 7 to 8 Million WW its too Urban

  21. Kareem Williams January 1, 2014

    She deserves it for sure. She put in the work in 2013. Lets see what happens this year for Beyonce.

  22. Applause January 1, 2014

    Death this mess of a album will do 3.5 mil at most Lmao 7 million my ass.

  23. Brazilian Yoncé!!! January 1, 2014

    I’m actually in UK for holidays lady caca stan you tried… I don’t live in slums

  24. Brazilian Yoncé!!! January 1, 2014

    Like ARTPOP will sell 3 Million ±. No way it will pass 3M mark

  25. GILBERTO January 1, 2014

    Beyoncé is killing these h***. She woke up like this. FLAWLESS!

  26. Brazilian Yoncé!!! January 1, 2014

    ARTFLOP is the biggest flop eveer… I can’t wait for R8 to dominate like BEYONCE

  27. Lana Del Bey January 1, 2014

    if you actually think about it bey actually OWNED this year, when everybody thought she was going to release her album at the start of last year and ha everybody on edge for new material, and we got the Super Bowl, Life Is But A Dream, World Tour, Endorsments & endless snippets keep the stans & haters pressed and finally in the final month of 13 she drops a commercially successful album, bey has the deed and rights to 2013

  28. fatusankoh January 1, 2014

    you go bey may god continue to bless proteict you and your family for life thank you Sam for posting god bless you and this sight and more of bey happy post

  29. lesotho finnest January 1, 2014

    then what the hell are you doing on her post if she bores you??i dont like gaga and hence you will never see me on her post,you are even the first one to comment on her post before her real fans could even comment… Sam i love bey but 21 sales are sales that i dont think this album will reach but we will have to wait and see..oh iconic cici there is a post where they are dragging your fave where sam said bodu party was named one of the highest selling singles only to find out its not even in the top 10..,ska re leka satane.

  30. Brazilian Yoncé!!! January 1, 2014

    She needs to start promoting the album now …

  31. Applause January 1, 2014

    Artpop will sell atleast 4.5 million worldwide Gaga isn’t local like Beyonce.

  32. cake like lady gaga January 1, 2014


    A stadium of seats for you sis –> _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/

    Choose one and sit your a** the fvck down!!

  33. GILBERTO January 1, 2014


    Amazon is selling Artpoop for $6.96, and yet Beyoncé (album) is beating that s*** out of this crap everywhere at full price. So b**** you’d better spend your energy toward Artpoop. Gaga has been promoting that s*** for a year and nobody cares about it.

  34. Loyalty January 1, 2014

    I see why Lady Googoo stans are pressed, just about everyone is shading her. Billboard, Forbes, VH1 biggest flops, Amazon most returned Christmas presents. LOOOL. Sucks to be a monster.

  35. Brazilian Yoncé!!! January 1, 2014

    They are bitter everyone is shading lady caca .. The Gimmicks failed to help her lmao
    She needs a huge controversy to sell save her flopping ass.. Isn’t she going to space to perform? Maybe that will help

  36. RICHIE_RICH January 1, 2014

    She is Queen. She is the HBIC overall. Take that how you please. Keep you’re heels on their necks Queen Bey.

    Happy New Year’s to all.

  37. h2o January 1, 2014

    I think it’ll have huge consistancy worldwide, considering it’s only now getting released physically in the most of the world. And will make IFPI lists, so we get to know what the real overall worldwide sales will be.

  38. SLAY_HIVE January 1, 2014

    I see NO lies!!! BEYONCE IS KING and the GAG fans are pressed kii

  39. *ℙᏫℙ ℝᏫᎩAℒᎿᎩ* January 1, 2014

    They Act as If it sold 3 M Since it got Released, Whoever wrote that, he/she is still shocked by the Move she pulled when she released it for iTunes to inflate her numbers.

    and U know it is biased when he talked about “pirated”.

    But no, this album won’t be her “21”, her “21” was DIL and that was a decade ago, She Need #1 hit(s) and many re-releases for her to do 5+ M as usual, good Luck B****! 😆

  40. Loyalty January 1, 2014

    Oh and TGJ where is that overdue POLLSTAR post? The Queen STAYS winning. And I also read her fourth week sales are going to be at 250k as well.

  41. RICHIE_RICH January 1, 2014

    Yea Sam where is that pollstar post chile? Keep the haters upset with Beyonce news.

  42. RICHIE_RICH January 1, 2014

    The Pollstar Year End Top 20 Worldwide Tours chart shows Bon Jovi in first place, Beyoncé holding down the No. 2 position and Pink landing in third.

    I thought y’all said Pink was going to beat Beyonce’

    2013 was a record year for the global concert industry. Combined, The Top 20 Worldwide Tours took in $2.43 billion in primary ticket sales, a huge $470.6 million or 24 percent increase over the $1.96 billion generated in 2012.

    More artists saw fat pay days in 2012. During the year there were 13 tours that grossed over $100 million, compared with only six tours hitting that monetary benchmark last year.

  43. SLAY_HIVE January 1, 2014

    kiii when will Rihject do Adele numbers???

    The bxth should be reaching 500 million record sold, with all those forgettable Generic #1’s kiiii

    Beyonce coming for UNAFLOP’S wig EDFORTLESSLY!

    I know why you mad 😉

  44. TinaMinaj January 1, 2014

    LMAO!!!!! The monsters’ meltdowns continue! You will deal! Your fave needs to go back to making good music and ease up on the gimmicks!

  45. BEYHIVE_MINAJ January 1, 2014

    Congrats Queen. Slaying basics since 1997 #DEAL

  46. chloe January 1, 2014

    Dead at that one Rihanna Stan coming in every beyonce post commenting on album sales out of ALL things. The irony is that it took Rihanna 7 albums to outsale beys 4album discography. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  47. TinaMinaj January 1, 2014

    Poproyalty still royally pressed!! Rihanna Will NEVER be on Beyonce’s level at the rate she’s going and you will deal!!

    Everything Rihanna has achieved is all about her bulk release of albums. Beyonce will definitely have waaaay more records sold by the time she has 7 albums and so will many other pop stars.

  48. RICHIE_RICH January 1, 2014

    @slay hive as if Rihanna had a chance in hell.

    We all know this album want do Adele #. People please use logic. On the real Adele was lucky to do that.

  49. BEYHIVE_MINAJ January 1, 2014

    @Slay Hive LMFAO the titanic tries to shade us using Adele but forget that their fave is on her 7th album and just crossed 10mill

  50. Suicide Blonde January 1, 2014

    I think the year winner is Justin Timberlake, Beyonce is killing the Pop girls but overall the year was ruled by men, happy new year everyone!.

  51. JOHNVIDAL January 1, 2014

    I agree with this decision.
    I don´t like the constant need of shade even from profesional journalists though (Forbes this time). You chose Beyonce, ok, why do you have to bring down others????? How was this supposed to be Gaga´s year? Why? That´s absurd. By that stupid logic the real loser of the year is Justin Timberlake (he obviously is not a loser either) cos he had the whole year on lock until Beyonce came and took the title. It´s truly absurd.
    (Still can´t believe there are Rihanna fans who want to shede anybody´s impact or album sales… lol)

  52. Basura Caliente January 1, 2014

    Here is the Top 20 breakdown with estimated touring gross as indicated (in millions):

    1. Bon Jovi ($259.5)
    2. Beyoncé ($188.6)
    3. P!nk ($170.6)
    4. Justin Bieber ($169)
    5. Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band ($145.4)
    6. Rihanna ($141.9)
    7. Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson: The Immortal ($133.4)
    8. Taylor Swift ($131)
    9. Depeche Mode ($119.6)
    10. One Direction ($114)
    11. Paul McCartney ($113.5)
    12. The Rolling Stones ($110.3)
    13. Muse ($103.9)
    14. Fleetwood Mac ($94.3)
    15. Kenny Chesney ($90.9)
    16. Roger Waters ($81)
    17. Bruno Mars ($72.4)
    18. Jay Z and Justin Timberlake ($69)
    19. Elton John ($65.9)
    20. Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo ($61.7)

  53. Suicide Blonde January 1, 2014

    How is Justin the loser of the year when nobody has been more succesful than him in 2013, Beyonce wins among the Pop girls but Justin have 2 platinum albums in less than 8 months, and just like Beyonce, his albums are not full of commercial material, but according to you, Gaga was the s***, last year, biased.

  54. BEYHIVE_MINAJ January 1, 2014

    Happy new year Suicide 🙂 and yeah,as a huge JT fan,both albums were a disappointment. But they did well considering there wasn’t a lot of radio friendly material

  55. Basura Caliente January 1, 2014

    Not beyonce scalping taylor, justin bieber, springsteen and one direction with recycled moves (as the haters put it LMAO) and no album (back then)…..


    Pee Where U Want On My Body already has like 20 remixes. I thought she wasn’t making songs for the charts? But she stay squinting at the music sites/blogs and after critics said she sounded like Xtina she decided to feature her HOPING to score a hit. LMAO Lady Contradicted. Gaga is talented no doubt but she’s done. Even mentioning her name in a conversation is disgusting today like eeewww. Perhaps “Gypsy” might fare better on the charts if it’s released as a single.

    Reminder….. (approximations in units)…

    Beyonce’s THIRD week sales = 250000
    Gaga’s FIRST week sales = 250000
    Miley’s FIRST week sales = 280000
    Katy’s FIRST week sales = 280000
    Ciara’s FIRST week sales = 57000
    Tamar’s FIRST week sales = 110000
    Ariana’s FIRST week sales = 120000

    I see why Gaga and Ciara (Biggest losers 2013) stans stay mad.

  56. Rihanna takes over 2014 January 1, 2014

    Did drunk on love,I mean drunk in love top the BB hot 100 yet? How is RIHANNA able to release albums in the middle of Bey’s hype?Sam Rihanna is coming FOR WIGS this year..The navy is far from bothered.I have been waiting for someone to END RIHANNA since that whip my hair chick. Where is Rita ora? She was suppose to end RiRi. Bey has tried everything in the book yet RIHANNA still stands. First it was IASf, the GGGB rip off, she sent Rita Ora to take RIHANNA out, now the surprise release after RIHANNA’S 13th #1/ icon award slayage. SHE IS set to release a song with shakira.I can’t think of any black girl doing a song with shakira other than Beyonce. Rihanna has put a stop to Bey being the hottest black chick in the game.

  57. the truth honey January 1, 2014

    Go bey! Thk u

  58. LOL January 1, 2014



  59. Bey_on_ce_bad January 1, 2014

    Lol at all the haters that’s made cuz beyonce done came and took over again …rihanna has a large fan base but her sales don’t add up to the fans!!!! She can’t even get her so called navy to buy her untalented ass album !!! The facts remain no female in this industry is f****** with bey!!!! So keep naming all the pop whores u want they still have yet to out do bey!!!! But when lil mrs riri out sale bey let me know lol!!! All the navy can talk about singles!!! Hello news flash albums versus singles!!! Lol u do the math !!! Bey is killing the girls with no weapons just albums !!!

  60. iamkingtea@gmail.comSLAY_HIVE January 1, 2014


    You are the one that said the album would sale 195k in the first week! How have your predictions been working out so far?

    How will she struggle to outsell 4, when it’s already outselling 4 on average? kiii

    Miley Caca And Kathy have a long way to go before they catch up with Bey

    Did you here 290k predicted for the FOURTH week! Beyonce is above a generic single!! CATCH UP HEAUX 😉

  61. SLAY_HIVE January 1, 2014


  62. Navy Commander January 1, 2014

    Good for bey

    I wish the navy would stop coming for the hive & the hive would stop coming for the navy.

    Rihanna and bey will both slay 2014

  63. TinaMinaj January 1, 2014

    Really bragging about a number one single your fave is featured on and an icon award against someone who has both is just pathetic at best. Beyonce has more awards but the navy act like Rihanna’s icon award is so monumental. Beyonce has already been there done that.

  64. SLAY_HIVE January 1, 2014

    If a troll tries to use that email, the avi will show up as “ratchet” Bey for now..I will later change the pic to Big forehead Rihanna!

    Dont try it 😉

  65. BadBishB January 1, 2014

    The rain just won’t stop. After December 13th anybody hating entire existence became irrelevant. The scalping will continue well into 2014 and nobody and their two albums and 3828091471290 #1 singles will stop it. Meanwhile you can look at who is ahead of WHO on almost every damn list this year. From touring to Forbes b**** has been scalping for her life. Lets get into the fact that with less followers on social media B is the real social media queen. Queen cuts her hair and makes it on CNN queen gets pregnant and it becomes the most tweeted about thing on twitter. Queen drops an album and it sells 80k in 3 hours and 617 in 3 days.Queen says the word b**** and it becomes the talking topic of the town because people actually hold her to a standard because she actually has impact. QUEEN goes on tour performing her same “old a$$” routines and out grosses h0es who are more “relevant” than her and is now sitting pretty in the top 10 biggest female grossing tours of all time. Queen was suppose to drop to her death in her second week and yet we are going on the fourth and she is still doing 290k and outselling their faves FIRST week. QUEEN is so local yet her album went #1 in over 111 countries and will be at 2 million WW in a matter of weeks. I would be mad to if I was on the other team!#bloop

  66. FutureCIARA January 1, 2014

    Adele needs to release soon, to calm the storm and restore balance to the industry!

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  68. Dane January 1, 2014

    Beyonce won’t do Adele numbers but she’s been consistent. I congratulate any artist who can sell those magnitudes of albums but can you sustain through decades of changing music. Beyonce will sell around 7-8 million albums and addition 20 million in singles worldwide. Her tour can possibly top 300 million. She executive produced the album, writing credits….plus her production company shot the videos. Beyonce is working on a platform to build her continuously growing resume/empire. Beyonce will be in your children history books…oooppss wait,.. she’s already in the books…

  69. Amanda Bynes January 2, 2014

    Correction Thiefyonce is a SELF PROCLAIMED KING. #NoShade

  70. Tyler January 2, 2014

    Don’t act like multiple sources of relevance don’t refer to Beyonce as the Queen Bey u stupid.

  71. RoyalKev January 2, 2014

    Is Bey not owning this year or what?!

  72. slay_hive January 2, 2014


  73. cocobutta January 2, 2014

    The boldness was REAL, the impact was facts, the material was diverse to cater to all types of fans.

    “Rock it til WATER FALLS”

  74. yonce=witch January 3, 2014

    witch, witch, shes a witch!!

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