Beyonce Beats Mariah Carey, Madonna & Janet Jackson To Become The Most Powerful Woman In Music

Published: Tuesday 26th May 2015 by David

Beyonce has beaten the likes of Mariah Carey, Madonna, Rihanna and Janet Jackson to be named the Most Powerful Woman in Music this year, rising to the top thanks to moves she made in the last year.

Forbes’ news below…

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  1. ANTMO May 26, 2015

    Stan war in 5, 4, 3, 2…..Go

    • StingRae May 26, 2015


      • Lamb4Life May 26, 2015

        Fame = power, huh. What a weird time we live in.

      • Truth Serum May 26, 2015

        Wealthiest? Apparently.
        Most powerful? I doubt it.

      • Janet Is depending on her ol’ money May 26, 2015

        Beyonce has achieved more than Janet in 5 years….


      • Lil Kim baby May 26, 2015

        Janet could never !!!

    • Cake Like Caca May 26, 2015

      Just one more example of how people can get very rich whilst doing very little and certainly not deserving it.


      • Blue Gorrila Ivy May 26, 2015

        Wouldn’t it be wonderful if a woman who didn’t dance around half naked for a living were named the most powerful? Or someone who used brains and did something to vastly improve the world were chosen? These self-absorbed celebrities should not be more powerful than those working hard to feed the hungry.

      • MadonnaThaDinosoaur May 26, 2015

        Beyonce reminds me of the word…ABORTION. 🙁

      • RC May 26, 2015

        Thats f****** b*******. You honestly think she just sits on her ass and does nothing and then just hops on a bus and performs around the world like its nothing. Jealousy is a powerful thing.

    • rosy May 26, 2015

      Who cares anymore about these list her power can’t save her,husband,tidal this list is s*** the only one with power is Taylor Swift selling cd when no one can so Sam please list don’t worth nothing the hives not powerful enough or afford 20 bucks to buy subscriptions

      • MadonnaThaDinosoaur May 26, 2015

        Bey’s pet monkey, Jay-Z is a wealthy rapper….he thinks he should AUTOMATICALLY get $$$$$$ for anything he does.When it doesn’t go as expected….of course he plays the race card. Entitlement thinking at work.

    • TRUTH SERUM May 26, 2015

      @fake truth serum. Ho.e stop using my name. Your Avi isn’t right!!!

      • Slay_Hive May 26, 2015

        So no one is upset Beyonce songs are written below a 3rd grade level of reading comprehension?


      • TRUTH SERUM May 26, 2015

        #PrayForR8 shall we???

    • You tried May 26, 2015

      BEYBEY WHEN YOU GOT THEM COINZ! The Coin’t is all that matter! That’s what they are working for! CALL THE SHOTS! SHOTS FIRED WITH FACTS ONLY OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF CREDIBLE SOURCES ONLY! NO LANE SONG OUTBURST NEEDED! THEM B****es always has her money lol

    • Bitchpleaseeeeeeeee! May 26, 2015

      I died at your comment. LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • AmericanDream May 26, 2015

      Forbes list? Who cares. according to the Forbes list angela Merkel is the kost powerful woman in the world and Hilary Clinton is the second.
      Hilary Clinton doesn’t impact anything or anybody outside the states, while Angela Merkel impacts only few things outside of Europe and Asia.
      So by this Beyonce nly impacts the Beyhive fans, not more. And that is good for her. Congratulations. But really who cares?
      Nobody cares Hilary Clinton in Europe. Nobody cares Angela Merkel in the US. So nobody cares Beyonce outside the Beyhive fanbase.

    • Bravo!! May 26, 2015

      Beyoncé will also become the’ highest paid performer to perform in Vegas!! When they offer her resdency in Los Vegas. Beyoncé is this generation greatest entertainer of this generation..

      • whenindoubtthetruthwillout May 26, 2015

        Yet Taylor Swift outsells her!?!?!?

      • Sean May 27, 2015


        Grape Juice is just throwing Janet and Mariah’s name in here to brew up more comments. Not falling for it.

        You can’t compare Beyonce to Janet. They live in different worlds. Both great entertainers. Janet might have significantly more chart success, but the music world is different this day in age. Billboard numbers don’t necessarily reflect relevance anymore.

        Plus, Janet never ventured into the world of branding with fragrances and cosmetics modeling. Obviously these will contribute vastly to the Forbes Power rankings.

        Regardless, it’s kind of hideous to try to pin a woman like Janet, who completely revolutionized music in the 80s and 90s, to another who emerged as a solo artist in the 2000s and reinvented herself this decade.

        That Grape Juice, cool it. We don’t need to create negativity and stan wars whenever one artist has accomplished something. Congrats Bey, let’s celebrate HER.

  2. A Mess May 26, 2015

    How much she paid for her title…tho?

    • BeyRihLiyah May 26, 2015

      how much do your mother charge on the corner?

      • A Mess May 26, 2015

        ..ask one angry stripper. 🙁

      • Zeera May 26, 2015

        Powerful….by teaching women to degrade themselves by running around in their undies.

        K bye.

    • Beyonce Rules The World May 26, 2015

      Rihanna who?????

      • rosy May 26, 2015

        You asking,rihanna,who when the question should,be,who the f*** is your,daddy,is it one,of your,mothers,tricks she screw for Crack one,night butch

  3. BeyRihLiyah May 26, 2015

    :)!!!!!!!!!!! at this point nothing surprises me with this woman she is truly iconic and one of a kind she truly deserve every title she receives

    • Blue Gorrila Ivy May 26, 2015

      No one with half a brain find any of these people very influential.

      They are merely entertainers who should be valued as humans obviously, but not as major influence of culture even.


      • Riri4Eva May 26, 2015

        Jay-Z is proof that Beyonce’s stans evolved from apes….

      • Arc May 26, 2015

        Didnt Jay discover Rihanna?

      • Beyonce Rules The World May 26, 2015


    • Hhahahahaha May 26, 2015

      In other news…Janet will flop! 🙁

    • truth(nicki the reason AI is cancelled and Meek playn ha!!) May 26, 2015

      Honey, that queen sam tryna start a stan war. Janet has no business bring mentioned for THIS YEAR! Bitchhh! #QueenJanetSamYouBitch

      • TRUTH SERUM May 26, 2015

        Janet is crying in the studio because she knows she will flop…..


      • truth(nicki the reason AI is cancelled and Meek playn ha!!) May 26, 2015

        Loke yo pusssy

      • truth(nicki the reason AI is cancelled and Meek playn ha!!) May 26, 2015

        Like yo pusssy

  4. StingRae May 26, 2015

    Although I am not a fan, that doesn’t mean that I turn a blind eye to the real. I must and will give credit where credit us due. Congrats to Mrs. Carter on all if her success. May God continue to bless her journey!

    • Hhahahahaha May 26, 2015

      Janet could never in this era.. ????

      • SMH May 26, 2015

        Janet already has, dear.

      • Shady81 May 26, 2015

        Because Janet has already had that kind of success that Beyonce has if not more successful than B.

  5. Centurion May 26, 2015

    ???? ???? ???? 5 #1. No diamond album. Beyonce is truly Columbia records’ black sheep. As for this article, it’s truly laughable. I must say, her team is good. She hasn’t achieved half of these women acheivements, even her husband’s protégé.

    • BeyRihLiyah May 26, 2015

      burn in hell I’m so sick of your mentally ill ass

    • OMG Logic!!! May 26, 2015

      No lies detected though. I honestly don’t know why the HIVe gives you such a hard time when you speak nothing but facts. Thighyonce hasn’t achieved anywhere near what the other legends have achieved much less half.

      • Akex May 26, 2015

        Yet she has 20 Grammys and is the First female artist to have her first 5 albums go #1! Who else has done it? I’ll wait!

    • MadonnaThaDinosoaur May 26, 2015

      Who cares about the peddlers of propaganda named Beyoncheat.

    • RoyalKev May 26, 2015

      Right, because everyone is earning diamond albums left and right these days. I’m curious …

      How many albums went double platinum since 2013? How many tours by female artists grossed more than $229,727,960? How many female artist have 20 Grammys? ..and how many female artists have more than 5 #1 albums?

      Question 1: only 1
      Question 2: only 3
      Question 3: only 1
      Question 4: only 5

      Bey’s hasn’t been around as long as a lot of the legends that were mentioned, but she’s done quite a bit in her 12 years(solo). It really don’t make much sense to try taking away credit form her. Her track record is slays in several areas!

      • RoyalKev May 26, 2015


      • Wait… May 26, 2015

        Lol at those default Grammys.

      • Legend B May 26, 2015

        Bravo Kev ????????????????????????????????????

    • rosy May 26, 2015

      Her,songs are,illiterate and,dumb,no substance to her music,bey,is,like,Kim Kardashian no talent,yet making money only in America where,u have,a,non speaking illiterate make,it,so,big I give,her,credit,for,that

  6. MadonnaThaDinosoaur May 26, 2015

    I’m happy she beat that skinny dinosaur

  7. Cake Like Caca May 26, 2015

    “Wo oh oh, wo oh oh, wo oh oh, all the single ladies, all the single ladies, if you like it you should have put a ring on it.”

    Repeat ad nauseum and watch the dollars and adulation come flooding in.

    Damn, I wish I’d written that.

    • OMG Logic!!! May 26, 2015

      So does Thighyonce.

  8. MadonnaThaDinosoaur May 26, 2015

    Madonna cardiac arrest nowhere to be found on the charts just like her relevancy ::lol::

    • university studied designer May 28, 2015

      Best female selling artist ever.

      And recent article ” Madonna Makes History With 45th No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Chart ”

      You are probably just not up to date

  9. Stephy. May 26, 2015


    Sold 350,000,000+ Records – Globally
    Net Worth: 800,000,000+
    World Tour Grossings: 1.8+ BILLION

    I’m not understanding how Beyonce is over Grandma. But, ok…

    • Antonio May 26, 2015

      The article clearly states March 2014 – March 2015, Madonna didn’t have an album or tour during that time period, neither did Janet, Mariah’s album flopped and she just started her Vegas residency this year and Rihanna just did magazine covers during the past year

      • Rihanna Lately May 26, 2015

        Exactly, Beyoncé slayed during that time. Congratulations to her. Beyoncé debuted in the 00s, mdna in the 80s you can’t compare them.

      • TRUTH SERUM May 26, 2015

        #PrayForR8 😀

  10. Antonio May 26, 2015

    Ch bye, but why put Rihanna, Janet, Madonna or Mariah in the article when they didn’t do anything in the past year so why wouldn’t Beyonce be #1, Taylor will be #1 next year and the year after that, 1989 is already the best selling studio album since 21 and the world tour she’s about to embark will most definitely top $200 mil WW

  11. Centurion May 26, 2015

    She most certainly has the best rep in celebville. They’re good! ????

  12. 2bad2bme May 26, 2015


  13. Rihanna Lately May 26, 2015

    I don’t hate her or anything, I can’t stand her hive but she is really iconic.

  14. Molly May 26, 2015

    Queen Bey forever slaying.

    • MadonnaThaDinosoaur May 26, 2015

      Pity the same thing can’t be said about that Janet wannabe you Stan for

      • Molly May 26, 2015

        Lol hi Mark

      • Lake Erie May 26, 2015

        @Molly Mark111? ?

  15. JOHN VIDAL May 26, 2015

    That probably explains the total mess we are in….

  16. Lake Erie May 26, 2015

    Wow, that’s what’s up! Congratulations Beyonce!

  17. May 26, 2015

    gratz to her.

  18. Rihanna Lately May 26, 2015

    And the hives thinks the navy is pressed over bey its usually the lambs, Janet, has been stans actually. Some of the navy doesn’t hate bey, they dislike her ghetto stans.

  19. BossB*tchBeyoncé May 26, 2015

    Slay queen slay!!????????

    • MadonnaThaDinosoaur May 26, 2015

      Bey has no class. he is becoming so trashy its almost embarrassing, if i saw my mum prancing around in these outfits id be mortified i feel sorry for her daughter blue ape carter. 🙁

  20. Rihanna Lately May 26, 2015

    How can we respect legends like Mariah, Madonna, Janet etc when they stans are forever putting the younger artists down?

    • Molly May 26, 2015

      I agree only legend I respect is Mariah

      • Rihanna Lately May 26, 2015

        I only respect Whitney & MJ. Those are the ultimate legends for me.

    • Lake Erie May 26, 2015

      Wow, so true.

    • university studied designer May 28, 2015

      The music isn’t as good, what has their age got to do with it

  21. Boringyonce May 26, 2015

    The perfect example of the miracles marketing can do these days…..

    • MadonnaThaDinosoaur May 26, 2015

      Beyonce is like Mariah. Selling their p****** to the highest bidder. Sad..sad…sad.

      • OMG Logic!!! May 26, 2015

        Actually Thighyonce is like Grandmadonna. Forever patting they pu55ies on stage.

  22. Kat May 26, 2015

    I guess taking off your clothes and prancing and dancing showing off your money maker really is the way to go to become rich and famous. What a message we’re sending teen girls and young women in the year 2014. Sad.

    • Molly May 26, 2015

      But Janet and Madonna weren’t classy either so stop.

      • Jamon May 26, 2015

        Janet stayed clothed, she danced, not booty shake. No offense to Beyonce, but their dancing and performances are completely different

      • Riri4Eva May 26, 2015

        Janet flashed her n****** but unfortunately sent her straight to a Flopville. 😀

      • Wait… May 26, 2015

        Do dumb, Janet was. only about 5 min. of a Janet show is sexual and she takes s*** pics! And Janet is actually fully clothed on stage.

    • Unbiased May 26, 2015

      So I guess Tina Turner, Janet Jackson, Madonna, and Mariah aren’t classy either….stop being biased uglies. Almost every female in the industry has shown skin besides Adele. Even Taylor straw built self.

    • Beyonce rarely performs live May 26, 2015

      Well that strategy hasn’t worked for Rihanna soooo…. Kiiii BBHMM makes a lot more sense now.

  23. Molly May 26, 2015

    Kiii y’all mad cause Beyonce stays winning?

    Beyonce shîts on Madonna and Janet deal.

    Mother Mariah and Whitney are the only chicks who could compete with Beyonce vocally.

    • SMH May 26, 2015

      Then how come she can’t sell as many records or have as many hits as Janet and Madonna?

    • university studied designer May 28, 2015

      Beyonce is housewife music. But go for it !

  24. Unbiased May 26, 2015

    Haters gone hate. Make those coins Bey.

    • MadonnaThaDinosoaur May 26, 2015

      Beyonce – the biggest prostitute in the music industry.


  25. Bri May 26, 2015

    I Like Beyoncé, But In No Way Shape Or Form Will She Ever Top Madonna! Madonna’s Net Worth Alone Trumps Beyoncé. Let Her Have Her 5 Minutes Of Fame, But Until She Can Be On The Charts For Over 3 Decades She Needs To Juat Sit Back and Continue To Learn.

    Madonna Is Iconic and Will Forever Be Queen

    • Legend B May 27, 2015

      Chile please ????????????????????. Madonna cant stay at the top forever and shes already took a tumble. The woman that that Glided up while she tumbled down…….was THE NEW & IMPROVED UNDISPUTED QUEEN MISS BEYONCE GISELLE KNOWLES CARTER!

  26. Jamon May 26, 2015

    That article clearly states the past year. Beyonce was only in competition with herself. Mariah only released 1 single and a greatest hits album. Janet has not released an album in years, and madonna did not tour or promote her album. So why are you even putting their name in the post. Now if this was the most powerful women in music ever, I guarantee the 3 women you named would be waaayyy above Beyonce, within the top 10. This site needs to stop kissing Beyonces Ass and stop being so bias. I’m starting to think she owns this site

    • Unbiased May 26, 2015

      Bey has been in the industry a shorter time than them and is catching up to their net worths. Also, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, and Marian all released albums recently. I know a Madonna fan isn’t talking about classy. Your fave has a s** book, and m***** men younger than her…

      • Jamon May 26, 2015

        It says March 2014 to March 2015. Lady Gaga and Katy Perry albums came out 2013 and hasn’t been on the scene since. The point was they used 3 of the greats name (madonna, mariah and janet). Britney just released a single about a month ago btw and Mariah just released a single a lil over a month ago. Greatest hits albums aren’t big sellers btw.

      • university studied designer May 28, 2015

        The s** book is more artistic than what you are alluding to. It’s not like one sees actual s** acts, penetration, close ups etc.

  27. Yonce May 26, 2015

    Anyone with common sense knows Beyonce is the most talented artist ever. Janet and Madonna were ok in the 90s,

    • MadonnaThaDinosoaur May 26, 2015

      behaving like a stripper is not a talent, b*tch.

      • OMG Logic!!! May 26, 2015

        That’s an insult to strippers. At least they don’t pretend to have class.

      • Riri4Eva May 26, 2015

        ….like your logic with no class and substitute?

      • Janet Is depending on her ol’ money May 26, 2015

        Beyonce has achieved more than Janet in 5 years….


      • SMH May 26, 2015

        Stop with the fantasies. Janet has more #1s, sold more records, grossed more with her tours, and set industry records that to this day still haven’t been broken. That’s FACT. Beyonce has been solo for 10 years and she’s still chasing Rihanna. Another FACT.

    • red wine May 26, 2015

      since Beyonce pays for everything when is she gonna pay for her GED

    • university studied designer May 28, 2015

      You don’t know many artists me thinks. LOL
      I mean shut up already

  28. MadonnaThaDinosoaur May 26, 2015

    Illuminanti puppet strikes again.

  29. OMG Logic!!! May 26, 2015

    All this Thighyonce a55 licking needs to STOP! The woman is beyond overrated at this point. If the media would stop shoving her down everyone’s throats she wouldn’t be receiving half the accolades she’s been getting lately.

  30. Lolz May 26, 2015

    Seriously people call the Hive dumb but reading is fundamental. This is about the past year. And THIS day and age, Beyonce has more power and influence than the legends that does not make them any less of the legends they are. Just give credit and move on.

    • Wait… May 26, 2015

      In the past year, damn fool.

  31. Rihanna Lately May 26, 2015

    Yall are pressed af lol. Janet & Hoedonna stans are the worst. Mad cuz Hoedonna will forever scan wood with her old dry ass. Mad cause Hoedonna Rebel Heart didn’t have any Top 100 hit only bubbling under hits even moo’s “Infinity” debuted on the Hot 100 what kind of has been. I hope Janet has a decent era, maybe gold album & platinum single & successful tour or I will drag her.

    • Shady81 May 26, 2015

      Let me know when will Rhianna come out with R8 before she changes the albums title if Rihanna’s successful then you can talk that talk until then STFU.

      • Shady81 May 26, 2015


    • university studied designer May 28, 2015

      Um, Ok

      ” Madonna Makes History With 45th No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Chart ”

      Living for Love and Ghosttown were #1 on billboards dance charts and she obviously comes from dance.

      Drag your own ass

  32. Lake Erie May 26, 2015

    That’s how you know it’s official that Janet is def coming back because MF’s can’t keep her name out they mouth! I mean, she’s always mentioned by several commenter’s on some post but she’s in EVERY post?!!!! Most of the artist have nothing to do with her, like this one and Janet is still talked about. Smh. …….. …….. ………
    F*** wigs, she snatching heads this era and I’m ready! 🙂

    • RoyalKev May 26, 2015

      janet do have a few pressed! It’s so many layers to this it’s not even funny… Just wait Erie, our day is coming! I’m so use to stanning for artists that do this to people.

      • Lake Erie May 26, 2015

        Lol!! Yes!!!

  33. Riri4Eva May 26, 2015

    Just another race card throwing crippled crutch weak minded nyg-nog that never looks in the mirror for the right person to blame . He and Barack Obama really do have a lot in common that they try and try and try to blame others for. These traits have made them BOTH Liars and persons to be loathed by their own American social majority.

  34. Tasha May 26, 2015

    People hate Beyonce because she is highly rated and challenges their faves out of all the younger artists. Shes beautiful, talented, powerful AND successful. She doesn’t just tick one or two boxes, she ticks all of them. How can you stan for these old pop stars and be seething over someone of a different generation. Let Bey have her time its 2015 not 1995 and she is doing her thing. Legend in the making. Deal with it. And this is not coming from a crazy Hive member.

    • university studied designer May 28, 2015

      She’s not challenging the greats, she’s a middle of the road artist with talent but nothing super spectacular. It’s also not really anything new what she does, so not sure why you bring up 1995 when it’s not like her stuff is super new or even new.

  35. BossB*tchBeyoncé May 26, 2015

    I lost brain cells reading this article and these comments. Congrats Bey???????? But just reading the title you can tell it’s bait for a Stan war! David might as well title the article “Navy Beyhive lambs barbs little monsters come argue with each other so we can get an over 300 comments post so we can get hits for our website”. And we just fall for it every time. Aren’t y’all tired of getting duped?

  36. Beygency May 26, 2015

    Congrats Bey and keep on making them seethe☺☺☺☺????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  37. RihYonce May 26, 2015

    I smell haters ! Beyoncé will forever be winning even after she’s long gone ! So what she dancing around half naked she’s a f****** ENTERTAINER ! We are in a a completely different era than when Janet , Madonna , & Mariah were hot ! She’s staying current which is why she is the hottest female artist out no one has been killing it these past couple of years other than Beyoncé so please don’t act like she doesn’t deserve it. Nearly every female pop star wears revealing clothing so stop acting like its something new ! All of yall get on my damn nerves comparing the 80s,90s to the 2010s thing change you gotta do what you gotta do to stay current just make it comfortable for you which is what she’s doing. If you don’t your going to flip like most of yours favs ! Just stating facts no inflation

    • university studied designer May 28, 2015

      What has changed though ? The only thing that has changed is that more autotune is used.

    • OMG Logic!!! May 26, 2015

      #DEAD LMAO!

  38. Suicide Blonde May 26, 2015

    Powerful than Madonna, not this year, not last year and certainly not in this lifetime. Word: POWERFUL…The meaning of that word is huge, think about it 😀

    • Legend B May 27, 2015

      And that certainly isnt Creaturdonna. The Queen >>>>>>>> ShiitBreathdonna in Power!#YouWillDeal

  39. Janet Is depending on her ol’ money May 26, 2015

    Beyonce has achieved more than Janet in 5 years….


    • Wait… May 26, 2015

      LOL! Now this is funny!

    • SMH May 26, 2015

      Do you keep repeating that so that you hope it will come true? If so, you can stop now because it won’t.

  40. ciara stan May 26, 2015

    If only she could beat that 5th grade EOG #dropout

    • Legend B May 27, 2015

      Like Ci Error needs to drop out of music, because nobody is buying her stale a*** albums ????????????????????

    • Beyonce Rules The World May 26, 2015

      Your name is stupid.


  41. How Many Drinks May 26, 2015

    Queen! Who cares what anonymous trolls on blogs who live for has beens have to say. Forbes>>>>>Them

    • Wait… May 26, 2015

      Forbes is trash. There are so many Middle Eastern billionaires that they don’t count on their lists.

      • Legend B May 27, 2015

        Kii Kii Must be mad your favs dont exist on the list lmao

  42. RoyalKev May 26, 2015

    Congrats to the one and only King B! This last era was flawless! B’s a young legend on paper now (2017 will only make it official though)! … and Lol @the post title. Janet wasn’t in a race for the top spot, she wasn’t even active! It wouldn’t matter anyway, I never pit my favs against each other. This is B’s honor and it’s a well deserved one.

  43. Joel May 26, 2015

    Real talk, how much are ya’ll getting paid to troll this blog. I mean everytime Rih, CiCi, Nicki or Bey do something wonderful, the haters are out in full force. And I know those hiding behind Janet, Mariah, Madonna, MJ, Whitney usernames are not real fans, just using them as bait. If you stan for legend, you don’t argue with fans/artists whom your fave has inspired.

  44. ciara stan May 26, 2015

    She only got where she was cause Aaliyah died. If Aaliyah was alive Beyonce would still be in destiny child with NO man (hov loved Aaliyah)

    • Legend B May 27, 2015

      BYE Biitch ????????????

  45. Centurion May 26, 2015

    Taylor Swift? She’s done more and achieved more in just 6 months than Queen Bey in that March 2014 – March 2015. Like c’mon. Anyone with half a brain knows that sh*t is ridiculous. And as for the article and her reason for “winning”, pure fallacy.

    • Legend B May 27, 2015

      Dumb just like the Coke star kii kii. When does selling singles and albums equal power?? Because Rihoeanna would be powerful for selling the former, if thats the case. Taylor has power of her fans and thats it. Shes the “it girl” right now. Nothing more, nothing less. When Rihoee or Taylor can top Forbes, then u can open up your a*** and talk

  46. Beyonce Rules The World May 26, 2015

    Janet could never in this era.. 😆

  47. Slay_Hive May 26, 2015

    QUEEN!!! ICON!!! LEGEND!!!! Yaaaaaaassss werk Bey!????????????

    • Hhahahahaha May 26, 2015


      • Slay_Hive May 26, 2015

        #1’s are not everything honey. Grammy’s, touring, money, #1 albums also matter. Must be a fan of the fading crack head?????

      • RihYonce May 26, 2015

        Try 5 #1 albums all in a row , which is what none of your favs have ever done

  48. Beyonce Rules The World May 26, 2015

    Rihanna is nothing …. 🙁

    • TRUTH SERUM May 26, 2015


  49. Jamon May 26, 2015

    TGJ, why did this post have to be about Beyonce? Forbes article was the most powerful women in the world, not music. They didn’t compare anyone, like you did in your post. You failed to mention Hilary Clinton, Michelle Obama, and Oprah placing in the top 15. It would have been nice if you could have complimented every women who made the list. Try educating for once

    • #1 Lamb May 26, 2015

      Its a music blog to be fair. So they will only highlight the music relevance.

      • Jamon May 26, 2015

        They have a lot of post on movies, tv shows, interviews, reality tv, and all around gossip. Music may be their focus, but they cover just about everything. If you look at the past articles

    • red wine May 26, 2015

      they want to mention Beyonce with legends to seem like she one herself and to keep stan wars going the nerve to even mention her with the likes of Janet and Mariah

      • Legend B May 27, 2015

        ???????????????? Such a dumb biitch. The Queen is an living legend. Shes done and doing stuff Janet and Mariah has never. So get in line biitch.

  50. Beyonce Rules The World May 26, 2015

    Mariah is a has-been….bring Rihanna too to Vegas.


  51. Beyonce Rules The World May 26, 2015

    Janet is crying in the studio because she knows she will flop…..

    • Wait… May 26, 2015

      Janet’s announcement made worldwide news. LOL, Beyoncés last album only sold like 4 million. Please… Janet did that while blacklisted.

      • Legend B May 27, 2015


  52. Beyonce Rules The World May 26, 2015

    Mariah, Madonna and Beyonce- legends
    Rihanna, Gaga, Ciara- ……pop/rnb singers.


  53. Bianca May 26, 2015

    I miss the old commenters, Pop Royalty, H2O, My Forehead Tho, Czar, MC, Onyx,Touche etc. The was a time I actually looked forward to reading TGJ comments, but now it’s the same old thing, just a different post. I swear I lose my brain cells reading them. And congrats to Beyoncé

  54. Theman May 26, 2015

    What do legendary artists have to do with what their fans post? Madonna & Mariah are richer than Beyonce. It’s so much propaganda around Beyonce. They create these stupid power lists.

    • OMG Logic May 26, 2015

      It’s this blog,they use them as bait for stanwars.

    • Krista May 26, 2015

      The list was not made for Beyonce lol. Theres literally many other women on the list people are just mad because shes the top musican.

    • Legend B May 27, 2015

      Not For long Hun. Shes already closing n on Mimi.

  55. OMG Logic May 26, 2015

    The time, energy and effort to change usernames, talk s*** and troll over and over again. About people who are living their dreams. Don’t ya’ll have jobs, friends, families, career goals, partners etc??

  56. Lil Kim baby May 26, 2015

    Jay-Z is proof that Beyonce’s stans evolved from monkeys and pigs.

    • Legend B May 27, 2015

      You must be mad that Kim looks like she was spurlted out an gator a***

  57. Regina George May 26, 2015

    Congrats to Bey for her year. I know she does a lot that she chooses not to take recognition for so I applaud her and think she’s an awesome performer.
    With that being said… Please let’s not turn this into a JANET thing…

  58. TRUTH SERUM May 26, 2015

    for someone who sold her p*ssy to a drug dealer…im not surprised she got the title.

    • Legend B May 27, 2015

      Kii kii Thats how u came into the World. Is the your dad still around??????

  59. TRUTH SERUM May 26, 2015


  60. Keely May 26, 2015

    Congrats Beyonce! … so proud of you as a fellow Texan.

  61. TRUTH SERUM May 26, 2015

    Janet is crying in the studio because she knows she will flop…..



    • Wait… May 26, 2015

      You sound really stupid. as if Taylor Swift isn’t kicking her ass as we speak and let’s not forget what Adele did. I don’t even know why Sam did this because Janet hasn’t dropped anything in 7 years, but her announcement even made it to my local news station. This talking about from her past year. She trended worldwide for HOURS!

      • Legend B May 27, 2015

        This biitch is funny ????????????????????????????????????. Adele and Taylor both will tell u who they stan for. #TheHiveBiitch

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig May 26, 2015

      You ain’t @Truth, GetTheFvckOuttaHere!!!!

  62. Krista May 26, 2015

    Beyonce is only 33. People forget that. She gets compared to literally everyone. You go girl its well deserved!

  63. pat May 26, 2015

    self drag??….. industry has no other talented performers currently other than her….so of course she should be at the top …

  64. Stephy. May 26, 2015

    Most of the time, old school artist is WAY better than the new school. It’s the TRUTH. And, the LAMBS hardly comes for the HIVE. Navy is ALWAYS down their throats & vice-versa. Most of the Lambs aren’t even young. Many of them are grown & past those teen booper years. BYE Rihanna stan

    • Iheartcici May 26, 2015

      Lambs are irrelevant just like their mother cow

      • Stephy. May 26, 2015

        I’m not even gonna say nothing.

  65. Grande The Way May 26, 2015

    That’s pretty impressive. Not that she topped Mariah, Madonna, or Janet. The list is from March 2014-March 2015 and none of them have done much this last year. I’m surprised that she topped Taylor Swift. Taylor has been killing it for several years now.

    • Wait… May 26, 2015

      That’s exactly what I’m thinking!

    • Pray for #R8 — Beyonce rarely performs live May 26, 2015

      Yeah 2014-2015 she had no competition. But she also topped this list the year before as well. Did she have no competition at that point too? But for Taylor, I agree. I would expect her to be higher. But most of the money is in touring. Selling isn’t enough. Do people go to Taylor’s concerts? I don’t know.

    • Legend B May 27, 2015

      Killin the charts doesnt equal power hun.

  66. Wait… May 26, 2015

    What exactly does this have to do with her discography? That’s what’s important. Still unimpressed.

    • Legend B May 27, 2015

      Dumbass byeeeeeeeeeee

  67. Theman May 26, 2015

    Taylor Swift.

  68. Stephy. May 26, 2015

    Beyonce is Queen of the performances imo. She’s the best complete entertainer since MJ imo… So, congrats to her. But, the MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC she makes is underwhelming for someone of her standards. That’s my MAIN problem with NEW ARTIST. I try so hard to like NEW talent but the MUSIC is TERRIBLE, FLAT, GHETTO, UGLY, NOT TIMELESS & JUST OF THE NOW. This is why I stan for OLD artist. It’s simply comes down to the MUSIC for me. I don’t care if you can sing, dance, cure cancer, got 1 billion $’s or can moonwalk with concrete shoes on… If yo discography is TIRED, FLAT, REPETITIVE & non classic… I can’t f*** witchu… Simple as that.

  69. #1 Lamb May 26, 2015

    I don’t see any fault. Beyonce is still killing it when in reality she is not in the same generation as Taylor Swift, Katy Perry etc. She survives and outlasts everyone whether its Britney, Gaga or Taylor. Beyonce is now her own competiton because nothing can stop her no matter what phenomenon comes and fades. I love and respect Beyonce for what she is does, she is a true star.

    • Wait… May 26, 2015

      It’s a different era of music. I’ve never seen someone with such a crap discography get so much recognition.

      • Keri Qween May 26, 2015



        Her discography is medicore

      • Legend B May 27, 2015

        Close to 200 Million Records sold is far from crappy. Crappy is that wig on your head biitch.

      • Legend B May 27, 2015

        Its a shame The BEYONCE Era outsold Miss Floperi Baby Whole Discography LMFAO

      • university studied designer May 28, 2015

        I’m not a fan but she’s better than the other warblers and teenie boppers mentioned.

  70. Taylor swifts number 1 fan!! May 26, 2015

    Taylor Swift, 25 is the youngest person to make Forbes’ list of the world’s most powerful women!!

    Taylor is slaying! I’m so proud of what taylor swift is achieving:)

    • Stephy. May 26, 2015

      You’re so cute. I love your comments.

      • Taylor swifts number 1 fan!! May 26, 2015

        Why thank you:)

  71. Taylor swifts number 1 fan!! May 26, 2015

    WW sales: @taylorswift13, “1989” 53,000 (7,235,000 total).

    Bad blood might top the hot 100 this week.

  72. SMH May 26, 2015

    Typical clickbait article pandering to the ignorance of beyonce fans. The article clearly states the past year. Taylor Swift has been crapping all over beyonce in that time, and Janet Jackson wasn’t even active last year. Does any of beyonce’s fans know how to read?

    And clearly y’all are scared sh*tless of Janet’s return. There’s no other reason to bring up her name other than FEAR.

    • Legend B May 27, 2015

      Bum Biitch the trolls were the one that brought Janet name in this. And if Taylor has crapped on her, why isnt she ahead of The Queen??? Nice try biitch. I also see that clickbait caught your seeethin a*** kii

  73. Keri Qween May 26, 2015

    She looks a mess in that picture

  74. Cough Cough May 26, 2015

    Slay bey, slay!

  75. whut May 26, 2015

    Misleading article. Neither Janet nor Madonna were active in the time period this list was compiled from. So their names shouldn’t have even been mentioned other than to start a stan war and drive traffic to this website. Whoever posted this needs to correct it properly.

  76. LB May 26, 2015

    Nicki Minaj scores big

    Nicki Minaj has taken the lead ahead of Katy Perry, Lana Del Rey and Iggy Azealia as head of the Grammyless committee.

    The self proclaimed queen of rap, serving K-Mart couture was excited to read her ghost written speech in front of a bored crowd at her half empty, sectioned off Pink S*** tour.

    Bragging about her whopping 800K worldwide sales, Nicki Minaj spewed the impressive saying, “we shipping platinum, them b****** be shipping wood” to the disbelief of the confused crowd who couldn’t believe why they purchased $20 dollar tickets to hear Nicki Minaj brag about her impressive achievements.

    Oh Nicki, at least we will be content to know that nobody will ever catch up to your most featured artist with zero #1s record, cheers to you.

    • Keri Qween May 26, 2015

      Lmao ????

    • Barb-wire May 27, 2015

      Rihanna is being outcharted by a rapper with no grammies or NO.1 lmfao I’d be pressed too.

      • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig May 26, 2015

        That was an amazing concert! I saw her in the UK during the Beyonce Experience! 🙂

      • LB May 26, 2015

        She HAD good energy, but I don’t think wig flipping, over-exaggerated hand gestures, and sashaying like a RuPaul drag race runway constitutes as a coordinated performance.

        Since you’re bringing up old performances, I’ll give you an example

      • LB May 26, 2015

        Don’t get me wrong, the whole show is entertaining, but seems disorganized and all over the place. Plus comparing then till now, Beyonce has really lowered her standards.

      • Stephy. May 26, 2015

        LB baby you lost this … How you gon’ bring up lip syncing Spears. She’s not on the level of Beyonce… Simply cause she’s only a DANCER. Beyonce>>> Britney in every way shape or form. And, Britknee HAD great Janet Jackson dance moves… But, they’re long gone.

      • LB May 26, 2015

        I brought up old Britney just to give an example of a properly coordinated performance. I would have brought up Janet or J.Lo but that would be too easy.

  77. Iheartcici May 26, 2015

    Beyonce is so overrated

    • LB May 26, 2015

      Mariah was really hot back in the day

  78. NaughtyLove May 26, 2015

    Nothing but the typical propaganda for this overrated, self-proclaimed ‘Queen’!

  79. FutureCIARA May 26, 2015

    SLAY Bey, you been holding the title down, Janet is still Queen though! No T

    • red wine May 26, 2015

      janet will always be the queen beyonce will be taking notes when Janet’s new project comes out trust me

  80. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig May 26, 2015

    If Sam had written this post, he probably would have positioned it as “Beyonce beats Rihanna to become most powerful woman in music”.
    Sam’s article would have attracted a large number of navy meltdowns, and everyone would have criticised him for being biased. However, David did NOT mention Rihanna in the title and only briefly mentioned her in a sentence along with several other artists, but still there’s a large number of navy meltdowns LOL. I guess these struggling individuals will jump at any opportunity to prove their own idiocy.

  81. Carry On May 26, 2015

    DUH!!!!!!!!! It’s because she has access to the internet with the media unlike the past singers.

  82. Theman May 26, 2015

    Big Selling Albums, Hit Singles & Smashing Records is far more relevant than these forced power lists..

    • SMH May 26, 2015

      Exactly. In 20 years, nobody is gonna remember this list or who’s on it. But they will still remember Janet, Madonna, and Mariah’s names and legacies.

      • XXX May 27, 2015

        They will also remember Beyonce.

  83. Legend B May 26, 2015

    Congrats to THE ONE & ONLY QUEEN! The Hive is use to this, and so is your favs kii kii. So this is nothing Unusual. Queen Bey Run This Shiit!! #NothingNewToSeeHere

  84. TheElusiveLamb May 26, 2015

    ???????????????????????? I’m so done with this post. Congrats Miss. Samantha, you got 200 comments.

    • red wine May 26, 2015

      David did this post Sam would have never mention Janet she’s his favorite

  85. RICHIE_RICH May 26, 2015


  86. gina May 26, 2015

    Good for Beyonce, but why bring up Janet? This list is for last year, and she didn’t have anything out. Technically neither did Madonna. And you Beyonce, Rihanna, and Ciara fans need to have several and stop trying to come for Janet, especially when all 3 of your faves stan for her too, and are still trying to break her records.

  87. Roy May 26, 2015

    That ugly ass wig though…

  88. fatusankoh May 26, 2015

    You go queen bey con grant well deserve you are smart talented hard worker you love what you do their is no one like our queen bey may God continue to bless protect you and your family for life long happy life ever lasting long happy married more success in all you do haters have norting on you are love by God good people and the wounderful behives

  89. whut May 26, 2015

    Sorry, but Forbes lost credibility a long time ago when they started reporting lies about Madonna’s ticket sales. They’re basically on TMZ level now.

    • university studied designer May 28, 2015

      Just yesterday they wrote Madonna is the richest female artist.

  90. Greg_N_Greed May 26, 2015

    She’s the most powerful women in the Beehive but not in my world. Also how can she be more powerful than the fab 4, Mimi, Madge, Janet & Nippy when she’s still a lessor to them. let me state a fact. You wanna see powerful. Have Janet walk in the same room Beyonce is in, and look how small Janet will make Beyonce look. a basic b****!

    • Legend B May 27, 2015

      LIES Biitch kii kii. Youre so funny ???????????????????????????????????? Except for Nippy, neither of the others can hold control of music today like The Queen. The fact that The Queen is the highest paid black musician ever, speak volumes! They cant even get their hardcore stans to even buy their albums and youre talking about they got power ????????????????????????????????. #ThisIsnt1995

  91. Plsssss May 26, 2015

    Girl, y’all swear they have no power, but if Beyonce told the kids to vote for Jeb Bush the ballot boxes would be full of his name.

  92. FuckBeyonceandJayZ May 26, 2015

    I am tired of this overrated b**** wish she sit the f*** down and stop making music completely. She and her husband are very selfish m************ $1095/$995 for a concert ticket and u not even meeting her! Beyonce doesnt give a s*** bout her fans

    • Legend B May 27, 2015

      Yes Biitch ….Go ahead and bust a bloodvessel????????????????. #PressedSeethinHoees

  93. ratedxxx May 26, 2015

    Beyondfake is not on the same level as Janet jackson..I don’t even fuvk with janet

    Mariah? Hell no

    She can buy all these accolades she wants..she’s never going to be legendary or iconic

    • Legend B May 27, 2015

      Youre a Troll and youre a seething biitch???? Wow kii kii

  94. ratedxxx May 26, 2015

    Bish is so thirsty lately…

    Whenever someone is getting more attention than this comes the accolades and the payola

    What the hell has this bish done to change the music world..nothing

    her music is garbage. .

    the power of payola is amazing

    • Legend B May 27, 2015

      I knew u were a fake Troll biitch kii kii. Two Rated Hoees but two different avi’s.

  95. Legend B May 27, 2015

    Nothin u seethin monkeys say can stop The Queen shining. Whitney,Mimi,Madonna,Janet and the rest had there time. Its King B time now and theres nothing u bum pressed biitches can do about it but spend your whole day on TGJ mad as hell ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  96. XXX May 27, 2015

    Nice. No matter how much you try and discredit Beyonce, it won’t stop her from being the star and icon she is lol, you’re wasting your time peoples.

  97. vibe May 27, 2015

    Look this is bey’s time just like Madonna and janet had theirs…. She to will not have this moment forever just like the legends before her….so just let her have her moment… She’s clearly earned that right…. They’ll be someone else after her that’s the way love goes…lol

  98. university studied designer May 28, 2015

    Forbes just wrote Madonna has made the most money by a large margin.

  99. You wanna love it right bettor like you do then my funky money May 28, 2015


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