Jay Z & Beyoncé Named The Most Powerful People In The Music Industry

(AllHipHop News) Jay Z and Beyoncé have long been considered a “power couple” with an estimated combined net worth close to $1 billion. Some have even referred to them as the “Royal Family of Hip Hop.” Now the two entertainment titans have also been named the most powerful people in music.

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Jay and Bey topped Billboard’s “Power 100” list for 2014 beating out other industry heavyweights like Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge (2), Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris (6), and Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine (10).

“What is power? At its base, it’s the ability to reshape the world around you according to your vision. And who in the music industry did so better in the last year than this power couple?” states the publication about Jay Z and Beyoncé .

The Carters each had stellar years in 2013. The “Drunk In Love” collaborators both released platinum selling albums that reshaped the way music projects were presented to the public. Jay also received more Grammy nominations than any other artist with 9 total, and Bey broke the U.S. iTunes records for most albums sold in one week with 617,000 units in just three days.

“Though there was great discussion of the game-changing implications of both releases – and whether they can ever be re-created – perhaps what’s most important is that Jay Z and Beyoncé found ways to focus attention on music itself,” adds Billboard.

Other individuals closely associated with Hip Hop that made Billboard’s “Power 100” include Cash Money founders Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams (50), Warner/Chappell Music’s Jon Platt (51), 300 Record Label founder Lyon Cohen (74), Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg (85), and BET CEO Debra Lee (92).

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To see the full list visit Billboard.com.

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  • Black Jay

    What is this dude’s batting average? He straight killing the game.

    • 84stickupkid

      That I agree with…this man is killing REAL HH.

      • Black Jay

        Black folks are doing it big nowadays. Congrats Jigga and Beyonce. Keep giving them haters something to hate on.

      • 84stickupkid

        Nothing wrong with doing it big…good luck to them, it’s the image that they portray which is the problem.

      • brotha_man

        who hates on Jay, white folks love him….. and her

  • brotha_man

    I respect money jay. hate barney jay.

    1. nas 2. notorious B.I.G 3 Rakim 4. raekwon 5. DMX

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  • brotha_man

    underrated rap group albums:

    A-G-2-A-KE (mil-ticket)
    Junior Mafia ( Conspiracy theory)
    Dirty (Pimp and the Gangsta)
    the product (one hunnid)
    camp lo (uptown saturday night)
    D.I.T.C (D.I.T.C)
    capone and noreaga (the war report)

    • johnblacksad

      “You know what?! My house hold was broken, daddy died when a n!gga was young…” The Product been my sh!t and still gets bumped to this day…dunno where Face found them young G’s but they spit hard!
      How you start a verse with “You know what?!” …no, I don’t know Face, you’re about to tell me lol… Face is that dude for real…

      • brotha_man

        the product was fire, wish i heard more from them dudes but i just think that face doesn’t know how to manage talent. youtube A-G-2-A-KE (milticket) if u havent heard them, another one of scarface diamond in the rough finds

      • johnblacksad

        Bumpin right now… whoa!

        Good look on the assist!

        “First you get the money, then you get the power!” simple, ha!

    • johnblacksad

      Camp Lo… of course… where Hov got all that Reasonable Doubt, Cashmere Thought vibe at… Luchini was the sh!t…. MTV Yo Rap dayz!

      • brotha_man

        the good ol’days

    • johnblacksad

      “Exhale, the sherm smoke fillin up the ride, three n!ggaz in deep thought
      Tony in the back quiet, $45,000 in a duffle bag loungin, that’s enough to put us back on out feet…”

      Face knows how to set that gangsta mood right!

    • DC King Of Hearts

      The Pimp and the Gangsta is Alabama’s crowning achievement. Every Alabama artist wants to get back to that level of greatness

      • johnblacksad

        Rich Boy is holdin it down and reppin real hard for Alabama if you ask me. I fcukin love Rich Boy’s music… his sh!t go hard… and not only him, the n!ggaz i his click go hard too… Al Myte, SupaVillain, Low Life, Manebo etc…

        Don’t why he didn’t blow up nationwide after that Throw Some D’s…
        I have no problem at all putting him in my Top 10.

        His music just does it for me!

      • brotha_man

        i think thats where rich missed up he even admits that throw some ds on it was not his fav or the style he wanted to rep, its hard to shed the radio rapper label…..i.e fabulous,

      • Fam’s dope like that? I liked Throw Some D’s but never bothered to check for anything else from him, I’ma have to hit YouTube and see what he’s talkin about.

      • johnblacksad

        He gets my vote for most underrated… dope beats, dope flows

        If I had to recommend one song, that can make you an instant fan, it’s “Let’s Get This Paper” produced by Polow Tha Don. That song is just tooo real… I mean trill!!!
        That song alone might make you wanna dig deeper in his catalog, and that’s when I recommend :

        -Struggling (feat Manebo and Low Life…. some real sh!t)
        -Break The Pot (off his new/last album… the song that gets me hyped every morning)
        -Kool Aid, Kush and Convertibles
        -Thank The Lord
        -It’s Over
        -You don’t love me
        -You better go hard
        -Get to poppin (that beat!!!)
        -Take it off
        -Po’d Up
        -Count dem 100’s

        Rich Boy is that dude!!!

      • brotha_man

        K.R.I.T on his way

      • Ronald Tregan

        K.R.I.T. is from Mississippi though

      • brotha_man

        ahh true story, my bad…..
        doe b(r.i.p) looks like the torch was being passed, not a doe b fan but kinda reminded me of Big Moe(R.I.P) tho.
        I guess yelawolf……drama is in jail ……..rich boy is o.k………i guess yelawolf

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  • MrNoName2K

    Same articles…different week

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  • The_Good_Life

    Thought Birdman and Weezy was the top couple. Oh, hold up???

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  • j_pullia

    Who cares? Who ever even asked? Who even thinks in those terms when it comes to music? If they’re so powerful, where is their distribution company? Why are artists still getting raped by the industry? I guess they’re more powerful than the owners of their contracts(Live Nation). So powerful but still have someone signing their checks. Get off these two niggas dicks! Black people are starting to look stupid worshiping these people.

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  • They always been successful, but you all
    noticed that after they both sponsored the Obama administration, their careers skyrocketed during such hard times. #justsaying

  • Sean Taylor

    85 of the worlds richest people have as much money as half of earths population combined, which is approximately 3.5 billion.

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