Beyonce & Jay Z are still riding high from their epic success in 2013. Bey changed all the rules with her secret yet record-breaking release of her visual album Beyonce. And Hov changed the rules of what makes platinum sales platinum with his Magna Garta Holy Grail album and collabo with Samsung.
So it’s only right BILLBOARD recognizes them as the top of the Billboard Power 100 list.
“She took a high risk and was highly rewarded for it,” said Guy Oseary, who manages Madonna and U2. “I love what she did. Thank you, Beyoncé—it brings much-needed excitement and buzz to our industry.”
“Artists have always had the power but courage is in short supply. It’s just that the hip-hop generation believes in the possibilities,” said Jay Z’s longtime associate Lyor Cohen. “Jay and Beyoncé don’t listen to the noise—they make the noise.”