‘Forbes’ Ranks Beyonce, Shakira & Lady Gaga Among The 100 Most Powerful Women In The World

Forbes is giving props to the ladies in its annual list of the 100 Most Powerful Women In The World. And while several obvious politicians make the cut — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is at #1, while former Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama are also in the Top 10 — “Drunk In Love” pop diva Beyonce soars in at #17, while sometimes-Voice coach Shakira makes an appearance at #58 and Reverse Warholian ARTPOP songbird Lady Gaga pops up at #67.

Forbes says the following of Beyonce:

The 32-year-old superstar capped off a banner year that included singing for the president, performing at the Super Bowl, and headlining the most profitable tour of the year by shocking the world with a surprise “visual album” in December.

Last year Gaga topped Forbes‘ separate list of Most Powerful Musicians, while Beyonce was the runner-up. Meanwhile, the publication, clearly smitten with Queen Bey, put her and husband Jay Z at the top of their 2012 Power Couples tally.

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