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Taylor Swift and Beyonce Among Forbes Most Powerful Women
A list that is normally a slew of politicians, journalists, ambassadors, and other figures of note, Beyonce and Taylor Swift have made the list for Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women. It’s no secret that these two are powerhouses for talent and success, but quite frankly, it’s a surprise the two rank so high on the list.
Beyonce makes the list at #21, while Taylor Swift makes the #64 spot. Beating out some of the most influential women of all time including Queen Elizabeth II and Diane Von Furstenberg, the ladies are the only entertainers on the list from the music world.
Other influential notables include Hilary Clinton (who's graced the list every year since it's inception), First Lady Michele Obama, Oprah Winfrey, funny lady Ellen DeGeneres, and Modern Family's Sofia Vergara.
These ladies are definitely worthy of some praise for all of their accomplishments. View the gallery below of the honorees below, and to view the entire list, check out Forbes.com.
Oprah Winfrey attends the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 22, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 21: Comedian Ellen DeGeneres attends the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 21, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - MAY 06: Taylor Swift performs during The 1989 World Tour at Tokyo Dome at Tokyo Dome on May 6, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/Getty Images for TS)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Beyonce attends the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
MASON CITY, IA - MAY 18: Democratic presidential hopeful and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton waves as she leaves a grassroots-organizing event at the home of Dean Genth and Gary Swenson on May 18, 2015 in Mason City, Iowa. Clinton is scheduled to host a small business roundtable discussion in Cedar Falls, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Sofia Vergara attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 11: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama speaks during an event to mark Nowruz, a holiday that is celebrated by over 300 million people in diverse ethnic and religious communities across the Middle East, Central and Southwest Asia, and Eastern Europe, March 11, 2015 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady hosted the event to celebrate the Persian New Year and the beginning of spring. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)