Power Players: The Most Powerful Women In Music Today

June 15, 2016  |  
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Who run the world? Girls. And that is especially true when it comes to the music industry. From women who have transcended genres to become mainstream icons, to songstresses whose past accomplishments still make them relevant and powerful today, there is no denying the reign of the female musician. In honor of Black Music Month and in partnership with XFINITY, we’re saluting this select sorority of women in music.  Also, with XFINITY X1, you can experience Black music and entertainment like never before with a collection of movies, videos and more, now with the Black Film & TV collection on XFINITY On Demand. X1 will change the way you experience TV.


There was no way we were kicking off this list with anyone except for Queen Bey, particularly after the release of her epic visual album “Lemonade.” Beyoncé has solidified her standing as not only a creative genius, but a savvy businesswoman as well. She has not only banked on her incredible vocal and artistic abilities to achieve success, but has also made wise moves behind the scenes to truly monetize her brand without alienating legions of devoted fans. Beyoncé has evolved from a power player in the music industry to a cultural tour de force with a political message as well.

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