Iconic musician, actor, and entrepreneur Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has been ranked the 36th most powerful woman in the world for 2023 by Forbes magazine.
Forbes’ annual power list identifies women wielding substantial global influence through their wealth, media presence, policy impacts, and spheres of power.
Beyoncé moved from the 80th position in 2022, becoming the highest-ranked Black musician on the list.
What accounted for Beyoncé’s success
The new accolade follows the smash debut of Beyoncé’s “Renaissance” concert documentary film, which scored the biggest box office opening since Thanksgiving 2019. It reportedly grossed $20m on the weekend of its premiere.
And that was just one part. Beyoncé’ became the most awarded woman in Grammy history with 32 wins. She also had a successful Renaissance Tour across America and Europe.
The 56-date tour grossed an astounding $579.8 million globally, reportedly the highest ever tour total for a Black artist.
Impact beyond music
Beyoncé’s songs often went viral on TikTok and sparked of dance challenges like “Cuff It” or the infamous “Diva”.
Beyonce’s mother defends singer over bleaching accusations
Meanwhile, Beyoncé’s mom, Tina Knowles defended the singger after accusations of skin bleaching appeared online.
The 69-year-old posted after images from the Renaissance film premiere surfaced, appearing to show the singer with a paler complexion.
The post was intended to chastise those who are disparaging her oldest child and suggesting that she “wants to be white.”