What is power???
At its base, it's the ability to reshape the world around you according to your vision. And who in the music industry did so better in the last year than this power couple???
Leveraging their star power to release new albums in unprecedented waysJay Z through Samsung and Beyoncé through iTunesthey instantly changed how the industry and fans thought about interacting with music. He gave his album away; she charged a premium price for hers. But they both used the element of surprise to restore the excitement that used to accompany a new release, before that impact was dulled by the endless thunder of carefully plotted promotion.
In short, they proved that content truly is king. Or, in this case, KING and QUEEN.
For those reasons, and so many more; February 2014 kicks off with Mr. and Mrs. SHAWN and BEYONCE' GISELLE KNOWLES CARTER covering THE POWER 100 Issue of BILLBOARD!!!
The #POWER100 is here & the 100 most influential players of 2014 in the music biz are... http://t.co/jv9C17WVuc pic.twitter.com/ND10xK9m1pANS
— Billboard (@billboard) January 24, 2014