According to People, Beyonce Knowles-Carter “forever changed the release game” after the drop of her surprise visual album. She delivered quality material that “gets better and better with each listen” and gave music lovers the ultimate burst of excitement. This is why she topped the magazine’s list of “The 5 Most Important People in Music Now.”
With the success of the Mrs. Carter World Tour, records like “Drunk In Love” and her freakishly balanced career-family life, one can deny that Bey is one of the biggest forces in the music industry and her influence continues to grow.
Other stars who graced the list included Pharrell “Happy” Williams at number two, thanks to radio killers “Get Lucky” and “Blurred Lines.” His performance at the Oscars and new gig as a coach on “The Voice” added to his long resume of awesomeness.
The number four and five spots went to Swedish producer Avicii and Australian singer/songwriter Sia, but it was People’s chose for number five that left us most excited — Kendrick Lamar. The magazine wrote he’s “leading the West Coast rap renaissance” and “commands such respect that after he lost to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for the Best Rap Album Grammy, Macklemore texted Lamar: ‘You got robbed. I wanted you to win.’” The commercial success of K. Dot’s debut album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City prove that the “Thrift Shop” rapper was right.
Check out the full list and detais in the current issue of People.
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