According to Forbes, Carrie Underwood and Miley Cyrus are among the world's most influential celebrities. Billy Ray's daughter comes in at No. 35 on the magazine's 100 Most Powerful Celebrities list. Underwood lands at No. 79. The rankings are based on earnings and level of fame.

Other recording artists to grace the list include Beyonce (No. 4), The Police (No. 8), Justin Timberlake (No. 12), Madonna (No. 21), Celine Dion (No. 28), the Spice Girls (No. 50), Bon Jovi (No. 53), Gwen Stefani (No. 63) and Alicia Keys (No. 65). Oprah Winfrey stakes claim to the No. 1 spot.