Taylor Swift Earns Spot on Forbes’ ‘100 Most Powerful Women’ List
The country-turned-pop superstar, who ranks at No. 64 on the 2015 list of influential females, is the youngest women included. It is also her first time on the list, which has been released annually since 2004.
Swift has certainly earned her spot on this year's list. The 25-year-old released her first pop album, 1989, last year, and it became the best-selling album of 2014. She also famously pulled her music from the streaming site Spotify, inspiring other artists, including Jason Aldean, Justin Moore and Brantley Gilbert, to follow suit.
“I’m not willing to contribute my life’s work to an experiment that I don’t feel fairly compensates the writers, producers, artists and creators of this music," Swift explained at the time.
The "Bad Blood" singer is one of 11 women in entertainment who were included on the Forbes list this year; the others include Sofia Vergara, Beyonce, Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey and Angelina Jolie. Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel tops the 2015 list, followed by presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton; philanthropist Melinda Gates; Janet Yellen, who is the chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; and General Motors CEO Mary Barra rounding out the Top 5.
This year might be Swift's first time on the World's 100 Most Powerful Women list, but she is certainly not a stranger to Forbes' lists. She has previously appeared on several of their other lists, including their list of Highest Paid Musicians and Highest Paid Celebrities Under 30.
Swift won't have much time to celebrate her latest accomplishment, however: She is currently on her 1989 World Tour, which heads to Detroit this weekend, followed by shows in Louisville, Ky., and Cleveland, Ohio. A list of all of her upcoming shows is available on her website.
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