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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Beyonce Crowned Most Powerful Woman in Music

A panel of judges was picked to name the most powerful woman in music for the Woman’s Hour at BBC radio 4. After careful consideration, the judges awarded the title to Beyonce.
The judges inclusive of Jessica Duchen, the renowned classical musician, Catherine Marks, the top producer and Kate Nash, the British Popstar chose the Formation hitmaker over Taylor Swift who was the runner up, and Adele who held fourth place on BBC radio’s Women in Music Power List. The results were announced on 28th of September 2018.
The show posted a tweet announcing the winner and then appreciating the singer for her BeyGood Foundation and the charity work that it does. Furthermore, Beyonce was recognized for influencing the landscape of pop music with her songs such as those from the album Lemonade, released in 2016 that contained political meaning. This is not the first time that the show has gushed about the Single Ladies hitmaker. Back in 2016, she was fortunate enough to be named one of the seven of the most influential and powerful women to have existed in the past 70 years.
Taylor Swift too, was acknowledged for making a difference by inspiring young women all over the world, winning hearts by working for women empowerment. She was also praised for standing strong in the legal battle against a radio DJ from the U.S whom she had accused of sexually assaulting her. On emerging victorious from her war in the courtroom, Taylor was appreciated for her steadfastness.
Besides this trio, Vanessa Reed head of U.K Performing Right Society for Music made it to number three on the list. Following the announcement of the result, she tweeted stating that it is an honor for her to know that she was chosen right after Beyonce and Taylor Swift.
Other women who secured positions on the list were Cardi B at number 14 along with SIA at number 15. Ellie Rowsell from Wolf Alice was right behind the two, on number 16. Dua Lipa also managed to be one of the Top 20 people selected for the list by the radio show.
The list was released on Friday to ensure that it coincided with BBC Music Day. In order to mark the special occasion, station announcements for people commuting using the British rail were recorded by Kylie Minogue. A rare and special contest, Bargain Hunt was also held where several celebrities competed to sell TV antiques.

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