Beyoncé takes her well-earned place at #51 on Fortune’s list of Most Powerful Women — making her the only celebrity on this list among CEOs and corporation presidents.
Read excerpts via NYDN:
While the “Run the World” singer is widely known for her chart-topping hits — which just made her the first female artist to have 12 songs on the Billboard top 100 — she is also a successful entrepreneur making waves in the business industry.
And her efforts were not overlooked by the business publication.
This year, Beyoncé launched her own apparel line, Ivy Park and also teamed up with the watermelon water startup, WTRMLN WTR. She also tried her hand in the fashion industry once before when working on the contemporary women’s fashion line House of Deréon with her mother back in 2005.
In 2007, the Grammy-winning songstress launched her own entertainment and management company Parkwood Entertainment, which expanded into a music label this year.
Fortune’s latest list is dominated by woman running Fortune 500 companies, with many of their titles listed as Chairman, President and SVP — but bonus pick Beyoncé is listed simply as, “Queen Bee.”