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Jay Z and Beyoncé have been named the most powerful people in the music industry by Billboard magazine, in its Power 100 list. 1601467_10153809041220601_2116731107_n

Leveraging their star power to release new albums in unprecedented ways—Jay Z through Samsung and Beyoncé through iTunes—they instantly changed how the industry and fans thought about interacting with music. He gave his album away; she charged a premium price for hers. But they both used the element of surprise to restore the excitement that used to accompany a new release, before that impact was dulled by the endless thunder of carefully plotted promotion.

In short, they proved that content truly is king. Or, in this case, king and queen. Read more at Billboard 

Beyoncé, Jay Z Top Billboard’s Power 100 List  was originally published on zhiphopcleveland.com