Name: Beyonce Knowles
Why she rocks: Her first name needs no introduction. Beyonce got her start in Destiny’s Child, one of the world’s best-selling groups of all time. During a hiatus, she released her first solo album, “Dangerously in Love”, which earned her two number one singles on the Billboard Top 100, and 5 Grammy’s. Her next two albums spawned dozens of top 10 singles. Her album I Am Sasha Fierce earned her the record for most Grammy Awards won by a female artist in one night. In addition to her music career, Beyonce is a leader in fashion design, and owns her own line of perfumes. She has acted in movies such as Austin Powers: Goldmember, Cadillac Records, and received two Golden Globe nominations for her role in Dreamgirls. She is ranked as the second most powerful and influential celebrity according to Forbes magazine, and was named “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” by People magazine in 2012. In addition, she’s also classy as heck.
Quote: “It’s more than just music, it’s the story of how I got to this point in my life”
Because of this woman… she is an incredible influence for many people, especially women of color, proving that with enough drive, you can become incredibly successful and influential in whatever you do. Everyone knows her name, because of all the wonderful things she has done with her career, and in her life.