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Taylor Swift cracks Forbes Most Powerful Women list for the first time

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Taylor Swift made Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women list for the first time this year, and at 25, she’s the youngest of all the honorees. 

Launched in 2004, the list recognizes women from all across the globe based on “money, media momentum, spheres of influence and impact.” Angela Merkel, Hillary Clinton, Melinda Gates, Janet Yellen, and Mary Barra round out the top five (the First Lady came in at No. 10) while fellow entertainers like Oprah Winfrey, Beyoncé Knowles, Ellen DeGeneres, Angelina Jolie and Sofía Vergara also make appearances on the coveted list. Swift came in at No. 64. 

The news comes a little over a week after Swift walked away with eight trophies at the Billboard Music Awards, where she debuted her video for “Bad Blood.” The video would go on to break Vevo’s record for the most views in a 24-hour period, garnering 20.1 million plays. The “Shake It Off” singer also nabbed the top spot on Maxim‘s Hot 100 list this year, calling Swift “world’s most relevant and intriguing woman.” 

For the full list, head on over to Forbes

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