*Beyonce can add yet another distinction to her resume.
Because of her achievements during the first half of this decade, Billboard has crowned Bey the most defining artist of the last five years.
The accomplishment is due in part to her Super Bowl performance and mini-Destiny’s Child reunion in 2013, her co-headlining On The Run tour with rapper husband Jay Z last summer and the surprise release of her self-titled 2013 album, which editors have deemed an “instant-classic.”
Hailing the superstar, they conclude, “Nobody’s perfect, but Beyonce is just about as flawless as they come – and in the 2010s, the rest of the music world was simply trying (and failing) to keep up with her.”
Kanye West ranked second on the list, followed by Adele, Taylor Swift and Drake, who round out the top five, respectively.
Others making the top 10 include Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj and this year’s Super Bowl headliner Katy Perry.