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Tips from the Evolution of World Highest Paid Celebrities

"One of the biggest things in business is to open yourself to change." - Jay-Z

Those words ring true and profound and with the recent list of highest paid celebrities in the world recently released by Forbes, Jay-z seems to be doing all the right things.

Forbes recently compiled a list of the world’s 100 highest-paid celebrities, and sitting at the top of the highest  paid celebrity couple list are Jay-z and Beyonce.

Top of the main list is Taylor Swift who raked in a whooping 170 million dollars. Now we know these three people can sing. Yet, so can millions of others.

So, what sets them apart? Below are somethings that i think has given them an edge.

ADAPT

Like Jay-z said in the opening quote of this article, you have to always be open to change. That is the only way to stay afloat in any business, but especially the music business. Jay-z born; Shawn Corey Carter, has grown from a chains and hood wearing hip hop musician to a suit wearing business mogul in this business of music.

From hard core heavy rap to the more mellow version, as he once said: "I'm into music that has soul in it, whether it be rap, R&B, pop music, whatever."
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He has learned to go with what is current on the music scene while staying true to the art of music itself. The ability to adapt without losing your true self is a balance that has made Jay-z into a household name.

TAYLOR'S SQUAD

There are several articles scattered all over the internet on this particular topic. Apart from her musical talent, no one can deny that her squad which is crew of models, actresses, and singers who have one another’s backs have been indispensable.

The squad includes: Selena Gomez, Lena Dunham, Miley Cyrus, Calvin Harris and even Gigi Hadid and so many more others.

They help one another out, whenever needed, and that is how a young girl who moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music has become a household name.

In any career, and especially in music, you need a support squad like Taylor Swift has, to stand the tests of time and life.

EXCELLENCE

Beyonce is no doubt the queen of music to many people and for good reason, teaming up with her husband, Jay-z, she has continually managed to stay atop. One reason for this is her unwavering belief in giving her best. In one word: Excellence. 
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BeyoncĂ© Giselle Knowles-Carter from her first solo album after the Destiny's Child group was disbanded has always tried to outdo herself. 

She has consistently proved herself by setting the highest standards, this love for excellence shines through in Lemonade too.

That consistent excellence has proven to be her edge in the music industry.



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