Yesterday Ed O'Neill, Tomorrow Beyonce?
Ed O’Neill, the television actor who played Al Bundy on "Married with Children" and stars on ABC’s “Modern Family,” received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Tuesday.
The information is already up on how to nominate people for 2013. One woman stands out as deserving the win and here are the very reasons why.
"Single Ladies." "Crazy In Love." "Halo." "Irreplaceable."
Maybe you’ve heard of the artist behind these hits: Beyoncé. As a solo artist she has completely stepped out from just being a part of Destiny’s Child, and blossomed into a complete powerhouse.
She is a star. You just won’t be able to find her star on Hollywood's glorious sidewalks.
The Walk of Fame is big business.
The LA Times reported that the sidewalk plays a vital role in tourism, attracting over 20 million people a year. It costs 30,000 to receive a star plus upkeep. People nominate their favorite stars, and then a committee selects about 30 each year.
The Hollywood Chamber inducted Beyoncé’s former group Destiny’s Child into the Walk of Fame in 2006. The group sold over 40 million records worldwide in its time together.
As a solo artist, Beyoncé has won 13 Grammys, is consistently on the Forbes’s list of most power women and is part of Michelle Obama’s "Let’s Move Campaign" to fight childhood obesity.
That should cover the criteria to receive a star, which includes a minimum of five years in the profession, substantial achievements and philanthropy.
When the news of her pregnancy broke at the VMA’s, there were 8,868 tweets a second, according to Twitter. She clearly has impact. If both Diana Ross and the Supremes’ can have a star, Beyoncé should be next nominated for her win.
In “I was here," a song off her latest album “4," she sings: “I wanna leave my footprints in the sand of time…”
A permanent place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is a good start.