Most Influential Music Artists Ever

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61 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1969, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and is "well known" for her over-the-top sexy ...read more.

She should be top 10! She is the songbird supreme and that should be enough to describe what an amazing vocalist she is. She has one of the widest ranges in the music industry today and has produced, wrote and changed the music industry to what is it today. Many artists are inspired by her it's sad how underrated she is on this list

Not even mentioning her range but her influence in hip hop and pop changed the music industry! #18 number #1's and 250+ Million records sold.

She influenced way too many vocalists she should be in the top 10.

She's a living legend.. beyonce befor her? Really? Beyonce become a singer because of Mariah Carey.
Mariah is unreal singer with wides and thigher she,s a soprano singer, with 5/6 octaves range (and she hit 7 in the 90's) she has 4 notes and her longest note was 20 seconds. (she singing very low to very high notes) she has amazing vocal acrobatics and amazing abilities and skills...she has great melisma, her runs and riffs are complex and creative, She has amazing vibrato perfect whistle notes, She has unique voice! And she do this with nodules in her vocal cords 27 years of career ( and befor) without rest..
She's brilliant songwriter/producer/compocer...she wrote her deep songs and her hits...Amazing artist with a lot of big awards and titles, as a singer-songwriter and creatorand. There are things that only she has, such as the - artist of the millennium etc...
She has the most hits in history, a successful Christmas song and endless things...
she did it all her ...more

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62 Shakira Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Spanish singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.

She is a role model & amazing at singing, dancing and being a philanthropist. She is definitely one of the most influential people in the world!

Shakira is very influential just because her IQ is the highest in music industry - Alexandr

63 Eric Clapton Eric Clapton Eric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. He has also been a member of Derek and the Dominos.

You must be kidding! Eric Clapton is way above many of this list. He has been so influential for many a guitar player and his songs like Layla are very Popular.

Why is Eric Clapton at 202

An amazing, consistent artist.

EC or God is number one!

64 My Chemical Romance

They revolutionised music in the 2000's and help many teens and adults overcome depression and self doubt. They brought together people going through hard times and spread positivity and unity throughout their community

65 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.

The 21st century began with the kickoff of one of the current generation's most influential artists, Linkin Park. With their fusion of modern and classic musical styles, instrumentation, and technology with popular Hiphop and Metal, these pioneers negated the need to fit into a genre and simply pursued the expression of pure art.

Though still young, Linkin Park's wide variety of music stretches across many genre of music. There are constant covers seen by other upcoming artists and YouTube sensations

Leading the way in new rock with a modern twist. Great band with amazing sound

90's kid's childhood is lit with them.

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66 Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

Even though he's blind, he's still optimistic in all his music

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67 John Lennon John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.

He should honestly be number 1 this docent make sense

Why is he so low?

He should seriously be number one. he was progressive, cutting edge and challenge the norms with his brilliant music and lyrics!

HE SHOULD BE IN THE TOP 10 OR 20 THIS IS CRAZY. IMAGINE? SERIOUSLY Miley Cyrus IS AHEAD OF HIM I'm SO MAD

68 N.W.A. N.W.A. N.W.A was an American hip hop group from Compton, CA. They were among the earliest and most significant popularizers and controversial figures of the gangsta rap subgenre, and are widely considered one of the seminal groups in the history of hip hop music.
69 The Eagles The Eagles The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner.

There is a reason their best hits album sold 29 million copies best band ever hands down.

People have no taste in music hello HOTEL CALIFORNIA

They should easily be In top ten

70 Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.

He is a good song writer :D - weatherman419

71 Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. ...read more.
72 Biggie Smalls Biggie Smalls Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known by his stage name, The Notorious B.I.G (a.k.a. Biggie Smalls), is consistently ranked as one of the best rappers of all time. The Notorious B.I.G was born May 21, 1972, he was born in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 24 The Notorious B.I.G was murdered ...read more.

Big definitely should be at least in the top 10 what is this?

For someone who changed hip hop this man is way too far down in this lidt

73 Leonard Cohen Leonard Cohen Leonard Norman Cohen was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist . Cohen died on November 7, 2016 at the age of 82 .

Beatles. Stones. Dylan. Presley. Cohen.

74 Rush Rush Rush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.

Pure technicians. Many try to duplicate, many fail.

75 Kate Bush Kate Bush

Adele was greatly inspired by her, but she's higher in ranking

Without her, we wouldn't have Artists like Björk, Lorde, St. Vincent etc.

She was musically far ahead of her time and both catchy and highly complex.

Plus: She combined Voice, Instruments, Performance and Attitude to a true artpiece alltogether.

Still an Icon and timeless artistry!

76 Depeche Mode Depeche Mode Depeche Mode are an English electronic and synth-pop band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. The group's original line-up consisted of Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher, and Vince Clarke.
77 Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer and singer who was one of the most influential figures in jazz.

Should be at the top 5 as one of the shapers of modern music which on it all the other modern day artists were based.

78 Charlie Puth Charlie Puth

Charlie has inspired me to keep singing.

He is a good pop singer :D - weatherman419

79 Tom Waits Tom Waits Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits, born December 7, 1949 is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. ...read more.
80 Hank Williams Hank Williams Hiram King "Hank" Williams, was an American singer-songwriter and musician. His band were called "The Driftin' Cowboys"

This ranking alone proves that this is simply a list of favorite artists by today's generation. The influence hank had on country is far and away greater than that of anyone else.

Every country song is influenced by hank

Hank Williams #63? Behind Kelly Clarkson and the New York Dolls?!? Bitch please! Hank Williams' brief career gave birth to popular music. His incredible songs are still being covered today and will prove to be timeless. His songwriting set the blueprint for all American songwriters (and British followers) who have come since. Hank Williams is the most influential American popular musician who ever lived.

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