Most Influential Music Artists Ever

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61 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She won 5 Grammys, got her documentary movie "Glitter" and also one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry. ...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.

68?! She should be in the top ten!

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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 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys . She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching ...read more.

Doesn't even deserve to be called a musician.

64 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.
65 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

ye ye

66 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.
67 Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).

Amazing band. best of all time to be honest

68 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

69 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.

70 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

71 Tom Waits Tom Waits Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits, born December 7, 1949 is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. ...read more.
72 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.

73 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.

74 Kate Bush Kate Bush

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

75 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.
76 The Killers The Killers The Killers is an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, by Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning.
77 Dr. Dre Dr. Dre Andre Romelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.

Helped mold hip hop into its golden years and contributed to some of the biggest artist of all time and also contributed to othe genres of music. Easily one of the most influential of all time.

78 Janis Joplin Janis Joplin Janis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.
79 Pink Pink Alecia Beth Moore known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.

She was so controversial, she made way for people to speak their mind no matter what

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