Most Influential Music Artists Ever

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61 Kraftwerk Kraftwerk Kraftwerk is a German electronic music band formed by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in 1970 in Düsseldorf. The band was fronted by both Hütter and Schneider until Schneider's departure in 2008.

Kraftwerk should be number 2 after the Beatles since every Pop, techno, rap and mainstream musical artist can thank this band for modern mixing, harmonizing and experimentation of eclectic and synthesized sounds. You wouldn't have turn tables and sound samples without Kraftwerk. They didn't just break the mould they created it.

They invented electronic music, and heavily influenced modern pop and hip hop.

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62 Shakira Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian 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 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

64 Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is a Californian funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. ...read more.
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

Not technical but innovative

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

67 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.

O my god. Mariah should be on top 10. She has changed the music industry. She paved the ways for so many of music artists now. She has changed pop music with her hip hop. Can you realize that(?

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68 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

69 Tom Waits Tom Waits Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits, born December 7, 1949 is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. ...read more.
70 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.

71 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.

72 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).
73 The Killers The Killers The Killers is an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, by Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning.
74 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.

75 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.

76 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

77 Kate Bush Kate Bush

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

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79 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.
80 Coldplay Coldplay Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.

Coldplay have pretty much saved my like- it's the least I could do to vote

I love this band, I think they are #1!

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