Most Influential Music Artists Ever

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81 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.

82 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.
83 Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time .
84 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.

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85 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

86 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.
87 Billy Joel Billy Joel

How is Billy Joel so far down? I'm not arguing he should be top ten, even top 20, but seriously he is 100! :/

88 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress . She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom, "Victorious". She later become a singer ...read more.

She is the most influences person in my life. She has showed people that there is more to life sitting there and waiting for your dreams to come true she is saying if you want your dreams to come true then make it happen. She has gone though so much that I look up to her in my life.

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89 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is an American hip hop group from Cleveland, Ohio. It consists of rappers Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone, Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone and Flesh-N-Bone.
90 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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91 Dead Kennedys Dead Kennedys Dead Kennedys are an American hardcore punk band formed in San Francisco, California in 1978. The band was one of the first American hardcore bands to make a significant impact in the United Kingdom.

One of the first hardcore bands, and one of California's best. So influential!

92 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.

Too much emotion & hard pounding rhythm to be put into words. Maynard James Keenan is a vocal legend, and he doesn't really care what you think.

93 Benny Goodman

This guy paved the way for rock, pop and of course, jazz music. If it wasnt for his Carnegie Hall concert, There would be no rock music. No he was not a rocker or a popstar but with his swing music he paved the way for more popular music genres to come. Thank this guy for everything - AlbertAngrySami

94 Rascal Flatts
95 Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author and producer.

successful singer and actress - Alexandr

96 Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson
97 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.

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

98 Duran Duran Duran Duran Duran Duran are an English new wave/synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were a successful band of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the US.
99 Guns N' Roses
100 Journey Journey Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch.

I'm almost angry that these fantastic artists are ranked so low, especially with the influence they still have on the modern culture

Why are they so low what the heck

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