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    MJ was/is very influential in pop music

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    The order feels a little skewed towards the beginning of those 35 years but I like the list overall

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    Billie had the biggest debut album since Gaga’s, to say she just had a good year is an understatement.

    But I do agree its too soon to put her in this, there way more influential artists

    Having a big album is great but that doesn’t mean it’s influential. Tell me who and how has Billie influenced the music industry. In my opinion if it weren’t for Lana and Lorde there wouldn’t be a Billie, Benee, Phoebe Bridges, Maggie Rodgers, Halsey, HAIM.

    FYC: Grammys 2022

    AOTY: evermore
    ROTY, SOTY, Pop Solo: willow
    Pop Album: evermore
    Pop Duo: evermore w Bon Iver
    Rap Song/ Melodic Rap: closure
    Dance Recording: long story short
    Remix Recording: Love Story (elvira)
    Country Solo/Country Song: cowboy like me
    Country Duo: You All Over Me w Marren Morris
    American Roots Perf/Song: ivy
    Gospel Per: epiphany (live)
    Rock Perf/Song: ‘tis the damn season
    Music Video: willow
    Music Film: folklore studio sessions

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    “Influential” in what way though? If we’re talking “influential” on pop culture then the list kinda makes sense. If we’re talking “influential” as far as on the music world then the list doesn’t make sense at all. And no matter how you look at it Michael Jackson being so low makes no sense. And watch them put Taylor Swift and Adele at one or two, which also doesn’t make sense no matter how you look at “influential”. Selling a lot does not equate to having the most “influence”.

    But I’m not a fan of these “influence” lists in general.

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    Having a big album is great but that doesn’t mean it’s influential. Tell me who and how has Billie influenced the music industry. In my opinion if it weren’t for Lana and Lorde there wouldn’t be a Billie, Benee, Phoebe Bridges, Maggie Rodgers, Halsey, HAIM.

    you didn’t even read what I wrote

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    I love Taylor but I don’t think she has been a major influencer in the music industry. Is she iconic? Yes but I don’t see how she has cemented herself as an influential artist in music, not very many have followed her path. Taylor kind of does things for herself and her devoted fans. I feel like The last two spots fare: Prince or Amy

    FYC: Grammys 2022

    AOTY: evermore
    ROTY, SOTY, Pop Solo: willow
    Pop Album: evermore
    Pop Duo: evermore w Bon Iver
    Rap Song/ Melodic Rap: closure
    Dance Recording: long story short
    Remix Recording: Love Story (elvira)
    Country Solo/Country Song: cowboy like me
    Country Duo: You All Over Me w Marren Morris
    American Roots Perf/Song: ivy
    Gospel Per: epiphany (live)
    Rock Perf/Song: ‘tis the damn season
    Music Video: willow
    Music Film: folklore studio sessions

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    “Influential” in what way though? If we’re talking “influential” on pop culture then the list kinda makes sense. If we’re talking “influential” as far as on the music world then the list doesn’t make sense at all. And no matter how you look at it Michael Jackson being so low makes no sense. And watch them put Taylor Swift and Adele at one or two, which also doesn’t make sense no matter how you look at “influential”. Selling a lot does not equate to having the most “influence”. But I’m not a fan of these “influence” lists in general.

    its a magazine opinion, not facts but all those artists mentioned have influenced the music industry in a way or another

    If you are interested I recommend you to read the text on the artists on their site. its pretty good

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    Taylor Swift deserved to be on the list

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    All I’m saying is Taylor fought for songwriters rights with streaming companies and record labels. She literally has dictated how the music industry transitioned into the streaming age. To say she didn’t impact the industry is completely insane.

    I mean we just gonna act that Taylor is one of the only acts to be extremely relevant 14 years into the game?

    Fearless, RED, 1989, and folklore have literally changed the game. Let’s not forget Taylor was the youngest person to write a #1 country song at 16 (for a song she wrote at 13).

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    Billie….Eilish?

    Not Idol. Not Joel. Not Joe Armstrong. But the chick with green hair who whispers on EVERY song!? Overrated!

    👑Cicely Tyson (1924-2021)
    👑Mary Wilson (1944-2021)

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    Now I love Billie but she’s only been successful for, like, a year. How can she even be influential yet?💀

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    Love Tori Amos. Surprised to see her as the most influential female after Madonna.

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    Also where the fuck is Mariah Carey the woman with the most hot 100 number ones and the voice of an angel and the only modern artists to have a Christmas single go to number 1?

    FYC: Grammys 2022

    AOTY: evermore
    ROTY, SOTY, Pop Solo: willow
    Pop Album: evermore
    Pop Duo: evermore w Bon Iver
    Rap Song/ Melodic Rap: closure
    Dance Recording: long story short
    Remix Recording: Love Story (elvira)
    Country Solo/Country Song: cowboy like me
    Country Duo: You All Over Me w Marren Morris
    American Roots Perf/Song: ivy
    Gospel Per: epiphany (live)
    Rock Perf/Song: ‘tis the damn season
    Music Video: willow
    Music Film: folklore studio sessions

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    2. Prince 

    Prince Rogers Nelson’s kingdom was a soulful, revolutionary world without boundaries. His lust for sex and sultry guitar licks birthed a sound that has traveled long past his personal expiration date. Every step of the Purple One’s career is worthy of its own book, even though no one could possibly tell his story with the kind of flair that he could.

    Garnering many aliases over his lifetime, Prince developed into pop’s most enigmatic figure. He emerged unassumingly in 1978 as a perverse, funky virtuoso writing straight from the loins and playing every instrument. Early singles like “Soft and Wet” and “I Wanna Be Your Lover” kicked off a run of classic baby-making music that set the stage for future rebirths — taking sounds of the time and bending them to his will.

    If any decade could be considered his “classic” period, it was the ‘80s, the apex of his critical and commercial success. This iconic streak began with 1980’s Dirty Mind and continued through Controversy, 1999, Purple Rain — the list goes on. The songs he gave to other artists, like “Manic Monday” for The Bangles, became instant hits. He mastered the art of looking forward while honoring legends of the past, penning tunes for Miles Davis (exemplified on the electrified jazz/funk bop “Can I Play With U” on 1987’s Sign O’ the Times). Even a faithful cover had the power to go platinum, evidenced by Sinead O’Connor’s somber rendition of “Nothing Compares 2 U.”  And as “Bat Dance” from the original Batman album can attest, his reign even extended into the soundtrack realm.

    Somehow his second act was even more salacious: In 1991, he brought his version of a “Moon Man” to the MTV Music Awards, performing “Gett Off” in his infamous assless leopard pants. By this point, Prince had already left behind the Revolution, his scorching backing band, and started another: the New Power Generation. Despite the shift, Prince continued to churn out anthems like “Diamonds and Pearls,” “7” and “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” — further widening his palette of soul.

    Even so, Prince refused to sit still. In the late ‘90s and 2000s, he released music at a feverish pace, toured the world, went to war with his record label and changed his name into an unpronounceable symbol, adding more intrigue to his vaporous mystique. Later in his career, he continued to record albums like Musicology, 3121 and Art Official Agethat doubled as art pieces — without restraint and full of forward-thinking ideas.

    Though it’s a little too long-winded to make a list of superstars influenced by His Royal Badness, artists like D’Angelo, Justin Timberlake, Janelle Monae, Frank Ocean and the Weeknd wouldn’t be the same without his existence.

    Prince’s death in 2016 created a chasm that no one can fill — only now, in his absence, is the world closer to comprehending his once-in-a-lifetime artistry. With a reported 15,000 unreleased songsand snippets in his vault [that are only now trickling onto posthumous releases], Prince was always creating.  We often laud artists who define a generation, but Prince’s legacy was defying definition.

    https://www.spin.com/2020/12/the-most-influential-artists-2-prince/

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