Though most people know him as the weirdo with the Mickey Mouse head, deadmau5 is a true pioneer of electronic music. Many of his supporters have even called him the sole originator of progressive funk. Today, deadmou5 is a six-time Grammy Award nominee and the world’s highest paid DJ.
He paved the way for like-minded artists, by vocally advocating against common electronic-music misconceptions. deadmau5’s compositions influenced some well-established DJs, such as Kaskade and MC Flipside, in addition to rising stars like Wolfgang Gartner.
Props for including Danger Mouse, but Bjork? And how is Jay Z below her…
Remember, the ranking is based on influence in the 21st century.
The truth is – pop music is released constantly, yet the trends rarely change. Going from Britney to Gaga is a huge step and it wouldn’t be possible (or acceptable) if not for Bjork.
Sadly, Jay Z doesn’t have as many followers.
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Kanye West should be far, far higher. His influence on hiphop (the most popular genre in the US) in indisputable. He’s also a massive pop culture icon and hugely influential in other industries (fashion.) Eminem really isn’t that influential at all when it comes to developing the genre of hiphop
Kanye West is an insane moron.
No he’s not, he’s a genius, but at the end of the day he’s human like everyone else and he has his bad moments, the difference is his bad moments are on the spotlight 24/7, i mean people are still talking about stuff he said years ago. Most people that call him crazy have barely heard his music which is obviously the reason why they don’t understand his genius.