List of artists influenced by Madonna
Since her debut in 1982,
Madonna's influence on artists is praised by most authors and historians, because when she emerged in the 80's, almost all the top artists in the world were men and bands, but after her, almost all would be female singers, with many critics saying that she still with the same status and unrivaled by any of her colleagues.
 This is one of the reasons why a range of authors (including Howard Kramer from the
Although Madonna took inspiration from other singers and people, music journalists from
Consistently voted and included on critic lists among the best or influential musicians of the history,
 academics and music critics have called Madonna the most successful, admired and influential female performer of all-time.
 She was ranked at number one on
According to J. Randy Taraborrelli, Madonna is one of "the most emulted female performers in show business history". Generally, magazines and other publications compiled "lists of artists influenced by Madonna", who also are named "Madonna" as a
Madonna has taken inspiration from a number of entertainers, including
Explaining the inspiration that she takes from other cultures, Madonna said in an interview with The Huffington Post in 2015, that is "our job as artists, to turn the world upside down and make everyone feel bewildered and have to rethink everything". She commented: "I’m inspired and I’m referencing other cultures. That is my right as an artist. They said