List of artists influenced by Madonna
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Madonna's influence on artists is praised by most authors and historians, because when she emerged in the 80's, almost 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 the reason, why a range of authors (including Howard Kramer from the
Despite Madonna took inspiration (like any artist) from other singers and other people, music journalists from
Consistently voted and included on critic lists among the best or influential musicians of the history,
 academics and music journalists have called Madonna the most successful, admired and influential female performer of all-time.
 She was ranked at number one on
Like any artist, Madonna has taken inspiration from a number of singers and other people including
Explaining the inspiration that she takes from other cultures, Madonna said in an interview with 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