20. Kylie Minogue
Stock Watch: Up. Minogue is a diva survivor, and only seems to get stronger as each year passes. In 2010, her album “Aphrodite” hit No. 1 in the UK exactly 22 years after her debut, “Kylie,” hit No. 1 (on the strength of that ubiquitous 1980s hit “The Loco-Motion.” In March of this year, she became the first artist in the history of the Billboard Dance charts to have two songs in the Top 3 simultaneously.
Latest Album: 2010’s “Aphrodite”
Extracurricular Activities: The tireless Kylie seems to spend most of her time churning out new dance hits and growing her global brand. In 2010, research company Millward Brown named her the “most powerful celebrity in Britain.” —Jeff Royer
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