37. Jill Scott
Philly soul singer Scott scored the first No. 1 album of her career in 2011, bumping both Lady Gaga and Adele from the top of the charts with “The Light of the Sun.” The album followed a four-year musical drought for Scott during which she focused on raising her 2-year-old son, fighting a wicked legal battle with her former record label and weathering a divorce. The multi-talented Scott is also a New York Times best-selling poet and acclaimed actress.—Jeff Royer
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