23. Florence Welch
Best known as the singer of Florence + The Machine, Welch was immediately embraced upon the release of her 2009 breakout album “Lungs” for her unorthodox beauty and ethereal voice. She soon found herself as the odd-diva-out on the Grammy and Oscar stages alongside new contemporaries like Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson. Her second album, “Ceremonials” was released to great fanfare in October.—Jeff Royer
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