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'21' singer tops list of music’s 100 most powerful people

Adele has been named as the most powerful person in the music industry in a new Guardian list.

The singer, whose album ’21’ has accounted for one in every 10 albums bought in the UK this year, topped the list conducted by the newspaper and put together by a panel of industry experts.

The X Factor mogul Simon Cowell is at Number Three. Black Eyed Peas mainman will.i.am is ranked at Number 11, with Radiohead at Number 14 and Lady Gaga at Number 18. Other high-profile musicians in the list include Damon Albarn at 24, Dizzee Rascal at 28, Jay-Z at 38 and Bruno Mars at 49.

The Guardian’s Music Power 100 is:

1. Team Adele – Adele, Richard Russell XL Recordings, manager Jonathan Dickins, publisher Paul Connolly, radio plugger Brad Hunner
2. Lucian Grainge chairman/CEO, Universal Music Group International and David Joseph, chairman/CEO, Universal Music UK
3. Simon Cowell
4. Nigel Harding, music policy executive, Radio 1
5. Person or persons unknown, iTunes UK
6. Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, YouTube founders
7. George Ergoutadis, head of music, Radio 1
8. Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt, Google
9. Simon Moran, managing director, SJM promotions
10. Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon
11. will.i.am
12. Lyor Cohen, CEO Warner Music Group US
13. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook
14. Team Radiohead – Band, Chris Hufford, Bryce Edge, Brian Message
15. Ged Doherty, chairman and CEO, Sony BMG
16. Max Hole, COO, Universal Music Group International
17. Jeff Smith, head of music, Radio 2 and 6Music
18. Lady Gaga
19. Rob Stringer, chairman, Sony Music Label group
20. John Reid, Christian Tattersfield, Max Lousada: CEO Warner Europe, CEO Warner Music UK, chairman of Atlantic Records UK
21. Roger Faxon, CEO, EMI
22. Martin Mills, chairman, Beggars Group
23. Simon Fuller
24. Damon Albarn
25. Nick Williams, Brit School
26. Melanie Armstrong, head of music, HMV
27. Daniel Ek, founder, Spotify
28. Dizzee Rascal & Nick “Cage” Denton, manager
29. Zane Lowe, presenter & Clare Chadburn, producer
30. Mark Cooper, creative head, BBC music entertainment
31. Mike Smith, managing director, Columbia
32. Ashley Tabor, founder and CEO, Global group
33. Gordon Smart, editor, Bizarre, the Sun
34. Michael and Emily Eavis, Glastonbury
35. Geeneus, producer, writer, head of Rinse FM
36. Denis Desmond, MCD Productions
37. Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, Evan Williams, founders, Twitter
38. Jay-Z
39. Tim Westwood
40. Harvey Goldsmith, events producer and promoter
41. Michael Mulligan, music buyer, Tesco
42. Murray Chalmers, Murray Chalmers PR
43. Alison Howe, producer, …Later With Jools Holland
44. Paul Cheal, publishing director, NME, Krissi Murison, NME, editor
45. Chris Moyles and producer Aled Hayden Jones
46. Karen Williams, plugger, Big Sister TV
47. Kyle Lind, programmer of music for Skins
48. Rob Hallett, director international touring AEG Live
49. Bruno Mars & The Smeezingtons, production & writing trio
50. Alan Edwards, CEO, Outside Organisation
51. Dr Luke, producer & songwriter
52. Huw Stephens, DJ and Natasha Lynch, producer
53. Liam Howlett, musician
54. Darcus Beese and Ted Cockle, co-presidents, Island
55. Pete Tong
56. Fraser T Smith, songwriter
57. Rob da Bank, DJ, Label boss, festival organiser
58. Geoff Travis and Jeannette Lee, founders, Rough Trade
59. Peter Robinson, Popjustice
60. Lohan Presencer, CEO, Ministry
61. Dean James, MD, Mama Group,
62. N-Dubz
63. Rob Lynch, plugger, Airplayer
64. Laurence Bell, founder, Domino
65. Paul Latham, president, Live Nation
66. Guy Moot, president, EMI publishing
67. Carl Fysh & William Rice, Purple PR
68. Steve Purdham, founder & CEO, We7
69. Laura Lucanz, music manger, 1Xtra
70. David Goodman, CEO, CBS Interactive Music Group (Last FM)
71. Steve Schnur, worldwide executive Electronic Arts (EA)
72. Eric Wahlforss, founder, Soundcloud
73. Melvin Benn, managing director, Festival Republic
74. Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling and manager, Adam Tudhope
75. Mark Hargreaves, managing director, Crown Music management
76. Many Ameri & Torsten Schmidt, founders, Red Bull Music Academy
77. Martin Elbourne, booker for Glasto, Great Escape, Lovebox
78. Paul Epworth, producer, musician and song-writer
79. Richard Griffiths and Harry Magee, Modest Management
80. Stargate production team
81. Rimi Atwal, publishing director, Bauer music titles
82. Ryan Schreiber, founder, Pitchfork
83. Simon Frith, chair, Mercury Music Prize jury
84. Benga and Skream, Magnetic Man
85. Roland Swenson, president, SXSW
86. David Guetta
87. Danger Mouse, producer, artist, collaborator
88. Plan B
89. Marc Robinson, director of film TV & advertising, Universal Music
90. Russell Warby, VP music international, WME
91. Barry Hogan, founder, ATP
92. RedOne, songwriter, producer
93. Kanya King, founder, MOBO awards
94. Susan Boyle and manager Andy Stephens
95. Gavin Maude, music and entertainment lawyer, Russells
96. Bob Angus, founder, Metropolis Music
97. Annie Mac, DJ and presenter
98. John Northcote, CEO, Academy Music Group
99. Jamie xx
100. Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe, co-founders, MySpace