Plan B voted most influential musician in London

'Ill Manors' rapper features high up on Evening Standard list

Plan B voted most influential musician in London

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Plan B has been named as the most influential musician in London by the Evening Standard’s The 1000.

The list, which seeks to determine the most important and powerful figures from the world of politics, art, culture sport and beyond in the capital, places Plan B at Number 18. The rapper, real name Ben Drew, sits between James Bond actor Daniel Craig and comedy writer and director Armando Iannucci.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson is Number One, narrowly ahead of PM David Cameron. He also features higher than the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.

Plan B recently revealed that he is hoping to take 12 months out next year, most likely after he finishes the UK arena tour he has scheduled for February.

The Evening Standard 1000 top 20 is as follows:

1 Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
2 David Cameron, Prime Minister
3 Ed Miliband, Leader of the Opposition
4 George Osborne, Chancellor
5 Danny Boyle, film director
6 Sir Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England
7 Lord Coe, British Olympic Association chairman
8 Mo Farah, double Olympic gold medallist
9 The Queen
10 Bernard Hogan-Howe, Metropolitan Police Commissioner
11 Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister
12 Angela Ahrendts, Burberry chief executive
13 Thomas Heatherwick, designer
14 EL James, author, Fifty Shades Of Grey
15 Dame Marjorie Scardino, Pearson chief executive
16 Stella McCartney, designer
17 Daniel Craig, actor
18 Plan B, rapper
19 Armando Iannucci, TV screenwriter, The Thick Of It and Veep
20 Duchess of Cambridge

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