Updated: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:15:00 GMT | By Kim Hughes
Girl power! The most admired female singers


Björk (© WireImage/Getty Images)
  • The level of fan worship for women skyrockets beyond anything even superstars or boy bands experience (© Rex/Reuters/AP/Getty)
  • Lady Gaga (© Reuters)
  • Madonna (© Rex Features)
  • Beyoncé (© Reuters)
  • Björk (© WireImage/Getty Images)
  • Amy Winehouse (© Reuters)
  • Adele (© AFP/Getty Images)
  • Pink (© Rex Features)
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If Björk didn’t exist, we’d have to invent her. Certainly the world is a much more interesting place with the Icelandic belter in it: she’s made music videos fun, infused the Oscar red carpet with a crucial dash of nuttiness, and publicly (and famously) battled pesky paparazzi all while creating some of the most intriguing, challenging, kaleidoscopic music imaginable. What’s not to love?