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Lady Gaga attends the UK Premiere Of "House of Gucci" at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on November 09, 2021 in London, England.

Women have been present in the creation and production of music since the very beginning, shaping and changing the music industry, the public’s tastes, and popular styles for thousands of years.

We have highlighted 21 of the most influential women musicians of the past two decades in pop music. To qualify, the musician has to be primarily considered a 21st-century act. See who made our list below.