Adele, who topped the UK album charts for 16 weeks with her album '21', has been voted the Most Powerful person in the British music industry. The singer beat the likes of Simon Cowell, Jay-Z and Damon Albarm in the Music Power 100 poll conducted by the Guardian newspaper.
Adele topped the poll after her “21" hit the number one spot in 15 countries and sold six million copies at a time when album sales have slumbered. Richard Russell, head of Xl records, said that it was just music and no gimmicks or selling of sexuality for the singer.
Here is Music Power 100 list, top ten entries:
2. Lucian Grainge
3. Simon Cowell
4. Nigel Harding
5. Person or persons unknown
6. Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim
7. George Ergatoudis
8. Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt
9. Simon Moran
10. Jeff Bezos