While TIME’s editors will choose the TIME 100 — our annual list of the most influential people in the world — we want readers to have a say too. Cast your vote here for the musicians you think have changed the world this past year, for better or worse. Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. on April 22, and the winner of our reader poll will be announced April 23. This year’s official TIME 100 list will be announced April 24.
The singer is going through the growing pains of adolescence on a public stage, but he still managed to release an iTunes-only collection of songs in 2013 — while also running into trouble with the law.
Cyrus and her tongue wagging at the MTV Video Music Awards signaled either the end or the renewal of pop culture, depending on whom you ask. She also scored her first Hot 100 chart topper with "Wrecking Ball."
This Canadian child actor turned rapper had the Internet abuzz thanks to a handful of hit singles, a well-received new album and a surprisingly funny stint as host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live.
The pop star continued to make headlines with her outlandish antics — wearing a dress made out of coffee filters, participating in "vomit art" — and dropped a new album, ArtPop, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
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It's been over a year since the singer's last album, but that hasn't stopped her from making headlines (see: her racy Instagram feed), guesting on singles (see: "Can't Remember to Forget You" with Shakira) and topping charts (see: "Monster" with Eminem).
The Colombia-born pop star released a new album, Shakira, and returned as a judge on NBC's The Voice, all while raising awareness for childhood development in Latin America. She also boasts nearly 90 million Facebook fans.
The music world's most ubiquitous collaborator — he's worked with Daft Punk, Jay Z and Britney Spears, among others — set charts ablaze with "Happy" and blogs ablaze with his Arby's-esque Grammys hat.
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