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Adele tops Music Power 100 list

British singer-songwriter Adele has topped The Guardian's Music Power 100 list. 

The well-respected newspaper has unveiled its rundown of "the most influential people creating, promoting, managing and making money from music" and the 'Someone Like You' hitmaker is sitting pretty at No.1 following an incredibly successful year so far. 

At only 23 years old, Adele has spent a phenomenal 15 weeks at the top of the UK albums chart with '21', shifting more that 6 million copies for independent record label XL and the label's founder, Richard Russell, said of her:

"The whole message with her is, it's just music. There's no gimmicks, there's no selling of sexuality,"

Music industry experts worked together to determine the top ten, which is as follows:

  1. Team Adele: Label executive: Richard Russell, XL Recordings, Manager: Jonathan Dickins, Publisher: Paul Connolly, Universal Music Publishing Group, Radio plugger: Brad Hunner, Radar Plugging.
  2. Lucian Grainge and David Joseph: Label executives: CEO, Universal Music Group, and chairman and CEO, Universal Music UK
  3. Simon Cowell: Label executive, managing director, Syco
  4. Nigel Harding: Broadcaster, Music policy executive, Radio 1
  5. iTunes UK
  6. Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim: Digital media: founders, YouTube
  7. George Ergatoudis: Broadcaster: head of music, BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra
  8. Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt: Digital media: co-founders, Google, and their executive chairman
  9. Simon Moran: Live music promoter: managing director, SJM Concerts
  10. Jeff Bezos: Retailer: president and CEO,

Watch her performance of 'Don't You Remember' on Later With Jools Holland here: