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World's Most Influential Artist of 2010

April 30, 2010 12:25 IST

Lady GaGa has been voted the world's most influential artist in a new poll by America's Time magazine.

The singer clinched the top spot in the list of 25 stars, with Conan O'Brien coming second and director Kathryn Bigelow and talk show host Oprah Winfrey coming third and fourth respectively, reports the Daily Star.

GaGa's entry featured a tribute from veteran popstar Cyndi Lauper, who described the Poker Face singer's lyrics as "incredibly literary" and "sophisticated".

Lauper wrote: 'When I see someone like GaGa, I sit back in admiration... She isn't a pop act, she is a performance artist. She herself is the art.'

The top ten also featured Twilight star Robert Pattinson at number six and singer Taylor Swift at nine.

Meanwhile, Glee star Lea Michele was a surprise entry at number 13, above established stars such as American Idol judge Simon Cowell and Sir Elton John.

Source: ANI