Last week Entertainment Weekly gave us a sneak peek at it’s music issue. Naturally, Adele graced the cover where the publication names the “30 Greatest Artists Right Now“. With the British Songbird selling millions of copies of her second album “21″ (what sophomore slump???) and her domination at this year’s Grammys, Adele is not only the perfect choice for the cover but also as their No. 1 musician right now. Her success is nothing short of remarkable given that she wasn’t able to promote it for months due to surgery. She truly is changing the face of music today. Everyone’s trying to find and sign the next Adele.

Ranking the “30 Greatest Artists” of the moment is a dicey situation and EW.com is certainly going out on a limb. You’re bound to piss some people off with omissions and how low their favorite artist ranks on the list, if they make the cut. For instance, Lady Gaga and Beyonce barely make the list and don’t even crack the Top 20. At least they made it. I’m sure my Seattle friends and Patrick will be annoyed that their beloved Britney Spears was snubbed from the list.

Even a bigger omission, IMHO, is Madonna. Sure, she’s prehistoric but she did just clock in her eighth No. 1 album last week. Even equally fellow geriatric Bruce Springsteen ranked on the list. Why the Madonna hate??? That being said, I’m happy that a few non marquee names made the cut- Azealia Banks, fun. and Gotye all got some loving. See who else made EW.com’s Top 30 below.

Entertainment Weekly‘s 30 Greatest Artists Right Now

  • 30. Beach House
  • 29. Kimbra
  • 28. Calvin Harris
  • 27. Gotye
  • 26. Beyonce
  • 25. Florence + The Machine
  • 24. Lady Gaga
  • 23. Bruce Springsteen
  • 22. Coldplay
  • 21. Azealia Banks
  • 20. fun.
  • 19. Jake Owen
  • 18. Kelly Clarkson
  • 17. Fiona Apple
  • 16. A$AP Rocky
  • 15. The Civil Wars
  • 14. Jay-Z
  • 13. Kanye West
  • 12. Foo Fighters
  • 11. Bruno Mars
  • 10. Rihanna
  • 9. Mumford & Sons
  • 8. Nicki Minaj
  • 7. The Black Keys
  • 6. Jack White
  • 5. Katy Perry
  • 4. Carrie Underwood
  • 3. Drake
  • 2. Taylor Swift
  • 1. Adele

What do you think of EW.com’s rankings? Who would you bump up or cut from the list? Loving that Drake made the Top 3 and beat out some big names. I’m so obsessed with “Take Care” right now. It’s almost unhealthy.