The network's weeklong countdown wraps up Friday and features the greatest female artists of the last 20 years (those who have released music from 1990 to today). The list includes the likes of P.J. Harvey, Sheryl Crow, the Spice Girls, Miley Cyrus, Cher, Aaliyah, Ke$ha, Florence and the Machine, Liz Phair, M.I.A. and the White Stripes drummer Meg White, to name a few.
As the countdown comes to a close, it seems that Madonna is the only lady who can top the list. Also making the top 10 are Pink, Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilera, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Adele, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Mariah Carey, who landed at #2 on the list.
Britney Spears narrowly missed the top 10, landing at #11. The other girls in the top 20 are Rihanna (who just made it at #20), Kelly Clarkson, Missy Elliott, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Alanis Morissette, Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani and TLC.
The nod for Madge comes just as she's about to release her next studio album, MDNA.
The album will hit shelves in March. "I think the majority of the record is more action-packed. More high-energy," she teased about the release to MTV News back in January. She worked with a number of producers on the LP, including her "Gimme All Your Luvin' " producer Martin Solveig, as well as her longtime collaborator William Orbit.
"We've worked on stuff for so many years that we kind of finish each other's sentences. He knows my taste and what I like," she said about Orbit, who also worked with her on Ray of Light. "Magic happens when we get into a recording studio together."
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