7. Bob Marley • February 6, 1945
It’s hard to believe someone whose life was so short could have left such an enduring legacy. Bob Marley packed a lot into his 36 years. He introduced reggae to  worldwide audiences and never stopped fighting oppression and spreading peace, love and unity. His legacy lives on through his charity 1Love.


8. Alicia Keys • January 25, 1981
How many people can claim they contributed vocals to New York City’s unofficial anthem? She helped Jay-Z‘s Empire State of Mind become one of the most played songs of 2009. She and her husband Swizz Beatz recently welcomed their second son.