Provenance: Uzbekistan Age: 41
Instagram followers: 26,000
Born Gulnara Karimova, this middle-aged pop princess is the daughter of Islam Karimov, the brutal dictator of Uzbekistan who has held power since 1990. Despite the fact that Googoosha, as she is known professionally, is considered by many to be the most hated person in her home country, she breathes blithely existential maxims—“Lives dance and you don’t have to fake it / Lives change and you just have to take it”—over wistful dance tracks. Talk about the transformative power of music.