Damon Albarn | The Music Power 100 | No 24

Damon Albarn has revealed himself to be one of British music's most ­invigorating renaissance men

Artist: Blur; Gorillaz; the Good, the Bad and the Queen

Label executive: co-founder, Honest Jon's

Far from the knowing, ambitious rock frontman he was in the early days of Blur, Albarn has revealed himself to be one of British music's most ­invigorating renaissance men. As well as his ­involvement in Gorillaz and the Good, the Bad and the Queen, the Honest Jon's label he co-founded has brought African, Caribbean and obscure black ­American music to young, hip ­audiences, and his experiments in opera are helping dismantle the barriers between "high" and "low" art.

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