The musical trendsetter was, alongside Timbaland, arguably the most innovative force on mainstream urban music in the late nineties and early twenty first century. As well as being integral in the career of the late Aaliyah, she added her space age sonics to the everyone from poppy soul starlets Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, to rap lynchpins Busta Rhymes and Jay-Z.
She's also an enigmatic and highly visual performer; this year making a surprise star turn at the Superbowl. It follows a long legacy that includes the still jaw droppingly brilliant video to 'The Rain' above, a stone cold classic of the shiny suit era of hip hop and R&B merging. Big up Bestival delivering a curveball here.