Top Ten Artists That Are the Best at Their Genre

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1Jackie Evancho - Classical CrossoverJacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .

The Princess of Classical Crossover. There is no one like her. - BobG

This young lady has the music in her. Music. - Trancas

And "crossover" she does: Classical, Opera, Jazz, Pop, Traditional, Soundtrack, Christmas, whatever. Everything she does is top drawer.

Jackie's albums consistently rank high on the Classical charts. - BobG

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2Michael Jackson - Pop

For the first 10 years of his career, MJ was the Justin Bieber of his time; he was not even considered a serious artist until he teamed up with Quincy Jones for "Off the Wall". To have him, or anyone, ahead of the Beatles is a joke.

Does that mean that people were raving on TheTopTens about him back in the old days? - swrs1234

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3The Beatles - 60s Pop

What kind of an idiot classified the Beatles as 60's pop? Probably the same kind of idiot who thinks they are any kind of runner-up to Michael Jackson.

Saying The Beatles were just 60's Pop is the incomplete statement of the century.
With really no comparison, they were and are the GOAT: Greatest Of All Time.

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4Elvis - Rock N RollElvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.

Biggest solo artist of all time, and second-biggest seller, only The Beatles have sold more.

Originally called "The King of Rock and Roll", but most people just refer to him as "The King".

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5Nirvana - Grunge

Definitely! Not to mention, alternative overall! They glamorized 90's music! People everywhere loved them! They're legends! Go Nirvana! - MontyPython

6Metallica - Metal

Lets see whisky in the jar, for who the bell tomes, and sand man are all very good - thebounty

St anger and lulu may suck but load and reload are still metal you idiots. it piss me off when people hate a band cause they change

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7Iron Maiden - Heavy Metal

The best band ever. Never mind best metal band. - IronSabbathPriest

I like iron maiden. He makes good music - EpicJake

8Queen - Rock

I love Queen! Bohemian Rhapsody is one of my favourite songs and is also the one song I ask for when I do karaoke. Don't stop me now and I want to break free are also great songs and memorable too.

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9AC/DC - Hard Rock

Runner up: guns n roses - gemcloben

10The Who - Classic Rock

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11Eminem - RapEminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 172 million albums making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.

That's true, he really is the best rapper. - ShyChick

Like it or hate him, he thrusts hard rap - MaxBravo

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12Ozzy Osbourne - Shock Rock
13Jimi Hendrix - Acid RockJimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.
14Robbie Williams - Pop Rock/Swing
15The Doors - Psychedelic Rock
16Johnny Cash - CountryJohn R. "Johnny" Cash was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide.
17The Shadows - Instrumental Rock
18Pantera - Groove MetalPantera was a Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The group got into mainstream after changing from Glam Metal to Groove Metal. The band's most successful album is "Vulgar Display of Power" . ...read more.
19Katy Perry - Pop
20Pink Floyd - Progressive Rock
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1. Elvis - Rock N Roll
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1. The Beatles - 60s Pop
2. Michael Jackson - Pop
3. Elvis - Rock N Roll
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1. Iron Maiden - Heavy Metal
2. Queen - Rock
3. Michael Jackson - Pop
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