Greatest Music Artists of All Time

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41Kanye WestKanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.

I do like his music a lot but he is definitely too high already.

Damn, damn, DAMN! KANYE WEST WASN'T ON THIS LIST?! I THINK I'm GOING CRAZY! RAR! How on Earth... What the... Why is... This guy should be in top ten. Sure, he's a cocky show off, but that doesn't effect his incredible music! The best rapper ever, next to Chamillionaire eminem! WORD OUT, NOOBS

The world is just stupid to ignore kanye

How is he 44 he's not that good!

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42OneRepublicOneRepublic is an American pop rock band. Formed in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2002 by lead singer Ryan Tedder and guitarist Zach Filkins, the band achieved commercial success on Myspace as an unsigned act.

One of the best of our generation, but they aren't as great as everyone think

Why is this higher than David Bowie?

So glad to see them here. Love them! So talented!

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43Bob MarleyRobert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.

Out of the many reggae artists out there, the greatest, and most famous would be Bob Marley. Marley is the best of his kind, writing classics such as "Buffalo Soldier", "I Shot the Sheriff", and "Three Little Birds" - camp0112

He is so amazing, and he knows what it is like to live without a microwave, and an oven. He also preached one love, and fought against descrimination, and did die a pretty poor man. Please don't even write justin beiber's name in the same sentence with his name in it. He is absolutely great, and has the best quotes

35. Seriously? How is Eminem higher than him? 4 decades and his music is still probably the most iconic ever. I still can't believe he is 35.

Bob Marley the best and famous than all list artists. Everyone knows Bob Marley.

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44Iron MaidenIron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. They were known for some big hits such as The Trooper, and The Number of the Beast, and as of 2015, the band sold over 90 million albums.

39! ARE YOU SERIOUS! Maiden have been up there for nearly 40 years. If people think the beatles are the best, you need to understand the complicated music is EPIC! Not just like the beatles where they played a basic tune. IRON MAIDEN FOREVER

List is a big bad joke because Iron Maiden is at 43

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45RadioheadRadiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).

Why is this so much down below? I know it's everyone's opinion, but come one!

Pink. Really. Ahead of this. The Beatles is already blasphemy, but Pink. I can't even. You people have no taste. I don't feel anger, only pity. - MikaBeeWall

Just "Lucky" by them bashes out half of all the artists above Radiohead.

Radiohead below 5sos?

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46AdeleAdele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles ...read more.

One of the most talented female singers ever! Period!

She should definitely be higher, at least in the top 20

A talented singer, deserves to be higher up on the list

She is dam should be next to Eminem

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47Imagine DragonsImagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

Of all time Imagine Dragons might be top 200 but they are lots of better artists. This is definitely too high people should listen to more music.

They have 5 times as many great songs as what they have on the radio.

I love imagine dragons just as much as the rest of you, but I'm not gonna say their the greatest of all time. - RecklessGreed

Demons, On Top of the World, Radioactive, It's Time, all ONE ALBUM. THAT'S AWESOME

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48MegadethMegadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica.

Justin Beiber above Megadeth? Is this some sick joke?!

How come Bieber ahead of Megadeth? IS THIS A JOKKKE
How come he even made himself into TOP 100

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49Panic! at the DiscoPanic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.

Actually the different albums are so diverse!

The Mona Lisa = Art
The Ballad of Mona Lisa = Music
Panic! at the Disco = Art Musicians

50Ed SheeranEdward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.

THE TRUTH? Listen to Bob Dylan, David Bowie & Lou Reed if you want the real TRUTH

He sings about the truth and that's what we want to hear

His song I see fire is absolutely amazing!

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51Taylor SwiftTaylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching a documentary about Faith Hill, Swift felt that she should go to Nashville to begin ...read more.

She should be more creative in her music. All she ever sings about are break ups and constantly comparing herself to popular people. Her music should have a wider variety of themes to it.

Bland and boring. Her songs compared to millions of other artists songs no big deal. No deep message for humanity here and has not had a song with such a deep impact on humanity really. Why then should she be on this list. Oh yes her songs are so monument over such songs as Imagine by John Lennon or 1000's songs of that caliber, NOT. Not impressed by her at all, sorry. HO Hum!

Inspiration for what? And why should kids listen to her lyrics. Relationships and breakups. Excuse me kids should not relate to this. Your to young to even know what relationships of the type she sings about and breakups. You don't fool me your still kids! Guess that's why some do find her a bit juvenile all together.

Taylor Swift is very uncreative at her music. ALL of her songs are about her exes. It means that she's a lazy song-writer because she can't found an idea for a song. - guitar

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52Aretha FranklinAretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer–songwriter and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L.

She should be way further than this

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53Alter BridgeAlter Bridge is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 2004. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Myles Kennedy, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.
54Ariana GrandeAriana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera . She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom, "Victorious" . She later become a singer ...read more.

What's this? Ariana? Miley? Selena? Demi? They are all no-talent pop starlets who get outclassed by almost everyone in at least one way. - WonkeyDude98

So many trash artists above good artists and good bands. For example: Deep Purple, Judas Priest, Kraftwerk, Motorhead, and many more. Pantera inspired Linkin Park and Linkin Park is miles higher. What a sad world. - Powerfultekin

Higher than David Bowie? What a joke

Definitely shouldn't be on any greatest artists list. Even if it top 1000 she shouldn't be there.

She is terrible. - TheAwesomeBrosVotes

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55U2U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have ...read more.

I don't really have any other reason to vote for this other than they're, in my opinion, the greatest band that has every lived.

The biggest band EVER! Unique Bono's vocal, Edge's guitar, Adam's bass and Larry's drums. Absolutely magnificent.

Man classical rock for 40 years should be way above 35

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56Demi Lovato

She's a great person and I like her music, but she does NOT compare to anyone in the top 10s or even 20s.

She's stayed strong through everything life has thrown at her and we should all respect that right?

SHE IS SO STRONG CONSIDERING WHAT SHE'S BEEN THROUGH AND I LOVE HER VOICE AND HER SONGS AND DEFINITELY HER NEW ALBUM. - 102501EMMA

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57John FruscianteJohn Anthony Frusciante is an American guitarist, singer, producer and composer.He is best known for his time with the Funk Rock California based band the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

He is the most underrated musician ever... Period!
He is the real guitar God---His works with Peppers are just awesome...
Don't believe me---you gotta try Scar Tissue, Snow, Californication... List goes on

But this is him as a solo artists not with the band. So mention his solo works. - Powerfultekin

58EvanescenceEvanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

People are sick this must be in top 10

50? Should be at least 5, these guys are awesome. - GREYBOYY

595 Seconds of Summer5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney that formed in 2011. The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012. They rose to international fame while touring with One Direction on the Take ...read more.

5SOS is bland, makes cliched music, and is overrated. - TheAwesomeBrosVotes

So... putting 5SOS before Deep Purple & Ray Charles?

One of my absolute favorite bands ever!

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60Black SabbathBlack Sabbath are a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward . The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback . In 1978, ...read more.

Black Sabbath is awesome! They're one of the bands that practically inspired many of the bands we have today. They deserve so much more credit. Long live Black Sabbath!

Why is this at 120? it should be way higher

Why is one direction above this?!

Hail the eternal kings of metal!

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