Greatest Musical Entertainers of All Time

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21 Cher Cher Cher is an American singer and actress. Described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry, she is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances during her five-decade-long ...read more.

She is the Goddess! No one compares.

Cher is known as "The Goddess of Pop"! How is she not in the top ten?

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22 Shakira Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.
23 Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author and producer. V 1 Comment
24 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus

Miley is one of the most successful entertainer ever. She has achieved much success in just 5 years of singing. Come on Miley! Keep it up. And I know after some years she will be on top of this list. This is my guaranteed.

! Why are you in this position? Come on... I know you're deserve

25 Judy Garland Judy Garland Judy Garland, born Frances Ethel Gumm (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American singer, actress, and vaudevillian. The American Film Institute named her 8th greatest female star of classic American cinema. She's also the mother of actress and singer Liza Minnelli.

She was the greatest entertaining talent on the world stage and ended up with nothing at all, she had nothing left but the audience that loved her, what else counts?

Most people remember her as the girl next door Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. But she did 2 movies a few years later: "Babes in Arms", and "Babes on Broadway" that really showcased her incredible talent. Unfortunately those movies are never shown on T.V. or cable because they each had small vaudeville blackface scenes that are not politically correct. She was quite beautiful in her early 20's before the amphetamines Hollywood studios gave her slowly tarnished her looks and health. Fred Astaire said she was the greatest entertainer that ever lived. That pretty much says it all.

Judy Garland is the greatest entertainer prriod. Wanna know why? She put in all the hard work and talent she had in her body every performance, even through the hardest times of her life. She never ever gave up.

Greatest female entertainer of the 20th century. Her work is all on DVDs, cd and many performances posted on you tube. Liza a poor man's version. Judy worked 45 of her 47 years on this earth. Uncomparable!

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26 Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. V 2 Comments
27 Sammy Davis Jr

He did it all! Sang, danced, and then could play every instrument in the orchestra.

Multi talented singer dancer comedian. Has to be in the top ten

He broke barriers for blacks and he worked harder no matter whag

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29 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 ...read more.

Simply the greatest voice ever

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30 Garth Brooks Garth Brooks Troyal Garth Brooks, known professionally as Garth Brooks, is an American country pop singer-songwriter.

Garth is the only artist in history to have 7 diamond albums. His shows sellout at record pace. Nobody involves the audience likes he does at his shows. His stage persona is like not her. If we are talking pure entertainment then Garth is by far a top 5 entertainer of all time. To see the artists ahead of him is just mind blowing. He sets his ticket prices low to accommodate his fans. No other entertainer has ever done that. He is by far one of the greatest of all time.

The fact that Justin Bieber is higher on this list is freighting... To start off Garth is the 3rd best selling artist of all time... AHEAD of Michael Jackson... Anyone who has had the rare chance to see this man live will tell you he is hands down the greatest live performer ever. His concerts have the fastest sell out rates of all time. He is one of the greatest country music stars ever and also one of the greatest artists in the history of music. Its hard to believe he is this far down on the list. Garth is a legend and arguably the greatest entertainer of all time.

The greatest country music artist/entertainer the world has ever seen.

31 Elton John Elton John

He should be #1or 2 he is one of the most talented people to ever live. It takes a lot to learn how to play the piano you take that and then add the fact that he also has a great life and you realize that he is amazing. He is also one of the top selling artists of all time. There are a bunch of people that can play the piano and a bunch of people that can sing but not very many that can do both other than maybe Billy Joal. It takes some serious talent to be able to do what he and the way he does it he should be a lot farther up on this list.

He should've been on the list before Beyonce

32 Bobby Darin
33 Chris Brown Chris Brown Christopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. He is most well known for his physical assault towards the singer Rihanna in ...read more. V 1 Comment
34 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys . She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching ...read more.

She won many awards for entertainer of the year, if she does not deserve it, she won't win the awards for so many times.

35 Pitbull Pitbull

This is a joke, right? Please tell me this is a joke

The best musical entertainer alive beating all the rest. DALEE!.
Also good in Rapping

36 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake

This may seem out of left field, but he is the 2nd best solo stage entertainer of all time only behind Elvis. Best male singer of his generation. He does not make sudden changes in his dancing stances like Usher & Chris Brown, BUT he moves much more smoothly than they do. Also can beatbox, play piano, guitar, and drums. He's a lot like the great Fred Astaire (if you don't know who he is, just look him up) and definitely alludes to him in some of his music videos. In many ways, JT has superseded Fred in every area except dancing since Fred is arguably the best dancer of all-time.

I can't with his ego, he isn't as great as usher and even chris brown, a newcomer, is better at him in dancing and singing

37 Fred Astaire Fred Astaire

Easily the best. Do some research people. In a class of his own. Does not belong with this group.

A much better dancer than Michael Jackson.

38 Liberace Liberace Władziu Valentino Liberace, mononymously known as Liberace, was an American pianist, singer, and actor.

Awesome showman and really cared about entertaining his audience! Brought his "A" game to every performance! The music, the spectacle, the showmanship amazing.

39 Al Jolson Al Jolson

Al Jolson, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson. In their day they were the greatest. It's not about judging their faults and mistakes its about admiring the fabulous talent that they all had. For me Al Jolson was the greatest of them all.

There is no denying that Jolson started it all. He truly was the greatest entertainer of all time. Not to take away from the other greats, but he leads the field. I wish I was old enough to see him perform.

The undisputed greatest entertainer of the first third of the 20th century. Who else has had two bio movies, both box office smashes, made about them strictly as musical entertainers.

The first, the best, the most loved for many generations.

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40 Britney Spears Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 and going on to become a pop superstar ...read more.
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