Top Ten Best Singers and Rappers of All Time

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1EminemEminem, 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.

Eminem not only proved that a white man can rap and be good at it, he also inspires people every day. He inspired me to start writing rap! I realized that just because I'm white does not mean I would be bad at rapping. He boosted my confidence level, he pumps me up with his songs, he's just amazing at what he does. Period, he is the most inspirational rapper/singer of all time. If he can inspire me than he can inspire anyone to do whatever they put their mind to.

Eminem is unique in many ways, he really knows how to play with words. He's been through a lot and he still is where he's at. For example he used to be poor, he used to be bully, he was a drug addict but was strong enough to recover. If you don't like Eminem I'm not judging but I want you to listen to the song Headlights, or Hailie's song

Lyrical Geniuses. And he doesn't care whether you like him or not. He is just being him.

He's my hero! So inspirational!

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2Billy Joel

Billy Joel is great at anything he does. I love Piano Man.

Does anyone here like Billy Joel? - istooduptoabully

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3Michael JacksonMichael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, producer, choreographer, entertainer and humanitarian. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King ...read more.

Did you know Michael Jackson may have faked his own death

4William Elliot Whitmore
5Nappy Roots
6Elton John
7Big Boi
8Tupac ShakurTupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.V1 Comment
9MacklemoreBen Haggerty, known by his stage name Macklemore and formerly Professor Macklemore, is an American singer and songwriter from Seattle, Washington.

Macklemore should be way higher on this list. His music isn't just beat after beat. It speaks of his struggles with drugs, influences on his childhood and how different hip hop actually is when you are the rapper.

10Elvis PresleyElvis 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.

No he never wrote any songs but he could make them sound better than most his gospel bring tears to your eyes

I think Elvis should be higher on this list

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?SilentoRicky Lamar Hawk, better known by his stage name Silentó, is an American rapper and has associted with Ellen DeGeneres and Aidan M Dove.V1 Comment
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11Lil WayneDwayne Michael Carter, Jr., also known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age . He has been critically acclaimed and even more panned throughout his career . He's often criticized for constantly talking about money, girls, and ...read more.

Dudes going down as a legend either way. I feel like dying is great

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12Jackie EvanchoJacqueline 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 .V1 Comment
13Aretha 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.
14Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time .
15PrincePrince Rogers Nelson was born on June 7, 1958, and died on April 21st, 2016. he was a music legend from the 80s up until his death, best known for songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry".
16Frank SinatraFrancis 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.V1 Comment
17Elvis Costello
18Barbra StreisandBarbara Joan Streisand, known professionally as Barbra Streisand, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker.
19Whitney HoustonWhitney 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.
20Mariah CareyMariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She won 5 Grammys, got her documentary movie "Glitter" and also one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry. ...read more.
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