Top Ten Artists That Are the Best at Their Genre

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The Top Ten

1 Jackie Evancho - Classical Crossover Jackie Evancho - Classical Crossover Jacqueline 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

Jackie is one of a kind!

She is definitely the ruler of the Classical Crossover kingdom! ❤

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2 Michael 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

Runner up: the Beatles - gemcloben

MJ is king continue to hate.

The King of Pop - Curti2594

3 Ludwig Van Beethoven - Classical Ludwig Van Beethoven - Classical

Beethoven was indeed amazing composer! He was very important in the transition from the light, Mozart-like Classical classical music to the more artistic, emotionally, expressive Romantic classical music, paving the way for later composers such as Chopin, Liszt, Bartok, Wagner, Mahler, Stravinsky, etc... His monumental symphonies and beautiful piano sonatas are some of the greatest classical music pieces ever, and his works have so much emotion and just plain awesomeness in them. Beethoven is the greatest Classical composer.

A great composer, possibly the greatest ever, but we have absolutely no idea how he was as a performer, which every other name here is based on.

Isn't he supposed to be the greatest.

I prefer vivaldi

4 Elvis - Rock N Roll Elvis - Rock N Roll Elvis 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".

Runner up: chuck berry - gemcloben

Look up Chuck Berry. - 445956

5 The 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.

Biggest-selling music act of all time.

Damn, I love the Beatles. Well I wouldn't say love, just like. - EpicJake

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.

6 Metallica - Metal

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

People will disagree on this but this is my pick - Sabbath

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

Black Sabbath is betetr - 445956

7 David Bowie - Glam Rock David Bowie - Glam Rock David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.

Under pressure was his best

8 Eminem - Rap Eminem - Rap Eminem, 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 300 million records 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

No! He Sucks! He has said himself that 2Pac is the best rapper. - 445956

He is like the only GOOD rapper - EpicJake

9 Nirvana - Grunge

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

10 Deadmau5 - Progressive House

One of the most integral electronics artist to the gerne ever. Not only did he innovate the genre but he also brought it to a more mainstream audience. I love deadmau5.

The Contenders

11 AC/DC - Hard Rock

Runner up: guns n roses - gemcloben

12 Queen - 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.

Runner up: the who - gemcloben

13 Blind Guardian - Symphonic Metal Blind Guardian - Symphonic Metal Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large ...read more.

This is what people call a master class (Wheel Of Time, Sacred Worlds, The Throne). - Metal_Treasure

14 Louis Armstrong - Jazz Louis Armstrong - Jazz Louis Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer and singer who was one of the most influential figures in jazz.
15 Dream Theater - Progressive Metal Dream Theater - Progressive Metal Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", but had to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.
16 Blind Guardian - Power Metal Blind Guardian - Power Metal Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large ...read more.

I couldn't agree more. Several power metal bands are very good but Blind Guardian is the band with the stellar musicianship. - Metal_Treasure

I would say that Helloween and Manowar are better. - 445956

I disagree. For power metal, DragonForce

DragonForce

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17 Jimi Hendrix - Acid Rock Jimi Hendrix - Acid Rock Jimi 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.
18 The Who - Classic Rock
19 The Doors - Psychedelic Rock
20 Björk - Electronic Björk - Electronic Björk Guðmundsdóttir, known mononymously as Björk, is an Icelandic singer and songwriter. She is most famous for her eclectic music styles and experimentation on electronic pop music.
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