Top Ten Artists That Are the Best at Their Genre

The Top Ten
1 Jackie Evancho - Classical Crossover Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, ...read more.

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

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

She sucks and that's a fact. Even Ariana Grande is better and that's saying something.

This young lady has the music in her. Music.

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.

He's better then swift that's for sure!

Pop stands for popular. MJ was the King of Pop. He should be #1

Runner up: the Beatles

3 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.

4 Metallica - Metal

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

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

People will disagree on this but this is my pick

Black Sabbath is betetr

5 Elvis - Rock N Roll Elvis Presley was an 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

Look up Chuck Berry.

6 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.

To this guy who said, that Eminem said that Tupac was the best rapper; he didn't. In his song "'Till I Collapse" he clearly mentions his list: "Reggie, Jay-Z, Tupac and Biggie, Andre from Outkast, Jada, Kurupt, Nas and then me." I disagree with his list, as he should be higher than that.

Amazing rapper but I think Kendrick Lamar is the best rapper.

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

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

7 Queen - Rock

Queen is the best rock band periodt, no one can tell me otherwise.

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

The best rock band of all time.

8 Ludwig Van Beethoven - Classical Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, 1 violin concerto, ...read more.

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

9 The Who - Classic Rock
10 Nirvana - Grunge

I don't know how the hell this list makes any sense, because it's asking for the best artist in their respective genre, not the very best artist overall. So if I say Nirvana is the best at grunge because they're my favorite band, I'm basically saying that AC/DC isn't as good because it's not grunge. Nirvana is my favorite, but what if AC/DC is just as influential and iconic as Nirvana but in its own respective genre? And it's not just AC/DC, it's each artist on this list, whether I like them or not.

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

Nirvana are good, but I think that Alice In Chains are heaps better.

Not Grunge, Alice in Chains should be there

The Contenders
11 Iron Maiden - Heavy Metal

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

I like iron maiden. He makes good music - EpicJake

12 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.

Kshmr is surely the best

13 Joe - R&B
14 Moby - Electronic Moby is an American musician, who has produced inventive new styles to various subgenres of electronic music, inspired by 1950's gospel as much as by modern rock, and musicians from New Order to David Bowie. ...read more.
15 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.
16 AC/DC - Hard Rock

Runner up: guns n roses - gemcloben

What the (Highway to) hell? - waldo

17 Maxwell - Neo-soul
18 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).

19 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.

I would say that Helloween and Manowar are better.

I disagree. For power metal, DragonForce

Sabaton is better.

20 Jaheim - Hip Hop Soul
21 Ozzy Osbourne - Shock Rock
22 Electus - Chillstep
23 Brian McKnight - Adult Urban Contemporary
24 Nirvana - Alternative Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.

I think they are most popular alternative band. I like The Killers even more than Nirvana. And if its pure "Alternative Rock". then I would choose Pearl Jam over them. Eddie Vedder has better voice than Kurt Cobain. And their lyrics are also better.

@Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak you are right that green day is pop punk.But they were punk rock in early stage 90s and they became alternative in 2004 to 2009 and they changed again to pop-punk and punk rock in 2010s.And songs like 21 guns,boulevard of broken dreams,wake me up when the September ends,whatsername,time of your life are alternative.So they are also an alternative rock band

I like bands like red hot chili peppers or green day more than nirvana in alternative rock

Nirvana founded grunge not alternative

25 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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