Best Music Legends in The World
The Top Ten
Michael Jackson. Michael is a LEGEND! He started when he was just 5 in the Jackson 5. My favorite song by him is well, don't ask me that. They're all so good. Michael was such a lovely guy, so kind-hearted, generous and loving to all. He gave 300+million dollars to charities and welcomed disadvantages kids to come and spend time with him at Neverland. He was overall, a legend. And I will always think that. I don't care about what the haters say because they obviously have their heads stuck up their rear if they couldn't see how amazing he was. All he wanted to do was spread love, peace and hope around the world, tried to change his ways to make the world better. His songs were AMAZING and they will always be remembered. His dancing was breathtaking, I wish he hadn't left us, but in a way he hasn't. Because his spirit will forever live on in everyone's hearts and he can look down on us and laugh and enjoy watching us respecting him for once. Joe Jackson (Michael's father) said: ...more
As the winner of more than 750 awards, Michael Jackson will forever be the greatest whoever lived. He wasn't a pedophile and that is proven in the Michael Jackson Rebuttal on YouTube. This man won more awards than the greats Elvis and Beatles combined. Other artists will come and go (Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Luke Bryan, FloridaGeorgiaLine, Mariah Carey, and even the amazing Bruno Mars), these artist from different genres today are good, and as for the greats/legends (Eminem, Tupac, Pink Floyd, Eagles, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Elvis, Beatles), they have feats no one has beaten, broken, or made betterment of except for one typical artist, Michael J Jackson. This man has set, tied, and beaten the most challenging records in history. Such as the highest selling album of all time, highest selling remix album of all time, highest selling 2 disc music album of all time, most viewed live streaming music video of all time, most grammys won on one night, most Hollywood stars on the ...more
MJ THE KING FOREVER... He will be the king for ever... MJ is the true man who knew his music and knew how to heal the world... It was all from his heart... Love you Michael...
Glad to see he is at the top. He will go down in music history (actually it isn't like he wasn't music history already) his hit songs are something of nostalgia now
Gone too soon, and before being included in the Bee Gees, their little Brother had talent, was a good performer, a young clone of Barry Gibb
Andy was Iconic in his time... The 70's. He is also considered a Bee Gee. Although he was the youngest sibling, he wasn't treated like a baby. He was an equal adult to his brothers. Andy was a brilliant soul, with the help of The Bee Gees showing him the ropes...Andy belongs in the top 10 where he has been before with his brothers. - Jamie64
Very talented and good looking singer! He passed away so early
Don't be ridiculous. He wasn't alive long enough to become a legend.
The Bee Gees are not only an amazing Band but legendary Songwriters penning hits like Islands In the Stream for Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, Heart breaker for Dionne Warwick, Chain Reaction for Diana Ross, Guilty and Woman in Love for Barbra Streisand, Immortality for Celine Dion and many more. Their own hits are How Deep Is Your Love, Staying Alive and Too Much Heaven just to name a few.
The Bee Gees wrote and performed their own songs, reproduced on stage exactly what they sounded like on their records, and did this for four and a half decades. How many artists can say this? They desire to be rated in the top five at least! Their innovation and age at which they achieved worldwide success was unique and unsurpassed. They are my number one!
There are none that can compare in any way their musicality, their way with words (lyrics) and/or their ability as performers and musicians - and they couldn't read music. To start from such an early age as they did, and to have the longevity they have - and continue to have - is nothing short of spectacular. Musical geniuses who write all their own songs, not to mention block busters for other artists - there are no musical talents in the world, past or present, who can match their multiple talents. These guys are NUMBER ONE!
Barry Gibb is one of the most amazing Falsettos there is. Robin is the most unique voice ever in music history. Maurice very unique all three one very unique music groups in music history...the Bee Gees. Legends in their own time. Always great sound. Creating their own sounds and writing their own songs as well as for other singers. Musical geniuses at a very young age. No one can compare to them.
The Beatles gave a new pattern of music we hear nowadays. They broke the wall between the old and new periods of pop music industries. They established new vocals in a very natural way of singing, new music sounds, new looks as well as new ideas of song writing. They always tried out a lot of new experiments during the rehearsals and found out many particular details of making a unique performance session until the best recording in the studio. Their music is appreciated by every class of people from kings to beggars. Beatlesmusic audience are never classified but unified as one who just want to hear good music of great harmonies, nice melodies and lively performances. Besides, they are good models of hard-working musicians with great determinations to fulfill all the tasks they committed. I believe The Beatles are the only special combination of pop group that will never happen again in the pop history. It is a God's will to send them on earth to create music for the world. They ...more
The Beatles have influenced so many musicians which that reason itself makes them legendary. The diversity in music styles, especially in the White Album, is unbelievable. The clever lyrics and memorable tunes make the Fab Four the most inspirational and well known band in history. The powerful hits from Lennon-McCartney and creative songs from Harrison and Starr are astoundingly beautiful. The Beatles changed the history of music and re-defined Pop/Rock. There's a song for every mood you are feeling and a tale to each one. Sure there are other legendary artists out there but none of them can compare to the level of experimentation and fame that the Beatles endured. Their influential music will go on and outlive all of us because it's that incredible.
The Beatles have sold MORE recordings ALL TIME than any other artist EVER.
Even 40 years after they broke up, The Beatles are still the second-best selling artist since the year 2000!
Many artists changed the world of music; only the Beatles changed the WORLD.
Before The Beatles, the world was about old people; after The Beatles, the world was about young people... That can only happen ONCE.
Ask any artist on this list- they will tell you that NOBODY matches up with The Beatles.
Michael Jackson is nothing compared to the Beatles. I mean, come on its the Beatles! The greatest musical act of all time. They changed the world forever. And their music is eternal! The Beatles are the greatest legends that have ever existed. THE BEATLES ARE THE GREATEST AND THE BEST SELLING EVER.
Freddie Mercury was one of a kind and was a gift to humanity without a doubt, and a crazy master of his thing.
I can't help myself when it comes to Queen's music. Even though it may not matter, the look of Queen was extraordinary. The music was 101% better than that. Hit songs and songs that go unnoticed by Queen are spectacular in my opinion. These songs seem to be thought out by their writers (basically the whole band). I feel as though everyone who contributed to these masterpieces besides Freddie go unrecognized. Freddie should really be #1, but hey I guess we (the fans) will just have to settle. Great List!
No Lie, all four of my children are named after the whole band (Freddie Mercury/Roger Taylor/Brian May/John Deacon-first and middle name respectively! )
Freddie Mercury and Queen are THE MUSIC LEGENDS! No other will ever compare. He is still causing major waves even 28 years after his death; that deserves first place!
I voted stevie wonder because he didn't sing with his voice but with his soul
I love stevie! I'm just 12 yrs. Old but but I can still cope up with his songs
Stevie wonder is cool
Even though he is blind he sung and didn't let anyone tell him he couldn't do it
Stevie Wonder should be in top five. - Beatle999
his music is still inspiring the world should be No. 1
He was believing in Rastafari. No other artist had the same feeling or was fighting for so much like he did. His music is spread all over the world. Nesta had some thing special!
Probably the best reggae singer I’ve ever listened to. His music has a good/deep meaning and can even be inspiring to certain people - KingSlayer93316
Although M.J. is the King of Pop I believe this man should be No. 1 there was no one like him and no other artist fighting for a greater cuase. Everything he did was for the people no matter what race. Tell me how do you get shot one day and still perform a free concert the same day. I think Bob Marley should be #1
The greatest music legend in the world, ever! He charmed the world, he opened the door to so many other musicians. He was a man of tremendous talent, amazing charisma and gorgeous good looks. Elvis has sold more records than any other artist in the history of the world, broken every attendance record and was a wonderful caring man. Nobody will ever equal his fantastic legacy. Surely, the greatest ever, the true number one!
No one but no one has or ever will come anywhere near to the legend of Elvis, never! He was and is the greatest singer ever, the most beautiful man God ever created. When Elvis died, a little of every one of his true fans died with him. My God, do we miss him!
How crazy to put elvis at no 8, he is the biggest legend who has ever lived, his influence is still everywhere. Nobody has anywhere near the legendary status that elvis has. We love you darling.
Just a legend? No, the greatest legend who has ever lived, no one to compare him to. Elvis has been and still is a giant in music. Rock on darling.
The best rapper of all time and a revolutionary man. This is what makes him stand out. He transcended his own genre of hip-hop, and advanced it to the next artistic level. Tupacs music is heard all over the world, even in third world villages and slums. The music he created was simply beautiful beyond words. He had a way with lyrics that told a story from multiple levels of understanding, he was truly genius. The media and Hollywood try to downplay him and his "thug image". But if you truly understand him, you will recognize him as the real voice of the young generation. He was out to make the world a better place, and achieved this through his musical aspirations. Simply a musical legend whether you like hip-hop or not.
Tupac is the best rapper, hands down. Nothing else needed. Should be #1.
Really good but where is biggie
Tupac Shakur was a inspiration to me I'm 15 and writing this because my mom listens to some of his songs and I watched the movie All Eyes On Me and I have never been so sad, He in his short career made an impact on the world. May he rest in peace
Why would it be weird that his music is still popular today? (: He made masterpieces. He should be much higher, in my humble opinion. I can't believe Mariah Carey is higher than Mozart.
May seem weird but his music is still quite popular today.
I have more than 700 cd's of his works. Performed by different orchestras. It's amazing, every composition is such an experience to listen, and I always strongly prefer one version of a composition by a certain orchestra over another. I'm listening more seriously since 2004 and still find some absolute gems in all his works.
Mozart is a miracle, a musical genius who has changed the world with his sweet, and unconventional love_outpouring music
John Lennon on 22..? Seriously our generation is doomed
John Lennon's music is meaningful.
He is a great and wonderful singer
He changed the world for the better. Brilliant musician, lyricist, humanitarian ad forward, progressive thinker and activist. Love john Lennon beyond words.
People forget that classical music is music to it seems. Beethoven is not only a genius, but a pioneer. Try to make music when your deaf and still make some of the most complex and beautiful songs ever made.
Beethoven's music has been alive for centuries. How can he be below Britney Spears whose silly songs have been forgotten even by her fans? - RalphSaad
If Beethoven were alive today and had access to today's technology the likes of Michael Jackson and Freddy Mercury would have paled in comparison.
This man is a legend. Why the heck is he on number 40?
Lowkey isn't even major, need to read a dictionary and look up the word legend...
This guy speaks the truth and s one of the best artists to come out of england. Incredible
Want to know who is better than Freddie Mercury? This guy.
He had an amaizing voice
The BEST male singer of all time. LEGEND!
Whitney was an successful artist, awarded singer, best selling artist...
The differences of whitney to another is being a greatest singer of all time, that's why she acclaim the name the voice, her voice like no other, the way she deliver the song with heartfelt voice, that's why I like her she lost her voice, but she's still stand for it to fight... In her latest album I look to you... Nothing can sing in her own way, and her own way to deliver a song... A great artist
I love her and she had a one of a kind voice she was beautiful black woman and had lots to live for and I know she wouldn't want people to cry because shes with her best friend her father and his name is god. I love you whitney.R.I.P. there will never be another you or minnie riperton. Also I'm 11 years old and writing this responce because I feel so much for her and her family. I pray her family will be strong and get through this tragety of this legend daughter and mother. Love you whitney. Go sing for the lord. And I love all of her music and hope shes in glory praising god for giving her life and praying that her mother and daughter will be strong and her family
R.I. P whitney love ya
My favorite singer since a child. I have always been a fan and I was heart broken when her soul was laid to rest. I loved her talent and all of her music. She had a unique voice and put in a lot of hard work to become the star she was. Rest in peace Whitney Houston. I'll always be a fan.
Best singer ever! The most influencial female singer of all time.
Honestly, David should be in front of Madonna. He basically inspired her. He had such a huge roll in the music industry and is definitely one of the biggest music legends. He taught everyone to be individuals and made amazing music.
Bowie was a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, record-producer, SUPERSTAR! Nobody even compares to this man. He's one in a million and should 100% be #1.
BOWIE! His videos are so strange, yet so inspiring. And his music has cool mixes to them. Bowie is always gonna be a legend, even through death.
Who voted for Justin Bieber?!?
I just love this guy.. He's words are real and from the heart. He's amazing..
They've been a pioneering band in metal, progressive, symphonic and hard rock since 1968. My favorite band ever. - BobG
Oh my god! Oh my god! Eminem and 2pac are good. Britney Spears, Beyonce and Rhianna not so much. But Pink Floyd can never be compared to them. They are not even in the sane league. They deserve to be in the top three. Never No 21. They are surely better then Madonna. This list is not proper. They are way better than this.
No one compares, fantastic in every way. Never bored of their music as you hear something new every time. Absolute legends all off them.
Pink Floyd is amazing
Best prog rock band of all time!
More than 50 years in the music business and still going strong.
72 and currently on his 3 YEAR farewell tour. Best in the business.
Academy Award winner with Tim Rice for "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" from the movie "The Lion King" 1995.
I'm sorry why is he not top 5?
Hot... Maybe our generation isn't doomed after all...
Should be with Tiësto at number one and two, but as a tie for number one. - PhoenixAura81
N. 37! This should be at least top 10!
MADONNA, The most famous woman in the world. For over 30 years she has constantly made great music, videos, fashion and art that has become legendary. She has Re-invented herself, her music and her look with every new album.
Now, aged 55, she continues to make music (such as her last album MDNA which topped over 40 charts and broke an iTunes pre-order record), She continuous to make groundbreaking and yes, controversial videos for example her $1.5 million Give me all your luvin and continues to make great singles which still top many charts.
Over the past 30 years Madonna has become the Queen of Pop, the best selling female artist in history with over 300 million record sales and the most successful female entertainer EVER. It seems Madonna just doesn't stop getting bigger.
She has become a legend in the industry for breaking cultural and ethical taboos in the 80's and 90's, her driving force and determination has inspired almost all of today's pop stars. Madonna ...more
A legend for all the wrong reasons. She may be the most successful female artist of all time, but by no means is she the most talented or creative. The prototype pop slapper. She was the turning point in music, from when it started to go down hill. Utterly disgusting that she is considered a legend among the greats. The queen of pop? Hooker of pop more like.
She's the queen, the 'only' queen of the universe. She changed the music industry in 80's, 90's, 00's, and she's still changing it. Come on all the 'others' have disappeared now, but she's still making amazing music and everybody all around the world still adores her. She deserves being top even for Like A Prayer video! It changed the whole world!
There is only ONE Queen.. And I voted for her!
There never has, nor will there ever be anyone remotely like this woman. She has broken boundaries, stood up for gay rights, when it wasn't the cool thing to do. Her music tells the story of her and what she believes in.
Really Oli mars! His a one hit wonder! Only hit was in 2012
The best in the world
Rolling stone on 86?
Without the rolling stones, none of todays music would exist. They deserve at least top 10. #smh
Icant get no satisfaction until their top 10
An awesome performer and entertainer, with beautiful classics and his live voice is incredible - gbisasuperstar71
Best selling british artist, artist with the most brit awards, a pure pop star, his music make me mad!
Probably one of the most controversial artists that the music industry has seen in recent years.
The best selling artist to come out of the UK already a legend
Prince is the most iconic artist hands down. While there are many artists who are extremely talented, Prince is what legends are made of in so many categories! On his very first album, as a teen..he wrote the music, the lyrics and recorded ALL of the instruments and vocals BY HIMSELF! First album! His lyrics mixed sex, religion, diversity, politics, acceptance, love for one another and freedom of expression all in poetic prose. He played just about every instrument, self taught, with perhaps the exception of horns. And he played them better than people who only played a particular one.He single handedly taught the recording industry, and the world, that artist's rights matter. He fought to break contract and changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol in order to continue recording until he had won his Masters back from WB. People thought he was crazy. He was, crazy like a fox! He paved the way for so many artists that have come since. He was an amazing dancer, choreographer, ...more
He wrote some of the best pop hooks in the world and no one pays him any credit! Definitely a legend unto himself.
King of Music! Singer, songwriter, arranger, composer, producer, dancer, choreographer, director, guitarist, drummer, piannist, bassist, entertainer, and the list goes on! No one can do that not even Michael "overrated" Jackson...
I love Prince. But Michael Jackson, of all people, was never, is not, and will never be overrated. There is a reason he was the most famous music artist ever and probably even the most famous person of all time... - gaali121
His ability to create, produce, arrange, and choreograph is legendary. The energy he exudes in concerts is electrifying. Unbelievable talent.
The greatest guitarist to ever live with billie joe armstrong and jimmy page
He wasn't that tall... But biggest guitarist to ever live... Okay, I'll give him that. I really must listen to some of his music again so I can dip into his whole world of new perpectives... Whatever they are...
He loved acid so I loved him
I'm coming back
I know that all of these people have made good music, but wether you agree with his lyrics or not you can't mention hip hop genre without mentioning Eminem.
He is simply genius... And we love him... He has the best and meaningful lyrics and no one in the world is gonna go over him
He's a rap god! If his not in the top he will unleash his monster and go berserk! For your survival I would never go near him or his headlights! Those are only a few hits from his latest album! His still impacting charts worldwide and his this low
Eminem is above Tupac. that's my opinion. Best second selling male artist of all time and on rank 4 of most award-winning artists. He saved hip hop. Tupac changed it and Eminem finished it...
They were even better in real life, how is this legendary band not #1?
Just number 1
WHY IS QUEEN 71? what IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?
Brian Is from Canada Met him when he was a pimpiled faced 15 teen year old in Ottawa He Said Eric One Day I will Be Famous in the Music Bus. I Was Also Pimpeled Faced And Wished Him well! He Made A Name For Himself And Made Us Canucks Proud. Way to Go Brian!
She's goddess saraswati... Her voice is so divine. Me being a non Indian, I'm listening to her sings since years... I don't know why but it gives me motherly love, friendly support and blessings... The way she sings.. She rules my heart... Long live my favourite singer
She should be in the first position... Melody queen of Indian cinema
Gift of God to this world. Even very complex songs are very simple to her. Very down to earth person. You will never find such a gem any where else in this planet(male/female)
Her voice is devine
David Foster said when Jackie was 10 he had never in his 45 years in the music business ever seen anything like her. And that she would have a 50,60,70,80 year career. She will prove him right I think. She'd up to 4 years now!
Already the finest singer of her generation, and will be around for the next 50 years or so.
When Jackie lit up the music world at age 10, snooty critics predicted she'd be just another lost child star. Jackie proved them wrong. Five years later, she's working on her sixth album, she has traveled the globe and twice made the list of Billboard's '21 under 21'. David Foster said, "...there's no stopping her, and there is no one else like her." - BobG
Not a ledgend yet, but she has the potential to become one in 5 or so years.
Not bad for a thirteen year old!
Legendary Versatile singer...
One of the best ghazal composers and singers...
One of the best classical singers, pop singers, film singers and stage performer.
One of the Composer & Singer of the two men band "Colonial Cousins"...
One of the pioneers of Indian Fusion music..
He has sung in all genres of music...
His voice is unique, magical, magnetic, romantic, sweet and Crystal clear...
Legendary Versatile Singer...He has got magical magnetic voice with lot of variations...He has been singing great songs in every genre of music... One of the best Ghazal composers...Member of popular Pop band "Colonial Cousins"...Film composer...One of the best Stage performers...He is the best of singing aalaap & sargam...He has received several kinds of music awards...
Great singer with superb feel in his voice
Bah... Yesudas is way more iconic. - gaali121
She is supposed to be in top 10. I mean, she could sing that high at such an old age.
Totally dumb list - REAL legends like the Beatles, Celine, Elton John, Lennon, Mozart and Bryan Adams below other children like Bon Jovi and Mariah Carey? - Andii
Celine should be from the top 5 not 32 I mean come on really she is a legend
Celine dion should be higher..
I hate One Direction. Sold out tours mean nothing, honestly. Girls scream because they care more about getting a date with Harry, Niall, Louis or Liam. I believe they don't deserve to be legends. Breaking up for a year, leaving God knows how many fans disappointed. A band that cared about their fans would stay together and actually do something. And in case you haven't notice, every song nowadays sounds exactly the same. 1D SUCK!
They're just a boy band. Untalented, non-sence and only loved by teen girls. All of my friends around me are huge fans of them and I know this well. Anyway I'm happy that surely they gonna disappear so soon like any other boybands and be forgotten. Although another one will take their place, I'm sure no one will ever be as awful as them
Love you one direction
I don't care how much you hate one direction. They aren't some typical boyband. They're gonna be legends, sold out tours that fast and number one albums? That's legendary for 5 people who aren't even 25 yet.
What! You gotta be kidding... Linkin Park ON 57TH! This band deserves to be on the top... It's the best rock band the world has seen or will ever see... Their music is awesome, and their lyrics are always so realistic and wonderful!
This band is an amazing band. They should be on top. They are deserves more than this.
Who in the hell voted for Justin Bieber?!
They just need to be in top ten!
Badass and tight rhythm section.
Amazing singer and songwriter.
Legendary rhythm guitar player
Came up with a new and fresh sound and style
Nirvana is the greatest
He rock the 90s era in a small years they have a great impact in other musician and I think if kurt cobain was still alive nirvana can rank at no 3 to the best band of all time bring back kurt legendary musician.
Oh come on! Nirvana barely in the top 50?! So you telling me that Westlife, Celion Dion, Britney Spears, JUSTIN BEAVER are more legandary artists than Nirvana? I don't think so - Danielsun182
You need to get an education in music if you don't know who these underrated legends are. Songs like "Light my Fire", "L.A. woman", "The End", "Riders on the Storm" etc have cemented their legacy as one of the all time greats
Music that was made nearly 50 years ago still played and sold today. But what's most amazing is it sounds as great and as fresh today as all those years ago. It will be the same for the coming 50 years.
Woo the doors really I don't no who they are
Who here can't say Jim morrison wasnt hot - musicalemprire
She should at least be in the top ten a legend! Her album was released a couple months ago and has already spawned 2 top ten mega hits! Needed me and work! And still has many hits to come! But her higher she's becoming a legend and has impacted charts for 2 decades
Rihanna is so iconic and has a one of a kind voice and beauty. She has an amazing sense of fashion. She is absolutely legendary and her voice should be celebrated. She should be higher than number 17.
She is the real queen, only 10 years in the music industry and she make more records that any female in this world, such a queen...
Lol her? Legendary? The girl can't even sing! - DaWyteNight
I LOVE ABBA! I don't know about you but I listen to ABBA everyday! ABBA stayed true to themselves. They are positive, polite, easy-going during tours and interviews. One of the BEST music groups ever! - ivylee
The second biggest pop-rock band in history, selling just under Beatles. Straight from Sweden these 2 couples hit the charts, creating a whole new meaning of pop.
This group made some classic pop tunes that will be around for ever
I have loved ABBA over 40 years! Number 1 for me, forever!
They are best selling American rockband of all time! Truly legend. Deserve top 10