Best Music Legends in The World

The Top Ten
1 Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.

Well where do I start ? The man was and still is the greatest entertainer of all time, king of pop R&B and soul who owned half of sony the first black artist to have a music video played on mtv the artist who has the best selling albums of all time and above all of that he helped a lot of sick children and gave around 500m+ $ to charities around the world he was a great humanitarian haters can hate but he will always be Michael Jackson a legendary artist! R.I.P Michael the world didn't deserve such a gd man, you are always in our hearts your 5.3billion moonwalkers love you ❤❤

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

Many artists will come and go, but legendary MICHAEL JACKSON will live on forever through his phenomenal music and dance. He is a true inspiration, wonderful person with great principles, and humanitarian. He touched countless hearts and taught us the true meaning of the words "determination" and "perseverance". His music is immortal and he left behind incredible legacies, which will inspire generations to come. The world lost a great musician and no one can ever replace him.

2 Andy Gibb Andrew Roy Gibb was an English singer, songwriter, performer, and teen idol. He was the youngest brother of the Bee Gees.

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.

3 Bee Gees The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.

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.

4 Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.

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.

5 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave ...read more.

Freddie Mercury is the best singer ever! He was awesome! I have no idea why modern day teens prefer Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, One Direction, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, and Kanye West over Queen! What is wrong with you, teens?! Why are you listening to stuff that is not even real music?! Start listening to Freddie Mercury and you’ll realize that you were wrong about music, because Freddie Mercury actually makes real music!

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!

More than anything, it's his charisma. yes, he was such an incredible and amazing vocalist and songwriter, but his performance and personality sells it. that guy, Marc Martel, sounds incredibly similar to Freddie but just Freddie as himself is what makes him above all. I don't think queen is the best band of all time (that's probably zeppelin in my opinion) but I do think Freddie mercury is the greatest music legend. how could one person be so incredible in every aspect? he is timeless

The definition of awesome = Freddie Mercury
The definition of singing = Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury was the best ever! I'm a tutor for a little kid right now. I get 15.00 bucks a week. And I already know what I'm gonna buy. A shirt with Freddie Mercury on the front, and I'm gonna wear it everyday. Every 3 weeks I'll buy another shirt. I can't wait!

6 Stevie Wonder Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

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.

7 Bob Marley Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.

Bob Marley should be number 1. This man fought for his people and set them free with the music. His music is just absolutely phenomenal. His short 36 years on earth wasn't enough for him to accomplish his vision he had for the betterment of mankind. None of these others in the list fought for a cause except pac.

Bob Marley did not focus on sadness or lust in his songs instead merely tried to make people happy. His music is relaxing and calming and promotes the real things in life like peace and freedom. This is why he should be number one. This is why he is by far the best musician there has ever been.

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

Most inspiring music. Fought more for his people then himself! Come on guys at the end of the day no other artists really do it for their fans. They do it for the money. And I have never seen someone been shot an the very same day still sing at their free concert! Love the life you live, "live the life you love! " R.I. P Bob

8 Elvis Presley 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.

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!

I agree! Elvis is #1. Still today 2012, elvis is the most imitated artist all over the world. Elvis has the BIGGEST fan base ever to be seen. After 35 years since the king left our planet, people still honor the anniversary of his death. Who can ever forget this magnificent and humble man, No one that's who...

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!

For me no-one will ever top the legend that is Elvis, I mean I was not even born when he died but ever since I first heard his voice I have become hooked on the magic of his voice and classic songs. Mr Presley I salute you x

9 2pac Tupac 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.

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 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

He has sold so many albums and had a very successful acting career, and was actually pretty good! Best Rapper of all time, lyrically was unbeatable. If rapping was boxing he would be Muhammad Ali!

2Pac was
1. Against the Illuminati & Never sold his soul
2. Was a great man that standed out with his own genre of hip-hop and made standards higher.
3. He was here to make the world a better place
4. A huge music legend whether you like hip-hop or not.
5. Lyrical, talented rapper, soulful thug and amazing actor.
Rest in peace, pac. Killuminati.

10 Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era, born in Salzburg.

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

The Contenders
11 John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.

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.

12 Ludwig van Beethoven 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.

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?

13 Luther Vandross Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. was an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Throughout his career, Vandross was an in-demand background vocalist for several different artists.
14 Lowkey

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

15 Luciano Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce was an Italian operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time.

Want to know who is better than Freddie Mercury? This guy.

He had an amaizing voice

The BEST male singer of all time. LEGEND!

16 Donny Hathaway Donny Edward Hathaway was an American jazz, blues, soul and gospel singer, songwriter, arranger and pianist.
17 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.

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

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

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.

It is very simple.. Whitney Houston was simply one of a kind, she had it all. Her voice is incomparable, the one and only voice who can reach your soul deep within... When she sing you can feel that she's talking to you.. Wonderful SuperDiva. "THE VOICE"

18 Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time.

silky soul singer

19 Eric Burdon Eric Victor Burdon is an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was previously the vocalist of rock band The Animals and funk band War. He is regarded as one of the British Invasion's most distinct singers with his deep, powerful blues-rock voice.
20 David Bowie David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie (January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016) was an English singer born in London, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He is credited for his experimental and creative musical discography which has won praise and accolades for many critics and fans. ...read more.

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?!?

21 Tinie Tempah

I just love this guy.. He's words are real and from the heart. He's amazing..
@MissAnneDastood.

22 Deep Purple Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.

They've been a pioneering band in metal, progressive, symphonic and hard rock since 1968. My favorite band ever. - BobG

23 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd was an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters ...read more.

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!

24 Elton John Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.

By far the most legendary pianist in rock and roll, with a hugely successful multi-decade career, 5th best selling artist of all time. Recognized always as one of the all time greatest singers, songwriters, and has done 33 studio albums with the most hits ever for a male solo artist on billboard. multiple Grammys, multiple Brit awards with the first artists to win a Brit icon award. A tony award, Oscar, and golden globe under his belt.

He is truly a living legend. Someone of his caliber is easily in the top 10 most legendary artists of all time, and my personal favorite.

Academy Award winner with Tim Rice for "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" from the movie "The Lion King" 1995.

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.

25 Aretha Franklin Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 - August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter and pianist. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister.

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