Best Music Legends in The World

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The Top Ten

1 Michael Jackson 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.

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

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2 Andy Gibb Andy Gibb

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

I don't know who he is but he's hot - Luckys

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3 Bee Gees 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.

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4 Beatles 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.

It was so easy to pick this band in the name of rock you rule

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5 Freddie Mercury 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 was one of a kind and was a gift to humanity without a doubt, and a crazy master of his thing.

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 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!

Amazing!
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! )

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6 Stevie Wonder 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. - Beatle999

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

his music is still inspiring the world should be No. 1

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

Should be #1 the greatest ever
Redemption song

Bob is the number one legend

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8 Elvis Presley 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!

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.

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9 2pac 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.

The rap legend. He was a great rapper. - Userguy44

Tupac's just simply the greatest rapper ever. He should be 1st.

LOVE HIM

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10 Mozart 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.

Classical music is the greatest

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.

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The Newcomers

? Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj Onika Tanya Maraj, known professionally as Nicki Minaj (born December 8, 1982) is a Trinidadian/American rapper / pop music artist. Minaj is most known for her songs such as "Anaconda", "Only", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe". ...read more.

This better of been submitted as a joke... - KingSlayer93316

The Contenders

11 John Lennon 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.

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12 Ludwig van Beethoven 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?

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13 Luther Vandross 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 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.

The BEST male singer of all time. LEGEND!

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

He had an amaizing voice

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

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

Best singer ever! The most influencial female singer of all time.

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.

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18 Eric Burdon 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.
19 Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time.
20 David Bowie 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?!?

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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 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 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!

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24 Elton John 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.

More than 50 years in the music business and still going strong.

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

72 and currently on his 3 YEAR farewell tour. Best in the business.

I'm sorry why is he not top 5?

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25 Aretha Franklin 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.

Hot... Maybe our generation isn't doomed after all...

26 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.

Should be higher - Camaro6

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!

27 Kris Kristofferson
28 Stephen Stills Stephen Stills Stephen Arthur Stills is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
29 Madonna Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone, known professionally as Madonna, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears. She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically ...read more.

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!

She's thr Goddest of Music, No other female artist bigger than her.. Queen M

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30 Olly Murs Olly Murs Oliver Stanley Murs, known professionally as Olly Murs, is an English singer-songwriter, television presenter and actor. He first came to national attention for coming second in the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009.

Really Oli mars! His a one hit wonder! Only hit was in 2012

31 Rolling Stones

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

Greatest rock'n'roll band the world has ever seen.

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32 R Kelly

Hell noo

33 Robbie Williams Robbie Williams Robert Peter Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.

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

34 Prince Prince Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry" .

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.

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35 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix 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.

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

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36 Eminem Eminem 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.

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...

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37 Queen Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.

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?

Love

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38 Bryan Adams Bryan Adams Bryan Guy Adams is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist and activist.

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!

39 Rob Halford Rob Halford Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.
40 K.S. Chithra K.S. Chithra Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra, often credited as K. S. Chithra or simply Chithra, is an Indian playback singer from Kerala. Chithra also sings Indian classical, devotional, and popular music.

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

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41 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho 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.

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!

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42 Hariharan Hariharan Hariharan is an Indian playback singer who has sung for Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Gujarati and Rajasthani films, an established and foremost ghazal singer and composer, and one of the pioneers of Indian fusion music . In 2004, he was honoured with the Padma ...read more.

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...

Sensational Singer... Fabulous voice... Unique singing styles..

Bah... Yesudas is way more iconic. - gaali121

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43 Celine Dion Celine Dion Céline Marie Claudette Dion is a Canadian singer and businesswoman. She is best known for her song "My Heart Will Go On", which is the main theme of the 1997 film Titanic, which was the first film to gross $1 billion at the box office.

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

Best female artist ever

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44 One Direction One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records ...read more.

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.

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45 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative ...read more.

Who in the hell voted for Justin Bieber?!

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.

They just need to be in top ten!

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46 Nirvana Nirvana 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.

Legendary band
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

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47 The Doors The Doors The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.

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

48 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American pop singer. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning ...read more.

She's Rihanna, enough said, she's iconic

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...

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49 ABBA ABBA ABBA were a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

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!

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50 Aerosmith Aerosmith Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".

They are best selling American rockband of all time! Truly legend. Deserve top 10

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