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 300,000,000 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

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...

BECAUSE HE IS THE LEGENDARY KING OF POP

AND ALWAYS WILL BE..

Michael JACKSON ROCKS!

Hell yeah bro

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2 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!

I can only say that I have loved our Bee Gees for at least 56 yrs...

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3 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

There is no artists that can compare to what Andy Gibb accomplish in his short life! Andy Gibb was so talent in so many different things in his life. Andy Gibb will never be forgotten.

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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.

Nothing can beat these music legends as almost all of their songs are just amazing to listen too, influencing artist like Oasis, The Police, and even the Bee Gees which I can't believe are in are slightly ahead of these guys even if they were pretty good.

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

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! )

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!

No it is number 1 for sure, best voice recorded ever

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6 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.

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...

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

Elvis Presley will never be anything less than #1 he is a legend & his music will be carried on within many generations, my parents grew up with his music as did myself & my children, my brothers children, know all the words to his songs & they are only 14, 5 & 2. I have 1 word to describe Elvis & that is AWESOME!

Elvis is and will always be the King

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7 Madonna Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone 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 in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has ...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

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.

One Woman!
One Queen!

MADONNA!

What's amazing about Madonna is that she has so many hits throughout her career. It's a big lie that she only had hits in the 80s! I only listened to her music a year ago, but now I'm a big fan of hers! For those who don't know her music, like me before, I suggest start with her 2009 greatest hits album, Celebration, it won't disappoint! And also I admire that she really doesn't repeat herself!

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8 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

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 vocalist ever

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9 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

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!
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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

He is best

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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.

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.

He was a revolutionary

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The Contenders

11 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1969, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and is "well known" for her over-the-top sexy ...read more.

Mariah. She has the voice of an ANGEL! There is NOBODY in the music industry who can sing like her! Shes sold more records than any female artist in music history/ any solo artist. She was the voice of the 90's and the fact that she has 18 number one hits, 260 million records sold worldwide, and her amazing whistle register are just a few reasons why she is the greatest legend/ diva and much much more. Not to mention shes a great human being and soul.

The voice of the 90's. Her vocal talent is indisputable. Her writing abilities are extraordinary. 18 number ones. 200 Million album sales. And a singing ability that inspired every single modern female artist, along with Whitney & Celine they are the holy trinity of female vocalist.

A Living Legend Since the beginning of her career in the 90s. She has more number one hits than any other solo artist. The most amazing voice in history. She brought R&B Music to the world and changed the music industry with her amazing music.

Love You Mimi! ; )

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12 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in London. 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 Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), ...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

How could anything compare to the Floyd?

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13 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.

Really good but where is biggie

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!

God of Rap

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14 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...

14? way too low on this list Prince is a L E G E N D

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15 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

The song imagine is anti religion

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16 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

17 Britney Spears Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 and going on to become a pop superstar ...read more.

Britney has revolutionized not only the pop industry-- but the music industry as a whole. She changed pop music. Pop is a category of music that other genres want to be associated today with because she made it controversial and edgy. She paved the way for female artists after her to explore and flaunt their sexuality. She inspired trends that were popular in the 90's and trends that are popular now such as festival apparel. She paved the way for colorful wigs, stage props, theatrical performances. The music industry would be entirely different today if Britney hadn't permanently left her mark.

Britney has more influence in the pop industry. She has 6 world records which the others do not. Britney has also, been a major driving force, along with Madonna and MJ, to make Pop music what it is today. Like Elvis was for Rock=n=Roll.

Britney has the ability to capture everyone's attention. She has her entire career. Her achievements are incredible, she made an impact on music that changed everything. Britney paved the way for today's artists, Rihanna, Gaga, Taylor etc. Britney set the bar pretty high, although Britney is not in her prime anymore None of them hit it. Not like Britney. Just her impact on music culture makes her a legend

The true Princess of Pop!

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18 Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven

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.

The best of the best. Trascends all times.

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19 Green Day

Don't think Green Day's lyrics qualify as English Literature but if it makes you feel like Shakespeare then it gets my vote...

This is my favourite music band! My English is better with their songs

BEST BAND EVER but they can be controversial but who cares I love them to death

The single actually good punk band left. - SoldierOfFortune

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

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.

Amazing! I Love him forever!

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