Best Solo Artistsblaqksails92 What's your favorite solo artist?
Qualifications, has to be the only official member to a band or group.
The Top Ten
who - Gruunge
THE KING OF MUSIC...
AND TO ME HE IS THE BEST ARTIST EVER...
WHEN YOU ARE THE ONE WHO SINGE, WRITE, COMPOSE, PRODUCE, DANCE AND CHOREOGRAPH.. you are simply the best, and every talent of these were perfect...
oh, I almost forgot he also directed 2 of his music video... so again THE BEST..
he is the KING OF MUSIC...
the best artist ever, and his talent was massive... singing, writing, composing, dancing, producing and choreographing... he even directed two of his music videos... what else do you need from an artist...
The King of Music... too many haters just judge a book by a cover! Don't understand how this world works.. More than just a legend.. The King Of Music.. PERIOD!
GOATV 21 Comments
The Man Who Sold The World, Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Diamond Dogs, Station To Station, Low, Heroes, Scary Monsters and The Next Day. All for me absolute masterpieces. He has done some bad albums such as Never let Me down, Tonight and Black Tie White Noise but I can't think of any other solo artist that has contributed as much as David Bowie.
Bowie has mastered so many different genres of music from Rock to Soul. He recently came back with the best comeback I've ever heard and has cemented his legacy. Should be number one on list in my opinion.
Lists like this bring out the hate.
Can you believe that some moronic Michael Jackson fans have given Elvis a "dishonorable mention"?
No doubt they are jealous that Elvis is the biggest-selling solo artist of all time by a mile; only the Beatles have sold more than Elvis.
Put Elliott Smith on this listV 8 Comments
He was a true poet, and possibly the most important musician of the twentieth century. The Beatles looked up to him, and he influenced an entire era of music. Bob Dylan was basically the voice of his generation, and he has undoubtedly created three of the greatest albums of all time: "Highway 61 Revisited", "Blonde On Blonde" and "Blood On The Tracks" (or possibly even four, if you include Bringing It All Back Home). Plus, he has written and recorded several of the greatest songs ever made (anyone who's heard of Bob knows at least a few of these).
It doesn't matter if you're one of those people that just doesn't like Bob's music, nobody can doubt that he is in fact the greatest solo artist of all time, due in large part to his musical talents, his incredible ability to write poetry into his songs, and his unfathomable influence in 1960's popular culture and music.
There was music before bob dylan and then there was music after bob dylan. He changed the way that music was heard. The Beatles were influenced by him. Go on YouTube and look up "Beatles on bob dylan" also like a rolling stone is considered the greatest song of all time.
He was mister perfect... What a breath!... Guitar... Mouth organ... And singing at a time... Salute... No one does it better... And the lyrics are breath taking!
I was going to put Bowie, until I saw Bob Dylan at no. 4. Seriously the guys the best to have anyone else at no. 1 is heresy.V 3 Comments
Elvis emerges during the late 50's and doesn't it tell those unbelievers why he is called "King" and why he is known to be the most imitated performers of all times. 36 years after his dead and yet his presence and influence is very much around. Elvis music is timeless and have withstand the test of time. He is the first and original American idol.
He should be number 1. Second to none! 36 years after his death, his influence can still be seen and fan clubs worldwide are still active and growing! There will always be a new generation of Elvis fans! ( Fyi:I don't belong from his era! ) Who can beat that?! He's "the king"!
There will never be someone like Elvis, he is number one.
Why is the king of rock underneath Jackie Evancho? - naFrovivuSV 9 Comments
She is my singer, I follow no one else!
There are no words to describe the talent and charisma of this young performer. She leaves her audiences weeping with joy or numb with emotional exhaustion. She has to be seen live to be believed. - BobG
No flashy lights, twerking, explosions, autotune, maximum decibels or other distractions. Just an incredible young lady with an amazing voice in front of a piano or a symphony orchestra singing everything from Rachminioff to Morricone, U2 to Taylor Swift, and originals. Every concert is an amazing evening.
I was just rolling along minding my own business and not caring about music all that much other than listening to the usual rock songs. Then I ran across this girl with a voice so pure and perfect I couldn't stop listening to her. Her newest album Two Hearts is loaded with songs styles all over the place from opera to Pop. Her voice is just spectacular.V 2 Comments
Moat of Hendrix's career he was not a solo artist.
Backup band for Little Richard, Jimmy James and the Blue Flames, the Experience, Band of Gypsies; he was awesome but not a solo.
Have to love Hendrix, I understand MAYBE below Jackson and Dylan, but should be 3.
Good at geetare
He should be top 3 probably number one for near everything. Musicianship, songwriting, (though Bernie writes the lyrics) lyricism, and playing ability/talent is amazing.
To think that 7 were voted AHEAD OF HIM IS MIND NUMBING! Greatest live performer ever!
Elton John was knighted for a reason
71 years of age & he "still standing" & about to embark on an epic 3 year world tour!V 2 Comments
Neil young is a brilliant and at times somewhat underrated solo artist. It takes a few listens to get hooked but once your hooked, your hooked for life.
Ya! Vote for the real slim shady!
Form the streets of Detroit vote for the on and only marshal mathers
Please vote for him he deserves to be on the top 5
Definitely TOP 5!V 12 Comments
A true legend, gave the world peace and love and was part of one of the most truly mind blowing bands who changed the face of popular music forever. No one has beaten his record hits.
Should be number 1
Lennon's strong belief in atheism is what gave him a will to work towards world peace thorugh his songs, not god.
One of the best lyricists of all time!
Best solo artist. Best collaborative artist. beautiful, poignant, other worldly, brutally honest lyricist and performer and...all around human being! - PfeifferpfanV 1 Comment
She is the greatest singer of all time.
She has perfect pitch & perfect tune. I love all her songs.
She could sing any song & make it a hit. "
"Most certainly, without a doubt the greatest singer off all-time... And incredible musician over all. You can't tell me her voice is not the most unique as well
A nice person
What is this man doing behind beyonce? He revolutionized blues and rock and roll. This is dis respectful
BEST SOLO ARTIST EVER!
She is just the best
How the hell is he behind anyone else on this list? He has the most unique ability of story telling thru his music that he should easily be number 1.
How is he so low on this list? Piano Man beats most of the songs the other solo artists on this lists ever made.
To many jives with unmatched harmony. I figured to see him in the top 10 for sure.
He is the best selling solo artist of all time! His sales actually top EVERYONE on this listV 4 Comments
He's got some pretty messed up lyrics, but other than that he's really cool. :) Wasn't he in Deep Purple?
How is The Man in Black only at number 15 on this list he is easily the best metal singer of all time and has more talent and established himself more then just about anyone on this list and had more hit's then someone can name - donovanthorn
He is awesome
Best female performer of all time. Period.
Singer, songwriter, dancer, editor, director, entertainer...!
A Star Is Born!
It's not just Ozzy it's all his other talented musicians backing him up as well. They deserve credit as well - Sabbath
He needs to be top 10
Madonna and Michael Jackson together could not carry Elvis Presley's jockstrap.V 2 Comments
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