Greatest Music Artists of All Time

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21 AC/DC AC/DC AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to ...read more.

SERIOUSLY?!?!? , 14th place isn't an acceptable position for these absolute legends. Need I say more? , they've appealed to all generations of people for 4 decades now and are the best rockers out there. With over 200 million album sales and over 50 million on back in black alone (the best selling rock album of all time). With Hits that never have/will get old like Thunderstruck, You shook me all night long, Highway to hell, Hells bells, Back in black AND THE LIST GOES ON. The best of the best and always will be. For those about to rock, we salute you

Best rock band of all time. no way in hell Green Day and My Chemical Romance should be above them. love both those bands, but neither compares to the legend that is AC/DC

This should be ahead of imagine dragons and many others, one of the best rock bands

So amazing. Who hasn't heard black in black?

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22 Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is a Californian funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. ...read more.

One of the best singing groups, I hope they continue singing

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23 Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen

This guy is THE BOSS, just listen to some of his most well known songs (that are in the 100 best songs of all time).

They don't call him the boss for nothing!

Best one here

If not the best, surely the awesomest - RecklessGreed

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24 Coldplay Coldplay Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.

Coldplay are already too high. It's a joke that people think they should be higher. They have made a few decent pop songs but there's a reason they have never been anywhere near as high on any music critic's lists.

Not even rock their pop although they have good songs and occasionally plays guitar but doesn't do much with it was overrated but because of music now rated

Should be way higher on the list. Their music is amazing with every album they do...they always try new things and they are very good in doing so. They have made their mark in music history

Not real music

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25 Chuck Berry Chuck Berry Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. He died on 18 March 2017.

Chuck berry is in the top 5 music artists of all time every body took some of his songs can michael jackson play guitar like chuck berry or the beatles or rolling stones or led zeppelin I don't think so michael jackson doesn't belong in the top 20

I was very sad to hear that chuck berry died he is in the 5 best music artists of all time beatles number 1 led zeppelin 2 elvis Presley 3 4 rollin stones number 5 chuck berry those are the 5 best music artists ever

Berry was the first to write about rock and roll stardom, and he was the first to write surf rock (The Beach Boys themselves stole one of his tunes, "Sweet Little Sixteen", for their song "Surfin' USA. ")

In my top 10 for sure, the father of rock n roll deserves to be higher

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26 James Brown James Brown

The Hardest working man in show business should be in the top ten.
It's so typical that when there's a list that any fool can vote on, MJ makes the top. He shouldn't be in the top ten. He shouldn't even be in the top 15. And yes I know; he was an amazing entertainer (probably the best) and yes he danced incredibly good and always put on a show. And yes, he could sing in a very special and great style, he' s one of the greatest singers ever. But unfortunately for him, this is a list over the Greatest Musical Artists of all the time. MJ has not made that much to push music forward. He was very succesfull and he became EXTREMELY popular and he still is. But he's not the king pop. Could he even play any instruments.
I'm a musician myself and as many of us musicians think, it's really frustrating when this man always shows up at these kinds of lists. It' s annoying when non-musicians who doesn't really know that mich about music, talks as he was the biggest thing that ever happened ...more

This guy created funk. Enough said.

Want to know who Michael Jackson copied? Look no further than James Brown.

27 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. They were known for some big hits such as The Trooper, and The Number of the Beast, and have released 16 studio albums . The New Wave of British Heavy Metal Pioneers would ...read more.

39! ARE YOU SERIOUS! Maiden have been up there for nearly 40 years. If people think the beatles are the best, you need to understand the complicated music is EPIC! Not just like the beatles where they played a basic tune. IRON MAIDEN FOREVER

List is a big bad joke because Iron Maiden is at 43

Leaders if trad heavy metal - Lucretia

WHAT THE HELL?! HOW IS IRON MAIDEN SO FAR DOWN MUSIC IS DEAD! MUSIC IS DEAD! R.I.P MUSIC this is not right pop must die!

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28 Guns N' Roses

There a great artist. There album Appetite for Destruction is great. I remember listen to the album when I was younger. It sound so cool and was good. The songs on the album are great. The album is hard. There are songs on the album like Sweet Child o' Mine and Rocket Queen Sound nice not very hard but have a nice beat to it.

Why is Linkin Park higher than guns n' roses?

Green Day and Linking Park are higher than Guns N' Roses. Why am I even wasting my time voting.

I feel disgusted when I see ACDC in front of Guns N' Roses. Guns and Roses did not use the same rifts for their songs like Acdc did.

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29 Foo Fighters Foo Fighters Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of obviously Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, songwriter), Pat Smear (lead guitarist, pianist), Nate Mendel ...read more.

You people put skrillex above these guys? Faith in humanity has been lost

30 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

At last a list that gives My Chemical Romance the credit they deserve :) My Chemical Romance isn't just a band is a way of seeing life, is hope, is happiness, is also sadness, is life itself with everything that it has for a human beign. My Chemical Romance touched hearts of a lot of people on earth and also they do saved lives... Many lives. They are a band to look up to without a doubt and in my opinion the greatest band ever.

31 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.

Can't believe Stevie Wonder is so far down! An absolutely fantastic artist with a sensational voice who creates beautiful songs. He is definitely my favourite and his music always cheers me up.

Stevie Wonder at this placement is crazy! Stevie Wonder should be in the top 10 undoubtedly! This man is a musical genius. His vocals are basically responsible for modern R&B. His songs and their composition... no words. This list ain't doing justice to Stevie at all.

I think he should be on number one. He's the greatest musician I ever heard. He can plays any instrument and sing very well in all genres! The lyrics he made are very touching with "catchy" melody. However, with his disability, he can create a magical music, many great musician inspired his music. that's why he called Stevie WONDER. He's WONDERFUL.

I think Steve Wonda should be in the top 10.

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32 Lynyrd Skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s They are known for songs like "Free Bird", "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Tuesdays Gone" .

The artist is one the list because of the song Free Bird. I know that is only one song but lynyrd Skynyrd is one of the best artist and good artist can be good in their own way. If I had to pick a favorite song besides from my favorite artist it would be Free Bird. Why because the song has a nice beat to it. It is soft but it has a hard beat in it but not too hard.

Yeah baby these guys are awesome

Just listen to sweet home alabama

33 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.

This is the right answer: The Queen Of Pop: Madonna (400 Millions Of Albums Sold)

Her impact in the pop culture is endless.

Should be 150th or something like that.

Trashy

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34 Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century.

The greatest of all time!

Why is Jackie higher than sinatra? This is just stupid - 12cc

Why the heck is he not top 3?

He should at least be in top 25

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35 Tupac Shakur Tupac Shakur 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.

TUPAC IS #26?!
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
Demi Lovato and my chemichal romance are above this man?!
THE GOD OF HIP HOP? THIS LIST IS A JOKE

Talented rapper! Rappers should have their own list. I mean how the hell can you compare Eminem to Led Zeppelin? Totally different styles in music!

Greatest ever in my opinion. Must be in top 5. Please vote for the rose that grew from concrete.

Tupac numbet 35 this list is an abomination!

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36 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam Pearl Jam is a Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. ...read more.

Shouldn't be that high, but should be on the top 100. - Powerfultekin

37 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She won 5 Grammys, got her documentary movie "Glitter" and also one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry. ...read more.

Mariah carey is the artist that everybody wish they could be like especially her singing when you hear her sing her ballads you just wish you can hit those high notes the way she hits those high notes with songs such as vision of love, Emotions, and fantasy her voice is just way to powerful with a 5 octave vocal range and she has the ability to reach high notes in the 7th octave vocal range as well she thrust into the 90's and tookover the 00's with the song we belong together gotta love Mariah Carey.

Destroyed by Eminem

Her voice is gorgeous.

The greatest female singer of all time!

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38 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

This band should be at #1000 of this list. Just terrible

I'm sorry but why is this band higher than music legend David Bowie?

I like some of Maroon 5's stuff, but I am really surprised to see them this high out of all the musicians that ever existed

0.5 percent is perfect for them - Lucretia

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39 Pantera Pantera Pantera was a Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The group got into mainstream after changing from Glam Metal to Groove Metal. The band's most successful album is "Vulgar Display of Power". As the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, They ...read more.

So sad. Pantera is one reason why Linkin Park exists yet Linkin Park is miles higher. Also why is Judas Priest so low? - Powerfultekin

Yay Pantera is in the top 50 at least - christangrant

Pantera is thr best groove metal band - Lucretia

40 Kanye West Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.

Damn, damn, DAMN! KANYE WEST WASN'T ON THIS LIST?! I THINK I'm GOING CRAZY! RAR! How on Earth... What the... Why is... This guy should be in top ten. Sure, he's a cocky show off, but that doesn't effect his incredible music! The best rapper ever, next to Chamillionaire eminem! WORD OUT, NOOBS

Musical genius, goat

I do like his music a lot but he is definitely too high already.

Kanye West is the best as an artist, but not good as a rapper - venomouskillingmachine

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