Greatest Music Artists of All Time

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41 Adele Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles ...read more.

One of the most talented female singers ever! Period!

She should definitely be higher, at least in the top 20

A talented singer, deserves to be higher up on the list

She is dam should be next to Eminem

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42 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.

One of the best female vocalist ever

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

Out of the many reggae artists out there, the greatest, and most famous would be Bob Marley. Marley is the best of his kind, writing classics such as "Buffalo Soldier", "I Shot the Sheriff", and "Three Little Birds" - camp0112

He is so amazing, and he knows what it is like to live without a microwave, and an oven. He also preached one love, and fought against descrimination, and did die a pretty poor man. Please don't even write justin beiber's name in the same sentence with his name in it. He is absolutely great, and has the best quotes

35. Seriously? How is Eminem higher than him? 4 decades and his music is still probably the most iconic ever. I still can't believe he is 35.

Bob Marley the best and famous than all list artists. Everyone knows Bob Marley.

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44 Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.

THE TRUTH? Listen to Bob Dylan, David Bowie & Lou Reed if you want the real TRUTH

Higher than Bowie? - SomewhereInLondon

Should be on top 10

HE SHOULD BE #1! BY THE WAY I HATE BABIES. - SOMEWHEREINLONDON

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45 OneRepublic OneRepublic OneRepublic is an American pop rock band. Formed in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2002 by lead singer Ryan Tedder and guitarist Zach Filkins, the band achieved commercial success on Myspace as an unsigned act.

One of the best of our generation, but they aren't as great as everyone think

So glad to see them here. Love them! So talented!

Why is this higher than David Bowie?

Good songs, music and lyrics.

46 Ludwig Van Beethoven Ludwig Van Beethoven

Beethoven all by himself is worth more to music than all the rappers who ever existed.

I love the banging tune he released last year it was sick

His raps are sick

He should be #1!

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47 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus 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 is Taylor Swift higher than Mozart on this list? Mozart deserves a better ranking than this because his music is more sophisticated and way better than Taylor Swift's music due to the creativity and hard work he put in into his symphonies. Taylor Swift, on the other hand, "makes" nothing but half-assed mass produced songs that has no creativity, thought, or hard work put into it.

Classical Music Is Never Appreciated. - 12cc

Because CLEARLY Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, One Direction, etc. are all better than Mozart. If they prove me right and compose 4 Seasons, I will retract this comment.

Classical music should never be put in a list with modern music, I'm sorry but it just doesn't WORK!

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48 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

Of all time Imagine Dragons might be top 200 but they are lots of better artists. This is definitely too high people should listen to more music.

They have 5 times as many great songs as what they have on the radio.

I love imagine dragons just as much as the rest of you, but I'm not gonna say their the greatest of all time. - RecklessGreed

Demons, On Top of the World, Radioactive, It's Time, all ONE ALBUM. THAT'S AWESOME

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49 Panic! at the Disco Panic! at the Disco Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.

Actually the different albums are so diverse!

The Mona Lisa = Art
The Ballad of Mona Lisa = Music
Panic! at the Disco = Art Musicians

50 Alter Bridge Alter Bridge Alter Bridge is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 2004. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Myles Kennedy, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.
51 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). ...read more.

Even if you're not into the type of the music that is the beatles (like me) you still have to respect them for being pioneers that made bands like avenged sevenfold the possibility of having a career. I guess I'd grudgingly put elvis above A7X also, but I have no respect for the Rolling Stones. A7X should be number 3 (maybe 4) but only below their influences. Though I wonder why no one's added the founder of the best genre of all time. Carcass who founded melodic death metal. Not top ten, but certainly should be close.

You've got to be kidding me. Taylor Swift, Kanye West and Ariana Grande are all higher than Avenged Sevenfold?! What is this world coming to?! - Rorywilbren

What is that. No 25. What the hell is going on? They should be in Higher.

Not really good - Lucretia

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52 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress . She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom, "Victorious". She later become a singer ...read more.

What's this? Ariana? Miley? Selena? Demi? They are all no-talent pop starlets who get outclassed by almost everyone in at least one way. - WonkeyDude98

So many trash artists above good artists and good bands. For example: Deep Purple, Judas Priest, Kraftwerk, Motorhead, and many more. Pantera inspired Linkin Park and Linkin Park is miles higher. What a sad world. - Powerfultekin

Higher than David Bowie? What a joke

Definitely shouldn't be on any greatest artists list. Even if it top 1000 she shouldn't be there.

She can not sing - Lucretia

I agree that she shouldn't be this high but you'd have to have a nail shoved in your ear to say that she "can't sing". She obviously has vocal talent. - TheEvilNuggetCookie

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53 The Byrds The Byrds The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple line-up changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn remaining the sole consistent member, until the group disbanded in 1973. Although they only managed to attain the huge commercial ...read more.
54 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath are a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward . The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback . In 1978, ...read more.

Black Sabbath is awesome! They're one of the bands that practically inspired many of the bands we have today. They deserve so much more credit. Long live Black Sabbath!

Black Sabbath created metal! Why are they ranked 61! should be at least top 20!

Why is this at 120? it should be way higher

One of the best traditional heavy metal bands, escpeiacllsy Ronnies stuff - Lucretia

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55 U2 U2 U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have ...read more.

I don't really have any other reason to vote for this other than they're, in my opinion, the greatest band that has every lived.

The biggest band EVER! Unique Bono's vocal, Edge's guitar, Adam's bass and Larry's drums. Absolutely magnificent.

Man classical rock for 40 years should be way above 35

63, jajajajajaja. This is the best band ever.

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56 John Frusciante John Frusciante John Anthony Frusciante is an American guitarist, singer, producer and composer.He is best known for his time with the Funk Rock California based band the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

He is the most underrated musician ever... Period!
He is the real guitar God---His works with Peppers are just awesome...
Don't believe me---you gotta try Scar Tissue, Snow, Californication... List goes on

But this is him as a solo artists not with the band. So mention his solo works. - Powerfultekin

57 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney that formed in 2011. The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012. They rose to international fame while touring with One Direction on the Take ...read more.

5SOS is bland, makes cliched music, and is overrated. - TheAwesomeBrosVotes

Worst band ever!

So... putting 5SOS before Deep Purple & Ray Charles?

There name is actually 5 Seconds of Sellouts, people - Lucretia

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58 Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer–songwriter and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L.

She should be way further than this

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59 Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).

Are you actually kidding me?

Coldplay, who said themselves 'we are a version of Radiohead' are higher? Let alone all the other rubbish like My Chemical Romance and OneRepublic... I usually respect the people of this website but... come on. OK Computer, Kid A, The Bends and In Rainbows, all some of the most critically acclaimed and best albums of all time, and their other albums like Amnesiac and A Moon Shaped Pool are alone better than half the artists above this.

Why is this so much down below? I know it's everyone's opinion, but come one!

Pink. Really. Ahead of this. The Beatles is already blasphemy, but Pink. I can't even. You people have no taste. I don't feel anger, only pity. - MikaBeeWall

Definitely the best band of the past 20 years. Kid A and Ok Computer can stand alongside Dark Side of the Moon or Sergeant Pepper and even their lesser work like In Rainbows, A Moon Shaped Pool or The Bends is arguably better than their competition. Definitely top 15 at least

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60 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums, and their biggest hits are Symphony of Destruction, Holy ...read more.

Justin Beiber above Megadeth? Is this some sick joke?!

Why is Metallica so high and them so low? - Lucretia

How come Bieber ahead of Megadeth? IS THIS A JOKKKE
How come he even made himself into TOP 100

>Justin Bieber
>above megadeth
>Metallica
>above megadeth
>slayer
>above megadeth

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