Greatest Music Artists of All Time

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61 Jessie J Jessie J Jessica Ellen Cornish, better known by her stage name Jessie J, is an English singer and songwriter. Born and raised in London, she began her career on stage, aged 11, with a role in the West End musical Whistle Down the Wind.
62 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

63 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground was an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City.

It's sad how this list doesn't rank artists in order of talent but instead of popularity, if it was in order of talent there is no doubt in my mind that the velvet underground as well as Simon and garfunkel would be hire, however this is not the case and this list seems to have been overrun by mediocre (in many cases poor) pop artists, it's a shame that my generation seem to struggle to discover music outside of the charts

Their music was amazing, listening to their album "The Velvet Underground & Nico" felt like listening to a philosopher speaking words of wisdom. If the Beatles are the kings of mainstream music, then these guys are definitely the kings of alternative music. - Mun

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64 Muse Muse Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including five MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, ...read more.

One of the more diverse bands with various influences but above all stunning live performances of world class. Muse belongs at least to the first page, go!

Why is Muse under Justin Bieber and One Direction? - ThePwoperMuser101

Muse is The best alternative rock band!

65 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 was included in the Beatles and Beatles are #1 and John Lennon made a huge contribution to the Beatles so he should also be near #1

How is John Lennon so low? He actually believed in writing music for peace, yet One Direction is higher?

The greatest songwriter of all time

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66 deadmau5 deadmau5 Joel Thomas Zimmerman (a.k.a. deadmau5) is a Canadian DJ producer, formerly a web developer, who produces a wide variety of electronic musical genres, such as electro and dubstep, but is best known for pioneering work in the areas of progressive house and electrohouse. Notable songs include Ghosts n' ...read more.

Dubstep is the worst, and this is why I hate this genre

Progressive house is king, and deadmau5 is king of progressive house.

Deadmau5 is the best electronic music producer!

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67 Dr. Dre Dr. Dre Andre Romelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.

Dre invented gangster rap with NWA - without him modern rap wouldn't exist.

A talented rapper, one of my favourites, and arguably the greatest of all time, but shouldn't be this high to be honest. Consider that all the music acts that have actually "made it" number to probably tens of thousands.

Great artist! "Big green tractor" was a hit out in the burbs

The father of gangsta rap at 67! Why world why

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68 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .

Jackie has, from day one, sang not only her beautiful-------right on----physical notes but she sings from her heart and often brings some in her audience to tears. She is way beyond gifted and proven that she has "staying power." She is a force to be reckoned with in the music world!

There is entertaining, with singing as one component,
And there is pure music.
Jackie raises the use of music, to connect with the audience's emotions, to an art form.
This alone makes her one of the most important musical artists of our time.
And then there is the Voice...

Greatest voice of the 21th century. Jackie Evancho will have a long and rewarding career.

She's A Good Singer But #20? In front Of All The Artists Who Are � - 10 Better Than Her. This List Is Wired. - 12cc

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69 Little Mix Little Mix Little Mix are a British girl group formed in 2011, consisting of members Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson.

Nowadays, girl bands are all just making songs about how they look. Little Mix is no exception. THEY SUCK - TheAwesomeBrosVotes

They are the best, and not for nothing that and the BIGGEST BAND OF THE NEWS GIRL.

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70 Beyonce Beyonce Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from ...read more. V 1 Comment
71 A Day to Remember A Day to Remember A Day to Remember (often abbreviated ADTR) is an American rock band from Ocala, Florida, founded in 2003 by guitarist Tom Denney and drummer Bobby Scruggs. They are known for their unusual amalgamation of metalcore and pop punk. The band currently consists of vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, rhythm guitarist ...read more. V 1 Comment
72 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys . She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching ...read more.

She should be more creative in her music. All she ever sings about are break ups and constantly comparing herself to popular people. Her music should have a wider variety of themes to it.

Bland and boring. Her songs compared to millions of other artists songs no big deal. No deep message for humanity here and has not had a song with such a deep impact on humanity really. Why then should she be on this list. Oh yes her songs are so monument over such songs as Imagine by John Lennon or 1000's songs of that caliber, NOT. Not impressed by her at all, sorry. HO Hum!

Inspiration for what? And why should kids listen to her lyrics. Relationships and breakups. Excuse me kids should not relate to this. Your to young to even know what relationships of the type she sings about and breakups. You don't fool me your still kids! Guess that's why some do find her a bit juvenile all together.

Taylor Swift is very uncreative at her music. ALL of her songs are about her exes. It means that she's a lazy song-writer because she can't found an idea for a song. - guitar

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73 Smashing Pumpkins Smashing Pumpkins The Smashing Pumpkins is an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1988. Formed by frontman Billy Corgan and James Iha, the band included D'arcy Wretzky and Jimmy Chamberlin in its original incarnation.
74 Bruno Mars Bruno Mars Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer.

Great man great lyrics great voice great music with full of emotions that what's special in Bruno I love his music

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75 Meghan Trainor Meghan Trainor

Megan Trainor Shouldn't Even Count As A Musical Artist. She's An Auto Tune Artist.

These 2 Are Very Different. Get it Together People - 12cc

Why is Meghan Trainor above David Bowie? She needs to be WAY lower!

Make this retarded artist exit the top 100 please - VideoGamefan5

trash through it out of this list doesn't even deserve to be last

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76 Hopsin Hopsin Marcus Jamal Hopson, better known by his stage name Hopsin, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Los Angeles, California. V 1 Comment
77 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?!

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

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78 Kid Cudi Kid Cudi Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, better known by his stage name Kid Cudi, is an American recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio.

Come ON guys! Of COURSE this guy's the best! Laugh out loud to every1 who voted for kid cudi and the guy that made the option!

Let's get Kid Cudi to number 1 and show really how pointless these kind of charts are?

Day and Night is the best song ever! #coolest! - JDagger500

79 Daft Punk Daft Punk Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo consisting of producers Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.

I think they're the best all time because they have a ton of hits (get lucky, around the world, one more time) and they have used different genres in their songs from all the way from rock to disco. People only hate them because they've only heard get lucky, which is still great.

Dang it, I voted Gorillaz before I saw them! Anyways, how are they this low?! Synthesizer doesn't equal trash! - Donut

At least in the top 20, they are the greatest electronic artists

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80 Paramore Paramore Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York.

The fact that they are lower than the likes of 5sos and Katy Perry is insulting. - TheEvilNuggetCookie

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