Greatest Music Artists of All Time

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A list explaining the greatest artists placed in order from 10-1 (1 being the greatest).

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81 Akon Akon Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, better known as Akon, is an American-Senegalese singer, rapper, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor.
82 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.

This is Injustice.

I love you Beyonce

What? 964?

Why tf is she so far down? She should be right after MJ.

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83 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.

Greatest girl band of all time

Little Trash suits them better - Lucretia

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

84 Bright Eyes
85 Ke$ha Ke$ha Kesha (formerly known as Ke$ha) was born in Los Angeles, United States. She is best known for her hits like Timber, Tik Tok, and We R Who We R. Kesha is an animal rights activist and she works for H.S.I. (Humane Society International). Kesha also stands up for L.G.B.T. rights in America

*note that she is no longer called Ke$ha for the incident I'm about to cover below*

You know, I've said some really mean things about Kesha. How she's this noxious valley-girl who can barely sing and can only talk about drugs and partying.

How terrible of me to discount her longtime producer Dr. Luke. Not only was he the primary producer of Only (one of the worst songs ever instrumentally), he caused her mental trauma, forced excessive fasting because she looked "like a refrigerator", drugged her, and abused her.

He also prevented her from making more mature work than Tik Tok and BlahBlahBlah. To this day he still has control over her, which is a real shame because she has the potential to be amazing. - WonkeyDude98

She sucks worst artist ever

Ke$ha is a horrible artist

One of the better music artists of today

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86 Garth Brooks Garth Brooks Troyal Garth Brooks, known professionally as Garth Brooks, is an American country pop singer-songwriter.

Simply the best there is

87 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" .

Such an underrated musician and guitar player, he played multiple instruments and unlike most artists now a days he didn't sell out just to get a few extra bucks, also best Super Bowl Half Time show of all time!

This list us basically ridiculous. Ariana grande a better musician than Prince? A message for Ariana Grande fans - do some research Prince wrote over 2000 songs all amazing.

He's a genius, go to listen songs like purple rain and when doves cry...

Incredible. Simply incredible. - gidlr

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

Freddie was an artist with a voice straight from heaven. he energized every performance, every song so much that he blows almost every other singer out of the water. Freddie should be at least 100 places higher!

Freddie should be WAY higher in this list. He has inspired over a BILLION people to be themselves. The notes he could reach were incredible, and it's REAL music to my ears. How is Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and Meghan Trainor higher than him?

Freddie is and will always be the greatest singer of all time. His amazing vocals allowed him to reach notes like no other. Truly one of a kind. He was gift-wrapped right from God to bring billions together.

How is Adele higher than him

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89 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.

Honestly, one of the most talented groups of all time. They deserve more credit.

One of the most influential metal bands of all time

No bad work from them exists - Lucretia

90 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.

Amazing progressive rock artist!

91 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.
92 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
93 Eric Clapton Eric Clapton Eric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. He has also been a member of Derek and the Dominos.

Green Day in top 20? No way what man. If talent was measure in length they would be a grain of sand and Clapton would be the entire universe. - guyritchi

Best guitarist ever what should be top ten - guyritchi

He's literally the most influential guitarist of all time

CLAPTON IS GOD

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94 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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95 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

This comment section shows how over hated she is. - DCfnaf

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96 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.

Where is he - samicus

97 One Direction One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records ...read more.

Let's just be clear one direction is talented. Metal bands are generally talented. Many types of metal, such as thrash metal and death metal, do not take much effort for those who are good musicians. Seriously, canniball corpse is screaming into the mike while guitar and drums are being played fast. Not saying it's bad, just stating the facts. One direction also does not put time and effort into their songwriting. A talented boy band who simply makes music to sell records (no shame in that, but it is unoriginal on purpose). Don't use the charts as an excuse for them being this high. 5 words. Who. Let. The. Dogs. Out. So do you guys really think 1d should be 300 some spots above outkast, for example? No. And mentioning how good every single metal band to ever exist is irrelevant and childish, let alone untrue. Never said you couldn't like them or metal music. Just saying...

Why do people prefer listening to this unholy garbage that is made without any effort, thought or originality instead of complex, intelligent and energetic music like metal? One Direction is the prime example of an artist that doesn't deserve the fame that it's been given. Do not listen to this terrible disgrace to music.

Listen to real music; like AC/DC, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, KISS, Motorhead, Pantera, Slayer, Anthrax, Megadeth, Ozzy Osborne Venom, Disturbed, Linkin Park Five Finger Death Punch, Slipknot, Rob zombie, Dragonforce, Rhapsody of fire Gloryhammer, Blind Guardian, Avenged Sevenfold, Killswitch Engage, Annihilator, and Alice Cooper.

They have no talent. - RiverClanRocks

What is this list even with bands like this so high - Lucretia

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98 Tom Delonge Tom Delonge Thomas Matthew "Tom" DeLonge, Jr., is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and film producer. He was born in Poway, California on December 13, 1975 . When he was in high school at age 15, he got expelled for drinking at a basketball game . He also used to play the ...read more.

He deserves to be much higher on the list. He is underestimated just because he made All The Small Things(that song is fun, not bad, but people find it a bad song). In my opinion, he is a lot better than the music artists considered good. He makes so much good music, I haven't heard a single song that I hate from him, all his songs are good, most music artists at least make one bad song. His guitar riffs are so catchy and great, especially in songs like Obvious, All Systems Go, Go, Secret Crowds, and Snake Charmer. People think all he can do is pop punk, but he is greater than that, he has a wide range of genres, from skate punk to pop punk to emo to post hardcore to space rock to electronic and even made an indie rock song. His lyrics can go from fun, silly songs, to extremely depressing and sad songs. He always adds a unique sound to his music, and is never boring, and experiments. And his vocals are so unique, no one can imitate his singing, his raspy high pitched voice with the ...more - AnimeDrawer

As much as I love Billie Joe Armstrong and Mark Hoppus, they don't deserve to be above Tom DeLonge to be honest, a lot of people will disagree, but honestly Tom deserves higher than both of them. Mark Hoppus is actually a great songwriter, he wrote Adam's Song, but some of his songs don't have very great lyrics(most of the songs in California). Plus, Mark Hoppus lacks progressing, even though his music is good, his band 44+ was basically just Blink-182 without Tom, that is it, even though the songs are good, he does great in everything except progressing. I really love his voice, it is soothing and calm, but I prefer Tom's voice. Billie is actually pretty good technical, and a great songwriter too, but he really isn't that creative, he is, but not that mcuh. His new album Revolution Radio has good songs, but the new song he released this year is honestly not that great, and the trilogy from his band wasn't good. Tom DeLonge on the other hand, progresses, and is very creative when it ...more - AnimeDrawer

Yay! He is at 73! He has so much talent and creativity, best music artist of today. He is one of the few music artists that restores my faith in modern music. So underrated and underappreciated. He can write great lyrics, play catchy, creative riffs, his singing voice is unique and good. Very artistic too, he made the Blink-182 logo. He deserves the fame that Taylor Swift and other undeserved artists have. He has good messages in his songs unlike most modern pop which is about partying and stuff like that. - AnimeDrawer

99 Kate Bush Kate Bush
100 Pantera Pantera Pantera was an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The band started out as a Glam Metal act in the 1980s with little success. After discarding their original lead vocalist and enlisting Phil Anselmo, the band signed a major record deal with ...read more.

Yay Pantera is in the top 50 at least - christangrant

Pantera is thr best groove metal band - Lucretia

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