Top Ten Honorific Nicknames In Popular Music

Titles given to music legends to honour their contribution to the music industry.

The Top Ten

1 King of Pop (Michael Jackson)

He was both a child prodigy from the age of 10 when he performed on the Ed Sullivan show in 1970 and became the best selling artist in the world when he came out with the album Thriller which has sold more albums than any other album ever. How many child prodigies were able to become a huge success once they grew up, not too many. Most do not succeed once they hit puberty. Michael was able to reinvent himself starting with his album "Off the Wall", he then had two more great albums, Thriller and Bad, which had 5 #1 hits from that album.

Michael was pure genius. He wrote, he sang, he danced, he choreographed, he produced, he orchestrated, etc, etc. NO ONE else can say that. Unparalleled!

There is only one King... Known across the globe in big cities, tiny villages.. The name Michael Jackson = Legend King of it all...

Michael Jackson is the king of music. “King of Pop is too small for him. He is simply the greatest entertainer who ever lived.” ~ Berry Gordy

Michael Jackson is the King! I love him so much, it hurts. I love that cute little boy with overwhelming musical gifts. I love the teenager who had his share of adolescence problems. I love the man who created of the biggest selling album of all time. I love the man who changed music forever. In short, I love Michael... Mikey.. mike... applehead... Jacko!

Michael, you were our gift from God. I miss you.

Michael Joe Jackson: August 29,1958- June 25,2009 😭

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2 Princess of Pop (Britney Spears)

Britney should be declared as a princess of pop because she really deserve it... After all the controversies that have struck her, people still luvs her...

Britney is the only one! She is a superstar! And a super mom! She is very beautiful, simple, sweet... So She is the best

No one ever calls her that and that name SUCKS! "The princess of pop" she thinks she is a princess. YEAH RIGHT! - Gh_player

Number 1 what over elvis and mj u guys have lost it or what she sucks

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3 Queen of Pop (Madonna)

Madonna. The only one there ever was... And the only one who really deserves to be the Queen Of Pop. Madonna's been around for nearly three decades, sold more than 360 MILLION records worldwithe, and left a legacy that is unmatched by any artist - male, female or band. She writes her own songs, composes her own music, invents her own dance moves, and has innovated the music industry to an extent greater than any other artist's. She's experimented with every genre of music and has had ALL her singles chart on the top of international charts! Long Live The Madonna Mania! Madonna FOREVER! She's irreplaceable, incomparable and inarguably the most talented artist that ever lived, or ever will. We all will die, Madonna will die, but her music will survive the test of time. Queen Of Pop, Queen Of Reinvention, Mistress Of Music, Queen Of Dance, Queen Of Everything Music! Britney, Kylie Minogue, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Kesha, Christin Aguilera - all are like her children because they grew up ...more - TheSudhanva

Madonna is unique. Every so often an artist comes along who is just driven to be the best. Madonna is such an artist. Others may copy but they will never surpass her. Madonna in the beginning just did it herself. She had a vision, an ambition and nothing was going to stop her. No help from the Internet, no downloading, no iTunes. Her early achievements as a worldwide superstar came through selling record to fans who had to treck down to the record store to buy hard copy. No facebk, Twitter etc to advertise, just posters, T.V. and newspapers. Madonna toiled! Today's artists have it on a plate. Yet still Madonna is Queen. Her next album is as eagerly anticipated as any. She has made movies, acted on stage, directed, there is nothing she will not try. As her dad once said " she is an achiever". I, for one, believe there will never be another solo artist like her. She will go 'on and on'. Which other female solo performer can fill stadiums worldwide? Rock on Madonna. There'll will always ...more

Love madonna always have. No one was is or will be capable of surpassing her success. Like the article says most of her promotion was pre-Internet. She did it with a business acumen most people can only dream if and that's what people forget. Music and all that goes with it it's art but above all else it's a business. If you don't sell albums singles and concert tickets you will be forgotten. Madonna never will be.

Anyone who disagrees with this one is on the wrong planet.

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4 The Fab Four (The Beatles)

I think is stupid that The Beatles are not the first... this guys are the best band in music history, they made a revolution in music! - rock2metal

The Beatles were the forefathers of all music we hear today. - TheSudhanva

How is Britney Spears number one? Her singing voice is really annoying. I think Taylor Swift should have been Princess of Pop.

The Beatles are way better than Britney Spears.

5 King of Rock and Roll (Elvis Presley)

This is the NICKNAMES were rating here. Elvis is not my favorite artist, but the "King of Rock and Roll" is like the king of the world.

Most famous king of this music. - zxm

You mean CHUCK BERRY the king of rock n roll.. - Briank

6 Queen of Soul (Arethra Franklin)
7 Queen of Country (Shania Twain)

Shania Twain's albums have sold into many millions, and she brought country music to the forefront again. She definitely is the Queen Of Country. - TheSudhanva

8 Princess of Country (Taylor Swift)

Taylor swift is really amazing, and I am falling for her. She is the best country singer ever, no doubt someday she will become the queen of country. I will always support her.

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9 Father of Death Metal (Chuck Schuldiner)

Death was the best death metal band ever, they created the genre! R.I.P. Chuck Schuldiner - rock2metal

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10 Metal Gods (Judas Priest)

They really are the metal gods.

The Contenders

11 Prince of Pop (Justin Timberlake)

He is the absolute best and definitely deserves to be the prince of pop

Michael Jackson himself called Justin Timberlake the Prince of Pop, so yeah

He's way too talented and honest not to be

He deserves this honor

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12 The Four Horsemen (Metallica)
13 Queen of R&B (Alicia Keys)
14 The Prince of Darkness (Ozzy Osbourne)
15 Queen of Reinvention (Madonna)

Madonna. How true. Madonna has experimented with nearly all genres of music - successfully. She has reinvented her image and style periodically and successfully. - TheSudhanva

16 King of Hip Hop (Eminem)

He go to damn hard

Most successful hiphop artist and rap God Eminem

17 Goddess of Pop (Cher)

Oscar Winner, and the only female with 56 years old she have na #1 hit!

Only singer to have #1s in each of the past 6 decades. Very successful singer as well as actress.

18 Lady of Pop (Lady Gaga)
19 The Bards (Blind Guardian)
20 The Voice of a Generation (Christina Aguilera)

Christina is such a beautiful woman of generation she voice like no other Britney might be a pop princess but Tina has the voice

She is definitely also a princess of pop, as well as reinvention.

Definitely, also The Chameleon of Music

Also, sex symbol of pop music.

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1. King of Rock and Roll (Elvis Presley)
2. King of Pop (Michael Jackson)
3. Queen of Pop (Madonna)
1. King of Rock and Roll (Elvis Presley)
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3. Queen of Soul (Arethra Franklin)
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