Most Influential Singers of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Rod Stewart Rod Stewart Roderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry.
2 Regine Velasquez Regine Velasquez Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, dubbed as the Asia's Songbird is a Filipina recording artist, host, producer, philanthropist, commercial endorser, actress, and an Asian pop culture icon. She is widely known for possessing an extensive vocal range.

Never ever heard from her so she can't be that great... Michael Jackson is way better and way more influential than her..

Definitely, no one can be like her and no one can sing like her. The best ever singer in the Philippines. The Asia's Songbird who gives pride and brought the name of the Philippines for us to be proud of what they are as Filipinos. The Best Selling Artist of All Time. Its because of her, the Idol of all Idols, the DIVA of All DiVAS, the QUEEN of all QUEENS. No other than Regine. #RegineRules #WeLoveYouSongbird - MosesG20

Did she put herself on here?
Who is she? - phr

3 Rachelle Ann Go
4 Jonalyn Viray
5 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and is "well known" for her over-the-top sexy more.
6 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 more.

The only thing influential about Beyoncé, is her blatant slutty behavior! Pretentious, auto-tuned, and a skank. - shawnwalker

7 Celine Dion Celine Dion

She is just amazing, her voice brings you to tears. She is a blessing and has a great soul. Her music is an inspiration to all. Her love and passion an devotion is dedicated and hard work. She loves us and we love her

Her voice in Titanic is simply marvelous.

8 Kyla
9 Jaya Ramsey
10 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under more.

He should be n°1! If you ask to every famous people today, Michael Jackson is one of their influence. For example : Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Chris Brown, Zendaya, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber and so many others that I can't name all of them!

You may have heard about the King of Pop.

The Newcomers

? 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. more.

I am sorry that I had to add him.

The Contenders

11 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 more.

There are many singers our there but few who are really a vocalist. Whitney Houston definitely come to my mind when it comes to discussion like this. She is truly one of a kind not only in studio but live as well. Whitney, you are the best.

Whitney Houston is the first diva pop/soul and her influence is great

12 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. more.
13 Roger Waters Roger Waters George Roger Waters, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He was mostly known for the secondary lead vocals and bassist of Pink Floyd .
14 Julie Anne San Jose Julie Anne San Jose
15 Bob Marley Bob Marley Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.

Really! Bob Marley was the voice of the voiceless, the beacon of peace, and the symbol of Rastas.

16 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. more.

I mean what musician hasn't been influence by THIS guy

He should be in top 5!

His ever-changing image and sound:
1. He introduced the androgynous look to people in 70s. He was against the convention, wearing make-up and extravagant clothes.
- Influenced stylists: Jean Paul Gaultier, Jonathan Saunders, Christophe Decarnin, Riccardo Tisci’s.
2. His show at Roundhouse in 1970 with The Hype gave birth to Glam Rock (not forgetting others events around at the time that helped the creation of it, of course), but he was the first step.
- Films about Glam Rock: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Velvet Goldmine (the title's films is a name of an unreleased Bowie's song, the story is a half fictional, half Bowie and Iggy Pop's biography)
- Glam Rock artists: New York Dolls, T-Rex, Lou Reed, Elton John etc
3. He went through Baroque Pop, Folk, Folk Pop, Rock, Glam Rock, Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Art Rock, Art Pop, Krautrock, New Wave, Pop, Dance-pop, Rock and Roll, Hard Rock, Acid Jazz, Industrial Rock, Electronica, Adult ...more

17 Austin Carlile Austin Carlile

The most heart warming person who writes the most inspirational lyrics. Always gives 100% to his music and to his fans.

18 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his Seattle home in 1994.

What an incredible voice... RIP - shawnwalker

19 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.
20 Ian Gillan Ian Gillan Ian Gillan is an English singer and songwriter. He originally found success as the lead singer and lyricist for Deep Purple, and the original singer on the rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber, where Gillan had the leading role (Jesus Christ).
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