Most Shocking Music Artists
The Top Ten
1 Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson? You should check out Euronymous! That guy makes Marilyn Manson look as though he were an angel!
I don't need to introduce this guy - Irina2932
Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears . She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has ...read more.
She knows that scandal equals sales, hence the constant run-ins with the Catholic Church, not to mention her book Sex, the scene with the bottle in her 1990 tour documentary Truth or Dare, kisses and sex with girls etc - Irina2932
Nice list. Madonna has been shocking the world since fifty years. The most important is that she is the world's best selling female artist. God knows who brought her explicit albums and singles.
She know what she must do to make everyone talk about her...Shes one GENIUS! And young "reductive girls" try to copy her.
3 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 ...read more.
He said it didn't really matter if you were black or white, which was why he tried both and ended up grey. His best friend was a chimp called Bubbles and he also dangled his baby son out of a three storey hotel room. - Irina2932
4 Ozzy Osbourne
John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath ...read more.
As a former friend of Satan, he developed a penchant for biting the heads off live birds (bats and doves mostly) but perhaps most shocking is that he has married to stay married to Sharon for the past 25 years. - Irina2932
Didn't he urinate on the Alamo one time?
5 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. ...read more.
Launched his career by posing as an androgynous supernatural Martian and then allegedly had an affair with Mick Jagger. - Irina2932
6 Amy Winehouse
Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz. She is also a well-known member of the 27 Club, as she overdosed on alcohol at age 27.
Countless problems and scandals with alcohol, drugs, boyfriend, father, paparazzi... Everything - Irina2932
7 Britney Spears
Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 and going on to become a pop superstar ...read more.
The bubblegum princess of pop had the world at her feet, but then she got it on with Madge on T.V., married into trailer trash - twice - and shaved her head. - Irina2932
8 Keith Moon
The man loved his drink, loved his drugs, would regularly pack explosives into his drum kit and blow himself up during Who concerts. Famously drove a Rolls Royce into a swimming pool... - Irina2932
9 Gary Glitter
Gary Glitter is a former glam rock singer and songwriter. He sold over 20 million records and regained media attention in 1999 when child pornography were found on his laptop and committed sex offences with children. He was sentenced to 17 years in prison in 2015.
10 Lady Gaga
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the first female artist to ever since Cher to get nominated by the Grammys and Emmys . In 2013, during her era on Artpop, she was chosen to perform in a concert from iTunes . ...read more.
Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.
12 Varg Vikernes
Church burner, murderer and black metal artist.
13 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. ...read more.
He was controversial back then because he was moving his hips back and fourth in a hyper sexual way. A lot of Christians got pissed off because of this.
Invented rock'n'roll, had it all, ate most of it, buried his parents in the back garden and then died on the toilet with a burger in his mouth... Sad but he is still one of the greatest singers ever - Irina2932
14 Justin Bieber
Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, song writer, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claiming he was Part-Indian) and he is Christian. He is the son of an author, Pattie Mallet. ...read more.
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" .
The diminutive purple one changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol and spent a not insignificant amount of time walking around with the word "Slave" etched on his cheek. - Irina2932
16 Mick Jagger
Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the lead vocalist and a co-founder of the Rolling Stones.
18 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.
19 GG Allin
Kevin Michael "GG" Allin (born Jesus Christ Allin; 1956-1993) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer, who performed and recorded with many groups during his career. He was best known for his graphic live performances which included self-mutilation, parading around the stage naked, fighting ...read more.
20 Jerry Lee Lewis