Most Talented Musicians

These are the most talented musicians to ever walk this great Earth.

The Top Ten

1 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, 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 ...read more.

Freddie is God. He wrote the music, he played the instruments, he sang, AND he was probably the best front man of any band in history. Freddie is indeed comparable to Mozart or Beethoven. Elvis had his teenybopper fans wetting their days of the week panties, but Freddie was a virtuoso.

A travesty having this guy at #1, when there are a bunch of vocalists who were and are far better. In rock or pop, Elvis Presley, Levi Stubbs, Frank Sinatra, and Marvin Gaye to name just a few are much better, and that's not to mention classical singers like Luciano Pavrotti and Andrea Bocelli who make Freddie look like an amateur. And as for comparing Freddie to Beethoven or Mozart, he is not even in the same universe.

Best singer ever! How can anyone compete with him? An angel in a mans body!

True artist with such a talent and charisma. Number one.

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2 Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, 1 violin concerto, ...read more.

Aren't we taking about musicians here? Beethoven, Mozart, and Bach should be 1, 2, and 3. Todays society has vastly neglected true musical geniuses throughout history.

Freddie Mercury is very talented but I don't think he is more talented than Beethoven and Mozart. (my personal opinion). - zxm

This isn't real music

Music? Tallent? There Is Absolutely No One More Talented Than Beethoven - 12cc

3 Mozart Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era, born in Salzburg.

Come on he's number 1, Hands Down, his abilities to write symphonies concertos with hardly any mistakes or rewrites is simply amazing... + his body of work speaks for itself.He's talent was almost supernatural... The rest are all extremely talented. The real question is who's the next best.. Easily Beethoven!

Please, everyone knows Mozart is n°1. I don't listen to classical music much but it's pretty much the father of all music and more complex than anything most musicians could ever hope to achieve, sorry all you Paul fans out there but there is nothing amazing about him compared to the true legends.

The musician ever in my eyes played the piano for the Austrian emperor when he was only 3 years old

I actually kinda think Paul Mccartney should be higher than Mozart to be honest - Tonyjpgr

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4 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.

Endlessly talented and contributed more than any other musician I know in terms of knowledge, kindness and forward thinking. Absolutely brilliant on every level.!

The greatest most beautiful soul besides for jesus to walk the earth. Not only inspiring but thought provocking. He and paul both don't even know how to read or write music that proves both of there genius!

The best human and musician to ever walk this planet

No one compares to his brilliance, lyric writing and his forward, cutting edge thoughts and ideas. Simply, the best"!

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5 Paul McCartney Paul McCartney Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .

Where do I start? One of the greatest bass players of all time, master of the piano and had a smooth melodic voice, with a great vocal range for somebody who could be considered a baritone and an amazing screamer at the same time, a living legend

One of the greatest songwriters of all time, one of the greatest bassists of all time, one of the greatest singers of all time and great at playing pretty so many different instruments.

He is a brilliant composer who never runs out of ideas. His vocal range is amazing, and his voice is heavenly. Finally, he's a very talented and expressive piano and bass player!

I hate paul for being so inspired. Its like Shakespeare or Da Vinci, genius flows consistently and make me want to quit. Just so beautiful, just so natural!

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6 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 500,000,000 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 has the whole package! He wrote and composed most of his songs, he had an incredible voice along with inhuman dance skill. There's just no comparison.

The man who created dance and music, wasn't even trained but yet the greatest entertainer to ever live!

Simply the greatest entertainer msuic ever saw. He was the greatest dancer. Greatest singer. A talented lyricist and composer. In the end, he was MJ.

Michael Jackson was the most talented and beautiful musician / entertainer to ever step foot on earth. He deserves to be in 1st place. I mean, for god sakes he is the King of Pop! May he Rest In Peace.

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7 Brian Jones Brian Jones Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones was an English musician, the founder and the original leader of the Rolling Stones.

RIP Brian Jones. You will always be my favorite Rolling Stone band member. He was the founding member and even came up with the bands name. He played...

Piano
Guitar
Vocals
Sitar
Hermonica
Xylophone - Doggyface12345

Unbelievably talented. Rest in Peace, Jones! You were one of the biggest highlights of the 60's! - MontyPython

Most talented musician of all time.

8 George Harrison George Harrison George Harrison was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

Out of all the guys in the Beatles, he knew the most about music. Listen to With you without you, learn the story behind it, and you'll see what I mean.

Best lead guitarist/composer.

He can play just about any guitar ever created!

Guitar
Ukelele
Mandolin
Sitar
Tambura
Sarod
Swarmandal
Bass

And, like Paul, he can sing like a boss! (Here Comes the Sun= Best vocals in any song ever! )

9 James Hetfield James Hetfield James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.

Damn, his presence at the helm says it all.. I don't think there is anyone in the Thrash game who can write what he does.

Simply amazing - Morbid_Deth

10 Pete Townshend Pete Townshend Peter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist and songwriter for the rock band The Who.

Excellent guitarist

Also plays keyboard, drums, bass guitar, piano and many more instruments

He is completely self taught with all of those instruments

Great voice

Truly amazing songwriter. He wrote almost all of the songs for the who, which is considered one of the greatest rock bands in history.

Pretty much invented the rock opera and wrote the 2 most successful and acclaimed rock operas in history. For those who don't know a rock opera is an album that tells is centered around a single story.

He is a musical genius and should be number 1.

For my money, the greatest songwriter of all time (even if it's not a popular view), one of the greatest guitarists, a great-ish keyboardists, a decent singer, and a proficient player of pretty much every other instrument. Wrote the two greatest rock operas of all time (Tommy and Quadrophenia), at least 3 of the greatest rock albums of all time (My Generation, A Quick One, Who's Next), and at least one of the greatest concept albums of all time (The Who Sell Out). He also wrote a range of other (non musical) material on all kinds of things.

Most imaginative songwriter to ever live, one of the greatest ever guitarists and sings too but also plays bass, piano, drums and many more I'm sure. He was also one of the first musicians to make use of the synthesizer and also one of the first to use feedback. On top of this he helped invent the Marshall Stack. An absolute musical genius

How can Freddie Mercury be a meter musician? This guy is a completely underrated guitarist, pianist, AND songwriter. He wrote an entire opera! Mercury only wrote a few operatic if I remember correctly.

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The Contenders

11 Jimmy Page Jimmy Page James Patrick Page is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

This is musicians not vocalists, jimmy plays a ton of instruments fluently and of course one of the best guitarists of all time

Page is an incredible musician, but I believe John Paul Jones is even better. You're comparing genius with genius, though, so how can you go wrong?

No one on this list besides Beethoven is more talented then Page. Paul McCartney is half the musician Page is

He is a genius with guitar

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12 Billy Joel Billy Joel William Martin Joel is an American singer-songwriter, composer and pianist. Commonly nicknamed the "Piano Man", he has been making music since the 1960s, releasing popular albums throughout the '70s, '80s and '90s.

If the genre exists, he's got a song he wrote and can play to this day for it. Save for maybe metal, that is...

My favorite piano player of all time

Billy Joel is absolutely AMAZING!

13 Neil Peart Neil Peart Neil Ellwood Peart (born September 12, 1952 in Hamilton, Canada) is a Canadian-American musician and author, best known as the drummer and primary lyricist for the rock band Rush. Peart has received numerous awards for his musical performances.

Best drummer ever, enough said.

Absolutely the most talented musician of all time! he wrote all of Rush's music and the lyrics he wrote are some of the most thoughts provoking and beautiful ever! that and he is one of the best drummers of all time too so that says a lot

14 Steve Harris Steve Harris Stephen Percy "Steve" Harris is an English musician and songwriter, known as the bassist, occasional keyboardist, backing vocalist, primary songwriter and founder of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden.

Amazingly taleneted

15 Mike Patton Mike Patton Michael Allan "Mike" Patton is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, film composer, producer, and actor, best known as the lead singer of the alternative metal band Faith No More.

He has the widest vocal range of any singer in rock music

Should be higher

Pop music? Gotcha. Heavy metal? Done. 50’s Italian Jazz? Yep. Screamo? Sure. Opera? You bet. Oh you need monster noises for I am legend and the Darkness videogame? I gotchu fam

16 Robert Plant Robert Plant Robert Anthony Plant is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
17 John Paul Jones John Paul Jones John Baldwin, better known by his stage name John Paul Jones, is an English multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer.

Can play so many instruments and is amazing at each of them

Also, JPJ did string arrangements on songs by the Rolling Stones, beautiful mandolin player (several Zep songs, including "That's The Way"), extremely versatile & intuitive session player (like Jimmy Page).

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19 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" .

I never gave Prince the admiration or respect he deserved. This has completely changed for me. I can't believe that I lived along-side such a potent and amazing person, as I was too self-centered in my own interests, to consider his brilliance. When he left us on the symbolic and powerful date of April 21st, when the sun enters Taurus, he took from us that original soul. Although his gift to us, his inspirational music, will live on with us forever, down through all of the following generations, with empowering messages like:

"We are gathered today to get through this thing called life...
"In this life, things are much harder than the After-world, in this life,
"you're on your own! "

He couldn't have been more honest, and more truthful.
I wasn't knowledgeable, or mature enough to understand what a great, inspiring, and creative artist he was. His whole being, whole person, will inspire us for ages to come. My feeling of loss is that I will never get to see him ...more

Many people who knew Prince as merely just a talented musician with a funny name and a few big hits in the 80's haven't seen how much his songwriting and musicianship blossomed as he matured. Leaving the big record companies in the dust and carefully controlling the ownership and copyrights of his music as well as the release of his live performances kept his profile lower and it meant his new material was never on the radio. Many people haven't seen anything he's done in the last 20 years. However, anyone who has been lucky enough to catch his incredible live performances knows better. Move him up the list where he belongs, please.

Absolutely. When I saw that this list existed, the first three names I thought of were Prince, McCartney, and John Paul Jones. Kudos to those who thought of the masters like Beethoven and Mozart, though. They should probably be on more of these lists.

Absolutely the best ever! Needs to be way up on the list.

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20 Ritchie Blackmore Ritchie Blackmore Richard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore is an English guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work in the hard rock/metal bands Deep Purple and Rainbow. He was ranked number 16 on Guitar World's "100 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time" in 2004, and number 50 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the ...read more.

Best guitarist ever!

21 Jimmy The Rev Sullivan Jimmy The Rev Sullivan James Owen Sullivan, professionally known by his stage name The Rev, was an American musician, composer and songwriter, best known as the drummer, composer, songwriter, co-lead vocalist and founding member for the American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold.

Greatest metal musician ever!

Not only could he play drums like a boss, he could also play the following excellently:

Guitar
Bass
Piano
Keyboard

He also can sing like a boss and has written the band's biggest hits like:

Afterlife
A Little Piece of Heaven
Almost Easy
Fiction
Save Me
Brompton Cocktail

The Rev did so much for Avenged Sevenfold. He wrote the band's greatest hits!

Afterlife
A Little Piece of Heaven
Brompton Cocktail
Almost Easy
Fiction
Save Me

He can also play:
Drums
Guitar
Bass

He was also a great metal singer!

Definitely the most talented metal musician!

Easily the best and most underrated musician of all time! The Dave Grohl of metal!

He is amazing - EliHbk

22 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author, and artist who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.

He is considered by many to be the greatest songwriter of ALL TIME. Not to mention he played sang, played guitar, and played harmonica simultaneously. He is one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century period.

His ability to awaken thought and stir emotion with his choice of words is completely unrivalled.

Truly the best songwriter of all time, lyrically

23 Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.

The ultimate vocalist legend - Morbid_Deth

24 Eminem Eminem 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.

The most lyrically talented rapper of all time. He isn't the stereotypical "drugs, money, and girls" rapper. Eminem may have been the most controversial artist over the last decade, but he treats rap as an art; a way of venting his frustrations and feelings he's dealt with during his life. Look past the violence and anger in his older songs and realize he was just venting about all he had to go through to get where he is today, and that when shady was in his prime his personal life Was a downfall. His wife cheated on him, his daughter got no privacy, and his best friend died. He wasn't angry for no reason. SlimShady Lp, Marshall Mathers Lp, The Eminem Show, Recovery. All classics. Eminem is one of the greatest artists of all time.

This is a list for musicians, this guys a wrapper/singer/songwriter. I think I'm right in saying that most of his songs are now written by ghost writers. Its not that I don't like the guy, I mean he pretty mush defined my generation, and his stuff is incredible and definitely musically important. Regardless of this however he isn't top 20 material, he's not far off, and its only because there are more than 20 better musicians. On my list he'd be like 25 and that's still high praise

Eminem is by far the most lyrically talented artist to have ever appeared in the music industry. Whether it's rhyming words that no one else can or rapping with both unimaginable speed and lyrics that talk about real life situations, he is one of a kind and will be remembered forever.

Without a doubt the most talented songwriter of all time in terms of lyrics.

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25 Patrick Stump Patrick Stump Patrick Martin Stumph, known professionally as Patrick Vaughn Stump, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, actor and music critic, best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, pianist and composer of Fall Out Boy, an American rock band from Wilmette, Illinois.

Patrick Stump has most amazing vocal ranges ever. Patrick played every instrument on his solo album "Soul Punk", including vocals. He also wrote the lyrics for "Soul Punk". He can play drums, guitar, piano, bass, trumpet, and many more. Patrick writes most of the music for Fall Out Boy, and also help Pete Wentz write lyrics. I have too add that this man can not read sheet music, but despite this still manages to play all of these instruments and make really great music. Search "What a Catch, Donnie Fall Out Boy live" on YouTube and watch "Fall Out Boy-"What a Catch, Donnie" and "Where Did the Party Go" (Live in Los Angeles 6-13-13)" to get a taste of his vocal range.

When people hear the name"Fall Out Boy" the first thing that comes to mind is Pete Wentz. Well, he is pretty great, but if he quit the band, Patrick Stump could totally play bass instead of him. If Pete was really great, he would be able to do more than bass guitar. Patrick Stump is the true star of Fall Out Boy, the world needs to see that.

With a vocal range to rival Paul McCartney's and the ability to play 14+ different instruments all without ever being taught to read sheet music, Patrick Stump is one of the most talented musicians of our generation

I love his voice

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26 Dave Grohl Dave Grohl David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and film director. He is best known as the former drummer of the hugely popular 90s grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters. He has sat behind the ...read more.

Dave Grohl. Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age, Tenacious D. Sings, Drums, Plays guitar. I think that's all that needs to be said.

He's a natural. That's talent... Talent runs through his veins.

Its rare you see this much talent as down to earth as him

Dave this low is stupid.

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27 Mike Mangini Mike Mangini Mike Mangini is an American drummer. Since 2010, he has been a member of progressive metal band Dream Theater, following the departure of founding drummer Mike Portnoy.
28 Mike Shinoda Mike Shinoda Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer.

He and Dave Grohl are hands down the most talented that's active today.

Guitar, drums, keyboards, sampling, rapping, screaming, singing, percussion, artist, producer, MUCH MORE

29 Matt Bellamy Matt Bellamy Matthew James "Matt" Bellamy is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and compose most famous for being the main vocalist in alternative rock band Muse.

Should be a lot higher on this list, IF he isn't already he will soon be considered one of the best guitarists that ever lived. His voice is completely unique, his musical arrangements, song writing ability, musical accomplishments and instrument proficiency put him at about number 10 on this list.

29 are you serious this guy should be up there with Mozart seriously every single song this guy produces is just amazing and he is crazy good at singing, piano, and guitar!

Matt has more talent in his pinkie finger than any of these other guys.

Matt is my favorite musician, right after Freddie Mercury.

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30 Elton John Elton John Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.

Breathtaking skills with piano, always putting the right emotional touch in his vocals that perfectly fit with his superb songwriting and melody composition. Best of all, his live performances are second to none and consistent with quality even after all these years.

This man is a top 5 talent hands down. I'm not even a huge fan, but he could do it all. Not to mention a god on he piano and had vocals along with it.

31 John Petrucci John Petrucci John Peter Petrucci is an American guitarist, composer and producer. He is best known as a founding member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater. Compared to his level of skill, John Petrucci is relatively unknown in the modern music industry.

First, singers aren't musicians are they? This list is just a "flavorists" list! Using any kind of objectivity at all, Petrucci, Myung, Rudess and Mangini, through in the former drummer as well, Portnoy! If it's hard to remember the best musicians, you can just say Dream Theater! Easy enough!

A guitarist who makes 20 minute long track without any repetition is under Tupac? What

"He is the best guitarist in the world"... His melodies will be stuck in your mind for a really long time, trust me.

32 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. 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 ...read more.

This man is one of the greatest musicians that has ever lived. The fact that he isn't much higher is a travesty.

He demolishes grohl

You should know exactly who this man is and what awesome music he made, the voice of his generation, and still some of the younger generation that still listen and apperciate good music.

Best musician and artist of all time.

33 Frank Zappa Frank Zappa Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, songwriter, composer, record producer, actor and filmmaker.

More talented than any one else on this list... Yes even Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones. NONE of the Beatles should be on this list

Why isn't this man Number 1? He did the CRAZIEST off beats and he worte songs for THE London SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA he exposed the illuminati and hated big government he was like an alien sent from mars to tell everyone it's gonna go down unless you listen to me

This man should be number 1.. His discography proves this... Way ahead of his time.

This guy was his own GENRE!

His bands and music will NEVER be matched!

He was one of the first artists in the 60's with his own recording studio, by the 80's he needed no one, answered to no one, he wasn't tied to any label!

Needed zero radio play or a label!

Completely self contained artist!

It was all talent, genius and work ethic.

JUST look at the cats that played in his bands!
Steve Vai, Terry Bozzio, George Duke, Jean Luc Ponty, Chester Thompson, Eddie Jobson,
Ian Underwood,Don Sugar Cain Harris...etc

Frank Zappa was introduced by Ted Kopple on Night Line ABC...Ted introduced Frank as
A MUSICAL EXPERT!

This Man was Music!
He was his own GENRE!
People just don't know what he did!

The Biggest Genuis of our times!

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34 Geddy Lee Geddy Lee Geddy Lee Weinrib, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush.

Part of a trio of musicians who have excelled for five decades

One third of the best band in the galaxy

Simply the best

Few people can play the bass, or keyboard as good as he does.. Now how many people can you name that play them, at the same time?! As well as have one of the most recognisable voices in history... Don't even get me started on song writting.. ! Come on, vote!

35 Chris Martin Chris Martin Christopher Anthony John "Chris" Martin is an English singer, songwriter and musician. He is best known as the lead singer of rock band Coldplay.

Very talented.. Breath of fresh air today..

36 John Mayer John Mayer
37 Roger Waters Roger Waters George Roger Waters, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He is mostly known for being the secondary lead vocalist and bassist of Pink Floyd.

Pink Floyd, enough said. - alfey99

38 David Foster David Foster David Walter Foster is a Canadian musician, record producer, composer, songwriter, and arranger, who has won 16 Grammys.

"The Hit Man", between writing, producing, and playing, has over 500 million total sales, only Elvis and the Beatles sold more. Kind of like George Martin with a livelier personality.

David Foster has written some of the most beautifully, well-crafted songs over the past four decades.

39 Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.

Ed really deserves to be voted, but so do the others:) Not all of them (just my opinion, if you don't agree just ignore it) of course. It's hard to vote. Such a shame that the most of those talented people are dead. Excuse my English...

Really really really a gift for the world.

He is the best with Shape of you!

Great Vocals!
Writes all his songs!
Writes songs for others!
Plays guitar!
Doesn't use auto tune!
Does his own loop pedal!
Raps!
Can make a song about a drug abuser sound like it is sent from heaven!
Do I need to say more? If so, just listen to him.
You will love!

40 Robbie Williams Robbie Williams Robert Peter Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.

Still the only one I like in this list.

41 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.

How is someone who is recognized as one of if not the greatest guitarist of all time at number 44. He should definitely be in the top ten for sure

Why is he so low? He revolutionized and shaped classic rock, which is the root of all greatness!

Hendrix was no doubt the greatest guitar player that the world has seen. Confused as to why he's behind "Ed Sheeran"...

Why is he below ed sheran - Morbid_Deth

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42 Tupac Shakur Tupac Shakur Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.

The greatest rapper of all time and the most passionate musician of all time. He was misunderstood by those who only saw the "thug life" side of him and not the deep and insightful poetic side. Listen to " Dear Mama", "Keep ya Head up, "Brenda's Got a Baby" or one of his many poems and see for yourself that rappers really do have talent.

43 Slash Slash Saul Hudson, known professionally as Slash, is a British-American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

He is the most talented guitarist to ever live. Plus, he can play bass and the banjo!

44 Thom Yorke Thom Yorke Thomas Edward "Thom" Yorke is an English musician best known as the singer and principal songwriter of the alternative rock band Radiohead.

Great vocalist, producer, guitarist, pianist, drummer, amasing lyricist and artist, his best quality being his extremely broad, creative style

Personally think he is one of the few genius' of our generation. his multi instrumental abilities are freakish, coupled with his timing and co-ordination put him in a class only few have and ever will achieve. legend

45 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, and was 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.

David Bowie is one of the most talented musicians ever

46 Chuck Schuldiner Chuck Schuldiner Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner (1967-2001) was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known as the founder and vocalist, guitarist and bassist of the American heavy metal band Death. He is considered the most influential figure in Death Metal, with some publications referring to Chuck ...read more.

Totaly a top 20 - Morbid_Deth

47 John Cena John Cena John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. (/ˈsiːnə/; born April 23, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, rapper, actor, and reality television show host signed to WWE, where he is assigned to the SmackDown brand. ...read more.
48 Billie Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt.

Vocals
Piano
Guitar
Bass
Violin
Mandolin
Drums
Harmonica and others. He is the best and most talented musician ever!

49 Kyo Kyo Kyo is a Japanese musician, singer, lyricist and poet. He is best known as the vocalist of the metal band Dir en grey. He has been with the band since its inception in 1997 and was formerly in La:Sadie's.

Huge vocal range, very versatile and is a genius with his lyrics. Everything from soft rock to extreme metal.

50 Frederic Chopin Frederic Chopin Frédéric François Chopin (1 March 1810 – 17 October 1849), born Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era who wrote primarily for the solo piano. He gained and has maintained renown worldwide as a leading musician of his era, whose "poetic genius ...read more.
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2. Mozart
3. James Hetfield
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