Top 10 Greatest Pop Stars of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson (Michael Joseph Jackson; August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter. He passed away from cardiac arrest caused by a propofol and benzodiazepine overdose on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael... read more

Michael Jackson is the best because he sings, dances, writes songs, composes, and is a qualified actor. He also dismissed all the false rumors about him. Rumors such as he turned white on purpose, he hates children, etc.

Unlike some other performers who don't deserve to be mentioned here, he can actually sing. The only other artist capable of creating a song that's enjoyable to listen to, and not just some guy wailing through the microphone, is Justin Timberlake.

He was the best because he was the complete package: not only was he a supernaturally talented singer and dancer who delivered incredibly explosive and powerful on-stage performances, but he also had incredible charisma, style, and mystique. Additionally, he was a devoted humanitarian who championed the plight of those much less fortunate and, in fact, donated tens of millions of his own money to charities.

He was a gentle person with a sensitive and fragile nature, and he was someone whom the media made out to be a monster. For that, the world should feel ashamed. Although we will always have his music, I will forever miss his presence in the world.

2 Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, professionally known by her stage name Katy Perry, was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF... read more

Whenever I think of her, a light shines in my heart. She's my biggest inspiration ever. You know, she had a rough childhood and was banned from listening to pop music by her parents, but nothing could stop her from achieving what she had always dreamed of.

Now that she's already the number one star in the world, she continues to inspire others and also does a great job as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. I think she is one of the greatest women of all time.

Katy should be number one. She is a goddess. I love her personality. She is very down-to-earth and has a good sense of humor.

Her songs are unique and very catchy. She is one of the stars who has improved as the years roll by. She is the reigning pop queen, and I adore her. Prism is going to slay. She is the best.

3 Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.

On the start of her career, she performed at an event called the Lollapalooza Festival during 2007 whereby a record label company Interscope found her due to her performance... read more

Lady Gaga, or her real name, Stefani, is a true star. She is the most talented pop music artist of all time. Because she is our queen and we are in the same period as her, our grandchildren 200 years from now will say about us, "These old people were very lucky."

Lady Gaga is by far the biggest pop icon of this century and has been releasing top-class singles for over half a decade now. No other artist has achieved such enormous success in a relatively short amount of time. She has produced smash hits that will go down in history, such as Just Dance, Poker Face, Paparazzi, Bad Romance, Telephone, Alejandro, Judas, Born This Way, Edge of Glory, and Applause.

It's hard to believe that she could have produced such a large number of great songs in such a short span of time. I don't think there will be anyone as good as her in the future, and there surely hasn't been anyone as good as her in the past. How is she not number one?

4 Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone, known professionally as Madonna, 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... read more

Madonna is the Queen of Pop and the best female pop artist ever. She can't be compared to those wannabes like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and Britney, among others. Madonna has proven to be a true artist by giving us great albums. This site is stupid to rank Madonna at number eight. She should be second.

The first place belongs to Michael Jackson, and even though he holds the top spot, he has not accomplished what Madonna has. His latest albums were not as successful as Madonna's. Ageism is real. The media trash Madonna's work just because she is now in her 50s and continues to sing. Stop the hate. It's the only way to live with tolerance in this world. Stop promoting hate to young people.

5 Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania. Swift is best known for writing personal songs and has won 13 Grammy Awards... read more

She is on top of the world right now. Number 1 in all metrics: sales, streams, tours, merch, acclaim, awards. Name them all. No doubt she is number 1.

Better sound with Taylor Swift, even though Michael is a stage maniac. The albums feel more like a Christmas experience, so I would vote for Swift in first place. Skills are not the only factors to admire.

There is also authenticity and a fresh presence that can be more appealing. I hope to shift the agreement from only favoring Jackson to considering Taylor Swift as a feminine lead, as she excels in both sound and musical talent. It's not just about individual character traits. It's also about who resonates with the most people.

While other artists may be leading in certain aspects, none surpass Taylor Swift in first place. The music industry has never been more enlightening for fans and admirers, thanks to modern breakthroughs and the care demonstrated by new artists. Good!

6 Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears, born on December 2, 1981, is an American former singer and actress. She was born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. As a child, she performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows, such as "The Mickey Mouse Club," before signing with Jive... read more

Britney ran the music industry for the majority of the 2000s. It was the constant degrading and hate inflicted on her that caused her public breakdown and downfall. She IS the queen of pop and music, period.

Let's show them who's boss, Brit Brit. I'm tired of Lady Gaga and her fans saying she is the new Queen just because of her gate receipts, records, and download sales. Show us her having six world records, over 100 million RIAA-certified albums, and video sales. That alone could make Britney Queen.

Yet, Madonna will always be Queen. She is one of the forefathers of Pop. Britney is the Crowned Princess of Pop, heir to the throne. So all you pretenders, get out of Britney's way and let her do her thing. Welcome back, Britney!

Madonna will always be Queen. You can just feel her presence when she enters a room. I love Britney more than Madonna, but as far as Pop Royalty goes, Madonna is and will always be Queen. Britney changed Pop for what it is today, but if it weren't for Janet, MJ, and Madonna's influence, Pop wouldn't be what it is today.

7 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

Beyoncé is, without a doubt, one of the most talented women on Earth. She has a tremendously powerful voice with a huge range. She is an excellent dancer and can really connect with an audience.

Beyoncé has the ability to infuse emotions into her voice and songs, which can bring you to tears. She is capable of writing and composing amazing music, and for the most part, she does. She is also an excellent actress. Not to mention, she is incredibly beautiful! Combine all these qualities, and you have an amazing performer. She delivers the best live performances of all, and I love her with all my heart. Go Beyoncé!

8 Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American pop singer. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning... read more

The only girl in the world deserves to be number one. Gosh, I mean, this is someone who has broken records set by Madonna, Mariah Carey, and the sweet Whitney Houston. She has twelve number ones, making her the fastest solo artist to achieve that feat.

Billboard named her the number one pop artist of all time, fending off her contemporaries and even the legendary Madonna, owing to her consistent place on the charts and holding the records for the most number ones, most entries, and most top tens on the pop songs chart. Come on, people, Rihanna has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that she has come to #STAY, make good music, and entertain.

9 Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette... read more

Justin Bieber is a great pop artist. There may be people out there who have better voices, but I think Justin is doing a great job throughout his career. He's also a very talented singer. I'm not a fan of him, but honestly, Justin Bieber has some great songs, great guitar skills, and he's also a Christian.

Seriously, Justin Bieber is amazing. And I don't care what those selfish and bratty haters say about my comment because it's all true. And honestly, who cares what he did in the past? Number 1, it's not even anyone's business. Number 2, he's reformed. And number 3, everyone has had their bad times before and is still getting forgiven for it. Justin Bieber, I'm not a fan, but you are doing a fantastic job. Keep up the good work. You're doing great.

10 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... read more
The Contenders
11 Bruno Mars Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer... read more

I love the beautiful melodies of all the songs you write and sing, especially "Never Close Our Eyes." I'm extremely grateful that you gave this beautiful song to the vocal god Adam Lambert, who can spice it up to make it a fabulous collab.

You are the best songwriter and singer in the world among this generation of artists, along with Adam Lambert. I hate those people who keep saying that Justin Bieber is better than you. Bruno Mars and Adam Lambert forever!

I love Michael Jackson a lot. When he died, sadly, I thought no more talent would ever come into the world. But then Bruno Mars came up, and I was like, Now that's talent. By the way, my favorite is Uptown Funk.

12 Pink Alecia Beth Moore known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.

A legend needs no description. She's smart, honest, and so deeply connected with the audience's hearts that she will live forever, without a doubt.

Most underrated musician! She deserves so much more. She's a true artist, from the way she captivates the crowd to how she sings better than her recorded songs. Pink will forever be my favorite artist.

To everyone: try. Never give up. It's what I tell myself, and it's the reason I'm so confident.

You're beautiful. Remember that.

13 Selena Gomez Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. She is best known for songs like "Come & Get It", "Good For You", "Same Old Love", and "It Ain't Me". Selena Gomez's voice is mezzo-soprano but she usually sings in alto. She is best known for her role as Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place.

I am the biggest fan of Selena Gomez. My biggest dream is just to see her, but I wish I could meet her. She is my biggest role model.

Thank you, Selena Gomez, for brightening my world. You inspired my life with the song Who Says. Everyone told me that I would never be an actress, but because of the song, I didn't listen to them. I only listened to myself.

So, I just want to thank you. A lot of people don't like you, but just listen to yourself. Trust me, that really works. Thank you, Selena Gomez. I love you the most of all people.

14 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" .

Prince was not the greatest pop star of all time, mostly because he wasn't really a pop star. He was a true musician - a monster guitar player, an incredible songwriter, a talented drummer, bassist, pianist, producer, and dancer. In my humble opinion, he was the greatest musician to ever grace this planet - a musical genius who could do it all: funk, rock, pop, jazz, etc.

He was a visionary, the likes of which the world only sees once in a lifetime. The '60s had Hendrix. The '80s had Prince. Now it's 2023, and I'm still waiting for the next in line.

15 Enrique Iglesias Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler, known professionally as Enrique Iglesias, is a Spanish singer, songwriter, record producer and actor.

I don't know why he's at No. 7. He's the best pop singer. He's better than anyone on this list, besides Michael Jackson. I mean, seriously, Bieber?

It's not about the money you make. It's about how well you can sing, and Justin Bieber is nothing in front of him.

Most underrated musician! He deserves so much more. He's a true artist, from the way he takes the crowd away to the way he sings better than his recorded song. Enrique will forever be my favorite artist!

Hmm, I don't have any words to say. Ha, he is my role model. I think I have listened to each of his songs hundreds of thousands or even millions of times. I am just crazy about his songs.

Songs help me lead a peaceful time, to get immediate relaxation, and everything.

16 Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988) is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international... read more

I have already said that she should have been in 4th or 3rd place, but you jerks don't understand. You are fake. Just put her up - wait, don't. I don't mind because, in my opinion, she is the best. I don't care what you jerks say.

Unlike most of the singers on this list, Adele can sing many different genres of music, and she's always so creative with her albums and her song choices.

Adele, your music is so good, and it is very interesting. I like how it has a steady beat and it just somehow all goes together. Very nice, Adele. And, "Hello from the other side."

17 Alicia Keys Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.

Of course, Alicia is just like Adele with the most powerful voice in history, according to one of her best songs, This Girl Is on Fire!

Leesh, get out here on the stage before I snatch the tax letter and coffee from your hand and put you out there! This girl is on fire!

Alicia Keys is a wonderful singer, and I just love all her songs!

18 Kesha Kesha Rose Sebert (formerly known as Ke$ha) was born on March 1st, 1987 in Los Angeles, United States. She is best known for her hits like Timber, Tik Tok, and We R Who We R... read more

You know what? I actually consider her to be one of the better pop stars of today, and my parents agree with me too. Their favorite artists are Queen, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, etc. By the way, I like these guys as well.

Anyway, back to Kesha, her lyrics are so amazing and so funny. Her music, in general, is just so fun to dance to and exciting. Kesha is more talented than most of the other pop stars that have come out recently.

She is amazing, inspiring, and writes her own songs! She is one of the few artists who are original and write their own songs. I love her album Warrior, which has Die Young, Crazy Kids, Supernatural, and many other great future hits!

I also love her show Kesha: My Crazy Beautiful Life on MTV because she is not afraid to show her true self to people. I am her number one fan!

19 Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Spanish singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.

My gosh! Shakira, you have been on my phone Whenever, Wherever! Girl, keep climbing up the stupid social ladder and beat the others! Who on earth put Justin Bieber up there? They need to see a doctor and get a life!

Shakira is equal to the legend Michael Jackson. She has a soulful voice, and her music spreads happiness. She is epic and the perfect Queen of Pop for Michael Jackson. Love you, Shakira.

She is extremely talented, and her voice is exceptional and very strong. She is worth being respected in the world of pop music, and her dance moves are really awesome.

20 Justin Timberlake Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child.

His live performances, especially from the 20/20 Experience, are amazing. It's all live music, and he has pretty much a full band playing. His vocals are amazing, both recorded and live. Many pop stars simply sing over recordings, but Justin is a true musician.

He needs to be number two, second only to Michael Jackson. He doesn't use autotune, just like every other person on this list besides Michael Jackson.

He's one of the few male pop stars on the list. He has a very unique voice and the perfect male pop star image. He has had great success since his days with NSYNC.

21 Billie Eilish Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell, known professionally as Billie Eilish (born December 18, 2001) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her songs "When the Party's Over", "Bury a Friend", "Everything I Wanted", "Happier Than Ever" and especially "Bad Guy".

Best new artist ever. I predict she will be the biggest pop star in the world and will hold that place longer than any other artist in history. I also predict that she will have a huge legacy spanning not just music but also film, fashion, and business.

Maybe even education, by having her own music schools. Genius!

22 Usher Usher Terry Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. Born in Dallas, but raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee was where he lived until moving to Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 12 where his mother put him in local singing competitions all over the city.
23 Demi Lovato Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends as a child, she received her breakthrough role as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam... read more

I love her songs like Give Your Heart a Break, Made in the USA, Neon Lights, Cool for the Summer, Really Don't Care, Heart Attack, and This Is Me. She should be the first on this list!

She has an amazing voice, and almost all her songs are Hollywood records. Love her so much!

Demi Lovato is not a person who makes dumb decisions. Have you ever seen her go completely undressed on stage like Miley Cyrus? Demi is a hard worker! Demi Lovato for President!

I am the number 1 fan of Demi Lovato. She's so kind, and she takes time with all her beloved fans. I wish I could be just like her - a singer with an incredibly amazing voice.

24 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera (born June 26, 1993) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her four-octave vocal range has received critical acclaim, and her personal life has been the subject of widespread media attention. She has received numerous accolades throughout her career, including two Grammy... read more

Ariana Grande is the best of all! She is amazing and flawless and sings beautifully. She should be number one!

She's amazing, and I love her so much. She has more fans than anybody. She's pretty, nice, smart, talented, and funny. No pop star can beat her or bring her down. Go Ari!

She deserves to be number one! She is amazing, kind, and beautiful on the inside and out. I love her so much. You won't understand.

She is the best, you guys! She's so funny, interesting, and brave. How she dealt with One Love Manchester is amazing. I'm so proud of her. She has the best voice ever and sings from the heart. I love her so much! Arianators forever!

25 Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), known professionally as Miley Cyrus, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. Her voice type is Mezzo-Soprano and spans 4 octaves... read more

I thought she looked better with brown hair, but I've accepted it. If that's who she wants to be, I'm not stopping her. She is who she is, just like I am who I am.

Everyone is kind to her. She's the next Britney but better than Selena. We love you, Miley, the princess of pop.

She can be a little wild, especially in Can't Be Tamed, but she's a genius and an amazing singer.

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