Top 10 Famous People Who Should Be or Should've Been Knighted

Some men & women are/were so influential that they should be/should’ve been knighted for certain influences on their audiences & around the world.
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 is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under the initials MJ. Dubbed the King of Pop, he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. ...read more.

Michael Jackson was the legend of all entertainment. The man with the best selling album of all time. He's been to many places as well & performed around the world. He should've been knighted an honorary sir by Queen Elizabeth II, but too late, he overdosed on drugs by his "doctor". R.I.P. to the king of pop.

2 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 in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA. She has 14 studio albums (Madonna, Like a Virgin, True Blue, Like a Prayer, Erotica, Bedtime Stories, Ray of Light, Music, American Life, Confessions on a Dance Floor, Hard Candy, MDNA, Rebel Heart, and Madame X), 3 soundtrack albums (Who's That Girl, I'm Breathless, and Evita), 4 compilation albums (The Immaculate Collection, Something to Remember, GHV2, and Celebration), ...read more.

Madonna is the best-selling female music artist of all time. She was born in Bay City Michigan though she's been to places in Europe (like London). She has influenced the world with her music, dance moves & acting roles so much that she deserves to be knighted an honorary dame by King Charles III or some early future Monarch.

3 Donna Summer LaDonna Adrian Gaines, known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter.

The undisputed queen of disco music who paved the way for modern music should've been knighted an honorary dame by Queen Elizabeth II during her life on Earth. R.I.P.

4 Gloria Gaynor

Disco's 1st #1 artist who's best known for her single I Will Survive should be knighted an honorary dame 1 way or another for her impact on entertainment as a whole.

5 Régine Zylberberg

She should've been knighted an honorary dame by Queen Elizabeth II for her impact on culture. She invented the discotheque (which paved the way for all the clubs & festivals we have to this day). She became the queen of the night (though she called herself that). R.I.P. (1929-2022).

6 Enya Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin, known professionally as Enya, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, and producer.

She should be knighted an honorary dame by King Charles III. Queen Elizabeth II should've knighted her before it was too late for Elizabeth herself. Enya is the queen of new age & pioneered such styles in modern music.

7 Sarah Brightman Sarah Brightman is an English classical crossover soprano, actress, musician, songwriter, conductor, and dancer.

Deserves to be knighted a dame by King Charles III (or a future monarch - is that Queen Elizabeth II is gone). She has such a powerful voice & talent to the world. Up with Andrea Bocelli.

8 Andrea Bocelli Andrea Bocelli is an Italian classical crossover tenor, recording artist, and singer-songwriter. Born with poor eyesight, he became permanently blind at the age of 12 following a football accident.

The legendary artist should be knighted sir. He's 1 of a kind.

9 Grace Jones Grace Beverly Jones is a Jamaican-American supermodel, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Born in Jamaica, she moved when she was 13, along with her siblings, to live with her parents in Syracuse, New York.

An absolute legend known for her versatility in music & culture. She deserves to be knighted an honorary dame 1 way or another for her quality & impact.

10 Raffaella Carrà
The Contenders
11 Lisa Marie Presley Lisa Marie Presley was an American singer-songwriter. She was the only child of singer and actor Elvis Presley and actress Priscilla Presley, as well as the sole heir to her father's estate.

She should've been knighted an honorary dame for her influence as Elvis Presley's only child & her endurance on music. She was the princess of rock 'n' roll. R.I.P. (1968-2023).

12 Amanda Lear

She should be knighted an honorary dame by King Charles III for her impact on fashion, artwork & entertainment. Her music is no exception despite being underlooked.

13 Laila Ali

Being the daughter of Muhammad Ali & her impact on wrestling, she should be knighted an honorary dame.

14 Cindy Crawford Cynthia Ann "Cindy" Crawford is an American model. Her 30 years of success at modeling made her an international celebrity that has led to roles in television and film, and to work as a spokesperson.

She should be knighted an honorary dame for her impact on fashion. She did a great job as a supermodel. 1 of a kind & top supermodel of the 80's, 90's & 2000's.

15 Tatjana Patitz
16 Jeff Beck Geoffrey Arnold "Jeff" was an English rock guitarist. He was one of the three noted guitarists to have played with The Yardbirds (the other two being Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page). Beck also formed The Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert & Appice.
17 Dwayne Johnson Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American and Canadian actor, producer and semi-retired professional wrestler, signed with WWE.

His legendary status as among the G.O.A.T. professional wrestlers in history & acting roles means he should be knighted an honorary sir. Nobody else like him today.

18 Mary Pope Osborne

Her impact on childrens' reading should make her an honorary dame. She's the author of the Magic Tree House series.

19 Lauren Tarshis

She's a legendary author who took thrills & history-telling in childrens' reading to a new level with her I Survived series. Therefore she should be knighted an honorary dame.

20 Avril Lavigne Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian–French singer-songwriter and actress. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more than $2 million.

She should be knighted an honorary dame by this point. She revolutionized punk music & made it more fun than ever.

21 Eric Carle
22 Jennifer Aniston Jennifer Joanna Aniston is an American actress, producer, and businesswoman. The daughter of Greek actor John Aniston and American actress Nancy Dow, Aniston gained worldwide recognition for portraying Rachel Green on the popular television sitcom Friends, a role which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

The absolutely iconic actress that played Rachel Green from Friends should make her an honorary dame. She should've been knighted since her role in the 1st place. She made an unbelievably remarkable impact on entertainment since then.

23 Jennifer Coolidge Jennifer Audrey Coolidge is an American actress, comedian and activist. She is best known for playing Stifler's Mom in the American Pie films.

An enduring actress that appeared in many films & dominated comedy. She should totally be knighted an honorary dame.

24 Sidhu Moose Wala

He truly dominated the music industry in India & worldwide. He was the king of Punjabi pop & had the most #1 hits in India. R.I.P. (1993-2022).

25 Balwinder Safri

He literally pioneered & contributed to the Punjabi music industry. He should've been knighted an honorary sir. R.I.P. (1958-2022).

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