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.
I mean, his title is "King of Pop". It is to be expected. In all fairness, Michael has remained one of Pop Music's most seminal and influential music artists, in spite of his many controversies.
The biggest solo pop star in history, he would be the first and only one inducted first year so the enitre show can be dedicated to his greatness.
Well, he's the "King of Pop"! And of course the royalties are in here.
He is the singer of all centuries!
ABBA are a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
One of the most renowned Pop bands of all time. They defined 70s Pop and are still seen as a big influence in the Pop scene, even after 40 years.
Best music in fame
3 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 million records sold worldwide. She released seven studio albums and three movie soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum or gold certification.
She is "The Voice". She was the first true black female global superstar and one of the original pop divas who set the lane for woman to break in easier in American popular music.
Like MJ, she has her own moniker; "The Queen of Pop" and its easy to see why she deserves it. She has one of the most powerful voices out of any female music artists I can think of.
Isn't Madonna the Queen of Pop and not Whitney?
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.
Back when she was in her peaks during the 80s-90s, Madonna was easily one music artist to be renowned. Although her reputation in the present isn't as good, you can't really deny her energy back then and the influence she has on Pop Music these days.
She just turned 60, has been inducted in numerous halls of fame and is the biggest female artist in history, she's and obvious choice.
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 and MJ were formidable rivals. Despite MJ's superior stage persona and singing, Prince is no slouch either and excels in instrumentals for an alternative. One of Pop's greatest instrumentalists.
I think Prince had better singing skills and a better voice than Michael Jackson but Michael was more entertaining because of his dancing.
He is one of the most influential acts in various genres including pop music so he should be held in high consideration.
prince is amazing so yes hall of fame
6 The Beatles
The Beatles were an English pop rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later ...read more.
7 Elvis Presley
Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Dubbed the "King of Rock and Roll", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines during a transformative era in race relations, led him to both great success and initial controversy. ...read more.
Elvis is normally referred to as the "King of Rock N' Roll", but no doubt he was a massive figure in Pop as well.
8 Elton John
Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, pianist and composer. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 on more than 30 albums, John has sold over 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He has ...read more.
He has been active for as long as acts like Mariah Carey and Eminem have been alive and served immense longevity so he should be here.
He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
9 Celine Dion
Céline Marie Claudette Dion is a Canadian singer and businesswoman. She is best known for her song "My Heart Will Go On", which is the main theme of the 1997 film Titanic, which was the first film to gross $1 billion at the box office.
Alongside Whitney and Mariah Carey, them and Celine make up for one of music's most renowned Group of influential artists. That, and she has a very powerful voice, one of the best out of any music artist in general.
Her voice is the driving factor to some of the 90s biggest pop ballads which are in turn some of the most iconic love songs in modern history so she is definitely on this lost with reason.
10 George Michael
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, known professionally as George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham!.
I love george Michael I would have loved to have been his wife I think he would have made a wonderful husband.
Maybe like third class.
11 David Bowie
David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie (January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016) was an English singer born in London, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He is credited for his experimental and creative musical discography which has won praise and accolades for many critics and fans. ...read more.
Hard to say; he only had a handful of albums that could really be construed as pop (Young Americans, Let's Dance, Tonight, and maybe Hunky Dory or Ziggy Stardust). His "best" work (Station to Station, Low, "Heroes", Lodger, Scary Monsters, ★, etc.) certainly wasn't. I guess he did drive a number of pop music trends, which probably justifies his inclusion.
Undeniably talented. His experimentation and versatility is remarkable and whilst he is a rock artist he is also a pop artist as well, which is awesome. His influence has gone on for several years and he is one of the best singers ever in my opinion. R.i.p. David Bowie(Day of his death was in 2016)
His experimentation and versatility is remarkable. While also a Rock Artist, he has done some Pop work. Either way, he's proven his worth for years and his influence will go on for several years.
No question about it. He was the most diverse pop musician in history, and to ignore him for such a nomination would be a shame.
12 Christina Aguilera
Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known for songs such as "Beautiful", "Genie In A Bottle", "Fighter", "Hurt", "Dirrty", "Your Body", "Lady Marmalade", "Reflection", "I Turn To You", "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" "What A Girl Wants", and ...read more.
Fourth class. There are mnay pop acts who must be in before she is even considered.
Yes! Amazing, incredible voice.
Christina Aguilera rocks
13 Depeche Mode
Depeche Mode are an English electronic and synth-pop band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. The group's original line-up consisted of Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher, and Vince Clarke.
The most mainstream gothic group to ever exist (yes, they're goth, just look at their lyrics).
Amazing artists! Their last songs like Heaven or Scum are incredible.
I dig them, there are interesting things in their songs. Dark pop.
They are very good.
Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, known by her stage name Halsey, is an American singer and songwriter. She was born on September 29, 1994 in New Jersey. She started her career by releasing songs on SoundCloud, and now she is a well-known pop singer with hits like Bad at Love, and Now or Never. She had originated ...read more.
As much as I like Halsey realistically there is no way she would be in any kind of Hall of Fame even if it had a really long list of entries.
She follows her aesthetic and I love that!
15 The Carpenters - Karen Carpenter, Richard Carpenter
Who added this in this list? like oh my jedi god I forgot about the carpenters I planned earlier of buying a CD of them but whoever added this THANK YOU an orb of enlightenment and I just remembered- Kevinsidis
It's a damn shame that Karen Carpenter died of anorexia R.I.P- Kevinsidis
16 Zara Larsson
Zara Maria Larsson is a Swedish singer-songwriter. She first gained national fame for winning the 2008 season of the talent show Talang, the Swedish version of Got Talent, at the age of 10. Larsson signed with the record label TEN Music Group in 2012 and released her debut EP album, Introducing, in ...read more.
I like her but really an artist who has one well known album is not exactly hall of fame material.
17 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 she is "well known" for her over-the-top ...read more.
Why is she higher? Deserves it more than half the people on this list.
I like her song touch my body the video for it is so funny
Björk Guðmundsdóttir, (born 21 November 1965) is an Icelandic singer, songwriter, composer, record producer and actress. Over her four-decade career, she has developed an eclectic musical style that draws on influences and genres including electronic, pop, jazz, experimental, trip hop, alternative, ...read more.
Her voice is truly haunting. If the lyrics don't stick with you, her voice will.
One of Pop's most prolific and renowned experimental artists.
19 Hatsune Miku
Hatsune Miku, sometimes referred to as Miku Hatsune, is a humanoid persona voiced by a singing synthesizer application developed by Crypton Future Media.
I don't really think I would consider it a real music artist.
20 Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in July 1967, in London. The band have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.
21 Taylor Swift
Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter.
She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing personal songs and for having won 11 Grammys. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old, and after watching a documentary about Faith Hill, Swift felt that she should go to Nashville to begin a country music career. She then signed a contract with RCA Records and began to write songs.
I think she is great but honestly I am not sure she has been around long enough.
22 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.
23 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.
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Spanish singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.
25 Adam Levine
Adam Noah Levine is an American singer and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist for the Los Angeles pop rock band Maroon 5. ...read more.