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beast44

Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists

This list is based on performance on the Billboard Hot 100

1. The Beatles

2. Madonna

3. Elton John

4. Elvis Presley

5. Mariah Carey

6. Stevie Wonder

7. Janet Jackson

8. Michael Jackson

9. Whitney Houston

10. Rihanna

11. The Rolling Stones

12. Paul McCartney

13. Bees Gees

14. Usher

15. Chicago

16. The Supremes

17. Prince

18. Hall & Oates

19. Rod Stewart

20. Olivia Newton-John

21. Drake

22. Aretha Franklin

23. Marvin Gaye

24. Taylor Swift

25. Katy Perry

26. Phil Collins

27. Billy Joel

28. Diana Ross

29. The 4 Seasons

30. The Temptations

31. Donna Summer

32. The Beach Boys

33. Lionel Richie

34. Bruno Mars

35. Neil Diamond

36. Carpenters

37. Maroon 5

38. Boyz II Men

39. The Jacksons

40. Connie francis

41. Beyoncé

42. Brenda Lee

43. Kenny Rogers

44. Barbara Streisand

45. Bryan Adams

46. Cher

47. George Michael

48. The Black Eyed Peas

49. P!nk

50. Bobby Vinton

51. John Mellencamp

52. Three Dog Night

53. Huey Lewis & The News

54. Gloria Estefan

55. Bon Jovi

56. Chubby Checker

57. Ray Charles

58. Foreigner

59. Chris Brown

60. Kool & The Gang

61. Gladys Night And The Pips

62. Ricky Nelson

63. Duran Duran

64. Justin Timberlake

65. Commodores

66. Eagles

67. Lady Gaga

68. TLC

69. Paul Anka

70. Barry Manilow

71. Dionne Warwick

72. Heart

73. Nelly

74. The Everly Brothers

75. Bobby Darwin

76. R Kelly

77. James Brown

78. Paula Abdul

79. Eminem

80. Alicia Keys

81. Kelly Clarkson

82. Linda Ronstadt

83. Richard Max

84. Starship

85. Destiny's Child

86. Kanye West

87. Celine Dion

88. Jay Z

89. The Miracles

90. Bob Seger

91. Fleetwood Mac

92. Neil Sedaka

93. Justin Bieber

94. Bruce Springsteen

95. The Pointer Sisters

96. John Denver

97. Four Tops

98. Tony Orlando & Dawn

99. 50 Cent

100. The 5th Dimension

https://www.billboard.com...00-artists

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[Edited 7/30/20 21:01pm]

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Reply #1 posted 07/30/20 9:01pm

beast44

Rihanna and Usher are the only artists from their generations in the top 20 (#10 and #14 respectively).

Drake is the higest charting rapper at #21.

[Edited 7/31/20 12:10pm]

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Reply #2 posted 07/30/20 10:09pm

alphastreet

Great list, thanks for sharing!
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Reply #3 posted 07/31/20 10:46am

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Janet Jackson ahead of MJ?

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Reply #4 posted 07/31/20 12:10pm

beast44

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Janet Jackson ahead of MJ?

I'm shocked by that too. IDK exactly why they have her over MJ. I figured Mariah would be the top black artist tho. I'm surprised and not surprised at Beyonce being so low. She hasn't had a consistent run of big singles since 2008, but her PR team brands her as the "best entertainer in the history of the entire world" lol. I know she focuses on albums now, but it's just crazy how they brand her as the biggest star ever when her name isn't big enough to get her big singles, despite them being good music.

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Reply #5 posted 07/31/20 1:03pm

slyjackson

MattyJam said:

Janet Jackson ahead of MJ?

That's wrong I guess. Where is Dylan and Shakira.

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Reply #6 posted 07/31/20 4:51pm

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Reply #7 posted 07/31/20 5:07pm

Mikado

This is based entirely on chart numbers. It isn't Billboard's opinion.

Just wanted to make that clear!


[Edited 7/31/20 17:08pm]

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Reply #8 posted 07/31/20 6:59pm

beast44

slyjackson said:

MattyJam said:

Janet Jackson ahead of MJ?

That's wrong I guess. Where is Dylan and Shakira.

I basically just copied and pasted the list from Bilboard's website. I know it's based on the Hot 100 only. But MJ has 3 moer #1s and 3 more top tens than her so IDK why she's above him. I thought she'd be right below

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Reply #9 posted 07/31/20 10:51pm

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Smh....Fake...I mean Drake.

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Reply #10 posted 08/01/20 4:02am

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More than 50 years since The Beatles broke up and still haven't been surpassed bow
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Reply #11 posted 08/01/20 6:40am

Tuls101

beast44 said:

slyjackson said:

That's wrong I guess. Where is Dylan and Shakira.

I basically just copied and pasted the list from Bilboard's website. I know it's based on the Hot 100 only. But MJ has 3 moer #1s and 3 more top tens than her so IDK why she's above him. I thought she'd be right below

I guess high chart peaks aren't the only factor. The total number of weeks a song stays in the Hot 100, even if it's lower in the charts comes into play too. She may have just had more songs to stick around longer. The can't be too far apart from one another.

Drake just recently surpassed Madonna as the act with the most top 10's on the Billboard Hot 100. Although it would seem a lot of his "hits" are songs that didn't hang around the charts for long. The way charts are calculated now are so different to back in the day. Album tracks can make it onto the charts now, making it seem newer acts have lots of "hits" when really, it may just be that they're new album got streamed a lot on first week, making random songs eligible to chart on Hot 100.

Let's just imagine if that were the policy when Thriller, Purple Rain, Like A Virgin etc were released.....those artists would have so many more "hits". In the case of Madonna, Into The Groove probably would've been a number one hit. Funny, it's one of Madonna's most well known songs that gets TONS of recurrent play these days, yet it didn't chart at all because it technically wasn't a single.

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Reply #12 posted 08/02/20 9:24am

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slyjackson said:

MattyJam said:

Janet Jackson ahead of MJ?

That's wrong I guess. Where is Dylan and Shakira.

Dylan had 3 top 10 singles...what makes you think he should be on this list?

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Reply #13 posted 08/02/20 11:10am

namepeace

slyjackson said:

MattyJam said:

Janet Jackson ahead of MJ?

That's wrong I guess. Where is Dylan and Shakira.



Not surprising to me; based on the quantity of albums Janet released as a solo artist.

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Reply #14 posted 08/02/20 11:12am

namepeace

beast44 said:

slyjackson said:

That's wrong I guess. Where is Dylan and Shakira.

I basically just copied and pasted the list from Bilboard's website. I know it's based on the Hot 100 only. But MJ has 3 more #1s and 3 more top tens than her so IDK why she's above him. I thought she'd be right below


hmm that's a good point.

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Reply #15 posted 08/02/20 11:18am

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Tuls101 said:

beast44 said:

I basically just copied and pasted the list from Bilboard's website. I know it's based on the Hot 100 only. But MJ has 3 moer #1s and 3 more top tens than her so IDK why she's above him. I thought she'd be right below

I guess high chart peaks aren't the only factor. The total number of weeks a song stays in the Hot 100, even if it's lower in the charts comes into play too. She may have just had more songs to stick around longer. The can't be too far apart from one another.

Yeah. And even though Billboard looks at it seperately, it really isn't, so if you add the Jackson 5 and the Jacksons to Michael's stats, he is above her. So, whatever. wink

LOL @ fucking Bieber at #93.

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Reply #16 posted 08/02/20 5:43pm

beast44

PatrickS77 said:

Tuls101 said:

I guess high chart peaks aren't the only factor. The total number of weeks a song stays in the Hot 100, even if it's lower in the charts comes into play too. She may have just had more songs to stick around longer. The can't be too far apart from one another.

Yeah. And even though Billboard looks at it seperately, it really isn't, so if you add the Jackson 5 and the Jacksons to Michael's stats, he is above her. So, whatever. wink

LOL @ fucking Bieber at #93.

[Edited 8/2/20 11:22am]

So would you include N Sync with Justin Timberlake or Destin's Child with Beyonce? Just asking cuz Billboard doesn't, but in our case it onl seems fair for it to count for everone who went solo from ebing in a group.

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Reply #17 posted 08/02/20 6:50pm

alphastreet

Janet is higher cause her songs stayed on charts longer than a lot of michaels late 80 singles. For example, together again stuck around on the billboard hot 100 for almost a year though maybe that was more of a 90s thing

Also I know it says Rihanna beat mj with 14 number one singles, but if you count his j5 output he has 18 of them
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Reply #18 posted 08/02/20 7:01pm

SoulAlive

Tuls101 said:

Let's just imagine if that were the policy when Thriller, Purple Rain, Like A Virgin etc were released.....those artists would have so many more "hits". In the case of Madonna, Into The Groove probably would've been a number one hit. Funny, it's one of Madonna's most well known songs that gets TONS of recurrent play these days, yet it didn't chart at all because it technically wasn't a single.

yeah,that is shocking."Into The Groove" would have easily went to Number One.That track was HUGE! But in 1985,she had so many other singles so Warners had to hold back,or else her singles would have been competing with each other,lol.There was "Material Girl", "Angel","Dress You Up","Crazy For You"....it was a really good year for her.

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Reply #19 posted 08/02/20 7:05pm

alphastreet

SoulAlive said:



Tuls101 said:



Let's just imagine if that were the policy when Thriller, Purple Rain, Like A Virgin etc were released.....those artists would have so many more "hits". In the case of Madonna, Into The Groove probably would've been a number one hit. Funny, it's one of Madonna's most well known songs that gets TONS of recurrent play these days, yet it didn't chart at all because it technically wasn't a single.




yeah,that is shocking."Into The Groove" would have easily went to Number One.That track was HUGE! But in 1985,she had so many other singles so Warners had to hold back,or else her singles would have been competing with each other,lol.There was "Material Girl", "Angel","Dress You Up","Crazy For You"....it was a really good year for her.



I’ve heard djs play into the groove at clubs and parties till this day
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Reply #20 posted 08/02/20 11:04pm

PatrickS77

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beast44 said:

PatrickS77 said:

Yeah. And even though Billboard looks at it seperately, it really isn't, so if you add the Jackson 5 and the Jacksons to Michael's stats, he is above her. So, whatever. wink

LOL @ fucking Bieber at #93.

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So would you include N Sync with Justin Timberlake or Destin's Child with Beyonce? Just asking cuz Billboard doesn't, but in our case it onl seems fair for it to count for everone who went solo from ebing in a group.

Yes. That would be fair and I would. Especially since they were also the lead singers of their groups. Why should only be half of ones career be counted, just because one was part of a group when they started out?

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Reply #21 posted 08/02/20 11:08pm

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alphastreet said:

Also I know it says Rihanna beat mj with 14 number one singles, but if you count his j5 output he has 18 of them [Edited 8/2/20 18:50pm]

Actually 19. 13 solo, 4 Jackson 5, 1 with Paul McCartney and 1 with USA for Africa.

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Reply #22 posted 08/03/20 8:51am

alphastreet

PatrickS77 said:



alphastreet said:


Also I know it says Rihanna beat mj with 14 number one singles, but if you count his j5 output he has 18 of them [Edited 8/2/20 18:50pm]


Actually 19. 13 solo, 4 Jackson 5, 1 with Paul McCartney and 1 with USA for Africa.

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I counted 14 for solo including watw and say say say then added the 4 j5 number ones and got 18
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Reply #23 posted 08/04/20 7:51am

ReddBlitz

beast44 said:



MattyJam said:


Janet Jackson ahead of MJ?



I'm shocked by that too. IDK exactly why they have her over MJ. I figured Mariah would be the top black artist tho. I'm surprised and not surprised at Beyonce being so low. She hasn't had a consistent run of big singles since 2008, but her PR team brands her as the "best entertainer in the history of the entire world" lol. I know she focuses on albums now, but it's just crazy how they brand her as the biggest star ever when her name isn't big enough to get her big singles, despite them being good music.



Most people are shocked at such, but let's not forget as to how consistent Janet was back then. Also, she would successfully have 5 to 7 singles to come off a single album, so if we were to measure that from albums Control to Velvet Rope, as well as the time frame and era all was in, then I can get as to how and why in this case, Jan would rank over big bro Mike.
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Reply #24 posted 08/04/20 7:59am

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Furthermore, why do some MJ fans forever try and start a riff, or to make a some sort of big deal whenever Janet achieves something probably Michael has never?? I don't get it! For me, any and all achievements made, whether they're liked by the public or not, forever upholds the entire Jackson name and sustains their family music legacy.
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Reply #25 posted 08/04/20 6:25pm

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Janet Jackson ahead of MJ?

Exactly what I thought biggrin

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Reply #26 posted 08/04/20 6:26pm

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DonRants said:

MattyJam said:

Janet Jackson ahead of MJ?

Exactly what I thought biggrin

Janet had Jimmy & Terry...........of course she would be in front of Mj.

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Reply #27 posted 08/04/20 7:12pm

alphastreet

ReddBlitz said:

Furthermore, why do some MJ fans forever try and start a riff, or to make a some sort of big deal whenever Janet achieves something probably Michael has never?? I don't get it! For me, any and all achievements made, whether they're liked by the public or not, forever upholds the entire Jackson name and sustains their family music legacy.


I also feel some are never happy for Janet and it’s unfair. She’s as important as any other Jackson in their legacy
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Reply #28 posted 08/04/20 10:26pm

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No one really surprising on this list but I thought Lionel Richie would be higher, maybe closer to Hall and Oates. Seemed like he was all over the charts in the early 80s.

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Reply #29 posted 08/05/20 8:17am

namepeace

rogifan said:

No one really surprising on this list but I thought Lionel Richie would be higher, maybe closer to Hall and Oates. Seemed like he was all over the charts in the early 80s.


Fair question. Maybe because Hall & Oates were charting high in the 70s, while Lionel was charting with the Commodores.

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