popular opinion The Sexiest Artists of All Time  

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List Rules Successful artists known for their looks and sex appeal. Only individual people - no bands or groups.

If you've got it, flaunt it, and that's what these rock stars do. And for that they've been rewarded with the honor of sexiest artists of all time. Many of these artists have maintained their sex appeal for decades, take Madonna and Janet Jackson for example. Then there's rock gods like Bruce Springsteen and Sting, who still make hearts race during live shows. Many of whom are steaming up a new generation of music fans, while Britney Spears, Usher, and Justin Timberlake grew up with their fan base, artists like Trey Songz, Katy Perry, and Rihanna won over new music fans. And some of whom made your parents (or grandparents) melt with their steamy videos and performances like Elvis (he invented sex appeal in rock n' rolll) and Tina Turner. While some may no longer be with us, musicians like Aaliyah, 2Pac and Leslie Cheung will always be remembered for their massive sex appeal. Rock, pop, R&B, hip-hop, even country--it's all here. Steamy videos are included.
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Shakira Urban contemporary, Merengue music, Synthpop

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Elvis Presley Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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Jennifer Lopez Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop

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Madonna Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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Shania Twain Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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Britney Spears Urban contemporary, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

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Christina Aguilera Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music

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Freddie Mercury Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly

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Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Selena Gomez Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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Kylie Minogue Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music

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Jim Morrison Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock

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Rihanna Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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Katy Perry Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music

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Beyoncé Knowles Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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David Bowie Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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Tina Turner Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

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George Michael Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop

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Gwen Stefani Hip Pop R&B, Synthpop, New Wave

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Michael Hutchence Rock music

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Jon Bon Jovi Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

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Kurt Cobain Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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Debbie Harry Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave

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Ricky Martin Pop music, Latin American music, Latin pop

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Taylor Swift Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Ariana Grande Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock

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Adam Levine Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music

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Enrique Iglesias Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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Avril Lavigne Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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Justin Timberlake Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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Simon Le Bon New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock - New Wave, synth pop, Rock  

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Alicia Keys Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

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Lenny Kravitz Ballad, Neo soul, Rock music

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Prince Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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Janet Jackson Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

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Sheryl Crow Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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Annie Lennox is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Annie Lennox Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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Anastacia is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Anastacia Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music

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Nigel John Taylor New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock - synthpop, New Wave, Rock Music  

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Mariah Carey Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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Carrie Underwood Country pop, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

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Faith Hill Country pop, Country

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Olivia Newton-John Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock

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Nicole Scherzinger Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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Robbie Williams Hip hop music, Swing music, Rock music

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Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Stevie Nicks Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

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Nelly Furtado Hip hop music, Rock music, Latin American music

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P!nk Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

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Lana Del Rey is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Lana Del Rey Hip hop music, Indie pop, Alternative hip hop

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Fergie Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music