The Best Pop Groups/Artists Bands/Musicians

The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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List Criteria: Upvote your favorite pop groups, bands, singers and artists

For years, pop music has dominated your radio dial. No matter where you listen, there's no doubt that pop music bands and pop music artists have had a major impact in shaping music. Even as the faces and stylings of what exactly is pop music has changed, the one thing that remains constant is that pop music has endured. Starting with doo-wop and early rock and roll and eventually becoming more hip hop and R&B-driven, the only thing that links pop music artists to each other is the power and reach of their best songs. 

So, who should be at the top of the pop music artists list? Any pop music artists list should have, at minimum, Madonna and Michael Jackson at or near the top. Both of these amazing pop music artists have managed to endure over the years, with their material, even multiple decades after initially released, are still being played on radio today. On this list of pop music, the artists who are on here should be easily recognizable faces whose songs are ones that you'd know if you heard them. Pop music artists are a rare breed and is a broad term, so please vote accordingly.

What are the greatest pop music bands? That's up to you to decide on this list of pop music artists. However, when determining who should be considered the best pop music artists, you shouldn't be voting on popular pop music bands. This should only take into account the quality of their songs.  This list answers the questions "who are the best pop music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest pop music musician ever?" If you notice a pop group or pop artist missing, feel free to add them to this poll. It's up to you to decide who is the best pop musician of all time, so choose wisely. (357 items)
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    Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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  2. 2
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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

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  3. 3
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    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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  4. 4
    + 464
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    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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  5. 5
    + 330
    - 554


    Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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  6. 6
    + 165
    - 255


    Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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  7. 7
    + 294
    - 595


    Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

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  8. 8
    + 275
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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  9. 9
    + 244
    - 521

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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  10. 10
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    - 508


    Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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    - 399

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    Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music

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    ranked low on reranks
    Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

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  13. 13
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    Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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  14. 14
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band

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  15. 15
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    - 180


    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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  16. 16
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    - 564


    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music

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    - 505


    Urban contemporary, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

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    - 197

    added by KennethWeaver
    Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

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    - 387

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music

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    - 407


    Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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    + 167
    - 275

    added by MichaelNedergaard
    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    + 37
    - 74

    added by AbzoluteArtistry
    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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  23. 23
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    - 169


    Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

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  24. 24
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    - 498


    Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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    - 148


    Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop

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  26. 26
    + 102
    - 161


    Urban contemporary, Merengue music, Synthpop

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    + 62
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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    + 54
    - 86


    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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    + 191
    - 483

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music

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    + 79
    - 131


    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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    + 173
    - 350

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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  32. 32
    + 48
    - 66


    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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    - 263

    ranked low on reranks & added by HercMcca
    Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock

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    - 76

    ranked low on reranks & added by KennethWeaver
    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

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    + 178
    - 259


    Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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  36. 36
    + 95
    - 141


    Hip Pop R&B, Synthpop, New Wave

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    + 105
    - 162


    Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Rock music

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    + 54
    - 99


    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    + 89
    - 141


    Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

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    + 86
    - 133


    Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul

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    + 98
    - 206

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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    + 157
    - 366

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    Blondie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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    + 99
    - 145

    ranked low on reranks
    Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

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  46. 46
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    - 103

    ranked low on reranks
    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

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    - 61

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Pop music

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  48. 48
    + 80
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    Hip hop music, Swing music, Rock music

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    New Wave, Disco, Pop music

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop

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