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The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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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. (354 items)
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    Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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    Michael Jackson Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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    Paul Simon Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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    Madonna is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    Madonna Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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    The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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    Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    Whitney Houston Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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    ABBA is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    ABBA Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

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    Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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    Elvis Presley Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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    Bee Gees Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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    David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    David Bowie Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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    Prince is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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    Prince Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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    Elton John is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    Elton John Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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    Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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

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    Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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    Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music

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    Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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    Christina Aguilera Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music

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    Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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    Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band

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    Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    Britney Spears Urban contemporary, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

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    Cyndi Lauper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    Cyndi Lauper Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music

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    Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    Billy Joel Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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    P!nk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    P!nk Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

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    Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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

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    Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


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

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    Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    Celine Dion Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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    Shakira is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    Shakira Urban contemporary, Merengue music, Synthpop

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    George Michael is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    George Michael Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop

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    Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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

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    Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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    Rihanna Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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    Gwen Stefani is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    Hip Pop R&B, Synthpop, New Wave

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    Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    Shania Twain Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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    Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music

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    The Beach Boys is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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    Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Rock music

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    Janet Jackson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    Janet Jackson Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Simon and Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    Simon and Garfunkel Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

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    Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul

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    Blondie is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    Blondie Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

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    Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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    Beyoncé Knowles Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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    Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    Kelly Clarkson Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

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    The Police is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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    The Police New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

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    Robbie Williams is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    Robbie Williams Hip hop music, Swing music, Rock music

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    Neil Diamond is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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    Neil Diamond Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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    Donna Summer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    New Wave, Disco, Pop music

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


    Pet Shop Boys Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Fleetwood Mac is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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    Fleetwood Mac Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    Girl group, Rock music, Dance-pop

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop

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    Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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    Alanis Morissette Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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    Lady Gaga Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Queen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists

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    Queen Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    A-ha is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pop Groups/Artists


    A-ha Adult album alternative, Synthpop, New Wave

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