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Rolling Stone's list of the 100 best singers of all-time includes some of the greatest vocalists in the history of recording. These top singers of all time range from rock to blues to soul and even pop music, and this list is a round-up of some of the greatest singers ever to approach a microphone. The Rolling Stone 100 greatest singers is a definitive list of the greatest vocalists of all time and includes many popular artists you're sure to recognize.

Who are the 100 greatest singers of all time? Among the notable singers of the current generation are singers like Kurt Cobain and Bono as well as some of the all time greatest vocalists the world has ever heard like Elvis Presley and Freddie Mercury. This is the way that Rolling Stone Magazine ranked these talented top 100 singers of all time, but feel free to make your own list of the top singers ever. Some of these talented singers may also be the richest singers in the world or even one of the greatest performers of all time. Check out the full article here.
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  1. 51
    Gladys Knight is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Gladys Knight Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Gospel music

  2. 52
    Brian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Brian Wilson Pop music, Rock music, Outsider music

  3. 53

    Blues-rock, Chicago blues, Rock music

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  4. 54
    Luther Vandross is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Luther Vandross Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music, Contemporary R&B

  5. 55
    Paul Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Paul Rodgers Blues-rock, Soul blues, Rock music

  6. 56

    Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Gospel music

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    Eric Burdon is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Eric Burdon Rock music, Latin American music, Heavy metal

  8. 58
    Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Christina Aguilera Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music

  9. 59
    Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Rod Stewart New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

  10. 60

    Desert rock, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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  11. 61
    Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Roger Daltrey Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop

  12. 62
    Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Lou Reed Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word

  13. 63
    Dion DiMucci is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Dion DiMucci Doo-wop, Christian music, Pop music

  14. 64
    Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Axl Rose Heavy metal, Hard rock

  15. 65

    Disco, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

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  16. 66
    Thom Yorke is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Thom Yorke Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental music

  17. 67
    Jerry Lee Lewis is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Jerry Lee Lewis Rock music, Rockabilly, Honky-tonk

  18. 68
    Wilson Pickett is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Wilson Pickett Southern soul, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

  19. 69
    Ronnie Spector is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Ronnie Spector Girl group, Pop music, Rock music

  20. 70
    Gregg Allman is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Gregg Allman Rock music, Gospel music, Country

  21. 71
    Toots Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Toots Hibbert Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady

  22. 72
    John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    John Fogerty Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop

  23. 73
    Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Dolly Parton Ballad, Country pop, Pop music

  24. 74
    James Taylor is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    James Taylor Blues-rock, Disco, Pop music

  25. 75
    Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Iggy Pop Punk blues, Garage rock, Protopunk

  26. 76
    Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Steve Perry Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

  27. 77
    Merle Haggard is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Outlaw country, Bakersfield sound, Country

  28. 78
    Sly Stone is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Sly Stone Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

  29. 79
    Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

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

  30. 80
    Frankie Valli is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Frankie Valli Doo-wop, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

  31. 81

    Americana, Electric blues, Talking blues

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  32. 82
    Tom Waits is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Tom Waits Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

  33. 83
    Patti Smith is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Patti Smith Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

  34. 84
    Darlene Love is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Darlene Love Pop music

  35. 85

    Rhythm and blues

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  36. 86
    Art Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Art Garfunkel Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

  37. 87
    Don Henley is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Don Henley Pop music, Rock music, Country rock

  38. 88
    Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Willie Nelson Outlaw country, Americana, Traditional pop music

  39. 89

    Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll, Soul music

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  40. 90

    Christian music, Rock music, Rockabilly

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  41. 91
    Levon Helm is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Levon Helm Americana, Rock music, Folk music

  42. 92
    Morrissey is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Morrissey Jangle pop, Indie pop, Rockabilly

  43. 93
    Annie Lennox is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Annie Lennox Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

  44. 94
    Karen Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Karen Carpenter Pop music, Soft rock

  45. 95

    Doo-wop, Girl group, Ballad

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  46. 96

    Blues-rock, Soul blues, Rock music

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  47. 97
    Joe Cocker is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Joe Cocker Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

  48. 98
    Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Stevie Nicks Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

  49. 99
    Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time

    Steven Tyler Blues-rock, Pop music, Heavy metal

  50. 100

    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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