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The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time  

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These are the top male pop singers of all time. This list of male pop stars is for you to vote on to decide just who is the very best. All time is a long time so this list of famous male singers, or more specifically male pop stars, covers many decades of music from Michael Jackson to Steve Perry, John Lennon to Prince. These are undoubtedly some of the greatest pop stars of all time but it is up to you vote for who you think is the very best male singer in the history of popular music.

When it comes to voting for who you think is the best male pop artist, or even for your top 10 male pop performers, whether they're part of a duo, a band, or they sing solo - there is no wrong answer. Everyone has an opinion about music and very rarely are two opinions the same.

So, who is your favorite pop star that also happens to be male? Vote for your favorites now and watch your favorite popular male singers ascend through the ranks to become number one!

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Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly
Freddie Mercury was a British singer, songwriter and producer, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Queen. As a performer, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona ...more
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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music
Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. Called the King of Pop, his contributions to music and dance, along with his publicized personal ...more
3
George Michael is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, widely known by his stage name George Michael, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Michael rose to superstardom during the ...more
4
V is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
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Kim Tae-hyung (born December 30, 1995), better known by his stage name V, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, actor, and member of the South Korean boy group BTS. In 2016, V made his acting ...more
5
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Christian music, Pop music, Rock music
Elvis Aaron Presley was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as "the King of Rock and ...more
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Prince is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave
Prince Roger Nelson, known by his mononym Prince, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. A major figure in popular music for over three decades, Prince is renowned ...more
7
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music
David Bowie is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, and actor. He is also a painter and collector of fine art. Bowie has been a major figure in the ...more
8
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music
John Winston Ono Lennon MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the band the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of ...more
9
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock
Sir James Paul McCartney MBE is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the ...more
10
Dimash Kudaibergen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
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Dinmukhamed Kanatuly Kudaibergen (born May 24, 1994), also known as Dimash Kudaibergen, is a Kazakh singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His parents Kanat Kudaibergenuly Aitbayev and ...more
11
Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock
Paul Frederic Simon is an American musician, actor and singer-songwriter. Simon's fame, influence, and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with ...more
12
Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music
Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he has become one of ...more
13
Simon and Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music
Simon & Garfunkel were an American folk rock duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel. They are best known for achieving commercial and critical success in the ...more
14
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music
William Martin "Billy" Joel is an American pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer. Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man", in 1973, Joel has become the sixth ...more
15
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music
Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins, LVO, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music producer and actor. He gained fame as both the drummer and lead singer for the ...more
16
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock
Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, record producer, and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since ...more
17
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
Stephen Ray "Steve" Perry is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and musician, best known as the lead vocalist of rock band Journey during their most commercially ...more
18
Sting is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE, known on stage as Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor and philanthropist. He was principal songwriter, lead ...more
19
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae
Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE, is an English musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as ...more
20
Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band
Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was an American singer, actor, director, and producer. Beginning his musical career in the swing era as a boy singer with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, ...more
21
Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Doo-wop, Motown Sound, Rock music
Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter and musician. Gaye helped to shape the sound of Motown Records, first as an in house session player in the 1960s and later as a solo artist with a ...more
22
Daryl Hall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Blue-eyed soul, Soul rock, Rhythm and blues
Daryl Franklin Hohl, professionally known as Daryl Hall is an American rock, R&B and soul singer, keyboardist, guitarist, songwriter and producer, best known as the co-founder and lead ...more
23
Bryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Heartland rock
Bryan Guy Adams, OC OBC is a Canadian singer, musician, producer, actor, social activist, and photographer. Adams has been one of the most successful figures of the world of rock music during ...more
24
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music
Peter Brian Gabriel is an English singer-songwriter, musician and humanitarian activist who rose to fame as the lead vocalist and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving ...more
25
Nat King Cole is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Jump blues, Swing music, Traditional pop music
Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American singer who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist. He was widely noted for his soft, baritone voice, ...more