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The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time  

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List Rules I have purposely left off country singers because I have a list of only Country Male Singers

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 (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British singer, songwriter, record producer, and lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. Regarded as one of the ...more
2
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 (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant ...more
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George Michael is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop
George Michael (born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou; 25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016) was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of 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 (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known mononymously as Elvis, was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th ...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 Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer, actor, and filmmaker. With a career spanning four decades, Prince was ...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 Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie (, BOH-ee), was an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in the music industry ...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 (born John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as the rhythm guitarist for ...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 (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and record and film producer who gained worldwide fame as bass player for the Beatles. His ...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
Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music
Stevland Hardaway Morris (né Judkins; born May 13, 1950), better known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. A prominent figure ...more
12
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock
Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967; they have ...more
13
Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band
Francis Albert Sinatra (; December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is ...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 Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and pianist. Commonly nicknamed the "Piano Man" after his first hit and signature song of the same ...more
15
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music
John Francis Bongiovi Jr. (born March 2, 1962), known professionally as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor. Bon Jovi is best known as the ...more
16
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music
Philip David Charles Collins (born 30 January 1951) is an English drummer, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was the drummer and later became singer of ...more
17
Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Doo-wop, Motown Sound, Rock music
Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.; April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He helped to shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s, first as an ...more
18
Bryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Heartland rock
Bryan Guy Adams (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist and activist. He rose to fame in Canada and the United States ...more
19
Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock
Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. Simon's musical career has spanned seven decades with his fame and commercial success beginning as half of ...more
20
Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Ballad, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music
Sir Thomas John Woodward (born 7 June 1940), known professionally as Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer. His career began with a string of top-ten hits in the mid-1960s. He has toured regularly, with ...more
21
Sting is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born 2 October 1951), known as Sting, is an English musician and actor. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the new wave rock band the ...more
22
Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music
Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), professionally known as simply Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer. Among friends and fellow ...more
23
Barry Gibb is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco
Sir Barry Alan Crompton Gibb, (born 1 September 1946) is a British-American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the group the Bee Gees, ...more
24
Bono is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Rock music, Alternative rock, Post-punk
Paul David Hewson, KBE OL (born 10 May 1960), known by his stage name Bono (), is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best known as ...more
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Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
Stephen Ray Perry (born January 22, 1949) is an American singer and songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer of the rock band Journey during their most commercially successful periods ...more