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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, 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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3,718 3,460
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
2
3,841 3,851
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
2,819 2,646
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
2,059 2,970
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 4 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
5
1,310 2,398
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 5 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
6
1,516 376
Dimash Kudaibergen is listed (or ranked) 6 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
7
1,812 2,698
Prince is listed (or ranked) 7 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
8
1,205 2,271
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
1,201 2,172
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
1,544 1,751
Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 10 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
11
1,114 876
Simon and Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 11 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
12
977 1,703
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
552 673
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 13 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
14
554 383
Otis Redding is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Southern soul, Soul blues, Rock music
Otis Ray Redding, Jr. was an American singer-songwriter, record producer, arranger and talent scout. He is considered one of the greatest singers in the history of American popular music and a ...more
15
542 476
Daryl Hall is listed (or ranked) 15 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
16
559 697
Sting is listed (or ranked) 16 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
17
541 429
Paul Young is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music
Paul Anthony Young is an English singer and musician. Formerly the frontman of the short-lived bands Kat Kool & the Kool Cats, Streetband and Q-Tips, his following solo success turned him ...more
18
552 524
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock
James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most ...more
19
561 800
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 19 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
20
546 769
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 20 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
21
543 386
Andy Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Graeme Parker added Pop music, Traditional pop music, Easy listening
Howard Andrew "Andy" Williams was an American popular-music singer. He recorded forty-four albums in his career, seventeen of which have been Gold-certified and three of which have ...more
22
540 371
Engelbert Humperdinck is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Graeme Parker added Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Traditional pop music
Engelbert Humperdinck is an English pop singer. He is best known for his songs "Release Me" and "The Last Waltz", both singles topping the UK music charts in 1967, and ...more
23
542 379
Glen Campbell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Graeme Parker added Pop music, Rock music, Folk music
Glen Travis Campbell is an American country music singer, guitarist, television host, and occasional actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, and for hosting a ...more
24
538 364
Dan Fogelberg is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Rock music, Folk rock, Soft rock
Daniel Grayling "Dan" Fogelberg was an American musician, songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist whose music was inspired by sources as diverse as folk, pop, rock, classical, ...more
25
549 567
Neil Diamond is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music
Neil Leslie Diamond is an American singer-songwriter with a career that began in the 1960s. Diamond has sold over 125 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling music ...more