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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 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
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
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
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
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 7 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
8
V is listed (or ranked) 8 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
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
Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 10 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
11
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 11 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
12
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 12 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
13
Dimash Kudaibergen is listed (or ranked) 13 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
14
Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 14 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
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
Barry Gibb is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco
Barry Alan Crompton Gibb, CBE is a British musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to worldwide fame as the co-founder of the pop group Bee Gees, one of the most commercially ...more
17
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music
John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of rock band Bon Jovi, ...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, 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
19
Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 19 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
20
Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 20 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
21
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock
James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, poet and songwriter best remembered as the lead vocalist of the Doors. Due to his songwriting, baritone voice, wild personality and ...more
22
Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Ballad, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music
Sir Thomas Jones Woodward, OBE, known by his stage name Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer. He became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the mid-1960s. Since then he has sung nearly ...more
23
Nat King Cole is listed (or ranked) 23 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
24
George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock
George Harrison, MBE was an English musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. ...more
25
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 25 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