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The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time

Updated October 29, 2020 619.1k votes 38.0k voters 276.6k views195 items

List RulesI 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 Mercury1
    7,037
    10,250

    Freddie Mercury

    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsThe Solo Collection, Barcelona, Mr. Bad Guy, Time, Guide Me Home

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  • Michael Jackson2
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    Michael Jackson

    Motown Sound, Rock music

    AlbumsThriller, Bad, Off the Wall, Dangerous, Michael

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    George Michael

    Synthpop, New Wave

    AlbumsFaith, Listen Without Prejudice, Volume 1, Careless Whisper, Older

    George Michael (born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou; 25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016) was an... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    3,449
    7,900

    Elvis Presley

    Christian music, Pop music

    AlbumsJailhouse Rock, The Sun Sessions, From Nashville to Memphis: The Essential '60s Masters, Can’t Help Falling in Love / Rock-A-Hula Baby, Elvis Presley (Legacy Edition)

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    1,832
    4,237

    Elton John

    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsGoodbye Yellow Brick Road, Disney's Sing-Along: The Lion King, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, Madman Across the Water, Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player

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    1,358
    3,090

    Nat King Cole

    Jump blues, Swing music

    AlbumsMerry Christmas, The Magic of Christmas, The Nat King Cole Christmas Album, Merry Christmas, Christmas Favorites

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    Stevie Wonder

    Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul

    AlbumsSongs in the Key of Life, Innervisions, Talking Book, Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium I, Music of My Mind

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    Frank Sinatra

    Swing music, Traditional pop music

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    AlbumsSun Is Shining, One Love, Rainbow Country, Lively Up Yourself, Forever Gold

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  • Prince10
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    Prince

    Hip hop music, Synthpop

    AlbumsPurple Rain, Sign 'O' the Times, 1999, Love Symbol Album, Around the World in a Day

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  • Marvin Gaye11
    1,293
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    Marvin Gaye

    Doo-wop, Motown Sound

    AlbumsWhat's Going On, Here, My Dear, Let's Get It On, I Want You

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  • Steve Perry12
    1,022
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    Steve Perry

    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsStreet Talk, Greatest Hits + Five Unreleased, For the Love of Strange Medicine, Playlist: The Very Best of Steve Perry, Greatest Hits (Remastered + Expanded)

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  • Louis Armstrong13
    1,258
    2,572

    Louis Armstrong

    Swing music, Traditional pop music

    AlbumsHot Fives and Hot Sevens, American Freedom, C'est si bon, Louis Armstrong and King Oliver, Porgy & Bess

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  • Paul McCartney14
    2,247
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    Paul McCartney

    Pop music, Rock music

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  • Paul Simon15
    2,064
    5,253

    Paul Simon

    Rock music, Folk music

    AlbumsGraceland, Still Crazy After All These Years, So Beautiful or So What, Paul Simon, The Rhythm of the Saints

    Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and actor.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Lionel Richie16
    938
    2,495

    Lionel Richie

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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  • Bruno Mars17
    827
    2,211

    Bruno Mars

    Pop, Contemporary R&B

    AlbumsDoo-Wops & Hooligans, Unorthodox Jukebox, Earth to Mars, It's Better If You Don't Understand, Moonshine

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  • Ray Charles18
    1,015
    2,711

    Ray Charles

    Soul blues, Pop music

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  • Bob Dylan19
    1,012
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    Bob Dylan

    Blues-rock, Rock music

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  • Harry Styles20
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    1,337
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    Jon Bon Jovi

    Glam metal, Classic rock

    AlbumsBlaze of Glory, Destination Anywhere, The Power Station Years: The Unreleased Recordings, Queen of New Orleans, Janie

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  • James Brown22
    836
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    James Brown

    Hip hop music, Doo-wop

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    786
    2,109

    John Denver

    Western music, Pop music

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  • Perry Como24
    899
    2,391

    Perry Como

    Adult contemporary music, Sacred music

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  • V25
    12,276
    5,494

    V

    K-pop

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