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The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time

Updated February 16, 2021 592.1k votes 38.9k voters 286.7k views196 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!

  • 1

    Freddie Mercury

    Pop music, Rock music
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  • 2

    Michael Jackson

    Motown Sound, Rock music
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  • 3

    Elton John

    Pop music, Rock music
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  • 4

    Elvis Presley

    Christian music, Pop music
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  • 5

    Stevie Wonder

    Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul
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  • 6

    George Michael

    Synthpop, New Wave
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  • 7

    Frank Sinatra

    Swing music, Traditional pop music
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  • 8

    Nat King Cole

    Jump blues, Swing music
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  • 9

    Paul McCartney

    Pop music, Rock music
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  • 10
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  • 11


    Hip hop music, Synthpop
    Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter,...  more

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  • 12

    Marvin Gaye

    Doo-wop, Motown Sound
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  • 13

    Ray Charles

    Soul blues, Pop music
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  • 14

    Bruno Mars

    Pop, Contemporary R&B
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  • 15

    Steve Perry

    Pop music, Rock music
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  • 16

    Billy Joel

    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music
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  • 17

    Louis Armstrong

    Swing music, Traditional pop music
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  • 18

    Jon Bon Jovi

    Glam metal, Classic rock
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  • 19

    Roy Orbison

    Country pop, Pop music
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  • 20

    Paul Simon

    Rock music, Folk music
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  • 21

    John Lennon

    Blues-rock, Pop music
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  • 22

    Robert Plant

    Blues-rock, Rock music
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  • 23

    Bing Crosby

    Traditional pop music, Easy listening
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  • 24

    John Legend

    Contemporary R&B, Soul
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  • 25

    Michael Bublé

    Adult contemporary music, Lounge music
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