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The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time

Updated October 29, 2020 595.0k votes 36.2k voters 264.3k 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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  • 1
    Freddie Mercury
    6,704
    9,823

    Freddie Mercury

    Pop music, Rock music

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

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  • 2
    Michael Jackson
    6,725
    10,081

    Michael Jackson

    Motown Sound, Rock music

    AlbumsThriller, Bad, Off the Wall, Dangerous, Michael

    Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 3
    Elton John
    1,734
    3,830

    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

    Sir Elton Hercules John (born 25 March 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 4
    George Michael
    4,013
    8,527

    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
  • 5
    Stevie Wonder
    2,152
    4,911

    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

    Stevland Hardaway Morris (born May 13, 1950), better known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 6
    Elvis Presley
    3,313
    7,554

    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)

    Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known mononymously as Elvis, was... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 7
    Nat King Cole
    1,284
    2,760

    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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  • 8
    Frank Sinatra
    1,559
    3,648

    Frank Sinatra

    Swing music, Traditional pop music

    AlbumsChristmas With the Rat Pack, In the Wee Small Hours, Christmas Songs by Sinatra, A Jolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra, Nothing but the Best

    Francis Albert Sinatra (; December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 9
    Steve Perry
    960
    2,363

    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)

    Stephen Ray Perry (born January 22, 1949) is an American singer and songwriter. He is best... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    Bob Marley
    1,117
    2,595

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

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  • 11
    Justin Timberlake
    886
    2,162

    Justin Timberlake

    Pop, Contemporary R&B

    AlbumsFutureSex/LoveSounds, The 20/20 Experience, Justified, The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2, Justin Timberlake: Live from London

    Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981), often known by his initials, JT, is an... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 12
    Marvin Gaye
    1,224
    2,894

    Marvin Gaye

    Doo-wop, Motown Sound

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

    Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.; April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American singer,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 13
    Lionel Richie
    874
    2,159

    Lionel Richie

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music

    AlbumsCan't Slow Down, Tuskegee, Coming Home, Dancing on the Ceiling, Renaissance

    Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. (born June 20, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 14
    James Brown
    796
    2,005

    James Brown

    Hip hop music, Doo-wop

    AlbumsLive at the Apollo, Star Time, Funky Christmas, Santa's Got a Brand New Bag, I Got You

    James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    Steven Tyler
    909
    2,301

    Steven Tyler

    Blues-rock, Pop music

    Albums(It) Feels So Good

    Steven Tyler (born Steven Victor Tallarico; March 26, 1948) is an American singer, songwriter,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    Louis Armstrong
    1,205
    2,262

    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

    Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo, Satch, and Pops,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    Neil Diamond
    837
    2,101

    Neil Diamond

    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsThe Christmas Album Volume II, Hot August Night, The Christmas Album, The Jazz Singer, Home Before Dark

    Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 18
    Bing Crosby
    987
    2,501

    Bing Crosby

    Traditional pop music, Easy listening

    AlbumsMerry Christmas, Bing Crosby's Christmas Classics, White Christmas, Christmas, Christmas With Bing Crosby

    Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby Jr. (; May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Ray Charles
    957
    2,430

    Ray Charles

    Soul blues, Pop music

    AlbumsThe Birth of Soul, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, The Spirit of Christmas, Ray Charles at Newport, Genius Loves Company

    Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), professionally known as simply Ray... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 20
    Bob Dylan
    977
    2,346

    Bob Dylan

    Blues-rock, Rock music

    AlbumsHighway 61 Revisited, Blood on the Tracks, Blonde on Blonde, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home

    Bob Dylan (born May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, poet, and visual... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 21
    Eric Clapton
    924
    2,316

    Eric Clapton

    Blues-rock, Rock music

    Albums461 Ocean Boulevard, Crossroads, Pilgrim, Journeyman, Tears in Heaven

    Eric Patrick Clapton, (born 30 March 1945) is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 22
    Paul Simon
    2,039
    4,926

    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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  • 23
    Prince
    2,745
    6,900

    Prince

    Hip hop music, Synthpop

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

    Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 24
    Robert Plant
    799
    2,034

    Robert Plant

    Blues-rock, Rock music

    AlbumsRaising Sand, No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded, Walking Into Clarksdale, Mighty Rearranger, Manic Nirvana

    Robert Anthony Plant (born 20 August 1948) is an English singer, songwriter, and musician,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 25
    Michael Bublé
    934
    2,376

    Michael Bublé

    Adult contemporary music, Lounge music

    AlbumsCall Me Irresponsible, White Christmas, First Dance, Call Me Irresponsible, Crazy Love

    Michael Steven Bublé (born September 9, 1975) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, actor and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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