popular opinion The Sexiest Artists of All Time  

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List Rules Successful artists known for their looks and sex appeal. Only individual people - no bands or groups.

If you've got it, flaunt it, and that's what these rock stars do. And for that they've been rewarded with the honor of sexiest artists of all time. Many of these artists have maintained their sex appeal for decades, take Madonna and Janet Jackson for example. Then there's rock gods like Bruce Springsteen and Sting, who still make hearts race during live shows. Many of whom are steaming up a new generation of music fans, while Britney Spears, Usher, and Justin Timberlake grew up with their fan base, artists like Trey Songz, Katy Perry, and Rihanna won over new music fans. And some of whom made your parents (or grandparents) melt with their steamy videos and performances like Elvis (he invented sex appeal in rock n' rolll) and Tina Turner. While some may no longer be with us, musicians like Aaliyah, 2Pac and Leslie Cheung will always be remembered for their massive sex appeal. Rock, pop, R&B, hip-hop, even country--it's all here. Steamy videos are included.
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Shakira Urban contemporary, Merengue music, Synthpop

2
2,279 4,107
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Jennifer Lopez Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop

3
2,239 3,326
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Rihanna Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

4
2,231 4,509
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Britney Spears Urban contemporary, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

5
1,586 3,749
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Shania Twain Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

6
1,722 2,090
Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
warking2710 added Selena Gomez Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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3,199 4,537
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Elvis Presley Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

8
2,289 3,944
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Beyoncé Knowles Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

9
2,409 4,290
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Madonna Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

10
1,582 2,432
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Freddie Mercury Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly

11
1,134 1,312
Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Abc1234 added Ariana Grande Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock

12
1,924 3,153
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Christina Aguilera Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music

13
1,034 2,933
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Kylie Minogue Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music

14
1,548 2,657
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Jim Morrison Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock

The Worst Bands of All Time

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1,807 3,359
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Katy Perry Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music

16
1,269 2,763
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Gwen Stefani Hip Pop R&B, Synthpop, New Wave

17
644 694
Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Demi Lovato Indie pop, Blues-rock, Synthpop

18
1,036 1,699
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Kurt Cobain Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock

19
1,373 2,084
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David Bowie Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

20
1,388 2,429
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Jon Bon Jovi Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

21
1,362 1,760
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George Michael Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop

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925 1,728
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Alicia Keys Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

23
1,194 2,442
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Taylor Swift Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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962 2,109
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Tina Turner Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

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948 1,633
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Prince Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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1,216 2,388
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Ricky Martin Pop music, Latin American music, Latin pop

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1,581 2,398
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Adam Levine Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music

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915 2,253
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Avril Lavigne Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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518 727
Lana Del Rey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
CharlesHarrison added Lana Del Rey Hip hop music, Indie pop, Alternative hip hop

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1,247 2,112
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Enrique Iglesias Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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1,711 2,664
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719 1,430
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Debbie Harry Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave

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859 1,564
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Lenny Kravitz Ballad, Neo soul, Rock music

34
1,274 1,916
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Justin Timberlake Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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727 1,483
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Carrie Underwood Country pop, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

The Worst Albums by Great Bands

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1,620 2,726
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Michael Hutchence Rock music

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906 2,037
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Mariah Carey Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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1,148 2,310
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Janet Jackson Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

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448 1,327
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Sheryl Crow Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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620 1,297
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Faith Hill Country pop, Country

41
656 1,100
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Nicole Scherzinger Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

42
463 531
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Coolza added Stevie Nicks Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

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826 1,432
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P!nk Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

44
334 962
Annie Lennox is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
slaft added Annie Lennox Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

45
604 1,235
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Fergie Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

46
1,470 2,632
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Frogreanna added Simon Le Bon New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock - New Wave, synth pop, Rock  

47
405 1,213
Anastacia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Anastacia Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music

48
559 939
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Olivia Newton-John Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock

49
562 625
Jared Leto is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Coolza added Jared Leto

50
483 985
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Skinnylover added Nelly Furtado Hip hop music, Rock music, Latin American music