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

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2,301 3,470
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Rihanna Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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2,336 4,251
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Jennifer Lopez Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop

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1,779 2,234
Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
warking2710 added Selena Gomez Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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2,279 4,659
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Britney Spears Urban contemporary, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

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3,253 4,664
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Elvis Presley Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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2,337 4,081
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Beyoncé Knowles Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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1,621 3,873
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Shania Twain Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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2,496 4,368
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Madonna Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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1,581 2,741
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Jim Morrison Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock

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1,850 3,429
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Katy Perry Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music

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1,302 2,819
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Gwen Stefani Hip Pop R&B, Synthpop, New Wave

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1,625 2,550
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Freddie Mercury Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly

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1,956 3,253
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Christina Aguilera Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music

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1,184 1,403
Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Abc1234 added Ariana Grande Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock

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1,058 3,030
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Kylie Minogue Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music

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686 739
Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Demi Lovato Indie pop, Blues-rock, Synthpop

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1,067 1,746
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Kurt Cobain Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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1,403 2,130
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David Bowie Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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938 2,294
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Avril Lavigne Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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1,416 2,468
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Jon Bon Jovi Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

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1,397 1,798
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George Michael Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop

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1,236 2,510
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Taylor Swift Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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948 1,768
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Alicia Keys Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

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987 2,147
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Tina Turner Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

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981 1,672
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Prince Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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1,611 2,433
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Adam Levine Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music

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1,239 2,428
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Ricky Martin Pop music, Latin American music, Latin pop

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542 762
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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735 1,458
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Debbie Harry Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave

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1,301 1,948
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Justin Timberlake Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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1,272 2,144
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Enrique Iglesias Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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1,713 2,698
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SimonaBenedetti added Marco Mengoni

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874 1,597
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Lenny Kravitz Ballad, Neo soul, Rock music

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747 1,520
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Carrie Underwood Country pop, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

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1,634 2,749
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Michael Hutchence Rock music

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928 2,063
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Mariah Carey Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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677 1,120
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Nicole Scherzinger Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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1,167 2,341
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Janet Jackson Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

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865 1,460
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P!nk Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

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638 1,320
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Faith Hill Country pop, Country

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457 1,357
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Sheryl Crow Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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1,214 1,673
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Eminem Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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494 559
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Coolza added Stevie Nicks Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

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625 1,279
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Fergie Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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1,476 2,669
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Frogreanna added Simon Le Bon New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock - New Wave, synth pop, Rock  

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340 998
Annie Lennox is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
slaft added Annie Lennox Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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409 1,248
Anastacia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Anastacia Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music

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571 974
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Olivia Newton-John Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock

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238 443
Taylor Momsen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Taylor Momsen Pop punk, Rock music, Post-grunge