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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3,070 5,166
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Shakira Urban contemporary, Merengue music, Synthpop

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2,332 4,247
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Jennifer Lopez Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop

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2,295 3,466
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Rihanna Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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2,274 4,655
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Britney Spears Urban contemporary, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

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3,249 4,660
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Elvis Presley Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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1,775 2,229
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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1,621 3,866
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Shania Twain Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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2,334 4,078
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Beyoncé Knowles Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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2,495 4,363
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Madonna Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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1,579 2,738
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Jim Morrison Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock

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1,848 3,426
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Katy Perry Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music

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1,624 2,548
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Freddie Mercury Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly

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1,956 3,251
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Christina Aguilera Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music

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1,181 1,398
Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Abc1234 added Ariana Grande Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock

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1,054 3,030
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Kylie Minogue Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music

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1,299 2,818
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Gwen Stefani Hip Pop R&B, Synthpop, New Wave

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683 738
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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1,066 1,745
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Kurt Cobain Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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1,403 2,127
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David Bowie Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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1,415 2,467
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Jon Bon Jovi Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

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1,395 1,797
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George Michael Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop

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1,233 2,508
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Taylor Swift Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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985 2,146
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Tina Turner Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

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947 1,767
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Alicia Keys Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

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937 2,293
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Avril Lavigne Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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980 1,672
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Prince Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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1,611 2,432
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Adam Levine Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music

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1,239 2,427
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Ricky Martin Pop music, Latin American music, Latin pop

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541 762
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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734 1,458
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Debbie Harry Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave

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1,301 1,947
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Justin Timberlake Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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1,271 2,144
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Enrique Iglesias Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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1,712 2,698
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SimonaBenedetti added Marco Mengoni

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874 1,596
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Lenny Kravitz Ballad, Neo soul, Rock music

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747 1,519
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Carrie Underwood Country pop, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

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1,634 2,748
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Michael Hutchence Rock music

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926 2,063
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Mariah Carey Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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677 1,119
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Nicole Scherzinger Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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1,165 2,341
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Janet Jackson Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

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637 1,320
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Faith Hill Country pop, Country

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457 1,354
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Sheryl Crow Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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491 558
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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863 1,459
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P!nk Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

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625 1,277
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Fergie Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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340 997
Annie Lennox is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
slaft added Annie Lennox Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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1,476 2,668
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Frogreanna added Simon Le Bon New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock - New Wave, synth pop, Rock  

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408 1,248
Anastacia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Anastacia Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music

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570 973
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Olivia Newton-John Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock

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584 668
Jared Leto is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Coolza added Jared Leto

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1,207 1,673
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Eminem Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop