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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2,845 4,887
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Shakira Urban contemporary, Merengue music, Synthpop

2
2,154 3,953
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Jennifer Lopez Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop

3
2,088 3,194
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Rihanna Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

4
2,146 4,352
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Britney Spears Urban contemporary, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

5
3,106 4,411
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Elvis Presley Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

6
1,571 1,963
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

7
1,525 3,634
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Shania Twain Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

8
2,160 3,831
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Beyoncé Knowles Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

9
2,360 4,149
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Madonna Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

10
1,505 2,331
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Freddie Mercury Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly

11
1,003 2,841
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Kylie Minogue Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music

12
1,020 1,209
Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Abc1234 added Ariana Grande Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock

13
1,858 3,068
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Christina Aguilera Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music

14
1,489 2,583
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Jim Morrison Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock

The Worst Bands of All Time

15
1,728 3,266
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Katy Perry Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music

16
1,221 2,674
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Gwen Stefani Hip Pop R&B, Synthpop, New Wave

17
1,330 2,008
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David Bowie Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

18
1,321 1,691
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George Michael Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop

19
991 1,629
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Kurt Cobain Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock

20
560 623
Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Demi Lovato Indie pop, Blues-rock, Synthpop

21
935 2,043
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Tina Turner Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

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1,342 2,378
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Jon Bon Jovi Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

23
867 1,684
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Alicia Keys Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

24
1,124 2,355
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Taylor Swift Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

25
892 1,579
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Prince Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

26
881 2,193
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Avril Lavigne Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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1,182 2,342
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Ricky Martin Pop music, Latin American music, Latin pop

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1,708 2,618
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The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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1,526 2,350
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Adam Levine Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music

30
476 685
Lana Del Rey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
CharlesHarrison added Lana Del Rey Hip hop music, Indie pop, Alternative hip hop

31
697 1,386
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Debbie Harry Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave

32
830 1,530
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Lenny Kravitz Ballad, Neo soul, Rock music

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1,213 2,068
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Enrique Iglesias Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

34
1,220 1,867
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Justin Timberlake Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

35
1,604 2,687
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Michael Hutchence Rock music

The Worst Albums by Great Bands

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683 1,444
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Carrie Underwood Country pop, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

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1,118 2,267
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Janet Jackson Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

38
869 1,990
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Mariah Carey Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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434 1,280
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Sheryl Crow Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

40
597 1,266
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Faith Hill Country pop, Country

41
430 496
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Coolza added Stevie Nicks Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

42
1,462 2,592
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Frogreanna added Simon Le Bon New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock - New Wave, synth pop, Rock  

The Worst Band Names Ever

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617 1,069
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Nicole Scherzinger Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

44
322 917
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
785 1,396
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P!nk Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

46
574 1,191
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Fergie Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

47
397 1,176
Anastacia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Anastacia Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music

48
544 908
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Olivia Newton-John Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock

49
1,297 2,373
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MichelleChamblissBacon added Nigel John Taylor New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock - synthpop, New Wave, Rock Music  

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464 958
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Skinnylover added Nelly Furtado Hip hop music, Rock music, Latin American music