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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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1,748 3,300
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Jennifer Lopez Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop

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2,774 3,842
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Elvis Presley Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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1,763 3,668
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Britney Spears Urban contemporary, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

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1,312 3,063
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Shania Twain Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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2,088 3,554
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Madonna Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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1,050 1,406
Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
warking2710 added Selena Gomez Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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1,222 1,863
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Freddie Mercury Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly

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1,565 2,738
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Rihanna Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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1,699 3,411
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Beyoncé Knowles Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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873 2,457
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Kylie Minogue Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music

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1,292 2,268
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Jim Morrison Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock

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1,583 2,740
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Christina Aguilera Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music

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1,438 2,875
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Katy Perry Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music

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623 820
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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1,130 1,435
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George Michael Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop

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1,135 1,718
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David Bowie Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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1,016 2,388
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Gwen Stefani Hip Pop R&B, Synthpop, New Wave

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1,697 2,379
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816 1,773
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Tina Turner Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

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787 1,371
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Kurt Cobain Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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1,169 2,175
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Jon Bon Jovi Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

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1,073 2,149
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Ricky Martin Pop music, Latin American music, Latin pop

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898 2,014
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Taylor Swift Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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1,529 2,524
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Michael Hutchence Rock music

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741 1,926
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Avril Lavigne Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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615 1,208
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Debbie Harry Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave

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724 1,385
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Prince Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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1,345 2,186
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Adam Levine Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music

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719 1,369
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Lenny Kravitz Ballad, Neo soul, Rock music

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666 1,504
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Alicia Keys Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

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1,070 1,916
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Enrique Iglesias Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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329 504
Lana Del Rey is listed (or ranked) 33 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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284 391
Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Demi Lovato Indie pop, Blues-rock, Synthpop

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1,027 1,725
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Justin Timberlake Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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1,026 2,089
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Janet Jackson Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

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389 1,101
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Sheryl Crow Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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747 1,796
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Mariah Carey Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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1,426 2,445
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Frogreanna added Simon Le Bon New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock - New Wave, synth pop, Rock  

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552 1,300
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Carrie Underwood Country pop, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

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281 757
Annie Lennox is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
slaft added Annie Lennox Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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489 1,133
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Faith Hill Country pop, Country

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322 378
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Coolza added Stevie Nicks Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

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368 1,020
Anastacia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Anastacia Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music

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1,278 2,234
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MichelleChamblissBacon added Nigel John Taylor New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock - synthpop, New Wave, Rock Music  

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473 779
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Olivia Newton-John Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock

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662 1,246
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P!nk Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

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501 954
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Nicole Scherzinger Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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474 1,033
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Fergie Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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399 831
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Skinnylover added Nelly Furtado Hip hop music, Rock music, Latin American music