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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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2,604 3,526
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Elvis Presley Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

1,566 2,971
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Jennifer Lopez Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop

1,993 3,192
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Madonna Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

1,188 2,792
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Shania Twain Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

1,576 3,402
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Britney Spears Urban contemporary, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

1,005 1,632
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Freddie Mercury Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly

1,449 2,530
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Christina Aguilera Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music

1,320 2,534
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Rihanna Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

756 1,145
Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
warking2710 added Selena Gomez Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

800 2,263
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Kylie Minogue Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music

1,691 2,216
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SimonaBenedetti added Marco Mengoni

1,160 2,114
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Jim Morrison Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock

1,275 2,673
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Katy Perry Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music

1,507 3,211
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Beyoncé Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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1,008 1,589
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David Bowie Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

762 1,621
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Tina Turner Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

911 2,243
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Gwen Stefani Hip Pop R&B, Synthpop, New Wave

420 649
Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Abc1234 added Ariana Grande Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock

891 1,307
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George Michael Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop

1,083 2,067
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Jon Bon Jovi Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

1,472 2,430
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Michael Hutchence Rock music

678 1,244
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Kurt Cobain Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock

561 1,116
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Debbie Harry Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave

663 1,809
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Avril Lavigne Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

781 1,847
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Taylor Swift Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

1,013 2,055
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Ricky Martin Pop music, Latin American music, Latin pop

1,264 2,096
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Adam Levine Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music

994 1,834
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Enrique Iglesias Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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604 1,418
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Alicia Keys Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

660 1,296
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Lenny Kravitz Ballad, Neo soul, Rock music

944 1,648
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Justin Timberlake Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

617 1,303
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Prince Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

362 1,002
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Sheryl Crow Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

980 2,000
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Janet Jackson Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

1,396 2,366
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Frogreanna added Simon Le Bon New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock - New Wave, synth pop, Rock  

257 679
Annie Lennox is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
slaft added Annie Lennox Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

355 947
Anastacia is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Anastacia Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music

684 1,703
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Mariah Carey Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

1,255 2,173
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MichelleChamblissBacon added Nigel John Taylor New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock - synthpop, New Wave, Rock Music  

237 424
Lana Del Rey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
CharlesHarrison added Lana Del Rey Hip hop music, Indie pop, Alternative hip hop

487 1,237
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Carrie Underwood Country pop, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

451 1,069
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Faith Hill Country pop, Country

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432 727
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Olivia Newton-John Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock

168 310
Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Demi Lovato Indie pop, Blues-rock, Synthpop

442 897
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Nicole Scherzinger Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

259 323
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Sexiest Artists of All Time
Coolza added Stevie Nicks Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

579 1,180
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Pink Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

356 772
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Skinnylover added Nelly Furtado Hip hop music, Rock music, Latin American music

410 964
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Fergie Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music