Celebrities The Greatest Entertainers of All Time  

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List Rules Only individual people. No bands or group acts. Vote up the entertainers who put on the most riveting live shows.

When it comes to the greatest entertainers of all time, we're truly blessed to live in an age where technology allows us access to so many of these greats. Here you'll find a list of famous live entertainers who put on some of the best shows in recent history. Among them you'll find perhaps the most entertaining people on the planet, from singers to comedians.

Of course, many of the greatest entertainers to date were singers or musicians, or even dancing singers, such as Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Prince. However, you also have to consider top comedians and TV personalities, such as Jerry Seinfeld and Johnny Carson, respectively. 

Join the conversation about which were the best entertainers ever by voting for your favorites. Whether you were lucky enough to actually see one of their shows in person or have just enjoyed their talents through recordings, which ones do you think rank among the greatest entertainers ever to set foot on a stage?

list ordered by

1
434 223
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
age 59

2
59 75
D12 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

3
145 216
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
age 71

4
126 233
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Matt1345 added age 45

5
46 69
Royce da 5'9
age 40

6
48 78
50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
age 42

7
98 232
Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
age 53

8
194 172
Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
age 50

9
176 165
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Dec. at 63 (1951-2014)

10
151 153
Cher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
age 71

11
90 86
Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
age 67

12
154 148
Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Dec. at 49 (1963-2012)

13
125 104
Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Dec. at 83 (1915-1998)

14
133 123
Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
age 74

15
82 76
Ella Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Dec. at 79 (1917-1996)

16
178 164
Barbra Streisand is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

17
89 80
Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Dec. at 71 (1932-2003)

18
108 110
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
age 74

19
97 104
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Dec. at 28 (1942-1970)

20
79 75
James Brown is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Dec. at 73 (1933-2006)

21
73 71
B.B. King is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
age 92

22
91 95
Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Dec. at 36 (1945-1981)

23
70 68
Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Dec. at 45 (1939-1984)

24
84 86
Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

25
101 102
Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Dec. at 78 (1911-1989)

26
91 88
Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
age 78

27
80 75
Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Dec. at 74 (1930-2004)

28
75 79
Richard Pryor is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Dec. at 65 (1940-2005)

29
61 54
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
age 68

30
194 232
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Dec. at 51 (1958-2009)

31
81 80
Sammy Davis, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Dec. at 65 (1925-1990)

32
84 76
Louis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Dec. at 70 (1901-1971)

33
52 57
Otis Redding is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Dec. at 26 (1941-1967)

34
74 67
Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Dec. at 78 (1917-1995)

35
76 67
Fred Astaire is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Dec. at 88 (1899-1987)

36
73 71
Johnny Carson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Dec. at 80 (1925-2005)

37
65 61
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
age 70

38
92 89
Judy Garland is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Dec. at 47 (1922-1969)

39
98 93
Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Dave_7672 added Dec. at 36 (1926-1962)

40
57 51
Gene Kelly is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Dec. at 84 (1912-1996)

41
58 44
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Down in Florida added age 72

42
59 58
Buddy Holly is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Dec. at 23 (1936-1959)

43
62 60
Chuck Berry is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
age 91

44
56 64
Little Richard is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

45
58 53
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
age 69

46
53 47
Bing Crosby is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Dec. at 74 (1903-1977)

47
54 52
Neil Diamond is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
age 77

48
102 115
Boy George is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
age 56

49
59 64
Bono is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
age 57

50
63 67
Bette Midler is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
age 70