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Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time 

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Updated June 14, 2019 402.4k views 100 items

Rolling Stone's list of the 100 best singers of all-time includes some of the greatest vocalists in the history of recording. These top singers of all time range from rock to blues to soul and even pop music, and this list is a round-up of some of the greatest singers ever to approach a microphone. The Rolling Stone 100 greatest singers is a definitive list of the greatest vocalists of all time and includes many popular artists you're sure to recognize.

Who are the 100 greatest singers of all time? Among the notable singers of the current generation are singers like Kurt Cobain and Bono as well as some of the all time greatest vocalists the world has ever heard like Elvis Presley and Freddie Mercury. This is the way that Rolling Stone Magazine ranked these talented top 100 singers of all time, but feel free to make your own list of the top singers ever. Some of these talented singers may also be the richest singers in the world or even one of the greatest performers of all time. Check out the full article here.
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Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
Genre: Pop music, Rock music & Rhythm and blues; Nationality: United States of America
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Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
Genre: Soul blues, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
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Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
Genre: Christian music, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
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Sam Cooke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
Genre: Pop music, Rhythm and blues & Jazz; Nationality: United States of America
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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
Genre: Blues-rock, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: England
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Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
Genre: Doo-wop, Motown Sound & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
Genre: Blues-rock, Rock music & Folk music; Nationality: United States of America
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Otis Redding is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
Genre: Southern soul, Soul blues & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
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Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
Genre: Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul & Pop music; Nationality: United States of America
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James Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
Genre: Hip hop music, Doo-wop & Pop music; Nationality: United States of America
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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
Genre: Pop music, Rock music & Experimental rock; Nationality: England
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Little Richard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
Genre: Jump blues, Rock music & Rhythm and blues; Nationality: United States of America
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Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
Genre: Country pop, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
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Al Green is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
Genre: Smooth soul, Rhythm and blues & Soul music; Nationality: United States of America
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Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
Genre: Blues-rock, Rock music & Folk rock; Nationality: United Kingdom
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Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
Genre: Blues-rock, Rock music & Dance-rock; Nationality: United Kingdom
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Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
Genre: Rock music, Dance-pop & Rhythm and blues; Nationality: Switzerland
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Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
Genre: Pop music, Rock music & Rockabilly; Nationality: United Kingdom
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Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
Genre: Reggae; Nationality: Jamaica
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Smokey Robinson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
Genre: Adult contemporary music, Pop music & Rhythm and blues; Nationality: United States of America
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Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
Genre: Outlaw country, Christian music & Americana; Nationality: United States of America
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Etta James is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
Genre: Rock music, Rhythm and blues & Rock and roll; Nationality: United States of America
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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
Genre: Rock music, Psychedelic pop & Electronic music; Nationality: United Kingdom
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Van Morrison is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
Genre: Skiffle, Blue-eyed soul & Pop music; Nationality: Northern Ireland
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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
Genre: Motown Sound, Rock music & Electronic music; Nationality: United States of America