Music is an integral part of our life because it is always easier to live with it. It helps us to relax, to love, to live, and even to make the most critical decisions in our lives. These are musicians, singers, and songwriters who truly can be called the fairies of music. So, if you are interested who is the best musician in the world among all the famous ones, read this article attentively!
Who is the best musician in the whole world?
There is no simple answer to this question. Because there is no unique list of music legends, it is changing rather quickly, almost every day. However, having studied and listened to many of them, the most famous musicians can be stated. They include Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Robert Plant, Whitney Houston, John Lennon, Paul Mccartney, Frank Sinatra, Adele, Madonna, Steve Perry, Amy Lee, Axl Rose, Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Celine Dion, Kurt Kobain, Mariah Carey, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and many others.
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Top 10 best musicians in the world
Thus, we decided to mark out the top ten names of great musicians ever lived.
Michael Joseph Jackson (with the initials MJ) was born on August 29, 1958, in Gary, Indiana, and died on June 25, 2009. He was a singer, dancer, and songwriter, who was called The King of Pop.
Michael Jackson is known worldwide for his video work Billie Jean. Besides this, he is famous for his dance moves: moonwalk, lean, sidewalk, Thriller dance; his clothing; his brilliant voice; and his works.
His most successful albums include "Thriller (1982)," "Bad," "Dangerous," "History," which reached the number one position in the US charts.
His most famous songs are:
- Off the Wall;
- Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough;
- Billie Jean;
- Beat It;
- The Way You Make Me Feel;
- Man In the Mirror;
- Heal the World;
- Black or White;
- Remember the Time;
- Earth Song;
- They Don't Care About Us.
2. The Beatles
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr were the members of the Beatles band. This English rock band was known to be the most influential act of rock era. They were not afraid of experimenting with various genres, starting from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, and matching classical elements in innovative ways.
The Beatles most famous albums are:
- Rubber Soul;
- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band;
- The Beatles;
- Abbey Road.
Their awards include:
- ten Grammy Awards;
- an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score;
- fifteen Ivor Novello Awards.
3. Freddie Mercury
Farrokh Bulsara, who is better known as Freddie Mercury was born on 5th September 1946 in Zanzibari. He was a singer, songwriter, record producer, as well as the lead vocalist of the British rock band Queen. Before becoming a part of Queen band, he performed in 3 others.
Freddie Mercury was known for his impeccable stage persona and vocal range in four octaves. He died in 1991 from bronchopneumonia.
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4. Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley is another world-famous American musician and actor. He is known to be called as «The King,» as well as for his hit singles "Heartbreak Hotel," "Hound Dog," "Jailhouse Rock," and "Love Me Tender." After debuting in the film "Love Me Tender," Elvis Presley decided to focus more on acting than singing.
The icon of rock-n-roll music has left this world on the 16th August of 1977. This was a big unexpected loss.
5. Whitney Houston
Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born on August 9, 1963. She was a singer, actress, producer, and model. She released ten albums, three of which were movie soundtrack albums, and all of them were nominated diamond, multi-platinum, platinum or gold certification. Thus, Whitney Houston was called the most awarded female act by the Guinness World Records in 2009.
This talented woman died on the 11th February, 2012.
Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman, who is also known to be the Queen of Pop and was called "Madge" or MDNA. She is a talented and famous artist, and producer, who influenced such pop singers as Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles, and Britney Spears. Her albums are:
- Studio albums:
- True Blue;
- Like a Prayer;
- Bedtime Stories;
- Ray of Light;
- American Life;
- Confessions on a Dance Floor;
- Hard Candy;
- Rebel Heart.
- Soundtrack albums:
- Who's That Girl;
- I'm Breathless;
- Compilation albums:
- The Immaculate Collection;
- Something to Remember;
- Remix albums:
- You Can Dance;
- Remixed & Revisited.
Madonna is widely famous not only for her hit songs and videos, but also for her dances, clothing, and sexual and religion ideas implemented in her works.
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Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is famous outstanding English singer and songwriter. Adele’s career started after her friend uploaded her demo on MySpace and she was noticed by the XL Recordings, who offered her a music contract. Her main breakthrough was due to the hit singles “Rolling in the Deep,” “Someone Like You” and “Hello,” which make her released the second and third studio album successfully. Now she is for sure on the top charts among many others already popular artists and is making really big money.
8. Katy Perry
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, whose stage name is Katy Perry, is a great singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador of UNICEF.
Her hit singles are:
- I Kissed A Girl;
- Hot n Cold;
- California Girls;
- Teenage Dreams;
- Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F);
- Dark Horse;
- This is How We Do;
Katy Perry is known to be one of the most successful women artists, who won 4 Guinness World Records, 5 MTV Awards, 5 American Music Awards, 16'ASCAP Pop Music Awards, 5 Billboard Music Awards, 14 People's Choice, 1 Juno Award, 2 Myx Music Awards, 3 NRJ Awards, 6 Teen Choice and a Brit Award for her amazing singles, albums and music videos.
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9. Taylor Swift
Taylor Alison Swift is a famous, successful American singer and songwriter, who is known mostly for making break up songs which causing a backlash from media and critics. She is a hard-working artist, who made herself earn people’s acknowledgment and fortune.
Taylor Swift has released 6 albums “Taylor Swift”, “Fearless”, “Speak Now”, “Red”, “1989”, “Reputation”.
Being such a talented and diligent artist, Taylor Swift achieved and won many nominations and awards, some of them are:
- Billboard Music Awards;
- MTV Video Music Awards;
- American Music Awards;
- iHeart Radio Music Awards 2016;
- The Grammy Awards.
10. Beyoncé Knowles
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is a fabulous American singer and actress. She started her career being a young lady in the popular pop/r&b group named “Destiny's Child.” They released a few top singles namely "No, No, No," "Say My Name," "Bills, Bills, Bills," "Survivor," "Independent Women," "Bootylicious," and "Jumpin', Jumpin," but broke up in 2006. Since then Beyonce decided to start her solo career, and it was a right decision!
Being a solo artist, she produced such breakthrough singles as "Crazy In Love", "Single Ladies", "Halo", "Partition", "Irreplaceable", "Drunk In Love", "Baby Boy", "Beautiful Liar", "7/11", and "Run The World (Girls)". Thus, she became the most successful and influential female artist and celebrity in the music industry. Well done, Beyonce!
That was our top 10 list of the best musicians in the whole world. Just listen to their music and enjoy your happy life!
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