Honorific nicknames in popular music

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Honorific nicknames in popular music are terms used, most often in the media or by fans, to indicate the significance of an artist, and are often religious, familial, or (most frequently) royal and aristocratic titles, used metaphorically. Honorific nicknames were used in classical music in Europe as early as the early nineteenth century, with figures such as Mozart being called "The father of modern music" and Bach "The father of modern piano music". [1] They were also particularly prominent in African-American culture in the post-Civil War era, perhaps as a means of conferring status that had been negated by slavery, [2] and as a result entered early jazz and blues music, including figures such as Duke Ellington and Count Basie. [3]

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In U.S. culture, despite its republican constitution and ideology, [4] honorific nicknames have been used to describe leading figures in various areas of activity, such as industry, commerce, sports, and the media; father or mother have been used for innovators, and royal titles such as king and queen for dominant figures in a field. [5] [6] In the 1930s and 1940s, as jazz and swing music were gaining popularity, it was the more commercially successful white artists Paul Whiteman and Benny Goodman who became known as "The King of Jazz" and "The King of Swing" respectively, despite there being more highly regarded contemporary African-American artists. [7] These patterns of naming were transferred to rock and roll when it emerged in the 1950s. There was a series of attempts to find (and a number of claimants to be) the "King of Rock 'n' Roll", a title that became most associated with Elvis Presley. [8] This has been characterized as part of a process of the appropriation of credit for innovation of the then new music by a white establishment. [9] Different honorifics have been taken or given for other leading figures in the genre, such as "The Architect of Rock and Roll", by Little Richard from the 1990s, [10] but this term, like many, is also used for other important figures, in this case including pioneer electric guitarist Les Paul. [11]

Similar honorific nicknames have been given in other genres, including Aretha Franklin, who was literally crowned "Queen of Soul" by disk jockey Pervis Spann on stage in 1968. [12] Michael Jackson and Madonna have been closely associated with the terms "King of Pop" and "Queen of Pop" since the 1980s. [13] [14] [15] Some nicknames have been strongly promulgated and contested by various artists [16] and occasionally disowned or played down by their subjects. [17] Some notable honorific nicknames are in general usage and commonly identified with particular individuals.

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A

American singer Aaliyah is known as the "Princess of R&B". Aaliyah-02.jpg
American singer Aaliyah is known as the "Princess of R&B".
American singer Christina Aguilera is known as "The Voice of a Generation". Christina Aguilera (2006).jpg
American singer Christina Aguilera is known as "The Voice of a Generation".
American trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong is known as the "King of Jazz". Louis Armstrong restored.jpg
American trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong is known as the "King of Jazz".
ArtistTitleCountrySource
Azam Khan Pop SamratBangladesh [18]
Rock Guru [19]
Aaliyah Princess of R&BUnited States [20]
Queen of Urban Pop [21]
Lee Aaron Queen of Heavy Metal RockCanada [22]
Paula Abdul Dance/Dancing QueenUnited States [23] [24] [25]
Abrar-ul-Haq King of Pakistani PopPakistan [26]
Roy Acuff King of CountryUnited States [27]
Ivi Adamou η Ελληνίδα Πριγκίπισσα της Pop
[The Greek Princess of Pop]
Cyprus/Greece [28]
Adele British Queen of SoulUnited Kingdom [29]
Princess of Pop [30] [ failed verification ]
Christina Aguilar Dancing QueenThailand [31]
Christina Aguilera Princess of PopUnited States [32]
The Voice of a Generation [33]
Laurel Aitken Godfather of SkaJamaica [34]
Alisha Queen of IndipopIndia [35]
Paulina Álvarez Empress of the DanzoneteCuba [36] [37]
Morissette Amon Asia's PhoenixPhilippines [38] [39]
Namie Amuro Queen of Japanese PopJapan [40]
The Japanese Madonna [41]
Julie Andrews Britain's Youngest Prima DonnaUnited Kingdom [42] [43]
Aphex Twin King of IDMUnited Kingdom [44]
Antonio Arcaño The Monarch of DanzónCuba [45] [46] [47]
Don Arden The English GodfatherUnited Kingdom [48]
Mr. Big [48]
Louis Armstrong King of JazzUnited States [49]
Ashanti Princess of Hip Hop and SoulUnited States [50]
Chet Atkins Mr. GuitarUnited States [51]

B

South Korean singer BoA is known as the "Queen of K-Pop". BoA FanSigningEvent2010.jpg
South Korean singer BoA is known as the "Queen of K-Pop".
American musician James Brown was known as the "Godfather of Soul", "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business", "Mr Dynamite", and "Soul Brother number one". JamesBrown.jpg
American musician James Brown was known as the "Godfather of Soul", "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business", "Mr Dynamite", and "Soul Brother number one".
American singer Ruth Brown has been referred to as the "Queen of R&B". Ruth Brown cropped.jpg
American singer Ruth Brown has been referred to as the "Queen of R&B".
Canadian singer Justin Bieber has been referred to as the "Prince of Pop" and "King of Teen Pop". Justin Bieber in Rosemont, Illinois (2015).jpg
Canadian singer Justin Bieber has been referred to as the "Prince of Pop" and "King of Teen Pop".
ArtistTitleCountrySource
Erykah Badu First Lady of Neo-SoulUnited States [52]
Queen of Neo-Soul [53]
Godmother of Soul [54]
Joan Baez Queen of FolkUnited States [55] [56]
Šaban Bajramović King of Romani MusicSerbia [57] [58]
Beck King of SlackersUnited States [59]
Harry Belafonte King of CalypsoUnited States [60] [61]
Mordechai Ben David King of Jewish MusicUnited States [62]
Janine Berdin Gem of OPM Philippines [63]
Chuck Berry King of Rock and RollUnited States [64]
Father of Rock and Roll [65]
Beyoncé Queen BeyUnited States [66]
Queen of America [67] [68]
The First Lady of Music [69]
Queen of Pop [70] [71]
Queen of 21st Century Pop [72]
Queen of R&B [73] [74]
Princess of R&B [75]
Justin Bieber Prince of PopCanada [76] [77]
King of Teen Pop [78] [79] [80]
Björk Queen of Avant-GardeIceland [81]
Queen of Experimental Pop [82]
Queen of Experimental Music [83]
Mary J. Blige Empress of SoulUnited States [84]
Queen of Hip Hop [32]
Queen of Hip Hop Soul [84] [85]
Queen of R&B [86] [87]
Kurtis Blow King of RapUnited States [88]
BoA Queen of K-PopSouth Korea [89]
Asia's Star [90] [91]
DJ Bobo King of DanceSwitzerland [92] [93]
Bohemia King of Desi Hip HopPakistan/United States[ citation needed ]
Dieter Bohlen Pop-TitanGermany [94]
John Bonham The BeastUnited Kingdom [95]
Bonzo
David Bowie The King of Glam RockUnited Kingdom [96]
The Master of Reinvention [97]
The Picasso of Pop [98] [99] [100]
The Thin White Duke[ citation needed ]
Joey Boy King of RapThailand [101]
Brandy Princess of R&BUnited States [102]
The Vocal Bible [103] [104]
Moya Brennan First Lady of Celtic MusicIreland [105] [106]
Garth Brooks King of CountryUnited States [107]
Arthur Brown The God of HellfireUnited Kingdom [108]
Chris Brown Prince of R&BUnited States [109] [110]
Chuck Brown Godfather of Go-GoUnited States [111]
Dennis Brown Crown Prince of ReggaeJamaica [112] [113]
James Brown Godfather of SoulUnited States [114] [115] [116]
Hardest-Working Man in Show Business [115]
King of Soul [117]
Soul Brother No. 1. [116]
Mr. Dynamite [118]
Minister of Super Heavy Funk [119]
Ruth Brown Queen of R&BUnited States [120] [121]
Solomon Burke King of Rock 'n' SoulUnited States [122]
King Solomon [123]
Muhammad Ali of Soul [123]
Bishop of Soul [123]
Syd Barrett Godfather of PsychedeliaUnited Kingdom [124]
Kate Bush Queen of Art PopUnited Kingdom [125]

C

Renowned for her vocal range, American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey has been called the "Songbird Supreme". MariahGMA.jpg
Renowned for her vocal range, American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey has been called the "Songbird Supreme".
American entertainer Cher is known as the "Goddess of Pop". Cher - Casablanca.jpg
American entertainer Cher is known as the "Goddess of Pop".
English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter Eric Clapton is widely known as "God" or "Slowhand". Eric-Clapton 1975.jpg
English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter Eric Clapton is widely known as "God" or "Slowhand".
Cuban singer Celia Cruz has been called the "Queen of Salsa". Celia Cruz 1.jpg
Cuban singer Celia Cruz has been called the "Queen of Salsa".
ArtistTitleCountrySource
Laura Canales Queen of TejanoUnited States [126]
Cardi B Hip-hop's Reigning QueenUnited States [127] [128] [129] [130] [131]
Mariah Carey Queen of R&BUnited States [132]
Queen of Pop [133]
Songbird Supreme [134] [135]
Queen of Melisma [136] [137] [138]
Queen of Christmas [139] [140]
Anna Carina Queen of Peruvian PopPeru [141]
Roberto Carlos The King of Latin MusicBrazil [142] [143]
Carlos do Carmo King of FadoPortugal [144]
The Carter Family The First Family of Country MusicUnited States [145]
Ceca The QueenSerbia [146]
Ray Charles The GeniusUnited States [147] [148]
The High Priest of Soul [149]
Mai Charoenpura Queen of Pop-RockThailand [150]
Clifton Chenier King of ZydecoUnited States [151]
Cher Goddess of PopUnited States [152] [153]
Empress of Pop [154] [155] [156]
Queen of Reinvention [157] [158]
Queen of Comebacks [159] [160] [161] [162]
Queen of Camp [163] [164] [165]
Jacky Cheung God of SongHong Kong [166]
Leslie Cheung Gor Gor (Big/Elder Brother)Hong Kong [167]
Jay Chou King of Chinese PopTaiwan [168]
Ciara Princess of Crunk & BUnited States [169]
Eric Clapton GodUnited Kingdom [170]
Slowhand [170]
Kelly Clarkson The Original American IdolUnited States [171] [172] [173]
Pop Princess [174] [175] [176]
Queen of Covers [177] [178] [179] [180]
Clarence Clemons The Big ManUnited States [181]
George Clinton Father of P-FunkUnited States [182]
Prime Minister of Funk [183]
Kurt Cobain King of AntipopUnited States [184]
King of Alternative Rock [185] [186]
Keyshia Cole Princess of Hip Hop SoulUnited States [187]
Yeng Constantino OPM Pop Rock PrincessPhilippines [188]
Sam Cooke King of SoulUnited States [189] [190] [191]
Alice Cooper Godfather of Shock RockUnited States [192] [193] [194] [195]
Pilita Corrales Asia's Queen of SongsPhilippines [196]
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young The American BeatlesUnited States [197]
Celia Cruz Queen of SalsaCuba [198]
Dick Curless Baron of Country MusicUnited States [199]
Miley Cyrus Teen QueenUnited States [200] [201] [202]
Johnny Cash Man In BlackUnited States[ citation needed ]

D

American singer Bob Dylan has been called the "Crown Prince", "King" or "God" of Folk, "The King of Folk-Rock", "The Jester" and especially for his catalogue of protest songs encompassing the Vietnam War, Civil Rights and American politics: "The Voice of a Generation". Bob Dylan in November 1963.jpg
American singer Bob Dylan has been called the "Crown Prince", "King" or "God" of Folk, "The King of Folk-Rock", "The Jester" and especially for his catalogue of protest songs encompassing the Vietnam War, Civil Rights and American politics: "The Voice of a Generation".
ArtistTitleCountrySource
Daddy Yankee King of ReggaetónPuerto Rico [203] [204]
Damares Queen of Brazilian GospelBrazil [205] [206] [207] [208]
Ray Davies Godfather of BritpopUnited Kingdom [209]
Vinjamuri Anasuya Devi Queen of FolkIndia [210]
Dr. Dre Father of G-FunkUnited States [211]
Amr Diab Father of Mediterranean MusicEgypt [212] [213]
Neil Diamond The Jewish ElvisUnited States [214]
Dick Dale King of the Surf GuitarUnited States [215]
Desmond Dekker King of SkaJamaica [216]
Lana Del Rey Queen of SoundtracksUnited States [217] [218] [219] [220] [221]
Queen of Indie Pop
Bo Diddley The Originator of Rock and RollUnited States [222]
J Dilla Godfather of Lo-Fi Hip-HopUnited States [223]
Celine Dion Queen of Adult ContemporaryCanada [224] [225]
Queen of Power Ballads [226] [227]
Fats Domino King of Rock and RollUnited States [228]
Lonnie Donegan King of SkiffleUnited Kingdom [229]
Rockin' Dopsie Crown Prince of ZydecoUnited States [230]
Doro Metal QueenGermany [231] [232]
Tommy Dorsey Sentimental Gentleman of SwingUnited States [233] [234]
Gord Downie Canada's Unofficial Poet LaureateCanada [235] [236]
Duncan Mighty Port Harcourt First SonNigeria [237]
Rocío Dúrcal Queen of RancheraSpain [238]
Slim Dusty Australia's King of CountryAustralia [239]
Bob Dylan King of FolkUnited States [240] [241]
The Crown Prince of Folk [242] [243]
God of Folk [244]
King of Folk-Rock [244]
The Voice of a Generation [245]

E

American rapper Eazy-E has been dubbed the "Godfather of Gangsta Rap" Eazy-E.jpg
American rapper Eazy-E has been dubbed the "Godfather of Gangsta Rap"
American rapper Eminem has gone by multiple honorifics, such as "King of Hip-Hop", "King of Rap" and "Rap God" Eminem live at D.C. 2014 (cropped).jpg
American rapper Eminem has gone by multiple honorifics, such as "King of Hip-Hop", "King of Rap" and "Rap God"
ArtistTitleCountrySource
Sheila E. Queen of PercussionUnited States [246] [247]
Eazy-E Godfather of Gangsta RapUnited States [248]
Nokie Edwards King of GuitarsUnited States [249]
Andrew Eldritch Godfather of GothUnited Kingdom [250]
Elissa Queen of EmotionsLebanon [251] [252]
Missy Elliott Beat SlayerUnited States [253]
First Lady of Hip-Hop [254] [255]
Hip-Hop Goddess [256] [257]
Hip-Hop Heavyweight [258] [259] [260] [261] [262]
Puff Mommy [263] [264] [265]
Queen of the Beats [266] [267] [268]
Queen of Hip Hop [269]
Queen of Hip Hop Dance Music [253]
Queen of Female Rappers [270] [271] [272]
Queen of Rap [273] [274] [275]
Eminem King of Hip-HopUnited States [276]
King of Rap [277]
Rap God [278]
Enya Queen of New AgeIreland [279] [280]
Darren Espanto The Rising Total PerformerCanada/Philippines [281]
Lali Espósito Queen of Argentine PopArgentina [282]
Gloria Estefan Queen of Latin PopCuba/United States [283]
Eva Eugenio Philippines' Jukebox QueenPhilippines [284]
Cesária Évora Barefoot DivaCape Verde [285]
Queen of Morna [286]
Elvy Sukaesih Dangdut Queen of IndonesiaIndonesia [287]

F

American singer Ella Fitzgerald is known as the "Queen of Jazz" and "America's First Lady of Song". Ella Fitzgerald (1940).jpg
American singer Ella Fitzgerald is known as the "Queen of Jazz" and "America's First Lady of Song".
American singer Aretha Franklin has been identified as the "Queen of Soul". Aretha Franklin on January 20, 2009.jpg
American singer Aretha Franklin has been identified as the "Queen of Soul".
ArtistTitleCountrySource
Brenda Fassie The Black MadonnaSouth Africa [288] [289] [290]
Pops Fernandez Concert QueenPhilippines [291]
Vicente Fernandez King of RancheraMexico [292]
Bryan Ferry The King of CoolUnited Kingdom [293]
Ella Fitzgerald First Lady of SongUnited States [294] [295]
Queen of Jazz [296]
Red Foley Mr. Country MusicUnited States [297]
Lita Ford Queen of Heavy MetalUnited States [298]
Zucchero Fornaciari Father of Italian BluesItaly [299]
Stephen Foster Father of American MusicUnited States [300]
Eleni Foureira Queen of PopGreece [301] [302]
Aretha Franklin Queen of SoulUnited States [32] [303]
Alan Freed King of Rock and RollUnited States [304]
Claire de la Fuente Philippines' Jukebox QueenPhilippines [284]

G

Philippine entertainer Sarah Geronimo, widely known as "Popstar Royalty". Sarah G Dubai 2011.jpg
Philippine entertainer Sarah Geronimo, widely known as "Popstar Royalty".
American clarinetist Benny Goodman is known as the "King of Swing". BennyGoodmanStageDoorCanteen.jpg
American clarinetist Benny Goodman is known as the "King of Swing".
South Korean singer G-Dragon has been referred to as the "King of K-pop". G-Dragon 2012 4.jpg
South Korean singer G-Dragon has been referred to as the "King of K-pop".
ArtistTitleCountrySource
G-Dragon King of K-PopSouth Korea [305] [306] [307] [308]
Juan Gabriel King of Latin PopMexico [309]
Lady Gaga Mother MonsterUnited States [310]
Queen of Pop [311]
Princess of Pop [312] [313]
Lyca Gairanod Little SuperstarPhilippines [314]
Carlos Gardel King of TangoArgentina [315] [316]
Lucho Gatica King of BoleroChile [317]
Marvin Gaye Prince of MotownUnited States [318]
Prince of Soul [319]
Gloria Gaynor Queen of DiscoUnited States [320]
Muma Gee Queen of African MusicNigeria [321]
Sarah Geronimo Popstar PrincessPhilippines [322]
Popstar Royalty [323]
Queen of Philippine Pop [324]
Rachelle Ann Go Fierce Broadway SongstressPhilippines [325]
Marika Gombitová Queen of Slovak Pop MusicSlovakia [326] [327] [328]
Songstress of the 20th Century [329] [330]
Selena Gomez Dance-Pop PrincessUnited States [331]
Pop Princess [332]
Queen of Breakup Songs [333]
Benny Goodman King of SwingUnited States [334]
Vern Gosdin The VoiceUnited States [335]
Ellie Goulding Queen of Movie SoundtracksUnited Kingdom [336] [337] [338]
Ariana Grande Princess of PopUnited States [339] [340]
Amy Grant Queen of Christian PopUnited States [341] [342]
Gretchen Queen of MemesBrazil [343]
Gru Serbian Rap MachineSerbia [344] [345] [346]

H

Renowned for her vocal ability, American singer Whitney Houston has been referred to as "The Voice". Whitney Houston Welcome Heroes 7 cropped.JPEG
Renowned for her vocal ability, American singer Whitney Houston has been referred to as "The Voice".
ArtistTitleCountrySource
Sammy Hagar The Red RockerUnited States [347]
Nina Hagen The Mother of PunkGermany [348]
Bill Haley King of Rock and RollUnited States [304]
Rob Halford The Metal GodUnited Kingdom [349]
Ayumi Hamasaki Empress of PopJapan [350]
Nazia Hassan Queen Of South Asian PopPakistan [351]
Ofra Haza The Israeli MadonnaIsrael [352]
Madonna of the East [353]
Hana Hegerová Queen of Czechoslovak ChansonCzech/Slovak Republic [354] [355] [356]
Klaus Heuser MajorGermany[ citation needed ]
Kiyoshi Hikawa Prince of the Enka WorldJapan [357]
Kohmi Hirose Queen of WinterJapan [358]
Billie Holiday Lady DayUnited States [359]
Buddy Holly The MusicUnited States[ citation needed ]
John Lee Hooker King of the BluesUnited States [360]
Whitney Houston Pop PrincessUnited States [361]
The Voice [362]
Queen of Pop [363] [364]
Prom Queen of Soul [365]
Jennifer Hudson The Princess of SoulUnited States [366]
America’s Dreamgirl [367]
Glenn Hughes The Voice of RockUnited Kingdom [368]
Samuel Hui God of SongsHong Kong [369]
Al Hurricane Godfather of New Mexico MusicUnited States [370] [371]
Michael Hutchence The Last RockstarAustralia[ citation needed ]
The Loved One[ citation needed ]

I

ArtistTitleCountrySource
Enrique Iglesias King of Latin PopSpain [372]
La India The Princess of SalsaPuerto Rico [373]
Rhoma Irama King of DangdutIndonesia [374]
Gregory Isaacs Cool RulerJamaica [375]
Inul Daratista "Mother" Queen of IndonesiaIndonesia [376]

J

American singer Mahalia Jackson is known as the "Queen of Gospel". Mahalia Jackson 1962, van Vechten, LC-USZ62-91314.jpg
American singer Mahalia Jackson is known as the "Queen of Gospel".
American singer Michael Jackson was dubbed the "King of Pop". Michael Jackson 1984.jpg
American singer Michael Jackson was dubbed the "King of Pop".
American composer and pianist Scott Joplin was dubbed the "King of Ragtime". Scott Joplin 19072.jpg
American composer and pianist Scott Joplin was dubbed the "King of Ragtime".
ArtistTitleCountrySource
Jaclyn VictorAsia's DivetteMalaysia
Jacki-O Queen of The SouthUnited States [377]
Janet Jackson Princess of PopUnited States [378]
Queen of Pop [379]
Queen of R&B [380]
Queen of Radio [381]
Mahalia Jackson Queen of GospelUnited States [382]
Michael Jackson King of Pop

The Gloved One

United States [383] [384]
Millie Jackson Godmother of RapUnited States [385]
Wanda Jackson Queen of Rockabilly; First Lady of RockabillyUnited States [386]
Elmore James King of the Slide GuitarUnited States [387]
Rick James King of Punk FunkUnited States [388]
Al Jarreau Acrobat of ScatUnited States [389]
Jay R Philippines' King of RnBPhilippines [390]
Jay-Z King of RapUnited States [391]
Jaya Pinoy Queen of SoulPhilippines [392]
Philippine Queen of Soul [393]
Nemours Jean-Baptiste Father of KompaHaiti
Noor Jehan Queen of MelodyPakistan [394]
Dick Jensen The GiantUnited States [395]
Ayi Jihu The Chinese MadonnaChina [396]
Cui Jian Grandfather of Chinese RockChina [397]
Blind Lemon Jefferson Father of the Texas BluesUnited States [387]
Joan Jett Godmother of PunkUnited States [398]
Joey Boy Godfather of Thai Hip HopThailand [399]
Billy Joel The Piano ManUnited States [400]
Robert Johnson Grandfather of Rock and RollUnited States [401]
Al Jolson The World's Greatest EntertainerUnited States [402]
Sharon Jones Godmother of SoulUnited States [403] [404]
Janis Joplin Queen of Rock and RollUnited States [405] [406]
Scott Joplin King of RagtimeUnited States [407]
Louis Jordan King of the JukeboxUnited States [408]
José José The Prince of SongMexico [409]
Juliana Kanyomozi Uganda's Music QueenUganda [410] [411]
Pop Princess [412]
Jully Black Queen of Canadian R&BCanada [413]
Brian Jones Elmo LewisUnited Kingdom

K

American musician B.B. King is known as the "King of the Blues". Bbking (300dpi).jpg
American musician B.B. King is known as the "King of the Blues".
American DJ, record producer and remixer Frankie Knuckles is known as the "Godfather of House". Frankie Knuckles @ ADE 2012.jpg
American DJ, record producer and remixer Frankie Knuckles is known as the "Godfather of House".
ArtistTitleCountrySource
Jelena Karleuša DivaSerbia [414]
R. Kelly King of R&BUnited States [415]
King of Pop-Soul [416]
Alicia Keys Queen of R&BUnited States [422]
Khaled King of RaïAlgeria [423]
Ian Killmister LemmyUnited Kingdom
B.B. King King of the Blues
Mayor of Bluesville
United States [424] [425] [426]
Chaka Khan Queen of FunkUnited States [427]
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Emperor of QawwaliPakistan [428]
Khánh Ly Barefoot QueenVietnam [429]
Khia Queen of The SouthUnited States [430]
Maurice Kirya King of MwooyoUganda [431] [432]
Hayley Kiyoko Lesbian JesusUnited States [433]
Beverley Knight Queen of UK SoulUnited Kingdom [434]
Gladys Knight Empress of SoulUnited States [435] [436] [437]
Frankie Knuckles Godfather of HouseUnited States [438]
Joseph Koo Godfather of CantopopHong Kong [439]
Koda Kumi Queen of J-PopJapan [440]
Queen of Live [441]
Fela Kuti Black PresidentNigeria [442]
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Princess of J-PopJapan [443]
Harajuku Pop Princess [444]
Kyla Queen of R&BPhilippines [445]

L

Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar is widely acknowledged as the "Queen of Melody" & "Voice of the Millennium". She has recorded more than 25,000 songs in over 36 regional Indian languages and foreign language. Lata-Mangeshkar.jpg
Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar is widely acknowledged as the "Queen of Melody" & "Voice of the Millennium". She has recorded more than 25,000 songs in over 36 regional Indian languages and foreign language.
American singer Kenny Loggins is known as the "King of the Movie Soundtrack" for his contribution to movies. Loggins Interlochen.png
American singer Kenny Loggins is known as the "King of the Movie Soundtrack" for his contribution to movies.
American rapper and singer Lil' Kim is known as the "Queen Bee". Lil Kim Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2012 (modified).jpg
American rapper and singer Lil' Kim is known as the "Queen Bee".
English singer Vera Lynn was known as the "Forces' Sweetheart" for her popularity among the armed forces during World War II. Vera Lynn (1962).jpg
English singer Vera Lynn was known as the "Forces' Sweetheart" for her popularity among the armed forces during World War II.
ArtistTitleCountrySource
Lata Mangeshkar Queen of Melody
Voice of the Millennium
Voice of the Nation
Nightingale of India
India [446] [447]
Patti LaBelle Godmother of SoulUnited States [448]
High Priestess of Good Vibrations [449]
Kendrick Lamar King of the West CoastUnited States [450]
Adam Lambert The New King of QueenUnited States [451] [452]
Nikki Lane First Lady of Outlaw CountryUnited States [453]
James Last Last King of Easy ListeningGermany [454]
Queen Latifah Hip-Hop's First LadyUnited States
Avril Lavigne Pop-Punk QueenCanada [455] [456] [457] [458] [459]
Pop Rock Princess [460]
Princess of Pop [461]
Punk Rock Princess [462] [463] [464]
Héctor Lavoe El Cantante de los CantantesPuerto Rico
Kuh Ledesma Pop DivaPhilippines [465]
The Renaissance Woman [466]
Jerry Lee Lewis The KillerUnited States [467]
Liberace Mr. ShowmanshipUnited States [468]
Lil B The Based GodUnited States [469]
Lil Brianna Princess of the SouthUnited States [470]
Lil Jon King of CrunkUnited States [471]
Lil' Kim Queen BeeUnited States [472] [473]
Queen of Hip-Hop [474]
Queen of Rap [475] [476] [477] [478] [479]
Hip-Hop Goddess [480] [481] [482]
Queen of Daring Style [483]
Lil' Mo Godmother of Hip-Hop and R&BUnited States [484] [485]
Lisa Lisa Queen of Latin Hip HopUnited States [486]
Little Richard Architect of Rock and RollUnited States [487]
King of Rock and Roll [488]
Johnny Logan Mr. EurovisionIreland [489] [490] [491]
Kenny Loggins King of the Movie SoundtrackUnited States [492] [493]
Dave Lombardo The Godfather of Double BassUnited States [494]
Jennifer Lopez Queen of Las VegasUnited States [495]
Lorde New Queen of AlternativeNew Zealand [496]
Demi Lovato Tween PrincessUnited States [497]
Pop Princess [498]
Toby Love King of CrunkchataUnited States [499]
Luis Miguel The Sun of MexicoMexico [500]
Loretta Lynn First Lady of CountryUnited States [501]
Queen of Country [502] [503]
Vera Lynn Forces' Sweetheart United Kingdom [504] [505]

M

American singer Madonna has been dubbed the "Queen of Pop". Madonna Rebel Heart Tour 2015 - Stockholm (23051472299) (cropped).jpg
American singer Madonna has been dubbed the "Queen of Pop".
Jamaican musician Bob Marley is known as the "King of Reggae". Bob-Marley.jpg
Jamaican musician Bob Marley is known as the "King of Reggae".
Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin has been referred to as the "King of Latin Pop". Ricky Martin in store appearance, Sydney Australia (1).jpg
Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin has been referred to as the "King of Latin Pop".
American actress and singer Liza Minnelli has been referred to as the "Queen of Broadway". Liza Minnelli Heart Truth2.jpg
American actress and singer Liza Minnelli has been referred to as the "Queen of Broadway".
Australian singer Kylie Minogue has been referred to as the "Princess of Pop". Kylie Minogue Cannes.jpg
Australian singer Kylie Minogue has been referred to as the "Princess of Pop".
ArtistTitleCountrySource
Madonna First Lady of PopUnited States [506] [507]
Queen of Pop [508] [509] [510]
Queen of Reinvention [511] [512]
Queen of Controversy [513] [514]
Francis Magalona King of Philippine RapPhilippines [515]
Miriam Makeba Mama AfricaSouth Africa [516]
Bamboo Mañalac Rock MaestroUnited States [517]
Teena Marie Ivory Queen of SoulUnited States [518]
Lady T [518]
Bob Marley King of ReggaeJamaica [519] [520]
Biz Markie Clown Prince of Hip-HopUnited States [521]
Michel Martelly President of KompaHaiti [522]
Ricky Martin King of Latin PopPuerto Rico [523] [524] [525] [526] [527] [528] [529]
Latin King of Pop [530]
Latin Music King [531]
Puerto Rican Pop King [532]
Crossover Latin King [533] [534]
Crossover Pop King
Melanie Martinez Emo-Pop QueenUnited States [535]
Fernando Maurício King of Fado and MourariaPortugal [536]
Kym Mazelle First Lady of HouseUnited States [537] [538] [539]
Martina McBride Celine Dion of CountryUnited States [540]
Reba McEntire Queen of CountryUnited States [502] [541]
Thongchai McIntyre King of Thai PopThailand [542]
King of String [542]
Lydia Mendoza Queen of TejanoUnited States [543]
Idina Menzel Broadway QueenUnited States [544]
Daniela Mercury Queen of AxéBrazil [545]
Freddie Mercury The King of QueenUnited Kingdom [546]
Emeline Michel Queen of Haitian MusicHaiti [547]
Nicki Minaj Queen of RapTrinidad and Tobago [548] [549]
Liza Minnelli Queen of BroadwayUnited States [550] [551]
Queen of Hollywood [552]
Kylie Minogue Goddess of PopAustralia [553] [554] [555] [556]
Princess of Pop [557]
Queen of Pop [556] [558] [559] [560]
Lani Misalucha Asia's NightingalePhilippines [561]
Misia Queen of BalladsJapan [562]
Queen of Japanese Soul [563]
Hibari Misora Queen of Japanese PopJapan [564] [565]
Monica R&B PrincessUnited States [102]
Bill Monroe Father of BluegrassUnited States [566]
Rudy Ray Moore Godfather of RapUnited States [567]
Giorgio Moroder Father of DiscoItaly [568]
Anita Mui Queen of Canto PopHong Kong [569] [570]
Madonna of Asia [571]
Murda Beatz Canadian King of Trap MusicCanada [572]
Zeki Müren Sun of ArtTurkey [573]
Peter Murphy Godfather of GothUnited Kingdom [574]
Kacey Musgraves Yeehaw QueenUnited States [575]
Mỹ Tâm The Queen of V-PopVietnam [576]
Mýa Dancing QueenUnited States [577]
Ghetto Princess [578]
Queen of Throwback R&B/Hip-Hop [579]

N

Pakistani singer-songwriter Nazia Hassan was known as "The Queen of South Asian Pop Music". Nazia Hassan.jpg
Pakistani singer-songwriter Nazia Hassan was known as "The Queen of South Asian Pop Music".
Pakistani singer Noor Jehan was known as the "Queen of Melody". Noor Jehan in Zeenat.jpg
Pakistani singer Noor Jehan was known as the "Queen of Melody".
ArtistTitleCountrySource
Emilio Navaira King of TejanoUnited States [580]
Thanh Nga The Queen of Cải lương (Vietnamese Renovated Opera)South Vietnam [581]
Stevie Nicks Queen of Rock and RollUnited States [582] [583]
Bert Nievera Johnny Mathis of the PhilippinesPhilippines [584]
Timeless Balladeer
Martin Nievera Concert KingPhilippines [585]
Nina Asia's Diamond Soul Siren (or simply Soul Siren)Philippines [586]
Marni Nixon The Ghostess with the MostessUnited States [587]
No I.D. The Godfather of Chicago Hip HopUnited States [588] [589]
Larry Norman Father of Christian RockUnited States [590]
Ted Nugent Motor City MadmanUnited States [591]

O

English singer Ozzy Osbourne has been identified as the "Godfather of Heavy Metal" and the "Prince of Darkness". OzzyChangingHands02-20-2010.jpg
English singer Ozzy Osbourne has been identified as the "Godfather of Heavy Metal" and the "Prince of Darkness".
ArtistTitleCountrySource
Odetta Queen of American Folk MusicUnited States [592]
Onyeka Onwenu Queen of African Pop MusicNigeria [593]
Elegant Stallion [594]
Roy Orbison The Caruso of RockUnited States [595]
Orelsan The Boss of French RapFrance [596]
Ozuna New King of ReggaetonPuerto Rico [597] [598]
Ozzy Osbourne Godfather of Heavy MetalUnited Kingdom [599]
Prince of Darkness [599]
Johnny Otis Godfather of Rhythm and BluesUnited States [600]

P

Italian singer Luciano Pavarotti has been identified as the "King of the High C's". Luciano Pavarotti (cropped).jpg
Italian singer Luciano Pavarotti has been identified as the "King of the High C's".
American singer Elvis Presley is known as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "The King". Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock2.jpg
American singer Elvis Presley is known as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "The King".
ArtistTitleCountry
Zsa Zsa Padilla Divine DivaPhilippines [601]
Nexhmije Pagarusha Queen of Albanian MusicAlbania/Kosovo [602] [603]
Imelda Papin Sentimental SongstressPhilippines [284] [604]
Philippines' Jukebox Queen
Sandara Park BoA of the PhilippinesPhilippines [605]
Pambansang Krung Krung ng Pilipinas [605]
Charlie Parker BirdUnited States
Dolly Parton Queen of CountryUnited States [502]
Charley Patton Father of the Delta BluesUnited States [606]
Les Paul Architect of Rock and RollUnited States [11]
Luciano Pavarotti King of the High C'sItaly [607]
CeCe Peniston Queen of DanceUnited States [608] [609]
Peret King of Catalan RumbaSpain [610] [611]
Carl Perkins King of RockabillyUnited States [612]
Maite Perroni Teen Queen of TelenovelasMexico [613]
Katy Perry Pop PrincessUnited States [614]
Bernadette Peters Queen of BroadwayUnited States [615] [616]
Iggy Pop Godfather of PunkUnited States [617] [618]
Pérez Prado King of MamboCuba [619]
Elvis Presley King of Rock and RollUnited States [620]
The King
Lisa Marie Presley Princess of Rock and RollUnited States [621]
Rod Price Magician of SlideUnited Kingdom [622]
Prince The ArtistUnited States [623]
The Purple One [624]
His Royal Badness [625]
Psy King of YouTube South Korea [626] [627] [628]
Pumpuang Duangjan Queen of Luk Thung Thailand [629]

Q

ArtistTitleCountrySource
Ustad Qasim Father of Afghan MusicAfghanistan [630] [631]
Founder of Afghan Classical Music [631]
Ivy Queen Queen of ReggaetónUnited States [632] [633]
Queen of Rap [634]
Queen of Latin Hip-Hop [635]
Queen of Urban Music [636]
Reggaetón's First Lady [637]

R

Pakistani singer Ahmed Rushdi, known as "Magician of Voice", was the first regular pop singer of South Asia. Ahmed Rushdi playback singer 1954.jpg
Pakistani singer Ahmed Rushdi, known as "Magician of Voice", was the first regular pop singer of South Asia.
Mexican singer Paulina Rubio has been referred to as the "Queen of Latin Pop" and "Madonna Latina". Paulina Rubio @ Asics Music Festival 10.jpg
Mexican singer Paulina Rubio has been referred to as the "Queen of Latin Pop" and "Madonna Latina".
ArtistTitleCountrySource
Ahmed Rushdi Magician of VoicePakistan [638]
Joey Ramone Godfather of PunkUnited States [639]
Johnnie Ray Prince of WailsUnited States [640]
Otis Redding King of SoulUnited States [641]
Lou Reed Godfather of PunkUnited States [642]
Esma Redžepova Queen of Gypsy MusicMacedonia [643]
Sheryn Regis Crystal Voice of AsiaPhilippines [644]
JP Richardson The Big BopperUnited States [645]
Rihanna Caribbean QueenBarbados [646] [647]
Pop Princess [648]
R&B Princess [649] [650] [651]
Jamie Rivera Inspirational DivaPhilippines [652]
Jenni Rivera The Diva of BandaMexico/United States [653]
The First Lady of Corrido
Ross Robinson Godfather of Nu MetalUnited States [654]
Smokey Robinson King of MotownUnited States [655]
Jimmie Rodgers Father of Country MusicUnited States [656]
Paul Rodgers The VoiceUnited Kingdom [657]
Amália Rodrigues Queen of Fado Portugal [658]
Rozalla Queen of RaveZambia [659]
Paulina Rubio Madonna LatinaMexico [660]
The Golden Girl
Queen of Latin Pop
Todd Rundgren GodUnited States [661] [662] [663]
RuPaul GlamazonUnited States [664]
Supermodel of the World [665]
The World's Most Famous Drag Queen [666]
A. R. Rahman Mozart of MadrasIndia [667]
Kenny Rogers The GamblerUnited States

S

American singer Britney Spears is known as the "Princess of Pop". Britney Spears, Roundhouse, London (Apple Music Festival 2016) (30072929931) (cropped).jpg
American singer Britney Spears is known as the "Princess of Pop".
Malaysian singer Siti Nurhaliza is known as the "Voice of Asia" and "Asia's Celine Dion". Siti Nurhaliza - Khairul Fahmi's Wedding 2013.jpg
Malaysian singer Siti Nurhaliza is known as the "Voice of Asia" and "Asia's Celine Dion".
American singer Bruce Springsteen is known by the nickname "The Boss". Bruce Springsteen 1988.jpg
American singer Bruce Springsteen is known by the nickname "The Boss".
American singer Donna Summer is known as the "Queen of Disco". Nobel Peace Price Concert 2009 Donna Summer3.jpg
American singer Donna Summer is known as the "Queen of Disco".
American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has been referred to as "Pop Titan", "Country Queen", and "America's Sweetheart". Taylor Swift 083 (18118731780).jpg
American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has been referred to as "Pop Titan", "Country Queen", and "America's Sweetheart".
ArtistTitleCountrySource
Janella Salvador OPM Pop SweetheartPhilippines [668]
Lea Salonga Broadway DivaPhilippines [669]
Sandro The Gypsy Argentina [670]
Argentine Elvis [670]
Šaban Šaulić The King of FolkSerbia [671] [672]
Sandy Brazil's Princess of PopBrazil [673] [674]
Carlos Santana The King of Latin Rock Mexico[ citation needed ]
Erik Santos Philippines' Prince of PopPhilippines [675]
Romeo Santos King of BachataUnited States [676]
Sarunrat Visutthithada Princess of R&BThailand [677]
Lady Saw Queen of DancehallJamaica [678] [679]
Chuck Schuldiner Godfather of Death MetalUnited States [680]
Shirley Scott Queen of the OrganUnited States [681]
Gil Scott-Heron Godfather of RapUnited States [567]
Selena Queen of Tejano MusicUnited States [682]
Queen of Latin Music [683]
Mexican Madonna [684]
Seo Taiji President of CultureSouth Korea [685]
Shakira Queen of Latin MusicColombia [686] [687]
Queen of Latin Pop [688]
Titan of Latin Pop [689]
Queen of the World Cup [690]
Shin Jung-hyeon Godfather of RockSouth Korea [691]
Frank Sinatra The Chairman of the BoardUnited States [692]
Ol' Blue Eyes [693]
The Voice [694]
Nina Simone Queen of SoulUnited States [695]
High Priestess of Soul [696]
Siti Nurhaliza Voice of AsiaMalaysia [697]
Asia's Celine Dion [698]
Shila Amzah Asia's SweetheartMalaysia [699] [700]
National Treasure of Malaysia [701]
Princess of Music [702]
Bessie Smith Empress of the BluesUnited States [696]
Patti Smith Godmother of PunkUnited States [703]
Sy Smith The Underground Queen of R&B and SoulUnited States [704] [705] [706]
Sơn Tùng M-TP Prince of V-PopVietnam [707]
Mighty Sparrow Calypso King of the WorldTrinidad and Tobago [708]
Britney Spears Princess of PopUnited States [32] [709]
Queen of Pop [710] [711]
Pop Princess [712]
Phil Spector First Tycoon of TeenUnited States [713]
Spice Queen of StageJamaica [714]
Queen of Dancehall [715]
Dusty Springfield White Queen of SoulUnited Kingdom [716] [717]
Bruce Springsteen The BossUnited States [718]
Candi Staton First Lady of Southern SoulUnited States [719]
Gwen Stefani Pop PrincessUnited States [720] [721] [722]
Stevie B King of FreestyleUnited States [723]
Angie Stone Black Diamond of SoulUnited States [724]
George Strait King of CountryUnited States [725]
Barbra Streisand Mother of DivasUnited States [726] [727] [728]
Diva of Divas [729] [730] [731] [732]
Suraphol Sombatcharoen King of Luk ThungThailand [733]
Yma Sumac Queen of ExoticaPeru [734]
Donna Summer Queen of DiscoUnited States [32]
Taylor Swift Pop TitanUnited States [735] [736] [737]
Country Pop Princess [738]
Pop Princess [739]
Queen of Pop [740]
Country Princess [739]
Country Queen [739]
America's Sweetheart [741] [742]
Sylvester Queen of DiscoUnited States [743]

T

Mexican singer and actress Thalia is known as the "Queen of Latin Pop". Thalia in concert2.jpg
Mexican singer and actress Thalía is known as the "Queen of Latin Pop".
English musician Pete Townshend has been referred to as the "Godfather of Punk". Pete Townshend - Phyllis Keating.jpg
English musician Pete Townshend has been referred to as the "Godfather of Punk".
ArtistTitleCountrySource
T.I. King of the SouthUnited States [744] [745]
Alan Tam Principal (Tam)Hong Kong [746]
Koko Taylor Queen of the BluesUnited States [747]
Teresa Teng Queen of Asian SongTaiwan [748]
Thalía Queen of Latin PopMexico [749]
Queen of Telenovelas [750]
Empress of Beauty [751]
Sister Rosetta Tharpe Godmother of Rock and RollUnited States [752]
Irma Thomas Soul Queen of New OrleansUnited States [753]
Timaya Egberi Papa 1 of BayelsaNigeria [754]
Justin Timberlake Prince of PopUnited States [755] [756]
President of Pop [756]
Dick Todd King of the JukeboxCanada [757]
Tove Lo Dark-Pop QueenSweden [758]
Touch Na Takuathung Fleet-FootedThailand [759]
Pete Townshend Godfather of PunkUnited Kingdom [760]
Gloria Trevi The Mexican MadonnaMexico [761]
Trina Diamond PrincessUnited States [762]
Queen of The South [763]
Jolin Tsai Queen of Chinese PopTaiwan [764]
Queen of Mandarin Pop [765]
Asia's Dancing Queen [766]
The Asian Madonna [767]
Sophie Tucker Last of the Red Hot MamasUnited States [768]
Tina Turner Queen of Rock & RollUnited States [32] [769] [770] [771]
Shania Twain Country Pop QueenCanada [772] [773]
Queen of Country Pop [774]

U

Japanese singer Hikaru Utada has been identified as "The Diva of the Heisei period". Utada Hikaru 2004.jpg
Japanese singer Hikaru Utada has been identified as "The Diva of the Heisei period".
ArtistTitleCountrySource
Hikaru Utada Diva of the Heisei PeriodJapan [775]
Usher King of R&BUnited States [776] [777]
Mr. Entertainment [778] [779]
Carrie Underwood Country Music's Reigning QueenUnited States [780] [781]

V

ArtistTitleCountrySource
Gary Valenciano Mr. Pure EnergyPhilippines [782]
Ritchie Valens King of Chicano RockUnited States [783]
Francisca Valenzuela Chilean Pop-Rock QueenChile [784]
Paul van Dyk Godfather of TranceGermany [785]
Regine Velasquez Asia's SongbirdPhilippines [786]
Viguen King of Persian PopIran [787]
Sultan of Jazz
Rhonda Vincent Queen of BluegrassUnited States [788]

W

American singer Martha Wash is most often identified as the "Queen of Clubland". Martha Wash.jpg
American singer Martha Wash is most often identified as the "Queen of Clubland".
ArtistTitleCountrySource
Liza Wang Big SisterHong Kong [789]
Dionne Warwick Princess of PopUnited States [790]
Martha Wash Queen of ClublandUnited States [791] [792]
The Most Famous Unknown Singer of the '90s [791]
The Voice [792]
Dinah Washington Queen of the BluesUnited States [793] [794]
Paul Weller ModfatherUnited Kingdom [795]
Kitty Wells Queen of Country MusicUnited States [796] [797]
Wiley Godfather of GrimeUnited Kingdom [798]
Paul Whiteman King of JazzUnited States [7] [304]
Marijohn Wilkin The Den Mother of Music RowUnited States [799]
Jackie Wilson Mister ExcitementUnited States [800]
Tony Wilson Mr ManchesterUnited Kingdom [801] [802]
Wendy O. Williams Queen of Shock RockUnited States [803]
Sonny Boy Williamson II King of HarmonicaUnited States [804]
Faye Wong Diva of AsiaHong Kong/People's Republic of China [805]
Heavenly Queen [805]
Tammy Wynette First Lady of CountryUnited States [806] [807]

X

ArtistTitleCountrySource
Xuxa Queen of ChildrenBrazil [808]

Y

Canadian musician Neil Young is known as the "Godfather of Grunge". Neil Young - Per Ole Hagen.jpg
Canadian musician Neil Young is known as the "Godfather of Grunge".
Thai singer Tata Young is known as "Asia's Queen of Pop" and "Wonder Girl". Tata young pimf 2007.JPG
Thai singer Tata Young is known as "Asia's Queen of Pop" and "Wonder Girl".
ArtistTitleCountrySource
Yuri The Mexican MadonnaMexico [809]
"Weird Al" Yankovic King of ParodyUnited States [810] [811]
Neil Young Godfather of GrungeCanada [812]
Tata Young Asia's Queen of PopThailand [813]
Wonder Girl [814]

Z

ArtistTitleCountrySource
Ahmad Zahir Afghan ElvisAfghanistan [815] [816] [817]
Jimmy Zámbó The KingHungary [818] [819]
Frank Zappa America's Best Kept Musical SecretUnited States [820]

Group and collective titles

Artist(s)TitleCountrySource
Aerosmith America's Greatest Rock and Roll BandUnited States [821] [822]
Christina Aguilera The Pop PrincessesUnited States [823] [824] [825]
Mandy Moore
Jessica Simpson
Anathema Peaceville ThreeUnited Kingdom [826]
My Dying Bride
Paradise Lost
Anthrax Big Four of Thrash United States [827] [828] [829]
Megadeth
Metallica
Slayer
Kreator Big Four of Teutonic Thrash Germany [830]
Sodom
Destruction
Tankard
Def Leppard Big Four of NWoBHM United Kingdom [831]
Iron Maiden
Judas Priest
Motörhead
Juan Atkins The Belleville Three
Godfathers of Techno
United States [832] [833]
Derrick May
Kevin Saunderson
The Beach Boys America's BandUnited States [834]
The Beatles The Fab FourUnited Kingdom [835]
Bee Gees Kings of DiscoUnited Kingdom
Britain’s First Family of Harmony
Big Bang Kings of K-PopSouth Korea [836]
The Black Crowes The Most Rock 'n' Roll Rock 'n' Roll Band in the WorldUnited States
BLACKPINK Queens of K-PopSouth Korea [837]
Biggest Girl Group in the World
BTS The World's Biggest Boy BandSouth Korea [838]
Princes of Pop [839]
Black Sabbath Unholy Trinity of British Hard Rock and Heavy MetalUnited Kingdom [840]
Deep Purple
Led Zeppelin
Carabao King of 3chaThailand [841]
Rolling Stones of Asia [841]
Jacky Cheung Four Heavenly Kings of Chinese PopHong Kong [166]
Aaron Kwok
Leon Lai
Andy Lau
Daft Punk Godfathers of French HouseFrance [842]
Mariah Carey The Vocal TrinityUnited States [843]
Celine Dion Canada
Whitney Houston United States
Exo Kings of K-PopSouth Korea / China [844]
Nation's Pick [845]
Global Pick [846]
Fall Out Boy The Emo TrinityUnited States [847]
My Chemical Romance
Panic! at the Disco
Five Stairsteps First Family of SoulUnited States [848] [849]
Girls' Generation Nation's Girl GroupSouth Korea / United States [850]
Guns N' Roses The Most Dangerous Band in the WorldUnited States [657]
The Jackson 5 First Family of SoulUnited States [848]
Mỹ Linh (Đỗ Mỹ Linh)Four Divas of VietnamVietnam [851]
Thanh Lam (Đoàn Thanh Lam)
Hồng Nhung (Lê Hồng Nhung)
Trần Thu Hà
The Miracles The ShowstoppersUnited States [852] [853]
The Monkees The American BeatlesUnited States
R.E.M. America's Greatest Rock and Roll BandUnited States [854]
Red Velvet Nation's Representative Girl GroupSouth Korea [855] [856] [857]
People's Girl Group
Best Idol Group Alive
The Rolling Stones World's Greatest Rock and Roll BandUnited Kingdom [858]
Shinee Princes of K-PopSouth Korea [859]
Spice Girls Fab FiveUnited Kingdom [860]
Aretha Franklin Five Mighty Pop Divas of the SixtiesUnited States [861]
Martha Reeves
Diana Ross
Dusty Springfield United Kingdom
Dionne Warwick United States
TVXQ King of K-PopSouth Korea [862]
Nation's Idol [863] [864]
Twice Asia's No. 1 Girl GroupSouth Korea / Japan / Taiwan [865]
Nation's Girl Group [866]
U2 The Biggest Band in the WorldIreland [867]

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Natina Tiawana Reed was an American singer-songwriter, rapper, and actress. She was born in New York City and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, where she pursued a career in music beginning in her teens. Discovered by rapper Lisa Lopes, she worked as a writer for the girl group TLC. Reed gained notice in the late 1990s as a member of the girl group Blaque. They released two albums: their 1999 eponymous debut album that peaked at number 53 on the Billboard 200, and Blaque Out (2001).

K. Michelle American musician

Kimberly Michelle Pate is an American singer, songwriter, and television personality. She rose to fame as the breakout star of VH1's Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta after appearing as a regular cast member for two seasons on the reality television series. Michelle subsequently signed with Atlantic Records. Her debut studio album, Rebellious Soul, debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200, and number one on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Her second studio album Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart? was released on December 9, 2014. The album debuted at number six in the US and spawned three singles "Love 'Em All", "Maybe I Should Call" and "Hard to Do". The album sold 87,000 copies in its first week in sales.

Lyrica Anderson American singer and songwriter

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Lizzo American singer, rapper, and songwriter from Minnesota

Melissa Viviane Jefferson, known professionally as Lizzo, is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, and flutist. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she moved to Houston, Texas, where she began performing, before moving to Minneapolis, where she began her recording career. Before signing with Nice Life and Atlantic Records, Lizzo released two studio albums—Lizzobangers (2013), and Big Grrrl Small World (2015). Lizzo's first major-label EP, Coconut Oil, was released in 2016.

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