Rolling Stone’s 200 Greatest Singers of All Time [1-100]

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19

1

Aretha Franklin

Vocalist

60.0% (3 of 5 votes)

13

2

Whitney Houston

Vocalist

66.67% (16 of 24 votes)

60

3

Sam Cooke

Vocalist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

39

4

Billie Holiday

Vocalist

50.0% (2 of 4 votes)

26

5

Mariah Carey

Vocalist

52.50% (21 of 40 votes)

62

6

Ray Charles

Vocalist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

52

7

Stevie Wonder

Musician

36.36% (4 of 11 votes)

15

8

Beyonce Knowles

Vocalist

65.29% (222 of 340 votes)

38

9

Otis Redding

Vocalist

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

61

10

Al Green

Vocalist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

1

11

Little Richard

Vocalist

100% (1 of 1 votes)

17

12

John Lennon

Vocalist

63.37% (128 of 202 votes)

37

13

Patsy Cline

Vocalist

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

59

14

Freddie Mercury

Vocalist

14.29% (2 of 14 votes)

23

15

Bob Dylan

Vocalist

54.22% (45 of 83 votes)

22

16

Prince

Vocalist

57.14% (4 of 7 votes)

29

17

Elvis Presley

Vocalist

50.51% (50 of 99 votes)

36

18

Celia Cruz

Vocalist

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

2

19

Frank Sinatra

Vocalist

100% (1 of 1 votes)

41

20

Marvin Gaye

Vocalist

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

69

21

Nina Simone

Vocalist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

12

22

Adele

Musician

68.42% (26 of 38 votes)

70

23

Smokey Robinson

Vocalist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

71

24

George Jones

Vocalist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

58

25

Mary J. Blige

Vocalist

15.00% (15 of 100 votes)

21

26

Paul McCartney

Vocalist

59.52% (50 of 84 votes)

42

27

Dolly Parton

Vocalist

50.0% (67 of 134 votes)

63

28

Mahalia Jackson

Vocalist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

24

29

Chaka Khan

Vocalist

53.85% (7 of 13 votes)

40

30

Hank Williams

Musicians

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

55

31

Luther Vandross

Vocalist

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

56

32

David Bowie

Vocalist

27.27% (6 of 22 votes)

90

33

Bessie Smith

Vocalist

0% (0 of 3 votes)

35

34

Thom Yorke

Musician

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

94

35

Dusty Springfield

Vocalist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

43

36

Kurt Cobain

Musician

50.0% (5 of 10 votes)

3

37

Van Morrison

Vocalist

100% (2 of 2 votes)

64

38

Curtis Mayfield

Vocalist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

65

39

Louis Armstrong

Vocalist

0% (0 of 7 votes)

66

40

Aaliyah (Haughton)

Vocalist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

67

41

Etta James

Vocalist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

68

42

Teddy Pendergrass

Vocalist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

51

43

Ariana Grande

Vocalist

38.89% (7 of 18 votes)

46

44

James Brown

Vocalist

50.0% (8 of 16 votes)

83

45

Ella Fitzgerald

Vocalist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

84

46

Mavis Staples

Vocalist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

85

47

Linda Ronstadt

Vocalist

0% (0 of 12 votes)

6

48

Toni Braxton

Vocalist

100% (1 of 1 votes)

53

49

Rod Stewart

Vocalist

36.00% (9 of 25 votes)

4

50

Joni Mitchell

Vocalists

100% (2 of 2 votes)

5

51

Sade

Vocalist

100% (1 of 1 votes)

18

52

Mick Jagger

Vocalist

61.14% (118 of 193 votes)

86

53

Miriam Makeba

Vocalist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

50

54

Willie Nelson

Vocalist

42.86% (3 of 7 votes)

27

55

Tina Turner

Vocalist

51.35% (19 of 37 votes)

82

56

Barry White

Vocalist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

44

57

Brian Wilson

Musician

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

45

58

Lady GaGa

Vocalist

50.0% (10 of 20 votes)

81

59

Howlin' Wolf

Musician

0% (0 of 0 votes)

25

60

Kate Bush

Musician

52.63% (10 of 19 votes)

14

62

George Michael (Vocalist)

Vocalist

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

10

63

Robert Plant

Vocalist

78.12% (25 of 32 votes)

49

64

Bjork (Guomundsdottir)

Vocalist

44.44% (4 of 9 votes)

54

65

Minnie Riperton

Vocalist

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

72

66

David Ruffin

Vocalist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

16

68

Rihanna

Vocalist

64.34% (92 of 143 votes)

73

69

Youssou N'Dour

Vocalist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

74

70

Ronnie Spector

Vocalist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

47

71

Roy Orbison

Vocalist

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

78

72

Muddy Waters

Musician

0% (0 of 1 votes)

79

73

Hector Lavoe

Vocalist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

7

74

Patti LaBelle

Vocalist

100% (1 of 1 votes)

80

75

D'Angelo

Vocalist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

32

76

Wilson Pickett

Vocalist

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

57

77

Bruce Springsteen

Vocalist

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

48

78

Janis Joplin

Vocalist

50.0% (2 of 4 votes)

75

79

Emmylou Harris

Vocalist

0% (0 of 2 votes)

76

80

Chris Cornell

Vocalist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

77

81

Joao Gilberto

Composer

0% (0 of 0 votes)

9

82

Steve Perry

Vocalist

80.0% (4 of 5 votes)

20

83

Amy Winehouse

Vocalist

60.0% (3 of 5 votes)

11

85

Johnny Cash

Vocalist

75.00% (3 of 4 votes)

30

86

Michael Jackson (Vocalist)

Vocalist

50.43% (58 of 115 votes)

31

87

Diana Ross

Vocalist

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

87

88

Jimmie Rodgers

Vocalist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

28

89

Selena (Quintanilla)

Vocalist

51.28% (20 of 39 votes)

93

92

Anita Baker

Vocalist

0% (0 of 2 votes)

33

93

Stevie Nicks

Vocalist

50.0% (6 of 12 votes)

91

95

Vicente Fernandez

Vocalist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

92

96

Chuck Berry

Vocalist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

8

97

Usher

Vocalist

100% (1 of 1 votes)

34

98

Bob Marley

Vocalist

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

88

99

Clyde McPhatter

Vocalist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

89

100

Elton John

Musician

0% (0 of 0 votes)