5 of the Most Famous Singers in History
Through the years, there are certain singers that have captured the hearts of people in different music categories. Each of them has his or her signature style and voice which have influenced other artists around the world. This article features 5 of the most famous singers in history that have produced a great impact in the music industry.
1. Elvis Presley: With Elvis Presley, rock and roll and pop have happened and invaded American living rooms. He became the most famous singer of his time. More than a hundred of his records were all hits on the ‘American Top 40’. The world was stunned with his sudden death on August 16, 1977 at a very young age of 42. Jailhouse Rock, Don’t Be Cruel, and Are You Lonesome Tonight are among his best loved songs.
2. Michael Jackson: He started as a singer in a group called "the Jackson 5" with his brothers. The next decade made him a high profile icon; he went solo with hit albums one after the other. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Michael Jackson holds the record as the “most successful entertainer of all time.” His album “Thriller” is dubbed as the biggest selling album of all time which won a record-breaking 8 Grammy Awards in 1984. He died on June 25, 2009 at the age of 50.
3. Stevie Wonder: He is a singer and song writer that plays different kinds of instruments. He sings music in several genres including Jazz, Funk, R & B, Pop and Soul. He was born blind but it did not stop him from winning more awards from Grammy than any other male solo singer. He has won 22 Grammy Awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award among many others. This versatile artist has been active since 1961 and still making waves in international music scenes today.
4. Elton John: He is a singer, songwriter, composer, and pianist from England, and one of the most famous and successful singers of all time. Future generations will read from history that he performed a remake of "Candle in the Wind" during the funeral rites for Princess Diana. Such single sold over 33 million copies around the world and became the best selling single of all time. He has sold more than 250 million records (and counting). Elton John is in the list of the top 10 richest people in his country’s music industry.
5. Madonna: Madonna celebrated her 54th birthday last August 16, 2012 and still going strong with her career. Back then, she won a Golden Globe Award for her role in Evita. She has lots of hits including Papa Don’t Preach, Like a Virgin, Like a Prayer, and more. He fame started in the 80s when she was known as the Queen of Pop. Time Magazine listed Madonna as one of the 25 Most Powerful Women of the past century.
The worlds’ most famous singers have reached their status by means of hard work, their best songs and talent. Popularity and wealth are not things that come by surprise; they are earned.