The never ending debate of the greatest artists of all time took a new feat as Billboard names its greatest artists of all time, with Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey making the list.
To celebrate its monumental 125thanniversary, Billboard has unveiled the list of the Top 125 Artists of All-Time based on history of the Hot 100 Songs Chart and the Billboard 200 Albums. To tease fans with a peek at the list, they posted the top 10 list on social media, as you can expect, some people were happy to see their favorites, while others were questioning who was absent and the specific rankings of others.
The rankings were made using a formula blending all titles calculated on both the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart and the Billboard 200 albums chart from 1958 until the present. The result is a list of music’s all-time top artists based on sales and chart performance.
Mariah Carey is notably the highest-ranking female on the list, due to her amazing stats. She has 18 Hot 100 number 1s, the most among any solo artist, six Billboard 200 top spots, the most consecutive years with a number 1 on the Hot 100 and most total weeks at number 1.
Here are the Top 10 ranking: (1) The Beatles, (2) The Rolling Stones, (3) Elton John, (4) Mariah Carey, (5) Madonna, (6) Barbara Streisand, (7) Michael Jackson, (8) Taylor Swift, (9) Stevie Wonder and (10) Chicago.
Usher, Whitney Houston, Rihanna,Beyoncé, and prince also made the full list.