Eminem, Usher, Jay Z, Beyonce & Nelly Make Billboard’s “Greatest Of All Time” Lists

(AllHipHop News) Billboard has released a list of the most successful music artists of all time on the publication’s album and singles charts. Several Hip Hop affiliated acts were included on the prestigious records.

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Eminem is the highest ranking rapper on the “Greatest Of All Time Billboard 200 Artists” list. The legendary emcee landed at #14 overall. R&B superstar Usher claimed the #40 spot. He was followed closely by Brooklyn icon Jay Z at #43, and the rap star’s wife Beyoncé was placed at #77. Fellow singers Alicia Keys (#53) and Mary J. Blige (#59) broke into the Top 60. St Louis rhymer Nelly (#86) and Chicago crooner R. Kelly (#97) made the tally as well.

The “Greatest Of All Time Hot 100 Artists” list featured Bajan bombshell Rihanna at #13. Likewise, Usher (#14), Boyz II Men (#35), Beyoncé (#39), The Black Eyed Peas (#46), TLC (#63), Chris Brown (#67), Nelly (#71), R. Kelly (#74), Alicia Keys (#77), Destiny’s Child (#82), Eminem (#85), Jay Z (#86), Kanye West (#89), Justin Timberlake (#90), and 50 Cent (#97) cracked the list.

In addition, Billboard listed the top LPs on its album chart and top singles on its Hot 100 chart. Whitney Houston had two projects mentioned in the Top 25 on the Billboard 200 G.O.A.T. Albums – Whitney Houston (#11) and The Bodyguard (#23). Usher’s Confessions (#16) and M.C. Hammer’s Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em also made the Top 25.

Over on the Hot 100 Songs side, The Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta A Feeling” (#6), Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together” (#11), Toni Braxton’s “Un-Break My Heart” (#13), Usher’s “Yeah!” (#14), Boyz II Men’s “I’ll Make Love To You” (#20), and Rihanna’s “We Found Love” (#25) were all celebrated among the 25 best.

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Check out the Top 10 of Billboard’s “Greatest Of All Time” Album and Hot 100 Artists lists below.

All-Time Top 10 Billboard 200 Artists 

1. The Beatles
2. The Rolling Stones
3. Barbra Streisand
4. Garth Brooks
5. Elton John
6. Mariah Carey
7. Herb Alpert
8. Taylor Swift
9. Chicago
10. Michael Jackson

All-Time Top 10 Hot 100 Artists

1. The Beatles
2. Madonna
3. Elton John
4. Elvis Presley
5. Mariah Carey
6. Stevie Wonder
7. Janet Jackson
8. Michael Jackson
9. Whitney Houston
10. The Rolling Stones

49 Responses to “Eminem, Usher, Jay Z, Beyonce & Nelly Make Billboard’s “Greatest Of All Time” Lists”

      • Bennie Musyoka Urban

        i know a whole lot mann..doesn’t matter if an american or not….am a fan…arguing with facts!!

      • RazaBladeKing

        Queen, don’t waste your time arguin with this Africoon. They still worship the white man (and especially white women) over there. He probably can’t name 5 Tupac songs, and his opinion is about as valuable as the women’s sandals he’s wearin. As for this list’s credibility, they’ve got Taylor Swift over Michael Jackson (the greatest selling and most influential artist of all time), so… enough said.

    • josh

      It’s because he didn’t have a lot of high charting hits and his only really “high selling” album was all eyez on me (best album was easily me against the world) this list strictly goes by sales and how high you chart, but at the same time that doesn’t make sense cause Michael Jackson should blow everyone out of the water and no one has more #1 solo albums then Jay-Z does

  1. blackwallstreet

    eminem highest rapper on the list? lol. i wonder how many of the people who rated them actually grew up listening to hip hop, they hijacked the culture smh…

      • blackwallstreet

        i grew up IN this culture in Queens, NY the 80s, i’ve been around plenty of artist and been there for many big moments in THIS culture, so I am a part of it and my contribution is always supporting REAL hip hop, what do u know about that in your little white college town? I see your history of comments, this is the only place you can speak your racist mind without worry huh coward? your a joke , your life must be pretty boring to have time to come on here just to try and annoy black people

  2. Markus

    I imagine a bunch of people from the magazine going to a bar, buying a whole bunch of drinks and while they were still intoxicated they came back to work and put together these lists. They have Herb Alpert on one list ahead of Michael Jackson. Sounds like a drunk decision to me.

  3. Leonard Tarver

    We know that Michael Jackson is the number 1 artist in the history of music. He dun made more people pass out at his shows than anyone that ever attended the shows of those other artists… lmao


    WHITNEY & MICHAEL JACKSON should be way higher..MJJ #10…they are insane!….RIP to NIPPY THE VOICE..and THE GREATEST PERFORMER EVER..MIKEJAC…..THRILLER is still on the charts!..

  5. Sgt. H. Jennings

    No fvcking way Taylor Swift over Michael Jackson… List is as fraudulent as the US Government. Don’t even qualify for entertainment purposes only.. Oh well..

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