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