Şarkıcıların takma isimleri listesi, ses sanatçılarına takılan lakapların listelendiği bir maddedir. Takma isimler, dinsel, ailevi ya da aristokratik unvanlardan seçilir. Bu lakaplar sanatçının medya tarafından ifade edilmesinde kullanılır ve sanatçının hayranları için değerini gösterir. Takma adlar Avrupa'da ilk olarak 19. yüzyılda klasik müzik sanatçıları için kullanılmıştır. Bu bağlamda Mozart'a "modern müziğin babası", Bach'a ise "modern piyano müziğinin babası" denilmiştir.
Afro-Amerikan kültürün bir ürünü olan Jazz ve Swing'in popülerleştiği 1930-40'larda öne çıkan Paul Whiteman "Jazz'ın Kralı" ve Benny Goodman ise "Swing'in Kralı" olarak anılmaya başlandı.
1950'lerde ise Rock and Roll popülerleşmeye başlamıştır. Bu dönemde halkın ihtiyaçlarına cevap veren ve bu müziği en iyi icra eden işi olan Elvis Presley de "Rock and Roll'un Kralı" olarak adlandırılmıştır.
^"Called the 'Architect of Rock and Roll,' the flamboyant piano virtuoso is known for the classic hits Tutti Frutti, Long Tall Sally, Good Golly Miss Molly and Lucille." in "Little Richard, Gladys Knight & The Pips Inducted Into Apollo Theater Legends Hall Of Fame; Ella Fitzgerald...", Jet110: 59, 2006-07-10, ISSN00215996
^"Initially a cult figure, by 1985, 'The Boss', as he became known to his fans, was the world's most successful white rock star since Elvis." in Shuker, Roy (2001), Understanding Popular Music, Routledge, ss. 123, ISBN9780415235099
^"'He is the most imitated, most listened to, most recognized, voice of the second half of the twentieth century,' the New York disk jockey William B. Williams said in the fifties, tagging him forever with the epithet Chairman of the Board." in J. Lahr, Show and Tell: New Yorker Profiles (University of California Press, 2002), p. 52.
^"A common sight towards the end of the sixties in New York and London announced 'Clapton is God'." in Vinita, Profiles in Popular Music (Sura Books, 2005), p. 71.
^abcde"What happens when the 'God of Song' descends on Genting Highlands during a cold and wet weekend? He warms and melts the hearts of both young and old with his charm and huge repertoire of hits, that's what! And that was precisely what Hong Kong superstar Jacky Cheung - arguably the most popular and enduring of the four Heavenly Kings - did at his two sold-out concerts last Friday and Saturday at the Arena of Stars. (For the uninitiated, Cheung, Andy Lau, Aaron Kwok and Leon Lai are the four "Heavenly Kings" of Chinese pop, the over-the-top title probably bestowed by the imaginative Hong Kong media because of the singers' immense popularity. Cheung, of course, has been elevated even higher on the celestial plane!)" Ming, Fong (2002-11-09), "Jacky, oh!", New Straits Times: 3
^"Recently, the girls proved their credibility as live performers, appearing as guests to Hong Kong's legendary "God of Songs" Sam Hui during his two live dates in Malaysia for the 50,000-strong crowds at Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur." in "Sounds of the East", The Bangkok Post: 1, 2005-03-15
^"It had already been noted that Neil Young was an important influence on grunge musicians, and in the mid- 1990s it became common to see Neil Young described as 'the godfather of grunge'." in Echard, William (2005), Neil Young and the Poetics of Energy, Indiana University Press, ss. 43, ISBN9780253217684
^"But somewhere between his last album, "Naughty Little Doggie," and his latest one, "Avenue B," the godfather of punk turned 50, a change that apparently has provided him with plenty of food for thought, judging by the song subjects on the record, scheduled for release September 14 on Virgin." in Christman, Ed (1999-08-07), "Iggy Pop opens a 'window into the soul' on Virgin's contemplative 'Avenue B'", Billboard111: 14, ISSN00062510
^"Looking remarkably healthy for a man who nurtured a world-class drug habit for many years, the "Godfather of Punk" Iggy Pop is set to close the Other Stage on Saturday night." in "Godfather of punk still has lust for life", Western Daily Press: 30, 2007-06-05
^ab"Rudy Ray Moore has been called the Godfather of Rap (a title that has also been used to describe sociopolitical soulster Gil Scott-Heron)." in Bogdanov, Vladimir; Chris Woodstra, John Bush, Stephen Thomas Erlewine (2003), All Music Guide to Soul: The Definitive Guide to R&B and Soul, Backbeat Books, ss. 482, ISBN9780879307448
^"Three weeks after the press conference, with almost no advance notice, a new album by His Purple Majesty suddenly arrived in stores" in Carcieri, Matthew (2004), Prince: A Life in Music, iUniverse, ss. 15, ISBN9780595320127
^"The highlight of the evening was an impromptu performance by his 'Purple Majesty'." in "Prince Throws Lavish Bash to Mark His 27th Birthday", Jet68 (15): 6, 1985-06-24, ISSN00215996
^"This is the year of His Royal Badness! Prince was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he just dropped a new cd Musicology, and he is currently on a tour that is selling out multiple dates in major cities" in Prince: Royal Rocker Still Reigns After 25 Years Of Music, 105, Jet, 2004-04-26, ss. 58, ISSN00215996
^"Depending on whom you speak with, especially former employees who have dealt with Prince's madness on various levels, 'His Royal Badness' can either be especially charming or the most bugged bastard since batman took residence inside a cave." in McKeen, William (2000), Rock and Roll is Here to Stay: An Anthology, W. W. Norton & Company, ss. 554, ISBN9780393047004
^"One other artist, John Lee Hooker is by most standards the undisputed 'king of the blues'." in Wald, Elijah (2004), Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues, HarperCollins, ss. 208, ISBN9780060524234
^"Much later, as the reigning King of the Blues, BB would explain that the "blues isn't just some sad music about a broken heart, a busted dream, or a painful love affair. Blues is much more than any of these things. If I could pick three descriptions of it, I'd say it ain't nothing but living, laughing and loving." in Nazel, Joe (1998), B.B. King: King of the Blues, Holloway House Publishing, ss. 60, ISBN9780870677922
^"Inevitably called 'King of the Blues', BB King is today probably the most commercially successful blues singer with black audiences." in Oakley, Giles (1997), The Devil's Music: A History of the Blues, Da Capo Press, ss. 228, ISBN9780306807435
^"But it also reminds us that Brown, despite his lack of a good singing voice, could still provide tough competition to Noel Gallagher in the fight for the title "King of Britpop" in Ian Brown - Golden Greats Reviews, 110, MTV Asia, 2006-07-10, ss. 59, ISSN00215996
^"Dubbed the 'king of Chinese pop' by local media, Jay Chou has released eight studio albums, spawning several hits." in Song, Berwin (2008-08-09), "5 Chinese Acts Using The Games To Boost Their Profile", Billboard120 (32): 28, ISSN00062510
^"His nickname, 'The King of Country Music,' may sound a bit mawkish and old- fashioned, but, in many ways, it is remarkably accurate." in Wolfe, Charles K. (2001), Classic Country: Legends of Country Music, Routledge, ss. 19, ISBN9780415928274
^"He was known as 'King of the Jukebox' and was one of the first black artists to have both white and black supporters following his jazz, blues, and boogie-woogie tunes." in Brewer Jr., John M. (2007), Pittsburgh Jazz, Arcadia Publishing, ss. 95, ISBN9780738549804
^He wears the crown as the King Of Pop because no artist has broken his record of selling nearly 60 million copies of a single Album (Thriller). Lewis Jones, Jel D. (2005). Michael Jackson, the King of Pop: The Big Picture: the Music! the Man! the Legend! the Interviews: an Anthology. Amber Books Publishing. ss. 3. ISBN9780974977904.
^"Shadmehr Aghili (King of Persian Pop) lived in Hashemi Street, Tehran." in , retrieved on 2008-10-06
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^"Shadmehr Aghili live in concert in Los Angeles after 3 years with a brand new album. Shadmehr is known as the King of Persian Pop among Iranian people." in , retrieved on 2009-09-08.
^"Considered by some the 'King of Rap,' Kurtis Blow is at the very least one of the genre's leading pioneers." in Henderson, Ashyia N. (2002), Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community, Gale Research International, ss. 7, ISBN9780787652821
^abReeves, Marcus (2009), Somebody Scream!: Rap Music's Rise to Prominence in the Aftershock of Black Power, Macmillan, ss. 143, 185, ISBN9780865479975
^"It probably makes sense to call him - as several people do in the movie [Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (1987)] - as the 'King of rock 'n' roll'", in D. Denby, "What's in a game", New York Magazine, Oct 19, 1987, p. 102.
^"Ebony hailed Domino as the "King of Rock 'n' Roll" in Altschuler, Glenn C. (2003), All shook up: how rock 'n' roll changed America, Oxford University Press, ss. 43, ISBN9780195139433
^ab"Just as journalists had crowned white bandleaders Paul Whiteman and Benny Goodman as the kings of jazz and swing, in the 1950s they enthroned Presley, Haley, and Freed as the kings of rock 'n' roll" in Coleman, Rick (2007), Blue Monday: Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock 'n' Roll, Da Capo Press, ss. xvii, ISBN9780306815317
^"His original status as the King of Rock and Roll has never been seriously challenged, and he's remained a bottomless source of inspiration for the generations of rock and rollers who've taken up the cause in the decades since that July night in Memphis". Schinder, Scott (2008), Icons of Rock: An Encyclopedia of the Legends who Changed Music Forever, Greenwood Publishing Group, ss. 2, ISBN9780313338465
^Carpenter, Bil (2005), Uncloudy days: the gospel music encyclopedia, Hal Leonard, ss. 253, ISBN9780879308414
^"Burke, long ago dubbed the King of Rock 'n' Soul, was worth the wait." in M. Newman, "Soul man Solomon Burke: Live on Film; Capricorn's Smoking New Companion" in Billboard Jul 8, 1995, Vol. 107 (27), p. 10.
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^"With the success of "Let's Go Trippin', Dale was immediately billed as the 'King of the Surf Guitar', in M. Warshaw, The Encyclopedia of Surfing (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2005), p. 585.
^"For many people the name Benny Goodman is synonymous with swing. His record sales and performances helped usher in the swing craze of the 1930s; for more than a decade, the 'king of swing' enjoyed incredible heights of popularity." Martin, Henry; Keith Waters (2006), Jazz: The First 100 Years, Thomson Wadsworth, ss. 138, ISBN9780534628048
^"Just as millions of fans considered Selena the 'queen' of Tejano music, her closest male counterpart, Emilio Navaira, has often been called the "king" of Tejano music." in Hartman, Gary (2008), The history of Texas music, Texas A&M University Press, ss. 52, ISBN9781603440028
^"Prince of Pop Justin Timberlake strolls into town this week for three incredible dates at the SECC as part of his 2007 FutureSex/ Love Show - and you can be there, courtesy of our friends at Sony Ericsson and Vodafone." in Goodwin, Clayton (2007-05-02), "Win The last tickets to see Justin", Daily Record: 15
^"If R. Kelly is the current king of R&B, Usher is the reigning prince. He drops in on fans with his fifth CD, 'Confessions,' just when it looked as if Justin Timberlake were beginning to take over his territory." in Johnson, Kevin C. (2004-04-01), "Side Woes Trouble A Grown-Up Usher", St. Louis Post - Dispatch: F.3
^"Dubbed "the Prince of Soul," Marvin Gaye endured lifelong turmoil, never grasping the genius of his own talent..." in N. Talevski, The unofficial encyclopedia of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Edition illustrated (Greenwood Press, 1998), p. 402.
^Magrini, Tullia (2003). "The Tearful Public Sphere: Turkey's "Sun of Art," Zeki Müren". Music and gender: perspectives from the Mediterranean. University of Chicago Press. ISBN9780226501659.
^ab"Bessie Smith became the 'Empress of the Blues' based on her strong vocal abilities...When Nina Simone 'the High Priestess of Soul' performed at the Academy" in M. E. Bratcher, Words and songs of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone: sound motion, blues spirit, and African memory: Studies in African American history and culture (Routledge, 2007), p. 2.
^Her string of hits since the early '60s as the Empress of Soul are known in the streets of Johannesburg and around the world. They include those she recorded with and without the Pips - such as "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and "Neither One of Us." Phil Roura (2010-09-26), "Knight on a Mission: Georgia's Soul Superstar Has New Orleans on Her Mind", New York Daily News: 20
^At 65, the Empress of Soul is leaving on the Midnight Train to Georgia for the last time. Gladys Knight's "farewell tour" winds down a six-decade-long career that began with a talent contest at the age of seven. You can't blame her for wanting a rest, although, as one of the greats, she isn't bowing out quietly. For almost two hours, she conducts a "musical journey" that is both an emotional rollercoaster and a social history lesson. Dave Simpson (2009-10-09), "Review: Pop: Gladys Knight Manchester Arena 4/5", The Guardian: 44, ISSN02613077
^The nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter - who has earned such sobriquets along the way as "the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul" and "the Empress of Soul" - returns Dec. 21 with her ninth studio album, "Stronger" Gail Mitchell (2009-12-12), "Strength of Character", Billboard: 17, ISSN00062510
^abcdefg"Some women have even been given titles. Tina Turner who is The Queen of Rock and Aretha Franklin, dubbed the Queen of Soul. Donna Summer is the Queen of Disco and Mary J. Blige is the Queen of Hip-Hop, Gloria Estefan is the Queen of Latin Pop, Madonna is the Queen of Pop, while Britney Spears and Christina Aquilera are the Princesses of Pop." in L. Bollinger and C. O'Neill, Women in Media Careers: Success Despite the Odds (University Press of America, 2008), p. 147.
^Janet Jackson, music's princess of pop, is at a crossroads of her life and career: She is pursuing acting roles and she has parted ways with her longtime partner, Rene Elizondo...Having established herself as the world-renowned princess of pop music, in addition to making strides as an actress, one would think there is not much left on her to-do list. But the possibilities are endless. Norment, Lynn (November 2000), "Janet: At the crossroads", Ebony56 (1): 180, ISSN00129011
^"Madonna, called the Princess of Pop, told Cosmopolitan magazine: 'I don't remember if there was music playing when I lost my virginity, but the best music to make love to nowadays is anything funky or soulful, like the Gab Band, Prince or the Isley Brothers.'" in "Celebrity Beat", Jet69 (6): 53, 1985-10-21, ISSN00215996
^"Once upon a time, long before anybody had even heard of Britney, Christina, Jessica or Mandy, Australian singer Kylie Minogue ruled the charts as princess of pop. Back in 1988 her first single, I Should Be So Lucky, spent five weeks at number one, making her the most successful female artist in the UK charts with 13 successive Top 10 entries. To date, Kylie has spent 217 weeks on the singles charts, notching up 25 Top 20 hits including four number ones. No mean feat in the fickle world of pop where you can be yesterday's news in a matter of months." in "Kylie's back on royal form", Birmingham Post: 5, 2000-07-08
^Often referred to in interviews, cover stories and promotional material as the new 'princess of pop' Hopkins, Susan (2002). Girl Heroes: The New Force In Popular Culture. University of Michigan Press. ss. 60.
^"Dionne Warwick, sometimes called the Princess of Pop, routinely topped both the pop and R&B charts" in "50 years of Blacks in entertainment", Jet100 (24): 46, 2001-11-26, ISSN00215996
^"Overnight the unknown 14-year old became an international star. This earned her the nickname 'Princess of R&B'.", in W. Sutherland, Aaliyah Remembered (Trafford Publishing, 2005), p. 21.
^ab"Rising above it all was Monica, the headline female act, who's currently sharing the title of 'R&B Princess' with young singer Brandy" in Townsend, Audarshia (1998-10-31), "No Real Treat Monica Highlights Otherwise Dreary Halloween Bash", Chicago Tribune: 25, ISSN10856706
^"It was only a matter of time before |the Princess of Rock 'n' Roll decided to rely on her royal bloodline and make a music career." in Gumbrecht, Jamie (2003-07-24), "5", The Atlanta Journal- Constitution: 35
^"Odetta, who has died of kidney failure aged 77, received many honours during her life, most notably from Martin Luther King, who called her 'the queen of American folk music', and the then US president Bill Clinton, who in 1999 awarded her the National Medal of the Arts and Humanities. She had been due to sing at Barack Obama's inauguration in January." in "Queen of folk led way for female solo singers", Irish Times: 14, 2008-12-06
^"Koko Taylor is Chicago's reigning 'Queen of the Blues.' in Hine, Darlene; Elsa Barkley Brown, Rosalyn Terborg-Penn (1993), Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia, Carlson Publishing, ss. 1143, ISBN9780926019614
^"Dinah Washington was 'the Queen of the Blues,' and often identified as 'the Queen'." in Holsey, Steve (September 2008), "Celebrity nicknames and titles", Michigan Chronicle72 (2): D.1
^Haskins, James (1987), Queen of the Blues: A Biography of Dinah Washington, W. Morrow, ISBN9780688048464
^"Jully Black has been called a lot of things. But she gets a good laugh at those who have called her the 'new queen of Canadian R&B'." in O'Brian, Amy (2007-11-22), "Black paves a new path for women in rhythm & blues; Canada's new queen of R&B? Who's the old one, asks trendsetter Jully Black", The Vancouver Sun: D.11
^"In 1952, Kitty Wells was named the Queen Of Country Music by Fred Rose..." in Larkin, Colin (1992), The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music, ss. 2662, ISBN1882267001, 9781882267002
^"A crown, presented to the singer in 1973, is among the costumes, awards, mementos and other artefacts now on display in 'Kitty Wells, Queen of Country Music', a career-spanning biographical exhibit at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum running through next June." in Mazor, Barry (2008-10-01), "Music: The Queen of Country Music Holds Court", Wall Street Journal: D.9, ISSN00999660
^abc"Queen of Country. The title has been bestowed on Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Loretta Lynn and a few other female country stars." in Proskocil, Niz (2008-08-07), "Who is the queen of country?", Omaha World - Herald: 11
^If any long-running singer deserves to wear the crown, or at least the tiara, of Queen of Country, then surely it's the Coal Miner's Daughter herself, Loretta Lynn, right? Right. (Sorry, Dolly). "Queen for a day", Pantagraph: D.5, 2008-03-13
^"Through massive record sales and live shows that take on a Bruce Springsteen-like endurance, McEntire has earned her unofficial moniker as 'The Queen of Country'." in Schaults, Janine (2009-05-20), "It's Reba, for a good cause", Chicago Tribune: 4, ISSN10856706
^"Although Gaynor was crowned the 'Queen of Disco' after dance floor favourites like "Honey Bee," "Never Can Say Goodbye" and "Casanova Brown" ..." in P. Shapiro, Turn the Beat Around: The Secret History of Disco (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2006), p. 213.
^"Recall that throughout most of the eighties and even into the nineties, Aaron was known as the queen of heavy-metal rock, the loudest, brashest and sexiest female rock belter this side of Janis Joplin." in Niester, Alan (2000-09-22), "Metal queen slips into something jazzy", The Globe and Mail: R.6, ISSN03190714
^"Beyond being the best-selling female hip hop artist to date, and often referred to as the queen of hip hop, what separates Missy Elliott is her ability to allow her aesthetic to speak for itself. She uses her artistry to transcend cultural norms in hip hop and in the music industry." in Hess, Mikey (2007), Icons of Hip Hop: An Encyclopedia of the Movement, Music, and Culture, Greenwood Publishing Group, ss. 503, ISBN9780313339042
^"New fledging female rapper Nicki Minaj is being called the new ‘Queen of Hip Hop’ after her short time as a rapper in the eyes of the world. It’s possibly certain that Nicki Minaj has filled a void in the rap scene as there hasn’t been many female rappers to make such a big presence and impact in some time, but is she deserving already of the ‘Queen Of Hip Hop?’" Rolling Stone Crowns Nicki Minaj ‘Queen Of Hip Hop,’ Are They Right?, Brash Publisher Network, 2010, ss. 1
^"Universally known as the 'Queen of Hip Hop Soul' because of her frequent collaborations with rap artists and Hip Hop producers..." in" Bynoe, Yvonne (2006), Encyclopedia of rap and hip-hop culture, Greenwood Press, ss. 32, ISBN9780313330582
^"Known far and wide as the 'Queen of Latin Pop,' Gloria Estefan is one of the most recognized artists in the world." in "Gloria Estefan to Write Her First Book, a Children's Story Starring Her Bulldog Noelle; Published in English and Spanish Editions by Rayo, an Imprint of HarperCollins, in November 2005", Business Wire: 1, 2004-12-06
^"Calling her a mere R&B diva is, at this point, almost an insult: With grace and grit, Beyoncé has become the reigning queen of pop, a one-woman Hitsville U.S.A." in "Beyoncé in Rolling Stone", Rolling Stone: 41, December 2009-January 2010
^Affirming her role as one of the reigning queens of pop music, Beyonce was the top winner at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night, taking six prizes, including song of the year for her inescapable hit "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)." Sisario, Ben (2010-02-01), "Biggest Haul at Grammys Goes to Beyonce", The New York Times: C.1, ISSN03624331
^abc"If Ella Fitzgerald is the queen of jazz, Billie Holiday first lady of the blues, and Aretha Franklin the queen of soul, then who is the queen of pop? In the 1990s, it would seem to be a three-way tie between Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Celine Dion. Certainly all three have their devotees and detractors, but their presence has been inescapable." in Lister, Linda (2001), "Divafication: The Deification of Modern Female Pop Stars", Popular Music and Society25 (3/4): 1, ISSN03007766
^Mariah Carey is unstoppable. With 17 No. 1 singles since her career began in 1990, Mariah is the riegning queen of pop. "The new Mariah Carey", Scholastic Scope50 (1): 16, ISSN00366412
^Quebec's undisputed queen of pop, Celine Dion, added another jewel to her crown Thursday night. She was presented with a diamond record to mark Canadian sales of more than one-million copies of her album Color of My Love. "Dion adds diamond to crown of success", The Globe and Mail: c.4, 1994-11-26, ISSN03190714
^"In what was called 'the biggest media event since the inauguration of Nelson Mandela,' the singer performed for more than 70,000 South Africans at her concert for Johannesburg's Ellis Park Stadium, "billed as "Whitney—The Concert for a New South Africa.... There was also a private visit to Swaziland, where the 'Queen of Pop Music' visited King Mswati III." in "Whitney in South Africa", Ebony50 (4): 116, February 1995, ISSN00129011
^Janet Jackson is a big deal these days, the Queen of Pop, though we can still call her by her first name. So little is she trading off the fame of her brother, so completely has she become her own thing, she has all but abandoned the family name. Tour posters, tickets and recent album - all say, quite simply "Janet", and leave it at that. Smith, Giles (1996-04-21), "Slow riffs, fast riffs, midriffs", The Independent: 26, ISSN09519467
^"Janet Jackson hasn't skipped a beat. She is still the Queen of Pop." in Esparza, Rafael; Massey, David; Scalese, Rudy (2001-10-06), "Let Jackson's Energetic Beat Go On", Los Angeles Times: F-4
^"...the so-called Queen of Pop eludes both followers and critics by shifting her image..." in R. Gairola, "Re-worldling the Oriental: Critical Perspectives on Madonna as Geisha" in S. Fouz-Hernández and F. Jarman-Ivens, eds, Madonna's drowned worlds: new approaches to her cultural transformations, 1983-2003(Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2004), p. 104.
^Spears proved to audiences universally that she was, like Madonna in her heyday, the new publicly-appointed "Queen of Pop". Charles Strong, Martin (2004). The Great Rock Discography. Canongate Books. ss. 1,423. ISBN9781841956152.
^"It is three years since she dissolved Destiny's Child after three albums and a run of award-winning hymns to womanly empowerment such as Survivor and Independent Woman; six since her duet with the Brooklyn rap demigod Jay-Z served notice to the world that America's foremost hip-hop star and its emerging queen of R&B were an item." in Paphides, Pete (2008-11-14), "Shy big sister by day ... wild girl by night", The Times: 2, ISSN01400460
^With four Mobo nominations, Beyonce is the undisputed queen of R&B. Simpson, Eva; Hedley, Caroline (2006-08-16), "3AM: Mo contest for Beyonce", The Daily Mirror: 16
^"Once again The Candy Store and Fresh City Promotions have pulled a major rabbit out of the hat with the launch party for the new album by Mary J Blige, the undisputed Queen of R&B, Growing Pains." in "Fresh party for Mary j's new album", The Plymouth Evening Herald: 2, 2008-02-15
^In the wake of her 'Breakthrough' success, the reigning queen of R&B tries to please her many followers—but, most of all, herself. Vozick-Levinson, Simon (2007-12-21), "Mary J. Blige", Entertainment Weekly: 22, ISSN10490434
^"Years before Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, and Etta James, Ruth reigned as the original queen of r&b. She achieved a distinctive sassy and streetwise style, which made her one of the most popular singers of her era. Her career has been so influential that Atlantic Records is sometimes referred too as 'the house that Ruth built' and for good reason." at Cotton, Nzgina (2008-04-07), "Ruth Brown: The Original Queen of r&b", New Nation: 22, ISSN13657496
^Years before Aretha Franklin was crowned Queen of Soul, Ruth Brown reigned as the original Queen of R&B. Jones, Steve (2006-11-20), "R&B diva for the ages", USA TODAY: D.1, ISSN07347456
^"The reigning 'queen of R&B,' as decreed by her backing vocalist (and opening act) Jermaine Paul and countless others, Keys owned the stage at a packed WaMu Theater, highlighting her elegant artistry and dynamic personality in a 90-minute set." in Toombs, Mikel (2008-09-22), "Superwoman Keys Earns Title Of R&B Queen", Seattle Post-Intelligencer: C.3, ISSN0745970X
^On Friday, the queen of R&B, Alicia Keys, took over RodeoHouston. Clark, Michael (2005-03-07), "Duff makes rodeo a pop event", Houston Chronicle: 5, ISSN10747109
^Miss jackson to tour? R&B queen Janet Jackson will be the featured performer during the aol super bowl xxxviii halftime show, produced by mtv. Super bowl xxxviii will be held February 1 at reliant stadium in Houston and will air on cbs. Waddell, Ray (2004-01-10), "Indies: Survival Of The Fittest", Billboard116 (2): 16, ISSN00062510
^"Rave fave Rozalla has a Plymouth date. The Zambian-born singer, who has seven top 30 hits to her name, plays Zeros on Saturday, October 3. She enjoyed her biggest hits with Everybody's Free (number six) and Faith (11) in 1991. Her album, with the same title as the top 10 single, earned her the tag the Queen of Rave." in "'Queen of Rave' at Zeros", The Herald, September 22, 2009
^"Cher - singer, Oscar-winning actress and campaigner -is the original queen of reinvention, an expert at re-creating herself." in Lee, Vinny (2006-09-02), "Turning back time", The Times: 73, ISSN01400460
^Bowing out, if not exactly gracefully, Cher, that surgically enhanced queen of reinvention, last week brought her farewell tour to Glasgow. Sweet, Lucy (2004-05-16), "Cher's so long farewell", Sunday Times: 11
^"The queen of reinvention, Madonna, even named her 2004 world tour Reinvention." in Gallo, Carmine (2006), 10 Simple Secrets of the World's Greatest Business Communicators, Sourcebooks, ss. 204, ISBN9781402206962
^The queen of reinvention has achieved the seemingly impossible yet again. "Spotlights: Singles", Billboard117 (44): 69, 2005-10-29, ISSN00062510
^"She is after all, the Queen of Reinvention." in Hess, Mikey (2007), Icons of hip hop: an encyclopedia of the movement, music, and culture, Volume 1, Greenwood Publishing Group, ss. 239, ISBN9780313339035
^"Janis Joplin found hers in Texas and left for the West Coast, there to become queen of rock and roll." in McNally, Dennis (2003), Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac, the Beat Generation, and America, Da Capo Press, ss. 316, ISBN9780306812224
^...Janis Joplin, the nation's reigning queen of rock 'n' roll. Jackson, Buzzy (2005), A bad woman feeling good, W. W. Norton & Company, ss. 81, ISBN9780393059366
^"...with Rolling Stone magazine dubbing Nicks, 'The Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll'." inBrackett, Donald (2007), Fleetwood Mac: 40 Years of Creative Chaos, Greenwood Publishing Group, ss. 159, ISBN9780275993382
^Take Edge of Seventeen, the elegy for John Lennon which launched the solo career of Stevie Nicks, queen of rock and roll and former better half of Fleetwood Mac. "Plucking the Same Old Strings", The Hindustan Times, 2009-02-06
^"She is also known as 'Sister Ree,' 'Lady Soul' 'La Diva Franklin,' and 'The Queen of Soul.'" in Bego, Mark (2001), Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul, Da Capo Press, ss. 6, ISBN9780306809354
^"Born August 19, 1954, in Kingsville, Texas, she is recognized as 'la reina de la onda Tejana' (the queen of Tejano music)." in Candelaria, Cordelia; Peter J. García (2004), Encyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture, Greenwood Publishing Group, ss. 822, ISBN9780313332111
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^"Irma Thomas was then a young vocalist with a nice smile who would be known for the next thirty years as the Soul Queen of New Orleans" in Widmer, Mary Lou (2000), New Orleans in the Sixties, Pelican Publishing Company, ss. 86, ISBN9781589806207
^"...signature rifts, and it becomes clear why Aerosmith has been tagged 'America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band.' Few bands on the globe—forget just the United States—have accomplished what Aerosmith have. The band has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide and has won countless awards, including three Grammys. And, with a few exceptions, Aerosmith has delivered on its promise: to make music that strikes the listener in the heart, feet, soul and groin." in Walker, Don (1998-08-15), "Rock This Way: A Brief History of Roads Taken", Billbaord110 (33): 20, ISSN00062510
^Whatever there is to say now about Aerosmith, the long-lasting, hard-rocking quintet that has often been billed or hyped as America's greatest rock and roll band, it could've been said two decades ago. Mieses, Stanley (1997-08-09), "Still Walking the Walk, Leading the Way", Newsday: B.05
^"For one quick breath, the old R.E.M. extended family came together in a show of support. It is fitting that this update edition ends with the departure of Holt and Barry. It's the end of the world as we know it, and the end of an era for the band who in its lifespan has come to be known as America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band." in Sullivan, Denise (1998), R.E.M.: Talk About the Passion : An Oral History, Da Capo Press, ss. xxiii, ISBN9780306808579
^"Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are widely considered to be America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band. Over the course of three decades they have built a reputation among their peers as the gold standard for what a rock-and-roll band can be" (foreword, Bogdanovich) in Petty, Tom; Bogdanovich, Peter (2007), Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream, Chronicle Books, ss. foreword, ISBN9780811862011
^ab"The Five Stairsteps were 'The First Family of Soul.' A title bestowed upon the Chicago-based teenaged group in part because of their astounding five-year run of hits, which included the 1970 million-selling single "O-o-h Child." 'The First Family...' title was later adapted by the Jackson 5. Hogan, Ed, The Five Stairsteps, Allmusic
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