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These all-time rankings are based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 (from its launch on Aug. 4, 1958 through Oct. 10, 2015) and Billboard 200 (from Aug. 17, 1963 — when we combined our two leading pop album album charts for stereo and mono releases into one all-encompassing weekly chart — through Oct. 10, 2015). Titles are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at lower rungs earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, eras are weighted differently to account for chart turnover rates over various periods. Artists are ranked based on the combined point totals, as outlined above, of all their Hot 100 or Billboard 200 chart entries.

GREATEST OF ALL TIME BILLBOARD 200 ARTISTS

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The Beatles Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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The Rolling Stones Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Barbra Streisand Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Garth Brooks Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Elton John Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Mariah Carey Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Herb Alpert Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Taylor Swift Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Chicago Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Michael Jackson Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Led Zeppelin Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Bruce Springsteen Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Rod Stewart Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Eminem Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Whitney Houston Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Billy Joel Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Madonna Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Santana Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Eagles Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Fleetwood Mac Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Bob Dylan Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Stevie Wonder Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Celine Dion Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Eric Clapton Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Neil Diamond Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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John Denver Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Pink Floyd Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Janet Jackson Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Prince Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Carole King Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Miley Cyrus Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Nickelback Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Tim McGraw Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Van Halen Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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The Beach Boys Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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U2 Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Adele Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Elvis Presley Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Britney Spears Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Usher Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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The Temptations Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Linkin Park Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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JAY-Z Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Alan Jackson Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Bon Jovi Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Guns N' Roses Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Shania Twain Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Carrie Underwood Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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The Monkees Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Aerosmith Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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James Taylor Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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The Supremes Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Alicia Keys Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Metallica Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Def Leppard Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Paul McCartney Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Linda Ronstadt Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Journey Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Mary J. Blige Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Jethro Tull Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Rascal Flatts Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Foreigner Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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John Mellencamp Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Simon & Garfunkel Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Kenny Chesney Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Kid Rock Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Andy Williams Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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George Strait Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Backstreet Boys Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Michael Bolton Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Peter, Paul & Mary Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Lionel Richie Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Aretha Franklin Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Cat Stevens Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Bob Seger Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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AC/DC Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Beyonce Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Pearl Jam Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Toby Keith Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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The Who Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Paul Simon Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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The Moody Blues Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Justin Bieber Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Norah Jones Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Creedence Clearwater Revival Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Nelly Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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The Doobie Brothers Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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P!nk Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Josh Groban Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Neil Young Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Frank Sinatra Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Green Day Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Dixie Chicks Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Earth, Wind & Fire Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Heart Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Lady Gaga Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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R. Kelly Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Boyz II Men Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Kenny G Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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Bee Gees Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists
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