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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.

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Madonna Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Elton John Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Elvis Presley Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Mariah Carey Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Stevie Wonder Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Janet Jackson Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Michael Jackson Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Whitney Houston Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Rihanna Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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The Rolling Stones Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Paul McCartney Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Bee Gees Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Usher Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Chicago Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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The Supremes Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Prince Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Rod Stewart Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Olivia Newton-John Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Drake Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Aretha Franklin Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Marvin Gaye Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Taylor Swift Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Katy Perry Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Phil Collins Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Billy Joel Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Diana Ross Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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The 4 Seasons Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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The Temptations Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Donna Summer Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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The Beach Boys Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Lionel Richie Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Bruno Mars Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Neil Diamond Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Carpenters Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Maroon 5 Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Boyz II Men Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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The Jacksons Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Connie Francis Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Beyonce Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Brenda Lee Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Kenny Rogers Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Barbra Streisand Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Bryan Adams Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Cher Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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George Michael Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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The Black Eyed Peas Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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P!nk Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Bobby Vinton Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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John Mellencamp Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Three Dog Night Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Huey Lewis & The News Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Gloria Estefan Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Bon Jovi Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Chubby Checker Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Ray Charles Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Foreigner Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Chris Brown Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Kool & The Gang Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Gladys Knight And The Pips Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Ricky Nelson Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Duran Duran Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Justin Timberlake Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Commodores Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Eagles Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Lady Gaga Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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TLC Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Paul Anka Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Barry Manilow Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Dionne Warwick Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Heart Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Nelly Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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The Everly Brothers Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Bobby Darin Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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R. Kelly Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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James Brown Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Paula Abdul Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Eminem Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Alicia Keys Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Kelly Clarkson Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Linda Ronstadt Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Richard Marx Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Starship Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Destiny's Child Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Kanye West Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Celine Dion Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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JAY-Z Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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The Miracles Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Bob Seger Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Fleetwood Mac Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Neil Sedaka Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Justin Bieber Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Bruce Springsteen Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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The Pointer Sisters Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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John Denver Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Four Tops Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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Tony Orlando & Dawn Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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50 Cent Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists
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