As 2010 starts to wind down and thoughts turn to what has been the best music of the year, we’ve set our sights on even bigger things and asked over two dozen stars from every genre — from B.o.B. and Paramore to Sheryl Crow, Trey Songz, Drake, Maroon 5 and Blake Shelton — who is their favorite musician of all time.
The King of Pop topped the lists of several stars, as did Alicia Keys and Reba McEntire. Erykah Badu and Lloyd Banks both name-checked one of the greats of ’90s hip-hop, while Quincy Jones and Chrisette Michele went with the classic stylings of a jazz singer from way back. The Jonas Brothers named rock icons, but so did Big Boi. One country star even has a tattoo of his idol. Who were these artists favorites? Watch the video to hear from them all.
Who’s YOUR favorite musician of all time? Tell us in the comments below.