U.S.A.: Elvis Presley, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks
With so many legendary musicians hailing from the 50 United States, it's impossible to pinpoint one artist can solely represent American music -- but there are a select few whose legacies loom larger than the others. With 108 Billboard Hot 100 singles under his belt, Mississippi's Elvis Presley
reigns as one of the most iconic rockers in music history. Indiana's Michael Jackson
changed the music game forever with his four decades of undeniable pop and soul hits, highlighted by his 1982 album 'Thriller,' which remains one of the biggest-selling albums of all time. Michigan's Madonna
has collected 38 top 10 singles since her 1983 debut -- more than any other artist in the history of the Billboard Hot 100. And Oklahoma native Garth Brooks
set the bar for every country artist in his wake: with close to 70 million albums sold since his 1989 debut (according to Nielsen SoundScan), Brooks rules as the best-selling U.S. albums artist in the SoundScan era. Hooray for the red, white and blue.