Rolling Stone kicked off the brand new 12 months by rolling out an inventory of the 200 best singers of all time, from Rosalía to Aretha Frankin, and its alternatives and rankings have left some folks scratching their heads.
On Jan. 1, the publication launched an inventory that included heavy hitters like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Stevie Marvel, Prince, and extra in its prime 20. Nonetheless, stated listing failed to incorporate different notable music icons like Celine Dion, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Hudson, Tony Bennett, and Madonna. Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Dionne Warwick, Pink, and Nat King Cole have been additionally snubbed.
In protection of its listing, Rolling Stone’s article famous that “that is the Best Singers listing, not the Best Voices Record,” including that “originality, affect, the depth of an artist’s catalog, and the breadth of their musical legacy” factored into their choices. However social media customers nonetheless aren’t happy concerning the absence of a few of their favourite artists.
YouTuber Terrell Grice, finest identified for his music speak present, tweeted, “Nobody’s ‘Best Singers of All Time’ listing will fulfill everybody, however Rolling Stone’s try is past hilarious. If BFFR was a publication 😅.” In the meantime, songwriter Diane Warren wrote on Twitter, “Another reason these silly ass lists do not imply sh*t. Actually??? A listing of best singers @RollingStone and #CelineDion is not on it??🙄.”
Rolling Stone’s snubs aren’t the one factor that has social media in a frenzy. The listing’s rankings have additionally been deemed questionable as some customers are upset that powerhouse singers like Brandy, Jazmine Sullivan, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, and Carrie Underwood weren’t positioned within the prime 100. Right now, not one of the singers snubbed from Rolling Stone’s listing have publicly commented on it.
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