Honorific nicknames in popular music
Honorific nicknames in popular music are terms used, most often in the media or by fans, to indicate the significance of an artist, and are often religious, familial, or (most frequently) royal and aristocratic titles, used metaphorically. Honorific nicknames were used in classical music in Europe as early as the early nineteenth century, with figures such as Mozart being called "The father of modern music" and Bach "The father of modern piano music". They were also particularly prominent in African-American culture in the post-Civil War era, perhaps as a means of conferring status that had been negated by slavery, and as a result entered early jazz and blues music, including figures such as Duke Ellington and Count Basie.
In American culture, despite its republican constitution and ideology, honorific nicknames have been used to describe leading figures in various areas of activity, such as industry, commerce, sports, and the media; father or mother have been used for innovators, and royal titles such as king and queen for dominant figures in a field. In the 1930s and 1940s, as jazz and swing music were gaining popularity, it was the more commercially successful white artists Paul Whiteman and Benny Goodman who became known as "The King of Jazz" and "The King of Swing" respectively, despite there being more highly regarded contemporary African-American artists. These patterns of naming were transferred to rock and roll when it emerged in the 1950s. There was a series of attempts to find (and a number of claimants to be) the "King of Rock 'n' Roll", a title that became most associated with Elvis Presley. This has been characterized as part of a process of the appropriation of credit for innovation of the then new music by a white establishment. Different honorifics have been taken or given for other leading figures in the genre, such as "The Architect of Rock and Roll", by Little Richard from the 1990s, but this term, like many, is also used for other important figures, in this case including pioneer electric guitarist Les Paul.
Similar honorific nicknames have been given in other genres, including Tina Turner, who was literally crowned "Queen of Rock N' Roll". Michael Jackson and Madonna have been closely associated with the terms "King and Queen of Pop". Some nicknames have been strongly promulgated and contested by various artists and occasionally disowned or played down by their subjects. Some notable honorific nicknames are in general usage and commonly identified with particular individuals.
|Aaliyah||Princess of R&B||United States|||
|Queen of Urban Pop|||
|Lee Aaron||Queen of Heavy Metal Rock||Canada|||
|Paula Abdul||Dancing Queen||United States|||
|Abrar-ul-Haq||King of Pakistani Pop||Pakistan|||
|Roy Acuff||King of Country||United States|||
|Ivi Adamou||η Ελληνίδα Πριγκίπισσα της Pop
[The Greek Princess of Pop]
|Adele||British Queen of Soul||United Kingdom|||
|Princess of Pop||[not in citation given]|
|Christina Aguilar||Queen of Dance||Thailand||[unreliable source?]|
|Christina Aguilera||Princess of Pop||United States|||
|The Voice of a Generation|||
|Laurel Aitken||Godfather of Ska||Jamaica|||
|Alisha||Queen of Indipop||India|||
|Paulina Álvarez||Empress of the Danzonete||Cuba|||
|Namie Amuro||Queen of Japanese Pop||Japan|||
|The Japanese Madonna|||
|Julie Andrews||Britain's Youngest Prima Donna||United Kingdom|||
|Anne Kansiime||African Queen of Comedy||Uganda|||
|Antonio Arcaño||The Monarch of Danzón||Cuba|||
|Don Arden||The English Godfather||United Kingdom|||
|Louis Armstrong||King of Jazz||United States|||
|Ashanti||Princess of Hip Hop and Soul||United States|||
|Annaleigh Ashford||The New Queen of Disco||United States|||
|Chet Atkins||Mr. Guitar||United States|||
|Erykah Badu||First Lady of Neo-Soul||United States|||
|Queen of Neo-Soul|||
|Godmother of Soul|||
|Joan Baez||Queen of Folk||United States|||
|Šaban Bajramović||King of Romani Music||Serbia|||
|Beck||King of Slackers||United States|||
|Harry Belafonte||King of Calypso||United States|||
|Chuck Berry||King of Rock and Roll||United States|||
|Father of Rock and Roll|||
|Beyoncé||Princess of R&B||United States|||
|Björk||Queen of Avant-Garde||Iceland|||
|Queen of Experimental Pop|||
|Queen of Experimental Music|||
|Mary J. Blige||Empress of Soul||United States|||
|Queen of Hip Hop|||
|Queen of Hip Hop Soul|||
|Queen of R&B|||
|Kurtis Blow||King of Rap||United States|||
|BoA||Queen of K-Pop||South Korea|||
|DJ Bobo||King of Dance||Switzerland|||
|Bohemia||King of Desi Hip Hop||American-Pakistani|
|David Bowie||The King of Glam Rock||United Kingdom|||
|The Master of Reinvention|||
|The Picasso of Pop|||
|Joey Boy||King of Rap||Thailand|||
|Brandy||Princess of R&B||United States|||
|The Vocal Bible|||
|Moya Brennan||First Lady of Celtic Music||Ireland|||
|Garth Brooks||King of Country||United States|||
|Arthur Brown||The God of Hellfire||United Kingdom|||
|Chris Brown||Prince of R&B||United States|||
|Chuck Brown||Godfather of Go-Go||United States|||
|Dennis Brown||Crown Prince of Reggae||Jamaica|||
|James Brown||Godfather of Soul||United States|||
|Hardest-Working Man in Show Business|||
|King of Soul|||
|Soul Brother No. 1.|||
|Minister of Super Heavy Funk|||
|Ruth Brown||Queen of R&B||United States|||
|Solomon Burke||King of Rock 'n' Soul||United States|||
|Muhammad Ali of Soul|||
|Bishop of Soul|||
|Kate Bush||Queen of Art Pop||United Kingdom|||
|Laura Canales||Queen of Tejano||United States|||
|Cardi B||Queen of Hip Hop||United States|||
|Mariah Carey||Queen of R&B||United States|||
|Queen of Pop|||
|Queen of Christmas|||
|Roberto Carlos||The King of Latin Music||Brazil|||
|Carlos Santana||The King of Latin Rock||Mexico|||
|Carlos do Carmo||King of Fado||Portugal|||
|Ray Charles||The Genius||United States|||
|The High Priest of Soul|||
|Mai Charoenpura||Queen of Pop-Rock||Thailand|||
|Clifton Chenier||King of Zydeco||United States|||
|Cher||Goddess of Pop||United States|||
|Empress of Pop|||
|Queen of Reinvention|||
|Queen of Comebacks|||
|Queen of Camp|||
|Jacky Cheung||God of Song||Hong Kong|||
|Leslie Cheung||Gor Gor (Big/Elder Brother)||Hong Kong|||
|Jay Chou||King of Chinese Pop||Taiwan|||
|Ciara||Princess of Crunk & B||United States|||
|Eric Clapton||God||United Kingdom|||
|Kelly Clarkson||The Original American Idol||United States|||
|Queen of Covers|||
|George Clinton||Father of P-Funk||United States|||
|Prime Minister of Funk|||
|Kurt Cobain||King of Antipop||United States|||
|King of Alternative Rock|||
|Keyshia Cole||Princess of Hip Hop Soul||United States|||
|Yeng Constantino||OPM Pop Rock Princess||Philippines|||
|Sam Cooke||King of Soul||United States|||
|Alice Cooper||Godfather of Shock Rock||United States|||
|Pilita Corrales||Asia's Queen of Songs||Philippines|||
|Celia Cruz||Queen of Salsa||Cuba|||
|Dick Curless||Baron of Country Music||United States|||
|Miley Cyrus||Teen Queen||United States|||
|Daddy Yankee||King of Reggaetón||Puerto Rico|||
|Damares||Queen of Brazilian Gospel||Brazil|||
|Ray Davies||Godfather of Britpop||United Kingdom|||
|Vinjamuri Anasuya Devi||Queen of Folk||India|||
|Mac DeMarco||Prince of Rock||Canada|||
|Dr. Dre||Father of G-Funk||United States|||
|Amr Diab||Father of Mediterranean Music||Egypt|||
|Neil Diamond||The Jewish Elvis||United States|||
|Dick Dale||King of the Surf Guitar||United States|||
|Bo Diddley||The Originator of Rock and Roll||United States|||
|Celine Dion||Queen of Adult Contemporary||Canada|||
|Queen of Power Ballads|||
|Fats Domino||King of Rock and Roll||United States|||
|Lonnie Donegan||King of Skiffle||United Kingdom|||
|Rockin' Dopsie||Crown Prince of Zydeco||United States|||
|Tommy Dorsey||Sentimental Gentleman of Swing||United States|||
|Gord Downie||Canada's Unofficial Poet Laureate||Canada|||
|Duncan Mighty||Port Harcourt First Son||Nigeria|||
|Rocío Dúrcal||Queen of Ranchera||Spain|||
|Slim Dusty||Australia's King of Country||Australia|||
|Bob Dylan||King of Folk||United States|||
|The Crown Prince of Folk|||
|God of Folk|||
|King of Folk-Rock|||
|The Voice of a Generation|||
|Sheila E.||Queen of Percussion||United States|||
|Nokie Edwards||King of Guitars||United States/Japan|||
|Andrew Eldritch||Godfather of Goth||United Kingdom|||
|Missy Elliott||Beat Slayer||United States|||
|First Lady of Hip-Hop|||
|Queen of the Beats|||
|Queen of Hip Hop|||
|Queen of Hip Hop Dance Music|||
|Queen of Female Rappers|||
|Queen of Rap|||
|Eminem||King of Hip-Hop||United States|||
|Eazy-E||Godfather of Gangsta Rap||United States|
|Enya||Queen of New Age||Ireland|||
|Darren Espanto||The Rising Total Performer||Canada and Philippines|||
|Lali Espósito||Queen of Argentine Pop||Argentina|||
|Gloria Estefan||Queen of Latin Pop||Cuba/United States|||
|Eva Eugenio||Philippines' Jukebox Queen||Philippines|||
|Cesária Évora||Barefoot Diva||Cape Verde|||
|Queen of Morna|||
|Elvy Sukaesih||Dangdut Queen of Indonesia||Indonesia|||
|Brenda Fassie||The Black Madonna||South Africa|||
|Pops Fernandez||Concert Queen||Philippines|||
|Vicente Fernandez||King of Ranchera||Mexico|||
|Bryan Ferry||The King of Cool||United Kingdom|||
|Ella Fitzgerald||First Lady of Song||United States|||
|Queen of Jazz|||
|Red Foley||Mr. Country Music||United States|||
|Lita Ford||Queen of Heavy Metal||United States|||
|Zucchero Fornaciari||Father of Italian Blues||Italy|||
|Eleni Foureira||Queen of Pop||Greece|||
|Aretha Franklin||Queen of Soul||United States|||
|Alan Freed||King of Rock and Roll||United States|||
|Claire de la Fuente||Philippines' Jukebox Queen||Philippines|||
|G-Dragon||King of K-Pop||South Korea|||
|King of K-Rap|||
|Juan Gabriel||King of Latin Pop||Mexico|||
|Lyca Gairanod||Little Superstar||Philippines|||
|Carlos Gardel||King of Tango||Argentina|||
|Lucho Gatica||King of Bolero||Chile|||
|Marvin Gaye||Prince of Motown||United States|||
|Prince of Soul|||
|Gloria Gaynor||Queen of Disco||United States|||
|Muma Gee||Queen of African Music||Nigeria|||
|Sarah Geronimo||Popstar Princess||Philippines|||
|Queen of Philippine Pop|||
|Rachelle Ann Go||Fierce Broadway Songstress||Philippines|||
|Marika Gombitová||Queen of Slovak Pop Music||Slovakia|||
|Songstress of the 20th Century|||
|Selena Gomez||Dance-Pop Princess||United States|||
|Benny Goodman||King of Swing||United States|||
|Vern Gosdin||The Voice||United States|||
|Ellie Goulding||Queen of Movie Soundtracks||United Kingdom|||
|Ariana Grande||Queen of Pop||United States|||
|Princess of Pop|||
|Amy Grant||Queen of Christian Pop||United States|||
|Gretchen||Queen of Memes||Brazil|||
|Gru||Serbian Rap Machine||Serbia|||
|Sammy Hagar||The Red Rocker||United States|||
|Nina Hagen||The Mother of Punk||Germany|||
|Nazia Hassan||The Queen of Pop||Pakistan|||
|Bill Haley||King of Rock and Roll||United States|||
|Rob Halford||The Metal God||United Kingdom|||
|Ayumi Hamasaki||Empress of Pop||Japan|||
|Ofra Haza||The Israeli Madonna||Israel|||
|Madonna of the East|||
|Hana Hegerová||Queen of Czechoslovak Chanson||Czech/Slovak Republic|||
|Kiyoshi Hikawa||Prince of the Enka World||Japan|||
|Kohmi Hirose||Queen of Winter||Japan|||
|Billie Holiday||Lady Day||United States|||
|John Lee Hooker||King of the Blues||United States|||
|Whitney Houston||Pop Princess||United States|||
|Queen of Pop|||
|Prom Queen of Soul|||
|Glenn Hughes||The Voice of Rock||United Kingdom|||
|Samuel Hui||God of Songs||Hong Kong|||
|Al Hurricane||Godfather of New Mexico Music||United States|||
|Michael Hutchence||The Last Rockstar||Australia|
|The Loved One|
|Enrique Iglesias||King of Latin Pop||Spain|||
|La India||The Princess of Salsa||Puerto Rico|||
|Rhoma Irama||King of Dangdut||Indonesia|||
|Gregory Isaacs||Cool Ruler||Jamaica|||
|Inul Daratista||"Mother" Queen of Indonesia||Indonesia|||
|Jacki-O||Queen of The South||United States|||
|Janet Jackson||Princess of Pop||United States|||
|Queen of Pop|||
|Queen of R&B|||
|Queen of Radio|||
|Mahalia Jackson||Queen of Gospel||United States|||
|Michael Jackson||King of Pop||United States|||
|Wanda Jackson||Queen of Rockabilly; First Lady of Rockabilly||United States|||
|Elmore James||King of the Slide Guitar||United States|||
|Jay R||Philippines' King of RnB||Philippines|||
|Jay-Z||King of Rap||United States|||
|Jaya||Pinoy Queen of Soul||Philippines|||
|Philippine Queen of Soul|||
|Dick Jensen||The Giant||United States|||
|Ayi Jihu||The Chinese Madonna||China|||
|Cui Jian||Grandfather of Chinese Rock||People's Republic of China|||
|Blind Lemon Jefferson||Father of the Texas Blues||United States|||
|Joan Jett||Godmother of Punk||United States|||
|Joey Boy||Godfather of Thai Hip Hop||Thailand|||
|Robert Johnson||Grandfather of Rock and Roll||United States|||
|Al Jolson||The World's Greatest Entertainer||United States|||
|Sharon Jones||Godmother of Soul||United States|||
|Janis Joplin||Queen of Rock and Roll||United States|||
|Scott Joplin||King of Ragtime||United States|||
|Louis Jordan||King of the Jukebox||United States|||
|José José||The Prince of Song||Mexico|||
|Juliana Kanyomozi||Uganda's Music Queen||Uganda|||
|Jully Black||Queen of Canadian R&B||Canada|||
|R. Kelly||King of R&B||United States|||
|King of Pop-Soul|||
|Alicia Keys||Queen of R&B||United States|||
|Khaled||King of Raï||Algeria|||
|B.B. King||King of the Blues||United States|||
|Chaka Khan||Queen of Funk||United States|||
|Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan||Emperor of Qawwali||Pakistan|||
|Khánh Ly||Barefoot Queen||Vietnam|||
|Khia||Queen of The South||United States|||
|Maurice Kirya||King of Mwooyo||Uganda|||
|Hayley Kiyoko||Lesbian Jesus||United States|||
|Beverley Knight||Queen of UK Soul||United Kingdom|||
|Gladys Knight||Empress of Soul||United States|||
|Frankie Knuckles||Godfather of House||United States|||
|Joseph Koo||Godfather of Cantopop||Hong Kong|||
|Koda Kumi||Queen of J-Pop||Japan|||
|Queen of Live|||
|Fela Kuti||Black President||Nigeria|||
|Kyary Pamyu Pamyu||Princess of J-Pop||Japan|||
|Harajuku Pop Princess|||
|Kyla||Queen of R&B||Philippines|||
|Patti LaBelle||Godmother of Soul||United States|||
|High Priestess of Good Vibrations|||
|Lady Gaga||Queen of Pop|||
|Princess of Pop|||
|Lady Saw||Queen of Dancehall||Jamaica|||
|Kendrick Lamar||King of the West Coast||United States|||
|Adam Lambert||The New King of Queen||United States|||
|Nikki Lane||First Lady of Outlaw Country||United States|||
|James Last||Last King of Easy Listening||Germany|||
|Avril Lavigne||Pop-Punk Queen||Canada|||
|Pop Rock Princess|||
|Princess of Pop|||
|Punk Rock Princess|||
|Kuh Ledesma||Pop Diva||Philippines|||
|The Renaissance Woman|||
|Jerry Lee Lewis||The Killer||United States|||
|Liberace||Mr. Showmanship||United States|||
|Lil B||The Based God||United States|||
|Lil Brianna||Princess of the South||United States|||
|Lil Jon||King of Crunk||United States|||
|Lil' Kim||Queen Bee||United States|||
|Queen of Hip-Hop|||
|Queen of Rap|||
|Queen of Daring Style|||
|Lil' Mo||Godmother of Hip-Hop and R&B||United States|||
|Lisa Lisa||Queen of Latin Hip Hop||United States|||
|Little Richard||Architect of Rock and Roll||United States|||
|King of Rock and Roll|||
|Johnny Logan||Mr. Eurovision||Ireland|||
|Kenny Loggins||King of the Movie Soundtrack||United States|||
|Jennifer Lopez||Queen of Las Vegas||United States|||
|Lorde||New Queen of Alternative||New Zealand|||
|Dave Lombardo||The Godfather of Double Bass||United States|||
|Toby Love||King of Crunkchata||United States|||
|Loretta Lynn||First Lady of Country||United States|||
|Queen of Country|||
|Vera Lynn||Forces Sweetheart||United Kingdom|||
|Luis Miguel||The Sun of Mexico||Mexico|||
|Madonna||First Lady of Pop||United States|||
|Queen of Pop|||
|High Priestess of Pop|||
|Queen of Reinvention|||
|Queen of Controversy|||
|Francis Magalona||King of Philippine Rap||Philippines|||
|Miriam Makeba||Mama Africa||South Africa|||
|Bamboo Mañalac||Rock Maestro||United States|||
|Teena Marie||Ivory Queen of Soul||United States|||
|Bob Marley||King of Reggae||Jamaica|||
|Biz Markie||Clown Prince of Hip-Hop||United States|||
|Ricky Martin||King of Latin Pop||Puerto Rico|||
|Puerto Rican Pop King|||
|Fernando Maurício||King of Fado and Mouraria||Portugal|||
|Kym Mazelle||First Lady of House||United States|||
|Martina McBride||Celine Dion of Country||United States|||
|Reba McEntire||Queen of Country||United States|||
|Thongchai McIntyre||King of Thai Pop||Thailand|||
|King of String|||
|Lydia Mendoza||Queen of Tejano||United States|||
|Idina Menzel||Broadway Queen||United States|||
|Daniela Mercury||Queen of Axé||Brazil|||
|Mighty Sparrow||Calypso King of the World||Trinidad and Tobago|||
|Nicki Minaj||Queen of Rap||Trinidad and Tobago/United States|||
|The New Queen of Hip Hop|||
|Liza Minnelli||Queen of Broadway||United States|||
|Queen of Hollywood|||
|Kylie Minogue||Goddess of Pop||Australia|||
|Pint-Sized Pop Princess|||
|Princess of Pop|||
|Queen of Pop|||
|Queen of the Manchester Arena|||
|Maite Perroni||Teen Queen of Telenovelas||Mexico|||
|Misia||Queen of Ballads||Japan|||
|Queen of Japanese Soul|||
|Hibari Misora||Queen of Japanese Pop||Japan|||
|Monica||R&B Princess||United States|||
|Bill Monroe||Father of Bluegrass||United States|||
|Rudy Ray Moore||Godfather of Rap||United States|||
|Alanis Morissette||Queen of Alt-Rock Angst||Canada|||
|Giorgio Moroder||Father of Disco||Italy|||
|Jim Morrison||King of Orgasmic Rock||United States|||
|Anita Mui||Queen of Canto Pop||Hong Kong|||
|Madonna of Asia|||
|Murda Beatz||Canadian King of Trap Music||Canada|||
|Zeki Müren||Sun of Art||Turkey|||
|Peter Murphy||Godfather of Goth||United Kingdom|||
|Mỹ Tâm||The Queen of V-Pop||Vietnam|||
|Mýa||Dancing Queen||United States|||
|Queen of Throwback R&B/Hip-Hop|||
|Emilio Navaira||King of Tejano||United States|||
|Stevie Nicks||Queen of Rock and Roll||United States|||
|Martin Nievera||Concert King||Philippines|||
|Thanh Nga||The Queen of Cải lương (Vietnamese Renovated Opera)||South Vietnam|||
|Nina||Asia's Diamond Soul Siren (or simply Soul Siren)||Philippines|||
|Marni Nixon||The Ghostess with the Mostess||United States|||
|No I.D.||The Godfather of Chicago Hip Hop||United States|||
|Noor Jehan||Queen of Melody||Pakistan|||
|Larry Norman||Father of Christian Rock||United States|||
|Ted Nugent||Motor City Madman||United States|||
|Odetta||Queen of American Folk Music||United States|||
|Onyeka Onwenu||Queen of African Pop Music||Nigeria|||
|Roy Orbison||The Caruso of Rock||United States|||
|Orelsan||The Boss of French Rap||France|||
|Ozzy Osbourne||Godfather of Heavy Metal||United Kingdom|||
|Prince of Darkness|||
|Johnny Otis||Godfather of Rhythm and Blues||United States|||
|CeCe Peniston||Queen of Dance||United States|||
|Nexhmije Pagarusha||Queen of Albanian Music||Albania/Kosovo|||
|Imelda Papin||Sentimental Songstress||Philippines|||
|Philippines' Jukebox Queen|
|Charlie Parker||Bird||United States|
|Dolly Parton||Queen of Country||United States|||
|Charley Patton||Father of the Delta Blues||United States|||
|Les Paul||Architect of Rock and Roll||United States|||
|Luciano Pavarotti||King of the High C's||Italy|||
|Zsa Zsa Padilla||Divine Diva||Philippines|||
|Peret||King of Catalan Rumba||Spain|||
|Carl Perkins||King of Rockabilly||United States|||
|Katy Perry||The Female MJ||United States|||
|Bernadette Peters||Queen of Broadway||United States|||
|Iggy Pop||Godfather of Punk||United States|||
|Pérez Prado||King of Mambo||Cuba|||
|Elvis Presley||King of Rock and Roll||United States|||
|Lisa Marie Presley||Princess of Rock and Roll||United States|||
|Prince||The Artist||United States|||
|The Purple One|||
|His Royal Badness|||
|Psy||King of YouTube||South Korea|||
|Pumpuang Duangjan||Queen of Luk Thung||Thailand|||
|Ivy Queen||Queen of Reggaetón||Puerto Rico/United States|||
|Queen of Rap|||
|Queen of Latin Hip-Hop|||
|Queen of Urban Music|||
|Reggaetón's First Lady|||
|Ahmed Rushdi||Magician of Voice||Pakistan|||
|Joey Ramone||Godfather of Punk||United States|||
|Johnnie Ray||Prince of Wails||United States|||
|Otis Redding||King of Soul||United States|||
|Lou Reed||Godfather of Punk||United States|||
|Esma Redžepova||Queen of Gypsy Music||Macedonia|||
|Sheryn Regis||Crystal Voice of Asia||Philippines|||
|Jamie Rivera||Inspirational Diva||Philippines|||
|Jenni Rivera||The Diva of Banda||Mexico/United States|||
|The First Lady of Corrido|
|Ross Robinson||Godfather of Nu Metal||United States|||
|Smokey Robinson||King of Motown||United States|||
|Jimmie Rodgers||Father of Country Music||United States|||
|Paul Rodgers||The Voice||United Kingdom|||
|Amália Rodrigues||Queen of Fado||Portugal|||
|Rozalla||Queen of Rave||Zambia|||
|Paulina Rubio||Latin Madonna||Mexico|||
|The Golden Girl|
|The Queen of Latin Pop|
|Todd Rundgren||God||United States|||
|Supermodel of the World|||
|The World's Most Famous Drag Queen|||
|A. R. Rahman||Mozart of Madras||India|||
|Janella Salvador||OPM Pop Sweetheart||Philippines|||
|Lea Salonga||Broadway Diva||Philippines|||
|Sandara Park||BoA of the Philippines||Philippines|||
|Pambansang Krung Krung ng Pilipinas|||
|Saban Saulic||The King of Folk||Serbia|||
|Sandy||Brazil's Princess of Pop||Brazil|||
|Erik Santos||Philippines' Prince of Pop||Philippines|||
|Romeo Santos||King of Bachata||United States|||
|Sarunrat Visutthithada||Princess of R&B||Thailand|||
|Chuck Schuldiner||Godfather of Death Metal||United States|||
|Shirley Scott||Queen of the Organ||United States|||
|Gil Scott-Heron||Godfather of Rap||United States|||
|Selena||Queen of Tejano Music||United States|||
|Queen of Latin Music|||
|Seo Taiji||President of Culture||South Korea|||
|Shakira||Queen of the World Cup||Colombia|||
|Queen of Latin Pop|||
|Shin Jung-hyeon||Godfather of Rock||South Korea|||
|Frank Sinatra||The Chairman of the Board||United States|||
|Ol' Blue Eyes|||
|Nina Simone||Queen of Soul||United States|||
|High Priestess of Soul|||
|Siti Nurhaliza||Voice of Asia||Malaysia|||
|Asia's Celine Dion|||
|Shila Amzah||Asia's Sweetheart||Malaysia|||
|National Treasure of Malaysia|||
|Princess of Music|||
|Bessie Smith||Empress of the Blues||United States|||
|Patti Smith||Godmother of Punk||United States|||
|Sy Smith||The Underground Queen of R&B and Soul||United States|||
|Barbra Streisand||Mother of Divas||United States|||
|Diva of Divas|||
|Angie Stone||Black Diamond of Soul||United States|||
|Sơn Tùng M-TP||Prince of V-Pop||Vietnam|||
|Britney Spears||Princess of Pop||United States|||
|Queen of Pop|||
|Phil Spector||First Tycoon of Teen||United States|||
|Spice||Queen of Stage||Jamaica|||
|Queen of Dancehall|||
|Dusty Springfield||White Queen of Soul||United Kingdom|||
|Bruce Springsteen||The Boss||United States|||
|Candi Staton||First Lady of Southern Soul||United States|||
|Gwen Stefani||Pop Princess||United States|||
|Stevie B||King of Freestyle||United States|||
|George Strait||King of Country||United States|||
|Suraphol Sombatcharoen||King of Luk Thung||Thailand|||
|Yma Sumac||Queen of Exotica||Peru|||
|Donna Summer||Queen of Disco||United States|||
|Taylor Swift||Country-Pop Princess||United States|||
|Sylvester||Queen of Disco||United States|||
|T.I.||King of the South||United States|||
|Alan Tam||Principal (Tam)||Hong Kong|||
|Koko Taylor||Queen of the Blues||United States|||
|Teresa Teng||Queen of Asian Song||Taiwan|||
|Thalía||Queen of Latin Pop||Mexico|||
|Queen of Telenovelas|||
|Empress of Beauty|||
|Sister Rosetta Tharpe||Godmother of Rock and Roll||United States|||
|Irma Thomas||Soul Queen of New Orleans||United States|||
|Timaya||Egberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa||Nigeria|||
|Justin Timberlake||Prince of Pop||United States|||
|President of Pop|||
|Dick Todd||King of the Jukebox||Canada|||
|Tove Lo||Dark-Pop Queen||Sweden|||
|Touch Na Takuathung||Fleet-Footed||Thailand|||
|Pete Townshend||Godfather of Punk||United Kingdom|||
|Gloria Trevi||The Mexican Madonna||Mexico|||
|Trina||Diamond Princess||United States|||
|Queen of The South|||
|Jolin Tsai||Queen of Chinese Pop||Taiwan|||
|Queen of Mandarin Pop|||
|Asia's Dancing Queen|||
|The Asian Madonna|||
|Tina Turner||Queen of Rock & Roll||United States|||
|Shania Twain||Country Pop Queen||Canada|||
|Queen of Country Pop|||
|Hikaru Utada||Diva of the Heisei Period||Japan|||
|Usher||King of R&B||United States|||
|Carrie Underwood||Country Music's Reigning Queen||United States|||
|Gary Valenciano||Mr. Pure Energy||Philippines|||
|Paul van Dyk||Godfather of Trance||Germany|||
|Grace VanderWaal||Queen G||United States|
|Regine Velasquez||Asia's Songbird||Philippines|||
|Viguen||King of Persian Pop||Iran|||
|Sultan of Jazz|
|Rhonda Vincent||Queen of Bluegrass||United States|||
|Liza Wang||Big Sister||Hong Kong|||
|Dionne Warwick||Princess of Pop||United States|||
|Martha Wash||Queen of Clubland||United States|||
|The Most Famous Unknown Singer of the '90s|||
|Dinah Washington||Queen of the Blues||United States|||
|Paul Weller||Modfather||United Kingdom|||
|Kitty Wells||Queen of Country||United States|||
|Wiley||Godfather of Grime||United Kingdom|||
|Paul Whiteman||King of Jazz||United States|||
|Marijohn Wilkin||The Den Mother of Music Row||United States|||
|Jackie Wilson||Mister Excitement||United States|||
|Tony Wilson||Mr Manchester||United Kingdom|||
|Wendy O. Williams||Queen of Shock Rock||United States|||
|Wendy Williams||Queen of Media||United States|||
|Faye Wong||Diva of Asia||Hong Kong/People's Republic of China|||
|Tammy Wynette||First Lady of Country||United States|||
|Xuxa||Queen of Children||Brazil|||
|Yuri||The Mexican Madonna||Mexico|||
|"Weird Al" Yankovic||King of Parody||United States|||
|Neil Young||Godfather of Grunge||Canada|||
|Tata Young||Asia's Queen of Pop||Thailand|||
|Britney Spears of Asia|||
|Ahmad Zahir||Afghan Elvis||Afghanistan|||
|Jimmy Zámbó||The King||Hungary|||
|Frank Zappa||America's Best Kept Musical Secret||United States|||
|Azam Khan||The Rock Guru||Bangladesh|||
Group and collective titles
|ABBA||Masters of Disco
Sweden's No. 1 Pop Band
|Aerosmith||America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band||United States|||
|Anathema||Peaceville Three||United Kingdom|||
|My Dying Bride|
|Anthrax||Big Four of Thrash||United States|||
|Juan Atkins||The Belleville Three
Godfathers of Techno
|The Beach Boys||America's Band||United States|||
|The Beatles||Fab Four||United Kingdom|||
|Big Bang||Kings of K-Pop||South Korea|||
|Black Sabbath||Unholy Trinity of British Hard Rock and Heavy Metal||United Kingdom|||
|Carabao||King of 3cha||Thailand|||
|Rolling Stones of Asia|||
|Jacky Cheung||Four Heavenly Kings of Chinese Pop||Hong Kong|||
|Daft Punk||Godfathers of French House||France|||
|Exo||Kings of K-Pop||South Korea|||
|Five Stairsteps||First Family of Soul||United States|||
|Girls' Generation||K-Pop Princesses||South Korea|||
|Nation's Girl Group|||
|Guns N' Roses||The Most Dangerous Band in the World||United States|||
|JYJ||The Biggest Boy Band in the World||South Korea|||
|The Jackson 5||First Family of Soul||United States|||
|Kiss||The Hottest Band in the World||United States|||
|Mỹ Linh (Đỗ Mỹ Linh)||Four Divas of Vietnam||Vietnam|||
|Thanh Lam (Đoàn Thanh Lam)|
|Hồng Nhung (Lê Hồng Nhung)|
|Trần Thu Hà|
|The Miracles||The Showstoppers||United States|||
|One Direction||World's Biggest Boyband||United Kingdom / Ireland|||
|R.E.M.||America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band||United States|||
|The Rolling Stones||World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band||United Kingdom|||
|Shinee||Princes of K-Pop||South Korea|||
|Spice Girls||Fab Five||United Kingdom|||
|Dusty Springfield||Five Mighty Pop Divas of the Sixties||United Kingdom|||
|Aretha Franklin||United States|
|TVXQ||King of K-Pop||South Korea|||
|Nation's Idol||  |
|Idols of Idols|||
|Twice||Asia's No. 1 Girl Group||South Korea / Japan / Taiwan|||
|U2||The Biggest Band in the World||Ireland|||
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