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Mariah Carey Is The Ultimate Pop Star Of All TIME - According To TIME Magazine! See Who She Beat In The Top Ten HERE!

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Mariah Carey's marriage may be fading, but her star is still shining bright.

TIME magazine has created a brand new Pop Star ranking metric, measuring artists' number of hits, chart placement, and longevity since 1960 - a sort of Hot 100 of the past 54 years (hey, they ARE called TIME magazine).

And it's good news for the Elusive Chanteuse, because she has beaten The Beatles, Michael Jackson, and more to come out on top as the Ultimate Pop Star!

But where did everyone else rank? See the rest of the top ten…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

2. Rihanna

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3. Usher

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4. The Beatles

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5. Madonna

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6. Janet Jackson

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7. Whitney Houston

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8. Michael Jackson

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9. Katy Perry

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10. Boyz II Men

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26 comments to “Mariah Carey Is The Ultimate Pop Star Of All TIME - According To TIME Magazine! See Who She Beat In The Top Ten HERE!”

  1. Moka says – reply to this


    That's ridiculous! In number of hits, chart placement, and longevity, it's Madonna on top.

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    If we are talking about POP stars then it's either madonna or michael jackson. I wouldn't categorize mariah carey as a pop star. She's more R and B.

  3. roxanna says – reply to this


    Seems legit….. Mariah's had more then 20 something songs to actually HIT number 1 on billboard… Michael probably hasn't as had as many #1 singles as his albums usually hit #1 instead. Madonna has had A LOT of songs enter the charts, but no where near as many number 1's as Mariah.

  4. EM says – reply to this


    Re: Moka – She doesnt have the talent, longevity, and …#1s that Mariah has.

  5. AnthonyB says – reply to this


    Seriously?!? Who made this ridiculous list… It's laughable how off it is….boys 2 men???

  6. Calvin says – reply to this


    I agree with Mariah, Madonna, Whitney, Michael, Janet, but Boys II Men and Katy Perry?! And I'm not surprised Madonna isn't #1 because although she's successful, Mariah has a lot more street credibility (and credibility in general to be fair in terms of actual talent). Out of all the divas, Mariah is the one the younger generation are most likely listening too and is the only one to have actually had proper 'classic' bonefied successes/hits since the 90s.

  7. Briana says – reply to this


    Where is my beyonce?

  8. @v@ says – reply to this


    Mariah is a special talent, but statistics and lists can perennially be arranged to make just about anything come out on top. Apart from quantifiable tune and box office sales, trying to compare performers is like apples and oranges. After uber millions, how much is enough?
    If the performer enjoys the work, and their fans and audience love it, then there you go.

  9. Allcan says – reply to this


    Just like Vogue mag with their Kardashian/West cover, Time mag just lost their credibility… Everybody in the world knows that Madonna and Michael Jackson are the ultimate pop stars and artists. Carey,Janet,B2M,Usher and Rihanna should'nt be on the list at all!

  10. anthony says – reply to this


    Finally a true unbiased statistical ranking proving that Mariah is the true QUEEN of pop!!!!

  11. MichJB says – reply to this


    Another example of why Time magazine has become the "Star" magazine of the news mags. This list is a joke.

  12. poosie says – reply to this


    We all heard it a million times…the past is the past. Look what she is now…a hot 🌵 mess with 24/7 diva delusions aka mentally ill. Not soo hot anymore

  13. Gb1 says – reply to this


    I stopped at Usher at #3… 😒

  14. ListUhm says – reply to this


    Mariah Carey has the award of the Millennium along with the award of singer of the decade and hersong "We Belong Together" has been named song of the decade. I question Rihanna and Katy Perry entrances considering that they are not real singers, they can't sing a line without screeching. At least Katy Perry writes her own songs. Rihanna success is only backed up by having great songwriters, her nudity acts won't take her that far. The only way to achieve longevity is by having legendary songs like Mariah Carey's "Hero", being hell of a singer like Whitney Houston or being a music icon while at the same time having changed the way the music industry moves like Madonna and Michael Jackson did, who opened the doors for incredible stuff. I would have traded Usher for Celine Dion and that's truth, she deserved to be on top of the list, she has been rowing the boat since she was 12 years old.

  15. Diane says – reply to this


    Michael Jackson at #8?? Are you serious?! What lame ass put this list together? But then Time has been about as friendly to MJ as Rolling Stone so I wouldn't expect any better from them.

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    Maybe, but she has lost her fan base…so it's not of all time.

  17. kendoll says – reply to this


    This list is ridiculous. Madonna and Michael Jackson should at least be above Usher. Btw, where are Britney and Beyonce???

  18. real person says – reply to this


    where that fake queen at bet she thouht she would be #1 so bow down Beyonce you suck with your fake ass

  19. mlington says – reply to this


    this is behond ridiculous. madonna #1 female artist of all time. ahead of madonna only the bealtes. more than 300 million albums ww. #1 tours, also was named the most influentional woman of all time

  20. Toto says – reply to this


    Mariah is right up there with Michael Jackson, Madonna and Whtney Houston. Haters will always hate. She's a great singer and an even better song writer.

  21. real person says – reply to this


    I guess Beyonce isn't the queen after all because time magazine went by sales

  22. Josh says – reply to this


    This is ridiculous to say the least Billboard stated that Madonna is the most successful solo artist in the history of their charts only surpassed by The Beatles. . Rihanna at #2 clearly shows some one at Time didn't do their research or their a big Mariah fan in denial. Mariah singles where driven by payola airplay hardly makes her more successful than Madonna who has charted for 30 plus years.

  23. PDC1987 says – reply to this


    Yeah, perhaps Time should have consulted Billboard on this. Time claims they used Billboard Hot 100 chart histories to compile this list, yet the publication that owns and publishes the chart completely begs to differ about their rankings. Billboard already has an official list ranking the most successful artists ever on their Hot 100 singles chart, and Mariah isn't #1. Methinks Mariah and her PR team slipped some money Time's way.

    The official Billboard list:

  24. Shae says – reply to this


    Re: Allcan – janet,Mariah and beyonce (even though I don't like her) belongs in the top ten…now usher and rihana top 15 or something.

  25. Realtalkbswalk says – reply to this


    Beyonce didn't deserve it everybody knows shes a copy cat

  26. Sally says – reply to this


    I honestly stopped at no. 2
    I think all the artists mentioned are great, BUT…
    Michael number 8?? no, just no. Michael Jackson and Madonna should be at the very top…then maybe Mariah Carey (the no 1's she has also includes songs she's redone…so, yeah, not like Michael and Madonna)and so forth. The list is just unbelievably ridiculous, to say the least.