Jay-Z Ranked The ‘47th Greatest Artist Of All Time'


VH1 debuted their “100 Greatest Artists Of All Time” program this week, chronicling the best artists in music history.

Jay-Z ranked fairly high on the list, coming in at 47.

His wife Beyonce came in at number 52, while the top spot was taken by The Beatles who beat out Michael Jackson and Bob Dylan for number 1.

Uhhh…

NWA, Public Enemy, LL Cool J, Outkast, Tupac and Biggie also made the list.

Check out Vh1's “100 Greatest Artists Of All Time” below.

100 Alicia Keys
99 Hall & Oates
98 Depeche Mode
97 Pretenders
96 Journey
95 OutKast
94 Mariah Carey
93 Pearl Jam
92 LL Cool J
91 Green Day
90 Elvis Costello
89 Beastie Boys
88 Bee Gees
87 George Michael
86 N.W.A.
85 The Band
84 Curtis Mayfield
83 Earth, Wind and Fire
82 Steely Dan
81 ABBA
80 Mary J. Blige
79 Eminem
78 Judas Priest
77 Lynyrd Skynyrd
76 Run-D.M.C.
75 Rush
74 The Cure
73 Van Morrison
72 Janis Joplin
71 R.E.M.
70 Def Leppard
69 Tupac Shakur
68 Otis Redding
67 Coldplay
66 Justin Timberlake
65 The Doors
64 Talking Heads
63 Notorious B.I.G.
62 Genesis
61 Cream
60 Whitney Houston
59 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
58 Cheap Trick
57 Iggy & The Stooges
56 KISS
55 Peter Gabriel
54 Public Enemy
53 Little Richard
52 Beyoncé
51 Billy Joel
50 Sade
49 Parliament-Funkadelic
48 Rage Against The Machine
47 Jay-Z
46 Ramones
45 Al Green
44 Joni Mitchell
43 Ray Charles
42 Metallica
41 Van Halen
40 The Police
39 The Kinks
38 Sly & The Family Stone
37 Fleetwood Mac
36 Paul McCartney
35 Johnny Cash
34 Tina Turner
33 Guns N' Roses
32 Black Sabbath
31 John Lennon
30 Aerosmith
29 Radiohead
28 Elton John
27 Aretha Franklin
26 Neil Young
25 Chuck Berry
24 The Velvet Underground
23 AC/DC
22 The Clash
21 Bruce Springsteen
20 Marvin Gaye
19 U2
18 Pink Floyd
17 Queen
16 Madonna
15 The Beach Boys
14 Nirvana
13 The Who
12 David Bowie
11 Bob Marley
10 Stevie Wonder
09 James Brown
08 Elvis Presley
07 Prince
06 Jimi Hendrix
05 Rolling Stones
04 Led Zeppelin
03 Michael Jackson
02 Bob Dylan
01 The Beatles

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Comment by mike on October 6, 2010 at 11:17am
i aint saying just because i dont know him doesnt mean he's not good,we are talking michael jackson here homie,you have to be as common as elvis or bob marley to be put in the same sentence with jacko that way its arguable,he's music is played on all stations,beatles are played on specific stations coz today 's people cant relate,but its all love homie take care the post has expired now
Comment by Mike on October 2, 2010 at 8:19pm
LMAO dude has been releasing albums since the 60's and is seen as one of the greatest blues musicians and song writers ever but because you don't know who he is he must be irrelevant, this coming from the dude who think the Beatles only sold records in Europe.
Comment by mike on October 2, 2010 at 12:11pm
the fact that i dont know bob dylan means he's not big enough,i wouldnt need to be told who michael jackson is,its a bit of a force matter placing anybody ahead of michael,its kinda obviuos he's the best,as for his personal life thats for him and the courts we talking about music
Comment by Nozzy Ocerrus on September 30, 2010 at 2:41pm
beatles were good and all and they sold more but michael jackson made a bigger impact in the music industry
Comment by Mike on September 30, 2010 at 1:34pm
@mini mike you are a moron the Beatles sold over a billion records worldwide and have managed to keep their career going since the 50's. Mike Jackson on the other hand is remembered for being a weirdo paedophile who died from an overdose of pills. The fact you don't even know who Bob Dylan is just voids your whole point.
Comment by YoungEnoh on September 14, 2010 at 2:43pm
how the hell can you place Pac lower then BIG, especially as an all around artist, s*** is fake son!
Comment by StarofVA{1963-2012} on September 13, 2010 at 9:05pm
I have to say I agree w/ the top ten..BUt the rest is ha, and some of the artists I do like but the order is sooo shyttie.
Comment by Ms Destiny on September 12, 2010 at 4:11pm
PRETTY FACTUAL LIST...MICHAEL JACKSON NUMBER ONE THOUGH!
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Comment by JJ on September 12, 2010 at 12:43pm
How the f*** Bob Marley number 11...bombaat...fuckery
Comment by JJ on September 12, 2010 at 12:42pm
How's JayZ and Biggie bigger then 2 Pac? And I'm from Brooklyn asking this.

How's Bob Dylan and The Beatles bigger then Michael Jackson?

Sorry but this is a classic example of what we call His-story not history...this is WHITE PEOPLE'S list of 100 greatest artist...and clearly shows the differences between whites and what they value and the rest of us...Michael Jackson transcended race, none of the artists ahead of him can say the same...that alone makes him the greatest ever...majority of people not of the white race cant tell you a thing about Bob Dylan and know or care very little about the Beatles...Michael Jackon's music, story, life connected with everyone regardless of race or creed...he was colorless to us and affected more people then did any of his peers black or white.

Fuckery...fuckery fuckery...unacceptable, f*** VH1

Also I do not understand how we continue to stand for VH1 being relevant while BET became a mockery...a sign of the times as we black people stand for nothing, we're regarded as less necessary then mules...VH1 the channel that was the last to adapt to change in music...the ones that would not feature rappers on their stink channel until the 90s...wouldn't award rap artists until the 90s...wouldn't even show a black artist music video until the mid 80s...why are they here?



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