The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Singers of all time. This list of famous Singers is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity. Visit the rankings page to view the entire list of Singers.
With an HPI of 54.24, Czesław Niemen is the most famous Singer. His biography has been translated into 23 different languages on wikipedia.
Czesław Niemen (Polish pronunciation: [t͡ʂɛswaf ɲemɛn]; February 16, 1939 – January 17, 2004), born Czesław Juliusz Wydrzycki, and often credited as just Niemen, was one of the most important and original Polish singer-songwriters and rock balladeers of the 20th century, singing mainly in Polish.
With an HPI of 53.35, Alexander Rybak is the 2nd most famous Singer. His biography has been translated into 64 different languages.
Alexander Igorevich Rybak (Russian: Александр Игоревич Рыбак) or Alyaxandr Iharavich Rybak (Belarusian: Аляксандр Ігаравіч Рыбак; born 13 May 1986) is a Belarusian-Norwegian singer-composer, violinist, pianist and actor.Though based in Oslo, Rybak extensively worked on television programmes and on tours in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Sweden throughout the early 2010s. Singing in mainly English and Russian, Rybak, in his early twenties, held on to a teen idol status in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and to a certain extent in Western Asia. His debut 2009 album, Fairytales, charted in the top 20 in nine European countries, including a top position in Norway and Russia. After two pop albums in 2009 and 2010, Rybak desired to be more of a family-oriented artist, focusing on children's and classical music alongside and frequently performed with youth orchestras throughout the world.Rybak is known for his extensive involvement in the Eurovision Song Contest. Representing Norway in the 2009 contest in Moscow, Russia, he won the competition with 387 points—the highest tally any country has achieved in the history of Eurovision under the then voting system—with "Fairytale", a song he wrote and composed. Winning at the age of 23, Rybak remains the youngest solo male winner of the contest and the only Belarusian-born winner. His win was celebrated all across Europe for crushing stereotypes about the contest, such as needing an over-the-top performance or the negative influence of neighbour voting.Since then Rybak has been involved several times in the contest. He represented Norway again in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal, with the song "That's How You Write a Song", winning the second semi-final and finishing in 15th place in the Grand Final. He provided as an opening act to the Grand Final in 2010 and as an interval act in 2012 and 2016. Rybak has frequently provided commentary on the contest, working as a journalist in 2011, as once-off judge on the Belgian preselection in 2016 and as commentator on his personal social media.
With an HPI of 36.65, Angelica Agurbash is the 3rd most famous Singer. Her biography has been translated into 20 different languages.
Angelica Anatolyevna Yalinskaya (Russian: Анжелика Анатольевна Ялиньская, romanized: Anzhelika Anatol'yevna Yalin'skaya; Belarusian: Анжаліка Анатольеўна Ялінская, romanized: Anzhalika Anatoĺjeŭna Jalinskaja; born 17 May 1970), better known as Angelica Agurbash (Russian: Анжелика Агурбаш; Belarusian: Анжаліка Агурбаш), is a Belarusian singer and former model best known internationally for representing Belarus at the Eurovision Song Contest 2005.
With an HPI of 36.15, Yung Lean is the 4th most famous Singer. His biography has been translated into 26 different languages.
Jonatan Aron Leandoer Håstad (born July 18, 1996), known professionally as Yung Lean, is a Swedish rapper, singer and songwriter. Widely cited as one of the most influential figures in the early cloud rap era, Yung Lean rose to prominence in 2013 with his song "Ginseng Strip 2002", which went viral on YouTube. Later that same year, he released his debut mixtape, Unknown Death 2002, and the following year, he released his debut studio album, Unknown Memory. In 2016, Yung Lean released his second mixtape, Frost God, and his second studio album, Warlord. In 2017, he released his third studio album, Stranger, followed by his third mixtape, Poison Ivy, in 2018. Yung Lean's fourth studio album, Starz, was released in 2020. He then released his fourth mixtape, Stardust, in 2022.
With an HPI of 34.08, Teo is the 5th most famous Singer. His biography has been translated into 29 different languages.
Yuriy Alexeyevich Vashchuk (Russian: Юрий Алексеевич Ващук, Yuriy Alekseyevich Vashchuk, Belarusian: Юрый Аляксеевіч Вашчук, Juryj Aliaksiejevič Vaščuk; born 24 January 1983), better known by his stage name Teo, is a Belarusian singer, songwriter, and television presenter.Teo showed passion for music early in his childhood. He won his first music competition as the winner of the international contest "Scilla", and won his first major competition as the winner of the television program "Zornaya Rostan". Teo won the Belarusian national song contest and represented his country at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Cheesecake". He ultimately finished 16th, receiving a total of 43 points.
With an HPI of 34.01, Alyona Lanskaya is the 6th most famous Singer. Her biography has been translated into 34 different languages.
Alyona Lanskaya (Belarusian: Алена Ланская, Romanized: Alena Lanskaja; Russian: Алёна Ланская, Romanized: Alyona Lanskaya; born 7 September 1985) is a Belarusian singer. In 2011, she won the Slavianski Bazaar Contest in Vitebsk. Alyona represented Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden with the song "Solayoh", qualifying from the semi-final of the competition and placing 16th in the final by scoring 48 points.
With an HPI of 31.60, Petr Elfimov is the 7th most famous Singer. His biography has been translated into 24 different languages.
Petr Petrovich Elfimov (Belarusian: Пётр Ялфімаў, Piotr Jalfimaŭ, Russian: Пётр Елфимов, Pyotr Yelfimov) is a singer from Belarus who represented his nation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia. He won the national selection of Belarus on 19 January 2009 with the rock/pop song Eyes That Never Lie. The song competed in the first semi-final as the fourth act. On 16 May it failed to win a place in the final, finishing 13th of 18 acts. He was the Grand Prix winner of the 2004 Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk. From 1999 to 2007 Pyotr played the student game KVN. He appeared for two teams, who in different years became KVN's Major League Champions: BGU (Minsk), Champions in 1999 and 2001; and RUDN (Moscow), with whom he won the Super Cup with them in 2007 in Sochi. In 2019, Petr Elfimov was the opening singer for 2019 European Games along with Alyona Lanskaja.
With an HPI of 31.53, Natalia Podolskaya is the 8th most famous Singer. Her biography has been translated into 22 different languages.
Natalia Yuryevna Podolskaya (Natalla Padolskaja, Belarusian: Натальля Юр'еўна Падольская, Russian: Наталья Юрьевна Подольская, born 20 May 1982) is a Belarusian singer who performed for Russia at the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest and was ranked No. 15. In 2008, she became a Russian citizen. In 2015, she won the Golden Gramophone Award.
With an HPI of 30.27, Dmitry Koldun is the 9th most famous Singer. His biography has been translated into 29 different languages.
Dmitry Aleksandrovich Koldun (Belarusian: Дзмітры Аляксандравіч Калдун, Dzmitry Kaldun; Russian: Дми́трий Алекса́ндрович Колду́н; born 11 June 1985) is a Belarusian pop singer. Koldun rose to fame through his participation in several Russian television talent shows. In 2006, he won the sixth season of Fabrika Zvyozd. He acquired further fame when he represented Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 with "Work Your Magic". Koldun finished sixth overall, which remains the country's most successful result to date.He starred as Joaquín in the rock opera "Звезда и Смерть Хоакина Мурьеты" (The Star and the Death of Joaquín Murety) staged at the Lenkom Theatre.After his Fabrika Zvyozd and Eurovision success, Koldun was catapulted into a teen idol status in the Russophone world, but later grew into a more mature image. In total, Koldun has released five studio albums and one extended play. With his general scandal-free image, Koldun has become one of the most respected and popular performers in his native Belarus and has enjoyed longterm commercial success in neighbouring Russia.
With an HPI of 29.84, Ksenia Sitnik is the 10th most famous Singer. Her biography has been translated into 28 different languages.
Ksenia Mikhailovna Sitnik (born 15 May 1995), sometimes also transliterated as Kseniya Sitnik or Xenia Sitnik, is a Belarusian pop singer. She represented Belarus in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2005, which she won with the self-penned song "My vmeste" (We Are Together).
Pantheon has 19 people classified as singers born between 1939 and 2002. Of these 19, 18 (94.74%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living singers include Alexander Rybak, Angelica Agurbash, and Yung Lean. The most famous deceased singers include Czesław Niemen.
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