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Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Top 50 Adult Contemporary Acts

image of Elton John, Celine Dion, and Lionel Richie from billboard.com

According to Billboard magazine, these are the top 50 adult contemporary artists, as determined by their success on the adult contemporary singles charts from 1961-2011. See the original link here.

1. Elton John
2. Neil Diamond
3. Barbra Streisand
4. Barry Manilow
5. Kenny Rogers
6. Chicago
7. Billy Joel
8. Carpenters
9. Lionel Richie
10. Anne Murray

11. Dionne Warwick
12. Phil Collins
13. Elvis Presley
14. Gloria Estefan/Miami Sound Machine
15. Whitney Houston
16. Olivia Newton-John
17. Herb Alpert
18. Michael Bolton
19. Celine Dion
20. Andy Williams

21. Frank Sinatra
22. John Denver
23. Bobby Vinton
24. Rod Stewart
25. Glen Campbell
26. Al Martino
27. James Taylor
28. Mariah Carey
29. Helen Reddy
30. Madonna

31. Carly Simon
32. Stevie Wonder
33. Daryl Hall & John Oates
34. Richard Marx
35. Engelbert Humperdinck
36. Dean Martin
37. Linda Ronstadt
38. Dan Fogelberg
39. Tom Jones (singer)
40. Air Supply

41. Diana Ross
42. Cher
43. 5th Dimension
44. Jack Jones
45. The Lettermen
46. B.J. Thomas
47. Johnny Mathis
48. Amy Grant
49. Fleetwood Mac
50. Perry Como


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