11.16.2019

Billboard names top 125 artists, with Mariah Carey as top female

Billboard names top 125 artists, with Mariah Carey as top female Photo via Billboard Magazine

The queen of Christmastime is now the greatest female artist of all time, according to Billboard.

In honor of their 125th anniversary, the magazine published its official ranking Thursday of the 125 greatest musical artists of all time, based on titles from the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart as well as the Billboard 200 albums chart. 

The Beatles stand at number one, followed by The Rolling Stones and then Elton John. Mariah Carey lands at number four, making her the most-highly-ranked female artist on the list, followed by Madonna at number five. 

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