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And the best singer in the world is?

If music hipsters the New Musical Express (NME) were to conduct a poll with their loyal readers that asked ‘who is the best singer in the world?’ Bookies would pop the likes of John Lennon or Liam Gallagher top of that tree. Well, lets just say thank your lucky stars bookies weren’t taking any bets.

In a mammoth poll that saw over 10 millions votes cast, on no, this isn’t no tinpot survey the recently late Michael Jackson was crowned their King of the Pop Singers with a staggering score of 9.02 out of 10. Piping the great showman Freddie Mercury into second place with 8.39 out of 10.

Don’t believe us? See the top 20 for yourself...it's a wonder what a death can do for popularity...

  1. Michael Jackson
  2. Freddie Mercury
  3. Elvis Presley
  4. Axl Rose
  5. John Lennon
  6. David Bowie
  7. Robert Plant
  8. Paul McCartney
  9. Stevie Wonder
  10. Aretha Franklin
  11. Matt Bellamy
  12. Ray Charles
  13. Jim Morrison
  14. Bob Marley
  15. Elton John
  16. Kurt Cobain
  17. Steven Tyler
  18. Mick Jagger
  19. Marvin Gaye
  20. Tina Turner

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