After thousands of votes, we have crowned the winner of Smooth Icons 2022!
Michael Jackson was voted by Smooth Radio listeners and SmoothRadio.com readers as the best artist of all time in the fourth annual Smooth Icons countdown, retaining his crown from 2020 and 2021.
Over 25,000 votes were cast in the poll, which saw Michael beat 2019’s winner George Michael.
The highest group was Queen at three, followed by the highest female solo artist Whitney Houston at four, and ABBA at five.
Smooth Icons aired on Smooth Radio on Monday (August 29), after an online vote asked listeners to vote for their favourite artists of all time.
The full top 10:
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Jackson voted greatest singer of all time
Late singer Michael Jackson has been voted the greatest singer of all time in a new poll.
Fans have honoured him by making him top the list of the Greatest Singer Of All Time in a poll conducted by Nme.com. The King of Pop died June 25, 2009, after suffering a cardiac arrest following an overdose of anaesthetic Propofol.
Queen frontman Freddie Mercury came second, while Elvis Presley placed third. Guns N’ Roses star Axl Rose came in fourth and John Lennon rounded out the top five, reports contactmusic.com.
David Bowie, Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin also featured in the top 10 list