My all-time top artists

A ranking of artists in my life soundtrack, ordered by chart points earned through weeks at number one, top 10s, and songwriting/production credits



The following data is based on my weekly top 10 music charts, tallied every Sunday since January 7, 1990. Each week at number one is given 10 points, each top 10 hit is given five points. One point is given for each song which is playlisted, and an additional point for songs that are in high rotation or within the Top 100.

In order to make this all-time list, an artist must have had at least five chart placements as a lead artist.

Top Artists

# Artist No. 1 Top 10 Playlists
2 Unlimited 6 6 1
Aaliyah 2 0 1
Ace of Base 3 1 2
Adele 7 5 14
Aerosmith 1 0 1
Agnes 3 10 5
Alanis Morissette 13 5 12
Alessia Cara 0 3 2
Alex Lustig 2 3 5
Alicia Keys 1 0 0
All Saints 0 2 2
Amy Grant 1 0 0
Annie 0 8 2
Aqua 0 6 1
Ariana Grande 0 0 0
ATB 4 5 6
Avril Lavigne 0 0 0
Barenaked Ladies 0 0 0
Beck 0 0 0
Beth Orton 2 2 5
Beyoncé 5 0 1
Billie Eilish 3 2 6
Cathy Dennis 8 21 31
Calvin Harris 8 2 10
Céline Dion 11 3 9
David Guetta 10 1 9
Dido 14 6 21
Dua Lipa 5 10 14
Duke Dumont 0 0 0
Emma Bunton 4 1 5
Eminem 0 0 0
Elton John 0 0 0
Enigma 0 0 0
Enrique Iglesias 0 0 0
Erykah Badu 0 0 0
Everything but the Girl 3 10 14
Faithless 3 5 8
Fergie 0 0 0
Fiona Apple 16 4 19
Foster the People 3 7 9
Galantis 0 2 6
Garbage 7 28 45
Gnarls Barkley 0 0 0
Goldfrapp 0 0 0
Groove Armada 0 0 0
Gwen Stefani 0 0 0
Holly McNarland 0 0 0
INXS 0 0 0
James Bay 2 5 6
Janet Jackson 0 0 0
Jann Arden 0 0 0
Jennifer Lopez 5 2 7
Jess Glynne 0 0 0
Jewel 0 0 0
John Mellencamp 0 0 0
Joni Mitchell 0 0 0
Jully Black 0 0 0
Justin Timberlake 0 0 0
Kacey Musgraves 0 0 0
Kanye West 0 0 0
Katy Perry 0 0 0
k.d. lang 3 7 11
Kelis 0 0 0
Kelli Ali 2 2 4
Kelly Clarkson 0 0 0
Kelly Rowland 0 0 0
Kesha 0 0 0
Kiesza 0 0 0
Koichi Sugiyama 0 0 0
KT Tunstall 11 25 50
Kygo 0 0 0
Kylie Minogue 32 20 55
La Bouche 0 0 0
Lady Gaga 6 7 8
Lauryn Hill 3 7 10
LeAnn Rimes 0 0 0
Leigh Nash 0 0 0
Leona Naess 1 1 1
Lily Allen 10 0 6
Lindsay Lohan 1 2 3
Lisa Marie Presley 2 6 8
Lisa Stansfield 5 23 20
Lizzo 0 0 0
Lorde 0 0 0
Lost Frequencies 0 0 0
Madonna 64 10 80
Mansionair 0 0 0
Mariah Carey 13 9 16
Mary J. Blige 0 0 0
Massive Attack 0 0 0
M.C. Hammer 0 0 0
Melanie C 6 26 17
Michael Jackson 4 7 11
MIKA 0 0 0
Miley Cyrus 0 0 0
Missy Elliott 0 0 0
Moby 0 0 0
Morcheeba 0 0 0
Natalie Imbruglia 0 0 0
Natasha Bedingfield 0 0 0
Nelly Furtado 0 0 0
Norah Jones 0 0 0
Olive 0 0 0
OneRepublic 0 0 0
Paula Abdul 1 0 1
Paula Cole 0 0 0
Pink 13 10 22
Pitbull 0 0 0
Portishead 0 0 0
Prince 0 0 0
Radiohead 1 1 2
Rihanna 32 6 30
Rita Ora 0 0 0
Robbie Williams 0 0 0
Robyn 8 5 10
Rod Stewart 0 1 2
Róisín Murphy 15 31 47
Roxette 0 1 1
RY X 0 0 0
Sade 0 1 1
Sam Smith 0 0 0
Samantha Fox 2 1 15
Sarah McLachlan 10 27 35
Seal 0 0 0
Selena Gomez 5 7 13
Shania Twain 1 0 1
Shelby Lynne 0 0 0
Sheryl Crow 4 3 7
Sia 1 1 2
Siobhan Donaghy 1 9 11
Snap! 0 0 0
Sofi Tukker 0 0 0
Sophie Ellis-Bextor 7 6 10
Spice Girls 2 9 11
Susan Aglukark 0 0 0
Taylor Swift 11 3 6
Technotronic 1 0 2
Tep No 0 1 1
The Black Eyed Peas 0 1 1
The Cardigans 1 3 5
The Chainsmokers 0 1 1
The Chicks 3 5 8
The Corrs 2 2 4
The Cranberries 10 3 9
The Killers 9 7 8
The Prodigy 0 0 0
The Smashing Pumpkins 1 5 6
The White Stripes 0 0 0
Tiësto 1 1 2
TLC 0 3 3
Toni Braxton 7 11 18
Tori Amos 16 26 45
Tracey Thorn 5 19 26
Tricky 0 2 2
U2 6 3 7
Victoria Beckham 0 0 0
Whitney Houston 5 3 5
Wild Strawberries 9 18 22
will.i.am 1 0 1

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