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Music Publication Comes Out With Compilation of The 125 Greatest of All Time

Written by Chief Editor.

In honour of their 125th anniversary on Thursday, Billboard published its official ranking of the 125 greatest musical artists of all time.

This was based on titles from the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart as well as the Billboard 200 albums chart. 

First place went to the Beatles, followed by the Rolling Stones.

Elton is the No. 3 act, and top soloist, on Billboard's Top 125 Artists of All Time chart, as he has earned nine Hot 100 No. 1s and seven Billboard 200 leaders. What's more, he placed in the Hot 100's top 40 for a record 30 consecutive years, from 1970 through 1999.

Mariah Carey landed at #4, making her the most-highly-ranked female artist on the list, followed by Madonna at number five. 

The rest of the top 10 has Barbara Streisand at number six, followed by Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Stevie Wonder and Chicago.