The Most Famous Hitmaker: Ranking the Biggest Music Icons

Choose the hitmaker you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Apr 20, 2024 08:12
Welcome to the ultimate showdown of musical titans! StrawPoll presents an electrifying ranking of the most famous hitmakers of all time, and we need your help to crown the champion! With thousands of chart-toppers and earworms under their belts, these legendary artists have shaped the soundtrack of our lives. But who truly deserves the title? Is it the King of Pop, the Queen of Soul, or the British Invasion that captured your heart? Dive into the melodious world of our poll and cast your vote for your favorite maestro or suggest a missing virtuoso who deserves a spot. Don't miss your chance to make your voice heard and shape the ultimate playlist of fame! Join the symphony of votes and let the battle of the hitmakers begin!

Who Is the Most Famous Hitmaker?

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    Swedish songwriter and producer who has written and produced chart-topping hits for artists such as Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, and The Weeknd. He is considered one of the most successful songwriters in history, with over 70 Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.
    Max Martin in other rankings
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    27
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    Dr. Luke
    Charles Lee · CC BY-SA 4.0
    American songwriter and producer who has worked with artists such as Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, and Pink. He has produced over 30 Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and has won numerous awards for his work.
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    31
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    American musician and producer who has worked with some of the biggest names in music, including Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, and Ray Charles. He has won 28 Grammy Awards and has produced some of the most iconic albums of all time.
    Quincy Jones in other rankings
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    28
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    American rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer who has worked with artists such as Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, and Missy Elliott. He has won numerous awards for his work and is considered one of the pioneers of modern hip hop and R&B music.
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    12
    votes
    Pharrell Williams
    Joel Kowsky · Public domain
    American singer, songwriter, and producer who has worked with artists such as Daft Punk, Robin Thicke, and Jay-Z. He has won 13 Grammy Awards and is considered one of the most influential producers of the 21st century.
    Pharrell Williams in other rankings
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    American songwriter who has written hit songs for artists such as Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, and Lady Gaga. She has been nominated for 12 Academy Awards and has won a Grammy Award and a Golden Globe Award.
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    Ryan Tedder
    Burtontedder · CC0
    American singer, songwriter, and producer who has worked with artists such as Beyoncé, Adele, and Ed Sheeran. He has won three Grammy Awards and is considered one of the most successful songwriters of the 21st century.
    Ryan Tedder in other rankings
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    American singer, songwriter, and producer who has worked with artists such as Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men, and Mariah Carey. He has won 11 Grammy Awards and is considered one of the pioneers of modern R&B music.
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    American songwriting and production duo who have worked with artists such as Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, and Mariah Carey. They have won five Grammy Awards and are considered one of the most successful songwriting and production teams of all time.
    Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis in other rankings
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    David Foster
    Angela George · CC BY-SA 3.0
    Canadian musician, songwriter, and producer who has worked with artists such as Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, and Michael Bublé. He has won 16 Grammy Awards and is considered one of the most successful producers and songwriters in history.

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Ranking factors for famous hitmaker

  1. Length of career
    Another factor to consider is the length of time that an artist has been active in the music industry and producing hit songs.
  2. Genre versatility
    An artist who is able to produce hit songs across multiple genres may be more highly ranked than one who specializes in a specific genre.
  3. Sales and streaming figures
    The commercial success of an artist's hit songs, based on album sales, digital downloads, and streaming figures can also be a factor in determining their ranking as hitmakers.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most famous hitmaker. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or hitmaker is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!

Statistics

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  • 197 votes
  • 10 ranked items

Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each hitmaker once every 24 hours. The rank of each hitmaker is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most famous hitmaker

The music industry has always been a breeding ground for talented hitmakers who have managed to capture the hearts and minds of millions of fans around the world. From the Beatles to Beyoncé, the list of famous hitmakers is endless. But who among them can truly claim the title of the most famous hitmaker of all time? This is a question that has been debated by music lovers and critics alike for years. In this article, we explore the lives and careers of some of the most prolific hitmakers in history, and attempt to answer this age-old question once and for all.

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