^"His nickname, 'The King of Country Music,' may sound a bit mawkish and old- fashioned, but, in many ways, it is remarkably accurate." in Wolfe, Charles K. (2001), Classic Country: Legends of Country Music, Routledge, p. 19, ISBN978-0-415-92827-4
^"The reigning queen of soul owned the stage at the packed Royal Albert Hall, highlighting her elegant artistry and dynamic personality in a 93-minute set", in Toombs, Mikel (2012-05-22), “Adele Earns Title Of Soul Queen”, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: C.3, ISSN0745-970X
^ abcdef"Some women have even been given titles. Tina Turner who is The Queen of Rock and Aretha Franklin, dubbed the Queen of Soul. Donna Summer is the Queen of Disco and Mary J. Blige is the Queen of Hip-Hop, Gloria Estefan is the Queen of Latin Pop, Madonna is the Queen of Pop, while Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera are the Princesses of Pop", in L. Bollinger and C. O'Neill, Women in Media Careers: Success Despite the Odds (University Press of America, 2008), p. 147.
^Martínez Rodríguez, Raúl (1998) (Spanish). Ellos hacen la música cubana. Havana, Cuba: Letras Cubanas. pp. 62–63.
^“Julie Andrews, the operatic sensation that never was”. Telegraph Media Group Limited 2014 (2014年5月26日). 2014年8月23日閲覧。 “You might not know this – though I’m sure diehard fans will – but Dame Julie Andrews started out in opera. In fact she was once billed as "Britain’s Youngest Prima Donna".”
^"It probably makes sense to call him – as several people do in the movie [Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (1987)] – as the 'King of rock 'n' roll'", in D. Denby, "What's in a game", New York, Oct 19, 1987, p. 102.
^"Calling her a mere R&B diva is, at this point, almost an insult: With grace and grit, Beyoncé has become the Princess of R&B, a one-woman Hitsville U.S.A." in “Beyoncé in Rolling Stone”, Rolling Stone: 41, (December 2009 – January 2010)
^"As PSFK learned back in 2011 when we visited Reykjavik, Iceland is indeed a magical country. In no other place in the world do active volcanoes mix with glaciers, geothermal springs bubble in abundance, and wild ponies roam the countryside. Iceland’s reigning queen of experimental music, Björk, has certainly made these ideas and natural elements part of her music and performances, with her newest project ‘Biophilia,’ she takes ‘multifaceted’ to new levels." in Bjork Launches Her Own Interactive Educational Curriculum, PSFK, (2013-02-04), http://www.psfk.com/2013/02/amazon-live-stream-dating.html2015年12月6日閲覧。
^ ab"The nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter – who has earned such sobriquets along the way as 'the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul' and 'the Empress of Soul' – returns Dec. 21 with her ninth studio album, "Stronger" Gail Mitchell (2009-12-12), “Strength of Character”, Billboard121 (49): 17, ISSN0006-2510
^"Universally known as the 'Queen of Hip Hop Soul' because of her frequent collaborations with rap artists and Hip Hop producers..." in" Bynoe, Yvonne (2006), Encyclopedia of rap and hip-hop culture, Greenwood Press, p. 32, ISBN978-0-313-33058-2
^"Once again The Candy Store and Fresh City Promotions have pulled a major rabbit out of the hat with the launch party for the new album by Mary J Blige, the undisputed Queen of R&B, Growing Pains", in “Fresh party for Mary j's new album”, The Plymouth Evening Herald: 2, (2008-02-15)
^In the wake of her 'Breakthrough' success, the reigning queen of R&B tries to please her many followers—but, most of all, herself. Vozick-Levinson, Simon (2007-12-21), “Mary J. Blige”, Entertainment Weekly: 22, ISSN1049-0434
^ ab"Rising above it all was Monica, the headline female act, who's currently sharing the title of 'R&B Princess' with young singer Brandy" in Townsend, Audarshia (1998-10-31), “No Real Treat Monica Highlights Otherwise Dreary Halloween Bash”, Chicago Tribune: 25, ISSN1085-6706
^"With a successful 23-year career in music, film, and television, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences-Award winning artist, Brandy Norwood, is the epitome of a true artist. Known for her distinctive sound, Brandy is often referred to as the "vocal bible." She creates soul-stirring "feel good" music that inspires the masses" in Tidal Music, https://listen.tidal.com/playlist/18ec540b-33f9-4b67-bd79-e5ff9287d814
^"Years before Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, and Etta James, Ruth reigned as the original queen of r&b. She achieved a distinctive sassy and streetwise style, which made her one of the most popular singers of her era. Her career has been so influential that Atlantic Records is sometimes referred too as 'the house that Ruth built' and for good reason", at Cotton, Nzgina (2008-04-07), “Ruth Brown: The Original Queen of r&b”, New Nation: 22, ISSN1365-7496
^"Years before Aretha Franklin was crowned Queen of Soul, Ruth Brown reigned as the original Queen of R&B", in Jones, Steve (2006-11-20), “R&B diva for the ages”, USA TODAY: D.1, ISSN0734-7456
^"Burke, long ago dubbed the King of Rock 'n' Soul, was worth the wait", in M. Newman, "Soul man Solomon Burke: Live on Film; Capricorn's Smoking New Companion" in Billboard July 8, 1995, Vol. 107 (27), p. 10.
^"Born August 19, 1954, in Kingsville, Texas, she is recognized as 'la reina de la onda Tejana' (the queen of Tejano music)." in Chávez Candelaria, Cordelia; Aldama, Arturo J.; García, Peter J. et al., eds (2004). Encyclopedia of Latino popular culture. Westport, CT [etc.]: Greenwood Press. p. 822. ISBN978-0-313-33211-1.
^ ab"If Ella Fitzgerald is the queen of jazz, Billie Holiday first lady of the blues, and Aretha Franklin the queen of soul, then who is the queen of pop? In the 1990s, it would seem to be a three-way tie between Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Celine Dion. Certainly all three have their devotees and detractors, but their presence has been inescapable", in Lister, Linda (2001), “Divafication: The Deification of Modern Female Pop Stars”, Popular Music and Society25 (3/4): 1, ISSN0300-7766
^"Mariah Carey is unstoppable. With 17 No. 1 singles since her career began in 1990, Mariah is the reigning queen of pop." “The new Mariah Carey”, Scholastic Scope50 (1): 16, ISSN0036-6412
^“Mariah Carey’s Christmas Concert In NYC”. SpinMedia Publishers. 2014年12月21日閲覧。 “Queen Of Christmas, Mariah Carey performs her holiday smash hits at the Beacon Theatre on December 15, 2014 in New York City.”
^“Profile: Roberto Carlos”. AllMusic. 2011年7月11日閲覧。 “(...) the mid-'90s witnessed a resurgence of Jovem Guarda talents through tributes of new rockers and Carlos reached the 21st century uncontestedly enjoying his absolute title: the King.”
^“Roberto Carlos: King Of Music In Brazil”. Latin Music About.com. 2011年7月11日閲覧。 “"1965 was Carlos’ year. In a popular vote promoted by the TV show Reino de Jeventude, Carlos was elected "O Rei" – the King of Brazilian music and has retained the title ever since.”
^She doesn't need to turn back time: After a successful 45-year career, the Goddess of Pop is still going strong. She plays a veteran performer alongside Christina Aguilera in her new flick, "Burlesque", hitting theaters on Wednesday. And she continues to sing in Las Vegas. Amanda Sidman (2010-11-21), “Cher”, Daily News (New York): 5
^"Cher – singer, Oscar-winning actress and campaigner -is the original queen of reinvention, an expert at re-creating herself." in Lee, Vinny (2006-09-02), “Turning back time”, The Times: 73, ISSN0140-0460
^Bowing out, if not exactly gracefully, Cher, that surgically enhanced queen of reinvention, last week brought her farewell tour to Glasgow. Sweet, Lucy (2004-05-16), “Cher's so long farewell”, The Sunday Times: 11
^ ab"What happens when the 'God of Song' descends on Genting Highlands during a cold and wet weekend? He warms and melts the hearts of both young and old with his charm and huge repertoire of hits, that's what! And that was precisely what Hong Kong superstar Jacky Cheung – arguably the most popular and enduring of the four Heavenly Kings – did at his two sold-out concerts last Friday and Saturday at the Arena of Stars. (For the uninitiated, Cheung, Andy Lau, Aaron Kwok and Leon Lai are the four "Heavenly Kings" of Chinese pop, the over-the-top title probably bestowed by the imaginative Hong Kong media because of the singers' immense popularity. Cheung, of course, has been elevated even higher on the celestial plane!)" Ming, Fong (2002-11-09), “Jacky, oh!”, New Straits Times: 3
^"'We want Gor Gor' (Cantonese for 'big brother', Cheung's nickname) to know that he has not been forgotten and never will be," a spokeswoman said." "Thousands of fans pay tribute to Leslie Cheung", China Daily, 2004-04-01. Retrieved 2012-11-28.
^"Dubbed the 'king of Chinese pop' by local media, Jay Chou has released eight studio albums, spawning several hits," in Song, Berwin (2008-08-09), “5 Chinese Acts Using The Games To Boost Their Profile”, Billboard120 (32): 28, ISSN0006-2510
^“Kelly Clarkson's Fashion Evolution”. Billboard. 2013年11月1日閲覧。 “From small town girl to Pop Princess to Rock Diva, Kelly Clarkson has also grabbed hold of our attention in the decade since winning "American Idol" with her eccentric style.”
^Appiah, Kwame Anthony; Gates, Henry Louis; Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. (2004). Africana: An A-to-Z Reference of Writers, Musicians, and Artists of the African American Experience. Running Press. p. 146. ISBN0-7624-2042-1.
^DeCurtis, Anthony; Henke, James (1992). The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll: The Definitive History of the Most Important Artists and their Music. George-Warren, Holly. Random House. p. 135. ISBN0-679-73728-6.
^"After receiving numerous requests, we will analyze the CD Damares Queen Bee ... Damares without doubt is one of the greats of gospel music and has tremendous public resulting from the "Taste of Honey"." FCG, May 2, 2013
^"Why? I do not know, these are the "artists of the moment," pure marketing strategy by Sony to sell, it is clear the preference of "Queen Bee" in the halls of Sony" Loja Evangélica.
^"Sure BBB Disc Diamond is not news to anyone, for any media gospel, the singer herself and the staff of Sony had released this done. However it will be very nice to see the 'Queen Bee' receiving this award on national television..." Damares receives diamond disc in Programa Raul Gil October 24, 2012
^"Celine alert! Celine alert! Quebec's favourite daughter, Celine Dion, will be fited in a special show on July 10. After the phenomenal success of last year's tribute to the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, a special show combining the talents of two of the superstars in the fireworks business will showcase the music of our Queen of Pop", in Anne Sutherland (2010-05-28), “Fireworks; Celine Dion Joins Countries Lighting Up the Sky”, The Gazette: 14, ISSN0384-1294
^“Fado: the Sound of Lisbon”. LisbonLux.com. 2015年8月5日閲覧。 “"If Amália was the queen of Fado, you can call Carlos do Carmo the king. His is the most successful male voice in Fado, releasing albums since the 1960s. Although his Fado is classic, some also find a jazzy sound and Frank Sinatra style in many of his songs."”
^"Ebony hailed Domino as the "King of Rock 'n' Roll" in Altschuler, Glenn C. (2003), All shook up: how rock 'n' roll changed America, Oxford University Press, p. 43, ISBN978-0-19-513943-3
^"Known as England's 'King of Skiffle.' Member of Chris Barber's Jazz Band in 1954" in J. Whitburn, The Billboard book of top 40 hits (Billboard Books, 8th edn., 2004), p. 188.
^"If Clifton Chenier was the king of zydeco music, Rockin' Dopsie (pronounced doopsie), with his unequaled proficiency on the button accordion, was its crown prince", in http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p71749 Allmusic biography
^"Japanese fans had labeled Nokie the 'King of Guitars,' at a time when Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore publicly announced, 'I think I can wipe up the floor with most guitarists.'" in Halterman, Del (2009), Walk-Don't Run – The Story of The Ventures, Lulu, p. 211, ISBN978-0-557-04051-3
^"Significantly, he also duetted with Missy Elliott on the brilliant, Timbaland-produced, 'Busa Rhyme' on her Da Real World album. Eminem makes no attempt to tone down the misogynistic elements of Slim Shady in the face of the 'First Lady Of Hip Hop.'" in Stubbs, David (2006), Eminem: The Stories Behind Every Song, Thunder's Mouth Press, p. 230, ISBN1-56025-946-9
^"When Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott isn't creating another hit song mixed with rapping and singing, you can bet she's off collaborating with another artist. For this reason, the talented singer/rapper/songwriter/producer has been dubbed the 'Puff Mommy' of hip-hop." in Netter, Matt (1999), 'N Sync with Justin, Simon & Schuster, p. 74, ISBN9780671032760
^"And who, at twenty-seven, has become such an industry player that they're calling her Puff Mommy? 'Aw, that's MISSY.'" in Hirshey, Gerri (2001), We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The True, Tough Story of Women in Rock, Grove Press, p. 253, ISBN0-8021-3899-3
^"Beyond being the best-selling female hip hop artist to date, and often referred to as the queen of hip hop, what separates Missy Elliott is her ability to allow her aesthetic to speak for itself. She uses her artistry to transcend cultural norms in hip hop and in the music industry." in Hess, Mikey (2007), Icons of Hip Hop: An Encyclopedia of the Movement, Music, and Culture, Greenwood Publishing Group, p. 503, ISBN978-0-313-33904-2
^"Missy Elliott, reigning queen of rap, releases five albums in only six years, earns two Grammys, the 2003 American Music Award, and MTV's 2003 Video of the Year." in Shaw, Andrea Elizabeth (2006), The Embodiment of Disobedience: Fat Black Women's Unruly Political Bodies, Lexington Books, p. 100, ISBN0-7391-1487-5
^"Widely regarded as the queen of rap music, Missy Elliott is an icon of girl culture because of her innovative style and ability to succeed in the music industry without objectifying herself." in Mitchell, Claudia; Reid-Valsh, Jacqueline (2008), Girl Culture: Studying girl culture: a reader's guide, Greenwood Publishing Group, p. 276, ISBN978-0-313-33908-0
^"Just as millions of fans considered Selena the 'queen' of Tejano music, her closest male counterpart, Emilio Navaira, has often been called the "king" of Tejano music." in Hartman, Gary (2008), The history of Texas music, Texas A&M University Press, p. 52, ISBN978-1-60344-002-8
^Molanphy, Chris (15 August 2011), “Introducing the King of Hip-Hop”, Rolling Stone
^"and even Nicki Minaj, who revealed in an interview recently that several songs from her new album The Pinkprint are heavily influenced by the New Age queen." in Colpack, Dean (2014), Getting Into Enya: A Rough Guide to the Queen of New Age, Pitchfork
^"Known far and wide as the 'Queen of Latin Pop', Gloria Estefan is one of the most recognized artists in the world", in “Gloria Estefan to Write Her First Book, a Children's Story Starring Her Bulldog Noelle; Published in English and Spanish Editions by Rayo, an Imprint of HarperCollins, in November 2005”, Business Wire: 1, (2004-12-06)
^"Brenda Fassie Black Madonna – "I'm a Mafia in bed". The obelisk which Mussolini took to Rome their obelisk back. WHILE gossip-mongers in the Western world are drooling over Madonna's blockbuster tome "Sex" “Brenda Fassie”, New African (304-314): p. 26, (1993), ISSN0142-9345
^"Red Foley was then 'Mr. Country Music', the first country artist to sell a million records..." in J. C. Hefley, Country Music Comin' Home (Hannibal Books, 1992), p. 93.
^"She is also known as 'Sister Ree,' 'Lady Soul' 'La Diva Franklin,' and 'The Queen of Soul'," in Bego, Mark (2001), Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul, Da Capo Press, p. 6, ISBN978-0-306-80935-4
^ abc"Just as journalists had crowned white bandleaders Paul Whiteman and Benny Goodman as the kings of jazz and swing, in the 1950s they enthroned Presley, Haley, and Freed as the kings of rock 'n' roll" in Coleman, Rick (2007), Blue Monday: Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock 'n' Roll, Da Capo Press, p. xvii, ISBN978-0-306-81531-7
^"Known as the king of Latin pop, Gabriel also has sold more than 35 million albums worldwide." in Ryon, Ruth (2000-03-26), “Latin Pop King Quitting Castle”, Los Angeles Times: p. 1, ISSN0458-3035
^"He was the 'Prince of Motown,' strong, silent and majestic" in R. Gulla, Icons of R&B and soul: an encyclopedia of the artists who revolutionized rhythm vol. 2 (Greenwood, 2008), p. 338.
^"Dubbed "the Prince of Soul," Marvin Gaye endured lifelong turmoil, never grasping the genius of his own talent..." in N. Talevski, The unofficial encyclopedia of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Greenwood, 1998), p. 402.
^"Although Gaynor was crowned the 'Queen of Disco' after dance floor favourites like "Honey Bee," "Never Can Say Goodbye" and "Casanova Brown" ..." in P. Shapiro, Turn the Beat Around: The Secret History of Disco (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2006), p. 213.
^“Marika Gombitová – Awards” (Slovak). Občianske združenie Osobnosti.sk. NWS. 2011年12月1日閲覧。 “Awards: 2000 – Title 'The Songstress of the Century'”
^"For many people the name Benny Goodman is synonymous with swing. His record sales and performances helped usher in the swing craze of the 1930s; for more than a decade, the 'king of swing' enjoyed incredible heights of popularity." Martin, Henry; Keith Waters (2006), Jazz: The First 100 Years, Thomson Wadsworth, p. 138, ISBN978-0-534-62804-8
^Veselá, Zuzana (2010年12月11日). “Kráľovná československého šansónu má v srdci mlynské koleso” (Slovak). Woman Man Magazine. FF company. 2012年7月17日時点のオリジナルよりアーカイブ。2014年10月27日閲覧。 “The Queen of Czechoslovak chanson has a 'Mill Wheel' in her heart; The first lady of Czechoslovak chanson Hana Hegerová has released a new studio album after almost 25 years.”
^“Hana Hegerová – malá velká dáma českého šansonu” (Czech). Česká televize. ČT24 (2011年10月20日). 2014年10月28日時点のオリジナルよりアーカイブ。2014年10月27日閲覧。 “Hana Hegerová – a little big lady of Czech chanson; At occasion of a birthday of the queen of Czech chanson the Czech Television will present on Saturday, October 22, on 2nd channel at 20.55 the document 'Hana Hegerová', and at 21.50 her recitale 'What I'll Never Understand'”
^"She was known as 'The Voice'", in A. Sarat, Legal Responses to Religious Practices in the United States: Accommodation and Its Limits (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), ISBN 1107023688, p. 67.
^"Recently, the girls proved their credibility as live performers, appearing as guests to Hong Kong's legendary "God of Songs" Sam Hui during his two live dates in Malaysia for the 50,000-strong crowds at Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur." in “Sounds of the East”, Bangkok Post: 1, (2005-03-15)
^"Janet Jackson, music's princess of pop, is at a crossroads of her life and career: She is pursuing acting roles and she has parted ways with her longtime partner, Rene Elizondo ... Having established herself as the world-renowned princess of pop music, in addition to making strides as an actress, one would think there is not much left on her to-do list. But the possibilities are endless", in Norment, Lynn (November 2000), “Janet: At the crossroads”, Ebony56 (1): 180, ISSN0012-9011
^"Janet Jackson is a big deal these days, the Queen of Pop, though we can still call her by her first name", in Smith, Giles (1996-04-21), “Slow riffs, fast riffs, midriffs”, The Independent: 26, ISSN0951-9467
^"It's been close on a decade since she emerged from brother Michael's shadow and the Nineties has seen her constantly re(de)fining her musical and stage personae. In its staggering professionalism, the Velvet Rope tour bears witness to the success of such artistic endeavour as well as her status as the undoubted queen of R&B", Miles Keylock (1998-11-20), “Dammit Janet!”, Mail & Guardian, http://mg.co.za/article/1998-11-20-dammit-janet2011年4月19日閲覧。
^J. Wallenfeldt, Black American Biographies: The Journey of Achievement (Rosen, 2010), ISBN 1615301372, p. 320.
^Browne, David (1991年11月29日). “Michael Jackson's Black or White Blues”. Entertainment Weekly. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,316363,00.html2009年7月3日閲覧. "[A] highly placed source at MTV says the network was obligated to refer to Jackson on air as the King of Pop in order to be allowed to show "Black or White." An MTV spokeswoman denies that, but the phrase was part of MTV's ads for the video and was repeatedly used by its VJs. A source at Fox confirms that Jackson's people did request that Bart use the phrase "King of Pop" in the video and that the phrase also be used in the network's press releases; 'King of Pop' also crops up in Fox's print ads for the video and in press releases by Jackson's publicists, Solters/Roskin/Friedman."
^"He wears the crown as the King Of Pop because no artist has broken his record of selling nearly 60 million copies of a single Album (Thriller)", in Lewis Jones, Jel D. (2005). Michael Jackson, the King of Pop: The Big Picture: the Music! the Man! the Legend! the Interviews: an Anthology. Amber Books Publishing. p. 3. ISBN978-0-9749779-0-4.
^"...the musical legacy of Robert Johnson has entranced later generations of rock and blues musicians such as the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. Fans and experts alike call him the "grandfather of rock and roll", in "The grandfather of rock'n'roll: The devil's instrument", The Independent, 26 July 2006. Retrieved 2009-09-09.
^“Stars over Broadway: Al Jolson”. PBS. 2017年6月19日閲覧。 “The brightest star of the first half of the 20th century, Jolson was eternally grateful for the opportunities America had given him. ... While some of his colleagues in show business complained about his inflated ego, he certainly deserved his moniker: 'The World’s Greatest Entertainer.'”
^"Janis Joplin found hers in Texas and left for the West Coast, there to become queen of rock and roll." in McNally, Dennis (2003), Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac, the Beat Generation, and America, Da Capo Press, p. 316, ISBN978-0-306-81222-4
^...Janis Joplin, the nation's reigning queen of rock 'n' roll. Jackson, Buzzy (2005), A bad woman feeling good, W. W. Norton & Company, p. 81, ISBN978-0-393-05936-6
^Edward A. Berlin, King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and his Era (Oxford: Oxford University Press US, 1995), ISBN 0195356462, p. 146.
^"He was known as 'King of the Jukebox' and was one of the first black artists to have both white and black supporters following his jazz, blues, and boogie-woogie tunes", in Brewer Jr., John M. (2007), Pittsburgh Jazz, Arcadia Publishing, p. 95, ISBN978-0-7385-4980-4
^"Jully Black has been called a lot of things. But she gets a good laugh at those who have called her the 'new queen of Canadian R&B'." in O'Brian, Amy (2007-11-22), “Black paves a new path for women in rhythm & blues; Canada's new queen of R&B? Who's the old one, asks trendsetter Jully Black”, The Vancouver Sun: D.11
^"The reigning 'queen of R&B', as decreed by her backing vocalist (and opening act) Jermaine Paul and countless others, Keys owned the stage at a packed WaMu Theater, highlighting her elegant artistry and dynamic personality in a 90-minute set." in Toombs, Mikel (2008-09-22), “Superwoman Keys Earns Title Of R&B Queen”, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: C.3, ISSN0745-970X
^On Friday, the queen of R&B, Alicia Keys, took over RodeoHouston. Clark, Michael (2005-03-07), “Duff makes rodeo a pop event”, Houston Chronicle: 5, ISSN1074-7109
^"Much later, as the reigning King of the Blues, BB would explain that the 'blues isn't just some sad music about a broken heart, a busted dream, or a painful love affair. Blues is much more than any of these things. If I could pick three descriptions of it, I'd say it ain't nothing but living, laughing and loving'", in Nazel, Joe (1998), B.B. King: King of the Blues, Holloway House Publishing, p. 60, ISBN978-0-87067-792-2
^"Inevitably called 'King of the Blues', BB King is today probably the most commercially successful blues singer with black audiences." in Oakley, Giles (1997), The Devil's Music: A History of the Blues, Da Capo Press, p. 228, ISBN978-0-306-80743-5
^Also Noteworthy, 1953, https://books.google.com/books?id=o-DsrELVchkC&pg=PA101, "R&B and funk singer Chaka Khan is born Yvette Marie Stevens yo Charles Stevens and Sandra Coleman in Chicago, Illinois. As a young woman, Chaka Khan and her sister Taka Boom (nee Yvonne Stevens) formed a group called Shades of Black; the two also became active in Chicago's Black Panther Party. Famed as the lead singer with the 1970's funk group Rufus, Khan later became a solo artist and is widely acclaimed as the "Queen of Funk"."
^"In 1964, Khanh Ly met Trinh Cong Son, at that time a young composer, in Da Lat and they quickly became friends. Fascinated by her seductive voice, Son asked her to accompany him on his performances to Sai Gon but she turned down his request. The legacy of Ly and Son started few years later, when the singer came back to Sai Gon in 1967. In the next few decades, they sang together at several venues, including on the steps of Van Khoa University in Sai Gon, to spread Son’s anti-war lyrics in the Yellow-Skin Songs collection. Their plea for peace brought them unexpected fame. From the university campuses, to the unknown farm lands, Ly was heard, known, and hailed as the "Barefoot Queen".", in Singer returns home to grace local stages, Vietnam Breaking News, (2014), http://www.vietnambreakingnews.com/2014/08/singer-returns-home-to-grace-local-stages/
^Her string of hits since the early '60s as the Empress of Soul are known in the streets of Johannesburg and around the world. They include those she recorded with and without the Pips – such as "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and "Neither One of Us." Phil Roura (2010-09-26), “Knight on a Mission: Georgia's Soul Superstar Has New Orleans on Her Mind”, Daily News (New York): 20
^At 65, the Empress of Soul is leaving on the Midnight Train to Georgia for the last time. Gladys Knight's "farewell tour" winds down a six-decade-long career that began with a talent contest at the age of seven. You can't blame her for wanting a rest, although, as one of the greats, she isn't bowing out quietly. For almost two hours, she conducts a "musical journey" that is both an emotional rollercoaster and a social history lesson.Dave Simpson (2009-10-09), “Review: Pop: Gladys Knight Manchester Arena 4/5”, The Guardian: 44, ISSN0261-3077
^"The man many call the godfather of house, Frankie Knuckles began DJing in New York in the early '70s while still a teenager, years before the disco boom which proved to be the first flowering of modern dance music." “Frankie Knuckles”. allmusic.co.uk. 2012年7月2日閲覧。
^"For Koo, who credits his music studies at Berklee with having an influence 'mainly on the theory and inspiration' of his musical arrangements, went on to make such a major impact on the local popular music scene that he was bestowed the title 'The Godfather of Cantopop'", in Yvonne Teh. “the godfather of cantopop”. bc magazine. 2010年4月15日時点のオリジナルよりアーカイブ。2010年1月3日閲覧。
^"Called the 'Architect of Rock and Roll,' the flamboyant piano virtuoso is known for the classic hits Tutti Frutti, Long Tall Sally, Good Golly Miss Molly and Lucille." in “Little Richard, Gladys Knight & The Pips Inducted Into Apollo Theater Legends Hall Of Fame; Ella Fitzgerald...”, Jet110: 59, (2006-07-10), ISSN0021-5996
^Carpenter, Bil (2005), Uncloudy days: the Gospel Music encyclopedia, Hal Leonard, p. 253, ISBN978-0-87930-841-4
^ abc"Queen of Country. The title has been bestowed on Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Loretta Lynn and a few other female country stars." in Proskocil, Niz (2008-08-07), “Who is the queen of country?”, Omaha World – Herald: 11
^"If any long-running singer deserves to wear the crown, or at least the tiara, of Queen of Country, then surely it's the Coal Miner's Daughter herself, Loretta Lynn, right? Right. (Sorry, Dolly)", in “Queen for a day”, Pantagraph: D.5, (2008-03-13)
^"The queen of reinvention has achieved the seemingly impossible yet again", in “Spotlights: Singles”, Billboard117 (44): 69, (2005-10-29), ISSN0006-2510
^"The queen of reinvention, Madonna, even named her 2004 world tour Reinvention", in Gallo, Carmine (2006), 10 Simple Secrets of the World's Greatest Business Communicators, Sourcebooks, p. 204, ISBN978-1-4022-0696-2
^"Through massive record sales and live shows that take on a Bruce Springsteen-like endurance, McEntire has earned her unofficial moniker as 'The Queen of Country'", in Schaults, Janine (2009-05-20), “It's Reba, for a good cause”, Chicago Tribune: 4, ISSN1085-6706
^"In a music heavily dominated by men, Lydia Mendoza, the First Queen of Tejano Music, stands out", in Dorian, Frederick; Simon Broughton, Mark Ellingham, James McConnachie, Richard Trillo, Orla Duane (2000), World Music: The Rough Guide, Rough Guides, p. 606, ISBN978-1-85828-636-5
^Ferrari, Glauco (2012年4月8日). “Italian American Celebrities – Liza”. Life in Italy. 2016年4月1日時点のオリジナルよりアーカイブ。2012年8月22日閲覧。 “Born in L.A., she is the quintessential New Yorker, a queen of Broadway and Hollywood.”
^"Once upon a time, long before anybody had even heard of Britney, Christina, Jessica or Mandy, Australian singer Kylie Minogue ruled the charts as princess of pop", in “Kylie's back on royal form”, Birmingham Post: 5, (2000-07-08)
^"The queen of pop, Kylie Minogue, lines up alongside the Chelsea Pensioners and note-smashing Russell Watson to press the royal flesh ..." in “Pick of the Day”, The Mail on Sunday (London): 55, (2010-12-12)
^バラードの女王、MISIAの歌声をいち早くフルで楽しみたい人は、さっそくダウンロードしておこう。 (Ubiquity translation: Those who want to quickly listen to the Queen of Ballads Misia's singing can immediately download the song.)“MISIA、ドラマ「JIN-仁-」で話題の新曲着うたフル配信”. Livedoor (2009年11月9日). 2012年7月9日時点のオリジナルよりアーカイブ。2010年5月2日閲覧。
^ジャパニーズソウルの女王として圧倒的歌唱力を誇るシンガー MISIAと、日本のロックを牽引する最高のギタリスト 布袋寅泰による書き下ろし主題歌「Back In Love Again（feat.布袋寅泰）」は、堺雅人演じる右衛門佐（えもんのすけ）と菅野美穂演じる綱吉による"二人の永遠の愛"を表現。 (Ubiquity translation: Misia, the Queen of Japanese Soul known for her powerhouse vocals, and Japan's leading rock guitarist Tomoyasu Hotei wrote the theme song "Back In Love Again" to express the "eternal love" between Masato Sakai's Emonnosuke and Miho Kanno's Tsunayoshi.)“MISIA×布袋寅泰 映画『大奥』主題歌で夢のコラボ実現”. Billboard Japan (2012年9月12日). 2012年9月23日閲覧。
^"Since her debut at age nine, she was the queen of Japanese pop music", at “The East”, East Publications (University of Virginia) 25-25: p. 57, (1989)
^Known as the queen of Japanese pop music... The Japan Foundation newsletter, 17–21, The Japan Foundation, (1989), p. 6
^ ab"Rudy Ray Moore has been called the Godfather of Rap (a title that has also been used to describe sociopolitical soulster Gil Scott-Heron)." in Bogdanov, Vladimir; Chris Woodstra, John Bush, Stephen Thomas Erlewine (2003), All Music Guide to Soul: The Definitive Guide to R&B and Soul, Backbeat Books, p. 482, ISBN978-0-87930-744-8
^"This record was a collaboration between Philip Oakey, the big-voiced lead singer of the techno-pop band the Human League, and Giorgio Moroder, the Italian-born father of disco who spent the '80s writing synth-based pop and film music." Evan Cater. “Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder: Overview”. AllMusic. 2009年12月21日閲覧。
^Edward L. Davis (2008), Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture, Taylor & Francis, p. 567, ISBN041577716X, "Anita Mui, frequently referred to as the 'Madonna of Asia', was also active in movies, like most Hong Kong pop stars"
^Magrini, Tullia (2003). “The Tearful Public Sphere: Turkey's "Sun of Art," Zeki Müren”. Music and gender: perspectives from the Mediterranean. University of Chicago Press. ISBN978-0-226-50165-9.
^"...with Rolling Stone magazine dubbing Nicks, 'The Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll'", in Brackett, Donald (2007), Fleetwood Mac: 40 Years of Creative Chaos, Greenwood Publishing Group, p. 159, ISBN978-0-275-99338-2
^“Plucking the Same Old Strings”. Hindustan Times (2009年2月6日). 2012年7月17日時点のオリジナル[リンク切れ]よりアーカイブ。2017年6月19日閲覧。 “Take Edge of Seventeen, the elegy for John Lennon which launched the solo career of Stevie Nicks, queen of rock and roll and former better half of Fleetwood Mac.”
^"Odetta, who has died of kidney failure aged 77, received many honours during her life, most notably from Martin Luther King, who called her 'the queen of American folk music', and the then US president Bill Clinton, who in 1999 awarded her the National Medal of the Arts and Humanities. She had been due to sing at Barack Obama's inauguration in January." in “Queen of folk led way for female solo singers”, The Irish Times: 14, (2008-12-06)
^T. Kernodle, H. Maxille and E. G. Price III, eds, Encyclopedia of African American Music (Greenwood, 2010), ISBN 978-0-313-34199-1, p. 126.
^"His North American breakthrough came in 1972, when he sang the role of Tonio in Donizetti's Daughter of the Regiment at New York's Metropolitan Opera. In his big number, "Pour mon ame", he had to sing nine high C's, a feat that virtually every tenor pulls off by singing falsetto. Not Pavarotti. ... He was from then on known as 'The King of the High C's'." Enman, Charles (2007年9月7日). “The King of the High C's”. Ottawa Citizen. 2012年6月27日時点のオリジナルよりアーカイブ。2009年4月5日閲覧。
^"But somewhere between his last album, "Naughty Little Doggie", and his latest one, "Avenue B", the godfather of punk turned 50...", in Christman, Ed (1999-08-07), “Iggy Pop opens a 'window into the soul' on Virgin's contemplative 'Avenue B'”, Billboard111: 14, ISSN0006-2510
^"Looking remarkably healthy for a man who nurtured a world-class drug habit for many years, the "Godfather of Punk" Iggy Pop is set to close the Other Stage on Saturday night." in “Godfather of punk still has lust for life”, Western Daily Press: 30, (2007-06-05)
^F. García, David (2006). Arsenio Rodríguez and the Transnational Flows of Latin Popular Music. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press. p. 77.
^"His original status as the King of Rock and Roll has never been seriously challenged, and he's remained a bottomless source of inspiration for the generations of rock and rollers who've taken up the cause in the decades since that July night in Memphis". Schinder, Scott (2008), Icons of Rock: An Encyclopedia of the Legends who Changed Music Forever, Greenwood Publishing Group, p. 2, ISBN978-0-313-33846-5
^"It was only a matter of time before |the Princess of Rock 'n' Roll decided to rely on her royal bloodline and make a music career", in Gumbrecht, Jamie (2003-07-24), “5 Questions For... Lisa Marie Presley”, The Atlanta Journal- Constitution: 35, ISSN1539-7459
^"Rave fave Rozalla has a Plymouth date. The Zambian-born singer, who has seven top 30 hits to her name, plays Zeros on Saturday, October 3. She enjoyed her biggest hits with Everybody's Free (number six) and Faith (11) in 1991. Her album, with the same title as the top 10 single, earned her the tag the Queen of Rave", in “'Queen of Rave' at Zeros”, The Herald, (September 22, 2009)
^McIver, Joel (2002). “It's their fault...the people who made it happen”. Nu-metal: The Next Generation of Rock & Punk. Omnibus Press. pp. 16–23. ISBN0-7119-9209-6.
^"(in Portuguese)...Britney Spears e a boyband N'Sync até que se esforçaram, mas quem realmente brilhou na noite 'pop' da terceira edição do Rock In Rio foram os brasileiros Sandy & Junior. Ao contrário da norte-americana, Sandy, que vendeu 2 milhões de cópias com o álbum As Quatro Estações e é considerada a 'princesa da música pop nacional', não recorreu ao playback e continuou executando coreografias mirabolantes enquanto cantava ao vivo". A noite do pop – Renato Essinger, Folha de S. Paulo, 19 de janeiro de 2001 p. 23. Caderno Entretenimento – http://www.acervo.folha.com.br/fsp/2001/
^"'He is the most imitated, most listened to, most recognized, voice of the second half of the twentieth century,' the New York disk jockey William B. Williams said in the fifties, tagging him forever with the epithet Chairman of the Board", in J. Lahr, Show and Tell: New Yorker Profiles (University of California Press, 2002), p. 52.
^Morris, Chris (May 30, 1998). “Remembering the Voice”. Billboard110 (22): 21.
^"Nina Simone (Eunice Waymon), who long shared the title 'Queen of Soul' with Aretha Franklin", in M. Ellison, Extensions of the Blues (J. Calder, 1989), ISBN 0714537179, p. 94.
^ ab"Bessie Smith became the 'Empress of the Blues' based on her strong vocal abilities...When Nina Simone 'the High Priestess of Soul' performed at the Academy" in M. E. Bratcher, Words and songs of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone: sound motion, blues spirit, and African memory: Studies in African American history and culture (Routledge, 2007), p. 2.
^Joe S. Harrington, Sonic Cool: The Life & Death of Rock 'n' Roll (Hal Leonard Corporation, 2002), ISBN 0634028618, p. 262.
^“SACC showcase: Dato' Siti Nurhaliza and Krisdayanti”. New Straits Times (2010年4月10日). 2013年1月7日閲覧。 “"Dato' Siti Nurhaliza is a multiple-award winning Malaysian pop singer-songwriter who has garnered more than 100 local awards. Known as the Voice of Asia, Siti has recorded more than 30 albums including singles. She is also known to have the most number one singles than any other artist in Malaysia."”
^Often referred to in interviews, cover stories and promotional material as the new 'princess of pop' Susan Hopkins (2002), Girl Heroes: The New Force In Popular Culture, University of Michigan Press, p. 60
^"Spears proved to audiences universally that she was, like Madonna in her heyday, the new publicly appointed 'Queen of Pop'", in Martin Charles Strong; John Peel (2004), The Great Rock Discography, Canongate Books, pp. 1,423, ISBN978-1-84195-615-2
^"Initially a cult figure, by 1985, 'The Boss', as he became known to his fans, was the world's most successful white rock star since Elvis." in Shuker, Roy (2001), Understanding Popular Music, Routledge, p. 123, ISBN978-0-415-23509-9
^"Irma Thomas was then a young vocalist with a nice smile who would be known for the next thirty years as the Soul Queen of New Orleans" in Widmer, Mary Lou (2000), New Orleans in the Sixties, Pelican Publishing Company, p. 86, ISBN978-1-58980-620-7
^"Prince of Pop Justin Timberlake strolls into town this week for three incredible dates at the SECC as part of his 2007 FutureSex/ Love Show – and you can be there, courtesy of our friends at Sony Ericsson and Vodafone." in Goodwin, Clayton (2007-05-02), “Win The last tickets to see Justin”, Daily Record: 15
^"Rencenty the Godfather of Punk has been more forthcoming about his spiritual beliefs" in G. Giuliano, Behind Blue Eyes: The Life of Pete Townshend (Cooper Square Press, 2002), ISBN 1461731968, p. 268.
^"...line for a cure from the local miracle worker, or to a Gloria Trevi rock concert to hear the scandalous Mexican Madonna's" in Carlos Monsivìs: Culture and Chronicle in Contemporary Mexico (University of Arizona Press, 2001)
^“Top 10 Shania Twain Songs”. 2014年9月10日閲覧。 “The Canadian country-pop queen reigned the airwaves in the mid-to-late-’90s, blasting out woman-empowering anthems and sensitive ballads that consistently climbed the charts and left fans wanting more.”
^“Shania Twain ‘Looking at Dates’ for Tour” (July 9, 2014). 2014年9月10日閲覧。 “The singer — dubbed Queen of Country-Pop and a Caesars Palace staple for years now — has made some exciting progress in the touring and new music realm.”
^John Farley, Christopher (September 15, 2001). “Diva on Campus”. Time: pp. Splash. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1000787-1,00.html2011年7月11日閲覧. "She's virtually unknown in the U.S., but Hikaru, 18, is Japan's biggest pop star. The Japanese media sing her praises: (...) THE DIVA OF THE HEISEI PERIOD! The Japanese public devours her music: her debut CD, First Love (1999), sold more than 9.5 million copies, making it the best-selling album in Japanese history."
^"In 1952, Kitty Wells was named the Queen Of Country Music by Fred Rose..." in Larkin, Colin (1992), The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music, p. 2662, ISBN1-882267-00-1
^"A crown, presented to the singer in 1973, is among the costumes, awards, mementos and other artefacts now on display in 'Kitty Wells, Queen of Country Music', a career-spanning biographical exhibit at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum running through next June." in Mazor, Barry (2008-10-01), “Music: The Queen of Country Music Holds Court”, The Wall Street Journal: D.9, ISSN0099-9660
^Y. Bynoe, Stand and deliver: political activism, leadership, and hip hop culture (Soft Skull Press, 2004), p. 155.
^"Jackie Wilson, Jackie (Jack Leroy Wilson, "Mr. Excitement") (1934–1984)" in S. Otfinoski, African Americans in the Performing Arts A to Z of African Americans (Infobase Publishing, 2010), ISBN 143812855X, p. 253.
^John Bush. “Xuxa – Music Biography, Credits and Discography: AllMusic”. AllMusic. 2013-10-14閲覧。 “For the past three decades she has been known in Brazil as Children's Queen and has sold more than 30 million albums in the country all alone. In the early 1990s her fame crossed her country's borders and Xuxa became famous in all of Latin America and later she was invited to come to the US to present her own TV series, but it was recorded and the show lasted only one season consisting of 65 episodes. [Xuxa (TV Series)]”
^"It had already been noted that Neil Young was an important influence on grunge musicians, and in the mid-1990s it became common to see Neil Young described as 'the godfather of grunge'", in Echard, William (2005), Neil Young and the Poetics of Energy, Indiana University Press, p. 43, ISBN978-0-253-21768-4
^"...signature rifts, and it becomes clear why Aerosmith has been tagged 'America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band.' Few bands on the globe—forget just the United States—have accomplished what Aerosmith have. The band has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide and has won countless awards, including three Grammys. And, with a few exceptions, Aerosmith has delivered on its promise: to make music that strikes the listener in the heart, feet, soul and groin." in Walker, Don (1998-08-15), “Rock This Way: A Brief History of Roads Taken”, Billbaord110 (33): 20, ISSN0006-2510
^Whatever there is to say now about Aerosmith, the long-lasting, hard-rocking quintet that has often been billed or hyped as America's greatest rock and roll band, it could've been said two decades ago. Mieses, Stanley (1997-08-09), “Still Walking the Walk, Leading the Way”, Newsday: B.05
^"In a linoleum hallway in the Seoul stadium, stacks of rice bags festooned with ribbons and signs boasting how many kilograms each club purchased (100 kg, 500 kg, 1,000 kg) were lined up like shrines to the K-pop gods that were about to go on stage: T.O.P., G-Dragon, etc. Big Bang is one of the biggest acts on the K-pop roster. For their first show in months, 12.7 tons of rice were donated from 50 fan clubs around the world." in Mahr, Krista (2012-03-07), “South Korea’s Greatest Export: How K-Pop’s Rocking the World”, The Times
^ ab"The Five Stairsteps were 'The First Family of Soul'. A title bestowed upon the Chicago-based teenaged group in part because of their astounding five-year run of hits, which included the 1970 million-selling single "O-o-h Child." 'The First Family...' title was later adapted by The Jackson 5. Hogan, Ed, The Five Stairsteps, AllMusic
^Calloway, Earl (1998-08-22), “Five Stairsteps remembered on ultimate Regal stage revue”, Chicago DefenderXCVI (166): 15, ISSN0745-7014, "The Stairsteps were tremendous R&B stars and were critically acclaimed as the 'First Family of Soul'."
^"For one quick breath, the old R.E.M. extended family came together in a show of support. It is fitting that this update edition ends with the departure of Holt and Barry. It's the end of the world as we know it, and the end of an era for the band who in its lifespan has come to be known as America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band", in Sullivan, Denise (1998), R.E.M.: Talk About the Passion : An Oral History, Da Capo Press, p. xxiii, ISBN978-0-306-80857-9
^"Ask their fans, or the band themselves, and they’ll tell you KISS is "the hottest band in the world," the catchphrase that opens many of their iconic live albums," in “Frequently Asked Questions: KISS”. radio.com (2014-03-11). 2014-03-12閲覧。
^"It's amazing that the biggest band in the world has so much integrity and passion in its music." in “100 greatest artists of all time”. Rolling Stone (2010年12月2日). 2015-07-13閲覧。