Zdvorilostné prezývky v populárnej hudbe sú tituly, ktoré sa zväčša používajú v médiách. Často vyjadrujú náboženské, inokedy príbuzenské, ale najčastejšie majú charakter šľachtických titulov. Médiá ich radi používajú a sú dôležité a akceptované aj majoritnou časťou ich umeleckých kolegov a fanúšikov.
Zdvorilostné prezývky (tituly) nie sú ničím novým. Boli bežne používané už v európskej klasickej hudbe už začiatku 19. storočia, kedy napríklad Mozart bol označený za „otca modernej hudby“ a Bach mal titul „otca modernej klavírnej hudby“. Takéto tituly objavovali v USA aj v afroamerickej kultúre v období po konci občianskej vojny, kedy sa použili aby udelili výnimočného štatútu otrokov. V umeleckej sfére to boli tí, ktorých sa niektorí stali zakladatelia rannej džezovej a bluesovej hudobnej scény. K nim neskôr patrili napríklad Duke Ellington, či Count Basie. Aj jednotlivé krajiny oslavujú staršie a zaslúžilé osobnosti podobnými prívlastkami s tým, že k ním pridávajú aj názov krajiny. V Česko-slovensku sú to napríklad Marika Gombitová - „kráľovná slovenskej populárnej hudby“ a Hana Hegerová „kráľovná česko-slovenského šansónu“.
Zdvorilostné tituly sa používajú na pomenovanie vedúcich osobností vo viacerých sférach. Nejde len o kultúrne celebrity, ale aj vedúce postavy z oblasti priemyslu, obchodu, športy, či mediálnej scény. Označenie za „otcov“, či „matky“ sú dávané inovátorom, kráľovské tituly, „kráľ“, či „kráľovná“ sú dávané tým, ktorí vo svojej brandži dominujú.
V 30. a 40. rokoch 20. storočia, potom ako postupne získaval popularitu džez a swing úspechy v týchto žánroch slávili umelci bielej pleti ako Paul Whiteman a Benny Goodman, ktorí boli známi jeden ako „Kráľ džezu“, druhý ako „Kráľ swingu“. Bolo to napriek tomu, že tieto žánre majú svoje korene v afroamerickej kultúre. Takéto základné označenia prevzali aj potom, ako sa začal v 50. rokoch predierať do popredia záujmu rokenrol. Verejnosť vtedy hľadala a označovala niekoľko „kráľov rokenrolu“, z ktorých sa stal najpríznačnejším nositeľom titulu Elvis Presley. Bolo to vnímané aj ako súčasť procesu, počas ktorého sa hudba, ktorá mala korene v kultúre privezených afrických otrokov, dostala do povedomia obecenstva bielej pleti. Pre ďalších lídrov žánru sa pridávali iné prezývky. Napríklad v 90. rokoch bol Little Richard označený za „architekta rokenrolu“, no vlastníkom takéhoto titulu je napríklad aj aj iná dôležitá osobnosť, ktorou je priekopník tvorby elektrických gitár, Les Paul.
Zdvorilostné označenia sú často súčasťou príležitostných marketingových procesov a sú len výsledkom priebežných novinových, či fanúšikovských odoziev na aktuálny stav. Takéto vyhlásenia bývajú verejne napádané rôznymi umelcami a nie je výnimkou, že ich aj sami označovaní umelci popierajú. Niektoré zdvorilostné prezývky (tituly) sú verejnosťou bežne rešpektované a identifikované len s konkrétnymi osobnosťami.
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↑ abcdefg"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.
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↑"It is three years since she dissolved Destiny's Child after three albums and a run of award-winning hymns to womanly empowerment such as Survivor and Independent Woman; six since her duet with the Brooklyn rap demigod Jay-Z served notice to the world that America's foremost hip-hop star and its emerging queen of R&B were an item." in PAPHIDES, Pete. Shy big sister by day ... wild girl by night. The Times, 2008-11-14, s. 2. ISSN01400460.
↑With four Mobo nominations, Beyonce is the undisputed queen of R&B. SIMPSON, Eva; HEDLEY, Caroline. 3AM: Mo contest for Beyonce. The Daily Mirror, 2006-08-16, s. 16.
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↑"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, 2008-02-15, s. 2.
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↑"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. Ruth Brown: The Original Queen of r&b. New Nation, 2008-04-07, s. 22. ISSN13657496.
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↑"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 CANDELARIA, Cordelia; PETER J. GARCÍA. Encyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture [online]. Greenwood Publishing Group. S. 822. ISBN 978-0-313-33211-1.
↑ 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. Divafication: The Deification of Modern Female Pop Stars. Popular Music and Society, 2001, roč. 25, čís. 3/4. ISSN03007766.
↑"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 Scope, roč. 50, čís. 1, s. 16. ISSN00366412.
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↑"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
↑"Affectionately referred to as the 'Godfather of Brit pop,' Davies is co-founder, lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the Kinks, one of the most long-lived and influential rock groups of the 1960s British Invasion", in Ray Davies To Be Honored as BMI Icon at Annual London Awards October 3 [online]. Broadcast Music, Inc., 2006-08-08, [cit. 2009-01-22]. Dostupné online.
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↑"Not only has he sold more albums than anyone in the Middle East, but over the past two decades Diab has forged a unique and exciting dance style of music that has lent him an honorary title as 'Father of Mediterranean Music.'" in Sounds of the Middle East, Minnesota provide options for listeners [online]. The DePauw, 2009-10-06. Dostupné online.
↑"The Arab world's most successful recording artist, Father of Mediterranean Music, movie star extraordinaire, dedicated family man or simply the King of Arab Pop are all titles Amr Diab has picked up over the years." in CRANE, Kelly. Egyptian superstar Amr Diab is set to rock Dubai. Gulf News, 2010-04-22. Dostupné online [cit. 2013-05-14].
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↑"Already, the Streisand duet has become a network news story in Canada (where, in Quebec, Dion is known as 'Queen Celine')" in Celine Dion's 550 set packs superstar punch. Billboard, 1997-11-01, s. 98. Dostupné online [cit. 2013-02-23]. ISSN0006-2510.
↑"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. Fireworks; Celine Dion Joins Countries Lighting Up the Sky. The Gazette, 2010-05-28, s. 14. ISSN03841294.
↑"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. Walk-Don't Run - The Story of The Ventures. [s.l.] : Lulu, 2009. ISBN 978-0-557-04051-3. S. 211.
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↑"Missy Elliott, the first lady of hip-hop, grew up in Virginia Beach and has recorded and produced there periodically since her star rose." in DALEY, Dan. Recording The Neptunes - Greetings From Virginia Beach [online]. SoundOnSound.com, July 2005, [cit. 2013-06-03]. Dostupné online.
↑"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. Eminem: The Stories Behind Every Song. [s.l.] : Thunder's Mouth Press, 2006. ISBN 1-56025-946-9. S. 230.
↑"As we patiently wait for any kind of music from O.G. hip-hop goddess, Missy Elliott, even her remixing a song makes us break out the twerkin’ pants", in [New Music] Hip-Hop Queen Missy Elliott Remixes Katy Perry’s 'Last Friday Night' (T.G.I.F) [online]. CBS Local, August 8, 2011, [cit. 2013-02-22]. Dostupné online.
↑"Missy Elliott brings people together. A couple of weeks ago, Odd Future rapper Tyler, The Creator tweeted the hip-hop goddess' praises: 'Missy Is The Fucking Shit And Should Get More Credit. I Wish She Was Out Making Music Man, Her And Gwen. Da Shit Ayee.'" in HOGAN, Marc. Missy Elliott, Lil Wayne Hop on Busta Rhymes' 'Why Stop Now' Remix [online]. February 16, 2012, [cit. 2013-02-22]. Dostupné online.
↑"[[[Little Mix]]] confirmed that they enlisted the help of hip-hop heavyweight Missy Elliott on the remix of their DNA single, 'How Ya Doin'?'" in VENA, Jocelyn. Little Mix Lock Down Hip-Hop With Missy Elliott Remix [online]. MTV.com, March 25, 2013, [cit. 2013-09-13]. Dostupné online.
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↑"Just two albums down, Missy "Misdemeanour" Elliot is riding a fine line between hip-hop heavyweight and pop princess. She's already proved she can do both - on debut album Supa Dupa Fly - and a lot more besides, having also moonlighted in the studio for the likes of Whitney Houston and Janet Jackson." in BAILLIE, Russell. Missy Elliott: Da Real World. NZ Herald News (nzhearald.co.nz), 1999-08-07. Dostupné online [cit. 2013-11-08].
↑"After his hugely successful 'One of a Kind' world tour this past year, [G-Dragon] has recently announced the release of his third solo record, Coup D'Etat, which will have a feature from hip-hop heavyweight, Missy Elliott." in ORTIZ, Kristine. Countdown to KCON 2013 [online]. audreymagazine.com, August 21, 2013, [cit. 2013-11-08]. Dostupné online.
↑"With her new album, you'll be rocking too, especially with this track which bangs with hip-hop heavyweight Missy Elliott and R&B sex symbol Kelly Rowland." in OXFORD, Derek. VIDEO: Fantasia feat. Missy Elliot + Kelly Rowland 'Without Me' [online]. DropoutUK.com, July 4, 2013, [cit. 2013-11-08]. Dostupné online.
↑"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. 'N Sync with Justin. [s.l.] : Simon & Schuster, 1999. ISBN 9780671032760. S. 74.
↑"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. We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The True, Tough Story of Women in Rock. [s.l.] : Grove Press, 2001. ISBN 0-8021-3899-3. S. 253.
↑"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. Icons of Hip Hop: An Encyclopedia of the Movement, Music, and Culture. [s.l.] : Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007. ISBN 978-0-313-33904-2. S. 503.
↑"She's the unrivalled queen of rap and the first black music mogul, so it's no surprise that Missy Elliott has a reputation as the diva you cross at your peril." in BAKER, Lindsay. Scary? Missy Elliott? [online]. London : Guardian.co.uk, October 31, 2003, [cit. 2013-02-22]. Dostupné online.
↑"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. The Embodiment of Disobedience: Fat Black Women's Unruly Political Bodies. [s.l.] : Lexington Books, 2006. ISBN 0-7391-1487-5. S. 100.
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↑"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. The history of Texas music. [s.l.] : Texas A&M University Press, 2008. ISBN 978-1-60344-002-8. S. 52.
↑"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, 2004-12-06, s. 1.
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↑"She is also known as 'Sister Ree,' 'Lady Soul' 'La Diva Franklin,' and 'The Queen of Soul'," in BEGO, Mark. Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul. [s.l.] : Da Capo Press, 2001. ISBN 978-0-306-80935-4. S. 6.
↑ 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. Blue Monday: Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock 'n' Roll. [s.l.] : Da Capo Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-306-81531-7. S. xvii.
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↑"The King of KPOP" G-Dragon Ascended to His Throne with 2-day Solo Concert "G-DRAGON 2013 WORLD TOUR: ONE OF A KIND in HONG KONG" [online]. Kavenyou, May 20, 2013, [cit. 2015-05-31]. Dostupné online.
↑Kathleen Lee Joe. K-pop's growing fashion industry influence [online]. Daily Life, September 4, 2014, [cit. 2015-05-31]. Dostupné online.
↑Rebecca Lowthorpe. K-pop's growing fashion industry influence [online]. Elle UK, May 5, 2015, [cit. 2015-05-31]. Dostupné online.
↑Rebecca Sun. K-Pop Star G-Dragon on His Growing Global Influence: 'I Didn't Realize How Famous I Was' [online]. The Hollywood Reporter, January 29, 2014, [cit. 2015-05-31]. Dostupné online.
↑Nancy Lee. Big Bang’s G-Dragon and SNSD’s Jessica Selected Fashion King and Queen [online]. MWave, April 1, 2013, [cit. 2015-05-31]. Dostupné online.
↑"Known as the king of Latin pop, Gabriel also has sold more than 35 million albums worldwide." in RYON, Ruth. Latin Pop King Quitting Castle [online]. Los Angeles Times, 2000-03-26. S. 1.
↑"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.
↑Queen of African music Muma Gee wedding slated for November 18th, 2011 [online]. Nigeriafilms, September 6, 2011, [cit. 2014-05-01]. Dostupné online.
↑Dumaual, Miguel. Sarah Geronimo marks first decade as 'Pop Star Princess'. ABS-CBN News, 1 March 2013. Dostupné online [cit. 2013-12-22].
↑ČIŽMÁRIKOVÁ, Zuzana. Marika Gombitová Has No Nominating Bid for the Slávik Awards After Years [online]. PEREX, a. s, 2009-11-20, [cit. 2015-05-01]. Dostupné online. (Slovak)
↑"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. Jazz: The First 100 Years. [s.l.] : Thomson Wadsworth, 2006. ISBN 978-0-534-62804-8. S. 138.
↑ Vern Gosdin, a Singer-Songwriter in Country Music, Dies at 74. The New York Times, 2009-04-30. Dostupné online.
↑"When Amy Grant and Vince Gill sang a duet for her 1994 album House of Love, he was the king of country and she was the queen of Christian pop", in Interview With Amy Grant and Vince Gill [online]. ABC News, 27 November 2010, [cit. 2008-03-07]. Dostupné online.
↑Laura Brounstein. In Perfect Harmony: Amy Grant & Vince Gill [online]. Ladies' Home Journal, November 2006, [cit. 2009-03-07]. Dostupné online.
↑Nina Hagen - Gott lebt! Punk ist tot? [online]. Thegap.at, 2010-06-30, [cit. 2015-05-08]. Dostupné online.
↑TAKEUCHI CULLEN, Lisa. Empress of Pop [online]. Time, 2002-03-25, [cit. 2008-01-24]. S. Splash. Dostupné online.
↑VESELÁ, Zuzana. Kráľovná československého šansónu má v srdci mlynské koleso [online]. FF company, 2010-12-11, [cit. 2014-10-27]. Dostupné online. (Slovak)
↑"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, 2005-03-15, s. 1.
↑Congressional Record - 108th Congress (2003-2004) [online]. June 4, 2003, [cit. 2014-11-19]. Dostupné online.
↑Sonic Cinema: Paying Tribute to the Godfather of New Mexico Music [online]. March 5, 2014, [cit. 2014-11-19]. Dostupné online.
↑ALBUM REVIEW: Cher, "Closer to the Truth" - The Boston Globe [online]. bostonglobe.com, [cit. 2015-08-10]. Dostupné online.
↑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. Cher. New York Daily News, 2010-11-21, s. 5.
↑Cher, 64, makes a statement in a see-through top and slashed leggings [online]. London : dailymail.co.uk, 2010-11-12, [cit. 2010-11-12]. Dostupné online.
↑"Cher - singer, Oscar-winning actress and campaigner -is the original queen of reinvention, an expert at re-creating herself." in LEE, Vinny. Turning back time. The Times, 2006-09-02, s. 73. ISSN01400460.
↑Bowing out, if not exactly gracefully, Cher, that surgically enhanced queen of reinvention, last week brought her farewell tour to Glasgow. SWEET, Lucy. Cher's so long farewell. The Sunday Times, 2004-05-16, s. 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. Jacky, oh!. New Straits Times, 2002-11-09, s. 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. 5 Chinese Acts Using The Games To Boost Their Profile. Billboard, 2008-08-09, s. 28. ISSN00062510.
↑King of Latin Pop Enrique Iglesias announces İstanbul concert [online]. . Dostupné online.
↑"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. Janet: At the crossroads. Ebony, November 2000, s. 180. ISSN00129011.
↑"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. Slow riffs, fast riffs, midriffs. The Independent, 1996-04-21, s. 26. ISSN09519467.
↑"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. Dammit Janet!. Mail & Guardian, 1998-11-20. Dostupné online [cit. 2011-04-19].
↑J. Wallenfeldt, Black American Biographies: The Journey of Achievement (Rosen, 2010), ISBN 1615301372, p. 320.
↑"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.. Michael Jackson, the King of Pop: The Big Picture: the Music! the Man! the Legend! the Interviews: an Anthology. [s.l.] : Amber Books Publishing, 2005. ISBN 978-0-9749779-0-4. S. 3.
↑D. Dicaire, Blues Singers: Biographies of 50 Legendary Artists of the Early 20th Century (Mcfarland, 1999), ISBN 978-0-7864-0606-7, pp. 140 and 143.
↑R. Fulton. Joan Jett can see similarities with biopic alter ego Kristen Stewart as she advises Twilight star on dealing with fame [online]. The Daily Record, 5 September 2010, [cit. 2011-03-04]. Dostupné online.
↑"...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.
↑"Janis Joplin found hers in Texas and left for the West Coast, there to become queen of rock and roll." in MCNALLY, Dennis. Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac, the Beat Generation, and America. [s.l.] : Da Capo Press, 2003. ISBN 978-0-306-81222-4. S. 316.
↑...Janis Joplin, the nation's reigning queen of rock 'n' roll. JACKSON, Buzzy. A bad woman feeling good. [s.l.] : W. W. Norton & Company, 2005. ISBN 978-0-393-05936-6. S. 81.
↑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.. Pittsburgh Jazz. [s.l.] : Arcadia Publishing, 2007. ISBN 978-0-7385-4980-4. S. 95.
↑"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. 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, 2007-11-22, s. D.11.
↑Danielle Canada. R. Kelly [online]. Jet Magazine, 1998-12-28, [cit. 2012-01-26]. Dostupné online.
↑HOLDEN, Stephen. Pop Briefs. The New York Times, 1995-12-17. Dostupné online [cit. 2012-01-26].
↑"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 Superwoman Keys Earns Title Of R&B Queen. Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2008-09-22, s. C.3. ISSN0745970X.
↑"In the past five years, Western music critics have reached into their grab bag to label him the 'Algerian Elvis' and the 'poster boy for the modern form of Algerian desert blues'. In the decade before that, he was known as Cheb Khaled (cheb means "young man" in Algeria's Arabic dialect) or, more simply, the 'King of Rai'", in CURIEL, Jonathan. The 'King of Rai' Seeks a New Name [online]. San Francisco Chronicle, 2005-07-10. Dostupné online.
↑"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. B.B. King: King of the Blues. [s.l.] : Holloway House Publishing, 1998. ISBN 978-0-87067-792-2. S. 60.
↑"Inevitably called 'King of the Blues', BB King is today probably the most commercially successful blues singer with black audiences." in OAKLEY, Giles. The Devil's Music: A History of the Blues. [s.l.] : Da Capo Press, 1997. ISBN 978-0-306-80743-5. S. 228.
↑"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 [online]. Vietnam Breaking News, 2014. Dostupné online.
↑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. Knight on a Mission: Georgia's Soul Superstar Has New Orleans on Her Mind. New York Daily News, 2010-09-26, s. 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. Review: Pop: Gladys Knight Manchester Arena 4/5. The Guardian, 2009-10-09, s. 44. ISSN02613077.
↑"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 [online]. allmusic.co.uk, [cit. 2012-07-02]. Dostupné online.
↑"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 [online]. bc magazine, [cit. 2010-01-03]. Dostupné online.
↑"After scoring four number ones with her debut album, Gaga was lauded as the new queen of pop with the industry queuing to lay accolades at her feet" in TOPPING, Alexandra. Brit awards: Lily Allen carries the flag but Lady Gaga wins 'battle of the babes' [online]. London : 2010-02-16, [cit. 2010-04-07]. Dostupné online.
↑"Lady Gaga -- real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta -- has, over the course of a few scant years, scaled to pop heights not witnessed since the glory days of Madonna (and we're not just talking about those 10-inch Alexander McQueen heels). Not a week goes by that she's not in the news for something or other. Her Lollapalooza turn this past weekend confirmed her stature, as if there were any doubt, as America's new Queen of Pop", in Randall Roberts. Lady Gaga at Staples Center: The numbers behind the music [online]. 2010-08-11, [cit. 2010-08-18]. Dostupné online.
↑"After scoring four number ones with her debut album, Gaga was lauded as the new queen of pop with the industry queuing to lay accolades at her feet" in MOLLANPHY, Chris. Introducing the Queen of Pop. Rolling Stone, 2011-06-29. Dostupné online [cit. 2014-02-24].
↑James Last, the last king of easy listening - Livemint [online]. livemint.com, [cit. 2015-08-10]. Dostupné online.
↑Pop rock princess Avril Lavigne at Foxwoods - Connecticut Post [online]. m.ctpost.com, [cit. 2015-08-10]. Dostupné online.
↑CRISTINA EVERETT, Monday, January 16, 2012. The punk rock princess and the reality TV hunk have called it quits on their nearly two-year romance [online]. New York : Articles.nydailynews.com, 2012-01-16, [cit. 2012-07-04]. Dostupné online.
↑Avril Lavigne Continues Her Punk Rock Princess Persona [online]. Patpoh.fooyoh.com, 2012-03-15, [cit. 2012-07-04]. Dostupné online.
↑Pint-sized ‘punk rock’ princess Avril Lavigne turns a year older on September 27. But, after watching her go from pop-punk-teenager in ‘Sk8er Boi’ to punk-princess with ‘Girlfriend’ [online]. Planetradiocity.com, [cit. 2012-07-04]. Dostupné online.
↑"She is the acclaimed Princess of the South, the original Candy Girl before she even became an adolescent teen. All across the nation Lil Brianna has been imprinting her name all over the industry." in Lil Brianna [online]. 24HourHipHop.com, August 1, 2007, [cit. 2013-03-30]. Dostupné online.
↑"The power of this self-appointed 'Godmother of Hip-Hop and R&B' may take some by surprise; while many artists spin tales of their hard-knock childhoods, Lil' Mo's family was often called the 'fake Cosbys.'" in R&B Divas: LA Announces Cast [online]. tvOne.tv, April 5, 2013, [cit. 2013-08-13]. Dostupné online.
↑"R&B singer/songwriter Lil Mo, affectionately known as the Godmother of Hip-Hop and R&B, will release her anticipated third CD, Pain and Paper on August 28th, via her own Honeychild Inc., distributed by Koch Entertainment." in News | R&B Singer Lil Mo to Release Her New CD 'Pain and Paper' on August 28th | Singersroom [online]. Singersroom.com, July 12, 2007, [cit. 2013-08-13]. Dostupné online.
↑"'Superwoman' singer Lil Mo was crowned 'Queen of Shade' by Power 105 hosts on her recent visit to the controversial radio series." in J. SMITH, Panama. Power 105 crowns Lil Mo as the Queen of Shade [online]. PersonaMagazine.net, May 6, 2013, [cit. 2013-08-13]. Dostupné online.
↑Latin Hip-Hop Legend Lisa Lisa Fights Breast Cancer With Mama Luke [online]. VIBE, March 15, 2012. Dostupné online.
↑"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.... Jet, 2006-07-10, s. 59. ISSN00215996.
↑CARPENTER, Bil. Uncloudy days: the Gospel Music encyclopedia. [s.l.] : Hal Leonard, 2005. ISBN 978-0-87930-841-4. S. 253.
↑Australia celebrates 30 years of Eurovision on their screens | esctoday.com | your daily eurovision centre [online]. esctoday.com, 2013-05-02, [cit. 2013-07-02]. Dostupné online.
↑ 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. Who is the queen of country? [online]. 2008-08-07. S. 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 [online]. 2008-03-13. S. D.5.
↑ The forces' sweetheart. BBC News, 1999-09-02. Dostupné online [cit. 2013-12-01].
↑THORPE, Vanessa. At 92, forces' sweetheart Vera Lynn tells her life story. The Guardian (London), 2009-02-15. Dostupné online [cit. 2013-12-01].
↑"Madonna, called the Princess of Pop" in Celebrity Beat. Jet, 1985-10-21, s. 53. ISSN00215996.
↑"...the so-called Queen of Pop eludes both followers and critics by shifting her image..." in R. Gairola, "Re-worldling the Oriental: Critical Perspectives on Madonna as Geisha" in S. Fouz-Hernández and F. Jarman-Ivens, eds, Madonna's drowned worlds: new approaches to her cultural transformations, 1983–2003 (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2004), p. 104.
↑"The queen of reinvention has achieved the seemingly impossible yet again", in Spotlights: Singles. Billboard, 2005-10-29, s. 69. ISSN00062510.
↑"The queen of reinvention, Madonna, even named her 2004 world tour Reinvention", in GALLO, Carmine. 10 Simple Secrets of the World's Greatest Business Communicators. [s.l.] : Sourcebooks, 2006. ISBN 978-1-4022-0696-2. S. 204.
↑ ab"Teena Marie, born Mary Christine Brockert but also known as Lady T and the Ivory Queen of Soul, was found dead Dec. 26 at 54," in Alexandra Silver. Teena Marie. TIME, 2011-01-10. Dostupné online [cit. 2011-01-26].
↑"Reggae’s Mellow King, Defined by a Legacy He Couldn’t Outrun", in HOLDEN, Stephen. Reggae’s Mellow King, Defined by a Legacy He Couldn’t Outrun. New York Times, 2012-04-19.
↑"The undisputed king of reggae helped prove the instrument's versatility", in Bob Marley. The Independent.
↑Personalidades: Fernando Maurício [online]. Museo do Fado, April 2008, [cit. 2015-08-05]. Dostupné online. (po portugalsky)
↑"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. It's Reba, for a good cause. Chicago Tribune, 2009-05-20, s. 4. ISSN10856706.
↑"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. World Music: The Rough Guide. [s.l.] : Rough Guides, 2000. ISBN 978-1-85828-636-5. S. 606.
↑Review: Idina Menzel wows New York City's Radio City Music Hall [online]. digitaljournal.com, June 17, 2014, [cit. 2014-09-11]. Dostupné online.
↑ Daniela Mercury chega aos 45 anos como a "Rainha do Axé" (Daniela Mercury turns 45 as the "queen of axé"). Terra, 2010-07-28. Dostupné online.
↑L. Winer, ed, Dictionary of the English/Creole of Trinidad & Tobago: On Historical Principles (McGill-Queens Univ Press, 2008), ISBN 978-0-7735-3406-3, p. 159
↑Kylie Minogue a Real Pop Goddess « Rhythm Scene [online]. Rhythmscene.com, [cit. 2012-07-04]. Dostupné online.
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↑"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, 2000-07-08, s. 5.
↑"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), 2010-12-12, s. 55.
↑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 [online]. Livedoor, 2009-11-09, [cit. 2010-05-02]. Dostupné online.
↑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 [online]. Billboard Japan, 2012-09-12, [cit. 2012-09-23]. Dostupné online.
↑"Since her debut at age nine, she was the queen of Japanese pop music", at The East. East Publications (University of Virginia), 1989, s. 57.
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↑ 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. All Music Guide to Soul: The Definitive Guide to R&B and Soul. [s.l.] : Backbeat Books, 2003. ISBN 978-0-87930-744-8. S. 482.
↑"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 [online]. allmusic, [cit. 2009-12-21]. Dostupné online.
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↑Anita Mui, or Mei Yanfang, known as the "ever-changing" queen of Cantopop. ChinaBeat: Mei Yanfang [online]. 2008-01-06, [cit. 2009-03-08]. Dostupné online.
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↑MAGRINI, Tullia. Music and gender: perspectives from the Mediterranean. [s.l.] : University of Chicago Press, 2003. ISBN 978-0-226-50165-9. The Tearful Public Sphere: Turkey's "Sun of Art," Zeki Müren.
↑THEINER, Manny. Music Preview: Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy tours with solo retrospective. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PG Publishing Co), 2008-06-19. Dostupné online [cit. 2008-11-07].
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↑"...with Rolling Stone magazine dubbing Nicks, 'The Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll'", in BRACKETT, Donald. Fleetwood Mac: 40 Years of Creative Chaos. [s.l.] : Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007. ISBN 978-0-275-99338-2. S. 159.
↑Plucking the Same Old Strings [online]. The Hindustan Times, 2009-02-06. Dostupné online.
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↑"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, 2008-12-06, s. 14.
↑COCHRANE, Liam. Interview with Korean popstar Jay Park, the Fresh Prince of Seoul [online]. ABC News, [cit. 2012-11-22]. Dostupné online.
↑The Fresh Prince of Seoul: Korea’s Reigning R&B Heartthrob Jay Park Gets His Streak on 'Girlfriend' [online]. DFSB Kollective, [cit. 2012-11-22]. Dostupné online.
↑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. The King of the High C's [online]. Ottawa Citizen, September 7, 2007, [cit. 2009-04-05]. Dostupné online.
↑HelloBeautiful Staff. Unsung" Tune In: CeCe Peniston Shines as The ’90s Queen Of Dance [online]. Interactive One, 2013-11-26, [cit. 2015-02-06]. Dostupné online.
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↑Night of bliss from Bernadette Peters, a queen of Broadway [online]. April 4, 2014, [cit. 2014-09-10]. Dostupné online.
↑Music review: Bernadette Peters, Her Majesty’s Theatre [online]. News Ltd, April 8, 2014, [cit. 2014-09-10]. Dostupné online.
↑"But somewhere between his last album, "Naughty Little Doggie", and his latest one, "Avenue B", the godfather of punk turned 50...", in CHRISTMAN, Ed. Iggy Pop opens a 'window into the soul' on Virgin's contemplative 'Avenue B'. [s.l.] : [s.n.], 1999-08-07. S. 14.
↑"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, 2007-06-05, s. 30.
↑F. GARCÍA, David. Arsenio Rodríguez and the Transnational Flows of Latin Popular Music. Philadelphia, PA : Temple University Press, 2006. S. 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. Icons of Rock: An Encyclopedia of the Legends who Changed Music Forever. [s.l.] : Greenwood Publishing Group, 2008. ISBN 978-0-313-33846-5. S. 2.
↑"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. 5 Questions For... Lisa Marie Presley. The Atlanta Journal- Constitution, 2003-07-24, s. 35. ISSN15397459.
↑Angie Romero. Ivy Queen on Relationship Drama and Ruling Reggaeton [online]. Latina Media Ventures LLC, 2010-04-13, [cit. 2012-06-15]. Dostupné online.
↑BEN-YEHUDA, Ayala. Reggaetón Royalty - Ivy Queen Earns Her Crown As A Very Male Subgenre's Only Female Star [online]. 2007-03-31, [cit. 2012-11-29]. Dostupné online.
↑"Johnnie Ray was to become ... the overnight success, as soon the press stepped in with its bouquet of clever, clever epithets: he was the Cry Guy and the Prince of Wails." on Track 2, at 10:02 by Show 2 - Play A Simple Melody: American pop music in the early fifties. [Part 2] : UNT Digital Library [online]. Digital.library.unt.edu, [cit. 2012-07-04]. Dostupné online.
↑"Paying tribute to the King of Soul -- Twenty-seven years after his death, Otis Redding's influences is still strong", in SEIDENBERG, Robert. Death of the King of Soul. Entertainment Weekly, 1994-12-09. Dostupné online.
↑B. Mazor, Meeting Jimmie Rodgers: How America's Original Roots Music Hero Changed the Pop Sounds of a Century (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), ISBN 0-19-532762-4, pp. 197-238.
↑Amália morreu há 15 anos: recorde a vida da rainha do fado [online]. Blitz, 2014-10-06, [cit. 2015-08-05]. Dostupné online. (po portugalsky)
↑"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. Nu-metal: The Next Generation of Rock & punku. [s.l.] : Omnibus Press, 2002. ISBN 0-7119-9209-6. It's their fault...the people who made it happen, s. 16–23.
↑Ari Odzer. Divalicious Pop Star Paulina Rubio Hit With Lawsuit [online]. NBC, 2010-11-17, [cit. 2013-02-04]. Dostupné online.
↑KRAMER, Renato. Sandy: De Devassa à reaça [online]. Folha F5, 2012-04-27, [cit. 2015-11-08]. Dostupné online.
↑"(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/
↑ Queen of Latin Music, Selena's Official 1994 Tejano Music Award for Album of the Year -- Just a Year Before Her Tragic Death. Nate D. Sanders Auctions (natedsanders.com/), 2014-01-30. Dostupné online [cit. 2014-05-29].
↑"'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. Remembering the Voice. Billboard (Nielsen Business Media), May 30, 1998, s. 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 [online]. April 10, 2010, [cit. 2013-01-07]. Dostupné online.
↑Siti Nurhaliza's Journey To Stardom Aired On Astro's History Channel [online]. January 11, 2012, [cit. 2013-01-07]. Dostupné online.
↑"Smith is often described as the godmother of punk." in J. Tarr, The words and music of Patti Smith (Praeger, 2008), p. 29.
↑Barbra Streisand goes back to Brooklyn, and beyond [online]. USA Today, October 8, 2012, [cit. 2013-07-26]. Dostupné online.
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↑Barbra Streisand: Queen of the divas [online]. the Daily Mail, July 19, 2007, [cit. 2014-07-26]. Dostupné online.
↑Ireland awaits the arrival of the queen of divas [online]. July 13, 2007, [cit. 2014-07-26]. Dostupné online.
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↑After 51-year absence, Barbra Streisand takes the host chair at ‘The Tonight Show’ [online]. July 13, 2014, [cit. 2014-07-26]. Dostupné online.
↑Barbra Streisand at her MusiCares Person of the Year dinner at the LA Convention Center [online]. February 12, 2011, [cit. 2014-07-10]. Dostupné online.
↑Often referred to in interviews, cover stories and promotional material as the new 'princess of pop' Susan Hopkins. Girl Heroes: The New Force In Popular Culture [online]. University of Michigan Press, 2002. S. 60.
↑"... the queen of pop, Britney Spears awarded the king of pop, Michael Jackson the 'Artist of the Millennium' award, in Eminem wins best music video award. CBBC Newsround (BBC), 30 August 2002. Dostupné online [cit. 2010-01-12].
↑"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. The Great Rock Discography. [s.l.] : Canongate Books, 2004. ISBN 978-1-84195-615-2. S. 1,423.
↑"Following her frequent trips to the US, she took to the black American music of Motown and was dubbed the White Queen of Soul." at Obituary: Cancer claims 'White Queen of Soul' [online]. BBC News, 1999-03-03, [cit. 2009-02-10]. Dostupné online.
↑"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. Understanding Popular Music. [s.l.] : Routledge, 2001. ISBN 978-0-415-23509-9. S. 123.
↑How Sweet the Sound: The Amazing Grace Story [online]. BBC.co.uk, 2012-05-08, [cit. 2012-07-04]. Dostupné online.
↑"Stevie B was highly influential in the Latin freestyle and High-Energy dance music scene, mostly from Miami, of the late 1980s. Many referred to him as "The King of Freestyle" and is best known for his 1990 number one hit, "Because I Love You (The Postman Song)" off the "Love & Emotion" album." in King Of Freestyle, Stevie B, And Others Come To San Manuel [online]. Black Voice News, 22 July 2009, [cit. 2009-09-17]. Dostupné online.
↑AP. Sylvester, Singer and Entertainer, Dies at 42 [online]. 1988-12-18, [cit. 2009-03-15]. Dostupné online.
↑"Known as 'Principal' or 'Principal Tam', Alan Tam has received this title after years of experience mentoring younger artists", in Top 10 Cantopop Classics from the ’80s [online]. MTV, [cit. 2012-06-23]. Dostupné online.
↑"Koko Taylor is Chicago's reigning 'Queen of the Blues', in HINE, Darlene; Rosalyn Terborg-Penn. Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia. [s.l.] : Carlson Publishing, 1993. ISBN 978-0-926019-61-4. S. 1143.
↑A Q&A with the Queen of Latin Pop [online]. 2012-11-05, [cit. 2013-02-04]. Dostupné online.
↑Thalía y Ricky Martín, juntos por primera vez [online]. 2015-02-05, [cit. 2015-02-05]. Dostupné online.
↑Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll [online]. pbs.org, 2015, [cit. 2015-03-15]. Dostupné online.
↑"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. New Orleans in the Sixties. [s.l.] : Pelican Publishing Company, 2000. ISBN 978-1-58980-620-7. S. 86.
↑"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. Win The last tickets to see Justin. Daily Record, 2007-05-02, s. 15.
↑Justin Timberlake Performing at VMAs, Getting Vanguard Award [online]. August 15, 2013, [cit. 2015-09-24]. Dostupné online.
↑BWW Asks: Was Justin Timberlake's Marathon Medley Best VMA Performance Ever? [online]. Broadwayworld.com, August 26, 2013, [cit. 2014-11-29]. Dostupné online.
↑"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)
↑Country-pop queen Shania Twain brings inspirational space to underprivileged kids [online]. July 7, 2014, [cit. 2014-09-10]. Dostupné online.
↑"In 1952, Kitty Wells was named the Queen Of Country Music by Fred Rose..." in Larkin, Colin. The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music. [s.l.] : [s.n.], 1992. ISBN 1-882267-00-1. S. 2662.
↑"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. Music: The Queen of Country Music Holds Court. The Wall Street Journal, 2008-10-01, s. D.9. ISSN00999660.
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↑Sir Spoofs-a-Lot [online]. New York Times, June 19, 2011, [cit. 2011-06-19]. Dostupné online.
↑Weird Al, the king of parody [online]. Chicago Tribune, July 10, 2010, [cit. 2011-06-19]. Dostupné online.
↑"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. Neil Young and the Poetics of Energy. [s.l.] : Indiana University Press, 2005. ISBN 978-0-253-21768-4. S. 43.
↑ Hungary's pop 'King' dies. BBC News, 2001-01-03. Dostupné online [cit. 2013-03-24].
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↑"...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. Rock This Way: A Brief History of Roads Taken. Billbaord, 1998-08-15, s. 20. ISSN00062510.
↑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. Still Walking the Walk, Leading the Way. Newsday, 1997-08-09, s. 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.“ v MAHR, Krista. South Korea’s Greatest Export: How K-Pop’s Rocking the World. Time, 7. marca 2012. Dostupné online [cit. 2016-01-27]. (po anglicky)
↑LEE, David. Big Bang Performs First U.S. Show In 3 Years [online]. Vibe, 13. október 2015, [cit. 2016-01-27]. Dostupné online. (po anglicky)
↑MAGGO, Eduan. Korea's boy band BigBang rule MTV TRL Awards [online]. Gulf News, 7. máj 2012, [cit. 2016-01-27]. Dostupné online. (po anglicky)
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↑"The Stairsteps were tremendous R&B stars and were critically acclaimed as the 'First Family of Soul'." CALLOWAY, Earl. Five Stairsteps remembered on ultimate Regal stage revue. Chicago Defender, 1998-08-22, s. 15. ISSN07457014.
↑2010년 올해의 10대 가수와 가요 [online]. Gallup Korea, 17. november 2010, [cit. 2016-01-27]. Dostupné online. (po anglicky)
↑MCCURRY, Justin. After Psy's Gangnam Style, here come Korea pop princesses Girls' Generation. The Guardian (Londýn), 17. novembra 2012. Dostupné online [cit. 2016-01-27]. (po anglicky)
↑CF 퀸으로 등극한 소녀시대, 광고계도 접수 [online]. bntnews, 28. september 2009, [cit. 2016-01-27]. Dostupné online. (po kórejsky)
↑"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. R.E.M.: Talk About the Passion : An Oral History [online]. Da Capo Press, 1998. S. xxiii. ISBN 978-0-306-80857-9.
↑"The Stones figured out early on that you can rock, and also understand the value of branding. 'The World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band' was a title the Stones bequeathed to themselves, and soon enough, neither media nor fans could think of the name of the band without its slogan."POPKIN, Helen A.S.. The Stones may be old, but they can still rock [online]. MSNBC, [cit. 2009-04-19]. Dostupné online.
↑DOROF, Jakob. SHINee: The princes of the K-pop scene [online]. Dazed, 2. júl 2015, [cit. 2016-01-27]. Dostupné online. (po anglicky)
↑Kwon Mee-yoo. King of K-pop is back. The Korea Times, 4. októbra 2012. Dostupné online [cit. 2016-01-27]. (po anglicky)
↑2세대 아이돌, 음반 판매량 순위 공개 ‘SM-동방신기 올킬’ [online]. Incruit, 19. júl 2012, [cit. 2016-01-27]. Dostupné online. (po kórejsky)
↑„The K-Pop kings came back this year with a major electronic track“ v BENJAMIN, Jeff; OAK, Jessica. 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2012: BIGBANG, PSY, 2NE1 & More [online]. Billboard, 21. december 2012, [cit. 2016-01-27]. Dostupné online. (po anglicky)
↑DEES, Laura. The Gods Still Reign: TVXQ “Rise As God” Album Review [online]. Officially Kmusic, 25. júl 2015, [cit. 2016-01-27]. Dostupné online. (po anglicky)
↑TVXQ Breaks Record Set by Bon Jovi 13 Years Ago on Japan’s Oricon Chart [online]. Soompi, 11. marec 2014, [cit. 2016-01-27]. Dostupné online. (po anglicky)
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↑"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 [online]. radio.com, 2014-03-11, [cit. 2014-03-12]. Dostupné online.
↑"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 [online]. rollingstone.com, 2010-12-02, [cit. 2015-07-13]. Dostupné online.
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