VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists [Complete List]

Check out our official list of the 100 Sexiest Artists of all time.

Justin Timberlake may have been the one to bring sexy back, but VH1′s giving you the countdown of the 100 Sexiest Artists beginning tonight at 9PM ET with back-to-back hourlong episodes. Prepare to have your mind blown by the sexy oozing from your TV screens.

Now, without further ado, here’s our official list of the 100 Sexiest Artists.


If you’re into the whole curly haired, multi-racial emo rapper from Canada thing, Drake’s your guy. Not to mention he has the illest ugly sweater game in the game.

Florence Welch

Florence Welch is a red head after our own hearts. Her brazing vocals crank the sexy up a notch, but what makes her the most sexy is stopping her show to tell a couple of rowdy kids to stop fighting followed by hugging one of the fans shaken up by the brawl. Now that’s sexy.

Jason Mraz

It doesn’t matter: short hair or long hair. Jason can come struck those guitar strings to while singing us a bedtime lullaby any night.


The curly blonde tresses matched with her wild personality makes her the badass men love to love. Don’t look into her captivating eyes less you want to be caught under the Ke$ha spell.

Tyson Ritter

The All American Rejects may not be the best name for his band because there’s nothing reject about this unique beauty.

Karen O

No one, and we do mean no one, can get play with the mushroom bob ‘do Karen rocks, all while still managing to bring the rockstar girl pretty.

Scott Weiland

We’d let Scott’s fine self blow his second hand cigarette smoke all in our faces. He’s that damn sexy.

Tim McGraw

Faith Hill, girl, keep an eye on your man. That’s all we’re saying.

Mark McGrath

This guy’s done the scruffy look and we’ve seen him clean-cut. It all boils down to a big ol’ pot of sexy.

Selena Gomez

Objectifying this youngin’ feels oh so wrong. It is what it is though. And that round baby face and girl next door smile has it’s rightful place on the list.

Keith Urban

As we warned Faith Hill, Nicole, girl, watch your man. Closely. He’s all kinds of sexy. Damn, damn, damn.

Jakob Dylan

There’s just something about those curly haired guys in fedoras.

Kid Rock

Ocean blue eyes, cigar in mouth, middle finger to the world, what’s not sexy about that?

Jack Johnson

His pure face looks like he saves babies from hunger. “A man with a guitar can get it.” – says all single women everywhere.

Kings of Leon

Take your pick from the four different types of sexy that make up this group. You can’t lose either way.

Sheryl Crow

Sheryl’s a MILF. At 51 she’s showing up the women half her junior by showing beauty is timeless.


“My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard, and they’re like, it’s better than yours.” Enough said.

Taylor Momsen

Light hair with dark eye and lip makeup works for Taylor. That’s the kind of fly you want–when what at first glance looks like grunge but the sexy is still recognizable.

Brandon Boyd

Have you seen this man shirtless? Ok so we all understand his position on our list.

Colbie Caillat

Colbie doesn’t have to do much. It’s natural; from her hair to her body it reeks of hot without it being over the top.

Jessie J

Jessie J wears a bang like no other. We actually prefer the bangs to any other hairstyle.

Tommy Lee

Tommy Lee doesn’t give a F that’s usually high on the criteria for any sexy list.

Andre 3000

That smile could end wars! Did we mention he’s fly and lyrically one of the best emcees? Mr. 3000 is defining sexy on his own terms.

En Vogue

This 90s girl group came in all shades and sizes of va va voom.

Kanye West

Kanye’s confidence in his talent is something to be admired. Confidence is never not sexy.

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Jared Leto

Currently looking for the nearest fan to cool us down because Jared is one fine specimen of a man. Handcrafted by the gods.

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Jack White

You’ve got to be into the whole dark mystique factor to immediately see the sexy in Jack, but certainly his talent on any given day tickles your fancy.


Look at her pose and her body language says, "Yeah, I know I'm hot."

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Lil Kim

In the 90s men (and women) would’ve gone to great lengths to get with Kim. The petite curvy Brooklyn girl caught attention with her small frame, squeaky voice and hardcore lyrics. Kim put the sex in sexy.

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Avril Lavigne

She’s still got the youthful babyface proving she’ll look young forever.

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Trey Songz

Women throw panties at Trey when he’s on stage. Nothing else needs to be said about his level of sexy.

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Faith Hill

Now Faith has bragging rights. “Honey, VH1 thinks I’m sexier than you.” But together this is one hot couple.

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Dave Navarro

He’s tatted up and proudly sports a nipple ring. Bad boys have all the fun.

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Miranda Lambert

It’s the sassy goofball in her that makes her irresistible. Not to mention she’ll bring her guitar for late night sleepovers.

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Tinted sunglasses are part of his sexy, and you will deal.

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CrazySexyCool. They made being down-to-earth tomboys sexy. No heels or scantily clad mini skirts. Just doing the “Creep” dance in silky pajamas.

50 Cent

You’re instantly pregnant by just looking at Fiddy’s chest and abs. We warned you, ladies.

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Mandy Moore

Mandy makes us rethink the whole blondes have more fun. Dark hair is her thing and it’s sexy as hell.

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Gavin Rossdale

Is DILF a thing? Yeah we’re going to nominate Gavin as the first DILF. Cool? Cool.

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Billie Joe Armstrong

His hair looks better than yours and ours and a lot of women. That has to count for something.

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Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars has the whole bohemian/hipster/early MJ style down. The curly ‘froed crooner looks like he was sent from Mars to make soulful music that makes you weak in the knees.

Lana Del Ray

Lana is vintage sexy. All of that melancholy on a lesser beauty would reek of depression, but on Lana it’s enchanting.

Pharrel Williams

With his honey complexioned skin Pharrell doesn’t look a day over 21. He’s taken a dip in the fountain of youth. Let’s not mention how hot and bothered women get when “Change Clothes” comes on.

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Brandon Flowers

Brandon Flowers in a tuxedo is like watching heaven unearth one of its angels.

Katherine McPhee

Talk about a woman who oozes sex appeal with her boom boom pow curves and seductive smile. McPhee is McFierce.

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Nelly Furtado

It’s all in the cheekbones! And the eyes! Furtado represents for the petite women with grace and class. Plus she makes songs about doorknocker earrings. That’s what sexy’s all about.

Dave Matthews

Careful with those guys with guitars. They’ll play the panties off of you with each stroke on their instruments. That includes Dave.

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Hayley Williams

It takes confidence to walk into a room with bright red hair. Daring to be different is hot–red hot.

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Michael Buble

Michael loves a suit jacket and we love him out out of it.

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Grace Potter

Grace’s the mix between the sweet girl next door rocker chick with a bubbly personality. And women on guitars are so 2013. Guitar babes? We’re here for it.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift showed up to the Oscars and slayed all but a handful of attendees. Never trashy, always keeping that America’s sweetheart innocence to her, which makes her the ultimate sex symbol.

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Bret Michaels

Come on. Don’t let Rock of Love ruin this hunk of a hotty for you. His commitment to the bulging muscles and long hair has got to make you swoon. Right?

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson, whether pre-weight loss or post-weight loss, has the kind of face that’s warm and welcoming. Not to mention the way her body fills out her dresses. J. Hud better WORK!

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Miley Cyrus

Miley pulls it all off. Short hair to long. Sexy is as sexy does.

Chris Martin

Coldplay. Chris Martin. There’s not much else to say here folks.

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Amy Lee

Amy Lee’s serving up black on black on black grunge. And you will deal.

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Blake Shelton

Are cowboy hats still a thing? If they are we’ll happily settle for gazing in Blake’s eyes as he does a two step with his cowboy hat on or off his head.

Chris Cornell

Running our fingers through Chris’s hair while not allowing him to blink so we can gaze into his eyes for hours on end seems a bit obsessive. But you’ve seen him. You totally understand.

Demi Lovato

From Disney child to full-grown hotness, Demi serves it up fiercely.

Anthony Kiedis

A body like whoa, body ink like yes sir!

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Not many guys can pull off a bald head, but Pitbull does it effortlessly. In his suit and tie paired with big shades he’s all swagged out. Pitbull’s sexy will not be denied.

Kylie Monogue

Kylie knows how to work the camera with her perfected barely parted lips. Whether in a bra and panties set or a low cut dress exposing nearly everything but her areolas, she knows she’s sexy.

John Mayer

John Mayer can do no wrong in the looks department. There’s plenty wrong to be found in his controversial statements that’s why it’s a good thing when looking at this dark haired handsome specimen, controversy is the last thing on one’s mind.


Maxwell’s been sexy since been sexy. That’s not a typo rather our How High pop culture reference. As fine as Maxwell is we’ll sit and remix catchphrases all day. The best part of Maxwell’s perfection is he looks as good today as he did 10 years ago. Maxwell can get it!

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John Legend

Sit on down at this piano, John. Let us whisper in your ear. No disrespect, Chrissy.

Zooey Dechanel

Zooey has that ‘I’m not trying to be sexy because I’m more quirky and goofy and rather not smile most of the time’ vibe. And that makes her all the more intriguing.

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Gwen Stafani

Gwen may not be a hollaback girl but she’s a sexy one. Gwen’s style and versatility paved the way for Rihanna and Lady Gaga. Bow down to that beauty.


Eminem is hard as in the angry dude from Detroit. And hey to many women the bad boy is always the sexiest one in the room.

Jessica Simpson

Pre-hubby and babies Jessica was a rather big deal. Men salivated over her high sitting boobs and blonde hair. Don’t front like you don’t remember.

Dave Grohl

You know what makes Dave Grohl sexy? No it’s not his dark hair. It’s the pics of him strolling the neighborhood with a backpack strapped to his back while pushing one of his kids in a stroller. Sexxxxy.

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There are straight girls that would give Ciara a chance as long as she promised to make them “love the way she rides it.”

Adam Lambert

Adam’s a heartthrob. With a voice like that it takes all kinds of restraint not to throw your panties on stage.

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Ricky Martin

Ricky looks like the model in the magazine ads you stare at in awe thinking, ‘There’s no way he’s that perfect in person.’


Fergie knows how to body a yellow gown. It’s like her boobs are made specifically made to be perked inside one of those halter dresses or anything for that matter that will show her cleavage.

Janet Jackson

You’ve really got to bow down to the sexiness that is Janet Jackson. You want this any time, any place so you can hold the velvet rope while she does a little pleasure principles. See what we did there?

Mariah Carey

Mariah’s voice is sexy. Mariah’s songs are sexy. Mariah’s body is sexy. Mariah just exudes sexy.

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Ney-Yo can rock a mean fedora. His smooth skin and polished look always makes him look like a distinguished gentleman.

Carrie Underwood

Carrie’s the blonde you take with you on a night on the town because she alone will get all of your drinks paid for the entire night. Relax, ladies. We know it’s 2013 and us women are independent, so we’ll take your free drinks if you’d rather buy your own. Be our guest. We’ll be taking Carrie with us.

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Lenny Kravitz

A Bohemian musician whose abs make you weak at the knees–what’s not to love? Did we mention he makes beautiful children? Yeah, Lenny, “shawty swing my way.”


There’s a secret ingredient in Madonna’s Kabbalah water that keeps her looking incredibly younger than her 50+ years. You can say many things about Madonna, but you can’t ever say she’s not sexy.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga’s outrageous creativity oftentimes making it so that her beauty is hid under the costumes. Her sexy is in her versatility. Actually it’s her transparency about her body image.

Christina Aguilera

Confession: we love a curvier Christina despite the tabloids giving her hell for it. God forbid a woman weigh more than 130 lbs (insert sarcasm here). Her full lips and sky blue eyes to go along with her curves makes for grand sex appeal.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry has boobs, boobs, boobs, a whole lotta boobs, as was evident at this year’s Grammys. Ellen couldn’t focus on anything but Katy’s cleavage. We couldn’t either.

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Jon Bon Jovi

Exactly how long has JBJ been breaking hearts? There’s no style evolution that he’s undergone that didn’t make the ladies swoon.

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Enrique Iglesias

Enrique has perfect hair, perfect abs, a perfect goatee, perfect clothes. He’s perfect. Perfectly sexy.


Adele is comfortable in her own skin. She gives classic vintage with grace. Oh how we love Adele, let us count the ways. Don’t sleep on Adele. We’ve seen men tweet, “Adele can get it.”

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P!nk’s so badass fine with her signature short ‘do. Not many women can pull off short, which puts all of your features on blast. P!nk does it effortlessly. Never change, P!nk.

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LL Cool J

Is it even fair how long this man has had one of the best bodies in the industry? And those lips are so scrumptious. Whether as the “Mama Said Knock You Out” MC or family man protecting his castle from an intruder, LL’s been doing this whole sexy thing since the 80s. Get like him.

Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke came on the scene giving JT a run for his money. The soul in his voice makes women melt. His actress wife Paula Patton matches his sexy. Their beauty when together is blinding. Wear your shades.

Nicki Minaj

Nicki’s right. She does have a famous anus. Aside from the backside package Nicki’s a gorgeous woman with beautiful features. Plus, she signs boobs.

Alicia Keys

Even in cornrows Alicia was a sight to see. Her tomboyish yet sexy skeeze had women rocking braids and men foaming at the mouth. Now that she’s wifed up and lives in Mommyville Alicia keeps it mature sexy with a new haircut and clothes that hit just the right curves. We love Alicia for never being overtly sexual but still managed to pull off sexy.

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“I just want to take it nice and slow. Now baby tell me what you want to do with me.” Well, since you asked…then again that answer is NSFW. Just know that Usher in his heyday will have you singing “Love In This Club.”

Nicole Scherzinger

It’s true. Nicole passed on “We Found Love,” but the woman is still BAD. Her body’s insane, complexion radiant, face could end wars. One thing she’ll likely be for a very long time is sexy.

Britney Spears

A moment to never forget: Britney at the 2001 VMAs with a snake around her neck. Need we say more?

Adam Levine

Adam Levine is finger licking fine. No, seriously. There has to be a statute of limitations on being that sexy.

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All Shakira’s press materials should read, “Shakira–the belly dancing queen.” Period. The end. The curly tresses and stunning face and figure are the bonus. But we’re always here for the belly dancing. Always.

Jennifer Lopez

J. Lo is 43. Let that sink in for just a moment. Now think about how she shows up to every red carpet, every event slaying most of the women half her junior. J. Lo singlehandedly made it cool in Hollywood to have a big booty and curves. J.Lo could rush out the house to take her children to school and just annihilate everyone with her sexy. It’s effortless.

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Justin Timberlake

JT in his “Suit and Tie” causes a tingly feeling to run over your entire body. Not that we know from experience, we’re just saying.


Sexy is Ri’s middle name. Rihanna Sexy Fenty. Doesn’t that have a nice ring to it? Girls want to do her. Men want to do her. Conservative grandmas would consider it. Sexy is what Rihanna does.


You saw the GQ cover. You saw the Superbowl performance. You saw Dance For You. You’ve seen her a million times give you the wind fan hair blow effect, drop it to the floor and the seduction of it all. Bey owns sexy. Any questions?