^"Overnight the unknown 14-year old became an international star. This earned her the nickname 'Princess of R&B'.", in W. Sutherland, Aaliyah Remembered (Trafford Publishing, 2005), p. 21.
^"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, Adele Earns Title Of Soul Queen, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2012-05-22: C.3, ISSN 0745-970X
^ 3.03.13.23.33.43.5"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.
^"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, December 2009 – January 2010: 41
^"Rising from the wreckage of punk group KUKL and evolving into the queen of experimental pop, we chart Björk's route from mystical musings to environmental activism" in 10 of the best: Björk, The Guardian, 2014-03-26 [2015-12-06]
^"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 [2015-12-06]
^"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, Strength of Character, Billboard, 2009-12-12, 121 (49): 17, ISSN 0006-2510
^"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: 2
^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, Mary J. Blige, Entertainment Weekly, 2007-12-21: 22, ISSN 1049-0434
^"The queen of K-Pop made her highly, highly anticipated comeback to Korea for the first time in five years with her 9th studio album, Hurricane Venus", in BoA – "Game", MTV, 2010-09-03 [2011-04-18]
^ 28.028.1"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, 25 (3/4): 1, ISSN 0300-7766
^"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 Scope: 16, ISSN 0036-6412
^Mariah Carey’s Christmas Concert In NYC. Idolator. SpinMedia Publishers. [2014-12-21]. Queen Of Christmas, Mariah Carey performs her holiday smash hits at the Beacon Theatre on December 15, 2014 in New York City.
^Cheng, Roger, LETTERS: Edison Chen is a celebrity, Taipei Times, 2008-02-24: 8, Indeed, Asia's Eminem became a victim the moment the sexually graphic images were copied from his computer when he sent it in for repairs.
^"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: 73, ISSN 0140-0460
^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: 11
^"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: 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, 120 (32): 28, ISSN 0006-2510
^Grossman, Samantha. 15 Times Kelly Clarkson Totally Nailed a Cover Song. Time. 2015-07-23 [2016-07-14]. American Idol alum Kelly Clarkson is the undisputed Queen of Covers. She consistently borrows other artists’ songs and puts her signature spin on them, often producing something even better than the original.
^"With the success of "Salad Days", DeMarco was immediately billed as the 'Prince of Rock' by S. Gelbwyn in The Encyclopedia of Indie Pop (Penguin, 2014), p. 214.
^Stephen Thomas Erlewine, "Dr. Dre (Andre Young", in Vladimir Bogdanov et al., All Music Guide to Rock, 3rd ed., Backbeat Books, p. 324. ISBN 0-87930-653-X.
^"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: 14, ISSN 0384-1294
^"The singer who was affectionately known as 'The First Lady of Song' died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends, said spokeswoman Andrea Hecht" at Ella Fitzgerald, first lady of song, dies at 78. findarticles.com. 1996-07-01 [2009-05-15].
^"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, Da Capo Press: 6, 2001, ISBN 978-0-306-80935-4
^"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.
^"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: 1
^"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, 56 (1): 180, ISSN 0012-9011
^"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, Slow riffs, fast riffs, midriffs, The Independent, 1996-04-21: 26, ISSN 0951-9467
^"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, Dammit Janet!, Mail & Guardian, 1998-11-20 [2011-04-19]
^Browne, David. Michael Jackson's Black or White Blues. Entertainment Weekly. 1991-11-29 [2009-07-03]. [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. Michael Jackson, the King of Pop: The Big Picture: the Music! the Man! the Legend! the Interviews: an Anthology. Amber Books Publishing. 2005: 3. ISBN 978-0-9749779-0-4.
^Savage, Mark. Pop superstars turn 50. BBC. 2008-08-15 [2009-04-07]. The album True Blue, with its iconic Herb Ritts cover, cements Madonna's reputation as the first lady of pop...; Also known as: The Queen of Pop, Material Girl...
^Readers Poll-The Queen Of Pop. Rolling Stone. 2011-07-06 [2011-07-06]. 1.Madonna-To say that Madonna won this poll in a landslide would be like saying that she was a kind of popular pop singer in the 1980s. It wouldn't even begin to explain the scope of the situation. She received five times as many votes as Lady Gaga...
^"The queen of reinvention has achieved the seemingly impossible yet again", in Spotlights: Singles, Billboard, 2005-10-29, 117 (44): 69, ISSN 0006-2510
^"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, Sourcebooks: 204, 2006, ISBN 978-1-4022-0696-2
^"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
^"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: 5
^Edward L. Davis, Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture, Taylor & Francis: 567, 2008, ISBN 041577716X, Anita Mui, frequently referred to as the 'Madonna of Asia', was also active in movies, like most Hong Kong pop stars
^"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?, Omaha World – Herald, 2008-08-07: 11
^"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, Greenwood Publishing Group: 2, 2008, ISBN 978-0-313-33846-5
^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, University of Michigan Press: 60, 2002
^"... 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). 2002-08-30 [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, Canongate Books: 1,423, 2004, ISBN 978-1-84195-615-2
^"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: 15
^McClellan, Laura. Top 10 Shania Twain Songs. Taste of Country. [2014-09-10]. 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.
^Vinson, Christina. Shania Twain ‘Looking at Dates’ for Tour. Taste of Country. 2014-07-09 [2014-09-10]. 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. Diva on Campus. Time. 2001-09-15: Splash [2011-07-11]. 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.
^"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, Indiana University Press: 43, 2005, ISBN 978-0-253-21768-4