12. Britney Spears
Band Or Solo Artist?: Solo
Greatest Hit: "...Baby One More Time" (1998)
Britney Spears on the cover of Rolling Stone holding a Teletubby will remain one of the hottest magazine covers of all time. Spears went from sexy innocent Mickey Mouse Club alum to crazy and deranged, before cleaning up her act. Now, she sits as a judge on The X-Factor.
Spears was a very public victim of fame but that will never damage her image as one of the first iconic pop stars of this generation. Whether it was her wrapped in a snake at the VMAs or dressed as a sexy school girl in the "...Baby One More Time" video, Brit will always hold a special place in our hearts.