Honorific nicknames in popular music are terms used, most often in the media or by fans, to indicate the significance of an artist, and are often , religious , or (most frequently) familial titles, used royal and aristocratic . Honorific nicknames were used in classical music in Europe as early as the early nineteenth century, with figures such as metaphorically being called "The father of modern music" and Mozart "The father of modern piano music". Bach They were also particularly prominent in African-American culture in the post-  era, perhaps as a means of conferring status that had been negated by Civil War , slavery and as a result entered early jazz and blues music, including figures such as  and Duke Ellington . Count Basie 
, despite its American culture constitution and ideology, republican honorific nicknames have been used to describe leading figures in various areas of activity, such as industry, commerce, sports, and the media;  father or mother have been used for , and royal titles such as innovators king and queen for dominant figures in a field.  In the 1930s and 1940s, as jazz and swing music were gaining popularity, it was the more commercially successful white artists  and Paul Whiteman who became known as "The King of Jazz" and "The King of Swing" respectively, despite there being more highly regarded contemporary African-American artists. Benny Goodman These patterns of naming were transferred to rock and roll when it emerged in the 1950s. There was a series of attempts to find (and a number of claimants to be) the "King of Rock 'n' Roll", a title that became most associated with  . Elvis Presley This has been characterized as part of a process of the appropriation of credit for innovation of the then new music by a white establishment.  Different honorifics have been taken or given for other leading figures in the genre, such as "The Architect of Rock and Roll", by  from the 1990s, Little Richard but this term, like many, is also used for other important figures, in this case including pioneer electric guitarist  . Les Paul 
Similar honorific nicknames have been given in other genres, including
, who was literally crowned "Queen of Soul" by disk jockey Aretha Franklin on stage in 1968. Pervis Spann  and Michael Jackson have been closely associated with the terms "King and Queen of Pop". Madonna  Some nicknames have been strongly promulgated and contested by various artists  and occasionally disowned or played down by their subjects.  Some notable honorific nicknames are in general usage and commonly identified with particular individuals. 
is known as the "Princess of R&B".
is known as the "British Queen of Soul".
American trumpeter and singer
is known as "The King of Jazz".
South Korean singer
is known as "Queen of K-Pop".
was known as the "Godfather of Soul", "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business","Mr Dynamite", and "Soul Brother number one".
has been referred to as the "Queen of R&B".
, widely known as the "Goddess of Pop".
Hong Kong singer
has been deemed the "God of Songs".
English rock and blues guitarist, singer and, songwriter
is widely known as "God" or "Slowhand"
has been called the "Queen of Salsa".
is known as the "Queen of Jazz" and "America's First Lady of Song".
has been identified as the "Queen of Soul".
, widely known as "Popstar Royalty".
is known as the "King of Swing".
South Korean singer
has been referred to as the "King of K-pop".
Due to her vocal ability, American singer
has been often referred as "The Voice".
is most often identified as the "King of Pop".
American composer and pianist
was dubbed the "King of Ragtime".
is known as the "King of the Blues".
American DJ, record producer and remixer
is known as "The Godfather of House".
is known as the "King of the Movie Soundtrack" for his contribution to movies.
American rapper and singer
is known as the "Queen Bee".
is widely acknowledged as the "Forces Sweetheart" for her services during the Second World War.
has been referred as the "Queen of Pop".
is known as the "King of Reggae".
American actress and singer
has established herself as "The Queen of Broadway".
has been referred as the "Princess of Pop".
is known as "Voice of Asia" and "Asia's Celine Dion".
has been identified as the "Godfather of Heavy Metal" and the "Prince of Darkness".
is known as "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King".
, known as "Magician of Voice", was the first regular pop singer of South Asia.
has been referred to as the "Queen of Disco".
, here on drawing, is known as the "Queen of Tejano Music", "Queen of Latin Music" and the "Tejano Madonna".
is known as the "Country Queen" and "Pop princess".
has been referred to as the "Godfather of Punk".
has been identified as "The Diva of the Heisei period".
is known as the "Godfather of Grunge".
Aitken, Laurel Laurel Aitken Godfather of Ska
Kansiime, Anne Anne Kansiime African Queen of Comedy
Aaliyah Princess of R&B
Queen of Urban Pop
Acuff, Roy Roy Acuff King of Country
Adamou, Ivi Ivi Adamou Pop Queen
, Adele Adele British Queen of Soul
Princess of Pop
Christina Aguilar Queen of Dance
Christina Aguilera Princess of Pop
The Voice of a Generation
Álvarez, Paulina Paulina Álvarez Empress of the Danzonete
Amuro, Namie Namie Amuro Queen of Japanese Pop
The Japanese Madonna
Andrews, Julie Julie Andrews Britain's Youngest Prima Donna
Arcaño, Antonio Antonio Arcaño The Monarch of Danzón
  
Arden, Don Don Arden The English Godfather
Armstrong, Louis Louis Armstrong King of Jazz
Ashanti Princess of Hip Hop and Soul
Ashford, Annaleigh Annaleigh Ashford The New Queen of Disco
Atkins, Chet Chet Atkins Mr. Guitar
Haley, Bill Bill Haley King of Rock and Roll
Hamasaki, Ayumi Ayumi Hamasaki Empress of Pop
Haza, Ofra Ofra Haza The Israeli Madonna
Madonna of the East
Hegerová, Hana Hana Hegerová Queen of Czechoslovak Chanson
  
Hikawa, Kiyoshi Kiyoshi Hikawa Prince of the Enka World
Hirose, Kohmi Kohmi Hirose Queen of Winter
, Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Lady Day
Hooker, John Lee John Lee Hooker King of the Blues
Houston, Whitney Whitney Houston Pop Princess
Queen of Pop
Prom Queen of Soul
Hughes, Glenn Glenn Hughes The Voice of Rock
Hui, Samuel Samuel Hui God of Songs
Hurricane, Al Al Hurricane Godfather of
New Mexico music United States
Hutchence, Michael Michael Hutchence The Last Rockstar
Patti LaBelle Godmother of Soul
High Priestess of Good Vibrations
Lady Gaga Queen of Pop
Princess of Pop
Lady Saw Queen of Dancehall
Lamar, Kendrick Kendrick Lamar King of the West Coast
Lambert, Adam Adam Lambert The New King of Queen
Lane, Nikki Nikki Lane First Lady of Outlaw Country
Last, James James Last Last king of easy listening
Lavigne, Avril Avril Lavigne Pop-Punk Queen
    
Pop Rock Princess
Princess of Pop
Punk Rock Princess
  
Kuh Ledesma Pop Diva
The Renaissance Woman
Paul, Les Les Paul Architect of Rock and Roll
Liberace Mr. Showmanship
Lil B The Based God
Lil Brianna Princess of the South
Lil Jon King of Crunk
Lil' Kim Queen Bee
Queen of Hip-Hop
Queen of Rap
    
  
Queen of Daring Style
Lil' Mo Godmother of Hip-Hop and R&B
Lisa Lisa Queen of Latin Hip Hop
Little Richard Architect of Rock and Roll
King of Rock and Roll
Logan, Johnny Johnny Logan Mr. Eurovision
  
Loggins, Kenny Kenny Loggins King of the Movie Soundtrack
Lopez, Jennifer Jennifer Lopez Queen of Las Vegas
Lorde New Queen of Alternative
Dave Lombardo The Godfather of double bass
Love, Toby Toby Love King of Crunkchata
Lynn, Loretta Loretta Lynn First Lady of Country
Queen of Country
Lynn, Vera Vera Lynn
Forces sweetheart United Kingdom
Miguel, Luis Luis Miguel The Sun of Mexico
Madonna First Lady of Pop
Queen of Pop
  
High Priestess of Pop
Queen of Reinvention
Queen of Controversy
Magalona, Francis Francis Magalona King of Philippine Rap
Makeba, Miriam Miriam Makeba Mama Africa
Maluma Prince of Trap
Bamboo Mañalac Rock Maestro
Teena Marie Ivory Queen of Soul
Marley, Bob Bob Marley King of Reggae
Maurício, Fernando Fernando Maurício King of Fado and Mouraria
Mazelle, Kym Kym Mazelle First Lady of House
  
Martina McBride Celine Dion of Country
McEntire, Reba Reba McEntire Queen of Country
Thongchai McIntyre King of Thai Pop
King of String
Mendoza, Lydia Lydia Mendoza Queen of Tejano
Menzel, Idina Idina Menzel Broadway Queen
Mercury, Daniela Daniela Mercury Queen of Axé
Sparrow, Mighty Mighty Sparrow Calypso King of the World
Trinidad and Tobago
Minaj, Nicki Nicki Minaj Queen of Rap
Trinidad and Tobago/United States
The New Queen of Hip Hop
Minnelli, Liza Liza Minnelli Queen of Broadway
Queen of Hollywood
Minogue, Kylie Kylie Minogue Goddess of Pop
   
Pint-sized Pop Princess
   
Princess of Pop
Queen of Pop
   
Queen of the
Maite Perroni Teen Queen of Telenovelas
Misia Queen of Ballads
Queen of Japanese Soul
Misora, Hibari Hibari Misora Queen of Japanese Pop
Monica R&B Princess
Monroe, Bill Bill Monroe Father of Bluegrass
Moore, Rudy Ray Rudy Ray Moore Godfather of Rap
Moroder, Giorgio Giorgio Moroder Father of Disco
Morrison, Jim Jim Morrison King of Orgasmic Rock
Mui, Anita Anita Mui Queen of Canto Pop
Madonna of Asia
Müren, Zeki Zeki Müren Sun of Art
Murphy, Peter Peter Murphy Godfather of Goth
Mỹ Tâm The Queen of V-Pop
Padilla, Zsa Zsa Zsa Zsa Padilla Divine Diva
Pagarusha, Nexhmije Nexhmije Pagarusha Queen of Albanian music
Papin, Imelda Imelda Papin Sentimental Songstress
Philippines' Jukebox Queen
Parton, Dolly Dolly Parton Queen of Country
Patton, Charley Charley Patton Father of the Delta Blues
Pavarotti, Luciano Luciano Pavarotti King of the High C's
Peniston, CeCe CeCe Peniston Queen of Dance
, Peret Peret King of Catalan Rumba
Perkins, Carl Carl Perkins King of Rockabilly
Peters, Bernadette Bernadette Peters Queen of Broadway
Pitbull Mr. 305
Pop, Iggy Iggy Pop Godfather of Punk
Prado, Pérez Pérez Prado King of Mambo
Presley, Elvis Elvis Presley King of Rock and Roll
Presley, Lisa Marie Lisa Marie Presley Princess of Rock and Roll
Prince The Artist
The Purple One
His Royal Badness
Psy King of
YouTube South Korea
  
Pumpuang Duangjan Queen of
Luk Thung Thailand
Ivy Queen Queen of Reggaetón
Puerto Rico/United States
Queen of Rap
Queen of Latin Hip-Hop
Queen of Urban Music
Reggaetón's First Lady
Rushdi, Ahmed Ahmed Rushdi Magician of Voice
Joey Ramone Godfather of Punk
Ray, Johnnie Johnnie Ray Prince of Wails
Redding, Otis Otis Redding King of Soul
Reed, Lou Lou Reed Godfather of Punk
Redžepova, Esma Esma Redžepova Queen of Gypsy Music
Regis, Sheryn Sheryn Regis Crystal Voice of Asia
Rihanna Caribbean Queen
  
Rivera, Jamie Jamie Rivera Inspirational Diva
Rivera, Jenni Jenni Rivera The Diva of Banda
The First Lady of Corrido
Ross Robinson Godfather of Nu Metal
Smokey Robinson King of Motown
Rodgers, Jimmie Jimmie Rodgers Father of Country Music
Paul Rodgers The Voice
Rodrigues, Amália Amália Rodrigues Queen of
Rozalla Queen of Rave
Rubio, Paulina Paulina Rubio Latin Madonna
The Golden Girl The Queen of Latin Pop
Todd Rundgren God
  
, RuPaul RuPaul Glamazon
Supermodel of the World
The World's Most Famous Drag Queen
Xuxa Queen of Children