Michael Jackson named CNN's top music icon, Asha loses out

Michael Jackson named CNN's top music icon, Asha loses out

"Almost 100,000 of you voted to tell us that the self-styled king of pop, who died suddenly in June 2009, is the musician you rate above all others," the news magazine said.British pop group The Beatles, late Canto pop sensation Leslie Cheung, rock 'n' roller Elvis Presley and Reggae godfather Bob Marley also made to the top five.

No female artists made the list which had India's Asha Bhosle in the long list of 20, although US pop queen Madonna came in at number six, narrowly missing a place.Last month CNN's arts and culture program, Icon, asked viewers to vote for their top five most iconic musicians of all time

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