"This new list was compiled our staff and key contributors, and it encompasses 100 years of pop music as an ongoing global conversation," the publication explained.
Although the method for ranking wasn't specified, some of the different aspects considered for the list include "originality, influence, the depth of an artist’s catalog, and the breadth of their musical legacy."
There was also a disclaimer warning for those who may have differing opinions about who did and who didn't make the cut.
"Before you start scrolling (and commenting), keep in mind that this is the Greatest Singers list, not the Greatest Voices List. Talent is impressive; genius is transcendent," the introduction noted.
However, music fans have made their feelings clear on Twitter and aren't happy with the fact that some famous faces weren't included in the top 200.
"I’m sorry, but Jennifer Hudson is a better singer than 95% of the people on that #RollingStone list. Her impact is immense. The EGOT winner’s contributions to film, theatre, music and television are undeniable," one person tweeted.
Another person wrote: "I'm still not over the disrespect of Rolling Stone omitting Celine Dion and Cher from the 200 Greatest Singers of All Time list, and placing Kelly Clarkson at 194 (below Taylor Swift, who I love, but...)"
While others found humour in the debate the magazine sparked.
\u201cRolling Stone trying to explain the lack of sense in their \u201cgreatest singers\u201d list\u201d
— N\ud83d\udc0d fan account. (@N\ud83d\udc0d fan account.)
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