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  • Elvis "the Pelvis" Presley is the Trope Codifier in pop and rock music. The sheer amount of sex appeal he was known for projecting on stage, and the sheer number of adoring female (and male) fans, was enough to make the FBI call him "a danger to the security of the United States."
  • Yoshiki Hayashi. He tends to write a fair amount of lyrics that are either heavily sexual or angsty, is well-endowed, poses shirtless a lot, has done bondage performances with himself as a submissive being dominated by women on stage and several BDSM or Gorn themed photoshoots...and those aren't even counting the ones where he's in the shower, nude, or in pants with a crotch two sizes too small. Also has at some points had a sizable Slash Fic fandom and bisexual and gay (and some straight) men are among the Groupie Brigade. That and he looks to be in his early 30s despite being 15 years older than that.
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  • The Rum Tum Tugger from CATS (in-show). All the lady-cats actually had a Squee moment during the character's song, although most of the male cats did have their share of female cats interested in them.
  • Rammstein: While everyone in the band could qualify, a special mention goes to the singer, Till Lindemann. That deep voice, very tall and muscular body usually left shirtless or clothed in tight black leather, and really comfortable with doing male-on-male scenes. Rammstein fans know this. Massachusetts knows this. Flake knows this.
    • Lead guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe is also especially noticeable. Muscular body. Close-fitting clothes. Hypnotic steel-grey eyes. And if all of that isn't enough, his video for Emigrate song "New York City" is pure fanservice (with a bonus fetish collar).
  • Sean "Slug" Daley of the hip-hop group Atmosphere has a lot of female fans. A * lot* of female fans.
  • Drake. His musical persona and slightly Bishōnen appearance helps this.
  • Justin Bieber played up the fanservice during his adult career; he appears shirtless and/or soaked in most of his music videos and concerts, has become an underwear model, and has been caught in several "accidental" situations by the paparazzi that have involved him being caught in public either nude or very, very close to it.
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  • Oliver Sykes from Bring Me the Horizon.
  • Der Tod from Elisabeth. Particularly as played by Uwe Kröger
  • Sting from The Police in the video for "Don't Stand So Close To Me". I mean, why else would he have taken his shirt off?
    • Which prompts the thought: no wonder his student's hot for him ...
    • This may wall have kickstarted some women's puberty. It was either this, his solo video for "Fortress Around Your Heart", or Sting in the Flying Underpants in DUNE.
  • Michael Hutchence of INXS was one in a big way in the late 80s. Just take a look at their videos.
  • Peter Steele of Type O Negative. Doesn't help he posed for Playgirl.
  • Steve Bays of Hot Hot Heat, judging by Facebook groups such as "Steve Bays Is My Sexy Tight Pants God". It might be the crazy, curly hair or the tortured singing. It's something, for sure, judging by girls at the band's concerts.
  • Usher's musical career is a one-man Walking Shirtless Scene/
  • Wayne Newton still gets panties thrown on stage at his concerts.
  • Christian Kane. Have you been to one of his concerts? 90% of the fans there are female.
  • Pick a J-rock band. Any J-rock band.
  • Similarly, pick any K-pop boyband. Dong Bang Shin Ki, Super Junior, SHINee... most of them are also Bishōnen to boot.
    • How about let's just name any and every Boy Band that's existed?
  • Billy Ray Cyrus at his peak. Dolly Parton literally wrote a song about how hot he is. Todd in the Shadows speculated that Miley Cyrus' sexually explicit persona and scandalous antics are just an imitation of her father.
  • Doctor Steel seems to invoke this sort of response in a great number of women, especially when he takes his shirt off. Doesn't mind a number of scantily-clad nurses and scouts assisting him, either.
  • 2D of Gorillaz was intentionally picked by Murdoc to be the prettyboy Face of the Band. 2D's original bio described him thus: "Voice like an angel, arse like a satsuma." In-universe, it works great.
  • Damon Albarn of Blur used to be one intentionally in the nineties. But he still pretty much is one.
  • Apocalyptica actively plays to this trope, most often playing on stage shirtless just to please the fangirls. This was particularly evident with Eicca in the early days, though he's put his shirt back on and Perttu Kivilaakso has taken the role (observe how the interviewer introduces him).
  • Jared Leto from 30 Seconds to Mars.
  • Adam Levine from Maroon 5. Did a shirtless clip dancing like the former-Mr.Fanservice-britsh-rocker Mick Jagger
  • David Draiman from Disturbed. Clever and well-spoken, Troubled, but Cute, deep, masculine voice and a hint of scariness. The hamminess helps.
  • Nick Jonas. Starting with his solo career.
  • Pretty much everyone in McFly.
  • Gackt's appearance in Japanese drama Fuurin Kazan was expected to increase young adult female viewers. What they didn't anticipate was that he also drew in 40+ year old female fans as well.
    • Heck, this is part of the reason he and his songs keep appearing in so many video games, animes and TV shows. His appearances in such media often results in a boost in ratings, viewer ship, and sales. He's that popular.
  • Everyone in Panic! at the Disco, though Brendon Urie and Ryan Ross (before the split) stand out.
    • Ryan had so many fangirls that in the split they lost a significant amount of their fans.
    • Brendon has actually been stripping on stage as of late.
    • The music video for Girls/Girls/Boys is the embodiment of this trope. If Brendon is wearing pants, they aren't visible to the camera. Said camera spends the song zooming in and out to show off his face and body. At one point, it slowly pans down from his face to his chest and stops just below his bellybutton.
  • In the video for My Chemical Romance's song "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)", rhythm guitarist Frank Iero kisses frontman Gerard Way on the cheek, thus catering to the popular "Frerard" ship between the two.
  • Kino frontman Viktor Tsoi was.
  • Koshi Inaba from B'z: even in his fifties, he still regularly appears in Japanese sexiest man polls. Recenly he was voted 7th in a Japanese male artist with the greatest body poll. Note that he's one of the two in the poll who is above 40, the other one is 41 while the rest is below 40.
  • Voltaire - Most of their fanbase is female. Just look at them.
  • Pretty much anyone who can play this.
  • Eminem, especially in the video for "3Am", during which he spends most of the video shirtless.
  • KISS frontman Paul Stanley.
  • Shayne Ward (the second winner of The X Factor) was hunky to begin with, but he showed a lot of skin during his third album era.
  • Though Jonny Greenwood pretty swiftly emerged as Ladies Choice in Radiohead - with his floppy hair, chiseled cheek bones and apparent ability to play any instrument he lays his hands on - it's never stopped fellow guitarist Ed O'Brien from trying. In the early days he sported some fairly over the top shirts and classic rock star moves, but over time this has been tamed to just some well fitting t-shirts, tousled hair and rock-star stubble. It tends to come across more hunky-Dad-on-a-school-run than International-Rock-Star, but he works it. Or at least did until later.
  • This trope is the entire basis of the singing career of Fabian.
  • Bono during U2's Zoo TV era: leather pants, crotch shots, falsetto vocals, and gratuitous moaning.
  • Pretty much all female Mike Patton fans agree that the man is not only scorching hot, but he seems to be getting better with age.
  • Tears for Fears: Pretty Boys Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith rarely expose a lot of skin, but there are several noteworthy exceptions.
  • Josh Groban, the poster boy of the Classical Crossover genre.
  • Blue Stahli has a huge amount of female fans that consider him beautiful, guys too.
  • Teemu Mäntysaari, guitar player for Wintersun. Long, luxurious dark brown hair, soft brown eyes, lean muscular figure...
  • Vocalist of Finnish folk-metallers Turisas, Mathias 'Warlord' Nygård. Long hair, icy blue eyes, six-pack, and hipbones a male model would kill for.
  • All of One Direction, but specifically Liam and Harry
  • The video for "Quit Playing Games" by the Backstreet Boys is pure fanservice.
  • Trey Songz.
  • R&B traditionalist D'Angelo struggled with his own status as such, especially after addiction and weight gain undid it. His comeback album gently parodies the whole thing.
    "So if you're wonderin' what kind of shape I'm in,
    I hope it's not my abdomen you're referring to..."
  • Josh Ramsay, although apparently he doesn't think so. He comes out in his underwear at one point in the music video for "Desperate Measures".
  • Tim Cappello is a multi-instrumentalist and composer, but is probably most frequently recognized for his shirtless, oiled-up saxophone performance in The Lost Boys. He also worked with Tina Turner and showed up (shirtless again) in the video for "We Don't Need Another Hero".
  • Ross Lynch from R5, a lot of behind the scenes videos seem to be filmed when he's been dressed in no more than small, tight boxers briefs. One of their music videos also has his emerge from a hot tub in small, wet, nearly see through white underpants.
  • Leigh Kakaty from Pop Evil cranks this up to the point of appearing with no visible covering except body paint in the "Deal With the Devil" video.
  • Nuno Bettencourt from Extreme. And as seen here, his good looks have held up remarkably well with age.
  • The glam metal scene of the 80's had many Long-Haired Pretty Boy type musicians of this calibre (usually the frontmen, but others, like Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt as mentioned above, also qualify), but who takes the cake in this regard? Jon Bon Jovi, whose athletic build, charming smile, stage presence (especially his tendency to wear navel-deep clothes exposing his chest and booty shake) and long locks have endeared him to women everywhere, even to when his hair got cut shorter and gotten grey, even though he's managed to age very well.
  • Most New Wave & New Romantic bands of the 80's were full of gorgeous men to fit anyone's proclivities, from Bishōnen to Pretty Boy's to gender-bending beauties:
  • The video for the Underdog Project's song "Summer Jam" has lots of shots of women in string bikinis and microshorts, but it also has plenty of shots of shirtless musclemen working out and playing basketball.