The Top 10 Irish Musicians of All Time

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Billboard has compiled the top 10 Irish musicians and ranked them according to their presence on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Born, raised and/or formed in Ireland, these are the top 10 Irish artists of all time.


Van Morrison: No D.C. Show

Forget last week’s news reports that rocker Van Morrison will be part of the Jan. 18 pre-inauguration bash in Washington, D.C., alongside Ricky Martin and the others at the Lincoln Memorial. A representative for the singer said that Morrison, 55, will not only not be there, but he that he is doing his best to distance himself from the festivities. “Reports that Mr. Van Morrison will be performing or attending the inauguration ceremonies of President elect-George W. Bush are absolutely false,” said a statement for the Irish-born singer (whose first hit, in the ’60s, was “Brown-Eyed Girl”).