James Joseph Brown, Jr. (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer and entertainer. Referred to as "The Godfather of Soul", Brown is recognized as one of the most influential figures in the 20th century popular music and was renowned for his vocals and feverish dancing. Brown's career spanned decades, and profoundly influenced the development of many different musical genres. Although he contributed much to the music world through his hitmaking, Brown held the record as the artist who charted the most singles on the Billboard Hot 100 without ever hitting number one on that chart. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked James Brown as #7 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. ("Papa's Got a Brand New Bag", "I Got You (I Feel Good)", "It's a Man's Man's Man's World", "Cold Sweat", "I Got The Feelin'", "Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine", "Living in America"