Today marks what would have been the Queen frontman's 67th birthday and despite his tragic death 22 years ago, it remains clear that his legacy still lives on.
Mercury had a career with Queen that cemented his status as an iconic frontman who is still considered to have been one of the best. In his lifetime the musician had a revered, original and flamboyant stage presence that has gone on to influence many others who take to the stage.
The charisma and power in his performance style has over the years led to many artists quoting him as one of their biggest inspirations today. From rock icons like Bowie and Kurt Cobain, to pop stars Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, to rappers Wiz Khalifa and Lupe Fiasco, the diverse scope of artists that love Mercury is huge.
Check out our list of the artists that have been greatly inspired by the great Freddie Mercury.