Is it sales, influence, creativity longevity , talent or popularity? The correct answer is none of these, it's all of them in one. We adore the legends on the panel for our own reasons amd even the ones we don't particularly care for are still respected.
With this generation's bad habits of crowning their favorite artist Queen and King while they still have peastant like characteristics , I believe it's time to review what a legend is.
A legend revolutionizes whatever they do: Music, art, fashion, business, inventing, etc.. a legend takes advantage of the doors that a pioneer opened before them and takes their vision and furthers it with creativity and mostly importantly originality.
These are the basics of becominga legend along with years of hard work perfecting their technique and art, making it through trials and tribulations, and updating themselves without losing the core of what made us fall in love with them.
Now ask yourself this: How does your Queen or King measure up? Are they revolutionary or dothey just slay your entire existence.? How dpes your sp called king or queen stand out? Or they like Ashanti's rendition of I Will Always Love You; a nice thought but a horrible execution with a beat face to distract you?
Think before you deem a simple fad a King or Queen as they will fade away soon.