Music is one of the things that helps connect the soul, touches emotions, and is the best way to express people’s innermost feelings.
Each year, thousands of singers all over the world set out for stardom. However, only a handful catch that big break, and even fewer will become household names.
Those who do reach the stars leave a legacy important to music history, helping to influence up-and-coming musicians. With their contribution, the industry is the same now.
Here are the 50 most famous singers in the world
1. Taylor Swift
|Full Name||Taylor Alison Swift|
|Birthdate||December 13, 1989|
|Birthplace||West Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, producer, director, actress, businesswoman|
|Genres||Pop, country, folk, rock, alternative|
|Musical Achievements||– Best-selling musician with over 200 million records sold|
|Cultural Influence||– Recognized for songwriting, musical versatility, and artistic reinventions|
|Notable Projects||– Autobiographical documentary: “Miss Americana”|
|Advocacy||– Advocate for artists’ rights and women’s empowerment|
Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter born on December 13, 1989. Her discography contains music from a variety of genres. Her songwriting, which frequently draws inspiration from her personal life, has garnered critical acclaim and media attention.
Taylor Swift is among the artists listed in Time 100, Forbes’ Celebrity 100, Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time, and Billboard’s Greatest Artists of All Time.
Swift is a vocal supporter of women’s empowerment and artists’ rights, for which she has been named Woman of the Decade and Artist of the Decade, respectively.
2. Ariana Grande
|Full Name||Ariana Grande-Butera|
|Birthdate||June 26, 1993|
|Birthplace||Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.|
|Occupation||Singer, songwriter, actress|
|Vocal Range||Four-octave vocal range and whistle register|
|Musical Genre||Pop, R&B|
|Record Labels||Republic Records|
|Notable Awards||2 Grammy Awards, 1 Brit Award, 1 Bambi Award, 2 Billboard Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards, 9 MTV Video Music Awards, 30 Guinness World Records|
|Best-Selling Albums||“Yours Truly,” “My Everything,” “Dangerous Woman,” “Sweetener,” “Thank U, Next,” “Positions”|
|Streaming Records||Most streamed female artist of all time, most streamed female artist of the 2010s on Spotify and Apple Music, most followed female artist on Spotify, most subscribed female solo artist on YouTube|
|Personal Endeavors||Advocate for animal rights, mental health, and gender, racial, and LGBT equality; worked with charitable organizations; ventured into the cosmetics and fashion industries|
|Fragrance Line||Exceeded $1 billion in sales through 2022|
|Influential Lists||Time’s 100 most influential people in the world, Forbes Celebrity 100, Billboard’s Woman of the Year, Rolling Stone’s 200 Greatest Singers of All Time|
On June 26, 1993, American singer, songwriter, and actress Ariana Grande-Butera was born.
Grande has received 30 Guinness World Records, two Grammy Awards, a Brit Award, a Bambi Award, three American Music Awards, two Billboard Music Awards, and nine MTV Video Music Awards.
On social media, Grande has a large following; In 2019, Grande became the most-followed woman on Instagram, and as of 2023, she will have more than 350 million followers.
Additionally, Grande has ventured into the fashion and cosmetics industries. Her fragrance line, which debuted in 2015, is expected to sell more than $1 billion by 2022.
3. Billie Eilish
|Full Name||Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell|
|Date of Birth||December 18, 2001|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Debut Single||“Ocean Eyes”|
|Collaborations||Khalid, Justin Bieber, Rosalía, and more|
|Record Label||Darkroom, Interscope, Polydor|
|Musical Genres||Pop, alternative pop, electropop, pop rock|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano, ukulele|
|Discography||“When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” (2019)|
“Happier Than Ever” (2021)
|Awards||7 Grammy Awards, 2 American Music Awards, 3 MTV Video Music Awards|
|Philanthropy||Climate change awareness, women’s equality|
|Fashion Style||Unique and influential in the fashion industry|
|Impact and Recognition||Youngest artist to win all four general field Grammy Awards in the same year|
American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell was born on December 18, 2001.
Eilish is one of the most successful artists of the 2010s and the 26th-highest-certified digital singles artist, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Billboard. She has been politically active, primarily advocating for women’s equality and awareness of climate change. In December 2022, she was named one of the BBC 100 Women.
4. Ed Sheeran
|Full Name||Ed Sheeran|
|Birthdate||17 February 1991|
|Birthplace||Halifax, West Yorkshire, England|
|Education||Thomas Mills High School|
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, actor|
|Spouse||Cherry Seaborn (married in 2019)|
|Genres||Pop, folk-pop, soft rock|
|Labels||Asylum, Atlantic, Elektra|
|Debut Album||“+ (Plus)” (September 2011)|
|Best-Selling Album||“÷ (Divide)”|
|Collaborations||“No.6 Collaborations Project” (2019)|
|Recent Album||“- (Subtract)” (May 2023)|
|Records Sold||Over 150 million worldwide|
|Notable Achievements||Artist of the Decade (Official Charts Company)|
|Spotify Followers||Most followed artist on Spotify|
|Tour||÷ Tour – Highest-grossing tour of all time|
|Acting Roles||Appeared in the film “Yesterday”|
Edward Christopher Sheeran MBE is a singer-songwriter from England born on February 17, 1991.
Sheeran is one of the most successful musicians in the world because he has sold more than 150 million records worldwide. He was named artist of the decade in December 2019 by the Official Charts Company because he had the most success in the UK album and singles charts during the decade. He was named the second most streamed artist of the decade by Spotify around the world.
In August 2019, his Tour began in March 2017 and became the highest-grossing of all time.
5. Dua Lipa
|Full Name||Dua Lipa|
|Birthdate||August 22, 1995|
|Citizenship||United Kingdom, Albania|
|Education||Parliament Hill School|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, model, actress|
|Genres||Pop, disco, house, R&B|
|Notable Achievements||Six Brit Awards, three Grammy Awards, two MTV Europe Music Awards, one MTV Video Music Award, two Billboard Music Awards, one American Music Award, two Guinness World Records|
|Notable Albums||“Dua Lipa” (2017), “Future Nostalgia” (2020)|
|Notable Singles||“New Rules” (2017), “Don’t Start Now” (2019), “Physical” (2020), “Levitating” (2020)|
|Record Streaming||Both of Lipa’s albums are the most-streamed female albums on Spotify, with over 10 billion streams each|
|Heritage||English and Albanian descent|
|Family||Sister: Rina, Brother: Gjin|
|Musical Influences||Father, lead singer and guitarist of the Kosovan rock band Oda|
|Early Life||Born and raised in London, England, attended Fitzjohn’s Primary School, started singing at the age of five|
|Career Beginnings||Signed with Warner Bros. Records in 2014, debut album “Dua Lipa” (2017), breakthrough singles “Be the One” and “New Rules”|
|Second Album Success||“Future Nostalgia” (2020) received critical acclaim and became her first UK number-one album, hit singles “Don’t Start Now,” “Physical,” and “Levitating”|
Dua Lipa is a British-Albanian singer and songwriter born on August 22, 1995. She is known for her distinctive disco-pop sound and has a range of mezzo-soprano vocals.
Her first UK number-one album, Future Nostalgia, received critical acclaim and six Grammy nominations. At the 2021 Brit Awards, the album helped Lipa win British Album of the Year and British Female Solo Artist. In 2021, she made the Time 100 Next list.
6. Selena Gomez
|Full Name||Selena Marie Gomez|
|Birthdate||July 22, 1992 (age 30)|
|Birthplace||Grand Prairie, Texas, U.S.|
|Occupations||Singer, actress, producer, businesswoman|
|Works||Solo discography, songs, performances, videography|
|Genres||Pop, dance-pop, electropop|
|Labels||Walt Disney, Hollywood, Interscope|
|Formerly of||Selena Gomez & the Scene|
|Filmography||Another Cinderella Story, Spring Breakers, The Dead Don’t Die|
|Television Career||Barney & Friends, Wizards of Waverly Place, 13 Reasons Why|
|Discography||Stars Dance, Revival, Rare|
|Productions||13 Reasons Why, Selena + Chef, Only Murders in the Building|
|Philanthropy||Selena Gomez Fund for Lupus Research, UNICEF ambassador|
|Achievements||Billboard’s Woman of the Year, 16 Guinness World Records, Time’s 100 most influential people|
Selena Gomez, an American singer, actress, and producer, was born on July 22, 1992.
She has received the 2017 Billboard Woman of the Year award among the many honors. In addition, she has broken 15 world records, according to Guinness. In 2020, Time magazine listed Gomez as one of the 100 most influential people. Gomez has a sizable social media following and has the most Instagram followers of any musician or actress.
Gomez also has clothing, fragrance, handbag, and makeup lines. She has worked with many philanthropic organizations and has represented UNICEF as an ambassador since she was 17.
7. Shawn Mendes
|Full Name||Shawn Peter Raul Mendes|
|Birthdate||August 8, 1998 (age 24)|
|Birthplace||Pickering, Ontario, Canada|
|Musical Career||Gained popularity through Vine covers in 2013|
|Record Labels||Island Records, Universal Music Canada|
|Genres||Pop, folk-pop, pop rock|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano|
|Notable Hits||“Stitches,” “Treat You Better,” “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” “In My Blood,” “Señorita,” “Wonder”|
|Awards||13 SOCAN Awards, 10 MTV Europe Music Awards, 8 Juno Awards, 8 iHeartRadio MMVAs, 2 American Music Awards|
|Philanthropy||Active involvement in charitable initiatives and foundations|
|Tours||Headlined multiple world tours|
|Filmography||Documentary film “Shawn Mendes: In Wonder”|
|Influential Lists||Time’s 100 most influential people in the world (2018), Forbes 30 Under 30 (2016: Music)|
|Education||Graduated from Pine Ridge Secondary School|
|Family||Parents: Karen and Manuel Mendes; Sister: Aaliyah|
Shawn Peter Raul Mendes is a Luso-Canadian pop singer and songwriter born on August 8, 1998. When he posted song covers on Vine, a video-sharing platform, in 2013, he gained a following.
Mendes has been honored with thirteen SOCAN awards, ten MTV Europe Music Awards, eight Juno Awards, eight iHeartRadio MMVA Awards, two American Music Awards, three Grammy Awards nominations, and one Brit Award nomination. Mendes was listed as one of the top 100 global influencers in 2018 by Time magazine, according to their annual list.
8. Bruno Mars
|Full Name||Bruno Mars|
|Birthdate||October 8, 1985|
|Birthplace||Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.|
|Education||President Theodore Roosevelt High School|
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer, director|
|Genres||Pop, R&B, funk, soul, reggae, disco, rock|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, drums, bass, horns|
|Labels||Universal Motown, Atlantic, Elektra|
|Member of||The Hooligans|
|Formerly of||The Smeezingtons|
|Accompanied by||The Hooligans (band members)|
|Notable Albums||Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Unorthodox Jukebox, 24K Magic, An Evening with Silk Sonic|
|Notable Singles||“Just the Way You Are”, “Grenade”, “The Lazy Song”, “Locked Out of Heaven”, “When I Was Your Man”, “Uptown Funk”, “24K Magic”, “That’s What I Like”, “Finesse” (Remix with Cardi B), “Leave the Door Open” (with Silk Sonic)|
|Record Sales||Over 130 million records worldwide|
|Billboard Hot 100||Eight number-one singles|
|Grammy Awards||15 awards, including three Record of the Year wins|
|Brit Awards||Four awards|
|American Music Awards||Eleven awards|
|Soul Train Awards||13 awards|
|Guinness World Records||Three records|
|Influence||Recognized as a pop icon with an influential career|
|Diamond-certified songs||First artist with six Diamond-certified songs in the United States|
|Concert Tours||Highly-grossing concert tours|
Bruno Mars is the stage name of American singer, songwriter, and record producer Peter Gene Hernandez, born on October 8, 1985.
Mars is one of the most successful musicians of all time. Mars has sold more than 130 million records worldwide.
Eight of his songs have peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and his concert tours have seen some of the highest ticket sales in history.
|Full Name||Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter|
|Birthdate||September 4, 1981|
|Birthplace||Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|Other Names||Queen Bey|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, businesswoman, actress|
|Career Highlights||Widely recognized for boundary-pushing artistry and vocal performances|
|Musical Accomplishments||Sold over 200 million records worldwide|
|Discography||Dangerously in Love, B’Day, I Am… Sasha Fierce, 4, Beyoncé, Lemonade, Renaissance|
|Filmography||Austin Powers in Goldmember, Dreamgirls, The Lion King, and more|
|Notable Achievements||Named among Time magazine’s list of 100 women who defined the last century|
|Family||Parents: Mathew Knowles, Tina Lawson|
|Children||Three children, including Blue Ivy|
Born Giselle Knowles-Carter on September 4, 1981, Beyoncé is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer.
One of the best-selling recording artists in the world, Beyoncé has sold more than 200 million records globally.
Beyoncé was named the highest-earning black musician by Billboard in 2014, and in 2020, Time listed her among the 100 women who shaped the last century.
She announced the Renaissance World Tour on February 1, 2023 with North American and European dates.
10. Lady Gaga
|Full Name||Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (known as Lady Gaga)|
|Birthdate||March 28, 1986|
|Birthplace||New York City, US|
|Occupations||Singer, Songwriter, Actress|
|Education||Collaborative Arts Project 21, New York University Tisch School of the Arts|
|Career Highlights||Breakthrough with debut album “The Fame” and hit singles “Just Dance” and “Poker Face”|
|Philanthropy||Founder of the Born This Way Foundation, focusing on mental health awareness and LGBT rights|
|Business Ventures||Founder of Haus Labs, a vegan cosmetics brand|
|Record Sales||Estimated 170 million records sold globally|
|Notable Awards||13 Grammy Awards, 2 Golden Globe Awards, 18 MTV Video Music Awards|
|Influential Lists||Time’s 100 Most Influential People, VH1’s Greatest Women in Music|
Lady Gaga is the stage name used by American actress, singer, and songwriter Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986).
The only female artist with four singles that have sold at least 10 million copies globally is Lady Gaga, one of the best-selling musicians in the world. Lady Gaga has sold an estimated 170 million records.
She began her 20-date The Chromatica Ball stadium tour in July 2022, which brought in $112.4 million from 834,000 ticket sales. She became the highest-grossing female artist of 2022 by the end of the year. Joker will star Gaga and Joaquin Phoenix: Folie à Deux, which is set to come out in 2024.
11. Camila Cabello
|Full Name||Camila Cabello|
|Born||March 3, 1997 (age 26)|
|Birthplace||Cojímar, Havana, Cuba|
|Citizenship||American, Cuban, Mexican|
|Occupations||Singer, Songwriter, Actress|
|Notable Works||Solo discography, Fifth Harmony discography|
|Awards||Latin Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Award|
|Musical Genres||Pop, Latin, R&B|
|Labels||Epic, Syco, Interscope|
|Formerly of||Fifth Harmony|
|Debut Studio Album||Camila (2018)|
|Notable Singles||“Havana,” “Señorita,” “My Oh My,” “Don’t Go Yet”|
|Film Debut||Cinderella (2021)|
|Latest Album||Familia (2022)|
|Streaming Success||Billions of streams on music platforms|
|Best-Selling Single||“Havana” (2018)|
On March 3, 1997, American singer and songwriter Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao was born in Cuba.
The best-selling digital single of 2018 was Camila Cabello’s “Havana,” according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). The song has received billions of streams on music platforms. Two Latin Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and one Billboard Music Award are among Cabello’s numerous accolades. The RIAA awarded the “Havana” Diamond certification in 2021, making Cabello the first Hispanic woman to do so.
12. The Weeknd
|Full Name||Abel Makkonen Tesfaye|
|Other Names||The Noise, Kin Kane|
|Date of Birth||February 16, 1990 (age 33)|
|Birthplace||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, businessman|
|Genre||Pop, R&B, hip hop, dance, alternative R&B, new wave|
|Notable Achievements||4 Grammy Awards, 20 Billboard Music Awards, 22 Juno Awards,|
|Musical Projects||Discography, songs, videography|
|Notable Works||“Blinding Lights,” “Can’t Feel My Face,” “The Hills”|
|Notable Albums||“Beauty Behind the Madness,” “Starboy,” “After Hours”|
|Notable Soundtracks||“Earned It” (Fifty Shades of Grey), Grammy-winning single|
|Notable TV Series||Co-created and starred in “The Idol” (2023)|
|Records and Achievements||Over 75 million records sold worldwide|
|Advocacy||World Food Programme Goodwill Ambassador (since 2021)|
On February 16, 1990, Canadian singer-songwriter-actor Abel Makkonen Tesfaye was born. His stage name, The Weeknd, better knows him. He is a singer, songwriter, and actor. His music explores escapism, romance, and melancholy and is frequently inspired by personal experiences. He is known for his dark lyrics and sonic versatility. The Weeknd has been nominated for an Academy Award and a Primetime Emmy Award, in addition to four Grammy Awards, a Latin Grammy Award, 20 Billboard Music Awards, 17 Juno Awards, six American Music Awards, and two MTV Video Music Awards.
In 2021, he was made a Goodwill Ambassador for the World Food Programme as an advocate for racial equality and food security.
13. Katy Perry
|Full Name||Katy Perry|
|Born||Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (October 25, 1984)|
|Birthplace||Santa Barbara, California, U.S.|
|Other Names||Katy Hudson, Katheryn Perry|
|Occupations||Singer, Songwriter, Television personality|
|Spouse||Russell Brand (m. 2010; div. 2012)|
|Partner(s)||Orlando Bloom (2016–present; engaged)|
|Relatives||Frank Perry (uncle)|
|Musical Career||Musical Career|
|Genres||Pop, Rock, Disco|
|Labels||Red Hill, Java, Columbia, Capitol|
|Musical artist||Musical Artist|
|Influence||Known for her influence on modern pop music and her camp style|
|Nickname||Dubbed the “Queen of Camp” by Vogue and Rolling Stone|
|Early Gospel Record||Released a gospel record titled “Katy Hudson” in 2001, which was commercially unsuccessful|
|Stage Name||Adopted the stage name “Katy Perry” from her mother’s maiden name|
|Rise to Fame||Rose to fame with the pop rock album “One of the Boys” (2008) and hit singles|
|Chart-Topping Albums||Released hit albums like “Teenage Dream” (2010), “Prism” (2013),|
|Best-Selling Artist||One of the best-selling music artists of all time, selling over 143 million records|
|Awards and Accolades||Received various accolades including multiple Billboard Music Awards,|
|Other Ventures||Released an autobiographical documentary, voiced Smurfette in|
On October 25, 1984, Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, better known as Katy Perry, was born in the United States. Due to her influence on modern pop music and her goofy style, she has been given the title “Queen of Camp” by Vogue. In 2001, Red Hill Records released her debut album, Katy Hudson, which was not a commercial success. She later took on the stage name “Katy Perry” derived from her mother’s maiden name. Before signing with Capitol Records, she was dropped from Columbia Records after recording an album there.
In 2018, Perry started as a judge on American Idol, which was in its sixteenth season. With over 100 million followers, she is the third most followed person and the most followed woman on Twitter.
|Full Name||Adele Laurie Blue Adkins|
|Birthdate||May 5, 1988|
|Birthplace||Tottenham, London, England|
|Alma Mater||BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology|
|Grammy Awards||16 (including two Album of the Year wins)|
|Brit Awards||12 (including three British Album of the Year wins)|
|Academy Award||1 (for Best Original Song – “Skyfall”)|
|Golden Globe Award||1 (for Best Original Song – “Skyfall”)|
|Primetime Emmy Award||1 (for Outstanding Variety Special)|
|Best-Selling Albums||“21” and “25”|
|Records Sold||Over 120 million worldwide|
|Best-Selling Artist||2010s decade in the US and worldwide|
|Musical Genres||Pop, soul|
|Labels||XL, Columbia, Melted Stone|
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins MBE, better known by her stage name Adele, is an English singer and songwriter born on May 5, 1988. Her debut album, 19, was named one of the UK’s top 20 best-selling debut albums after selling more than 2.5 million copies. Adele won the Brit Award for Rising Star and the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
At the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours, she was given the MBE for her contributions to music. The Times named her the second-best singer of the twenty-first century, and Rolling Stone ranked her 22nd on its list of the 200 Greatest Singers of All Time (2023).
15. Justin Bieber
|Full Name||Justin Drew Bieber|
|Birthdate||March 1, 1994|
|Birthplace||London, Ontario, Canada|
|Genre||Pop, R&B, Dance-pop, EDM|
|Record Label||Island, Teen Island, RBMG, School Boy, Def Jam|
|Spouse||Hailey Baldwin (m. 2018)|
|Parent||Pattie Mallette (Mother)|
|Collaborations||Jack Ü, Dan + Shay, Ariana Grande, The Kid Laroi, Daniel Caesar, Giveon|
|Notable Achievements||Grammy Awards, Juno Awards, Brit Awards, Billboard Music Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, Guinness World Records|
|Best-Selling Albums||My World 2.0, Purpose, Changes, Justice|
Canadian singer Justin Drew Bieber was born on March 1, 1994. Bieber’s genre-mashing musicianship and global influence on contemporary popular music are recognized.
In 2011, Time named Bieber one of the world’s 100 most influential people, and he was named one of the top ten most powerful celebrities by Forbes in 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Bieber reportedly turned down the opportunity to headline Coachella 2023 to concentrate on his upcoming seventh studio album.
16. Olivia Rodrigo
|Full Name||Olivia Isabel Rodrigo|
|Birthdate||February 20, 2003 (age 20)|
|Birthplace||Murrieta, California, U.S.|
|Notable Works||Breakout single: “Drivers License”|
|Awards||Three Grammy Awards, American Music Award,|
|Billboard Achievements||Two Hot 100 number-one singles, one Billboard 200 number-one album|
|RIAA Certifications||Five multi-Platinum certifications|
|Musical Genres||Pop, pop rock|
|Musical Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano|
|Influences||Taylor Swift, Lorde, Jack White, Alanis Morissette,|
|Musical Style||Pop rock, teen pop, indie pop, alternative rock influences|
|Notable Recognitions||Time Magazine’s 2021 Entertainer of the Year,|
|Philanthropy Efforts||Support for homeless youth, STEM campaign, educational scholarships|
|COVID-19 Advocacy||Involved in White House effort to promote COVID-19 vaccinations among young people|
|Beauty Brand Partnership||Glossier’s first celebrity partner (April 2022)|
|Second Album Announcement||“Guts” to be released on September 8, 2023|
Olivia Isabel Rodrigo is an American actress and singer-songwriter born on February 20, 2003.
Rodrigo has received five multi-Platinum certifications, two Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles, and one Billboard 200 number-one album from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). She has been honored with an American Music Award, seven Billboard Music Awards, and four MTV Video Music Awards, among other awards. Rodrigo was named Entertainer of the Year by Time in 2021 and Woman of the Year by Billboard in 2022.
|Full Name||Robyn Rihanna Fenty|
|Birthdate||February 20, 1988|
|Birthplace||Saint Michael, Barbados|
|Occupations||Singer, businesswoman, actress|
|Organizations||Clara Lionel Foundation, Fenty Beauty|
|Notable Works||Albums, singles, performances, videography|
|Partners||Chris Brown, Hassan Jameel, ASAP Rocky|
|Awards||Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards|
|Musical Genres||Pop, dancehall, R&B, EDM|
|Labels||Roc Nation, Def Jam, SRP, Westbury Road|
|Musical Achievements||Over 250 million records sold worldwide, 14 number-one singles|
|Philanthropy||Founder of Clara Lionel Foundation, humanitarian involvement|
|Entrepreneurship||Founder of Fenty Beauty, fashion house Fenty under LVMH|
|Acting Career||Roles in films such as Battleship, Home, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Ocean’s 8|
|Ambassador Role||Appointed as ambassador of education, tourism, and investment by the Government of Barbados|
|National Hero||Declared a National Hero of Barbados, titled “The Right Excellent” for life|
|Net Worth||Estimated net worth of $1.4 billion|
Robyn Rihanna Fenty NH is a Barbadian actress, singer, and businesswoman born on February 20, 1988. She was born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, Barbados.
On September 25, 2022, Rihanna announced that she would be the headlining act at the Super Bowl LVII halftime show. This would be her first live performance in more than five years and would end her self-imposed boycott of the event, which Rihanna had started in support of Colin Kaepernick. HDD confirmed in October that Rihanna would tour stadiums in 2023.
Rihanna released the Black Panther lead single on October 28, 2022: “Lift Me” from the Wakanda Forever soundtrack is her first solo album since Anti. She received nominations for the song for the Best Original Song categories at the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards.
18. Harry Styles
|Full Name||Harry Edward Styles|
|Birthdate||1 February 1994|
|Birthplace||Redditch, Worcestershire, England|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, actor|
|Works||Solo discography, songs written|
|Awards||Multiple accolades, including Grammy Awards and Brit Awards|
|Musical Career||Originated from Holmes Chapel, England|
|Genres||Pop, pop rock, rock, Britpop, new wave|
|Member of||One Direction|
|Debut Solo Album||“Harry Styles” (2017)|
|Notable Singles||“Sign of the Times,” “Watermelon Sugar,” “As It Was”|
|Film Roles||“Dunkirk” (2017), “Don’t Worry Darling,” “My Policeman” (both 2022)|
|Fashion Influence||First solo male to grace the cover of Vogue|
|Education||Attended Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School|
|Early Musical Career||Discovered on The X Factor, formed One Direction|
|One Direction Achievements||Sold millions of records worldwide, received numerous awards|
|Solo Career Success||Signed with Columbia Records, released successful albums|
Harry Styles is an English singer, actor, and songwriter born on February 1, 1994. His musical career began in 2010 with his solo competition on the British music competition series The X Factor. One Direction became one of the most successful boy bands of all time after his reinstatement following elimination, and the group took an indefinite hiatus in 2016.
As part of his Love On Tour, Styles played 15 Madison Square Garden performances to packed houses in August and September 2022. Inside the venue, a permanent banner in his honor was raised to commemorate the achievement. He became the third musician in the history of Madison Square Garden to have a banner raised. “Gucci Ha Ha Ha,” a collaboration between Alessandro Michele and Styles, was released by Gucci in November 2022. At the 2022 American Music Awards, Styles won Favorite Male Pop Artist and Favorite Pop Song.
19. Doja Cat
|Full Name||Doja Cat|
|Birthdate||October 21, 1995 (age 27)|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Occupations||Rapper, singer, songwriter|
|Awards||Grammy Award, Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards|
|Musical Career||Genres: Hip hop, pop, R&B|
|Real Name||Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini|
|Debut EP||“Purrr!” (2014)|
|Breakthrough Single||“Say So”|
|Notable Albums||“Hot Pink” (2019), “Planet Her” (2021)|
|Online Presence||Instagram: @dojacat, Twitter: @DojaCat, TikTok: @dojacat, YouTube: Doja Cat, Spotify: Doja Cat|
Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, and record producer better known by her stage name Doja Cat.
She is well-known for her absurdly funny persona and online presence and is also well-versed in internet culture.
Throughout her career, Doja Cat has won several awards, including three MTV Video Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, five American Music Awards, and one Grammy Award out of sixteen nominations.
|Birthdate||December 18, 1975|
|Birthplace||Adelaide, South Australia, Australia|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, voice actress|
|Spouse(s)||Erik Anders Lang (m. 2014; div. 2016), Dan Bernad (m. 2023)|
|Labels||Dance Pool, Go! Beat, Inertia, RCA, Monkey Puzzle, Atlantic|
|Debut Studio Album||“OnlySee”|
|Notable Collaborations||“Titanium” (with David Guetta), “Diamonds” (with Rihanna), “Wild Ones” (with Flo Rida)|
|Breakthrough Album||“1000 Forms of Fear”|
|Recent Project||“Music” – Feature film and album release in 2021|
|Awards and Nominations||Multiple ARIA Awards, Grammy Award nominations, MTV Video Music Award nomination|
|Education||Attended Adelaide High School|
Sia Kate Isobelle Furler is a singer and songwriter born on December 18, 1975. In the middle of the 1990s, Sia, born and raised in the band Crisp, began her career as a singer. OnlySee, her first studio album, was released in Australia after Crisp’s breakup in 1997. She moved to London and sang for the British band Zero 7 there. Healing Is Difficult, Sia’s second studio album, came out in 2001, and Colour the Small One, her third, came out in 2004.
She is a proponent of animal welfare. Sia has been honored with nearly a dozen ARIA Awards, nine nominations for Grammy Awards, and an MTV Video Music Award.
21. Charlie Puth
|Full Name||Charles Otto Puth Jr.|
|Birthdate||December 2, 1991|
|Birthplace||Rumson, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Occupation||Singer, Songwriter, Music Producer, Music Director, Music Composer|
|Labels||APG, Atlantic, Loudr, eleveneleven|
|Debut Single||“Marvin Gaye” (featuring Meghan Trainor)|
|Notable Hit||“See You Again” (with Wiz Khalifa)|
|Debut Studio Album||“Nine Track Mind”|
|Second Studio Album||“Voicenotes”|
|Third Studio Album||“Charlie”|
|Notable Singles||“Attention,” “How Long,” “We Don’t Talk Anymore” (featuring Selena Gomez)|
|Education||Berklee College of Music|
|YouTube Channel||Charlies Vlogs|
|Notable Collaborations||Liam Payne, G-Eazy|
|Awards||Golden Globe Award, Grammy Award nominations|
Charles Otto Puth Jr. is a singer, songwriter, and record producer. His first exposure came from the popularity of his song videos uploaded to YouTube. 2011, Puth made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which led to his signing with the record company eleveneleven. Throughout that time, he also wrote songs and produced music for other artists.
In 2022, Puth released Charlie, his third studio album. It resulted in the Hot 100 top 40 hits “Light Switch” and “Left and Right,” which featured Jungkook. The RIAA gave them platinum and gold certifications, respectively.
22. Post Malone
|Full Name||Post Malone|
|Birthdate||July 4, 1995 (age 28)|
|Birthplace||Syracuse, New York, U.S.|
|Occupations||Rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer|
|Genres||Hip hop, pop rap, pop, R&B, trap, rap rock, cloud rap|
|Debut Single||“White Iverson”|
|Debut Album||Stoney (2016)|
|Diamond Single||“Congratulations” (featuring Quavo)|
|Number One Singles||“Rockstar” (featuring 21 Savage)|
A rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and more, Austin Richard Post is better known by his stage name Post Malone. He was born on July 4, 1995. Malone has received praise for blending hip-hop, pop, R&B, and trap genres and subgenres. He is known for his diverse vocals. He got his stage name by entering his birth name into a rap name generator.
Malone is one of the best-selling artists in music, having sold more than 80 million records. He has won ten Billboard Music Awards, three American Music Awards, and one MTV Video Music Award, and he has been nominated for nine Grammy Awards. He holds numerous Billboard chart records, including He is the first solo artist to reach the top of both the Rap Airplay and Adult Contemporary charts. “Circles” also holds the record for the longest solo-artist climb to the top of the Adult Contemporary chart (41 weeks).
|Full Name||Ashley Nicolette Frangipane|
|Birthdate||September 29, 1994 (age 28)|
|Birthplace||Edison, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Education||Warren Hills Regional High School|
|Occupations||Singer, Songwriter, Actress|
|Musical Career||Genres: Pop, Electronic, Alternative Rock|
|Labels||Astralwerks, Capitol, Columbia|
|Albums||Debut Studio Album: Badlands|
|Notable Singles||“Closer” (with The Chainsmokers)|
|Achievements||Certified Double Platinum: Album “Badlands”|
|Activism||Suicide prevention awareness|
|Family||Mother: Nicole Frangipane|
Born on September 29, 1994, Ashley Nicolette Frangipane is an American singer-songwriter better known by her stage name Halsey.
In the United States, Halsey has sold over 1 million albums and received over 6 billion streams, according to Billboard, in 2020. Her distinctive singing voice is well-known. Halsey has been nominated for three Grammy Awards, as well as three Billboard Music Awards, an American Music Award, a GLAAD Media Award, and a Billboard Women in Music Award. In 2021, the BMI Film & TV Awards awarded Halsey the Songwriter of the Year title.
She was also listed on Time’s 2020 list of the 100 world leaders with the greatest influence.
24. Britney Spears
|Full Name||Britney Jean Spears|
|Birthdate||December 2, 1981 (age 41)|
|Birthplace||McComb, Mississippi, U.S.|
|Occupation||Singer, songwriter, dancer, actress|
|Works||Discography, songs, videography|
|Spouses||Jason Allen Alexander (m. 2004; ann. 2004), Kevin Federline (m. 2004; div. 2007), Sam Asghari (m. 2022)|
|Parents||Jamie Spears, Lynne Spears|
|Siblings||Bryan Spears (brother), Jamie Lynn Spears (sister)|
|Awards||Grammy Award, Guinness World Records, MTV Video Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Hollywood Walk of Fame star|
|Musical Genres||Pop, dance-pop, electropop, teen pop|
|Record Sales||Over 100 million records worldwide, over 70 million records sold in the United States|
|Influence||Credited with influencing the revival of teen pop, one of the world’s best-selling music artists|
|Chart Achievements||Six number-one albums on the Billboard 200, five number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100|
|Legal Battle||Involved in a highly publicized legal battle over her conservatorship|
|Philanthropy||Active in charitable efforts and donations|
Britney Jean Spears is an American singer born on December 2, 1981. She is credited with influencing the revival of teen pop in the late 1990s and early 2000s and is frequently referred to as the “Princess of Pop.” At the age of fifteen, Spears signed with Jive Records after appearing in stage productions and television series.
Billboard named Spears the eighth most successful artist of the 2000s. She is the best-selling female artist of the 2000s and the fourth best-selling female artist of the Nielsen SoundScan era in the United States.
According to Forbes, between 2001 and 2012, Spears was the highest-earning female musician. She had surpassed Yahoo! by 2012 ‘s list of celebrities with the most searches seven times in twelve years. Spears was named one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2021, and she also won the reader poll with the most votes.
|Full Name||Khalid Donnel Robinson|
|Birthdate||February 11, 1998 (age 25)|
|Birthplace||Fort Stewart, Georgia, U.S.|
|Origin||El Paso, Texas, U.S.|
|Labels||Right Hand, RCA|
|Notable Achievements||Grammy Award nominee|
|Major Hits||“Location”, “Young Dumb & Broke”, “Love Lies”, “Eastside”, “Better”, “Talk”|
|Debut Album||“American Teen” (2017)|
|Certifications||Debut album certified 4× Platinum by the RIAA|
|Influential Figure||Named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2019|
American singer and songwriter Khalid Donnel Robinson, better known by his stage name Khalid, was born on February 11, 1998.
Right Hand Music Group and RCA Records have signed him. He became famous after the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) gave his first studio album, American Teen (2017), a platinum certification.
Khalid was named one of Time magazine’s 2019 100 Most Influential People.
26. Demi Lovato
|Full Name||Demetria Devonne Lovato|
|Birthdate||August 20, 1992|
|Birthplace||Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.|
|Occupation||Singer, Songwriter, Actress|
|Rise to Prominence||Played Mitchie Torres in Camp Rock and its sequel. Debut single “This Is Me” with Joe Jonas.|
|Discography||Released multiple albums: Don’t Forget, Here We Go Again, Unbroken, Demi, Confident, Tell Me You Love Me, Dancing with the Devil… the Art of Starting Over, Holy Fvck|
|Acting Career||Starred in Sonny with a Chance, appeared in Glee, Will & Grace, Princess Protection Program, Smurfs: The Lost Village, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.|
|Awards and Accolades||MTV Video Music Award, Teen Choice Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Latin American Music Awards, Grammy Award nomination, Guinness World Record.|
|Activism||Advocate for social causes. Published memoir Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year. Released documentaries: Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated, Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil.|
|Family||Mother: Dianna De La Garza; Father: Patrick Martin Lovato; Siblings: Dallas (older full sister), Madison De La Garza (younger maternal half-sister), Amber (older paternal half-sister).|
|Musical Style||Pop, rock, R&B|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano|
|Labels||Island, Safehouse, Hollywood|
Demetria “Demi” Devonne Lovato is an American singer, songwriter, and actress born on August 20, 1992.
More than 24 million records have been sold in the US, and Lovato has also earned a Guinness World Record, two Latin American Music Awards, 14 Teen Choice Awards, five People’s Choice Awards, and a spot on the 2017 Time 100 list.
Although Lovato supports a number of social causes, the media has focused heavily on her battles with an eating disorder and drug abuse.
A poster promoting the album that showed Lovato dressed in a bondage-style outfit lying on a cushioned crucifix was prohibited in the UK in August 2022 by the Advertising Standards Authority because it was “likely to cause serious offense to Christians.”
27. Zayn Malik
|Full Name||Zayn Malik|
|Birth Name||Zain Javadd Malik|
|Date of Birth||January 12, 1993|
|Birthplace||Bradford, West Yorkshire, England|
|Associated Acts||One Direction|
|Labels||Mercury (current), Syco, Columbia, RCA (former)|
|Awards||American Music Award, MTV Video Music Award, Billboard Music Award for New Artist of the Year (as member of One Direction and solo)|
|Debut Studio Album||“Mind of Mine” (2016)|
|Notable Singles||“Pillowtalk”, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” (with Taylor Swift), “Dusk Till Dawn” (featuring Sia)|
|Partner||Gigi Hadid (2015–2021)|
Zain Javadd Malik, better known by his stage name Zayn Malik, is a British pop and R&B singer born on January 12, 1993. In 2010, Zayn participated in an individual audition for the British music competition show The X Factor.
Zayn Malik has won an American Music Award and an MTV Video Music Award, among others. With his victories as a solo performer in 2017 and as a member of One Direction in 2013, Zayn Malik is the only artist to have received the Billboard Music Award for New Artist of the Year twice.
Zayn Malik released a Dropbox collection of three songs titled Yellow Tape on September 13, 2021. The songs are “Grimez,” “Believe Me,” and “47 11.” His musical Direction changed when the songs adopted the sound of old-school hip-hop. RCA dropped Malik from their label in October 2021.
|Full Name||Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll|
|Birthdate||February 2, 1977|
|Occupation||Singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress, philanthropist|
|Genres||Pop, rock, Latin|
|Labels||Columbia, Epic, RCA, Sony Latin|
|Partners||Antonio de la Rúa (2000–2010), Gerard Piqué (2011–2022)|
|Awards||3 Grammy Awards, 12 Latin Grammy Awards, 4 MTV Video Music Awards, and more|
|Notable Songs||“Whenever, Wherever”, “Hips Don’t Lie”, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”, and more|
|Philanthropic Work||Barefoot Foundation, Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year|
Born in Colombia on February 2, 1977, Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a singer and songwriter.
With over 85 million records sold and 145 songs released, Shakira is one of the most popular musicians of all time.
Shakira was appointed to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational.
Shakira received a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters designation from the French government in 2012.
|Full Name||Anne-Marie Rose Nicholson|
|Birthdate||April 7, 1991|
|Birthplace||East Tilbury, Essex, England|
|Genres||Pop, grime, R&B|
|Labels||Asylum, Warner, Atlantic|
|Debut Studio Album||Speak Your Mind (2018)|
|Chart-Topping Singles||“Rockabye,” “Alarm,” “Ciao Adios,” “Friends,” “2002”|
|Brit Awards Nominations||10 nominations, including Best British Female Solo Artist|
|Billboard Music Award Nomination||Received nomination|
|Television Appearance||Coach on The Voice UK|
|Associated Acts||Rudimental, Clean Bandit, Marshmello|
|Notable Achievements||Double gold and world champion in Shotokan karate, Platinum certifications, successful collaborations|
|Book Release||“You Deserve Better: An Imperfect Guide To Finding Your Own Happiness”|
|Upcoming Album||“Unhealthy” set to release on July 28, 2023|
Anne-Marie Rose Nicholson is an English singer who was born on April 7, 1991.
At the 2019 Brit Awards, Anne-Marie was up for four awards, including Best British Female Solo Artist. She has received nominations for ten Brit Awards and a Billboard Music Award thus far. She began releasing her music on Atlantic Records’ sublabel Asylum in 2015 and signed a record deal with the label. She began working as a coach on the television singing competition The Voice UK and released her second studio album, Therapy, in 2021.
30. Miley Cyrus
|Full Name||Miley Ray Cyrus|
|Birthdate||November 23, 1992|
|Birthplace||Franklin, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Other Names||Pop Chameleon, Teen Queen, “Smiley”|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, actress|
|Organization||Happy Hippie Foundation|
|Notable Achievements||Time 100 list, Forbes 30 Under 30, Billboard’s Greatest of All Time Artists chart, and more|
|Musical Career||Genres: Pop, rock, pop rock, country, country pop, teen pop, dance-pop, R&B, psychedelic|
|Labels||Walt Disney, Hollywood, RCA, Smiley Miley, Columbia|
Destiny Hope Cyrus, born Miley Ray Cyrus, is an American actress and singer (born November 23, 1992). Her music incorporates pop, country, rock, hip-hop, experimental music, and other styles and genres.
She appeared on Billboard’s Greatest of All Time Artists chart in 2019, was named the ninth greatest female Billboard 200 artist ever, was named MTV’s Best Artist of 2013, and made the Time 100 list in 2008 and 2014.
31. Nick Jonas
|Full Name||Nick Jonas|
|Birthdate||September 16, 1992|
|Birthplace||Dallas, Texas, U.S.|
|Occupation||Singer, Songwriter, Actor|
|Musical Career||Genres: Pop, Pop Rock, R&B|
|Instruments||Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Keyboards, Percussion, Drums|
|Labels||Walt Disney, Columbia, Hollywood, Island, Safehouse|
|Notable Work||– Released successful debut single in 2002|
|Acting Career||– Had recurring roles on television series and appeared in films|
|Family||– Brother: Kevin Jonas|
Nicholas Jerry Jonas is a singer, songwriter, and actor from the United States born on September 16, 1992. At the age of seven, Jonas began performing on Broadway and released his first single in 2002; Because of this, Jonas and his older brothers, Kevin and Joe, signed with Columbia Records and formed the Jonas Brothers band.
In the 2017 adventure-comedy film Jumanji, Jonas made an appearance: Welcome to the Jungle, which finished the year as the fifth highest-grossing movie. The album Happiness Begins was released by The Jonas Brothers when they reformed at the beginning of 2019. Jonas’s third solo studio album, Spaceman, came out on March 12, 2021.
|Birthdate||April 27, 1988|
|Birthplace||Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|Education||University of Houston (no degree)|
|Occupations||Rapper, singer, songwriter, flutist, actress|
|Awards||Grammy Awards, Billboard Music Award, BET Award|
|Origin||Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|Genres||Hip hop, soul, R&B, funk-pop|
|Labels||TGNP, Atlantic, Nice Life, BGSW|
|Formerly of||Lizzo & the Larva Ink, The Chalice, Grrrl Prty|
|Notable Albums||“Cuz I Love You” (2019), “Special” (2022)|
|Major Hits||“Truth Hurts,” “Good as Hell,” “Juice”|
|Acting Career||Voice actor in “UglyDolls” (2019), appeared in “Hustlers” (2019)|
|Additional Awards||Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Competition Program|
|Contributions||Advocate for body positivity and self-love|
|Notable Performances||Coachella Music Festival, Glastonbury Festival|
Melissa Viviane Jefferson (born April 27, 1988) is an American singer, rapper, and flutist better known by her stage name Lizzo.
Lizzo was named “Entertainer of the Year” by Time magazine in 2019 for her meteoric rise and contributions to music.
Lizzo has won a Billboard Music Award, a BET Music Award, and two Soul Train Music Awards in addition to her four Grammy Awards.
Austin Butler hosted Saturday Night Live on December 17, 2022, when Lizzo made her third appearance as a musical guest. Because Yeah Yeah Yeahs member Nick Zinner had pneumonia, Lizzo took over for him.
|Full Name||Alecia Beth Moore Hart (P!nk)|
|Birthdate||September 8, 1979|
|Birthplace||Doylestown Township, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Occupations||Singer, Songwriter, Actress|
|Spouse||Carey Hart (married in 2006)|
|Origin||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Genres||Pop, Pop Rock, R&B|
|Labels||LaFace, Arista, Jive, RCA|
|Notable Hits||“Get the Party Started,” “Just Like a Pill,” “So What”|
|Best-selling Album||“Missundaztood” (2001)|
|Grammy Awards||3 (including Best Female Rock Vocal Performance)|
|MTV Video Music Awards||7 (including Video Vanguard Award)|
|Billboard Awards||Pop Songs Artist of the Decade (2009), Woman of the Year (2013)|
|Record Sales||Over 135 million records worldwide (albums and singles)|
|Influential Voice||Raspy voice and acrobatic stage presence|
|Philanthropy||Active supporter of various charitable causes|
Alecia Beth Moore Hart, also known as Pink (stylized as P!nk), is a 1979-born American singer-songwriter, actress, and dancer. Pink began her career as a member of Choice, a girl group. Pink received a solo recording contract from LaFace Records in 1995 because the label saw potential in her.
The lead single from Pink’s upcoming album Trustfall, “Never Gonna Not Dance Again,” was released on November 4, 2022. On November 20, Pink performed the song at the American Music Awards.
34. Ava Max
|Full Name||Ava Max|
|Birthdate||February 16, 1994|
|Birthplace||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.|
|Other Names||Amanda Kay, AVA, Ava Koci|
|Education||Lexington High School|
|Notable Work||Breakthrough single: “Sweet but Psycho”|
|Musical Career||Signed with Atlantic Records in 2016|
|Origin||Chesapeake, Virginia, U.S.|
|Breakthrough Single||“Sweet but Psycho”|
|Chart Success||Reached number one in 22 countries, including Germany and the UK|
|Notable Album||“Heaven & Hell”|
|Album Chart Performance||Peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart, number 27 on the Billboard 200|
|Latest Album||“Diamonds & Dancefloors”|
|Latest Single||“One of U”|
Amanda Ava Koci (née Koçi) Albanian-American singer and songwriter Ava Max (born February 16, 1994), better known by her stage name. In 2016, she signed with Atlantic Records, and in August 2018, she released her breakthrough single, “Sweet but Psycho.”
The song “My Head & My Heart,” released in November 2020, peaked at number 18 on the UK Singles Chart and 45 on the Billboard Hot 100. On January 27, 2023, Max released Diamonds & Dancefloors, her second studio album.
35. John Legend
|Full Name||John Legend|
|Born||December 28, 1978 (Age: 44)|
|Birthplace||Springfield, Ohio, U.S.|
|Education||University of Pennsylvania (BA)|
|Occupations||Singer, Songwriter, Pianist, Record Producer, Actor|
|Musical Career Genres||R&B, Soul, Pop|
|Instruments||Vocals, Piano, Keyboards|
|Labels||Republic, Columbia, GOOD, Sony Urban|
|Early Collaborations||Lauryn Hill’s “Everything Is Everything”|
|Debut Album||Get Lifted|
|Grammy Awards||Best Male R&B Vocal Performance (for “Ordinary People”)|
|Hit Single||“All of Me”|
|Awards and Honors||Hal David Starlight Award (Songwriters Hall of Fame)|
|Television||The Voice (Seasons 16-22, 24)|
American pianist, songwriter, record producer, and musician John Roger Stephens is better known by his stage name, John Legend. He was born on December 28, 1978. He began his musical career behind the scenes, playing piano on Lauryn Hill’s “Everything Is Everything” and making uncredited guest appearances on Alicia Keys’ “You Don’t Know My Name” and Jay-Z’s “Encore.”
In NBC’s 2018 adaptation of the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, Legend portrayed Jesus Christ. Stephens was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his work as an actor and won the award for his work as the show’s producer. This made him the first black man and the second-youngest person to win all four major American entertainment awards: Tony, Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar (EGOT).
36. Lewis Capaldi
|Full Name||Lewis Marc Capaldi|
|Birthdate||7 October 1996 (age 26)|
|Genres||Pop, blue-eyed soul|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano|
|Labels||EMI, Vertigo, Universal, Capitol|
|Awards||Brit Award for Best New Artist (2020)|
|Notable Song||“Someone You Loved”|
|Chart Achievement||Longest-running top 10 UK single by a British artist|
|Debut Album||“Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent”|
|Best-selling Album||Best-selling album in the UK for 2019 and 2020|
|Second Album||“Broken by Desire to Be Heavenly Sent”|
|Lead Single||“Forget Me”|
|Number-One Singles||“Someone You Loved,” “Before You Go,” “Pointless,” “Wish You the Best”|
|Music Collaborations||Rita Ora’s “How to Be Lonely,” Sigala’s “Lasting Lover”|
|Documentary||“How I’m Feeling Now” (released on Netflix)|
|Influences||Paolo Nutini, Joe Cocker, the 1975, Arctic Monkeys, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Adele, Kings of Leon|
Lewis Marc Capaldi is a Scottish musician and singer-songwriter born on October 7, 1996.
At the 2019 Brit Awards, he was up for the Critics’ Choice Award. His single “Someone You Loved” reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 in November 2019 after topping the UK Singles Chart in March 2019 for seven weeks.
His debut album, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, was released on May 17, 2019, and it topped the UK Albums Chart for six weeks.
37. Bebe Rexha
|Full Name||Bebe Rexha|
|Birthdate||August 30, 1989|
|Birthplace||Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.|
|Labels||Warner Bros. Records|
|Notable Collaborations||Eminem, Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, David Guetta, G-Eazy, Martin Garrix, Florida Georgia Line|
|Debut EP||“I Don’t Wanna Grow Up” (2015)|
|Debut Studio Album||“Expectations” (2018)|
|Second Studio Album||“Better Mistakes” (2021)|
|Third Studio Album||“Bebe” (2023)|
|Notable Awards||Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance, Billboard Music Award, MTV Europe Music Award|
American singer and songwriter Bleta Rexha, better known by her stage name Bebe Rexha, was born on August 30, 1989.
Expectations (2018), Rexha’s debut studio album, debuted at number 13 on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States. Because of the success of the album’s lead single, “I’m a Mess,” Rexha received two Grammy nominations: Best New Artist and Best Country Duo/Group Performance. Rexha’s second studio album, Better Mistakes, was released in 2021.
|Full Name||Aubrey Drake Graham|
|Birthdate||October 24, 1986|
|Birthplace||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Other Names||Champagne Papi, Drizzy, 6 God|
|Occupations||Rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, businessman|
|Genres||Hip hop, R&B, pop rap, pop, trap|
|Labels||OVO Sound, Republic, Young Money, Cash Money|
|Relatives||Larry Graham (uncle), Teenie Hodges (uncle)|
|Notable Achievements||Popularized singing and R&B sensibilities in hip hop, critical and commercial success with albums, record-breaking chart achievements|
|Entrepreneurship||Founder of OVO Sound record label, OVO fashion label, collaborations with Nike|
|Cultural Impact||Influenced contemporary popular music, popularized Afrobeats worldwide|
|Philanthropy and Ownership||Involved in charitable work, part owner of A.C. Milan|
|Early Acting Career||Portrayed Jimmy Brooks in Degrassi: The Next Generation|
|Breakthrough Mixtapes||Room for Improvement, Comeback Season, So Far Gone|
|Collaborations||Worked with notable artists such as Lil Wayne, Trey Songz, Omarion|
Rapper, singer, and actor Aubrey Drake Graham was born in Canada on October 24, 1986.
Drake is the highest-certified digital singles artist in the United States, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists with more than 170 million records. Drake holds additional Hot 100 records and has eleven Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles to his credit; He has the hottest 100 debuts in a single week, the most charted songs, the most simultaneously charted songs, and the most continuous time on the Hot 100 (431 weeks). On the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Hot Rap Songs, and Rhythmic Airplay charts, he also has the number one singles.
39. Sam Smith
|Full Name||Sam Smith|
|Birthdate||19 May 1992 (age 31)|
|Awards||Grammy Awards: 5|
|Genres||Pop, R&B, soul|
|Musical artist||Musical artist|
|Notable Collaborations||– Featured on Disclosure’s “Latch” and Naughty Boy’s “La La La”|
|Early Life||– Overcame childhood bullying and underwent liposuction at age 12|
|Discography||– Debut studio album: “In the Lonely Hour” (2014)|
Samuel Frederick Smith is a singer and songwriter born on May 19, 1992. Smith won the 2014 Brit Critics’ Choice Award and the BBC Sound of 2014 poll in December 2013.
He has five Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, three Billboard Music Awards, and an American Music Award, in addition to a Golden Globe and an Academy Award.
In May 2014, Smith came out to the public as gay and acknowledged a two-month-long relationship—since ended—with actor and model Jonathan Zeizel. Smith is the first musician to openly identify as non-binary while receiving a Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 and a Grammy nomination.
40. Jennifer Lopez
|Full Name||Jennifer Lynn López|
|Born||July 24, 1969|
|Birthplace||New York City, U.S.|
|Other Names||J.Lo, Jennifer Affleck|
|Occupations||Actress, dancer, singer, businesswoman|
|Works||Selena, Anaconda, Out of Sight, Maid in Manhattan, Hustlers, and more|
|Musical Career||Debut Studio Album: On the 6, Number-One Hits: “If You Had My Love,” “I’m Real,” “Ain’t It Funny,” “All I Have”|
|Awards||Golden Globe nomination for Selena, Billboard Icon Award, Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, and more|
|Influential||Considered one of the most influential Hispanic entertainers in North America|
|Cultural Icon||Recognized as a Latin pop culture icon|
|Philanthropy||Involved in charitable endeavors and has her own charitable foundation|
J.Lo, born Jennifer Lynn Affleck on July 24, 1969, is an American actress, singer, and dancer.
She is regarded as an icon of popular culture and is frequently referred to as a triple-threat entertainer. Lopez is regarded as North America’s most influential Hispanic entertainer, with an estimated global sales of 80 million records and a cumulative film gross of US$3.1 billion.
Her other businesses include a production company, clothing and beauty lines, fragrances, and a nonprofit foundation.
41. Niall Horan
|Full Name||Niall Horan|
|Birthdate||September 13, 1993|
|Birthplace||Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland|
One Direction discography
|Musical Career||Genres: Pop, soft rock, pop rock|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano|
|Labels||Capitol Records, Syco Music, Columbia Records|
|Member of||One Direction|
|Debut Solo Album||“Flicker” (2017)|
|Notable Singles||“This Town” (2016)|
“Slow Hands” (2017)
“Nice to Meet Ya” (2019)
|Latest Studio Album||“The Show” (2023)|
|Concert Tours||Flicker Sessions Tour (2017)|
Nice to Meet Ya Tour (2020 – cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic)
|Philanthropy||Active involvement in charitable initiatives|
|Television Appearance||Coach on The Voice (Season 23, 24)|
|Business Venture||Co-founder of Modest Golf|
Niall James Horan is an Irish singer-songwriter born on September 13, 1993.
In Ireland and the United States, Flicker debuted at number one, and in Australia and the U.K., it reached number three. “This Town” and “Slow Hands,” the album’s first two singles, reached the top twenty in several countries.
When it was released in March 2020, Heartbreak Weather reached number one in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Mexico, as well as four in the U.S.
42. Alicia Keys
|Full Name||Alicia Augello Cook|
|Birthdate||January 25, 1980|
|Birthplace||New York City, U.S.|
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, pianist, author, actress|
|Organization||Keep a Child Alive|
|Works||Discography, songs written|
|Spouse||Swizz Beatz (married in 2010)|
|Awards||15 Grammy Awards|
|Genres||R&B, pop, soul, hip hop|
|Instrument(s)||Vocals, piano, keyboards|
|Labels||Columbia, Arista, RCA, AAKW|
|Debut Album||“Songs in A Minor”|
|Notable Hit Singles||“Fallin'”, “You Don’t Know My Name”, “If I Ain’t Got You”, “No One”, “Empire State of Mind”|
|Record Sales||Over 90 million records worldwide|
|Humanitarian Work||Ambassador of Conscience by Amnesty International, Global Ambassador of Keep a Child Alive|
Alicia Augello Cook was given the stage name Alicia Keys on January 25, 1981. She is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Keys, a classically trained pianist, began writing songs when Keys was 12 and was signed by Columbia Records at 15.
Keys is one of the most successful musicians in the world because she has sold over 90 million records worldwide. She was named the R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Decade (the 2000s) by Billboard; and came in tenth place on their list of the 50 most influential R&B/Hip-Hop artists of the last 25 years.
43. Sabrina Carpenter
|Full Name||Sabrina Annlynn Carpenter|
|Birthdate||May 11, 1999|
|Birthplace||Quakertown, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Genres||Pop, Teen pop, Dance-pop, R&B, Electropop|
|Acting Debut||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit|
|Disney Channel Series||Girl Meets World (2014–2017)|
|Filmography||Horns, The Hate U Give, The Short History of the Long Road, Clouds, Emergency, Tall Girl (sequel in 2022), Work It|
|Debut Single||“Can’t Blame a Girl for Trying”|
|Debut Album||Eyes Wide Open|
|Studio Albums||Evolution, Singular: Act I, Singular: Act II, Emails I Can’t Send|
|YouTube Beginnings||Started posting singing videos at age 10|
|Early Achievements||Placed third in The Next Miley Cyrus Project singing contest, Performed in Hunan Broadcasting System’s Gold Mango Audience Festival program in China|
|Notable Roles||Princess Vivian in Sofia the First, Cady Heron in Mean Girls on Broadway|
|Recognition||Included in Nylon magazine’s “25 Gen Z’ers Changing The World”, Named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in the Hollywood and entertainment category|
|Collaborations||The Vamps, Mike Perry, Alan Walker, Lost Kings, Lindsey Stirling, Jonas Blue|
|Upcoming Projects||Brand ambassador for Samsung USA, Fragrance release with Scent Beauty|
|Latest Single||“Honeymoon Fades”|
|Label Partnership||Universal Music Group’s Island Records|
American singer and actress Sabrina Annlynn Carpenter was born on May 11, 1999.
Carpenter made her acting debut in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a television crime drama.
Her debut EP and music single, “Can’t Blame a Girl for Trying,” were released in 2014. In 2015, she released Eyes Wide Open, her debut album, in addition to Evolution (2016), Singular: Singular, Act I (2018), and Act II (2019). In 2022, her fifth studio album, Emails I Can’t Send, was released.
44. Lana Del Rey
|Lana Del Rey||Information|
|Full Name||Lana Del Rey|
|Birthdate||June 21, 1985|
|Birthplace||New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Other Names||Lana Del Ray, Lana Rey Del Mar, Lizzy Grant|
|Alma Mater||Fordham University (BA)|
|Musical Genres||Alt-pop, Baroque pop, Rock, Dream pop|
|Labels||5 Points, Stranger, Polydor, Interscope|
|Awards||Brit Awards, Billboard Women in Music, MTV Europe Music Awards, Satellite Award, Grammy Awards, Golden Globe Award|
|Notable Recognitions||Variety’s Hitmakers Awards: “One of the most influential singer-songwriters of the 21st century”|
American singer-songwriter Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, better known by her stage name Lana Del Rey, was born on June 21, 1985. Her music is cinematic and explores tragic romance, glamour, and melancholy, with frequent allusions to contemporary pop culture and Americana from the 1950s to the 1960s.
She has been nominated for six Grammy Awards and a Golden Globe Award, in addition to winning two Brit Awards, two MTV Europe Music Awards, and a Satellite Award. Lana Del Rey was named “one of the most influential singer-songwriters of the 21st century” by Variety at their Hitmakers Awards.
45. Ellie Goulding
|Full Name||Ellie Goulding|
|Birthdate||December 30, 1986 (age 36)|
|Birthplace||Hereford, Herefordshire, England|
|Education||Lady Hawkins’ High School|
|Genres||Electropop, Synth-pop, Indie pop, Folktronica|
|Labels||Polydor, Neon Gold, Cherrytree, Interscope|
|Debut Studio Album||“Lights”|
|Notable Singles||“Your Song,” “Lights,” “Burn,” “Love Me like You Do”|
|Grammy Awards||Best Pop Solo Performance nomination (“Love Me like You Do”)|
|Fourth Studio Album||“Brightest Blue”|
|Fifth Studio Album||“Higher Than Heaven”|
|Collaborations||“Easy Lover” (featuring Big Sean), “Miracle” (with Calvin Harris)|
|Philanthropy||Active involvement in charitable causes and organizations|
English singer-songwriter Elena Jane “Ellie” Goulding was born on December 30, 1986.
At the 2014 Brit Awards, she was presented with the British Female Solo Artist honor. “On My Mind” was the lead single from the album. She received her first Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance that year thanks to her single “Love Me Like You Do.” Her fourth studio album, Brightest Blue (2020), became her third to top the UK Albums Chart and her fourth straight album to receive RIAA certification.
46. Kelly Clarkson
|Full Name||Kelly Brianne Clarkson|
|Birthdate||April 24, 1982|
|Birthplace||Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.|
|Occupations||Singer, Songwriter, Author, Television Personality|
|Genres||Pop, Pop Rock|
|Labels||RCA, 19, S, Atlantic|
|American Idol Win||Season 1 Winner|
|Debut Single||“A Moment Like This”|
|Grammy Awards||3 Wins, including Best Pop Vocal Album|
|Sales||Over 25 million albums and 45 million singles worldwide|
|Chart Success||11 top-ten singles in multiple countries|
|The Voice||Coach from Season 14 to Season 21 and Season 23|
|The Kelly Clarkson Show||Host since 2019|
|Billboard Recognition||Powerhouse Award, Ranked 19th on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women in Music|
|Education||Attended Pauline Hughes Middle School and Burleson High School|
|College Scholarship||Declined scholarships to pursue music career|
|Record Deal||Signed with RCA Records, 19 Recordings, and S Records|
|Film Debut||Starred in the musical romantic comedy film “From Justin to Kelly”|
American singer-songwriter-author-TV personality Kelly Brianne is also known by her stage name Kelly Clarkson. Her birthday is April 24, 1982.
She gained fame and a record deal with RCA in 2002 after winning the first season of American Idol. Her first single, “A Moment Like This,” debuted at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 and became the most popular in the nation in 2002. It was on her first studio album, Thankful, which debuted at the top of the Billboard 200.
47. Jason Derulo
|Full Name||Jason Joel Desrouleaux|
|Birthdate||September 21, 1989|
|Birthplace||Miramar, Florida, U.S.|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, dancer, businessman|
|Labels||Warner, Atlantic, Beluga Heights, Asylum|
|Albums||Jason Derulo, Future History, Tattoos, Talk Dirty, Everything Is 4, Platinum Hits|
|Notable Singles||Whatcha Say, In My Head, Talk Dirty, Want to Want Me|
|Record Sales||Over 250 million singles worldwide|
|Collaborations||BTS remix of Savage Love, Love Not War ft. Nuka|
|Awards||Multiple awards and nominations|
|Cultural Influence||TikTok viral hits, international fanbase|
|Early Life||Haitian-American heritage, early music composition|
|Education||Attended performing arts schools, won talent show|
|Work Ethic||Known for impressive dedication and work ethic|
|Television||Judge on So You Think You Can Dance|
American singer and songwriter Jason Joel Desrouleaux, better known by his stage name Jason Derulo, was born on September 21, 1989.
Over 250 million singles have been sold worldwide since his solo recording career began in 2009. He has achieved platinum status on eleven singles, including “Wiggle,” “Talk Dirty,” “Want to Want Me,” “Trumpets,” “It Girl,” “In My Head,” “Ridin’ Solo,” and “Whatcha Say.”
48. Christina Aguilera
|Full Name||Christina María Aguilera|
|Birthdate||December 18, 1980|
|Birthplace||New York City, US|
|Other Names||Xtina, Baby Jane|
|Occupations||Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Television Personality|
|Organizations||Christina Aguilera Fragrances, MX Productions|
|Works||Discography, Songs, Videography, Concerts and Tours|
|Spouse||Jordan Bratman (married 2005; divorced 2011)|
|Partner||Matthew Rutler (engaged in 2014)|
|Awards||Grammy Awards, Latin Grammy Awards, ALMA Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Billboard Music Award|
|Musical Career||Genres: Pop, R&B, Soul, Dance-pop, Latin pop|
Labels: RCA, Sony Latin, Legacy
|Notable Albums||“Christina Aguilera” (1999), “Stripped” (2002), “Back to Basics” (2006)|
|Notable Singles||“Genie in a Bottle,” “Beautiful,” “Dirrty,” “Fighter,” “Ain’t No Other Man,” “Hurt”|
|Acting Career||Roles in films and television series, including “Burlesque” and “Nashville”|
|Sales||Estimated sales of over 100 million records worldwide|
|Cultural Impact||Recognized as a pop culture icon and influential Latin artist|
Christina Mara Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality. She was born on December 18, 1980.
She has been dubbed the “Voice of a Generation” due to her ability to sustain high notes and her four-octave vocal range.
In addition, magazines such as Rolling Stone and Consequence of Sound have ranked her among the greatest singers of all time as one of the best in contemporary pop music.
49. Avril Lavigne
|Full Name||Avril Ramona Lavigne|
|Birthdate||September 27, 1984 (age 38)|
|Birthplace||Belleville, Ontario, Canada|
|Genres||Pop-punk, alternative rock, pop rock, post-grunge|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano, drums|
|Labels||Arista, RCA, Epic, BMG, Avril Lavigne Music, DTA, Elektra|
|Best-Selling Album||“Let Go” – Best-selling album of the 21st century by a Canadian artist|
|Notable Achievements||Eight Grammy Awards nominations|
|Billboard Chart Success||“Under My Skin” – First album to reach number one on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States|
|International Success||“The Best Damn Thing” – Reached number one in multiple countries|
|Chart-Topping Single||“Girlfriend” – First single to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States|
|Continued Commercial Success||“Goodbye Lullaby” and “Avril Lavigne” – Certified gold in multiple countries|
|Recent Albums||“Head Above Water” (2019) and “Love Sux” (2022) – Showcasing Avril’s punk roots|
|Spouses||Deryck Whibley (m. 2006; div. 2010), Chad Kroeger (m. 2013; div. 2015)|
|Relatives||Brother-in-law: Ryota Kohama|
Avril Ramona Lavigne is a singer and songwriter from Canada who was born on September 27, 1984.
Let Go (2002), her first studio album, is the Canadian artist’s best-selling album of the 21st century. She was given the moniker “Pop Punk Queen” by music publications thanks to the singles “Complicated” and “Sk8er Boi,” which emphasized her skate punk persona.
Since she pioneered female-driven, punk-influenced pop music in the early 2000s, she is regarded as a pivotal musician in the evolution of pop-punk music. Under My Skin (2004), Lavigne’s second studio album became the first to top the Billboard 200 chart in the United States and sold 10 million copies worldwide.
50. Alec Benjamin
|Full Name||Alec Shane Benjamin|
|Birthdate||May 28, 1994|
|Birthplace||Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.|
|Breakthrough Single||“Let Me Down Slowly” reached top 40 in over 25 countries|
|Spotify Streams||Over 1.3 billion streams as of May 2023|
|Albums||– “Narrated for You” (2018)|
|Musical Influences||Eminem, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Paul Simon, Chris Martin|
|Notable Performances||Opened for John Mayer during Mayer’s Solo tour in North America (2023)|
Alec Shane Benjamin is an American singer-songwriter born in Phoenix, Arizona, on May 28, 1994.
As of April 2022, his breakout single “Let Me Down Slowly,” which debuted in 2018, had more than one billion streams on Spotify and reached the top 40 in more than 25 countries. Benjamin sings and writes most of his songs in English, but he has also released Mandarin Chinese versions of “Older,” “The Way You Felt,” “Water Fountain,” “Devil Doesn’t Bargain,” and “Shadow of Mine.”