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|
|Date of Birth||December 13, 1989|
|Place of Birth||West Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
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|
|Date of Birth||June 26, 1993|
|Place of Birth||Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.|
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|
|Place of Birth||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
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||Edward Christopher Sheeran|
|Date of Birth||February 17, 1991|
|Place of Birth||Halifax, West Yorkshire, England|
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|
|Date of Birth||August 22, 1995|
|Place of Birth||London, England|
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|
|Date of Birth||July 22, 1992|
|Place of Birth||Grand Prairie, Texas, U.S.|
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|
|Date of Birth||August 8, 1998|
|Place of Birth||Pickering, Ontario, Canada|
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||Peter Gene Hernandez|
|Date of Birth||October 8, 1985|
|Place of Birth||Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.|
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||Beyonce Giselle Knowles|
|Date of Birth||September 4, 1981|
|Place of Birth||Houston, Texas, U.S.|
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|
|Date of Birth||March 28, 1986|
|Place of Birth||New York City, US|
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||Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao|
|Date of Birth||March 3, 1997|
|Place of Birth||Cojímar, Havana, Cuba|
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|
|Date of Birth||February 16, 1990|
|Place of Birth||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
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||Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson|
|Date of Birth||October 25, 1984|
|Place of Birth||Santa Barbara, California, U.S.|
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|
|Date of Birth||May 5, 1988|
|Place of Birth||Tottenham, London, England|
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|
|Date of Birth||March 1, 1994|
|Place of Birth||London, Ontario, Canada|
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|
|Date of Birth||February 20, 2003|
|Place of Birth||Murrieta, California, U.S.|
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|
|Date of Birth||February 20, 1988|
|Place of Birth||Saint Michael, Barbados|
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|
|Date of Birth||February 1, 1994|
|Place of Birth||Redditch, England|
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||Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini|
|Date of Birth||October 21, 1995|
|Place of Birth||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
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.
|Full Name||Sia Kate Isobelle Furler|
|Date of Birth||December 18, 1975|
|Place of Birth||Adelaide, South Australia, Australia|
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.|
|Date of Birth||December 2, 1991|
|Place of Birth||Rumson, New Jersey, U.S.|
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||Austin Richard Post|
|Date of Birth||July 4, 1995|
|Place of Birth||Syracuse, New York, U.S.|
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|
|Date of Birth||September 29, 1994|
|Place of Birth||Edison, New Jersey, U.S.|
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|
|Date of Birth||December 2, 1981|
|Place of Birth||McComb, Mississippi, U.S.|
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|
|Date of Birth||February 11, 1998|
|Place of Birth||Fort Stewart, Georgia, U.S.|
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|
|Date of Birth||August 20, 1992|
|Place of Birth||Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.|
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||Zain Javadd Malik|
|Date of Birth||January 12, 1993|
|Place of Birth||Bradford, West Yorkshire, England|
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|
|Date of Birth||February 2, 1977|
|Place of Birth||Barranquilla, Colombia|
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|
|Date of Birth||April 7, 1991|
|Place of Birth||East Tilbury, Essex, England|
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||Destiny Hope Cyrus|
|Date of Birth||November 23, 1992|
|Place of Birth||Franklin, Tennessee, U.S.|
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||Nicholas Jerry Jonas|
|Date of Birth||September 16, 1992|
|Place of Birth||Dallas, Texas, U.S.|
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.
|Full Name||Melissa Viviane Jefferson|
|Date of Birth||April 27, 1988|
|Place of Birth||Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
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|
|Date of Birth||September 8, 1979|
|Place of Birth||Doylestown Township, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
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||Amanda Koçi|
|Date of Birth||February 16, 1994|
|Place of Birth||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.|
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 Roger Stephens|
|Date of Birth||December 28, 1978|
|Place of Birth||Springfield, Ohio, U.S.|
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|
|Date of Birth||October 7, 1996|
|Place of Birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
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||Bleta Rexha|
|Date of Birth||August 30, 1989|
|Place of Birth||New York City, U.S.|
|Years active||2010 – present|
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|
|Date of Birth||October 24, 1986|
|Place of Birth||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
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||Samuel Frederick Smith|
|Date of Birth||May 19, 1992|
|Place of Birth||London, England|
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 Lopez|
|Date of Birth||July 24, 1969|
|Place of Birth||New York City, U.S.|
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 James Horan|
|Date of Birth||September 13, 1993|
|Place of Birth||Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland|
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|
|Date of Birth||January 25, 1981|
|Place of Birth||New York City, U.S.|
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|
|Date of Birth||May 11, 1999|
|Place of Birth||Quakertown, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
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
|Full Name||Elizabeth Woolridge Grant|
|Date of Birth||June 21, 1985|
|Place of Birth||New York City, U.S.|
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||Elena Jane Goulding|
|Date of Birth||December 30, 1986|
|Place of Birth||Hereford, England|
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|
|Date of Birth||April 24, 1982|
|Place of Birth||Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.|
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|
|Date of Birth||September 21, 1989|
|Place of Birth||Miramar, Florida, U.S.|
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|
|Date of Birth||December 18, 1980|
|Place of Birth||New York City, New York, U.S.|
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|
|Date of Birth||September 27, 1984|
|Place of Birth||Belleville, Ontario, Canada|
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|
|Date of Birth||May 28, 1994|
|Place of Birth||Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.|
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.”