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20 Most Famous Singer In The World You Should Know

Siachen Studios | May 26, 2024

Are you the one who is eager to know the famous singers and tired of scrolling the net? No need to scroll anymore. We have come up with a solution. Today’s post will unveil the most famous singer. We have prepared a list of the 20 most popular singers making waves in the music industry. These artists have massive fans and social media followers.

Numerous singers earned fame with their unique voices, and dedication to their passion. Then what makes some of them highly popular and successful? There have been legendary singers like Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Dolly Parton, and many others who rock the world with their timeless music pieces. Also, you must know about the best famous female pop singers ruling the pop world.

In this post, we will discuss the most famous singer at present. These have the most chart-topping hits and rule the hearts of audiences. Let’s check out the list of 20 Most Famous Singers at present. Here we go.

1- Taylor Swift


Taylor Swift is a famous singer and songwriter born in West Reading, Pennsylvania. She is an exceptional singer and one of the most popular ones currently. Swift established herself as a successful pop-country singer. She began her career as a songwriter at the early age of fourteen.

She rose to fame with the albums Taylor Swift and Fearless, spawning chart-topping hits Love Story and Teardrops on My Guitar. Rolling Stone named her among its 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time list. Forbes included Swift in the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list.

Apart from that, Taylor Swift appeared in several movies including the rom-com Valentine’s Day, the dystopian drama The Giver, and the comedy thriller Amsterdam.

2- Ed Sheeran


Edward Christopher Sheeran aka Ed Sheeran was born in Halifax and raised in Framlingham. He learned to play instruments like guitar and cello at a young age. He released his first work Spinning Man independently. Sheeran hogged the limelight with his debut studio album +(Plus).

It debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart. Moreover, “The A Team” from + became Sheeran’s best-selling debut single. His next album x(Multiply) topped the US Billboard 200 and UK Albums Chart. One of his most prominent works is EP No. 5 Collaborations Project released in 2011.

Ed Sheeran received several accolades including five Brit Awards, six Billboard Music Awards, four Grammy Awards, and a Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award.

3- Ariana Grande


Next up, is the sensational pop singer Ariana Grande. She left her school to pursue a musical career. She co-founded the music group Kids Who Care when she was ten. Ariana started her career with the Broadway musical 13.

She rose to notoriety for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon television series Victorious. Her album “Thank You Next” broke multiple records and topped several charts.

Grande is a hugely popular female musician with over 380 million followers on Instagram, YouTube, and Spotify. She was awarded Woman of the Year in 2018, Billboard’s most successful female artist to debut in the 2010s, and Forbes’ highest-paid female musician in 2020.

4- The Weeknd


Canadian singer Abel Makkonen Tesfaye was born in Toronto, Canada. He is famous by his stage name “The Weeknd“. He began his career releasing music anonymously on YouTube. His debut mixtape House of Balloons was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize.

He was inspired by the legendary singer Michael Jackson. The Weeknd performed at several music festivals including Coachella, and Primavera Sound. His compilation album Trilogy got RIAA’s platinum and double platinum certification.

His album Beauty Behind the Madness became one of the year’s best-selling albums. It also earned him two Grammy Awards.

5- Dua Lipa


Dua Lipa is a famous English singer born on 22 August 1995. She was influenced by his father, who was a singer and guitarist. She started her music career with a YouTube channel. Lipa signed with Warner Music Group in 2015 and released her debut album.

The album peaked at third position on the UK Albums Chart. Singles like Hotter Than Hell, and Be The One proved to be chart-topping hits. She also worked under the record label Urban Records. She had a performance at the Glastonbury Festival, drawing one of the largest audiences in the festival’s history.

Dua Lipa has collaborated with fellow artists like Martin Garrix, Sean Paul, Miguel, and Whethan. She also collaborated with the South Korean girl band BLACKPINK. Lipa made her acting debut with the 2023 film Barbie.

6- Beyoncé


The next one on the list is “Queen Bey” Beyoncé. She hails from Houston, U.S. She attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Her parents were supportive they helped her to achieve her goal of becoming a music artist. She is one of the most famous singers with over 200 million records sold worldwide.

Beyoncé started her career with the music group Girl’s Tyme, later known as Destiny’s Child. The single No, No, No made the group widely popular. Destiny’s Child released chart-topping hits including Say My Name, Bootylicious, and Bills, Bills, Bills.

She embarked on a solo career featuring on Jay-Z’s song ’03 Bonnie & Clyde. Her debut solo album was “Dangerously in Love”. She sang the American national anthem at President Obama’s second inauguration in Washington, D.C. She married the popular rapper Jay-Z.

7- Adele


English singer Adele was born on 5 May 1988. She attended BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology. The song “Hometown Glory” propelled her to success and popularity. She earned international fame with her studio album 21.

It spawned chart-topping singles Someone Like You and Rolling in the Deep. Not only this, 21 also earned Adele six Grammy Awards. Adele is a big “Spice Girls” fan and shared that the girl’s group influenced her since childhood.

Moreover, she worked with various record labels including XL Records, Columbia Records, and Melted Stone Records. Publications like Vanity Fair and Vogue referred to the famous singer with the moniker Queen of Hearts.

8- Bruno Mars


With over 130 million records sold, Bruno Mars is considered one of the best-selling singers. He was born Peter Gene Hernandez on 8 October 1985. His father gave him the name Bruno because his looks were similar to famous wrestler Bruno Sammartino.

Mars began his music career when he was four. He was a part of his family group The Love Notes. He also appeared in the film Honeymoon in Vegas as a child artist. Later, he became a music producer and wrote songs for several famous singers and bands.

Bruno Mars is undoubtedly a renowned pop icon. He became a successful solo artist with Just The Way You Are, Grenade, Marry You, Young Girls, and Leave the Door Open.

9- Lady Gaga


Famous singer Lady Gaga was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta in Manhattan. She developed an interest in music in childhood and learned piano early. She learned acting at the Tisch School for The Arts in New York City.

The singer formed a band named SG Band. As a solo artist, her breakthrough came with the debut studio album The Fame. The album’s single Poker Face became the World’s best-selling song in 2009.

Throughout her career, she worked with record labels such as Interscope, Cherrytree, Streamline, and KonLive. She became the first woman to win a Golden Globe Award, Academy Award, Grammy Award, and BAFTA Award in the same year for the single “Shallow.”

10- Shawn Mendes


This Canadian singer rose to prominence by posting song covers on Vine. He signed with Island Records and released his debut single Life of the Party. The song reached #25 on the US Billboard 200 chart. Time magazine ranked him among the 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014 list.

Shawn topped Forbes’ “30 under 30: Music” list in 2016 when he was just 17. His EP achieved number one on iTunes within minutes. He released his debut studio album, Handwritten. It premiered at number one on the US Billboard 200, making Mendes one of the artists to do so before 18.

Mendes voiced the anthropomorphic crocodile in the family musical film Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile. Apart from that, he also tried his hand at acting and appeared in Shawn Mendes: In Wonder and Shawn Mendes: Live In Concert.

11- Rihanna


Next up, is the RIAA’s highest-certified female singer Rihanna. She is famous for working across different musical genres including pop, electronic, R&B, reggae, and hip-hop. Rihanna was born in Saint Michael, Barbados. She got her breakthrough with the studio album Music of the Sun.

The album ranked at #10 on the Billboard 200 list. Her single Umbrella featuring Jay-Z from the album “Good Girl Gone Bad” became one of the best-selling singles of all time. It also earned her the prestigious Grammy Award.

She appeared in several films including Battleship, Ocean’s 8, and This Is The End. Besides, Rihanna launched her cosmetic brand Fenty Beauty, and fashion house Fenty under LMVH(LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton).

12- Olivia Rodrigo


Olivia Rodrigo is a famous singer who hails from California, US. At an early age, she was inspired by Taylor Swift. She cited her as the biggest influence. She rose to prominence with the role in American Girl: Grace Stirs up Success.

Later, she got the role in Disney’s Bizaardvark and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. After signing with Geffen Records, she released her hit single Driver’s License. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Singles like Deja Vu and Good 4 U also become chart-topping hits. Moreover, her debut studio album Sour was released in 2021. IFPI(International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) ranked it the second best-selling album.

13- Justin Bieber


Justin Bieber is a Canadian singer born on 1 March 1994. He was raised by his mother Pattie Mallet. He released his debut single One Time to the radio. It ranked on the Billboard 200 and Canadian Hot 100. The song was also certified gold and platinum in some countries.

Justin Bieber’s debut EP My World was a hit. Songs like One Less Lonely Girl, and Favorite Girl peaked in the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. His tune Baby retains the record for the most certified digital music.

“What Do You Mean?” from his fourth album Purpose became his first number-one song on the Billboard Hot 100 and a Guinness World Record. With an estimated 150 million sales, Justin Bieber became one of the world’s best-selling music artists.

14- Billie Eilish


American singer Billie Eilish was born in California to a family of musicians. Her parents, Maggie Baird and Patrick O’Connell were well-known in the American entertainment scene. His brother is also an accomplished artist and actor.

Eilish released the song “Ocean Eyes”. However, her brother Finneas wrote and produced the piece, it proved to be her breakthrough song. Her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, came out in 2019.

The album peaked at number one in the UK, making her the country’s youngest female album chart-topper. Billie Eilish is a big fan of “The Office”. Media often scour her for not smiling in pictures.

15- Selena Gomez


Another famous female singer on the list is Selena Gomez. She was born on 22 July 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas. She embarked on her acting career with the television series Barney & Friends where she portrayed the role of Gianna. Selena got her breakthrough with the Disney series Hannah Montana.

She signed with Hollywood Records and later formed the band Selena Gomez and the Scene. Its debut album Kiss and Tell became a chart-topping hit. The band got their singles and albums gold and platinum certified by RIAA.

Single from Come and Get It from solo debut album ranked #6 on UI.S Billboard Hot 100. It became her first top-ten entry on the chart. She has collaborated with renowned artists like Gucci Mane, Rema, and Marshmello. Selena has been a record breaker of multiple world records.

16- Harry Styles


Harry Edward Styles is a popular singer. He has been interested in music since childhood. He was the vocalist for his school band White Eskimo. Harry began his musical career on the British TV singing competition The X Factor. Along with five other eliminated competitors he founded the band One Direction.

One Direction’s debut album Up All Night was released in 2011. It became the UK’s fastest-selling album of the year. With the success of the second studio album “Take Me Home”, One Direction became the first boy band to have two number-one albums in a single year in US chart history.

Apart from that, he signed with Columbia Records to start a solo career. He released a self-titled album which debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200 chart.

17- Katy Perry


Katy Perry was born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson in Santa Barbara, California. Perry released Katy Hudson (2001), a gospel album, on Red Hill Records when she was 16 years old. Perry debuted to prominence with One of the Boys.

The album featured singles like “I Kissed a Girl” and “Hot n Cold,” which peaked at number one and three on the US Billboard Hot 100. She is one of the most successful music artists of all time.

Moreover, Katy Perry has the most U.S. diamond-certified singles..

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