Top 10 Best Pop Artists


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The Top Ten

Michael Jackson
Yes, he is the best. He will always be the best. I am not really a person who listens to pop music, but I do like Michael Jackson and I think he is an amazing artist! The Beatles are also amazing, but I just had to vote for Michael Jackson. His music is legend and will be here forever.
Michael Jackson has an amazing talent of singing and dancing and writing his own stuff and I think why he has beaten the likes of Madonna is because he doesn't just get his private parts out and makes sex books and doesn't cause controvertiallity he just plain and simpily lives to create, sing and dance to music and that is why he has turned out on top of the likes of katy perry and Madonna because he has sold more than both of them put together and his talent is far greater than the rest below in this category he is also the most awarded artist for grammys and grammys are the most important awards

Michael jackson.. One of the biggest names in the history of music, probably the biggest. His songs are the best lyrics make sense he is just awesome.R.I.P. michael jackson we will always love you.
[Newest]THE KING OF MUSIC! No one in this world is so perfect and talented like him. He was a gift from God. He was so misunderstood. He is the reason why I love music. He was truly a remarkable human being. His songs, his voice, his shows, his speeches, his smile, laugh, sexiness. I really love him.

2Katy Perry
Love her love her love her! She is my idol! She has an angel voice, she is beautiful, and she has the best songs! I especially love her new album Prism. She had some wonderful songs! I just wanted to point something out on this list though, Taylor Swift should not get a spot on this list! She always sounds horrid! I really dislike her country music, and how she's always singing about her love life. Maybe if you'd stop singing about your love life, then your love life would be more successful! Anyways, Katy for the win!
Okay, so she does have some less-good songs, but most of her songs are really either catchy, meaningful, epic, cool, or all four. Not to mention that she has some pretty amazing music videos, like the ones for Roar, Wide Awake, and Unconditionally... Oh, and Firework.
Dear pop fans I will go through every catagory that is famous today I can't stand listing to todays music I come here to tell you look up the music of rock no I'm not going to make you watch the videos so yes I agree with you they did weird things back then for the videos but I'm mean look at music and the music only hell open up a new window and play a game so since that most of you are girls its going to be more slower more popish bands and artists so here look up the cars, journey, the styx, Madonna, the guy up top of katy perry, poison and for metal heads look up Van Halen definitely leppard motley crue bon jovi guns and roses acdc and if you want to know why my love metal rock whatever you want to call it its becaause of your creator drama. mtvvv!
Shut up Go listen to your rock and metal. While we pop fans listen to our pop music.
[Newest]She's the most popular actually

3The Beatles
What can I say. They broke most of the records in music, also had a lot of first's. Still today all there records still stand. Most of them are set so high that they will never be broken.


Not just the greatest pop artist ever, but probably even the best musicians ever to have walked this planet. They deserve a heck of a lot better than this.
[Newest]Yep the the Beatles came first one direction

4Lady Gaga
MOTHER MONSTER! Gaga is not only the most talented musician in pop music today, but she is also the most talented in pop music history. She can play the piano, she can write songs, she can produce her own music, and she can SING. Plus her songs I can relate to, unlike the songs of Nicki Minaj or any other of the pop singers in todays music. Go Gaga!
My Queen! Pop sensation who can actually sing live unlike Katy Perry! Her songs are catchy and original. Her fashion is creative and fun.
LG... YAY... She should be at number at 1... >:(
The best singer ever...
[Newest]The best singer ever!

P! Nk is the best, period. She is one of the few artists these days that actually make songs that have real meanings, not just about partying, getting drunk, and hot chicks. P! Nk's songs, like "Try" (so inspiring) and "Blow Me One Last Kiss" are so great! And Just Give Me A Reason, So What, the list goes on and on. She's got her own style. Haha how a couple days ago P! Nk was at #59... So I'm not the only fanatic.
P! Nk is a great artist with a great voice. All of her songs are energetic and fun to listen to.
Pink is a good singer and her songs are inspiring! I love her so damn much.
[Newest]Totes should be higher than this

6Enrique Igleasias
Enrique Iglesias is the greatest artist of all time. This man has so many number one dance songs, and pop ballads. Plus he's been crowned King of Latin Pop. That's got to stand for something. Vote for Enrique Cause it's true
Enrique has to be in the top 10.. He is awesome... His music is one of the best
I do not think Enrique Iglesias deserves to be in this rank for the mere reason that he is a bad singer, and also because there are other latin artist who are really big SHAKIRA for example
[Newest]He's the best enough said!

7Britney Spears
Britney Spears is my favorite artist by far. Don't know much about her new songs but her old songs are great. Taylor swift and Katy perry are still new artists but will never be as good as Britney Spears because they started their career later than Britney and to be honest, will never be as popular. I mean, who doesn't know Britney Spears? Britney Spears is amazing as and is definitely the princess of pop and will always be.
This is crazy. She is the Queen of pop. She should be in third before Michael Jackson and Madonna. Its not an opinion its a fact. She has been famous since she was a child on mickey mouse. Katy Perry is still a new artist.
OK so some of you clearly don't know what the title " Princess of Pop " means! Brutney spears should be in the top 10 without a doubt. As well as Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna, Whitney Houston, and more! Why would you put Kelly Clarkson and Katy Perry before her?! Don't get me wrong, I think those 2 artists are amazing in heir own way, but they haven't made their mark completley. -Britney has become a pop icon all around the world, has had 11 number 1 singles, and sold over 275 million records.
[Newest]I think after Michael Jackson Britney is the best than others

8Taylor Swift
Taylor swift is the best singer I have ever heard. I don't care what anybody else says. I thinks she's great no matter what.
Her songwriting are poetic masterpieces and she has such incredible talent in the music industry and is one of the most strongest artists today and can sell phenomenally well.
[Newest]Taylor Swift is overrated. Her songs are really not that good. WHERE IS Madonna? THE QUEEN OF POP?

Who knows music and understand about vocals always votes for Adele.What a talent, what a voice she has
Adele deserves more than just a 3% vote people! All the wonderful songs that she has sang for us!
Her Rolling in the deep is simply so amazing. Could hear it on repeat the whole day.

10Maroon 5
Maroon 5 is the best you can't seriously tell me that you guys rate justin bieber better then them also how did one direction get in top ten they are only "good" because girls think they are hot
Maroon5 is definitely the best band. Let it be moves like jagger or misery or one more night the band has shown its excellence. Maroon5 is the most amazing band ever.
Laugh out loud but maroon 5 is waay hotter than anyone, and his voice is extremely hot too, his songs are always so well composed and amazing with all those feelings out there, I love maroon 5 he is unique love it
[Newest]Great music! I think they should cary on.

The Contenders

11Elvis Presley
Once upon a time, the honour was undisputed. In the 60s, it was accepted that the Beatles were the world's greatest act. In the 70s, it was the Stones. In the 80s, it was U2's turn. Hindsight tells us, of course, that other acts had legitimate claims - James Brown, notably - but they were ignored by the white rock-and-pop establishment. And so the title of "the greatest" became a competition between a succession of guitar bands, even as guitar rock was being left behind as any sort of pioneering force within music. But, still, people understood what the title entailed: the acts hailed as "the greatest" were those who could make a crowd of 100,000 feel intimate, who had an ability to communicate meaning far beyond the literal meaning of their songs.
Still The King Of Rock N Roll


Who knew oldies can still be high on the list?


12Avril Lavigne
She is so amazing I love her she should be so much higher on this list. her songs move me and lots of others she helped me get through a lot of problems
She is not a pop artist, first and foremost. Avril is a rock musician. But I'll vote anyway to get her ahead of the actual pop artists.
She is so good at singing and what more writes
Her own songs. She may not be the most popular
But she certainly is the most talented
[Newest]She's not pop but more pop-rock but some songs from her are kind of pop-like but I still love her though

13Bruno Mars
Bruno Mrs is like the best male pop artist in this era. Just listen to his songs and his wonderful singing voice.
Oh My God what is Bruno doing @14 he is like one of the best pop artists ever. Why is he below taylor swift kelly clarkson and who on earth are mariah carey and pink?
How can Bruno Mars not be in top 10? His songs are amazing..
[Newest]You are a very remarkable singer!

14Justin Timberlake
38? And he's below Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and One Direction? Hahaa
This guy comes second after MJ, It's not an opinion, It's a fact. Justin Timberlake is class <3!
He is so Awesome.. With his.. Singles: Suit & Tie, mirrors..!
How dafuq he is below justin bieber he is lot better than justin bieber
His style is unique and different but justin bieber only sings love confession songs.
He is the best

15Selena Gomez
Amazing songs! I love the more recent like "The Heart wants what it wants" and "Come and get it" and all of the electronica influence!
Selena is clearly the most beautiful and the best pop singers.. She has poise which the rest lacks.
Selena is awesome! I love her!

16Elton John
One Of The Biggest Solo Artist's Of The 70's.


Old old old get down

Is not right, freddy should be disqualified he was doped with giftedness...
Queen is too good to even be on such a list.
Seriously, the other 'artists' here, like Katy Perry and P! Nk, have nothing on them...

UM 50% of her life she's been doing it, and 100% of that time she has been QUEEN! Learned from the king himself MJ and is the only true modern day artist that can hold a flame to the rest of these legends on the list.
Her voice is amazing. Her talent is God's Gift

19Mariah Carey
Diva. her songs are classic.
Past Elvis Presley Just Recently.

Rihanna is the best
How is Rihanna 67 she should b # 1

Are you serious? Shakira is the best artist of the actual-past decade. She sings in many languages, her music sounds like no other artist and her voice is unique. She deserves to be n top 3, if not on first place.
She is like an angel... Very hot and wild,.. Love her
She is best singer. No arguments please.
[Newest]She is the best

No mater what field.. He is king. He is the god of music
Zeus of rap, pop ANYthing


[Newest]I never heard pop rap in any other artists

23Kelly Clarkson
OK, she isn't number 1 pop artist but she deserves being in the top 10. Kelly has a great voice and many awesome songs. Her Breakaway album was a huge hit that was very important for music industry. Kelly rocks!


I've been a big fan of Kelly probably since I started singing! She's such an inspiration and she deserves the top spot! I love her!
Kelly Clarkson is AMAZING... She can sing all types of music...
Truly the best American Idol... And MY BEST IDOL...
I love her range too... A black woman trapped in a white woman..!

Abba revolutionized music. In fact they are so good in terms of album sales they are up there with the Beatles and Elvis. I'm not even kidding. Whether you like them or not you have to admit they have had a big impact on music!
You sure are kidding when a list on the top-10 pop groups does not have a place for ABBA. Perhaps only the Beatles and MJ were among the few to have had the global impact that ABBA had. Their music is melodic and unique and so are the lyrics
Their songs are classic

25Robbie Williams
Come on this guy has more number 1 hits!
Already a Legend and an Icon in most countries around the world
One of the biggest solo Artists of the 2000s

26Whitney Houston
Her best moment is when she sang "I Will Always Love You". Her Voice was Awesome.

She is... Good? I don't know why I votede just feel like she should be higher because I have heard her songs, she is a very good vocal artist unlike Avril Lavigne at number 6. THIS IS NOT FOR YOUR FAVORITE PEOPLE!
Love her voice. She's plenty successful. Love ya!


27Olly Murs
I love you more than anything xxx

28Stevie Wonder
He Had Alot Of Great songs Spanning 40 Years, And Still Kickin'.

29Chris Brown
Amazing songs why is he in 63rd.
He's definitely the best
He is a great artist with a good voice who is also very good at rapping


This band is one ma favourite... Don, t have words to say...

31Ed Sheeran
Come on guys 32? Have you heard his songs,
'The a team' and 'I see fire', they're just magical


33Backstreet Boys
No other boy band has been more influential worldwide than the Backstreet Boys.
I love those boys but all boy band and girl band group just fails...
Backstreet Boys love you!
[Newest]They are definitely best boy band ever... My favourite

34Gwen Stefani

35Bryan Adams

36Cody Simpson

37Christina Aguilera
She has everything! She can sing, dance, act and produce timeless songs and catchy pop songs! She's the queen, THE VOICE OF OUR GENERATION. I wonder why that she's not included on the top 10, even at top 20, shes deserve more than this debut artist (Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Rihanna).
How the hell is this not in the top 10?
Justin Bieber, Olly Murrs, Little Mix and 1D first? Seriously?
I don't wanna live on this earth anymore.

38Celine Dion

After hearing computing stars you will forget what you are

40Ricky Martin
He is best pop singer.
Livin la vida loca is best pop song

No words... simply best

Written in the stars is awesome
Great band... Beautiful in white n open your heart is the best!

43Demi Lovato
She is amazing should be higher
She must be top 2
She is the best she should be in the top 10

44Agnes Monica
She has amazing voice
Good dancer
Good songwriter
Perfect woman in this world
She is singer, dancer, songwriter, actress, producer
She is gorgeous, smart, sexy & supertalented
A beautiful diva
Asian biggest pride
The most followed asian artist on twitter
She is a beautiful diva and the most followed asian artist on twitter!

45The Spice Girls

46Bon Jovi
I think they are rock? But they are the best too
I love Living on a Prayer. Super cool.


47Girls' Generation
The 9 muli talent girls. Have amazing voice, a ideal body.
Sunny is cutest girl in the world
SNSD is the best

48Little Mix

49The Supremes
The Only Group To Attempt To Catch The Beatles In The 60's. They ended up with 11 #1 Hits (The Beatles Had #20, 2 in The 70's)

50Bee Gees
Definitly Had 2 Of The Best Disco Songs Ever Made,"Stayin' Alive" & "Night Fever". From The Movie "Saturday Night Fever".

They are the best bro band ever! Sadly with a bad story.


Beatles, Stones Bee Gees - Best 3

51Frank Sinatra

52Carly Rae Jepsen
Call me maybe, good times, this kiss
I like her better than my favorite katy

53Miley Cyrus
Miley is the best! 💜💜💜
HOW THE HELL IS Miley Cyrus ABOVE LIONEL RICHIE! Miley should be way below Lionel Richel


The Best pop artist ever

54Super Junior
Super junior. The handsome boy is in super junior.
The biggest boy band I ever knew. Even they are from Southern Korea, but they managed to put themselves into international chart. They even won "BEST WORLDWIDE GROUP" in Mnet Asian Music Awards 2012 recently. They are really really really the best boy band. Forever a lagend!

55David Guetta

56Jessie J

57Morteza Pashaee
I love you morteza you were are and will the best singer in the world
Best best best.. God may rest of him


The best pop singer in Iran
[Newest]You were and you are best forever...

58Aria Tesolin

They got groovy kind of songs.

60Lenny Kravitz


62Ariana Grande
Ariana Is one of the best singers, she's way better than all the trash they show now she deserves to be higher. Why she down here at 79
Very important to our generation is the best singer I know she is very talented
She is very important to our generation she deserves to be number 12 at least

63Amy Winehouse

64Janet Jackson
Her dance routines have influenced all music video of next decades plus her "Velvet rope" album is among the finest music of the 90's
To have 2 Jacksons In The Top 10 Is Impressive She was Just As Big As Michael In The Early 90's.


65Florence + The Machine

66Nicki MInaj
She is amazing! She believes in herself and looks past the haters. Plus her music is great.
She's great and all but why is she 74?

Very good pop artist and probably the best pop artist currently. Don't say that PSY is better as he does not even sing in English and you do not understand one word he says.
So sick of people saying he uses autotune! In sll of the Black Eyed Peas concerts I've seen he sounds exactly the same as he does on record!

68Ellie Goulding
After her third album in 2015 I bet she's gonna go superstar.
Ritual = best song ever
She makes good songs


69Adam Lambert
How will I describe Adam Lambert? Oh, yes. He's nominated for Grammy! He should be at least in the top 20. Who wouldn't think that he's the only one who really brought such glamour to the stage? And take note that it's global. His voice moves the mass.
Amazing singer deserves more credit

70Nelly Furtado
Nelly is cool. I added her because she always mixed pop music with other genres and she sounds great


71Kate Bush
To call Kate Bush a pop artist is pretty much an insult to her flawless career but since she's on here I'll argue she should be higher than all these no talent pop tarts

72Duran Duran

73Marina & The Diamonds

Love all of her songs. They're simple and relatable.




78James Blunt
For me, James is one of the best artists

79Rita Ora
How is Miley Cyrus better than Rita Ora.

80Barry Manilow

Give me one good reason why Zendaya is this low.
Really why is she down here also very important to our generation

82The Wanted
Best songs ever! Love "Chasing the Sun"


How can anyone forget about her?
I toataly love her. also her song want you back is the BEST!

I love coldplay! Why are they down here?!


A great combination between pop and rock, some songs are even tearbreakers

86Christina Perri
Buring fire is a fantastic song

, these guys are amazing, highly underrated...



90Cliff Richard

91Union J
Carry you and rocks in 2013 and till it ends

92Olivia Holt
She's really good at singing never the less

93Ross Lynch
He's so cute why is he down here he is better than some of those up there like way better



96Lionel Richie
I love his slow songs. Easy, my favorite. Why is he down here.. he deserves better than that.


97Kenny Loggins

Miley Cyrus should be top ten I love her music who ever made this list need to do it again how could you put britney spears top ten she sucks and was never able to sing

99Nicole Scherzinger
Dear Nicole. You have so much passion in your voice; it's hard not to like your music. I love it.
Amazing Nicole. She has sweet voice and she dances gracefully. I enjoy watching her.
Beautiful song. She has such a wonderful voice! Loved her then and love her now.

100Miranda Cosgrove

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