Top 10 Best Pop Artists

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21EminemEminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 172 million albums making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.

He's NOT EVEN POP BUT he's THE BEST!

Rap god...this is real man who stands tall everywhere he is phenomenal he is slim shady he is Marshall mathers he is Eminem

Oh my god! What the hell? Eminem is a great rapper of all time. He should be in top 10.

Eminem is the best in the world

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22Olly Murs

I wish he did a cover of Here Comes The Sun. He seems a sunny guy. Maybe if we wish hard enough, it will happen.

I love you more than anything xxx

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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! - Magnolia

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..!

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!

Kerry Clarkson. A legend.

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24Mariah CareyMariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She won 5 Grammys, got her documentary movie "Glitter" and also one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry. ...read more.

Mariah should easily be in top 10. She had 18 #1 songs, by far the most of the 90's and 2000's.

I betcha she has mo' songs than taylor swift and beyonce combined

Past Elvis Presley Just Recently. - westofohio

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25Elton John

One Of The Biggest Solo Artist's Of The 70's. - westofohio

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26Avril 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 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

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.

AVRIL RAMONA LAVIGNE is the best damn thing your eyes have ever seen

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27Stevie WonderStevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

He Had Alot Of Great songs Spanning 40 Years, And Still Kickin'. - westofohio

I heard he has hundreds of songs in his vault - Voodoo Roller.

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28OneRepublicOneRepublic is an American pop rock band. Formed in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2002 by lead singer Ryan Tedder and guitarist Zach Filkins, the band achieved commercial success on Myspace as an unsigned act.

After hearing computing stars you will forget what you are

When you are depressed just hear ONEREPUBLIC songs.

I like ONLY Counting Stars from them

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29Chris BrownChristopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. He is most well known for his physical assault towards the singer Rihanna in ...read more.

He is a great artist with a good voice who is also very good at rapping - YoloSwag

How is sea breezy not in top 20? He has so many hits...

Turn up the music is my favorite, but most of the songs are great!

The greatest artist of all time!

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30Bon JoviBon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's ...read more.

I think they are rock? But they are the best too

I love Living on a Prayer. Super cool. - artistwithbrains

31One DirectionOne Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) are an British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015 . The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records ...read more.

Okay, look...no, One Direction shouldn't be above people like Michael Jackson or the Beatles. Harry has said so himself that they would be psychotic to say that their music is better than the Beatles and anyone who thinks otherwise needs a reality check. HOWEVER, they should be much higher on this list. They are some of the most influential pop stars around with one of the largest fan bases. And they genuinely can sing. According to Critic of Music, Liam and Zayn are ranked on the same level as singers like Carrie Underwood and Adele. That aside, they are truly amazing artists. Listen to Harry's "Olivia"- that song is a piece of art. As well as, say A.M., a nostalgic song that everyone can relate to. They make relatable music, fun music, but most of all REAL music. And I don't care if you don't believe that because unless you've heard more songs than What Makes You Beautiful or Live While We're Young, you have no right to define their abilities.

One Direction are one of the the world's best pop music creators. They do need more credit for making amazing music. Just because some people are sick of them doesn't mean they aren't any good, just saying.

#43 seriously? One Direction should be number 1. They CAN sing, and if you think they can't your deluded. Go on YouTube, find a live aucoustic performance by one direction. And they're nothing but sweet, dirty minded boys that are just looking for a laugh. I honestly don't know why people hate on them. Theyve done nothing wrong. People are just jealous of them because they can do so much more than just hate on someone behind a computer screen like all of U. Seriously, get a life. They do so much better than most celebrities out there.

I am really upset because they are not above top 10 I love them with my heart

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32Demi Lovato

I like her songs. She sings very beautifully. Demi is a very cool singer. Should be in top ten.

Songs like this is me can touch your heart

She's amazing, and she can sing, unlike some others. Totally deserves to be number one!

And a great songwriter

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33JLS

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

34Whitney HoustonWhitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 ...read more.

Her best moment is when she sang "I Will Always Love You". Her Voice was Awesome. - westofohio

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! - artistwithbrains

35PrincePrince Rogers Nelson was born on June 7, 1958, and died on April 21st, 2016. he was a music legend from the 80s up until his death, best known for songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry".

The Artist with Purple Rain, Sign 'O' The Times, 1999, and The Gold Experience sits at only 62? Come on people! Especially you bubblegum-loving teenyboppers. Amazing at guitar, among the widest vocal range for popular singers (and even wider than Freddie Mercury, who people seem to be crazy about for no reason), pioneered a sound (specifically the Minneapolis Sound), referred to himself as a symbol for some time (you know, the Love Symbol), first artist to sell music on the Internet, wrote his first song at age 8, best Super Bowl halftime show ever (in 2007; he finished the performance with 'Purple Rain' when it was raining and the audience lit purple lights). And that is the tip of the iceberg. Face it, not only is he is a phenomenal artist, he is The Artist.

Prince was just short of Michael Jackson in singing and dancing ability. He also could play any instument put in front of him. He was simply the total package when it came to performing.

He looks like Bran May from Queen

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36Robbie WilliamsRobert Peter "Robbie" Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.

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

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37Carly Rae JepsenCarly Rae Jepsen is a Canadian singer and songwriter from Mission, British Columbia, and later based in Vancouver.

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

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38PSYPark Jae-sang, better known by his stage name Psy, stylized PSY, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, record producer and rapper.V3 Comments
39Marianas TrenchMarianas Trench is a Canadian rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia, formed in 2001. The band consists of members Josh Ramsay, Matt Webb, Mike Ayley, and Ian Casselman.
40A-HaA-ha is a Norwegian band formed in Oslo in 1982. The band was founded by Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen and Pål Waaktaar-Savoy.

Why are aha underneath miles Cyrus, they should be at least in the top ten

Why is A-ha or Miley Cyrus in the top anything?

The best pop group of the eighties.

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