Best Singer / Songwriters of 2008-2012

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1AdeleAdele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles ...read more.

She is good and I love her singing style and her lyrics.

2Lady GagaStefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the first female artist to ever since Cher to get nominated by the Grammys and Emmys . In 2013, during her era on Artpop, she was chosen to perform in a concert from iTunes . ...read more.

She has made her mark in every way. She is a very strong and gifted musician. This can be seen in her vocal ability, her playing, and her writing and producing. Don't be fooled by all the glitz, glamour, and showmanship. All that stuff is awesome but if stripped away, she is still an amazing musician without all that too.

Gaga is amazing she will always be my number one and I will always lising to her music it can never get old I can keep lising to it and keep on lising to it its amazing

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3Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne, Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless and Katy Perry

4Katy PerryKatheryn Elizabeth Hudson (Katy Perry) was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Katy Perry is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.

Really?! Gaga? Adele? Katy Perry is at least tolerable to listen to. Adele get tiresome after hearing any of her songs more than once and Gaga is awful.

She is awesome and everyone can relate 2 her music and hr songs r really catchy

The Best Singer is Katy Perry because of her songs like Firework, Teeanage Dream, Last Friday night, and California gurls we love you katy perry

5Ke$haKesha was born in L.A and is American. She is best known for her hits like Timber, Tik Tok, and We R Who We R. Kesha is an animal rights activist and she works for H.S.I. (Humane Society International). Kesha also stands up for L.G.B.T. rights in America
6Robbie 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.
7Maria Kanellis
8Kelly Clarkson
9Dave GrohlDavid Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer. He is best known as the drummer for the grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters.
10Nicki MinajNicki Minaj is an American rapper / pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe". Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James Trinidad and Tobago. ...read more.

The Contenders

11Ben Howard

Stunning voice, sounds lyrics, heart felt, just hasn't been tainted by mainstream or he would top this list

Nicki Minaj higher than Ben Howard? What is wrong with the world

Come on now! In what world are basic pop artist's who's goal is to make money and sell sex ranked higher than artist's who tell stories through vivid and abstract language coupled with intense emotions through voice. Ben, Ed and many other artists should be occupying and toping this chart...Nicki Minaj, Keisha,Katy Perry.. Get outta here.

12Ed SheeranEdward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.

Ed Sheeran is the number one singer songwriter of this generation. His beautiful lyrics, vocals and instrumentals make him the best.

13Taylor SwiftTaylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing about her personal life and not using AUTO-TUNE in her music . She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after ...read more.

Why is she on the bottom. Her songs are beautifully written and have purpose and meaning. Where as if we look at Katy Perry and Lady Gaga's lyrics for a second, "I wanna take a bite of your disco stick" and "California Girls are undeniable" these are not purposeful or meaningful. If you sincerely think that Lady Gaga and Katy Perry are the best songwriters from 2008-2012 I have no hope for you.

14Enrique IglesiasEnrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler, known professionally as Enrique Iglesias, is a Spanish singer, songwriter, record producer and actor.
15DrakeAubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.
16Andy Grammer
17Eric Turner
18Tim McIlrathTimothy James "Tim" McIlrath is an American punk rock musician. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of the American punk rock band Rise Against.
19KyoKyo is a Japanese musician, poet and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the vocalist of the metal band Dir en grey. He has been with the band since its inception in 1997 and was formerly in La:Sadie's.
20Ne-YoShaffer Chimere Smith, better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor.
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