Best Music Artists of 2010


The Top Ten

1 Eminem Eminem Eminem, 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 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time . In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with more.

Its sad how the Rolling Stone Magazine, once one of the most reliable critics, lost their touch after 2010. Now they show more respect to Jay Z, Kanye West. Believe it or not but they removed LOSE YOURSELF from their list of the greatest songs of all time and replaced it with CRAZY IN LOVE by Beyonce. I Think Jay Z took over Rolling Stone.

Eminem is the best rapper that will ever live. I absolutely love him and I really hope and pray that he keeps singing for the rest of his life. I love him and he's changed for the better. His best song is "When I'm Gone" if you haven't heard it-- do! You're missing out.

There Em is again. He should make this site his official fan club. But seriously, he should've won a grammy for Recovery and his verse on any song makes it a whole lot better (Roman's Revenge, I need a Dr. , Drop the World, Forever, others). but serious Eminem fans know Relapse was a whole lot better. Recovery was just closure for Eminem and Songs for the Pop radio.

Eminem not afraid is the best one

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2 Lady Gaga Lady Gaga Stefani 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 . more.

Lady Gaga has changed pop music/music! For the past 10 years besides Britney Spears, has made mainstream music burst back into life, Lady Gaga is the most downloaded artist in history with 48 Million Downloads overtaking Rihanna 44 Million, March of 2012 she became this first female artist to sell out Vanity Fair Magazine of November 2011 with 98 Million Copies sold (A magazine for god sakes! ), Shes #1 Most powerful celebrity, shes #7 Most powerful Women, Her fame is skyrocketing in Asia, by the end of 2012 Lady Gaga is predicted to pass Madonna in record sales, from 115 Million to 300 Million because of asia, Madonna is at 270 she is predicted by end of 2012 to be at 290... Born This Way Album crashed the biggest shopping website (Amazon) and is the fastest selling album in history, with 10 Million in its first 5 days, the single is the fastest downloaded in Itunes history! Shes a godmother of Elton Johns baby, Lady Gaga broke UK CHART History! Along with 11 other countries! Lady ...more

Lady gaga songs make you want to dance its like your in a dance studio and the lights go out and the special lights that make your white clothes glow come on and party rock anthem comes on she is an inspiration she makes you believe in yourself whether your black white or mix believe in yourself your here for a reason lady gaga deserves where she 's at. She actually deserves first not second. We love you mother monster by the way I am a little monster.


Let's face it. She makes the LEAST inappropriate songs of the pop stars today. She makes the most empowering. And don't even try to deny it. - 906389

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3 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture more.

Linkin Park is the best band but they're not making any albums in 2011...
A Thousand Suns wasn't really a Linkin Park level album but some tracks like Waiting for the End rocked. Still My Favorite Band.

like WOW!, they sold over 60 million ALBUMS, like wow just imagine if the sginels were combined with the albums, LINKIN IS AWESOME! - SmoothCriminal

Luv Linkin Park and with A Thousand Suns they dominated 2010, hope they control 2011 to. - lukestheman4

You compare those legends with that bitch lady gaga? The world is getting worse!

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4 K.S.Chithra

she not only best in year but also in era

Chithra is for ever best. Her songs are ever green

Queen of Music World. She is not only best in 2010 but always she is best in best. Chithra won the hearts of music lovers. Her voice is god gift to her, she is god gift to us. Every one love her songs beyond the boundaries. Her skill in handling words with music in unique.

She has a very powerful voice and change it according to the song... love her voice she needs to be at the top of this list...

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5 Katy Perry Katy Perry Katheryn 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. more.

What you can say?.. She has 5 number #1 single from Teenage dream album, she has 2 number #1 single from Prism Album and the rest of the single Reach top 10 and top 20, Not mention "I kissed girl" and "Hot n Cold" This girl really upcoming legend who have number 1 hit! Like Mariah Carey, Elvis Presley, the Beatles same as rihanna, Bruno Mars, and taylor swift they already has many number #1 hit as well :))

great singer all around, always comes out with hits that are catchy and you know the words to after hearing them for the first time. she has such an awesome voice!

Of course. Gaga was have much many haters because she is lip-sync while Katy Perry is more earlier like Madonna, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Avril Lavigne or P! Nk Then what? Firework was topped in the Billboard #100 Hot Chart - EmeraldRings

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6 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California . Their longest lineup of members was M . Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums) . more.

Best band I have ever heard saw them this year in concert amazing I don't know how they are not the number one spot lady gaga beat them they should be top spot for sure.

My cousin first showed me this band I absolutly LOVE Avenged Sevenfold

7 Beyonce Beyonce Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from more.
8 Bruno Mars Bruno Mars Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer.

Bruno mars should be no. 1 not only can he sing amazing but he looks amazing doing it and he is one of the genuinely sweetest celebrities ever, yea eh had his ups and downs but he got through it and paid for what he did

Bruno Mars should be on top ten. Duh? Just The Way You Are, Grenade, Runaway, Marry You, Count On Me, and Nothing On You. ;)

He's AMAZING! Number 1 isn't good enough for this guy

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9 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin
10 Akon Akon Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, better known as Akon, is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor.

Hes hot, and sings from the soul (:

The Contenders

11 One Direction One Direction One 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 more.

They didn't have a record in 2010 dumbass - greatesttop10s

Because they are the best come on directioners vote the babes xoxo

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12 Disturbed Disturbed Disturbed is an American heavy metal band from Chicago, Illinois . The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren . They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .

Justin Bieber over these guys? What has the world come to? Disturbed is awesome and David Draiman's singing is amazing. Bieber is just some silly little pretty boy compared to Disturbed's genius.

I love disturbed and Iron maiden, Heavy metal is starting to rule again!

Disturbed destroy everyone in this list - DawnB865

13 Jason Derulo Jason Derulo Jason Joel Desrouleaux, better known by his stage name Jason Derulo (an alternate spelling of his surname), is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. He is best known for his singles such as "Wiggle", "Talk Dirty", "Trumpets", "Want To Want Me", "In My Head", and "Whatcha Say", all of which have more.

Jason derulo is like Michael Jackson all over again. He is amazing! LOVE HIM! Rid in solo is the best song ever! Beats other flimsy artists!

Jason is the best he's bringing cool back

you are the best, Jason is AMAZING

Jason is so amazing he is getting popular by the minute

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14 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah 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. more.

I love your voice mariah carey..! and you Look so great like me.. hehe..

she is a good singer and actor and she pregent. And she dating a guy she for a time on movies.

I love all of her songs. Love you Maruah

15 The Wanted The Wanted The Wanted are a British-Irish boy band consisting of members Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes.
16 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor 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 break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys . She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching more.

Much Better than all others in the list Why is Children of bodom, Slipknot, metallica not in the list... you people have no taste of music

She deserves a place in the top 10 surely what is she doing down here

I will just have to vote her onto the Top 10. She deserves it.

Put some respeck on her name. She has 3 albums in the 2010's that sold 1 million in the first week.

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17 Jay-Z Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name Jay Z, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and investor. He is best known for his album Reasonable Doubt. V 1 Comment
18 Ke$ha Ke$ha Kesha 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

Kesha is SO Awesome! I was going to vote for Taio Cruz because Dynamite and Break Your Heart are amazing, but he's not here so Kesha gets the vote.

four singles till date...
all superb... all at least top 5 on on billboard hot 100

1 good album 2 amazing singles and fearued in 2 amazing singles

Ke$ha is awesome. I love some of her songs.

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19 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst.
20 Trapt Trapt Trapt is an American rock band that formed in Los Gatos, California in 1995, best known for their 2002 single "Headstrong".
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1. Eminem
2. Lady Gaga
3. K.S.Chithra
1. Eminem
2. Taylor Swift
3. Katy Perry
1. One Direction
2. The Wanted
3. Selena Gomez

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