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 Royce 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 preaches and truly speaks his mind successfully, which not many artists do. With critics and outraged people all up in his face with his lyrics off albums such as The Slim Shady LP, The Marshall Mathers LP, The Eminem Show, and Encore. He was the biggest solo artist of the 2000s and he is STILL one of the biggest names in music today. He is still relevant with very little activity done over the last few months. And with his album on the way, I believe that he will strike us with something we wouldn't expect because he's like that, and that this is a new era. He's working with 2 Chainz and POSSIBLY Desiigner. Therefore, he still shows that he's relevant to other artists today such as Kendrick Lamar, etc., and that a lot of people want to collab with him like DJ Khaled, and many more.

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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. 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.


Should be at #1 - Worksponge

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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 currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative 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

what a singing power she have!

Chithra is for ever best. Her songs are ever green

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, professionally known by her stage name Katy Perry, was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She 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!

Better than Lady Gaga

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

6 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 "Whatcha Say", "Ridin' Solo", "In My Head", "What If", "Wiggle", "Talk Dirty", "Trumpets" and "Want To Want 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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7 Ke$ha Ke$ha Kesha (formerly known as Ke$ha) was born in Los Angeles, United States. 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

She should be number 1 - nipples

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8 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative rock 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

9 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.
10 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. more.

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

yas bruno

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The Contenders

11 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin is a American post-grunge/alternative metal band formed in 1998. The bands members all changed in the time between 2010 to 2014, with the exception of Ben Burnley (Vocals). The Ex-Members included Chad Szeliga (Drums), Aaron Fink (Guitar) and Mark Klepaspi (Bass). more.
12 One Direction One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a 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.

I love One direction

Vote for 1D cause they r the best

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

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

13 Akon Akon Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, better known as Akon, is an American-Senegalese singer, rapper, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor.

Hes hot, and sings from the soul (:

He is the best and a way better than other artist

14 Disturbed Disturbed Disturbed is an American nu metal/ alternative rock/ alternative 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

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.

Why the hell are they still here they broke up like years ago - Worksponge

16 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and she is "well known" for her over-the-top 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

17 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison 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 a documentary about 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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18 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1992 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. Their original name was Groundswell until they changed it to their current name in 1997. more.
19 Trapt Trapt Trapt is an American rock band that formed in Los Gatos, California in 1995, best known for their 2002 single "Headstrong".
20 Selena Gomez Selena Gomez Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. She is best known for songs like "Come & Get It", "Good For You", "Same Old Love", and "Naturally". Selena Gomez's voice is mezzo-soprano but she usually sings in alto. She is best known for her role as Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place.
21 Jay-Z Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and investor born on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his albums Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, and The Black Album. He is considered to be one of the best rappers of more.

WHat!? There's no Kanye West

22 B.o.B B.o.B Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., better known by his stage name B.o.B, is an American recording artist and music producer from Decatur, Georgia.

Em deserves 1 but B.O. be still deserves recognition he does a great job making several genres of music and he good at every genre like rap, hip hop, pop, and rock.

23 Queen Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury more.
24 Young Money Young Money

young money always has something new!

25 Usher Usher Usher Terry Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. Born in Dallas, but raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee was where he lived until moving to Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 12 where his mother put him in local singing competitions all over the city.

Usher is one of my favorite singers. he has my favorite songs and I love dj got us fallen in love again

26 Lil Wayne Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop artist and is often referred to as one of the worst rappers of all time. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age. Before he became a household name and the artist he is today, he was 1 quarter of the southern rap group The Hot Boys, more.

Justin Bieber should NOT be above Lil Wayne. neither should susan boyle! He should be second.

Exactly, he did a lot last year and this is al he gets?. wow. - 1234piggyface

27 Papa Roach Papa Roach Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California. Formed in 1993, their first major-label release was the triple-platinum album Infest.
28 Whitesnake Whitesnake Whitesnake are a rock band formed in England in 1978 by singer David Coverdale, after his departure from his previous band Deep Purple.
29 Robbie Williams Robbie Williams Robert Peter 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.


11 number one albums - on the same level as Elvis!

30 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American pop singer. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning more.

GREAT! Amazing range, gorgeous voice! Not a fan of her 'bad girl' attitude, but that doesn't mean she's not a good singer

2010 Rihanna Hits: Whats My Name, S&M, Love The Way You Lie, Only Girl In The World - spodermanfan1000

came out with 4 awesome songs and featured in eminems love the way you lie

I love Rihannas music,but where in the world is Lana Del Ray?

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31 Godsmack Godsmack Godsmack is an American rock band from Lawrence, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. The band is composed of founder, frontman and songwriter Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill, and drummer Shannon Larkin.
32 The White Stripes The White Stripes The White Stripes are an American rock duo, formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. The duo consists of only a couple married at the time, Jack White, whose real name was Jack Gillis (songwriter, lead vocalist, guitarist, bassist and keyboardist) and Meg White (drummer and backing vocalist). After they more.
33 Susan Boyle Susan Boyle Susan Magdalane Boyle is a Scottish singer who came to international attention when she appeared as a contestant on the TV programme Britain's Got Talent on 11 April 2009, singing "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables.

This Beautiful songbird had number one records back to back. No other Artist had done that since the Beatles. No other female artist had done this ever. All this sweet lady wanted to do was make a few records and make people happy. Well, she has done this and so much more!

Susan has a very beautiful voice and I very much admire her and her bravery to walk onto the stage and sing her guts out despite what simonn cowell said to her before she sang and wowed the world on britains got talent

34 Britney Spears Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 and going on to become a pop superstar more.

I love you so much britney all

35 Chevelle Chevelle Chevelle is an American rock band that formed in 1995 in the Chicago suburb of Grayslake, Illinois. The band was originally composed of brothers: Pete Loeffler, Sam Loeffler and Joe Loeffler.
36 Kiss Kiss Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.
37 Owl City Owl City Owl City is an American Synthpop/Electronica project created in 2007 in Owatonna, Minnesota; it is the most successful of several projects by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Young.

He got the melody which can cover all the situations of being alone and enjoying thyself :: Like a child the lyrics goes round the things you encounter in life frequently and be with you for rest in your cache memory!

38 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus Destiny Hope Cyrus, aka Miley Ray Cyrus, was born November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. She is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Miley Cyrus's voice type is Mezzo-Soprano and has 4 octaves. She became a teen idol starring as the character Miley Stewart more.

Can, t be tamed ^^ who owns my hart are her best songs ^^the people who hate her has not a good sens of music

39 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, more.

Biggest-selling debut artist of 2010.
Broke Michael Jackson's record as the youngest artist in US chart history with a Top 2 and Platinum album.

Most beautiful singing voice in the world

40 Cheryl Cole Cheryl Cole Cheryl Ann Fernandez-Versini is an English singer, dancer, and television personality. She rose to fame in late 2002 as a member of girl group Girls Aloud on ITV's Popstars: The Rivals, and stayed with the group until they split up in 2013.
41 Pink Pink Alecia Beth Moore known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.

Really, really love Perfect and Raise Your Glass! You seriously out do Pink Floyd! WE LOVE YOU, P! NK!

42 Alice Cooper Alice Cooper Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician and occasional actor whose career spans over five decades.
43 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock. Some more.

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21 guns best song of year and what else

44 All That Remains All That Remains All That Remains is an American heavy metal band from Springfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1998. They have released eight studio albums, a live CD/DVD, and have sold over a million records worldwide.
45 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. more.

He is the best! I real love him, my biggest dream in all time is that he comes to Honduras and he Will choice me to go in front with him and he Will sing me that Will be so good but I gotta wait for God to give me this big dream. God bless Justin Bieber his is my number #1 men in all time!

He is amazing and he fine as I don't know what... good music though very good music

The king of this generation.

Good job J.B. you r my favert. Love you

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46 Shakira Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Spanish singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.

She had amazing songs in 2010 one of best singers ever in my opinion - realistic


Jls are just amaizng, and can beat young money anyday! x

Wo I love JLS please make them second (because I admit mariah Carey is good =])

48 Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian–French singer-songwriter and actress. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more than $2 million.

Oh common my avy is the best
I lkie Eminem too
Hez cool

49 30 Seconds to Mars 30 Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band currently consists of brothers Jared and Shannon Leto.
50 Madonna Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears . She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has more.

the best of the best, she is the mega-superstar in the worldwide

Queen of music in every year

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