Top 10 Best Pop Artists

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The Top Ten

1 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.

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.. 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.

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

Rock on KING OF POP

OBVIOUSLY.

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2 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. ...read more.

Katy Perry is crazy and deluded, uses voluptuous costumes which in my opinion are outrageous. Her songs? Firework? Belch! Roar? Ugh... Wide Awake? Agh! Unconditionally? She's yodeling, isn't she? California Girls? Last Friday Night? Dark Horse? She's hallucinating and overreacting.

Look at some of these quotes by those that had fallen into her trap.

"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, ...more

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!

You realize Katy sings about basically nothing but Love and sex right? And the fact that you think Taylor Swift writes about nothing but her love life just shows how little you know about Taylor Swift. - DCfnaf

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.

Katy Perry have a lot of pop songs that have been popular

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3 Adele Adele Adele 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.

Adele is an amazing singer songwriter. She doesn't need all the frills and publicity to be regarded as such either. She represents music on its highest regard, devoid of superficial details, because she doesn't need any other to garner attention. Her artistry does it on its own, and she is an icon even with a smaller amount of work thus far. Honestly this list is insulting to music, as SO MANY ARTISTS should be ranked above Katy Perry and P! Nk. Yes they are successful entertainers but comparing them above the rest of the industry is like saying Nickleback is a better rock band than Queen. Seriously people, in no way shape or form is KP better than Prince, the Beach Boys, Eminem, Tupac, Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Kendrik Lamar, Lorde, Aerosmith, Queen, Adele, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, the Beatles, and much much more. These singers all represent an unimaginable amount of success and artistry. They are the ones that should be remembered in history for music, not the girl who is famous because ...more

Simply the best in pop. She writes and sings songs that relates to our hearts and world with a great voice. Give her a guitar and a microphone and your life will never be the same again. Love her so much.

Should definitely do better than Katy Perry and Taylor Swift. And doesn't use her body to sell her music.

Best Soul Singer Ever!

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4 The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.

They're the Beatles, no one can honestly compare. For decades they have been the most prominent force in music and they represent a level of success and talent that has never been repeated. Songs like "Hey Jude" and "Come Together" show the huge range of music that they represent and the way that they were able to bring all kinds of songs to the popular front. Also, they made important statements about the world through songs like "Blackbird," unlike current artists like Katy Perry who have no substance in their songs and have yet to find any critical success. Instead the Beatles are an untouchable force in history, and their legacy will last forever due to the amazing music that they created. Current pop artists will be forgotten, but the Beatles have lasted for 50 decades on top, and they will forever continue to do so.

They are the Beatles...the greatest influence on all others. They have more number 1 hits than most groups have hits, and more chart hits than most groups have songs. Duh. The greatest thing about the Beatles is their range of music and styles that they have experimented with over the years...each is a formidable composer in their own right...save for Ringo. They have drawn from many, many sources in their music, and have even invented their own. Many rock/pop groups have had success in some of these areas of creativity, composition, and music innovation, but the Beatles have done it all...and anyone who loves rock and roll, pop, blues, jazz, even classical music all appreciate the accomplishments of the Beatles.

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THE AWESOME, REVOLUTIONARY, AMAZING BEATLES ARE BELOW THE CRAPPY, STUPID, EARBURSTING JUSTIN BIEBER!
MICHAEL JACKSON IS awesome TOO, BUT JB? ABOVE THIS? ARE YOU PEOPLE SANE?

ARE YOU BLOODY SERIOUS? ADELE AND KATY PERRY INFRONT OF THE BEATLES!

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5 P!nk P!nk Alecia Beth Moore known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.

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.

I LOVE YOU P! NK she makes amaze songs she should be number 2 after shakira of course lol

P! Nk is a great artist with a great voice. All of her songs are energetic and fun to listen to.

love pink

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6 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 . ...read more.

Look at Oscar performance of lady gaga.. Compare it with other artist performance like Katy Perry. She is the worst when it comes to live performance.. Just because your songs are good doesn't mean you are talented. Hate auto tune artists I am pointing at Katy Perry.. Only few living artist deserve respect like Eminem Adele Christina Madonna Taylor Bruno and others few

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!

You know what... Gaga was described as the talented artist of all time, she can dance while singing, play piano, write songs in 10 minutes, and not a OFF KEY, see this comment below, this would make you disgust katy perry lovers, even TAYLOR SWIFT, she can't sing live, but she can sing very much destructing OFF KEYS... Watch her YouTube... Even katy perry. So katy perrycats... Keep your OFF KEYS TO ON please

Why the hell is she on the list?!

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7 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 ...read more.

She deserves the second spot because she and Michael Jackson are the only artists in history to have a BMI award named after them. She is the youngest person to be included in the Rolling Stone's list of 100 greatest songwriters of all time, the first female artist to win album of the year at the Grammys twice and the only act to sell more than 1 million album copies in the first week of release in US. She has both most awarded country album and most awarded pop album in history. The list of her achievements goes on but most significantly, she treats her fans with so much kindness and generosity. Her relationship with fans is what makes her different from other artists. Lastly, she's a brilliant businesswoman who knows the market scenario very well and always comes up with new strategies which is why she's so successful.

Taylor Swift is real with her music, unlike the Katy Perry bull crap. Taylor writes about what's true to her, and if it's about love, then so be it! Honestly, she deserves the number two spot instead of Katy. She uses costumes as a gimmick, and sings about nothing but sex. Taylor sings about love, heartbreak, revenge, and more. So if you want one of the only singers that are real with their fans nowadays, Taylor Swift is your go to girl!

The number is fine, much workout got the job done. The first place is good for Swift and am uncertain why or not but comes close to the quality in a singing voice that of intelligence and self important persona. Well done it has so far done great work, if there is more in the future would be glad! Good job, safe summer too - might go on vacation over here! Awesome. - iliescu

She deserves 2nd place

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8 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.

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.

There are way too many young people voting on this list. 14 of the top 20 are modern acts. Michael Jackson, the Beatles, Elvis and Elton John should definitely be in the top 5, in some order. They were the four most dominate acts in music history. Without their contributions, most of todays acts would not exist. Others in consideration for a top 5 spot are Stevie Wonder, Beach Boys, the Bee Gees, Diana Ross, Donna Summers and Olivia Newton-John

Still The King Of Rock N Roll - westofohio

"Without Elvis there would be no Beatles" - John Lennon.

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9 ABBA ABBA ABBA were a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

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!

They will only be playing 4 or 5 of these groups 200 years from now. The Beatles, Michael Jackson, ABBA, Queen and some Elton John. Even Elvis's music now is dated. Those four groups, the music is timeless and will be played forever. Yet ABBA is #15? Really?

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

ABBA are the largest selling music act in the history of recorded music.
They are better than taylor swift or katy perry in every way. their success as a band is only comparable to that of Elvis, Michael Jackson or the Beatles. In terms of POP music and I mean POP they are the Best. Michael was a Popstar but not necessarily a pop artist he did RnB and Disco
Elvis and Beatles were VERY VERY popular ROCK AND ROLL artists I am not trying discredit their success but correct their Genre.
My verdict : ABBA are the ultimate POP band

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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.

Actually he is the best pop artist. He is the prince of pop. He have a perfect voice, he can dance (at the same time he sing perfectly), he can play the piano, the guitar, the ukelele, the drum... He can write beautiful lyrics. The rhythm of his songs are really goods.

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?

Come on man he is great and deserve much better rank

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The Contenders

11 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

Ok, why is Maroon 5 merely 9th on the list? This band is great. They have everything you could ask for in a male pop band. Adam Levine is in the top 10 for best male singers ever. He can go all over the vocal register, but always goes back to that high sounding voice that makes him stand out. This band started in '95 as Kara's Flowers, which was a rock band. As rock became less and less popular to the public eye, Maroon 5 evolved to the POp genre, which is what the new race was and still is today. Just listen in chronological order from Songs about Jane to V, and you will see of what I speak. However, instead of abandoning their rock roots, like Gwen Stefani did by leaving No Doubt I believe it was, they evolved, and found ways to integrate the rock instruments and rock roots where they came from into their new stuff. To put it in other words, they evolved in a way that their new music sells, but didn't lose their identity.

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

I don't know how any other band can compare.

Maroon 5 consistently makes catchy songs, in every single album. There is a wonderful energy to Adam's voice that just makes the band so good.

James, Jesse, Mickey, Matt, and PJ seem to also work so well together.

I don't see anything wrong with the band. Behind the somewhat explicit lyrics, we have a band that should be, and DESERVE to be, in the Top 5 of any Band Chart.

Maroon 5 is a really amazing band!

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12 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 ...read more.

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.

Britney Spears is a pop legend. She deserves top 3 or top 5 at least. She is known as the princess of pop! Like what! She started her career when she was very young and had her first big hit when she was 16. Britney has put out hit single after hit single for 15 years! She is still going strong today and she is 33! She's iconic.

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.

Three simple words: Princess. Of. Pop.

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13 Kelly Clarkson Kelly 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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14 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian 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 ...read more.

How is Rihanna not in the top 10? Come on guys vote her up! Rihanna is one of the best pop artists of the era. Who can forget her smash hit Umbrella (ela ela eh eh eh)? She has the most number 1 hits than any pop artists and so many good catchy and meaningful songs. 'Song pop the replay, Unfaithful, Umbrella, Take A Bow, Rehab, Shut up and drive, We found love, Diamonds, Stay, Work, Needed Me, Love on the Brain. Etc. Etc. The thing about Rihanna that is different from other pop artists is she changes her style and genres so much but always does so really well unlike other pop artist. Everybody knows and loves at least ONE RIHANNA SONG.

She is the best!

She should be one of the top 10

She good doh

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15 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake

He can do everything and is happy in life and not to in competition with anyone in particular. He just rests in the life he lives and constantly develops his skills. He is one with life and whatever it brings. You know he doesn't force it too much. That's why nature blesses him with everything. He just let's go if you know what I mean and bes himself. He knows the industry is an illusion and has numerous way about him. He knows that if you try your best and leave the rest to rest, then you can enjoy the full support of nature. He is funny, happy, contented, peaceful, charming, witty, well read, likes holidays. He can sing and dance. He puts into practice this ethic. Justin is the king of my moments.

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

Although I can't bring myself to forgive JT for "Can't Stop The Feeling! ",his early stuff like Mirrors or Cry me a river that was pop music I could actually bear to listen to

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16 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.

She is absolutely amazing and can serve some mean vocals. She has a very gentle, soft, and sexy voice which some people just cannot appreciate. She is one of the best pop artists out there.

Selena is perfect and one of my favourite singers. I always try to be like her. Her songs are awesome like come and get it, hit the lights, good for you. I love her. Should be number 2.

Alright, I'm sick and tired of people hating on Selena. She is one of the best singers out there, on stage she DOES NOT lipsync, and ACTUALLY SINGS! She's gotten A LOT BETTER now, with her Revival songs, not to mention Revival was one of the BEST albums of 2015 (along with Reflection, Handwritten, and Know It All).

Queen of pop

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17 Enrique 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

No other singer can be like him...he is rally so so best singer ever...

What the hell is he doing here? - ZeroBlaster

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18 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Whitney 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

19 Elton John Elton John

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

Old old old get down

Deserves To Be At Top 3
Totally Awesome

20 Avril Lavigne Avril 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

She so beautiful girl and her beautiful voise I love her

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

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

How tf can she be 21? She has helped the homeless, has 2 children a boyfriend and can sing in many languages. No wonder why she sang in the World Cup 2010 and 2014. She is very talented and I hope that she will at least be in the Top 3 soon - Jillian

I love shakira! I am Colombian and when she dances it makes me feel happy.

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22 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Miley Cyrus's voice is contralto. She became a teen idol starring as the character Miley Stewart in the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana in 2006. Her father Billy Ray Cyrus also starred in the show.

Honestly I get that she has changed a lot since hannah Montana, but that is no reason for hating a person for changing their style. Miley is a HUGE supporter of many things that need awareness. It doesn't matter who the "Old Miley" was because there really isn't an old Miley. She is just a strong woman who is figuring out her place in this hell hole we call earth. I'm not a big fan of her music but that doesn't mean you should call her ugly and other pointless rude names. Could you please for the love of god be nice on the internet for once people! Please?!?!

I love all of her songs. When I listen to her music I just replay it. I love Miley she is the best singer and the hottest I've seen

Miley was great before her ' love of weed change ' in 2012. And now she stinks! She shouldn't even be anywhere on this list!

Haters are really stupid for hating her everywhere, seriously grow up! your hate can't change her talent.She is a great singer,her songs are so catchy & you know what, she is more successful than you imagine. you go Miley.

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23 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 ...read more.

Her voice is amazing. Her talent is God's Gift

Should be top ten

Great singer, has made some great music

She's the queen of music. She sings live perfectly, she dances perfectly and she has written many of the most influential songs of our time. I trulybthink that since M.J passed away, she inherited his crown and throne.

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24 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 is "well known" for her over-the-top sexy ...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

Should be top ten

LOVE HER SHE IS THE BEST!

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25 OneRepublic OneRepublic OneRepublic 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.

Counting stars and Love Runs Out was simply awesome!
Maybe with a little effort, it could be a little more famous...
Now everyone says it's a one hit wonder

I like ONLY Counting Stars from them

26 Olly Murs Olly 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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27 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 ...read more.

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

No mater what field.. He is king. He is the god of music

If you seriously think he is the god of music, that is insulting. - Tristan1975R5

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

He is not pop, but he is still amazing

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28 Prince Prince Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with 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.

He should be higher for he was Pop music's definitive innovator.

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.

Mixed also with Freddy

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29 Bee Gees Bee Gees The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.

I believe that Michael jackson is the best pop artist ever but the rest of the list is ridiculously wrong. The Bee Gees, ABBA, Donna Summer and Elton John should be top 5 also. This list seems like it was voted on by a bunch of teeny boppers who only live in the now. They won't even remember there pick in a couple of years.

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

The Bee Gees should DEFINITELY NOT BE THIS LOW. This list is crap way too many contemporary artists on here that had no impact on the music industry (Avril Lavigne at number 6!?!? You've got to be kidding me)

No they have weird voices.-LitSavage

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30 Christina Aguilera Christina Aguilera Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known for songs such as "Beautiful", "Genie In A Bottle", "Fighter", "Hurt", "Dirrty", "Your Body", "Lady Marmalade", "Reflection", "I Turn To You", "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" "What A Girl Wants" and ...read more.

She's at #52? I am not surprised, since "best pop artists" nowadays are defined by the idiot youngsters who mainly are the fans of Justin Bieber and the like. She had the best voice, and yes, she's not as extremely popular now as she was in 1999-2004. However, she's been and will be one of the few best artists to me, if by "best" we mean the artist producing work of good quality, having deep meanings and lyrics, and making us listen to a real, great voice, instead of the autotune nonsense. Therefore I would rank her in top 3.

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).

Aguilera's voice is better than 80% of the artist ahead of her. She also has the look and dance moves to. Why is she behind so many irrelevant acts?

Legendary Vocalist Song Writer Artist.

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31 Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder Stevland 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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32 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 ...read more.

Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Mariah Carey are over Madonna? This list is a joke or what?

Many people just envy to her success and huge impact on music! Madonna is the most popular, successful and influential female star ever! You can hate it but it's true so deal with it! - Magnolia

Madonna has been such a huge influence on the Music industry for over thirty years. She has sold millions of records and broken so many boundaries. She is the Queen of pop and no one can deny her of the (Britney is the Princess)

She should be much ahead. Nobody cares or listens to Kelly Clarkson anymore.

Madonna outsold every female on this list to she's deserves to be #1

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

I love her music

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

AMAZE!

34 JLS JLS

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

35 Bon Jovi Bon Jovi Bon 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

36 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 ...read more.

This is a rock band not a pop band

I love Brian May. He the second best. And Bob Marley. He's the fourth vest. Both love animals and so do i. Please do not hunt foxes, its cruel. Hammer to Fall is my song. We Will Rock You.

Queen isn't pop... - WonkeyDude98

Queen are probably on here because they sang with pop boy band 5ive in the 90s. "We Will Rock You"

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37 Demi Lovato Demi 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!

I personally think that shebis a beautiful person inside, and considering that she is bipolar, has suffered depression and has self harmed, I actually have quite a lot of respect for her.

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

Nicest artist! He visits his fans to the hospital and give private concert to a girl that is sick and can't move from the hospital, he sang to a girl that was dying in the hospital and her last request was Ed singing a song to her. He loves children and cats! He was homeless for some years before becoming popular, he is very empathetic. His music is everything but you have to pay attention to the lyrics to find out the meaning. He bought many pizzas for his fans that camped many hours to hear him sing. He is funny and sometimes weird which makes him interesting. He is cute, he is the best and should be number 1 here.

Are you crazy? Ed sheeran is a great singer. His songs is very heart to

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

love him

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39 PSY PSY Park Jae-sang, better known by his stage name Psy, stylized PSY, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, record producer and rapper.

Never heard of you

Opa gangam style

ONE MORE PSY STYLE

40 CHVRCHES CHVRCHES CHVRCHES is a Scottish synthpop band from Glasgow, formed in 2011. The band consists of Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty. The band, before formation, practiced playing with demo songs written mostly by Doherty.
41 Robbie Williams Robbie 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

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42 Marianas Trench Marianas Trench Marianas 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.
43 Chris Brown Chris Brown Christopher 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

Amazing songs why is he in 63rd.

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

The greatest artist of all time!

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44 A-Ha A-Ha A-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.

I am getting the chance to see a-ha live soon! I am 12 and even I love their music, although I postdate the 80's by a long way.

45 George Michael George Michael Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, known professionally by his stage name George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, and record producer.

The greatest singer song writer "period"

I don't understand how George is at #55 with people like Carly Rae Jensen, Justin Bieber and Ariadne Grande above him. People like George, Prince, Madonna, David Bowie are the true pop stars and made it great. Pop music now is definitely NO WHERE NEAR as good as it used to be and it probably never will be again.

Best komplet pop artis..not only singer but artist in full sense. Certainly one of best best male voices in music industry.

46 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

Fall Out Boy is so talented! They always find way to change up their music in ways that make it always sound incredible! Patrick Stump is a gifted singer with an amazing vocal range and so much musical talent (he plays like 15 instruments), Pete Wentz is such a deep lyrist, and Joe and Andy both have incredible skills with their guitar and drums. Overall, just perfect quartet

There is no reason this band in not in the top 100. They mix mainstream with rock and add a little punk to their music. All their songs are incredibly catchy and never fail to be popular. One song was featured in a movie. These boys deserve a higher spot.

Their music has appeared in a Disney Movie. Also, they are such an amazing group! Their songs are so good!

They should be the greatest band

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47 Amy Winehouse Amy Winehouse Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz. She is also a well-known member of the 27 Club, as she overdosed on alcohol at age 27.

If more people knew about her she would be in top 10 for sure.

Amazing artist!

48 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.

David Bowie at 44? Below Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga?

That picture looks like David is a lady

Adam and joseph think is good, great.

Modern Love

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49 Drake Bell Drake Bell
50 Jessie J Jessie J Jessica Ellen Cornish, better known by her stage name Jessie J, is an English singer and songwriter. Born and raised in London, she began her career on stage, aged 11, with a role in the West End musical Whistle Down the Wind.

She has the most powerful most amazing voice in the world and she is very pretty

Amazing singer with good morals in her songs.

SHE IS UGLY

SHE'S BETTER THAN SIA TAYLOR SWIFT BEYONCE MAROON 5 GWEN STEFANI WILL I AM Michael JACKSON Miley Cyrus JUSTI Bieber AND Justin TIMBERLAKE ALL THE RAPPERS EVER LITTLE MIX ELVIS PRESLEY ELTON JOHN ELLIE GOULDING AND EVERYBODY EXECPT KATY PERRY

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