Best Singer / Songwriters of 2008-2012

The Contenders: Page 2

21 Maria Mena Maria Mena Maria Viktoria Mena is a Norwegian pop artist, best known for her single "You're the Only One" which charted in multiple countries.

Norway's uncrowned singer/songwriter queen of the last decade must inquestionably be this young lady, who debuted with her first album already at the age of just 14, back in 2002. She was greatly helped with producing and realizing this first album project thanks to her own father, who happens to be an African-American musician. Since then she's released (and mostly self-written) 18 singles (all but one being a cover) and 6 complete albums. Although obviously a big name in Norway, she's actually sold even more albums in Germany, and almost as many in The Netherlands as in her native country. Switzerland, Austria, Poland and USA - the latter where she had a smashing summer hit a few years ago, called You're The Only One, as well as performing for David Letterman - are two other markets where she's experienced considerable success. It should also be noted that the lyrics to her songs have always been very personal, as always is the case with the greatest of songwriters like Bob Dylan, ...more

22 Laura Marling
23 Will.I.Am Will.I.Am is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actor known for being the lead vocalist in The Black Eyed Peas. He was born in Los Angeles, California. He has released several solo albums such as "Songs About Girls" and "Will Power" .
24 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1969, 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 more.
25 Jason Mraz Jason Mraz

The composition and the lyrics of Jason's & Colbie Caillat's monster hit Lucky, proves what a skilled songwriter mister Mraz is. Further evidence behind the claim can be added thanks to songs like Bella Luna (American crooning at its best meets "plancha", the Latin American love ballad tradition), Geek In The Pink (the perfect hip-hop crossover). Further songs of his like I Won't Give Up, A Beautiful Mess, The Remedy and Live Is A Four Letter Word (just to name a few), strenghtens this claim even further. A soon to be legend, perhaps even at the level of John Lennon, mark my words.

26 Brad Arnold Brad Arnold
27 Brandon Flowers Brandon Flowers
28 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.
29 Fiona Apple Fiona Apple
30 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 more.
31 David Archuleta David Archuleta David James Archuleta is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. At ten years old, he won the children's division of the Utah Talent Competition leading to other television singing appearances.
32 Hayley Williams Hayley Williams Hayley Nichole Williams is an American singer, songwriter and musician. She is best known as the lead vocalist, occasional keyboardist and primary songwriter of the American rock band Paramore.

I think she is the best cause shes the primary songwriter of her band and mostly all of the songs shes written are meaningful and good.

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