Most Anticipated Music Artists of 2012

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The Top Ten

1 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.

Most popular album of 2011 and I'm sure that most of the world knows who this phenominon is. SHE IS ADELE and she is the greatest singer of all time.

Her album 21 is one of the greatest albums ever and her two massive hits 'Rolling In The Deep' and 'Someone Like You' are just amazing and will never get boring. She won tones of awards this year (especially the Grammys) and has performed a bunch.

VOTE for Adele because she is definitely the standout of this list and she has to be number 1 forever. I LOVE YOU ADELE keep singing until you physically can't anymore because you are amazing.

She is one of the greatest live singers in the world and after her success she can do so much in 2012! What success?... Well I will show you:

~ Rolling In The Deep peaked at number one in 5 countries! In total it got 21 Platinum and 1 Gold.

~ Someone Like You peaked at number one in 6 countries! In total it got 14 Platinum and 1 Gold.

~ Set Fire To The Rain peaked at number one in Netherlands! In total it got 5 Platinum and 1 Gold.

~ Her album "21" peaked at number one in over 10 countries! In total it got 44 Platinum and 1 Diamond!

(All this information was found in Wikipedia)

2 David Guetta David Guetta Pierre David Guetta is a French DJ, songwriter, record producer and remixer who has sold over nine million albums and thirty million singles worldwide. In 2011, Guetta was voted as the number one DJ in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll.

Best dj ever seen till now

Great song with Kid Cudi

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 ...read more.

Best group of all time. They keep switching it up and they keep it fresh for their listeners. I'll never forget the concert in Madison in 2003 on your release tour of Meteora. Best show I have ever been to! Devoted fan for life!

Music in america has gone to its lowest point ever. Really? People using autotune and writing lyrics that don't have any meaning to them? Linkin Park says f you to that. THEY ARE THE BEST American GROUP EVER.

Linkin Park's The most creative Artist... Those albums tell the story. Keep it up Linkin Park!... And give us more Rocky songs!

4 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. ...read more.

There's no denying Bruno Mars' songs are the most original and most heartfelt, he can go from as serious as Grenade and It will Rain to as cute and catchy as The Lazy Song, he is a great entertainer, not like the weirdos such as Lady Gaga. Bruno's songs are classic, this year 2012 is just so boring without the music of Bruno Mars, all are anticipating his album globally. He doesn't have to shock, be noisy in the news or controversial just to be noticed, his talent is spontaneous, raw and has very high international appeal.

In my opinion he produced the best songs lyrically and emotionally of 2011 all of his songs were a major hit. I really can not wait to see what he does in 2012. I can't believe he is fourth he should be at least second!

Haha the really only three good people in the top ten are Bruno, Adele and Rihanna. And Adele and Rihanna don't even come close to how good Bruon Mars is! Vote for Bruno he will catch a grenade for you!

5 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 ...read more.

She has been the best singer no doubt since 2005. All her songs and albums have hit huge success worldwide and I can't wait to see her gigs and what songs she is going to make/feature in 2012. She is going to be the dance queen of 2012!

6 Pitbull Pitbull Armando Christian Pérez, better known by his stage name Pitbull, is a Grammy (and Latin Grammy) winning Cuban-American rapper, songwriter and record producer.

One of the best artists of 2011 with a lot of smash hits and I'm sure that now probably everyone in the world knows him! I'm hoping he has another album this year with more smash hits.

Every new song that is made will always have Pitbull in it, why? Well because he is the next big thing! His voice is perfect for party songs and that's why he is so popular.

7 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 ...read more.

One Direction is an extremely talented and diverse group. Their music is not typical boy band music, but rather are unique and showcase the incredible voices they all have. "Up All Night", their debut album, was one of the best selling albums of 2011 with only 1 1/2 months of release that year. One Direction produced hit singles "What Makes You Beautiful" and "Gotta Be You" which rose to number 1 and 3 on the charts, respectively. They are also expected to release their new single "One Thing" very soon. Furthermore, they are edging their way into the United States and their popularity there is rising rapidly, with many requests for their songs reaching national radio stations. Not only are the boys talented, but Liam, Harry, Zayn, Louis, and Niall are charismatic, outgoing, funny, creative, unique, and not at all what is expected of a typical boy band. They definitely deserve success this year and I anticipate great things to come for them.

One direction is very talented, and all of the guys are very attractive. They just released their UP ALL NIGHT album, and let me tell you, their music is so original and catchy. They have a inspiring story that teaches everyone to never give up, your dreams will come true! Zayn, Liam, Louis, Harry, and Niall have worked so hard to get where they are. All you girls, just listen to their song "WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL" and you will instantly fall in love.

How can anyone like the music they made because they are attractive? Their music is just waste of time and only little girls like it. Just listen Rock'n Roll, it's a proof that talent is so much more than pretty face, big boobs or attractive boys.

Are they attractive? Oh God I just can't stand go and listen rock. (Their Voice is sucks by the way)

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8 Lady Gaga Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. ...read more.

The greatest pop singer in the world today! EVERYONE and I mean EVERYONE in the world has to know this woman! She is famous for her amazing songs she produces and he bizarre fashion but we all love her!

She has sold over 65 Million sales in her career and that is amazing because she has only been in the music scene for like 5 years. That is nothing compared to other singers that have around the same sales (The Beach Boys, Village People, Usher, Green Day). She is a music sensation and will be remembered FOREVER!

9 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.
10 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. ...read more.

Wow katy perry has the people choice of 2012 knew she would be the one!

Her new song 'Part of Me' was performed at the Grammys so I am guessing her new album will release this year and I am really excited for it. This is HER year!

The Contenders

11 Drake Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada. He started his career on Canadian reality show "Degrassi: The Next Generation".

Amazing singer and very hot! Him and Rihanna always have the perfect collaborations together and I hope that they make more in 2012!
This top ten should go like this:
1. Drake
2. Rihanna
3. Adele
4. Bruno Mars
5. Eminem
...
Then everyone else because I don't care anymore. I just want Drake first and Rihanna second!

12 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, ...read more.
13 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 ...read more.

Her new album may come in 2012, and well if it does its surely her year, NO DOUBT!

GO T-SWIZZLE! Her songs are truly like my therapy! So boys remember her words... "IF YOU DON'T WANT ME WRITE BAD SONGS ABOUT U,... DON'T DO BAD THINGS! "

14 LMFAO LMFAO LMFAO was an American hip hop-electronic dance music duo consisting of uncle and nephew Redfoo and SkyBlu.

What will the shuffling duo do in 2012? I hope that they can be just as successful and pull off some more amazing party songs for the year! Everyday I'm SHUFFLING! Lmfao are awesome and I love them so much because they are the best party duo out there at the moment. Sexy And I Know It was their greatest.

15 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, ...read more.
16 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.

Maroon 5 rocks like a bad boy
It has so many songs

17 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.

The beat rapper in the world should be first because you never know what his going to do and when it happens it is a big hit. Best artist and he should definitely be first

Awesome Singer... Last Album Was A Super Hit would Love To Check What He New Album Would Bring!

18 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.

One of the best live singers and entertainers

19 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. ...read more.

He's just the most amazing person in the world and it is my dream to meet him and I think 2012 will be the best idea in the world for him to get this! I love him so much and he's just perfect! He is also very smart and is growing up so nicely

I don't say that JB is the best... But he is one of the best artist ever... And all people know this. But they are simply denying it because they are just jealous of him.. - aashishthapa

He's the best pop singer ever... His songs are amazing.. And he looks very smart... His each and every song is just perfect...

He's amazing, talented, he's an amazing personand his voice is breath taking. I've been a Belieber since 2009 and I'm never going to give up on him or stop supporting him. Justin should be number one even thought he is in my heart. We Bliebers believe in him and in his music forever and always

20 T-Pain T-Pain Faheem Rashad Najm, better known by his stage name T-Pain, is an American recording artist and music producer from Tallahassee, Florida.
21 Super Junior Super Junior Super Junior is a South Korean boy band. Formed in 2005 by producer Lee Soo-man of S.M. Entertainment, the group comprised a total of thirteen members at its peak.
22 Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian American rapper/pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Only", "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.

Nicki Minaj isn't the best artist out there. However, she is talented as in she collects different fan groups such as people who like pop music and the people who like rap music. She also does different types of raps in different views and personalities. I'm not says she should be number 1 but she should be ranked higher.

Nicki Minaj rocks.. She should be artleast in top 10 - NickiMinaj

23 Muse Muse Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including 5 MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, 2 ...read more.

They're are some great artists on this list. Like Bruno Mars, LMFAO, and Avril Lavenge, Katy Perry. But NONE of them rival Muse. Muse is the best band in the world. Hands down. their songs are amazing and Matt has the most unique singing voice ever. I can't wait until they release a new album! - TheStupidHobo

Name any artist on this list. Any one of them. Muse is ten times more creative and more musically valuable than any single one of them.
Matt Bellamy's falsetto technique is highly impressive and he is much more talented than the guitarists in Linkin Park, who are all but drowned out by the electric beats of their music.

24 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.
25 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.
26 Coldplay Coldplay Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.

One of the best I ever listened.

27 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.

Really Shocked to notice the fact that AVRIL LAVIGNE wasn't there on the list, Inspite of she being SUCH A GOOD artist.
I love and adore her! - Rifa

28 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.

Jessie's got a beauriful voice, a voice that floats and makes you calm and serene. Her song wildest moments is 1 of ma favorites. Way 2 go jess.

29 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.
30 McFly

Mcfly are amazing and I love them, iv been there fan since the start, they really deserve to be at the top of this. I love them so much, iv been to see them in concert and they are truly amazing! Love you mcfly!

They've got insane talent.
Pretty much everyone knows who they are, they can sing amazingly in acoustic or live, not just on a CD or on an iPod.
McFly will bounce back this year.

31 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.

There is something about their songs, their voice n the sex appeal that I can't get enough of... They are the favorite of all time

32 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). ...read more.
33 Evanescence Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.
34 Little Mix Little Mix Little Mix are a British girl group formed in 2011, consisting of members Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson.
35 Carly Rae Jepsen Carly Rae Jepsen Carly Rae Jepsen is a Canadian singer and songwriter from Mission, British Columbia, and later based in Vancouver.
36 Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer, songwriter and children's book author. She rose to fame in 2002 after winning the inaugural season of the television series American Idol, which earned her a record deal with RCA Records. Clarkson's debut single, "A Moment Like This", topped the US Billboard ...read more.
37 Lana Del Rey Lana Del Rey Lana Del Rey is a California based singer, songwriter, and model who currently resides in Malibu, California. She was born under the name Elizabeth Woolridge Grant to entrepreneur Robert England Jr. and Patricia Ann Hill in rural Lake Placid, New York on June 21, 1985. She has two siblings, Chuck and ...read more.
38 Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse is a American death metal band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1988. The band is known for their graphic album covers, explicitly violent lyrics and song titles like "I C** Blood" The group got into mainstream after performing the song "Hammer Smashed Face" in the 1994 film Ace Ventura: ...read more.

SCREW ALL THIS MAINSTREAM CRAP. DEATH METAL ALL THE WAY. TIME FOR THE HEADBANGING FEST TO CONTINUE!

39 Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead is an American rap rock band from Los Angeles, California, United States. They released their debut album, Swan Songs, on September 2, 2008, and their live CD/DVD Desperate Measures, on November 10, 2009. Their second studio album, American Tragedy, was released April 5, 2011. All of ...read more.

Deserves a better spot

40 Ify Alyssa

Love Her!
Smart girl! Talented! And I love her!

41 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.
42 Kanye West Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.
43 The Saturdays The Saturdays The Saturdays are a British girl group who had a massive number 1 single called "What About Us". The group's members are Una, Mollie, Rochelle, Frankie & Vanessa. They have released more than 20 singles and are one of the most popular girl bands on the planet.
44 Big Time Rush
45 Cher Lloyd Cher Lloyd Cher Lloyd is an English singer, songwriter, rapper, and model. She rose to fame in 2010 when she finished fourth in the seventh series of The X Factor.
46 Bridgit Mendler Bridgit Mendler Bridgit Claire Mendler is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. In 2004, she began her career in the animated Indian film The Legend of Buddha.
47 Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author and producer.
48 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 ...read more.
49 Flo Rida Flo Rida Tramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American rapper and pop music artist from Carol City, Florida. He is known for songs such as "Low", "Right Round", "Sugar", "Club Can't Handel Me", "Good Feeling", "Whistle", "Wild Ones", "My House" and "GDFR."
50 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.
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