Top 10 Music Artists of 2008-2012


The Top Ten

1 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.

If you thought she sounded great at 10 years old on AGT... You have not begun to experience her awesome talent - Jackie is now 14 - and she sings better than any adult vocalist I have ever in my life heard sing. I have yet to ever shed tears while listening to any other voice - accept for Jackie's. I don't know the source of the "power" she wields, but, , is it strong!

Beautiful voice,
And keeps getting better!

Several albums (one gold, one platinum), two PBS Great Performances DVDs, trips to Britain, Russia, Japan, and Taiwan, duets with classical and pop greats, guest singer at the "Wedding of the Century," youngest person to perform at Lincoln Center, performed for the President and the Emperor of Japan...these are just a few of Jackie's accomplishments during the 2008-2012 period. And she had not even become a teenager yet. - BobG

For years, Jackie's incredible voice has been sneaking up on us like a lion on the prowl. During the period in question (2008-2012) Jackie recorded 3 CDs (Prelude to a Dream [rare], Dream With Me [certified gold], and Songs From the Silver Screen); taped two concert specials that aired on PBS and were sold as DVDs; plus 2 holiday EPs (O Holy Night [certified platinum] and Heavenly Christmas). In addition, she landed a role in the Robert Redford-directed film, The Company You Keep, playing the part of the daughter of Redford's character. She also became a model for Guess Kids line of clothing. - BobG

2 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 always best... And after their album A Thousand Sun... They become more than best with great voice, lyrics, tone, video and everything

Linkin Park should be number 1, just listen to some of their songs and you will agree, they are the best.

Linkin Park is SO AWESOME.
Their songs are SO AWESOME.
Justin Bieber ranks zero compared to them.
If Linkin Park was a pancake, they would be a delishious pancake.

Linkin Park is the best. No one can compete them. Their songs like the catalyst etc are the best and will be the best.

3 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.

Eminem is the king of all rappers singers and other. No one can ever take his spot. I love linking park but Eminem is 60% better than them. Eminem has hits like my name is, lose yourself, not afraid, stan, and the real slim shady. Eminem should be easily the best.

Truly the best singer or person in the music industry, I mean he is sexy and could put on a good show and well he's hot!

Eminem is without a doubt a doubt the best rapper and he's also the best music artist. His songs are great and have a deep meaning. Songs like not afraid give insipiration and strength, and lose yourself is just amazing

Crack A Bottle, Love The Way You Lie - dylangerleibold

4 The Black Eyed Peas The Black Eyed Peas The Black Eyed Peas is an American hip hop group, consisting of rappers,, Taboo, and singer Fergie.

Boom Boom Pow, I Gotta Feeling - dylangerleibold

Black eyed peas are the best!

Is one of my idol.. Ever

I have the albums:
monkey business
behind the front
the beginning
the end
The Best of BEP

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 more.

Rihanna is the best. She can dance and rock the beat like never before and has great songs like s&m, only girl in the world.

I like rihanna she is the best

I love riri she's the bomb!

Rude Boy, What's My Name, Only Girl In The World, S&M, We Found Love - dylangerleibold

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6 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.

Her second album, Fearless, broke records as the fourth most successful album of all time, while the albums "Speak Now" and "Red" both display Swift's road to popularity! These three albums include various genres, including country, country-pop, pop, orchestral pop, arena rock, everything!

"Fearless" included the gem "Love Story," which combines the Shakespeare story of Romeo and Juliet, with a current situation she was experiencing (a relationship not approved by her parents). "White Horse" is also a fragile, dramatic piece that is great for obsessing over past relationships over, while "Fearless" is an amazing first date song for any teens! It also included the magnificent "Tell Me Why", "The Way I Loved You" and "Forever and Always", which all display Swift growing into a writer who takes maturity over her past boyfriends, and all show the true power of her ballads.

The already ...more

She's the best girl singer here and the one that uses least computers

She is the best singer ever to walk on this earth

Best artist ever had

7 The Script The Script The Script is an Irish pop rock band formed in 2001. The band comprises keyboardist and lead vocalist Danny O'Donoghue, guitarist and vocalist Mark Sheehan and drummer Glen Power.

They are not only music artists, who write emotional and wonderful songs, but also some one the best people you'll ever met!

Every song has awesome lyrics that explains exactly the way I feel, and even when it doesn't the music still sounds great anyway... My favourite band of all time - kysho

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

Just Dance, Poker Face, Born This Way - dylangerleibold

Not only these years,of all time!

9 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.

Beautiful voice, amazing talent. If you have never heard of Bruno Mars get on youtube and search him now

Just the way you are! Bruno mars!

Just The Way You Are, Grenade - dylangerleibold

Just like the music

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. more.

Katy Perry is the Greatest Artist because of her songs like Teenage Dream, Firework, Last Friday Night, California Gurls

Firework, E.T., Last Friday Night, Part Of Me - dylangerleibold

The Contenders

11 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 more.

Rolling In The deep, Someone Like You, Set Fire To The Rain - dylangerleibold

She can sing way better than lady gaga

Her songs have strong lyrics, she has a very powerful voice, she writes her own songs, and her vocals are really hard to perform.

Rolling in the deep <3 and someone like you

12 Girl's Generation
13 Momoiro Clover Z Momoiro Clover Z

There a fun energetic jpop group who is loved by everyone in Japan and a lot of people in America. They need to have a concert here in America

Pinky Jones Ikuze Kaito Shoju Miari Bowl Contradiction Coco Natsu

I suv dem so much I've known them since they deybued in 2006 Rimbaud true fan and I'm the same age as wring but I'm in love with shiori so moclo needs to be number 1 momofan for ever

14 Ke$ha Ke$ha Kesha Rose Sebert (formerly known as Ke$ha) was born on March 1st, 1987 in Los Angeles, United States. She is best known for her hits like Timber, Tik Tok, and We R Who We R. more.


Tik Tok, We R Who We R - dylangerleibold

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

Party Rock Anthem, Sexy And I Know t - dylangerleibold

Red foo n sky blu r d best singers I'have heard related 2 d party rock music

16 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.
17 Pink Pink Alecia Beth Moore known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.
18 Lee Seung Gi

Lovable... Adorable... Sexy... Beautiful powerful singing voice... Simple yet handsome... Well breed... Well mannered... Brilliant actor... Good singer... Has a heart for children.


I just love him... Such a great guy... Best in everything he does yet very down to earth... Just can't resist his charm

Multitalented singer, lee seunggi is one of the best singer in South Korea... With a great voice hope well see him perform...

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19 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.

He is the son of rap He is the beast like his lyrics

Weezy f baby and the f is for fenominal

20 Miyavi Miyavi Takamasa Ishihara, better known by his stage name Miyavi, is a Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer and actor. He is known for his finger-slapping style of playing a guitar.
21 The Fray The Fray The Fray is an American rock band from Denver, Colorado. Formed in 2002 by schoolmates Isaac Slade and Joe King, they achieved success with the release of their debut album, How to Save a Life in 2005, which was certified double platinum by the RIAA and platinum in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and more.
22 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.

BAND that unlocks frozen soul

If MAROON 5 is here then, nobody above deserves the ranks

Maroon 5 should be topping the table

What is this man? Maroon 5
Should be number 1 in the list. THERE album overexposed was one of the most downloaded in 2012.

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23 One Republic One Republic 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.

Ever since listening to their biggest tracks and their new albums, this band just never fails to please. Every song sounds different and the lyrics link to everything you may face in life which is why this band is one of favourites and will stay with me for a very long time 😊

24 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 more.
25 JYJ
26 Fun. Fun. Fun is an American indie pop band based in New York City. It was formed by Nate Ruess, former lead singer of The Format, with Andrew Dost of Anathallo and Jack Antonoff of Steel Train.
27 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 artists for decades and is not auto-tuned like most other artists

He is so unique and individual

I just love him

28 Daughtry Daughtry Daughtry is an American rock band formed and fronted by namesake Chris Daughtry, who was a finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. Their self-titled debut album was released in November 2006.
29 Hillsong United Hillsong United
30 Psy Psy Park Jae-sang, better known by his stage name Psy, stylized PSY, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, record producer and rapper.
31 Li Yu Chun
32 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.

Their music is great, their personalities are very appealing and they're just awesome in every single way!

I really like One Direction because they are amazing and they have something that other group doesn't have. That's why I chose them.
One Direction. The BEST!

1d is very awesome band the boys are too good

33 Charice Charice Jake Zyrus (born Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco, formerly known by the mononym Charice), is a Filipino singer who rose to popularity through YouTube. He is a transgender man.

Pyramid featuring IYAZ, One Day composed with Nick Jonas, Before It Explodes by Bruno Mars and Louder. - hatcher234

Pyramid feat. Iyaz, One Day, Before It Explodes and Louder. - hatcher234

34 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.

One of the only real talents left in the industry today.

If the incident that happened in 2009, didn’t happen, then chris brown would literally be the biggest artist. He still a big artist now, but he would be on top of everything. He was literally the biggest artist of 2006-2008.

35 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.

Screw all this hip hop and nor bands, when I go to look up one by Metallica, one direction is frost result, people telly need to start listening to real music like Led Zeppelin, anthrax, king diamond, Judas priest, or motorhead

After 30 years of being together, they still sound the same and rock just as hard as they did when they first formed. My favorite songs by them are Master of Puppets (obviously) and Unforgiven - Danielsun182

They still kick ass


36 Madonna Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone, known professionally as Madonna, 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 more.

She is the Queen she is the best

37 A. R. Rahman A. R. Rahman Allah-Rakha Rahman, is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician and philanthropist.

Best of all time in my opinion

The Indian music sensation of all time

38 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.

Justin Bieber is amazing

39 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.

Selena Gomez is amazing! I disagree with the person who said she deserves more than Linkin Park. Linkin Park and Selena are both great artists!

Mpore than you know! Talented!

Cute selena! She deserves more than Linkin Park
So charming ^_^

40 U2 U2 U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have more.

They are the oldest and one of the best bands I he ever known

41 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."
42 Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. more.
43 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 more.

Seriously? All boring pop singers are here but not mj the king of pop? He's the only good pop singer with actual romance and he has such an amazing voice. Also he sings about the problems of racism and poverty llike man in the mirror, black and white and earth is such an amazing song it always give me shivers. VOTE FOR THE KING OF POP!

This dude was here in 2008&2009 & has slayed all the rest of these artists in the years after his death

R.I. P Michael Jackson 1958-2009

We will always enjoy your music. - CasinLetsGoBowling

44 Paramore Paramore Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York, and drummer Zac Farro.

I love Paramore so much especially their song Only Exception.

45 Shakira Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Spanish singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.
46 Theory of a Deadman Theory of a Deadman Theory of a Deadman is a Canadian post-grunge band. Formed in 2001, the band is currently signed to Roadrunner Records as well as 604 Records. They were discovered by Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger.
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 Bjork Bjork Björk Guðmundsdóttir, known mononymously as Björk, is an Icelandic singer and songwriter. She is most famous for her eclectic music styles and experimentation on electronic pop music.
49 Nickelback Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.

These boys now how to make some really rocking tunes. Usually their radio stuff is soft rock ballads and stuff, but check out there albums, they have so badass hard rock songs.

Feel free to thumbs this down, I'm sorry I am just a big Nickelback fanboy.

50 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.

Aww come on guys! How can jayz such an amazing rapper in 43 that's totally unfair you guys seriously haven't heard 99 problems because its a totally amazing song. Jayz is one of the greatest rapers ever and he eserves a higher position

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