Best Music Artists of 2016


The Top Ten

1 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .

Best music artist for 2016 and many years to come.

Jackie has the most beautiful singing voice in the world.

Best undiscovered super artist

I love listening to Jackie Evancho sing, she is so good.

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2 The Weeknd The Weeknd Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer.

The Weeknd was always the best for life. - AlphaQ

Yeah! The Weeknd - Fireboy

Number 1 nobody deserves the non 1 spot it s for the weeknd and please change his photo bring his new one

" I'll be different
I think I'll be different
I hope I'm not different
And I hope you'll still listen
But until then, baby, I've got you. "
Yeah man, you've still got us. - PhenomentalOne

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3 Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes Shawn Peter Raul Mendes is a Canadian singer-songwriter and model. He attracted a following in 2013, when he began posting song covers on the popular video sharing application Vine.

Come on guys lets get him on number 1!

No, this prick should not be 4th. - Swellow

Yes should be 1! - Catacorn

This clown doesn't deserve 3rd or anywhere near it. Get him away! FAST! - AlphaQ

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4 James Arthur James Arthur James Andrew Arthur is a British singer-songwriter who won the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012. His debut single, "Impossible", was released through Syco Music after the final and debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart in its first week of release.

I like 'Impossible' and 'Say You Won't Let Go' but I don't know if I should listen to 'Back From the Edge'. - PhenomentalOne

5 Sia Sia

Sia's 2016 were pretty good. The Greatest kinda sucked though. - AlphaQ

6 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. more.

He had plenty of recognition as one of the greatest ever, long before he passed. He did succeed in getting recognition from young people who don't realize that the world existed before they did, and other people besides them inhabit the earth.

I grew up listening to his music and will surely miss him now that he's gone. But he gave the world some beautiful music to remember him by.

You know what's the worst part of this whole thing? The fact that THIS GUY HAD TO DIE BEFORE HE GOT RECOGNITION! - PhenomentalOne

7 Anthrax Anthrax Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.
8 Drake Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.

I don't get why everyone dislike him. He's dope! 9/10 - AlphaQ

To be honest Views was mediocre not excellent.
Views gets 5/10 NOT 10/10!

Drake also gets 5/10. - AlphaQ

9 Melanie Martinez Melanie Martinez Melanie Adele Martinez is an American singer and songwriter. Melanie Martinez auditioned for the American television vocal talent show The Voice and became a member of Team Adam.

What!?!?! Melanie Martinez should be in 1st place why Jackie Envancho Melanie is better I have the justice for her to be In 1st place she is my favorite singer in the world and I mean it! : D

10 Nick Jonas Nick Jonas Nicholas Jerry "Nick" Jonas is an American singer, songwriter and actor, best known as one of the Jonas Brothers, a pop rock band he formed with his brothers Kevin and Joe.

He's still relevant

NaH. - AlphaQ

The Contenders

11 Kiiara Kiiara

Is this a joke? She's garbage. - WonkeyDude98

First Shawn Mendez, and now this botch fest - PhenomentalOne


12 Olivia O'Brien

That complicated cover... better than the original - ProPanda

13 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock. Some more.
14 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.

Were they seriously not on this list? - christangrant

15 Bebe Rexha Bebe Rexha

Could you change the picture please? Thank you. - PhenomentalOne

Uhh, her songs are good and she is talented...but her songs sometimes end up awkward... - AlphaQ

16 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.

I don't get why people think 5th Harmony are better than them... - AlphaQ

17 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave more.
18 Amon Amarth Amon Amarth Amon Amarth is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Tumba, formed in 1992. The band takes its name from the Sindarin name of Mount Doom.
19 Britt Nicole Britt Nicole Brittany Nicole Waddell, better known by her stage name Britt Nicole, is an American vocalist, songwriter and recording artist.

Do I know you? - PhenomentalOne

20 Zedd Zedd Zedd is a Russian- German DJ known for his hits such as Clarity, Transmission, and Break Free. He is best known for his album True Colors, which has the highest debut on the Billboard 200 for an EDM album (tied with Skrillex's Recess). He is one the the richest EDM artists in the industry.
21 The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers

404 error: No drop found - UltimateCraig

So baby, push me farther, from the top spot of the list
I don't care if you spent 10 weeks at #1, you can suck my... - PhenomentalOne

22 Logic Logic Born on January 22, 1990, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, better known as Logic, is one of the most influential artists in the rap game today, with amazing lyricism and flow. Logic first gained major fame through making 2013's edition of the XXL Top-10 Freshmen List, and has easily become the most successful more.


23 Olly Murs Olly Murs
24 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, song writer, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claiming he was Part-Indian) and he is Christian. He is the son of an author, Pattie Mallet. more.
25 Vektor Vektor
26 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. more.
27 Adele
28 Troye Sivan Troye Sivan Troye Sivan Mellet, better known as Troye Sivan, is a South African-born Australian singer, songwriter, actor and YouTuber.

NO. - AlphaQ

29 Lawson Lawson
30 David Guetta David Guetta
31 Fetty Wap Fetty Wap Willie Maxwell II, better known by his stage name Fetty Wap, is an American hip hop recording artist from Paterson, New Jersey.

At least his voice is nice and bouncy. He is fun to listen to. 9/10 - AlphaQ

He sucks.

32 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 more.
33 Eric Clapton Eric Clapton Eric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. He has also been a member of Derek and the Dominos.
34 Andrea Bocelli Andrea Bocelli Andrea Bocelli, OMRI, OMDSM is an Italian classical crossover tenor, recording artist, and singer-songwriter. Born with poor eyesight, he became permanently blind at the age of 12 following a football accident.

Respectfully, lousy researchers should not post. The poll does not say "best album of 2016". Bocelli tours quite a bit, and he performed numerous concerts all over the world in 2016. Each and every one was better than whatever pathetic "artist" you think does deserve a spot here. Put another way- yes, he is good. In fact, he is the best male singer alive today.

My respects, but exactly what did he do in 2016 to earn a spot on this list? His last album, 'Cinema', was released in 2015. I don't know if he's good or not, he doesn't deserve a spot on this list. - PhenomentalOne

35 Halsey Halsey

Why Halsey, WHY?! - PhenomentalOne

36 Broods
37 Calvin Harris
38 Twenty One Pilots

How aren't they number one? Shawn Mendes sucks, The Weeknd sucks, Justin Bieber sucks, The Chainsmokers suck. But TOP man! So, so good! - UltimateCraig

Sorry, but between Heathens and Cancer (My Chemical Romance all the way), they weren't that great this year - ProPanda

I can not believe that TØP is 43. Blurryface blew up in 2016. They should be in the top five.

39 Meghan Trainor Meghan Trainor

Yeah, after releasing 2 anomalies of a song as SINGLES, you deserve the top spot, not a measly #29. - PhenomentalOne


40 Tove Lo Tove Lo

Simply love tove. She's still a very underrated singer. Deserves way more respect than she is being given. - Ark-M

Tove is an amazing singer. She has so much potential. - Swellow

Great song - ProPanda

41 NF NF Nathan "Nate" John Feuerstein, whose stage name is NF, is an American Christian hip hop rapper, singer and musician from Gladwin, Michigan.
42 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.
43 Korn Korn Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David more.
44 Sabrina Carpenter Sabrina Carpenter Sabrina Ann Lynn Carpenter is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She stars as the young version of Chloe Goodwin in The Goodwin Games and as Maya Hart in the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World. She plays Jenny Parker in the Disney Channel Original Movie Adventures in Babysitting . (She) more.
45 Avantasia Avantasia Avantasia is a German supergroup rock opera project created by Tobias Sammet, vocalist of the band Edguy.
46 Gnash

' I hate you, I love you ' put me to sleep. Excellent lullaby from this gentleman.
P.s.- If you're featured singer performs better than you, you sho - PhenomentalOne

P.s. (continued)- You should stop trying. - PhenomentalOne

47 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake

'Can't Stop The Feeling! ' is gonna complete a year in the Hot 100 in 2 weeks
My question - WHY DID IT EVEN CHART?! - PhenomentalOne

48 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). more.
49 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 more.
50 Ed Sheeran

He is incapable of writing or singing a bad song. Love everything he's done (musically). - Britgirl

You certainly haven't heard 'Shape Of You' (if this comment has been made before that song was released, ignore this). - PhenomentalOne

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