Best Music Artists of 2017

The Top Ten

1 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.
2 The Weeknd Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was born on 16 February 1990 in Toronto, Ontario. more.

He's on tour and hasn't released new music yet. So, I don't know. - PhenomentalOne

When I read this I randomly started singing In The Night.

His music is so good and he is so talented

One of the only good modern music artists I enjoy listening to. Consistently releases great music and he is a phenomenal singer. XOTWOD

3 David Bowie David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie (January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016) was an English singer born in London, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He is credited for his experimental and creative musical discography which has won praise and accolades for many critics and fans. more.

How can he be here if he died but otherwise he's decent

No Plan was uhh... mediocre. - PhenomentalOne

4 Amy Lee Amy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist and composer. She is also the lead singer to the Arkansas band Evanescence.
5 JoJo Siwa

Why is she #1? she sucks! I can think of music artists who are way better - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

Ugh seriously! Why is she number 1? Marilyn Manson actually worked hard despite all of the crap he's been through and he's 82? Lana at 73? What is this list?!

Mate she sucks

Best on this list.

6 Kesha 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.

I think she's OK but overrated. I like her song with Macklemore, but never really liked Praying, though I'd still rather listen to that song than the songs that play constantly on the radio now. - allamassal

I do not think so.

7 Harry Styles Harry Edward Styles is an English singer and song writer, known as a member of the boy band One Direction.

His album was the best of 2017.

No he's not

Shawn medes

8 Charlie Puth Charles Otto "Charlie" Puth Jr. is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. His initial exposure came through the viral success of his song videos uploaded to YouTube.

He is the artist that sang See You Again. In 2015 I fell in love with his voice

The moment I heard his song " One Call Away" I listened to it whole day, it was such amazing and well-done song! :O I hope he will get more attention as he isn't as popular Eminem or Rihanna for example, but I'm sure he will be more succesfull in future

One Call Away is absolutely horrible. If you object, we can talk about it. - PhenomentalOne

Ark-M, Are You Nuts? - VideoGamefan5

9 Deep Purple Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, more.
10 Camila Cabello Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao, or professionally Camila Cabello (born March 3, 1997) is an American-Cuban musician. Camila was best known for being part of the girl group Fifth Harmony. Fifth Harmony are known for songs like Worth It, Work From Home, All In My Head (Flex), Bo$, and Sledgehammer. Camila more.

I've had CITC, IHQ,, and Havana on REPEAT! They all deserve better on Billboard Hot 100

The Contenders

11 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.

I didn't really like That's What I Like, but I found the rest of his album to be decent. - allamassal

A great voice!

Absolutely incredible performer. Talented beyond measure! speaks to the audience through song and humor.

THE BOSS OF THE ENTIRE MUSIC KINGDOM! Listen to 24k Magic, it's the best song by Bruno Mars.

12 Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Raised in Compton, California, Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg more.

"I remember syrup sandwiches and crime allowances." - Kendrick Duckworth Lamar, 2017 - PhenomentalOne

LOVE. Kendrick Lamar, he is so inspiring. -Trinity T.

One word. DAMN.

13 Halsey Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, known by her stage name Halsey, is an American singer and songwriter. She was born on September 29, 1994 in New Jersey. She started her career by releasing songs on SoundCloud, and now she is a well-known pop singer with hits like Bad at Love, and Now or Never. She had originated more.

There are only a few music artists we have today who are really worthy of the term "artist", and Halsey is one of them. Her songs have lyrics like, "You were red, and you liked me because I was blue, then you touched me and suddenly I was a lilac sky, and then you decided purple just wasn't for you", or "Don't you see what you're finding? This is heaven in hiding", or "Perhaps hopeless isn't a place, nothing but a state of mind". Not only that, but her songs are also pretty good in general (like Bad at Love, which I just listened to on the radio today). - allamassal

Halsey is life! Her songs are amazing with quality beats and amazing lyrics. My favorites are Not Afraid Anymore (it's just so catchy! it's good) and Drive (it's beautiful and original. I love the lyrics.

The best singer ever did not disappoint this year!

Halsey is life

14 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.
15 Iced Earth Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida. It was formed in 1985 under the name Purgatory by guitarist and main songwriter Jon Schaffer and original drummer Greg Seymour.
16 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.
17 The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers are an American DJ and production duo consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The EDM-pop duo achieved a breakthrough with their 2014 song "#Selfie", which was a top twenty single in several countries.

If there is one duo who needs to take lessons from their past selves, it's these guys. - PhenomentalOne

Only good song was with Coldplay. Catchy songs? Painfully so.

18 Kreator Kreator is a German thrash metal band from Essen. Their style of music is similar to that of their compatriots Destruction, Sodom and Tankard; along with those three bands, Kreator has been referred to as one of the "big four" of Teutonic thrash metal, and they are often credited with helping pioneer more.
19 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.

Ed has killed the music industry this year with his huge new album. - ParasN2000

By far the best artist this year

The best ever

20 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that is originally from Columbus, Ohio, who are best known for their songs "Stressed Out", "Heathens" and "Ride". Currently there are two members, Tyler Joseph (lead vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, ukulele, bass and guitar) and Josh Dun (drums and more.

Best band ever! 21 Pilots is life!

Still the best

This should be #1

21 Bebe Rexha
22 The XX
23 Brothers Osborne
24 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.
25 Rachel Platten Rachel Ashley Platten is an American singer and songwriter. Her third studio album and major-label debut, Wildfire, reached number five in the U.S.
26 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious and its spin-off show Sam & Cat. more.


27 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.

The most disappointing artist of the year. He released an album that had everybody excited, and it was so underwhelming that I began to hate it. Not a great artist this year by any stretch. - MasonOcker

Garbage and didn't even release anything this year. - 445956


He has great flow and the lyrics are legendary.
And he knows how to rhyme lyrics in super speed

28 Overkill Overkill is an American thrash metal band, formed in 1980 in New Jersey. They have gone through many line-up changes, with singer Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth and bassist D.D.
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30 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 "It Ain't Me". 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.
31 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".

Most music these days is all the same and boring fake, not Drakes - sticks out and I buy it

Um... do you realize that Drake IS all the same and boring fake? Just listen to the songs he has made in 2018. - allamassal

Why is he above MARILYN MANSON? This list is A JOKE!

Nope - VideoGamefan5

32 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.
33 Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Hemsworth (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), known as Miley Cyrus, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. Her voice type is Mezzo-Soprano and has 4 octaves. She became a teen idol starring as the more.

I love Miley especially Malibu keep going Miley and don't let them haters get to you, you are amazing and super pretty.

Malibu was decent, you know. - PhenomentalOne

I'd rather her 2015 songs

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35 Alessia Cara Alessia Caracciolo, born on July 11th, 1996 is professionally known as Alessia Cara, is a Canadian singer and songwriter.


36 Louis Tomlinson Louis Tomlinson is an English singer-songwriter, known as a member of the boy band One Direction. He was born on 24 December 1991 in Doncaster.
37 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.

Nope - VideoGamefan5

38 Beyoncé 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 more.
39 Andrea Bocelli Andrea Bocelli 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.
40 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.
41 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.
42 Sia Furler
43 SpongeBozz Dimitri Chpakov, better known by his stage names SpongeBozz and Sun Diego, is a German rapper of Russian descent born on March 17th, 1989. more.

This list is a joke. It's a joke Marilyn Manson can't even be IN THE TOP 50!

This guy actually exists? - SpectralOwl

44 Austin Mahone Austin Carter Mahone is an American singer and songwriter. He is currently signed to Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records.


45 Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

Amy leee

46 Pain of Salvation Pain of Salvation is a Swedish progressive rock band led by Daniel Gildenlöw, who is the band's main songwriter, lyricist, guitarist, and vocalist.
47 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.


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49 Björk 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.
50 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.
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