Popularity in the music industry is hardly manageable because the music business is one of the most competitive markets globally. Going viral as a beginner musician could be as quick as losing fame as a veteran. Consistency and positiveness are key qualities to achieve and sustain popularity. The most popular singers in 2022 are both rising stars and proficient.
- The Weeknd
The Weeknd won the “10 Billboard Music Awards” this year. Additionally he won 5 “iHeartRadio” music awards counting the “Top Artist of the Year” leading him to become the most popular singer worldwide. The 31-year old singer works in the RnB and pop genres. The albums “Beauty behind the madness” and “Starboy” made him one of the highest record-selling musicians of all time.
- Justin Beiber
Justin Beiber is possibly the youngest famous singer worldwide because of his manager Scooter Braun. He reached the top of the “Billboard” 200 at the age of only 16 years old thanks to his debut album – “My life 2.0”. He also won two “Grammy” awards, 20 „Billboard” music awards, a record of 21 “MTV” “Europe” music awards and 18 American music awards. He has 6 albums. The last one so far is called “Justice”, released last year. “I’m the One”, “Cold Water”, “Let me love you” are some of his most famous pop songs.
- Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish is a music rising star born in 2001. Her singles “Everything I wanted” and “Therefore I am” became viral with billions of views. She won 7 “Grammy” awards before turning 20. This success is related to her Instagram followers numbering almost 100 million. And also “Interscope Records” that released the song “Bad Guy” which received billions of views and streaming globally.
- Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande started her career as a singer in 2013. She has 6 albums. This year she released the last album so far named “Positions”. The magazines “Times” and “Forbes” include her in their lists of the most influential people. She achieved the “Billboard” “Woman of the Year” in 2018. Ariana Grande is the most followed woman in “Instagram” and the third most followed person worldwide with 239 million followers.
- Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran magnetizes the audience with his unique voice. He has four albums so far. The last one is named “No.6 Collaborations Project”. Some of his most popular songs are “Castle on the Hill”, “Thinking out Loud” and “Perfect”. The British singer won 4 “Grammy” awards, “MBE” from the British Royal Family and the second most-streamed singers on “Spotify”.
- Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift began her career in 2006 releasing an album with experimental country songs. The experiment became persistent in the albums “Fearless”, “Red”, “Reputation”. The singer won the “Grammy” awards 11 times mixing the musical genres pop, electropop, alternative pop. The albums “Folklore” and “Evermore” were released this year. They brought her to the top of the “Billboard” 200 chart.
- Selena Gomez
Born in Texas she started her career in a TV show called “The Wizards of the Waverly place”. Selena Gomez participated in the movies “Another Cinderella Story”, “Monte Carlo”, “A Rainy Day in New York”. She has three solo albums – “Stars Dance”, “Revival”, “Rare”. Selena Gomez was “Billboard” “Women of the Year” in 2017.
- Zayn Malik
Zayn Malik was a member of the band “One Direction”. His solo career started in 2015 joining RCA records. He has 3 three solo albums so far. The pop singer won an American Music Award and a “MTV” Video Music Award.
- Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa is a newcomer in the music industry, with less than 5 years of experience, but she has already become one of the most famous singers in the United Kingdom. Her first album, called “Dua Lipa” was released in 2017. It brought her to number three of the albums chart in Great Britain and topped the singles charts there. Her second album is named “Second, Future Nostalgia”. It became successful in 15 countries. Dua Lipa won the “Grammy” award for “Best Pop Vocal Album”. With only two albums so far the pop singer released a few hits this year.
- Adam Levine
One of the most famous pop singers is the lead vocalist of the band “Maroon 5”. The group started in the early 2000s topping the charts since. The songs “Girls like You”, “Payphone”, and “Memories” are some of the most successful. Adam Levine is also a businessman who has a music instrument brand.
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