The origin of music is hard to determine. But through the creativity of mankind, they were able to combine melody, rhythm, harmony, lyrics, and instrumentation to create music. Music has been through a lot of eras, giving birth to hundreds of music genres and styles. There has been the existence of countless musicians, composers, and artists all over the world.
In the 21st century, a new era of artists has conquered the world with their creativity and pop music. Here are the top 8 artists of the 21st century:
Beyonce started as the leader of Destiny’s Child in the 1990s. In 2003, she ventured her solo career with her first album Dangerously In Love creating chart-topping singles, including Crazy in Love and Baby Boy. She has 6 studio albums and almost 70 singles to date.
Everybody witnessed how Bieber transformed from a charmer to one of the greatest male pop stars. He released his first album in 2009 that was a certified Platinum in many countries. He is the first-ever artist to have seven songs from a debut album on the Billboard chart. Bieber has released 4 albums and 40 singles.
Eminem is the best-selling artist of the 2000s. Throughout his career, he has 10 #1 albums on the Billboard 200. Rolling Stone named him one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. He has produced a total of 21 studio, compilation, and video albums. He also released 45 singles.
Lady Gaga rose to fame with her debut album The Fame in 2007 featuring best-selling singles like Poker Face and Just Dance. She was known for her unconventional approach to music. Overall, Lady Gaga has recorded five studio albums and has released 26 singles.
Adele released her debut album 19 in 2008. But her second studio album 21 brought her to the worldwide spotlight. The album 21 was the current most-selling album of the 21st century. It won six Grammy awards. It is also the longest-running #1 album in the music history. She has recorded a total of 3 studio albums and released 16 singles.
Rihanna had her first album in 2005. In 2007, she released her most successful album Good Girl Gone Bad with the best-selling single Umbrella. Rihanna has 8 studio albums and has released 68 singles.
The most followed on Twitter is no other than Katy Perry. She started her music career in 2001. Her second album in 2007 was her breakout album, with chart-topping singles Hot n Cold and I Kissed A Girl. Overall, she recorded five studio albums, with 27 singles.
Mars started his musical career as a songwriter. He debuted his first ever album Doo-Wops & Hooligans in 2010 with mega-hits Just The Way You Are, Grenade and The Lazy Song. Mars has recorded 3 albums and has released 22 singles.
Other best pop artists of the 21st century include Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez. Who are your other favorite 21st century popstars?