- Ariana Grande
Grande is one of the big names currently in the music industry, internationally. She is an American singer and songwriter who started her career with her role as Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon show, ‘Victorious’ which helped her become a pop star. Grande wanted to focus on her music career and released her first single in 2011 after being signed by renowned directors owing to her song covers uploaded on YouTube. Grande has released more than 5 albums, and a number of her songs have made it to the Billboard Top 100s.
- Billie Eilish
Eilish is also an American singer-songwriter who has successfully made a name for herself at just the age of 13. Her first released song was “Ocean Eyes” which received thousands of views on SoundCloud and soon she was picked up by renowned music directors to make an official music video for the same song. For the next two years, Eilish worked with multiple rappers, and in 2018, released her collaboration with Khalid in ‘Lovely’, receiving even more praise. Eilish has also been the youngest singer to have a song in the James Bond film series.
- Shawn Mendes
Mendes rose to fame owing to his cover of Bieber’s ‘As Long As You Love Me’ on the app, Vine, where he gained thousands of followers overnight. His first single was released in June 2014. Soon after, in April 2015, he released his first album, ‘Handwritten’ which made it to Billboard’s Top 100 and he became the second artist to make it to number 1 with a debut album release. His second single also made it to the Top 100 list and Mendes and various other singles of his have made it to the list. His collaboration with Camila Cabello for the song,’ Senorita’ was the top song on the Hot 100 list.
- Selena Gomez
Like Grande, Gomez also started her career with acting roles. She started in the early 2000s with Barney and Friends and then later, adding to her fame, was her role of Alex Russo in The Wizards of Waverly Places. Gomez appeared in movies like Another Cinderella Story and Wizards of Waverly Places: The Movie and on the way released a few singles. Her first debut album was Star Dance, released in mid-2013. Her single ‘The Heart Wants What It Wants’ released in 2014, sold millions of copies. Her second album was Revival which was followed by solo releases including ‘It Ain’t Me’ which reached the top 10 on Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2020, her third album ‘Rare’ was released.
- Ed Sheeran
Sheeran has a very successful career in terms of his music and the recognition it got. His Debut album topped the UK charts at its release in 2011, his second album was also internationally a leading album in 2014 as was his third album in 2017. Among his most well-received and loved songs are Shape of You and Perfect. His most recent album released in 2021, has three of its songs topping the charts yet again as fan favorites.
- Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa is an English songwriter who made her debut with her album release in 2017 which made it to the top 3 of UK charts including songs IDGAF, Be the One, and the top single of UK, New Rules, ruled charts for the year. In 2018, she won the Brit Awards for British Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act. Most recently her single Levitating has been dominating the charts.
- Camila Cabello
Cabello is a Cuban-American singer-songwriter who received fame through her contribution as a member of the girl band, Fifth Harmony. While being a member Cabello released singles with Shawn Mendes and Machine Gun Kelly, earning herself fame as a solo artist as well. She left the band in 2016 after which she had prominent collaborations, following her exit from the band Cabello released her album, Camila, in 2018 which topped the charts, its lead song,’ Havana’ made it to the top in countries like the USA and UK and received certified diamond by RIAA.
Beyonce has been performing as a singer and dancer since her childhood but her peak was through her lead singer position in Destiny’s Child, one of the most loved girl groups. Her releases Crazy in Love and Baby Boy topped the US charts and so did her second solo album B’Day. Beyonce has also starred in movies and her most recent role is Lion King (2019).
- Katy Perry
Perry is an American singer-songwriter who also has been seen as a judge in music shows. Katy became famous with the release of her second album One of the Boys in 2008, her next album released in 2010, Teenage Dream, included five songs that made it to Top Charts. Almost all her albums have seen a billion streams on Spotify. Roar and Dark Horse made Katy one of the few singers who have billions of views on multiple videos.
- Justin Bieber
Ever since he was discovered by Scooter Braun, Bieber succeeded in making a name as a pop idol. His debut album My World 2.0 made him the youngest male to top charts in 47 years while a single from the album, Baby, became the highest certified single of all time in the US. Other notable and award-winning releases include What Do You Mean? Love Yourself and Sorry which made him the first artist to secure all Top Three in UK Top Charts.
- Demi Lovato
Lovato starred alongside Selena Gomez in Barnes and Friends, after which she starred in Camp Rock and rose to fame. Her debut album, Don’t Forget, was released in 2008. Lovato has released over four albums and a number of her songs have made it to the Billboard Top 100.
Sia is an Australian singer-songwriter who started her career in the mid-1990s. After the disbanding of her band, Sia has released over four albums. She took a break from singing and focused on songwriting in the 2000s. Her sixth album, in 2014, broke records with her song ‘Chandelier’. Her single ‘Cheap Thrills’ was the number one single on the Top 100 chart.
- Nick Jonas
Jonas has been perhaps best known for his role in Camp Rock alongside Demi Lovato. Since his debut single was released in 2002, Jonas has been part of a band, namely, ‘Jonas Brothers’, with his two older brothers. He was reportedly the reason for their disbanding. They released over three albums together. Jonas, on his own, has released over three studio albums that have received notable praise.
- Zayn Malik
Malik rose to fame after his time on the show The X Factor with four other contestants, forming the band One Direction which easily became one of the most famous and loved boy bands of all time. Malik left the band in March 2015 after which he has released songs from time to time, such as Pillowtalk, his collaboration with Sia in Dusk till Dawn, and with Taylor Swift in I Don’t Wanna Live Forever.
Originally a member of the girl group, Choice, P!nk, was offered a solo artist contract. A number of her singles have been in the top ten of the Top 100 Charts such as Most Girls and There You Go. Pink has released over five albums and her song ‘Just Give Me a Reason’ was the number one single in the US in 2014. She has also worked in collaboration with several other singers.
- Jennifer Lopez
Lopez, more famously known as ‘JLo’, has a big career ranging from acting to singing, dancing, and songwriting. Her debut album was released in 1999. Her back-to-back release of an album and a movie helped her gain the title of the first woman to have a number#1 album and movie in the same week. She has released about seven albums and has a prominent fan following.
- Miley Cyrus
Cyrus made her name in Hollywood through her role as Hannah Montana on the Disney show of the same name, she received numerous top soundtracks on Billboard 200. Her songs ‘Party in the USA’, ‘See You Again’, and ‘Can’t Be Tamed’ made it to the top songs including others from her various albums. Cyrus is one of the few artists that has showcased her talents by making music of various styles and genres
- Ellie Goulding
Goulding was spotted by renowned names in the music industry and she released her first play in 2009 with her debut album in 2010,’ Lights’ which was No. 1 on UK Albums Charts. Her second album also was a big one that ended up top on the charts. Perhaps, her best-known work is the song, ‘Love Me Like You Do’ which was also a soundtrack to the Fifty Shades of Grey movie.
- Christina Aguilera
Aguilera has most definitely been able to make herself known as the singer that can hold high notes and her four-octave vocal range. Since her debut, she has dominated teen music in the 1990s and 2000s. Her debut album included three songs that made it to Billboards Top 100 and Aguilera is often seen as the judge in various music competitions such as The Voice owing to her successful career.
- Alicia Keys
Keys has been a trained pianist who began singing as early as 13 and was signed by age 15, releasing her debut album in 2001. Since then, Keys has released a number of songs, with about seven albums over the years. Several songs sung by her have made it to the Top Charts over the world. Keys has also received many awards and nominations throughout her career along with being the Judge for The Voice for several seasons.
- Avril Lavigne
Lavigne has a very successful career with over seven albums released and among her various nominations are her 8 nominations for the Grammys. Lavigne played a crucial role in the early 2002s in terms of making pop music grow in fame with her contributions and also making way for future female pop musicians. Her single,’ Girlfriend’ made it to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.
- Tove Lo
Tove Lo is a Swedish singer-songwriter who has received great praise from a number of international singers including the Rolling Stones. In 2014, Lo released her first debut album which quickly helped her growth when it made it to Number 14 on Billboard’s 200 charts, with a few singles making it to the Top 100. Lo has also co-written some fan favorites including Ellie’s Love Me like You Do and has several collaborations with other well-known singers.
- Justin Moore
Among the leading country music singers, Moore is a big name. He has released over six albums from 2009 to date. His songs including If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away, The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home, and Til’ My Last Day were number 1 singles when they were released. Point At You and Backwoods also made it to the Top 10s.
- Kane Brown
Brown, like many other singers, was discovered owing to his social media presence. He released his debut song in 2015. His first full-length album came out in 2016 and Brown became the first singer to have number 1s on all country Billboard Charts. His second album became his first album to make it to Billboard 200.
- Adam Lambert
After finishing as a runner-up on the 8th season of American Idol, Lambert was successful in making himself known. His debut album was number three on Billboard 200. His single on that album also scored him a Grammys nomination. His second album topped the US Billboard 200. Lambert has also collaborated with the rock band Queen as their lead singer since 2011 and their first album together made it at number 1 of UK Album Charts and has done many tours with them.