Based On your Votes: Here Is List of The Top 10 Famous Singers of 21st Century
The following list is based on the initiative that we took in by voting, which our readers for the most famous singers of the 21st century. We took this poll from A total of 54 globally well-known singers and out of them our viewers that have chosen the top 10- are revealed.
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Michael Jackson (6,686 votes)
On our list, the number one is none other than “The King of Pop- Michael Jackson”. He came into the industry of music at the age of 5, he was the youngest member of the group named ‘The Jackson 5’. He soon began his solo career and released his first solo album ‘Off the Wall’ (1979), which was a huge hit. Then he released four more albums: Thriller (1982), ‘Bad’ (1987), ‘Dangerous’ (1991) and ‘History’ (1995), these were the instant hits and become the World’s best-selling records. He has also won 38 Guinness Book world records, including the “Most Successful Entertainer of all time”. He is the one who redefined the era of music and dancing. His dance steps and songs were the worldwide phenomena. So, he was the well deserving number one on our list. Source
Prince (4,204 votes)
On our list, number two is Prince Rogers Nelson, he is the one who has over 32 nominations and 7 wins in the Grammy’s. He also won a Golden Globe Award in 2007 for ‘The song of the heart’. His song ‘Purple Rain’ also won an Academy Award in 1985. His two albums ‘1999’ and ‘Purple Rain’ awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award. He was also named as one of the “Greatest and the most influential artists of Rock and Roll era”. He was a musical pioneer and known for his extensive work, his extravagant dresses, and his makeup. Source
David Bowie (2,057 votes)
The number three is David Robert Jones, who is known by his stage name David Bowie. He was born and raised in south London, he developed his interest in music as a child itself and began his career as a musician in 1963. He was a very popular figure in the world of music for over five decades. He has always been adored by the critics and also the musicians for being an innovator of music. He has also been the ‘world’s best-selling music artist’, with over 140 million record sales. Source
Eminem (606 votes)
Our number four is the “Rap-God-Marshall Bruce Mathers III”, known professionally as Eminem. He is a well-known American rapper, songwriter and also an actor. He is a best-selling artist of 2000’s in the United States. His ten albums are on the Billboard 200. He sold over 172 million albums and became the ‘world’s best-selling artist’. He is a winner of 15 Grammy awards and also an Academy award for a ‘Best Original Song’, which made him the first rapper ever to receive the Oscar. Source
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Madonna (539 votes)
Our list’s number five is a female pop sensation, Madonna Louise Ciccone. She started her career with Sire Records in 1982 and released her self-titled debut album in the next year itself. She had achieved her popularity in the world of music by pushing the boundaries of the lyrical contents to a greater extent. She had received many praises for the imaginative contents that are shown in her music videos. Madonna is also recognized as the ‘best-selling female recording of all time’ by Guinness World Records. Source
Bruno Mars (282 votes)
Number six on our list is ever-charming Peter Gene Hernandez, known professionally by his cool stage name Bruno Mars. Along with being an American singer-songwriter, he is also a multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and a brilliant choreographer. He was born and raised by the family of musicians, got into making music at the very young age and started performing at various venues. He has also received many awards, including four Grammy’s and was named one of “Time’s 100 most influential people in the world” in 2011. He now is just a young artist of our time with so much to achieve. Source
Whitney Houston (247 votes)
Number seven on our list is another female sensation, Whitney Elizabeth Houston. She was an American singer and actress. Houston is one of the pop music’s best-selling artists of all-time, as she has an estimated 170–200 million records sold worldwide. She is also one of the top artists on Billboard 200 Album awards and the only woman to have been in the second position. In 2009, she has been awarded by the Guinness World Records as the “most awarded female act of all time”. Source
Adele (178 votes)
The number eight on our list is Adele Laurie Blue Adkins. She started her music career in 2006, as she had contracted by XL Recording. She received Brit Critic’s Choice Award that year itself. And then she also received 51st Annual Grammy Awards in 2009 for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. The success of her album “21” has earned many mentions in the Guinness Book of World Records. She is the first woman to jumped in Billboard Hot 100 to have three simultaneous top 10 singles as a lead music artist, and also the first ever female artist to have two albums in the top five of the Billboard 200. Source
Amy Winehouse (168 votes)
The number nine on our list is Amy Jade Winehouse. She is specifically known for her deep-tone expressive vocals. Her family is of professional jazz musicians, so she also got an obvious interest in jazz. She won five Grammy Awards in one single night in 2008, she made a record for the “most wins by a female artist in a single night”, and it made her the first British female to win five Grammys. Source
Britney Spears (155 votes)
At last, on the position of number 10, there is Britney Jean Spears. She is regarded as a pop icon and credited as the most influential teen pop during the late 1990s. Her first and second music albums itself became a huge international success named “Baby One More Time (1999)” and “Oops!… I Did It Again (2000)”. She once also became the ‘best-selling teenaged artist of all time’. She also got some honorific titles, including the “Princess of Pop”. Source
As you can see, in this ‘Top Ten list of the most famous singers of the 21st Century’, Michael Jackson is on the top as he got the maximum votes with no one even close enough to challenge him. And the rest of the singers are with comparatively much fewer votes than him, as it’s only because of his popularity.
There are much more deserving well-known singers who should have been on the list but have failed to make it to, as this data is clearly in according to of our reader’s votes.