Most Popular Artists of the 21st Century

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular pop artists of the 21st century…


Beyonce needs no introduction. As we all know, she is the Queen B of pop music and always will be for as long as she produces it. She has blessed us all with her music since 2002 when she featured on Jay-Z’s song ”Bonnie and Clyde”. Her most popular songs include ”Crazy in love” (2003), ”Single Ladies Put a Ring on It” (2008), ”Run the World (Girls)” (2011) ”Hold Up” (2016), ”Flawless” (2014) and so many more! Pretty much any song that Beyonces is destined for greatness. Her latest album EVERYTHING IS LOVE was released in 2018 and sold an outstanding 70,000 copies and earned her a grammy award.

Taylor Swift

Swift is an American pop and country singer and songwriter. Her latest released songs never fail to make their way into the top 10 pop charts. So you probably won’t be surprised to hear that she is one of the highest-paid pop musicians of all time. In 2019 she became the music’s highest-paid women at $825 million. Her most popular songs include ”Love Story” (2008), ”You Belong With Me” (2009), ”Shake it Off” (2014) ”22” (2013) and ”Look What You Made Me Do” (2017). Swift uses her real-life experiences, particularly her relationships and heartbreaks, to inspire the lyrics of her music.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is an American singer and songwriter who shot to fame in 2009. She is known for her incredible and distinctive vocal, provocative lyrics and flamboyant costumes. It’s safe to say Gaga has had many chart-topping hits. Such as ”Poker Face” (2008), ”Love Game” (2008), ”Paparazzi” (2008) ”Telephone” (2010), ”Bad Romance” (2010), ”Judas” (2011) and ”The Edge of Glory” (2011). In 2014, it was estimated that she had sold 124 million worldwide. She was also the first-ever artist in 20 years of history to have four chart-topping singles from one debut album called ”The Fame”. This album also earned her an incredible 5 Grammy nominations!

Katy Perry

Perry is also an American singer and songwriter. She is well-known for her playful sense of style, sexually suggestive hit songs and of course her outstanding vocals. She holds a record for the most 6-million selling songs which were ‘Firework” (2010), ”Roar” (2013) and ”Dark Horse (2013). Other popular songs include ”I Kissed a Girl” (2008), ”Wide Awake” (2012), ”The One That Got Away” (2010), ”Last Friday Night” (2010) and ”Part of Me” (2012).


Eminem (real name Marshall Bruce Mathers) is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer. He is one of the best-selling artists of all time. It’s estimated that he’s sold over 220 million records worldwide! His most famous songs include ”Forgot About Dre” (1999), ”The Real Slim Shady” (2000), ”The Way I am” (2000), ‘Till I Collapse” (2002), ”Sing For The Moment” (2002). ”Lose Yourself” (2002) and ”Love the Way You Lie” (2010). The Marshall Mathers LP was his most popular album and sold 2.8 copies in the first week. That’s some recording-breaking numbers right there! We all love Eminem for his honesty and transparency when he raps about his life growing up.