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The most popular musical artists from the year 2010 include many newcomers to the game, some one-hit wonders and a handful of veteran singers and bands who've stood the test of time. The top 50 from the year are all ranked here, with help from Billboard magazine, based on their performance on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart and the Billboard Hot 200 albums chart from 2010.

In what should be no surprise with her many hits and jaw-dropping outfits during 2010, pop star LAdy Gaga came in as the top artist of the year. While country singer Taylor Swift followed in second, rapper Eminem came in third. The Detroit-born Eminem also led for digital album downloads in 2010 and beat out Gaga for the second spot in the best selling albums of the year. Susan Boyle, who finished 12th on this list, sold the most albums in 2010 with her release of "I Dreamed A Dream."

Among other notable artists that were the most popular in 2010 included the likes of Lady Antebellum, Ke$ha, Usher, The Black Eyed Peas and Justin Bieber. Rihanna and Drake rounded out the top 10.
Title: Best Music Artists of 2010 : Most popular Music Artists of 2010.

So who were the most popular music artists of 2010 and what were the highlights of the 2010s in music? This list will give you that answer.
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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Lady Gaga Pop, Dance Pop

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Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Taylor Swift Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Eminem Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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Lady Antebellum is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Lady Antebellum Country pop, Pop music, Country

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Ke$ha is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Ke$ha Electropop, Dancepop

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Usher is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Usher Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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The Black Eyed Peas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
The Black Eyed Peas Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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Justin Bieber is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Justin Bieber Pop music, Teen pop, Contemporary R&B

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Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Rihanna Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Katy Perry Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music

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Susan Boyle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Susan Boyle Torch song, Pop music, Classical music

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Jason Derülo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Jason Derülo Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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BOB is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
BOB

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Taio Cruz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Taio Cruz Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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Train is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Train Adult album alternative, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Ludacris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Ludacris Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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Trey Songz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Trey Songz Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Soul music

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Michael Bublé is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Michael Bublé Adult contemporary music, Lounge music, Pop music

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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Lil Wayne Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

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Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Alicia Keys Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

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Bruno Mars is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Bruno Mars Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Rock music

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Carrie Underwood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Carrie Underwood Country pop, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

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Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Miley Cyrus Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

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Zac Brown Band is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Zac Brown Band Americana, Folk rock, Country rock

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Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Jay-Z Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap

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Adam Lambert is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Adam Lambert Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Michael Jackson Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

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Young Money is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010

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Andrea Bocelli is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Andrea Bocelli Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Opera

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Iyaz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Iyaz Hip hop music, Indie, Pop music

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Owl City is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Owl City Synthpop, New Wave, New Age

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John Mayer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
John Mayer Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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Mike Posner is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Mike Posner Hip hop music, Dubstep, Synthpop

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Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Nicki Minaj Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop

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Jason Aldean is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Jason Aldean Country rock, Country

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Glee Cast is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010

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Jay Sean is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Jay Sean Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Selena Gomez Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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Miranda Lambert is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Miranda Lambert Western music, Country rock, Acoustic music

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The Script is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
The Script Indie pop, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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Timbaland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Timbaland Hip hop music, Rap music, Alternative hip hop

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OneRepublic is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
OneRepublic Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Snoop Dogg Hip hop music, Pop music, Gangsta rap

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David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
David Guetta Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010

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Sugarland is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Sugarland Country pop, Pop music, Country

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Enrique Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Enrique Iglesias Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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Kings of Leon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Kings of Leon Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

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Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Beyoncé Knowles Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music