Hip-Hop 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010

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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.

1
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 50 Most Popular Music Artists of 2010
Pop, Dance Pop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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