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The Best Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked 

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Updated January 21, 2020 240.9k votes 22.7k voters 280.6k views 70 items

List Rules Only popular artists releasing new music in 2019.

Updated: check out our list of the best pop singers of 2020!

Here are the best pop artists of 2019, ranked by fans everywhere. Only including popular artists releasing new music right now, this list of current pop singers and musicians features rising stars, like Lauv and Mabel, as well as the most famous, constantly-trending hit singers, like Ariana Grande and Bruno Mars. Solo artists and pop groups, like Loote and Why Don't We, are all releasing some of the latest hits in the industry, and are therefore included here. Who are the top pop artists of 2019? Who's defining pop music today?

Both American artists and musicians from elsewhere in the world are eligible for inclusion, as long as they are among the best and/or biggest names of the modern day. Vote up the 2019 pop stars who are dominating the charts, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list. 

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Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Ariana Grande (born June 26, 1993) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. A multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning recording artist, she is known for her wide vocal range, which critics ...more

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Billie Eilish is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked

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Shawn Mendes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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Khalid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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Bruno Mars is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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Halsey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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Imagine Dragons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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Adele is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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Panic! at the Disco is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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Dua Lipa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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Charlie Puth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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Beyoncé Knowles ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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Cardi B is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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Sam Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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The Chainsmokers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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5 Seconds of Summer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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Shakira is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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Bebe Rexha is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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Bangtan Boys (BTS) is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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