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The Best Pop Artists Of 2020, Ranked

Updated January 16, 2021 365.2k votes 23.1k voters 275.8k views100 items

List RulesOnly popular artists releasing new music in 2020.

Update: Follow Ranker's official New Pop 2020 playlist on Spotify!

Here are the best pop artists of 2020, ranked by fans everywhere. Only including popular artists releasing new music right now, this list of current pop singers and musicians features new pop artists to watch in 2020 and rising stars, like Lauv and Charli XCX, as well as the most famous, constantly-trending hit singers, like Lady Gaga and The Weeknd. Solo artists and pop groups, like the Jonas Brothers and Maroon 5, are all releasing some of the latest hits in the industry, and are therefore included here. Who are the top pop artists of 2020? 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. Who are the hottest pop artists right now? What good pop artists do you think will define 2020's pop music landscape?

Vote up the 2020 pop stars who are dominating the charts, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list. 

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  • Harry Styles3
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  • Dua Lipa4
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  • Taylor Swift5
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  • Shawn Mendes6
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  • Selena Gomez7
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    Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (born 16 February 1990), better known by his stage name The Weeknd, is a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Bruno Mars10
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  • Rihanna11
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  • Lady Gaga12
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  • Beyoncé Knowles13
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  • Imagine Dragons15
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  • Post Malone16
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  • Maroon 517
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  • Jonas Brothers20
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  • Katy Perry22
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  • Zayn Malik23
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  • Charlie Puth24
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