Entertainment Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?  

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List Rules Vote up the singers you think are the most famous right now, excluding rappers and groups. Only currently performing artists.

When it comes to today's most popular music artists, who do you think takes the cake as the most famous singer in the world? While we all have our own idea of who the best singers of all time are, the most famous takes a little more into account. Sure, many of these popular singers could also be considered the best ever or the best of their time, but talent isn't the only factor in determining the most famous singers in the world right now. In other words, you might also consider who often makes the headlines, who releases the most chart-topping songs, or even who has the best image.

With all of this in mind, singers like Beyoncé, Adam Levine, and Lady Gaga could all top the list of popular singers out right now. However, these big names are just a few of the world's most famous current singers. You also have Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, and top female vocalists Demi Lovato, Dua Lipa, and so many more. Now, it's up to you to decide just which of these star singers are the most famous today.

Take a look at the list of top singers below and vote up those who you think are the most famous out right now. You can also add any that may be missing from the list. 

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2,089 1,737
Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock
Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She began her career in the Broadway musical 13, before landing the role of Cat Valentine on the ...more

2
1,704 1,624
Ed Sheeran is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Hip hop music, Indie, Pop music
Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter, actor, guitarist and record producer. He was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk. He ...more

3
1,772 1,715
Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Country pop, Pop music, Rock music
Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed ...more

4
1,425 1,376
Shawn Mendes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Contemporary R&B
Shawn Peter Raul Mendes (born August 8, 1998) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. He gained a following in 2013, posting song covers on the video-sharing application Vine. The following year, ...more

5
1,256 1,370
Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music
Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. Born and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas, she was first featured on the children's series Barney & Friends in the early 2000s. In 2007, ...more

6
1,122 1,221
Camila Cabello is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Pop, Latin pop
Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao (born March 3, 1997) is a Cuban-American singer and songwriter. She rose to fame as a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony, formed during the second season of The ...more

7
1,013 1,215
Bruno Mars is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Rock music
Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, voice actor, and choreographer. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii ...more

8
990 1,188
Adele is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, MBE is a British singer and songwriter. Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace in 2006. In 2007, she received ...more

9
987 1,246
Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child, and ...more

10
868 1,153
Charlie Puth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Pop, Pop rock, R&B
Charles Otto Puth Jr. (born December 2, 1991) is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Puth's initial exposure came through the viral success of his song videos uploaded to ...more

11
652 847
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer and songwriter. She initially performed in theater, appearing in high school plays, and ...more

12
222 227
Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
wp146718 added Future bass, Electronic, Progressive house
Marshmello is an electronic dance music producer and DJ. He first gained international recognition by remixing songs by Jack Ü and Zedd, and later collaborated with artists including Omar ...more

13
900 1,208
Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop
Robyn Rihanna Fenty, known by her stage name Rihanna, is a Barbadian singer, actress, and fashion designer. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, her career began upon meeting record producer Evan ...more

14
761 1,047
Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Indie pop, Blues-rock, Synthpop
Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American actress, singer, and songwriter who made her debut as a child actress in Barney & Friends. In 2008, Lovato rose to prominence in the ...more

15
698 954
Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter and occasional actress. She had limited exposure to secular music during her childhood and ...more

16
683 940
Dua Lipa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Pop
Dua Lipa (born August 22, 1995) is an English singer, songwriter, and model. Her musical career began at age 14, when she began covering songs by other artists on YouTube. In 2015, she was ...more

17
710 982
Shakira is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Urban contemporary, Merengue music, Synthpop
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, ...more

18
536 745
Khalid is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
R&B
Khalid Donnel Robinson (born February 11, 1998), known mononymously as Khalid, is an American singer and songwriter. His debut single, "Location", was released in July 2016, and his ...more

19
547 826
Anne-Marie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Pop, Grime, R&B
Anne-Marie Rose Nicholson (born 7 April 1991), known professionally as Anne-Marie, is an English singer and songwriter. She has attained several charting-singles on the UK Singles Chart, with ...more

20
812 1,298
Justin Bieber is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Pop music, Teen pop, Contemporary R&B
Justin Drew Bieber is a Canadian singer and songwriter. Bieber's current manager, Scooter Braun first discovered him through his YouTube videos in 2007. Braun was impressed with the videos, and ...more

21
515 823
Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music
Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child. ...more

22
92 87
Billie Eilish is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
alvajemdaal added Art pop, Dark pop, Electropop

Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell (born December 18, 2001) is an American singer and songwriter. Her debut single, "Ocean Eyes", went viral. Her debut EP Don't Smile at Me was released in August 2017. The EP went on to become certified Gold by the RIAA, with five of the songs also being RIAA-certified (four Gold, one Platinum). Following the EP's success, Apple Music named Eilish as its newest Up Next artist in September 2017. Her debut studio album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? will be released in March 2019.

Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell (born December 18, 2001), known professionally as Billie Eilish, is an American singer and songwriter signed to Interscope Records. Her first experience with ...more

23
535 901
Adam Levine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music
Adam Noah Levine is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. He is the lead vocalist for the Los Angeles pop rock band Maroon 5. Born and raised in Los Angeles, ...more

24
460 766
Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Fiorella Portilla added Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop
Onika Tanya Maraj, better known by her stage name Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian rapper, singer and songwriter. Born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Jamaica, Queens, New York, ...more

25
400 674
Bebe Rexha is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Pop, Dance pop, R&B
Bleta "Bebe" Rexha (born August 30, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. She is best known for her collaborations with other artists, such as G-Eazy's "Me, ...more