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.

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Bruno Mars is listed (or ranked) 6 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

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Adele is listed (or ranked) 7 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

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Camila Cabello is listed (or ranked) 8 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

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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

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Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 10 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

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Charlie Puth is listed (or ranked) 11 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

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Shakira is listed (or ranked) 12 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

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Dua Lipa is listed (or ranked) 13 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

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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

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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

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Justin Bieber is listed (or ranked) 16 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

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Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 17 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

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Anne-Marie is listed (or ranked) 18 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

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Adam Levine is listed (or ranked) 19 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

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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 20 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

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Khalid is listed (or ranked) 21 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

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Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 22 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

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Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, better known mononymously as Sia, is an Australian singer, songwriter and music video director. Musically and artistically precocious from an early age, Sia became ...more

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The Weeknd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Indie pop, Downtempo, Dubstep Abel Tesfaye, known by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian PBR&B singer, songwriter, recording artist, and record producer. In late 2010, Tesfaye anonymously uploaded several songs to ...more

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P!nk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk Alecia Beth Moore, better known by her stage name P!nk, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Originally a member of the girl group Choice, she rose to fame as an R&B artist with ...more

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Bebe Rexha is listed (or ranked) 26 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

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XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Lexi&Sierra added Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, better known by his stage name XXXTentacion, was an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Plantation, Florida, Onfroy spent most of his childhood in ...more

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Sam Smith is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Pop music, Dance-pop, House music Samuel Frederick "Sam" Smith is an English singer and songwriter. He rose to fame in October 2012 when he was featured on Disclosure's breakthrough single "Latch", which ...more

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Bangtan Boys (BTS) is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Jackie Massey added Hip hop music, Dance music, Contemporary R&B Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, is a seven member South Korean boy group formed by Big Hit Entertainment. They debuted on June 13, 2013 with the song "No More Dream". They have won ...more

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Calvin Harris is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Progressive music, Synthpop, New Wave Adam Richard Wiles (born 17 January 1984), known professionally as Calvin Harris, is a Scottish DJ, singer, songwriter, and record producer. His debut studio album I Created Disco was released ...more

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Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer and songwriter. In 2002, she rose to fame after winning the first season of American Idol, and has since been established as "The Original ...more

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Enrique Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
ZimmeriXz(ZimmeriXZ) added Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler, simply known as Enrique Iglesias is a Spanish singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. Iglesias started his career in the mid-1990s on an American ...more

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Jason Derülo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop Jason Joel Desrouleaux, better known by his stage name Jason Derulo, is an American singer, songwriter and dancer. Since the start of his career as a solo recording artist in 2009, Jason has ...more

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David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop Pierre David Guetta is a French disc jockey and record producer. He co-founded Gum Productions and released his first album, Just a Little More Love, in 2002. Later, he released Guetta Blaster ...more

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Zayn Malik is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
leeshahaarshiny added Zain Javadd "Zayn" Malik is an English singer and songwriter, and a previous member of the boy band One Direction. In 2010, Malik auditioned as a solo artist for the British television ...more

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Harry Styles is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
leeshahaarshiny added Harry Edward Styles (born 1 February 1994) is an English singer, songwriter, and actor. He rose to stardom as a member of the boy band One Direction after a 2010 audition as a solo artist for ...more

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NF is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
ellabretonbrand added Hip hop, Christian hip hop Nathan John Feuerstein (born March 30, 1991), known by his stage name NF, is an American rapper, artist and songwriter, who has charted in both the Christian hip hop and mainstream hip hop ...more

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Luke Bryan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Liv Macel added Country Thomas Luther "Luke" Bryan is an American country singer-songwriter. Luke Bryan began his musical career in the mid-2000s, writing songs for Travis Tritt and Billy Currington. After ...more

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Brendon Urie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Pop punk, Pop music, Dance-punk Brendon Boyd Urie is an American singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, and pianist, best known as the lead vocalist of Panic! at the Disco, of which he is the sole remaining original member. ...more

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Lil Pump is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
ZimmeriXz(ZimmeriXZ) added Hip hop, Cloud rap, Trap Gazzy Garcia (born August 17, 2000), known professionally as Lil Pump, is an American rapper and songwriter. He began uploading songs to music sharing website SoundCloud in 2016, gaining almost ...more

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Blake Shelton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Country Blake Tollison Shelton is an American country music singer and television personality. In 2001, he made his debut with the single "Austin". The lead-off single from his self-titled ...more

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J Balvin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Reggae, Rhythm and blues, Reggaeton José Álvaro Osorio Balvín, known artistically as J Balvin, is a Colombian reggaeton singer. Balvin was born in Medellín, the largest city of Antioquia, where he ...more

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Niall Horan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
leeshahaarshiny added Niall James Horan (born September 13, 1993) is an Irish singer and songwriter. He rose to prominence as a member of the boy band One Direction. In 2010, Horan auditioned as a solo contestant for ...more

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Liam Payne is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
leeshahaarshiny added Liam James Payne (born 29 August 1993) is an English singer and songwriter. He rose to fame as a member of the boy band One Direction. Payne made his debut as a singer when he auditioned for the ...more

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Louis Tomlinson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
leeshahaarshiny added Louis Tomlinson is a member of the musical group, One Direction.

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Paramore is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Matthews Jones added Pop punk, Rock music, Emo Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, bassist Jeremy Davis, and guitarist Taylor York. The ...more

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Amy Shark is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
emwest added Amy Louise Billings (born 14 May 1986) known as Amy Shark, is an ARIA award-winning Australian Indie pop singer-songwriter and producer from the Gold Coast, Queensland. She is best known for her ...more

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Russ is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
ava.wingham added Russ

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Børns is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
ellabretonbrand added Indie pop, Alternative rock, Electropop Garrett Clark Borns (born January 7, 1992), better known by his stage name Børns (stylized as BØRNS), is an American singer and songwriter from Grand Haven, Michigan. Børns ...more