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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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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1,257 1,298
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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979 1,028
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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916 1,056
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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Camila Cabello is listed (or ranked) 7 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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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

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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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Dua Lipa is listed (or ranked) 12 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) 13 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) 14 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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Shakira is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Khalid is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Anne-Marie is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 19 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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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

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Adam Levine is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 23 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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P!nk is listed (or ranked) 24 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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The Weeknd is listed (or ranked) 25 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