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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2,073 1,642
Billie Eilish is listed (or ranked) 1 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), known professionally as Billie Eilish, is an American singer and songwriter signed to Interscope Records. Her first experience with ...more
2
4,538 3,792
Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock
Ariana Grande (born June 26, 1993) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. As one of the world's leading contemporary recording artists, she is known for her wide vocal range. Grande has ...more
3
3,277 2,938
Shawn Mendes is listed (or ranked) 3 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
4
3,479 3,223
Ed Sheeran is listed (or ranked) 4 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
5
1,425 1,343
Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 5 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
6
3,286 3,338
Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 6 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
7
2,436 2,646
Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 7 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
8
2,246 2,440
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
9
2,008 2,242
Adele is listed (or ranked) 9 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
10
2,053 2,323
Bruno Mars is listed (or ranked) 10 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
11
1,374 1,550
Khalid is listed (or ranked) 11 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
12
1,945 2,309
Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 12 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
13
210 158
Halsey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Rodriguez Ashley added Electropop, Synthpop, Indie pop
Ashley Nicolette Frangipane (born September 29, 1994), known professionally as Halsey, is an American singer and songwriter. Her initial recognition came from her self-released music posted on ...more
14
1,723 2,077
Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 14 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
15
1,676 2,070
Charlie Puth is listed (or ranked) 15 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
16
350 376
Panic! at the Disco is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
helenliang added Pop punk, Rock music, Emo
Panic! at the Disco is an American band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and features the current lineup of vocalist and guitarist Brendon Urie and bassist Dallon Weekes, who are supported ...more
17
1,377 1,785
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is known for her unconventionality, provocative ...more
18
1,349 1,856
Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 18 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
19
1,376 1,897
Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 19 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
20
1,281 1,772
Dua Lipa is listed (or ranked) 20 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
21
1,048 1,467
Grace VanderWaal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Tyron Shooze added Pop, Indie pop
Grace Avery VanderWaal (born January 15, 2004) is an American singer-songwriter from Suffern, NY. At age 12, she won the 11th season of the NBC competition show America's Got Talent, singing her ...more
22
1,221 1,896
Shakira is listed (or ranked) 22 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
23
1,603 2,520
Justin Bieber is listed (or ranked) 23 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
24
1,045 1,639
Anne-Marie is listed (or ranked) 24 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
25
989 1,601
Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 25 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