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

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Updated March 24, 2020 559.2k votes 50.7k voters 700.1k views 108 items

List Rules Vote up the current singers who are dominating today's charts. No rappers, groups, or DJs.

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 determining who's number one, 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. From American and English celebrity vocalists, to the biggest international heavyweights it's up to you to decide just which of these people are the most famous star singers 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?
Genre: Pop and Contemporary R&B; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: My Everything, Yours Truly, Christmas Kisses, Baby I, Right There, + more

Ariana Grande (born June 26, 1993) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. A multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning recording artist, she is known for her wide vocal range, which critics ...more

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Billie Eilish is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
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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

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Ed Sheeran is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Genre: Pop and Folk; Nationality: England

Albums: x, Plus, No. 5 Collaborations Project, iTunes Festival 2012: Holiday Gift, The Slumdon Bridge, + more

Edward Christopher Sheeran, (; born 17 February 1991) is an English singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actor. He attended the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford as an ...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?
Genre: Contemporary R&B and Pop; Nationality: Canada

Albums: The Shawn Mendes EP, Life of the Party

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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Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Genre: Country, Pop & Rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Fearless, Speak Now, Red, Taylor Swift, Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection, + more

Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter. She is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which have received widespread media coverage. Born and ...more

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Camila Cabello is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Genre: Pop and Latin; Nationality: Cuba
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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Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Genre: Pop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Stars Dance, Shake It Up, Come & Get It, Slow Down, Cruella de Vil, + more

Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American singer and actress. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends (2002–2004), she received wider recognition ...more

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Beyoncé Knowles ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Genre: R&B, Pop & Hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Dangerously in Love, 4, Beautiful Liar, B'Day, Above and Beyoncé: Video Collection & Dance Mixes, + more

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé performed in various singing and ...more

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Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and guitarist. He first gained major recognition in ...more

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Bruno Mars is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Genre: Pop, Contemporary R&B & Funk; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Unorthodox Jukebox, Earth to Mars, It's Better If You Don't Understand, Moonshine, + more

Peter Gene Hernandez (born October 8, 1985), known professionally as Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, and dancer. He is known for his stage ...more

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Dua Lipa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
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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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Genre: Pop, Dance & Electronic; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: The Fame, Born This Way, Just Dance, The Edge of Glory, The Fame Monster, + more

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

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Khalid is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
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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Halsey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
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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

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Charlie Puth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
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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Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Genre: Pop, Rock & Disco; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Teenage Dream, E.T., One of the Boys, Katy Hudson, Ur So Gay, + more

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and television judge. After singing in church during her childhood, she ...more

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Lizzo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Melissa Jefferson (born April 27, 1988), better known by her stage name Lizzo, is an American alternative hip hop artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a founding member of indie hip ...more

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Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Genre: Indie pop and Contemporary R&B; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Don't Forget, Here We Go Again, Demi, Unbroken, Walmart Soundcheck, + more

Demetria Devonne Lovato ( lə-VAH-toh; born August 20, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She made her debut as a child actress on the children's television series Barney & ...more

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The Weeknd is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Genre: Contemporary R&B, Hip hop & Pop; Nationality: Canada

Albums: Kiss Land, House of Balloons, Thursday, Echoes of Silence, Trilogy, + more

Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (born 16 February 1990), better known by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer.He has won three Grammy Awards, eight Billboard ...more

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John Legend is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Genre: Contemporary R&B, Soul & Pop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Get Lifted, Once Again, Evolver, Live at SOB's New York City, Love In The Future, + more

John Roger Stephens (born December 28, 1978), known professionally as John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter, producer, actor, and philanthropist. Prior to the release of Legend's debut ...more

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Nick Jonas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Genre: Teen pop and Pop rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Nicholas Jonas, Dear God, Songs from How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Joy to the World (A Christmas Prayer), Chains, + more

Nicholas Jerry Jonas (born September 16, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter and actor. Jonas began acting in theater at the age of seven, and released his debut single in 2002 which caught ...more

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Lewis Capaldi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Lewis Capaldi (born October 7, 1996) is a Scottish singer and songwriter originating from Whitburn, West Lothian. Capaldi rose to prominence following the self release of his first track ...more

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Justin Bieber is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Genre: Contemporary R&B and Pop; Nationality: Canada

Albums: One Time, Baby, My World, Under the Mistletoe, As Long as You Love Me, + more

Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and actor. Discovered at 13 years old by talent manager Scooter Braun after watching his YouTube videos covering songs, he ...more

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Anne-Marie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
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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Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Genre: Indie pop and Electronica; Nationality: Australia

Albums: Some People Have Real Problems, Don't Bring Me Down E.P, OnlySee, Colour the Small One, We Are Born, + more

Sia Kate Isobelle Furler ( SEE-ə; born 18 December 1975) is an Australian singer, songwriter and music video director. She started her career as a singer in the acid jazz band Crisp in the ...more

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