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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 (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
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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?
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
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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
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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
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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?
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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Imagine Dragons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
erica.newzealand added Indie pop, Pop music, Alternative rock
Imagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne "Wing" Sermon, bassist Ben McKee and ...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
8
Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 8 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
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Khalid is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Adele is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Halsey is listed (or ranked) 12 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
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Bruno Mars is listed (or ranked) 13 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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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
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Jonas Brothers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
sydney2006adelaide added
Jonas Brothers is the self-titled second studio album and the international debut album released by the Jonas Brothers and their first album to be released under Hollywood Records. The album was ...more
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Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Charlie Puth is listed (or ranked) 17 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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The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
erica.newzealand added Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
The Beatles were an English rock band that formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the greatest and ...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 (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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Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
Liva Rahbek Wyrtz added Hip hop, R&B, Trap
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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Drake is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
make_it_happen5 added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music
Aubrey Drake Graham, who records under the mononym Drake, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor. He was born in Toronto, Ontario. He first garnered recognition for his role as Jimmy Brooks ...more
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Panic! at the Disco is listed (or ranked) 22 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
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Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Twenty One Pilots is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
maryjanenonog54 added Synthpop, Pop music, Indietronica
Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo from Columbus, Ohio. The band was formed in 2009 and consists of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun. They put out two self-released albums, Twenty One Pilots ...more
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Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 25 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