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

Updated October 23, 2020 733.3k votes 58.7k voters 797.5k views93 items

List RulesVote up the current solo singers - no rappers, DJs, or groups - you think are household names.

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 right now.

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  • 1
    Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
    27,094
    19,169

    Ariana Grande

    Pop, Contemporary R&B

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  • 2
    Billie Eilish is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
    23,384
    17,016

    Billie Eilish

    Art pop, Dark pop

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  • 3
    Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
    19,984
    15,136

    Taylor Swift

    Country, Pop

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  • 4
    Ed Sheeran is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
    20,125
    15,328

    Ed Sheeran

    Pop, Folk

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  • 5
    Shawn Mendes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
    19,785
    15,428

    Shawn Mendes

    Contemporary R&B, Pop

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  • 6
    Camila Cabello is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
    15,570
    13,459

    Camila Cabello

    Pop, Latin

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  • 7
    Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
    14,907
    13,306

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  • 8
    Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
    11,964
    11,262

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  • 9
    Dua Lipa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
    9,403
    8,912
  • 10
    Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
    10,130
    9,709

    Lady Gaga

    Pop, Dance

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  • 11
    Bruno Mars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
    11,724
    11,556

    Bruno Mars

    Pop, Contemporary R&B

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  • 12
    Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
    8,718
    8,820

    Post Malone

    Hip hop, Pop

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  • 13
    Halsey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
    8,143
    8,749

    Halsey

    Electropop, Synthpop

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  • 14
    Khalid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
    9,867
    10,610

    Khalid

    R&B, Pop

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  • 15
    Charlie Puth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
    9,388
    10,210

    Charlie Puth

    Pop, R&B

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  • 16
    Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
    8,773
    9,544

    Katy Perry

    Pop, Rock

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  • 17
    The Weeknd is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
    4,819
    5,499

    The Weeknd

    Contemporary R&B, Hip hop

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  • 18
    Lewis Capaldi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
    2,915
    3,461
  • 19
    Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
    7,474
    9,016

    Demi Lovato

    Indie pop, Contemporary R&B

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  • 20
    John Legend is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
    3,610
    4,382

    John Legend

    Contemporary R&B, Soul

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  • 21
    Justin Bieber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
    9,556
    11,649

    Justin Bieber

    Contemporary R&B, Pop

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  • 22
    Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
    5,216
    6,434

    Sia Furler

    Indie pop, Electronica

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  • 23
    Nick Jonas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
    5,637
    7,043

    Nick Jonas

    Teen pop, Pop rock

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  • 24
    Lizzo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
    4,162
    5,196

    Lizzo

    Hip hop, Alternative hip hop

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  • 25
    Sam Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?
    3,993
    5,088

    Sam Smith

    Pop, R&B
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