The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s

List Rules
Vote up the artists based only on their music from 2010 to 2019.

From Kanye West and Taylor Swift to Bruno Mars and Janelle Monáe, we're ranking the best artists of the decade. This list of the top 2010s artists includes some of the most popular musicians, bands, and singers in pop, rap, country, EDM, rock, R&B, and more. The 2010s decade was filled with so many good songs and albums, but which artists stood out from the rest?   

Vote up the best artists of the 2010s, and add your favorites if they deserve to be on this list. 

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  • Kendrick Lamar
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    • Albums: good kid, m.A.A.d city, Section.80, Overly Dedicated, Memories Back Then

    To Pimp a Butterfly (2015)

    Good Kid, m.A.A.d City (2012)

    Section.80 (2011)

  • Taylor Swift
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    Country, Pop
    • Albums: Fearless, Speak Now, Red, Taylor Swift, Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection

    1989 (2014)

    Red (2012)

    Speak Now (2010)

  • Bruno Mars
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    Pop, Contemporary R&B, Funk
    • Albums: Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Unorthodox Jukebox, Earth to Mars, It's Better If You Don't Understand, Moonshine

    24K Magic (2016)

    Unorthodox Jukebox (2012)

    Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010)

  • The Weeknd
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    Contemporary R&B, Hip hop, Pop
    • Albums: Kiss Land, House of Balloons, Thursday, Echoes of Silence, Trilogy

    Starboy (2016)

    Beauty Behind the Madness (2015)

    Trilogy (2012)

  • Adele
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    Pop, R&B, Soul
    • Albums: 21, 19, Make You Feel My Love, Adele Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Cold Shoulder

    25 (2015)

    21 (2011)

  • Rihanna
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    R&B, Pop, Hip hop
    • Albums: Loud, Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna 3CD Collector's Set, A Girl like Me, Music of the Sun

    Unapologetic (2012)

    Talk That Talk (2011)

    Loud (2010)

  • Kanye West
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    Hip hop
    • Albums: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Late Registration, The College Dropout, Watch the Throne, Graduation

    The Life of Pablo (2016)

    Yeezus (2013)

    My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)

  • Frank Ocean
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    Alternative hip hop, Contemporary R&B, Pop
    • Albums: Channel Orange, nostalgia, ULTRA., unreleased, MISC.

    Blonde (2016)

    Channel Orange (2012)

  • Beyoncé Knowles
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    R&B, Pop, Hip hop
    • Albums: Dangerously in Love, 4, Beautiful Liar, B'Day, Above and Beyoncé: Video Collection & Dance Mixes

    Lemonade (2016)

    Beyoncé (2013)

    4 (2011)

  • Ariana Grande
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    Pop, Contemporary R&B
    • Albums: My Everything, Yours Truly, Christmas Kisses, Baby I, Right There

    Thank U, Next (2019)

    Sweetener (2018)

    My Everything (2014)

  • Ed Sheeran
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    Pop, Folk
    • Albums: x, Plus, No. 5 Collaborations Project, iTunes Festival 2012: Holiday Gift, The Slumdon Bridge

    ÷ (2017)

    × (2014)

    + (2011)

  • Lady Gaga
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    Pop, Dance, Electronic
    • Albums: The Fame, Born This Way, Just Dance, The Edge of Glory, The Fame Monster

    Joanne (2016)

    Artpop (2013)

    Born This Way (2011)

  • J. Cole
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    Hip hop
    • Albums: Born Sinner, The Warm Up, Friday Night Lights, Cole World: The Sideline Story, The Come Up

    KOD (2018)

    4 Your Eyez Only (2016)

    2014 Forest Hills Drive (2014)

  • Post Malone
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    Hip hop, Pop, R&B

      Hollywood's Bleeding (2019)

      Beerbongs & Bentleys (2018)

      Stoney (2016)

    • Drake
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      Hip hop, R&B, Pop
      • Albums: Take Care, Nothing Was the Same, Thank Me Later, Comeback Season, So Far Gone

      Scorpion (2018)

      Nothing Was the Same (2013)

      Take Care (2011)

    • Twenty One Pilots
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      Alternative hip hop, Electropop, Indie Pop
      • Albums: Twenty One Pilots, Regional at Best, Vessel, Blurryface, Trench

      Trench (2018)

      Blurryface (2015)

      Vessel (2013)

    • Lana Del Rey
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      Baroque pop, Dream pop, Folk
      • Albums: Born to Die, Paradise, Lana Del Rey, Die for Me, Kill Kill

      Honeymoon (2015)

      Ultraviolence (2014)

      Born to Die (2012)

    • Tyler, the Creator
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      Alternative hip hop
      • Albums: Goblin, Bastard, Wolf, Yonkers, She

      Igor (2019)

      Flower Boy (2017)

      Goblin (2011)

    • Eminem
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      Hip hop
      • Albums: The Marshall Mathers LP, The Slim Shady LP, The Eminem Show, Infinite, Recovery

      Revival (2017)

      The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013)

      Recovery (2010)

    • Avicii
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      House, Techno, Electro House
      • Albums: Bom, Collide, Avicii et al: Swedish House Collection - Taken from Superstar, Avicii Presents Strictly Miami, True

      Tim (2019)

      Stories (2015)

      True (2013)

    • Daft Punk
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      Electro, House, Pop
      • Albums: Discovery, Random Access Memories, Homework, Human After All, TRON: Legacy

      Random Access Memories (2013)

    • Coldplay
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      Alternative rock, Pop rock
      • Albums: Parachutes, A Rush of Blood to the Head, X&Y, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Mylo Xyloto

      Everyday Life (2019)

      A Head Full of Dreams (2015)

      Mylo Xyloto (2011)

    • Katy Perry
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      Synthpop, Electronic music, Dance-pop
      • Albums: Teenage Dream, E.T., One of the Boys, Katy Hudson, Ur So Gay

      Witness (2017)

      Prism (2013)

      Teenage Dream (2010)

    • Tame Impala
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      Indie rock, Psychedelic pop
      • Albums: Innerspeaker, Lonerism, Tame Impala, Solitude Is Bliss, Sundown Syndrome

      Currents (2015)

      Lonerism (2012)

      Innerspeaker (2010)

    • Lorde
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      Indie pop, Electronica
      • Albums: Pure Heroine, The Love Club EP, Royals / White Noise: Live from the BRITs, Tennis Court EP, Tennis Court

      Melodrama (2017)

      Pure Heroine (2013)