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The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s 

Jovaughn Brown
Updated January 7, 2020 11.4k votes 555 voters 1.3k views 110 items

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. 

list ordered by
1
Momoland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s
Daisy Yoo added
K-Pop, Pop Music, Dance
2
Adele is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s
Pop, R&B, Soul

25 (2015)

21 (2011)

3
Ed Sheeran is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s
Pop, Folk

÷ (2017)

× (2014)

+ (2011)

4
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s
Hip hop

Revival (2017)

The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013)

Recovery (2010)

5
Khalid is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s
R&B, Pop

Free Spirit (2019)

American Teen (2017)

6
U2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s
Rock, Punk

Songs of Experience (2017)

Songs of Innocence (2014)

7
P!nk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s
Pop punk, R&B

Hurts 2B Human (2019)

Beautiful Trauma (2017)

The Truth About Love (2012)

8
Brandy Norwood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added
Dip Bop
9
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s
Pop, Dance, Electronic

Joanne (2016)

Artpop (2013)

Born This Way (2011)

10
Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s
Country, Pop

1989 (2014)

Red (2012)

Speak Now (2010)

11
Imagine Dragons is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s
Alternative rock, Pop

Evolve (2017)

Smoke + Mirrors (2015)

Night Visions (2012)

12
Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s
Pop, Contemporary R&B, Hip hop

Man of the Woods (2018)

The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 (2013)

The 20/20 Experience (2013)

13
Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s
R&B, Pop, Hip hop

Unapologetic (2012)

Talk That Talk (2011)

Loud (2010)

14
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s
Alternative rock, Hip hop, Alternative metal

One More Light (2017)

Living Things (2012)

A Thousand Suns (2010)

15
Frank Ocean is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s
Alternative hip hop, Contemporary R&B, Pop

Blonde (2016)

Channel Orange (2012)

16
Foo Fighters is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s
Alternative rock, Post-grunge

Concrete and Gold (2017)

Sonic Highways (2014)

Wasting Light (2011)

17
Lorde is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s
Indie pop, Electronica

Melodrama (2017)

Pure Heroine (2013)

18
Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s
Pop, Contemporary R&B

Thank U, Next (2019)

Sweetener (2018)

My Everything (2014)

19
John Legend is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s
Contemporary R&B, Soul, Pop

Darkness and Light (2016)

Love in the Future (2013)

20
Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s
Alternative Rock, Pop

Everyday Life (2019)

A Head Full of Dreams (2015)

Mylo Xyloto (2011)

21
Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s
Pop, Alternative Rock

V (2014)

Overexposed (2012)

Hands All Over (2010)

22
The Weeknd is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s
Contemporary R&B, Hip hop, Pop

Starboy (2016)

Beauty Behind the Madness (2015)

Trilogy (2012)

23
Red Hot Chili Peppers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s
Alternative Rock, Funk Metal

The Getaway (2016)

I'm with You (2011)

24
Avicii is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s
House, Techno, Electro House

Tim (2019)

Stories (2015)

True (2013)

25
Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s
Hip hop

To Pimp a Butterfly (2015)

Good Kid, m.A.A.d City (2012)

Section.80 (2011)