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The Greatest Musical Artists Of The Decade  

Jovaughn Brown
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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
Adele is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The Decade
Pop, R&B, Soul

25 (2015)

21 (2011)

2
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The Decade
Pop, Dance, Electronic

Joanne (2016)

Artpop (2013)

Born This Way (2011)

3
P!nk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The Decade
Pop punk, R&B

Hurts 2B Human (2019)

Beautiful Trauma (2017)

The Truth About Love (2012)

4
Ed Sheeran is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The Decade
Pop, Folk

÷ (2017)

× (2014)

+ (2011)

5
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The Decade
Hip hop

Revival (2017)

The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013)

Recovery (2010)

6
Bangtan Boys (BTS) is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The Decade
K-pop, Hip hop, EDM

Dark & Wild (2014)

Wings (2016)

Love Yourself: Tear (2018)

7
Foo Fighters is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The Decade
Alternative rock, Post-grunge

Concrete and Gold (2017)

Sonic Highways (2014)

Wasting Light (2011)

8
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The Decade
Alternative rock, Hip hop, Alternative metal

One More Light (2017)

Living Things (2012)

A Thousand Suns (2010)

9
Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The Decade
Country, Pop

1989 (2014)

Red (2012)

Speak Now (2010)

10
Bruno Mars is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The Decade
Pop, Contemporary R&B, Funk

24K Magic (2016)

Unorthodox Jukebox (2012)

Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010)

11
Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The Decade
R&B, Pop, Hip hop

Unapologetic (2012)

Talk That Talk (2011)

Loud (2010)

12
Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The Decade
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
Imagine Dragons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The Decade
Alternative rock, Pop

Evolve (2017)

Smoke + Mirrors (2015)

Night Visions (2012)

14
Kenny Chesney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The Decade
Country

The Big Revival (2014)

Welcome to the Fishbowl (2012)

Hemingway's Whiskey (2010)

15
Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The Decade
Pop, Alternative Rock

V (2014)

Overexposed (2012)

Hands All Over (2010)

16
Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The Decade
Country, Pop, Blues

Meaning of Life (2017)

Piece by Piece (2015)

Stronger (2011)

17
Luke Bryan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The Decade
Country

What Makes You Country (2017)

Kill the Lights (2015)

Tailgates & Tanlines (2011)

18
Red Hot Chili Peppers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The Decade
Alternative Rock, Funk Metal

The Getaway (2016)

I'm with You (2011)

19
Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The Decade
Alternative Rock, Pop

Everyday Life (2019)

A Head Full of Dreams (2015)

Mylo Xyloto (2011)

20
Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The Decade
Pop, Contemporary R&B

Thank U, Next (2019)

Sweetener (2018)

My Everything (2014)

21
Jason Aldean is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The Decade
Country rock

Old Boots, New Dirt (2014)

Night Train (2012)

My Kinda Party (2010)

22
Drake is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The Decade
Hip hop, R&B, Pop

Scorpion (2018)

Nothing Was the Same (2013)

Take Care (2011)

23
Zac Brown Band is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The Decade
Americana, Folk rock, Country

Jekyll + Hyde (2015)

Uncaged (2012)

You Get What You Give (2010)

24
Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The Decade
R&B, Pop, Hip hop

Lemonade (2016)

Beyoncé (2013)

4 (2011)

25
Lady Antebellum is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists Of The Decade
Country, Pop

Golden (2013)

Own the Night (2011)

Need You Now (2010)