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The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s

Updated July 13, 2020 23.3k votes 1.1k voters 4.8k views110 items

List RulesVote 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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    Albumsgood 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)

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    Bruno Mars

    Pop, Contemporary R&B

    AlbumsDoo-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)

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    The Weeknd

    Contemporary R&B, Hip hop

    AlbumsKiss Land, House of Balloons, Thursday, Echoes of Silence, Trilogy

    Starboy (2016)

    Beauty Behind the Madness (2015)

    Trilogy (2012)

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    Adele

    Pop, R&B

    Albums21, 19, Make You Feel My Love, Adele Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Cold Shoulder

    25 (2015)

    21 (2011)

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    Rihanna

    R&B, Pop

    AlbumsLoud, 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)

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    Taylor Swift

    Country, Pop

    AlbumsFearless, Speak Now, Red, Taylor Swift, Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection

    1989 (2014)

    Red (2012)

    Speak Now (2010)

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    Drake

    Hip hop, R&B

    AlbumsTake Care, Nothing Was the Same, Thank Me Later, Comeback Season, So Far Gone

    Scorpion (2018)

    Nothing Was the Same (2013)

    Take Care (2011)

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    Frank Ocean

    Alternative hip hop, Contemporary R&B

    AlbumsChannel Orange, nostalgia, ULTRA., unreleased, MISC.

    Blonde (2016)

    Channel Orange (2012)

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    Kanye West

    Hip hop

    AlbumsMy 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)

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    Eminem

    Hip hop

    AlbumsThe Marshall Mathers LP, The Slim Shady LP, The Eminem Show, Infinite, Recovery

    Revival (2017)

    The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013)

    Recovery (2010)

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    Lady Gaga

    Pop, Dance

    AlbumsThe Fame, Born This Way, Just Dance, The Edge of Glory, The Fame Monster

    Joanne (2016)

    Artpop (2013)

    Born This Way (2011)

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    Ed Sheeran

    Pop, Folk

    Albumsx, Plus, No. 5 Collaborations Project, iTunes Festival 2012: Holiday Gift, The Slumdon Bridge

    ÷ (2017)

    × (2014)

    + (2011)

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    Avicii

    House, Techno

    AlbumsBom, Collide, Avicii et al: Swedish House Collection - Taken from Superstar, Avicii Presents Strictly Miami, True

    Tim (2019)

    Stories (2015)

    True (2013)

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    Coldplay

    Alternative Rock, Pop

    AlbumsA Rush of Blood to the Head, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Parachutes, X&Y, Clocks

    Everyday Life (2019)

    A Head Full of Dreams (2015)

    Mylo Xyloto (2011)

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    Ariana Grande

    Pop, Contemporary R&B

    AlbumsMy Everything, Yours Truly, Christmas Kisses, Baby I, Right There

    Thank U, Next (2019)

    Sweetener (2018)

    My Everything (2014)

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    Daft Punk

    Electro, House

    AlbumsDiscovery, Random Access Memories, Homework, Human After All, TRON: Legacy

    Random Access Memories (2013)

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    Imagine Dragons

    Alternative rock, Pop

    AlbumsNight Visions, Continued Silence EP, Night Visions Live, It's Time, It's Time Remixes

    Evolve (2017)

    Smoke + Mirrors (2015)

    Night Visions (2012)

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    Lana Del Rey

    Baroque pop, Dream pop

    AlbumsBorn to Die, Paradise, Lana Del Rey, Die for Me, Kill Kill

    Honeymoon (2015)

    Ultraviolence (2014)

    Born to Die (2012)

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    Twenty One Pilots

    Alternative hip hop, Pop

    AlbumsVessel, Twenty One Pilots, Regional At Best, Fake You Out, Guns For Hands

    Trench (2018)

    Blurryface (2015)

    Vessel (2013)

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    Maroon 5

    Pop, Alternative Rock

    AlbumsSongs About Jane, Hands All Over, Payphone, It Won't Be Soon Before Long, 2003-10-31: Philadelphia

    V (2014)

    Overexposed (2012)

    Hands All Over (2010)

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    Justin Timberlake

    Pop, Contemporary R&B

    AlbumsFutureSex/LoveSounds, The 20/20 Experience, Justified, The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2, Justin Timberlake: Live from London

    Man of the Woods (2018)

    The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 (2013)

    The 20/20 Experience (2013)

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    Katy Perry

    Synthpop, Electronic music

    AlbumsTeenage Dream, E.T., One of the Boys, Katy Hudson, Ur So Gay

    Witness (2017)

    Prism (2013)

    Teenage Dream (2010)

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    Shawn Mendes

    Contemporary R&B, Pop

    AlbumsThe Shawn Mendes EP, Life of the Party

    Shawn Mendes (2018)

    Illuminate (2016)

    Handwritten (2015)

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    Donald Glover

    Alternative hip hop

    AlbumsBecause the Internet, Utterances of the Heart, Love Letter in an Unbreakable Bottle, Culdesac, Sick Boi

    "Awaken, My Love!" (2016)

    Because the Internet (2013)

    Camp (2011)

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    P!nk

    Pop punk, R&B

    AlbumsM!ssundaztood, I'm Not Dead, Funhouse, Dear Mr. President, Pink: Live in Europe

    Hurts 2B Human (2019)

    Beautiful Trauma (2017)

    The Truth About Love (2012)