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The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s

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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  • 1

    Kendrick Lamar

    Hip hop
    437
    409

    Albumsgood kid, m.A.A.d city, Section.80, Overly Dedicated, Memories Back Then

    NationalityUnited States of America

    To Pimp a Butterfly (2015)

    Good Kid, m.A.A.d City (2012)

    Section.80 (2011)

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  • 2
    Pop, R&B
    429
    404

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

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    25 (2015)

    21 (2011)

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  • 3

    Rihanna

    R&B, Pop
    343
    317

    AlbumsLoud, Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna 3CD Collector's Set, A Girl like Me, Music of the Sun

    NationalityBarbados

    Unapologetic (2012)

    Talk That Talk (2011)

    Loud (2010)

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  • 4

    Taylor Swift

    Country, Pop
    471
    448

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

    NationalityUnited States of America

    1989 (2014)

    Red (2012)

    Speak Now (2010)

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  • 5

    Kanye West

    Hip hop
    295
    271

    AlbumsMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Late Registration, The College Dropout, Watch the Throne, Graduation

    NationalityUnited States of America

    The Life of Pablo (2016)

    Yeezus (2013)

    My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)

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    Bruno Mars

    Pop, Contemporary R&B
    387
    364

    AlbumsDoo-Wops & Hooligans, Unorthodox Jukebox, Earth to Mars, It's Better If You Don't Understand, Moonshine

    NationalityUnited States of America

    24K Magic (2016)

    Unorthodox Jukebox (2012)

    Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010)

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  • 7

    The Weeknd

    Contemporary R&B, Hip hop
    355
    332

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

    NationalityCanada

    Starboy (2016)

    Beauty Behind the Madness (2015)

    Trilogy (2012)

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  • 8

    Frank Ocean

    Alternative hip hop, Contemporary R&B
    302
    279

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

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Blonde (2016)

    Channel Orange (2012)

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  • 9

    Lana Del Rey

    Baroque pop, Dream pop
    210
    217

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

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Honeymoon (2015)

    Ultraviolence (2014)

    Born to Die (2012)

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  • 10

    Ariana Grande

    Pop, Contemporary R&B
    317
    339

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

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Thank U, Next (2019)

    Sweetener (2018)

    My Everything (2014)

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  • 11

    Avicii

    House, Techno
    208
    218

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

    NationalitySweden

    Tim (2019)

    Stories (2015)

    True (2013)

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  • 12
    232
    247

    AlbumsDangerously in Love, 4, Beautiful Liar, B'Day, Above and Beyoncé: Video Collection & Dance Mixes

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Lemonade (2016)

    Beyoncé (2013)

    4 (2011)

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  • 13

    Lady Gaga

    Pop, Dance
    295
    319

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

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Joanne (2016)

    Artpop (2013)

    Born This Way (2011)

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  • 14

    Ed Sheeran

    Pop, Folk
    330
    361

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

    NationalityEngland

    ÷ (2017)

    × (2014)

    + (2011)

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  • 15
    Hip hop
    345
    378

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

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Revival (2017)

    The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013)

    Recovery (2010)

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  • 16

    Tyler, the Creator

    Alternative hip hop
    137
    139

    AlbumsGoblin, Bastard, Wolf, Yonkers, She

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Igor (2019)

    Flower Boy (2017)

    Goblin (2011)

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  • 17
    Alternative Rock, Pop
    221
    238

    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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  • 18
    Hip hop, R&B
    273
    303

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

    NationalityCanada

    Scorpion (2018)

    Nothing Was the Same (2013)

    Take Care (2011)

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  • 19
    Electro, House
    182
    197

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

    Random Access Memories (2013)

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  • 20

    Twenty One Pilots

    Alternative hip hop, Pop
    134
    142

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

    Trench (2018)

    Blurryface (2015)

    Vessel (2013)

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  • 21

    Katy Perry

    Synthpop, Electronic music
    201
    234

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

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Witness (2017)

    Prism (2013)

    Teenage Dream (2010)

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  • 22

    J. Cole

    Hip hop
    92
    101

    AlbumsBorn Sinner, The Warm Up, Friday Night Lights, Cole World: The Sideline Story, The Come Up

    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    KOD (2018)

    4 Your Eyez Only (2016)

    2014 Forest Hills Drive (2014)

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  • 23

    Lorde

    Indie pop, Electronica
    121
    141

    AlbumsPure Heroine, The Love Club EP, Royals / White Noise: Live from the BRITs, Tennis Court EP, Tennis Court

    NationalityNew Zealand

    Melodrama (2017)

    Pure Heroine (2013)

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  • 24

    One Direction

    Pop rock
    110
    128

    AlbumsUp All Night, Something About the Way You Look Tonight, Total Eclipse of the Heart, Your Song, You Are So Beautiful

    Midnight Memories (2013)

    Take Me Home (2012)

    Up All Night (2011)

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  • 25
    Alternative hip hop
    135
    159

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

    NationalityUnited States of America

    "Awaken, My Love!" (2016)

    Because the Internet (2013)

    Camp (2011)

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