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The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s

Updated July 13, 2020 21.5k votes 959 voters 4.0k 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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  • Kendrick Lamar1
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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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  • Adele2
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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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  • Rihanna3
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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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  • The Weeknd4
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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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  • Frank Ocean5
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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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  • Taylor Swift6
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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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  • Bruno Mars7
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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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  • Avicii8
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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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  • Lady Gaga9
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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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  • Ariana Grande10
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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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  • Lana Del Rey11
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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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  • Ed Sheeran12
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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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  • Coldplay13
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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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  • Eminem14
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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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  • Daft Punk15
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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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  • Drake16
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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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  • Imagine Dragons17
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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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  • Kanye West18
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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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  • Katy Perry19
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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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  • Bruce Springsteen20
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    Bruce Springsteen

    Americana, Blues-rock

    AlbumsBorn to Run, Born in the U.S.A., The Rising, Darkness on the Edge of Town, The River

    Western Stars (2019)

    High Hopes (2014)

    Wrecking Ball (2012)

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  • P!nk21
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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)

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  • Donald Glover22
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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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  • Lorde23
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    Lorde

    Indie pop, Electronica

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

    Melodrama (2017)

    Pure Heroine (2013)

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  • Foo Fighters24
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    Foo Fighters

    Alternative rock, Post-grunge

    AlbumsWasting Light, The Colour and the Shape, Foo Fighters, One by One, There Is Nothing Left to Lose

    Concrete and Gold (2017)

    Sonic Highways (2014)

    Wasting Light (2011)

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  • Red Hot Chili Peppers25
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    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Alternative Rock, Funk Metal

    AlbumsCalifornication, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Stadium Arcadium, Mother's Milk, By the Way

    The Getaway (2016)

    I'm with You (2011)

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