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The Greatest Musical Artists Of The 2010s

Updated September 18, 2021 28.4k votes 1.4k voters 7.3k views114 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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  • 2
    Pop, Contemporary R&B
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    344

    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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  • 3
    Hip hop
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    244

    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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  • 4
    R&B, Pop
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    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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  • 5
    Contemporary R&B, Hip hop
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    308

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

    Starboy (2016)

    Beauty Behind the Madness (2015)

    Trilogy (2012)

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  • 6
    Country, Pop
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    421

    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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  • 7
    Alternative hip hop, Contemporary R&B
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    260

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

    Blonde (2016)

    Channel Orange (2012)

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  • 8
    Pop, R&B
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    389

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

    25 (2015)

    21 (2011)

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  • 9
    Pop, Contemporary R&B
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    322

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

    Thank U, Next (2019)

    Sweetener (2018)

    My Everything (2014)

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  • 10
    Baroque pop, Dream pop
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    201

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

    Honeymoon (2015)

    Ultraviolence (2014)

    Born to Die (2012)

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  • 11
    Pop, Folk
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    342

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

    ÷ (2017)

    × (2014)

    + (2011)

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  • 12
    Hip hop
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    365

    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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  • 13
    Electro, House
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    186

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

    Random Access Memories (2013)

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  • 14
    Alternative hip hop
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    122

    AlbumsGoblin, Bastard, Wolf, Yonkers, She

    Igor (2019)

    Flower Boy (2017)

    Goblin (2011)

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  • 15
    Alternative Rock, Pop
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    228

    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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  • 16
    House, Techno
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    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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  • 17
    Pop, Dance
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    311

    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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  • 18
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    AlbumsDangerously in Love, 4, Beautiful Liar, B'Day, Above and Beyoncé: Video Collection & Dance Mixes

    Lemonade (2016)

    Beyoncé (2013)

    4 (2011)

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  • 19
    Hip hop, R&B
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    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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  • 20
    Alternative hip hop, Pop
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    137

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

    Trench (2018)

    Blurryface (2015)

    Vessel (2013)

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  • 21
    Indie rock, Psychedelic pop
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    103

    AlbumsInnerspeaker, Lonerism, Tame Impala, Solitude Is Bliss, Sundown Syndrome

    Currents (2015)

    Lonerism (2012)

    Innerspeaker (2010)

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  • 22
    Synthpop, Electronic music
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    229

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

    Witness (2017)

    Prism (2013)

    Teenage Dream (2010)

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  • 23
    Alternative hip hop
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    151

    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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  • 24
    Alternative rock, Pop
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    237

    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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  • 25
    Hip hop
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    97

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

    KOD (2018)

    4 Your Eyez Only (2016)

    2014 Forest Hills Drive (2014)

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