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2022 Top 10 Pop Artists

If you wonder which and which artists are doing it big on the Pop scene in 2022, you are right where you are supposed to be. Here is a list of those Pop stars from 10 to 1:

  • 10. Halsey
  • 9. Dua Lipa
  • 8. Justin Bieber
  • 7. Billie Eilish
  • 6. Ariana Grande
  • 5. Olivia Rodrigo
  • 4. Ed Sheeran
  • 3. Harry Styles
  • 2. Taylor Swift
  • 1. Adele

10. Halsey

10. Halsey

2022 Top 10 Pop Artists, Yours Truly, Articles, October 1, 2022
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Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, 27, popularly known by her alias, Halsey, is an American pop artist and songwriter. Her singing career began in 2012 with a parody of the Taylor Swift song named ‘I Knew You Were Trouble.’ Her debut extended play ‘Room 93’ was released in 2014.

The project peaked at No. 159 at US Billboard 200. The following year she released her debut studio album, ‘Badlands.’ It became a huge hit, selling 97,000 copies in the US within the first week. It stood at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and was reviewed positively by critics.

Having been nominated for several awards, Halsey won the Rising Star award by Billboard Women in Music in 2016, which is awarded to women in the music industry who have made a significant contribution and have inspired others.

Halsey Songs

9. Dua Lipa

9. Dua Lipa

2022 Top 10 Pop Artists, Yours Truly, Articles, October 1, 2022
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Dua Lipa, 26, is an English singer, songwriter, and former model who has established herself as one of the leading artists of current time with her eponymous debut album. The album, which contains eight singles so far, includes the UK number-one single ‘New Rules’, as well as two more UK top-10 singles, ‘Be the One’ and ‘IDGAF’.

Her best-selling single ‘New Rules’ has been a hit worldwide, charting No.2 in Australia, 6 in the US, and 7 in Canada. She eventually signed a deal with Warner Music Group for her debut album.

She has won two ‘Brit Awards’ for ‘British Female Solo Artist and ‘British Breakthrough Act’ in the event’s latest edition. In addition, she is one of the frontrunners to record the theme song of an upcoming James Bond movie.

Dua Lipa Songs

8. Justin Bieber

8. Justin Bieber

2022 Top 10 Pop Artists, Yours Truly, Articles, October 1, 2022
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Justin Bieber, 27, is a Canadian singer and songwriter who took the world by storm. Releasing his first album at the age of 15, he has become one of the most talked-about artists in recent times, both for good and bad reasons. A talent scout discovered Bieber via YouTube.

He achieved immense success following the release of his singles from his debut EP, ‘My World’. He retained his soaring fame with the release of his debut studio album ‘My World 2.0’ and continued to break records with his subsequent albums, ‘Under the Mistletoe’, ‘Believe’ and ‘Purpose’.

He has also released a couple of remix albums, two biographical concert films and has appeared on numerous television shows to perform live. In addition, the young star has won several awards, including one Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.

Justin Bieber Songs

7. Billie Eilish

7. Billie Eilish

2022 Top 10 Pop Artists, Yours Truly, Articles, October 1, 2022
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Billie Eilish, 20, is an American singer and songwriter. She is best known for her successful debut single, Ocean Eyes. Her elder brother, Finneas O’Connell, was the most significant influence in her life while she grew up. He had his band and had written a song titled Ocean Eyes.

Billie Eilish performed the song and released it online. It became a massive success. This turned out to be her first massive breakthrough. In 2017, her brother helped her record the single Bellyache. With the song’s success, Billie released her debut EP, Don’t Smile at Me, in August 2017.

The EP appeared on several American and international music charts. In September 2017, Apple named her their newest Up Next artist. She then released her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? in March 2019, followed by Happier Than Ever, in July 2021.

Billie Eilish Songs

6. Ariana Grande

6. Ariana Grande

2022 Top 10 Pop Artists, Yours Truly, Articles, October 1, 2022
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Ariana Grande, 28, was a part of various television shows but later decided to devote her attention to music. Her debut album ‘Yours Truly’ shattered several records and ruled the ‘Billboard Top 100’ chart for several weeks.

Several hundred thousand copies of this album were sold, and eventually, Ariana Grande went on to become a huge star. She released a few more albums later, and they all managed to garner both commercial and critical acclaim.

Ariana Grande Songs

5. Olivia Rodrigo

5. Olivia Rodrigo

2022 Top 10 Pop Artists, Yours Truly, Articles, October 1, 2022
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Olivia Rodrigo, 18, first shot to fame after playing the lead role in the flick ‘American Girl: Grace Stirs up Success’. After signing with Geffen and Interscope Records, Rodrigo released her debut single “Drivers License” in 2021, which broke various records and became one of the year’s best-selling songs, propelling her to mainstream fame.

Rodrigo’s debut studio album, Sour (2021), topped charts globally and was met with widespread critical acclaim. She is nominated in seven categories at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist, Album of the Year for Sour, Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Drivers License”.

Olivia Rodrigo Songs

4. Ed Sheeran

4. Ed Sheeran

2022 Top 10 Pop Artists, Yours Truly, Articles, October 1, 2022
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Edward Christopher “Ed” Sheeran, 31, is a famous English singer and songwriter who has won the hearts of people worldwide with his melodic voice. His debut album ‘+’ was released in September 2011. Having sold 791,000 copies in the UK by the end of the year, it stood as the ninth bestselling album.

It was also reviewed positively by critics. The following year he won the 2012 Brits awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act of the Year.

Ed Sheeran Songs

3. Harry Styles

3. Harry Styles

2022 Top 10 Pop Artists, Yours Truly, Articles, October 1, 2022
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Harry Edward Styles, 28, is an English singer and songwriter, best known as a member of the famous pop-rock band ‘One Direction.’ Following the band’s hiatus, Styles moved on to pursue a solo career in music.

His self-titled debut solo album was released in May 2017. It opened at the top spot at the ‘US Billboard 200.’ It also did well in several other countries like the UK and Australia. The album was certified platinum in the US and four different countries, as it was the ninth best-selling album of 2017.

Harry Styles Songs

2. Taylor Swift

2. Taylor Swift

2022 Top 10 Pop Artists, Yours Truly, Articles, October 1, 2022
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Taylor Swift, 32, likened to legendary country artists such as Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson, was only sixteen when she released her debut album. After her initial hits, she recorded the album Fearless, released with her single “Love Story” in 2008. On the charts, it climbed the billboard at no. 4 with “You Belong with Me” at no.2.

‘Billboard 200’ announced it as the number one selling album of the year in 2009. The music video was also named ‘Best Female Music Video’ on MTV. That year she was also named ‘Artist of the Year’ for her album.

She became the youngest ever to win the Grammy Award for ‘Album of the Year’. In addition, she received awards for ‘Best Country Album’, ‘Best Country Song’, and ‘Best Female Country Vocal Performance’.

Taylor Swift Songs

1. Adele

1. Adele

2022 Top 10 Pop Artists, Yours Truly, Articles, October 1, 2022
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Adele, 33, is an English singer and songwriter who rose to fame owing to her distinctive voice and has become one of the best-selling artists of our time. Born in England, she was raised by a young single mother in various working-class neighbourhoods of London.

After building anticipation in Britain with some well-received live performances, Adele released her first album, ’19’ in 2008, debuting at No. 1 on the British album chart. Subsequently, she received much praise for her unique and soulful voice. Later, her second album ’21’ was released, comprised of several hit singles, including ‘Rolling in the Deep’ and ‘Someone Like You.’

Both the songs topped the charts in multiple markets and broke many sale records. She also received an ‘Academy Award’ for her song ‘Skyfall,’ which she wrote and composed for a James Bond film of the same name. With an incredible voice and an outspoken personality, she has become one of the most popular performers of the present generation.

Adele Songs

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