The 30 Most Popular Singers in the World (2022)

In the world of music, there are a few names that stand out above the rest. These singers have achieved massive success and have a large following of fans all around the world. Here is a list of the 30 most popular singers in the world as of 2022.

With familiar names like Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, and Adele, as well as relative newcomers like Billie Eilish and Dua Lipa, the list of popular singers is always changing.

Here are the 30 most popular singers in the world right now.

1. Ed Sheeran

With over 51.5 million subscribers on YouTube and 37.8 million followers on Instagram, Ed Sheeran is one of the most popular singers in the world. His song “Shape of You” was the most-streamed song on Spotify in 2017, and he has won 4 Grammys. Sheeran continues to release new music and tour the world, performing for sold-out crowds everywhere he goes.

2. Billie Eilish

While still very young, Billie Eilish has taken the world by storm with her unique brand of pop music. With over 45.2 million YouTube subscribers and 102 million Instagram followers, Eilish is one of the most popular singers today. She has won multiple Grammys and is the youngest person to ever top the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

3. Ariana Grande

With 51.1 million YouTube subscribers and over 304 million Instagram followers, Ariana Grande is one of the most popular singers in the world. Grande started as an actress on Nickelodeon before becoming a singer. She has released six studio albums, with her most recent one, ” Positions,” debuting at number one on the Billboard chart.

4. The Weeknd

The Weeknd, born Abel Tesfaye, is a Canadian singer and songwriter who has become one of the biggest names in music. With over 27.8 million YouTube subscribers and 37.8 million Instagram followers, The Weeknd has amassed a huge following. His hits “Can’t Feel My Face” and “Starboy” have both topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

5. Taylor Swift

One of the best-selling music artists of all time, Taylor Swift has won multiple Grammys and an Emmy. With over 46.1 million YouTube subscribers and 206 million Instagram followers, Swift is one of the most popular singers in the world. She has released nine studio albums, with her most recent one, “Evermore”.

6. Adele

Adele is a British singer and songwriter who has won multiple Grammys and an Oscar. With over 28.1 million YouTube subscribers and 49.8 million Instagram followers, Adele is one of the most popular singers in the world. She is best known for her hits “Someone Like You” and “Rolling in the Deep.”

7. Justin Bieber

With over 68.3 million YouTube subscribers and 229 million Instagram followers, Justin Bieber is one of the most popular singers in the world. Bieber started as a YouTube sensation before becoming a mainstream pop star. He has released five studio albums, with his most recent one, “Changes”.

8. Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa is a British singer and songwriter who has become one of the biggest names in music. With over 20.4 million YouTube subscribers and 82.2 million Instagram followers, Dua is one of the most popular singers today. She is best known for her hits “New Rules” and “IDGAF.”

9. Beyonce

One of the best-selling music artists of all time, Beyonce has won multiple Grammys and an Emmy. With over 24.4 million YouTube subscribers and 249 million Instagram followers, Beyonce is one of the most popular singers in the world. She is best known for her hits “Crazy in Love” and “Formation.”

10. Lady Gaga

With over 21.3 million YouTube subscribers and 51.1 million Instagram followers, Lady Gaga is one of the most popular singers in the world. Gaga started as a singer on the Lower East Side of Manhattan before becoming a global pop star. She has released five studio albums, with her most recent one, “Chromatica”.

11. Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars is a Hawaii-born singer and songwriter who has become one of the biggest names in music. With over 34.6 million YouTube subscribers and 25.2 million Instagram followers, Mars is one of the most popular singers today. He is best known for his hits “Uptown Funk” and “That’s What I Like.”

12. Celine Dion

One of the best-selling music artists of all time, Celine Dion has won multiple Grammys. With over 6.26 million YouTube subscribers and 5 million Instagram followers, Dion is one of the most popular singers in the world. She is best known for her hits “My Heart Will Go On” and “Because You Loved Me.”

13. Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes is a Canadian singer and songwriter who has become one of the biggest names in music. With over 29.1 million YouTube subscribers and 67.6 million Instagram followers, Mendes is one of the most popular singers today. He is best known for his hits “Stitches” and “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back.”

14. Rihanna

One of the best-selling music artists of all time, Rihanna has won multiple Grammys and an Emmy. With over 39 million YouTube subscribers and 126 million Instagram followers, Rihanna is one of the most popular singers in the world. She is best known for her hits “Umbrella” and “Diamonds.”

15. Charlie Puth

With over 19.3 million YouTube subscribers and 15.7 million Instagram followers, Charlie Puth is one of the most popular singers in the world. Puth started as a YouTube sensation before becoming a mainstream pop star. He is best known for his hits “See You Again” and “Attention.”

16. Sam Smith

Sam Smith is a British singer and songwriter who has won multiple Grammys. With over 14.8 million YouTube subscribers and 14.6 million Instagram followers, Smith is one of the most popular singers in the world. He is best known for his hits “Stay with Me” and “Too Good at Goodbyes.”

17. Harry Styles

Harry Styles is a British singer and songwriter who was previously a member of the boy band One Direction. With over 12.1 million YouTube subscribers and 43.7 million Instagram followers, Styles is one of the most popular singers today. He is best known for his hits “Sign of the Times” and “Watermelon Sugar.”

18. Miley Cyrus

With over 16 million YouTube subscribers and 165 million Instagram followers, Miley Cyrus is one of the most popular singers in the world. Cyrus started as a child star on the Disney Channel before becoming a global pop sensation. She is best known for her hits “Wrecking Ball” and “Party in the U.S.A.”

19. Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys is a Singer, songwriter, pianist, actress, and philanthropist who has won multiple Grammys and an Emmy. With over 5.79 million YouTube subscribers and 23.1 million Instagram followers, Keys is one of the most popular singers in the world. She is best known for her hits “Fallin'” and “No One.”

20. Selena Gomez

With over 30.6 million YouTube subscribers and 311 million Instagram followers, Selena Gomez is one of the most popular singers in the world. Gomez started as a child star on the Disney Channel before becoming a global pop sensation. She is best known for her hits “Come & Get It” and “Hands to Myself.”

21. Adam Levine

Adam Levine is a Singer, songwriter, actor, and philanthropist who is the lead singer of the band Maroon 5. With over 35.6 million YouTube subscribers and 14 million Instagram followers, Levine is one of the most popular singers in the world. He is best known for his hits “Moves like Jagger” and “Sugar.”

22. John Legend

John Legend is a Singer, songwriter, pianist, and actor who has won multiple Grammys and an Oscar. With over 7.22 million YouTube subscribers and 14.3 million Instagram followers, Legend is one of the most popular singers in the world. He is best known for his hits “All of Me” and “Glory.”

23. Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik is a British singer and songwriter who was previously a member of the boy band One Direction. With over 14.7 million YouTube subscribers and 44.9 million Instagram followers, Malik is one of the most popular singers today. He is best known for his hits “Pillowtalk” and “Dusk Till Dawn.”

24. Olivia Rodrigo

With over 8.95 million YouTube subscribers and 24.2 million Instagram followers, Olivia Rodrigo is one of the most popular singers in the world. Rodrigo started her career as an actress on the Disney Channel before becoming a singer. She is best known for her hit “drivers license.”

25. Halsey

With over 11.4 million YouTube subscribers and 29.1 million Instagram followers, Halsey is one of the most popular singers in the world. Halsey started her career as a poet before becoming a singer. She is best known for her hits “Without Me” and “Bad at Love.”

26. Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez is a Singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and fashion designer who has sold over 80 million records. With over 15.3 million YouTube subscribers and 202 million Instagram followers, Lopez is one of the most popular singers in the world. She is best known for her hits “On the Floor” and “Ain’t Your Mama.”

27. Katy Perry

With over 42.7 million YouTube subscribers and 157 million Instagram followers, Katy Perry is one of the most popular singers in the world. Perry started her career as a Christian singer before becoming a global pop sensation. She is best known for her hits “I Kissed a Girl” and “Roar.”

28. Pink

With over 11.4 million YouTube subscribers and 8.7 million Instagram followers, Pink is one of the most popular singers in the world. Pink started her career as an R&B singer before becoming a pop singer. She is best known for her hits “Get the Party Started” and “So What.”

29. Shakira

With over 35.4 million YouTube subscribers and 72 million Instagram followers, Shakira is one of the most popular singers in the world. Shakira is a Colombian singer, songwriter, and dancer who is best known for her hits “Hips Don’t Lie” and “Waka Waka.”

30. Demi Lovato

With over 17.6 million YouTube subscribers and 129 million Instagram followers, Demi Lovato is one of the most popular singers in the world. Lovato started her career as a child star on the Disney Channel before becoming a global pop sensation. She is best known for her hits “Sorry Not Sorry” and “Confident.”

Conclusion

The above singers are some of the most popular in the world, with huge followings on YouTube and Instagram. They have all found success in different genres of music, from pop to R&B to Latin. While some are more well-known for their acting careers, others have made a name for themselves solely through their music. What they all have in common is a large and loyal fan base that has helped them achieve success in the music industry.

Featured image (Ed Sheeran) by Markus Hillgärtner, http://www.markushillgaertner.de / CC BY-SA
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John Legend Image by: Toglenn, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Zayn Malik Image by: First Access Entertainment, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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Halsey Image by: Justin Higuchi from Los Angeles, CA, USA, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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Katy Perry Image by: CJ A. (@ChrisAntonacci1 on Twitter), CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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Shakira Image by: Condé Nast (through Vogue Taiwan), CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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Milan Trajkovikj is a touring and recording bass guitarist who loves to share his passion for all things music.

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