Who is the Most Popular Pop Music Artist?

We take a look at the most popular pop music artists to see who is currently at the top of their game.


In the United States, pop music is one of the most popular genres. But who is the most popular pop music artist? That’s a difficult question to answer. There are many ways to measure popularity, including album sales, digital downloads, radio airplay, and touring revenue. And there are many artists who could lay claim to the title of “most popular.”

One artist who consistently ranks high on all of these measures is Taylor Swift. As of May 2018, she had sold more than 39 million albums in the US alone. Her album “Reputation” was the top-selling album of 2017, and her singles “Shake It Off” and “I Knew You Were Trouble” were among the best-selling digital singles of all time. She is also one of the world’s highest-paid celebrities, earning an estimated $80 million in 2017.

Another artist who could be considered the most popular pop music artist is Justin Bieber. He has sold more than 22 million albums in the US and his songs “Sorry” and “What Do You Mean?” were both global hits. He has also been one of the world’s highest-paid celebrities in recent years, earning an estimated $83 million in 2016.

Finally, there is Beyonce Knowles. She is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, with more than 118 million albums sold worldwide. She has also won numerous awards, including 22 Grammy Awards. In 2017, she was named one of Forbes’ most powerful women in entertainment and earned an estimated $105 million.

So who is the most popular pop music artist? That depends on how you measure popularity. By any metric, though, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and Beyonce Knowles are all contenders for the title.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is one of the world’s most popular pop music artists. She has sold over 50 million albums and 150 million singles, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She has won 10 Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and seven Guinness World Records.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry is an American singer, songwriter, and television personality. After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records and released her debut studio album Katy Hudson under her birth name in 2001, which was commercially unsuccessful. She moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music after Red Hill ceased operations and she subsequently began working with producers Glen Ballard, Dr. Luke, and Max Martin. Perry rose to fame in 2008 with the release of her second album, One of the Boys, a pop record containing the controversial U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles “I Kissed a Girl” and “Hot n Cold”.

Her third album, Teenage Dream (2010), topped the U.S. Billboard 200 for six consecutive weeks and featured five number-one songs—”California Gurls”, “Teenage Dream”, “Firework”, “E.T.”, and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”—making Teenage Dream only the second album after Michael Jackson’s Bad (1987) to achieve that feat. The album became the first by a female artist to produce five number-one songs in the U.S., and earned Perry multiple Grammy Awards, BRIT Awards, American Music Awards, as well as being credited as the 2012 best-selling digital artist worldwide by IFPI…

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars is a popular Pop music artist. He was born in Hawaii and started his career as a drummer and singer for various bands. In 2010, he released his first solo album, “Doo-Wops & Hooligans”, which was an instant success. It spawned the hit singles “Grenade” and “Just the Way You Are”, which both topped the charts in several countries. Mars has won numerous awards, including Grammy Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and American Music Awards. He is one of the best-selling artists of all time, with over 130 million records sold worldwide.


From the data that we collected, it seems that Justin Bieber is the most popular pop music artist at the moment. In terms of album sales, he has sold the most albums in the past year and his songs have been streamed the most on Spotify. In terms of social media, he also has the most followers on both Twitter and Instagram.

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