There are lots of talented male singers producing amazing music at the minute but some of those artists stand out from the crowd. In this list, we’re going to list the top 10 most popular male singers in 2017.
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Drake is famous for producing countless numbers of chart-topping hits. The Canadian has secured his place as a singing and rapping star by making memorable tunes such as ‘Hotline Bling’ and ‘Started From The Bottom’. Drake has collaborated with many of music’s megastars including Rihanna and Eminem. The Canadian’s fun dance moves and viral music videos have also helped secure him his place as one of the most popular singers in 2017. Drake is also well-know for his likable personality and amazing live performances. We can’t wait to see what new music, live shows and TV appearances he has in store for us for the rest of 2017.
Ben Haggerty, better known by his stage name Macklemore is one of the most successful and popular singers and rappers of the last few years. He started creating music for the public in 2000 when he released some independent records and mix tapes before beginning to collaborate with Ryan Lewis. His 2013 hit record ‘Thrift Shop’ was a huge success. In 2015 ‘Downtown’ was on of the catchiest songs of the year. Aside from his catchy, upbeat songs, Macklemore has a great personality and is a fantastic live performer. Without a doubt, Macklemore deserves his spot as the 9th most popular male singer in 2017.
8. Sam Smith
Samuel Frederick, better known as Sam Smith had one of the top-selling albums of 2015. The English singer-songwriter has been dominating the charts for the last few years. The world cannot get enough of his meaningful lyrics and unique voice. Smith got his musical break back in 2012 when he was featured on Disclosure’s hugely popular single ‘Latch’. Another important collaboration he was involved with was when his vocals were featured on Naughty Boy’s massively successful single ‘La La La’ . Smith is also known for co-composing ‘Writing’s on the Wall’ the theme song to ‘Spectre’, the latest James Bond movie. We can’t wait to see what new musical treats Sam will produce over the next few months.
7. Taio Cruz
It feels like Taio Cruz has been around for a long time but he actually started his singing career in 2009 when he released the album ‘Rokstarr’. He achieved a high-level of fame quickly with smash hit singles such as ‘Break Your Heart’ and ‘Dynamite’. His fans adore him and his hits are constantly aired on music stations nationwide. Taio Cruz is known as one of the hardest workers in the music industry, he isn’t just a singer- he’s also a rapper, song-writer, record producer and entrepreneur. It’s fair to say that Taio Cruz has worked hard enough to deserve to be recognized as on of the most popular male singers in 2017.
6. Chris Brown
Christopher Maurice Brown who is much better known as Chris Brown is a 29 year old singer who is definitely one of the most popular singers in 2017. Brown fell in love with singing when he was a young child- he loved to entertain family and friends with his soulful voice. Some of Chris Brown’s best singles were ‘Kiss Kiss’ and ‘With You’. Chris Brown isn’t just famous for his singing, people also love him for his insane dancing abilities and stylish outfits.
Usher has been entertaining the world for years with his popular songs and he is still going strong in 2017. This global superstar released his first album way back in 1994 and he has won 8 Grammy awards since then and is one of the best selling artists of all time. Some of his top hits include ‘U remind me’ and ‘U Got it Bad’. Usher is also well known for his dancing skills and impressive live performances. He is undoubtedly one the top 5 most popular male singers in 2017.
4. Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake, a former Disney Star and member of Nsync is a pop icon. Timberlake has been one of the most popular singers in the world for many years and he’s brought us unforgettable tunes such as ‘Cry Me a River’ and ‘Give it to Me’. Timberlake is also a fashion icon, excellent dancer and successful actor. With a loyal legion of fans, it would be a huge mistake to leave Justin Timberlake off any list of most popular male singers.
3. Bruno Mars
Peter Gene Hernandez, known to most of us by his much catchier stage name Bruno Mars, is a singer, songwriter, record producer, and choreographer. He can play multiple instruments and is one of the most talented male singers in America. Mars has been pumping out hits since 2010 when he released his first solo album, ‘Doo Wops and Hooligans’. Some of Bruno’s most successful songs are ‘Just the Way You Are’, ‘Grenade’ and ‘Uptown Funk’. Mars is an exceptionally entertaining live performer and he proved that when he performed the Superbowl halftime show with Beyonce and Coldplay in 2017.
2. Kanye West
Kanye West is best known as a talented hip-hop artist. Kanye has been releasing catchy and thought-provoking music since 2004 when he released his debut album ‘The College Dropout’. Kanye has received widespread critical acclaim for his music-he has 21 Grammy awards. He is also one of the best selling male musicians of all time. The Life of Pablo is Kanye’s most recent album and it was released on the 14th of February 2014. Aside from his hit records, Kanye entertains the world with his jaw-dropping live shows and outrageous social media antics. Kanye is definitely one of the most popular male singers in the world today.
1. Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber was discovered on YouTube in 2007. He was quickly offered a record deal and his debut album ‘My World’ was released in 2009 when Bieber was just 15 years old. ‘My World’ was one of the most successful debut albums ever. Bieber became a superstar overnight. He quickly amassed a huge fan base consisting mainly of teenage girls- dubbed ‘beliebers’. In 2015, Bieber dominated the charts with some more grown-up sounding hits including ‘What Do You Mean?’ and ‘Sorry’. Bieber expanded his fan-base in 2015 and proved that he is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. Justin Bieber deserves his spot as the number 1 most popular male singer in 2017.