Singers have been making the world dance on their tunes for ages. But the popularity of singers has changed completely, earlier people knew them through their voices, none of them even knew what they looked like. But nowadays they are rolling in money from tours to music videos, to selling their personalized merch, they are into everything. Singers now earn more than what actors do. Here are the top 10 Hollywood singers who are killing it in this vocal war.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty famously known as just Rihanna is a Barbadian multi-talented woman. She is a singer, actress, songwriter and also a businesswoman, Rihanna surely knows how to make money. Rihanna was born on February 20, 1998, in Saint Michael to the Fenty family. When Rihanna released her first single ‘Pon de Replay’ in 2005, which very soon reached No:2 on the billboards charts. Later no one could stop Rihanna. She went on and on and very soon reached right at the top. She holds an estimated net worth of $400 Million. Her famous melodies include we found love, live your life, work, love the way you lie, umbrella, Disturbia, and many many more.
Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter is much more than a singer, she is an inspiration to a lot of women out there, especially to the woman of colour. She is a singer, dancer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Born and brought up in Texas, Beyonce loved participating in singing and dancing competitions when she was a child. Beyonce is one of the best selling music artists, to date, she has sold up to 100 million records. She even married Jay-z in 2008 and has 3 beautiful children with him. She owns a net worth of $500 million making her the richest self-made woman in America. Her most famous songs are Halo, ***flawless, love on top, the best thing I have ever done, and the list just keeps going on and on.
Onika Tanya Maraj-petty better known by the name Nicki Minaj is a rapper, singer, model, actress, and songwriter. Nicki Minaj might have faced a lot of controversies throughout her career for her bold moves and statements but she hasn’t failed to mark her position in Hollywood. She has given back to back hits throughout her career, these include super bass, only, anaconda, famous, starships, bang bang, side to side, and a lot more. Earlier she was known for her colourful costumes and wigs, but later when she released her first studio album ‘Pink Friday’ it peaked at number 1 position on US Billboard 200 chart. She is even considered as the most influential female rap artist.
Taylor Alison Swift is a famous singer, songwriter, producer, and actress. What makes Taylor different from others is her narrative songwriting that usually seems to surround her personal life. Best known for her songs fearless, new romantic, blank space, mean, dear john, you belong with me, style. Swift is the youngest artist to get signed by Sony/ATV Music Publishing House, she signed her first record deal at the age of 15. She achieved so many enormous milestones at the age when most of us are still confused about what to do in life. Her debut studio album was the longest-charting album on the billboard 200 in the 2000s. Taylor is surely a huge inspiration for so many little girls out there.
Justin Bieber has been ruling the hearts of millions out there ever since his debut. Other than being hot, Justin is also a singer, songwriter, and actor. He crushed many hearts when he got married to Hailey Baldwin in 2018. His debut album EP world released in 2009, he even became the first artist to have 7 songs from a debut album on the billboard 100. Since then he just went on and on, conquering milestones one after the other. He is the world’s best selling music artist, by having sold 150 million records. His top hits include sorry, despacito, baby, love yourself, where are u now, boyfriend, cold water, and what do you mean.
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, professionally known by the name Lady Gaga is an American singer, actor, songwriter, record producer, and businesswoman. Lady Gaga has been on the top ever since her debut because she always kept reinventing herself. Her versatility has made her grow and prosper like no other. Her chart-busters include the cure, guy, shallow, bad romance, the edge of glory, paparazzi, Alejandro, judas, and hair. She holds various Guinness book records, she has bagged 11 grammy awards and she even holds an Oscar. Gaga is known for her Social Activism, she has done some noteworthy work for the LGBTQ community and mental health awareness. She has also founded her very own non-profit organization named Born this way foundation that works for empowering the youth, spreading awareness regarding mental health, and preventing bullying.
Christopher Maurice Brown was born in Tappahannock in Virginia, he is a singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. Quite famous for his songs, run it, kiss kiss, forever, no air, look at me now, say goodbye, show me, and don’t wake me up. Brown got acquainted with singing at a very young age. In 2004 Chris released his self-titled debut album which was a big hit, it even got certified as double platinum by RIAA [Recording Industry Association OF America]. He is known as one of the best selling music artists in the industry, by having sold about 140 million records. He holds a net worth of $50 million. Throughout his career, Chris has won several music awards such as the Billboards, grammy, MTV music awards, American music awards, Teen choice awards, and the list just keeps going on and on.
Jennifer Lynn Lopez, more commonly known as JLo, she is an Icon. Along with a singer, she also a fantastic dancer and actress. JLo is even involved in producing films and has her own business. Her debut album On the 6 helped propel the Latin pop movement in America. Lopex is also titled as the most influential Latin entertainer in the United States. Her famous melodies include if you had my love, love don’t cost a thing, I am real, I am gonna be alright, jenny from the block, and dance again. Even at the age of 50, Lopez has moves that can make millions of jaws drop. She has a net worth of about $400 million.
Madonna Louise Ciccone is a singer, songwriter, and actress. Madonna is famous for her versatility in music and her visual representation, she has pushed her boundaries again and again. She has kept reinventing her artistic side time and again. Her work usually revolves around social, political, sexual, and religious phases of the society, which have achieved both appreciations as well as controversy. Madonna is titled as the best-selling female music artist of all time by having sold 300 million records. She is also the most successful solo artist in hot 100 chart history according to the Billboards. She has numerous achievements that she has conquered all because of her talent and determination. Some of her all-time best songs are like a prayer, vogue, into the grove, express yourself, ray of light, hung up, holiday, and open your heart.
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson or commonly known as Katy Perry is a singer, songwriter, and judge. As a child, Katy used to sing in the church, later as a teenager she pursued her career in gospel music. Katy released her first album titled Katy Hudson but it was unsuccessful. But she didn’t lose hope, when she released her second album One of the boys, it topped the US billboard 200. Katy holds 4 Guinness world records, five Billboard awards, and five American music awards. She is even included in the list of Forbes highest-earning woman in music. Katy’s is quite famous for her songs E T, fireworks, California gurls, I kissed a girl, hot n cold and teenage dreams. Her estimated net worth is $330 Million.