The music industry has seen an upswing in music, artists recently with many platforms providing the strugglers to showcase their talents and become popular music artists. Since the competition has increased and many people are carrying forward their dream of being a musician and want to top billboard chart. The music industry looks like a beautiful cake from outside but when you are no longer an alien to this industry you understand how much hard work it goes into creating a piece of music and to top the Billboard chart of popular music artist. Here is the list of popular music artist 2019 which are ranked by fans worldwide. Also, we have shared some abstracts from their interviews.
Popular Music Artist – Taylor Swift
Real Name : Taylor Alison Swift
Born : December 13, 1989 (age 29)
Net worth : $360 million (2019 estimate)
Relatives : Austin Swift (brother)
“I’ve always felt that music is the only way to give an instantaneous moment the feel of slow motion. To romanticize it and glorify it and give it a soundtrack and a rhythm.” Born in the year 1989, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. Since then there has been no looking back. She has constantly been in the Billboards Chart, since 266 weeks which is a great applaud for any popular music artist. Her songs are mostly inspired by her personal experiences and her song ‘Love-story’ can be found in everyone’s playlist.
Popular Music Artist – Lizzo
Real Name : Melissa Viviane Jefferson
Born : April 27, 1988 (age 31
Net worth : around $3 million (2019 estimate)
“I feel like I’ve started to create my own culture of being a voice for something, and that’s what people want to know about. I love that because I am a woman and because of rap, and I look the way I look, I can connect with the demographics of people who feel like they have a voice in me.” Born in 1988 her original name is Melissa Viviane Jefferson. She began her career as a recording artist from the Minneapolis.
Popular Music Artist – Billie Eilish
Real Name : Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell
Born : December 18, 2001 (age 17)
Net worth : $6 million
Relatives : Finneas O’Connell (brother)
“Being an artist doesn’t just mean you have a song. That doesn’t make you an artist. The word ‘artist’ means so many different things, and I feel like to be a real one, you really have to do it all. The people that I think of as artists – Tyler the Creator, Childish Gambino, Kanye West – are doing the most.” Billie Eilish is a young artist in her teens and has been rocking the Billboards charts at number 3.
Popular Music Artist – Post Malone
Real Name : Austin Richard Post
Born : July 4, 1995 (age 24)
Net worth :$14 million
“I started making music… I guess I was 12, and I started playing ‘Guitar Hero.’ And you know, it got to a point where on expert, you can only exceed to a certain point. And so, you know, I was like, ‘Let’s play a real guitar. Let’s not waste more time.’ So, I got my mom, I told her to buy me a guitar for Christmas, and I started making music.” Austin Richard Post was born in Syracuse, New York, United States and is popularly known for blending musical genres including pop, trap, and rock.
Popular Music Artist – Khalid
Real Name : Khalid Donnel Robinson
Born : February 11, 1998 (age 21)
Net worth :$6 Million USD (2019 estimate)
“When I started writing, I said, ‘I don’t know how to do this. I don’t know if it sounds good.’ Coming from being an underdog or being told that something wasn’t for you over and over repeatedly, it took a lot out of me. It took a lot of my self-confidence.” Khalid is popular as music artist amongst individuals of every age and has made his place in everyone’s playlist with his different style as a musician.
Popular Music Artist – Ed Sheeran
Real Name : Edward Christopher Sheeran
Born : 17 February 1991 (age 28)
Net worth : $110 Million
Relatives : Austin Swift (brother)
“I’ve done some really weird gigs. The ones where no one turned up – they’re probably not the interesting ones to talk about. I played some pretty random ones in L.A. I signed to play all-R&B nights or an all-comedy night where I’d be the only white person there. They were fun.” 28 yr old Edward Christopher Sheeran is an English singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actor.
Popular Music Artist – Shawn Mendes
Real Name: Shawn Peter Raul Mendes
Born : August 8, 1998 (age 21)
Net worth :$12 Million (2019 estimate)
‘Mercy,’ I love conceptually because I feel like you can either think about it as if it were a girl – which it sounds like it could be about a girl – but I like to picture it as ‘pleading for mercy for my career’ type of thing.” Shawn Peter Raul Mendes a Canadian singer, songwriter, and model gained a following in 2013, by posting song covers on the video-sharing application Vine.
Popular Music Artist – Brock Hampton
Band members: Kevin Abstract, Merlyn Wood, Joba, Matt Champion, Dom McLennon, Bearface, Romil Hemnani, Jabari Manwa, Kiko Merley, Henock “HK” Sileshi, Robert Ontenient, Jon Nunes, Ashlan Grey.
“In order to make a change, I have to exist in a traditionally homophobic space such as hip-hop. If I were to just be this queer rapper who only spoke to queer kids… I don’t think I could as effectively make a change for another young, black, queer kid growing up in Texas.” A boy band consisting of Ameer Vann, Kevin Abstract, Matt Champion, Joba, and many more have a strong grip on genres like Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Alternative R&B, Pop-rap.
Popular Music Artist – Drake
Real Name : Aubrey Drake Graham
Born : October 24, 1986 (age 32)
Net worth : $150 million (2019)
“‘Perfection’ to me is, I walk away from a situation and say, ‘I did everything I could do right there. There was nothing more that I could do.’ I was a hundred percent like the meter was at the top. There was nothing else I could have done. You know? Like, I worked as hard as I possibly could have. That’s perfection.” Drake is an entrepreneur at age of 32 years and has founded the OVO Sound record label with longtime collaborator 40.
Popular Music Artist – Young Thug
Real Name : Jeffery Lamar Williams
Born : August 16, 1991 (age 28)
Net worth : $5 Million (2019 estimate)
“I didn’t use to do shows, because I used to be so shy. We’d perform, and I’d be at the back, thinking of another song. I was so shy, I ain’t never getting in front of the camera; I would never get on stage.”
Young Thug is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is popularly known for his eccentric vocal style and fashion, he got famous for his collaborations with rappers Rich Homie Quan, Birdman, and Gucci Mane.
Popular Music Artist – BTS
Band Members: Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, Jungkook.
“In general, what fans talk about and think about becoming a very important source of inspiration to us because we want to write something that’s real to people, especially those who listen to BTS music.”
A seven-member South Korean boy band formed in Seoul in 2013, their musical style has evolved to include a wide range of genres.
Popular Music Artist – Luke Combs
Real Name : Luke Albert Combs
Born : March 2, 1990 (age 29)
Net worth :$5 million (2019 estimate)
“When I go into a room to write, it’s like I’m not trying to say, ‘I need to write a song that sounds like Eric Church or Jason Aldean.’ I just try to get the best song that’s in the room that day. Whatever style or sound that maybe, I’m not afraid to attack it at that angle.”
He is an American country music singer and songwriter.
Popular Music Artist – Jonas Brothers
Band Member: Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas.
“I was going to make movies. I was the one in the family who was always rolling the video camera, making movies of my brothers around town, and then screening them for my parents. I still would love to make movies someday… that’s something that really means a lot to me, and I know I’ll have the chance to do it one day.” Jonas Brothers have always made headlines with their tours.
Popular Music Artist – Ariana Grande
Real Name : Ariana Grande-Butera
Born : June 26, 1993 (age 26)
Net worth : $50 million
“Every day, my mom and I would watch a different Judy Garland VHS. I love how she tells a story when she sings. It was just about her voice and the words she was singing – no strings attached or silly hair or costumes, just a woman singing her heart out. I feel like that doesn’t happen that much anymore.”
Popular Music Artist – Lil Nas X
Real Name : Montero Lamar Hill
Born : April 9, 1999 (age 20)
Net worth : $3 Million
“‘Old Town Road’ came after a period of feeling like I was out of options. I was living with my sister. She was pretty much fed up with me being there.” He is an American musician who is rocking the Billboards Chart nowadays.
Popular Music Artist – DaBaby
Real Name : Jonathan Lyndale Kirk
Born : December 21, 1991 (age 27)
Net worth : $2 million (2019 estimate)
Jonathan Lyndale Kirk is professionally known as DaBaby. He is an American rapper and songwriter and is best known for the single “Suge”, the lead single off his album, Baby on Baby. “Suge” was a commercial success rocking at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100.
Popular music Artist – Lil Tecca
Real Name: Tyler Sharpe
Born : August 26,2002
Net worth : $300 thousand (2019 estimate)
Relatives : Austin Swift (brother)
Tyler-Justin Anthony Sharpe is better known by the stage name Lil Tecca. He is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter, who gained recognition upon releasing his breakout single, “Ransom”, that gained over 200 million plays on Spotify, and peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100.
Popular Music Artist – Dan + Shay
Real Name: Dan Smyers & Shay Mooney
Born : August 16, 1987 & December 27, 1991
Net worth : $100K-$1M approx.
Dan + Shay is an American country music duo who is the heartthrob of many females. They are composed of vocalists and songwriters Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney. Signed to Warner Bros they have released three albums, Where It All Began, Obsessed, and Dan + Shay.
Popular Music Artist – Camila Cabello
Real Name : Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao
Born : March 3, 1997 (age 22)
Net worth : $12 million
“I would wake up really early and go into the hotel bathroom, put a towel over the toilet, and put my laptop there. I’d put my headphones on and just write. And so now when I do writing sessions, and I am stuck on a part, or I can’t figure out a chorus, I’m just like, ‘Give me a second,’ and I’ll go to the bathroom.”
Popular Music Artist – Imagine Dragons
Band members: Dan Reynolds, Wayne Sermon, Ben McKee and Daniel Platzman.
“There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t get an email from someone who is angry with me and tells me they’re not going to let their kids listen to Imagine Dragons anymore.” Their song- Thunder still rocks many music charts.
Popular Music Artist – Cardi B
Real Name: Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar
Born :October 11, 1992 (age 26)
Net worth :$8 million
“When I do music, I don’t feel like it’s competition. Then again, it kinda is, but I don’t like thinking like that. And I don’t understand why they do that to women and, especially, women in hip-hop.”
Cardi B’s real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar,and became an internet sensation after a few of her videos went viral over social media platforms.
Popular Music Artist – Chris Brown
Real Name: Christopher Maurice Brown
Born:May 5, 1989 (age 30)
Net worth :$50 million (2019 estimate)
“I didn’t understand that I could sing until I was like 11 or 12. My mom heard me singing around the house and she said, What are you doing? You really can sing! So then I started going to school and singing to the girls.” Chris Brown who’s original name is Christopher Maurice Brown is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actor and entrepreneur.
Popular Music Artist – Panic! At The Disco
Real Name: Brendon Boyd Urie
Born :April 12, 1987 (age 32)
Net worth :$8 million(2019 estimate)
“Panic! at the Disco, for me, has been an outlet to do whatever. I never felt like there were any rules. It was always carte blanche. I could do whatever I wanted. There were no rules set yet for the band. It just felt right.” It is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 by childhood friends Brendon Urie, Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith and Brent Wilson.
Popular Music Artist – Lewis Capaldi
Real Name: Lewis Capaldi
Born :7 October 1996 (age 22)
Net worth :$10million (2019 estimate)
“I don’t blame people or ‘pop stars’ or whatever for being so quiet, but you can’t take it too seriously, especially on social media. It’s a very hard thing to be yourself, especially when people are watching, so I don’t blame them for being a bit reserved.” He achieved global mainstream success throughout 2019 with his international breakthrough single “Someone You Loved” which spent 7 weeks at the top of the UK Singles Chart, making it one of the longest No 1 singles in UK chart history.
Popular Music Artist – Sam Smith
Real Name: Samuel Frederick Smith
Born :19 May 1992 (age 27)
Net worth :$25 Million dollars
“When I write sad songs, I feel like I’m sewing up a scar in me, and the outcome always feels so much better than when I write happy ones.” Sam Smith rose to fame in October 2012 when he was featured on Disclosure’s breakthrough single “Latch”, which peaked at number eleven on the UK Singles Chart.
Popular Music Artist – Jeezy
Real Name: Jay Wayne Jenkins
Born :September 28, 1977 (age 41)
Net worth :$15 million
“I don’t think nobody should compare me to anyone, ’cause, at the end of the day, you’ve got a ‘Pac, you’ve got Snoop, you got Tip, you got Wayne – there’s only one Jeezy, man. Ain’t nobody walked in these shoes but for me.”- Young Jeezy. He made his major label debut with Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101
Popular Music Artist – Halsey
Real Name: Ashley Nicolette Frangipane
Born :September 29, 1994 (age 24)
Net worth :$5 Million(2019 estimate)
“I’m a human, and I’m multidimensional. If I was the perfect form of anything, I’d be boring. If I was a free spirit all the time, I would be boring; I would lack depth. If I was dark and enigmatic all the time, then I would lack relatability.”
Popular Music Artist – Missy Elliot
Real Name: Melissa Arnette Elliott
Born : July 1, 1971 (age 48)
Net worth :$50 Million(2019 estimate)
“I want kids of this generation to see that everything is cool, that there’s some kind of unity in hip-hop. We all found something that’s really important to us, and the music is all we’ve got.” A female rockstar who is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and philanthropist.