Songs are becoming more popular around the globe. No matter what language a singer uses to sing a song, the most beautiful songs are not popular due to only a natural singer’s voice. Some singers do not really possess a good voice, but they are still gaining fame internationally. In fact, the styles a singer creates, the video he or she performs, and the fashion he or she wears, are all important elements to popularity.
Born in 1986, Drake has actually built his reputation since 2001 as an actor on television series. This Canadian man later becomes a prominent rapper. Besides, he is also a songwriter and record producer. Released in 2010, his first album did not really grab the public’s attention much. A year later, Take Care—his second album—is the most successful to date in the United States and Canada. So far, he has sold over 5 million albums worldwide and earned several awards.
9. Enrique Igleslas
Born in Madrid, Spain, Igleslas is the third youngest child of the famous singer Julio Igleslas and a magazine journalist Isabel Preysler. Enrique Igleslan started his career in the mid-1990s and became the biggest star in Latin America and the biggest seller of Spanish language albums of that decade. He has sold over 137 million records worldwide, which makes him one of the bestselling Latin artists ever.
08. Taio Cruz
Writing songs since the age of 19, Taio Cruz is also a singer, a rapper, and record producer. He released his first album, which earned him a MOBO Award nomination in 2008. Amazingly, this British singer achieved his initial success with his first album, encouraging him to produce his follow-up album later. Interestingly, Cruz created and released a new application for iOS to interact and keep up with what he is doing.
07. Justin Timberlake
Born in 1981, Justin Timberlake is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. As a child, this 34 year-old- vocalist rose to prominence, eventually became one of the best-selling boy bands of all time. Spawned since 2002, his album sales exceed seven million copies worldwide. After focusing on acting career from 2007-2012, Timberlake resumed his music career with two consecutive albums.
06. Bruno Mars
Born and raised in an American family of musicians, Bruno Mars began making music at a young age and performed in various musical venues throughout his childhood. This 29-year-old singer also produced songs for other artists. Mars world widely became recognized as a solo artist. His debut studio album was released in 2010 and has received many awards and nomination.
05. Chris Brown
Born in 1989 and involved in his church choir, Chris Brown is a recording artist, dancer, and actor who taught himself to sing and dance at a young age. This American artist started his first album in 2005, and two years later, he released his second album. Apart from his work in the music industry, Brown has, in the same year, pursued an acting career. Throughout his career, he has also won numerous awards.
04. Justin Bieber
Starting his official career as a singer and songwriter, Justin Bieber released his first full-length album, My World, in 2010. A year later, this young handsome well-known singer produced his second studio album, and the third one in the year after. Bieber has received several industry awards in his career. With a global fan base, he gets over 60 million followers on twitter. Plus, he is also one of the most powerful celebrities in the world in Forbes magazine.
Releasing his second album, this 36 year-old singer, Usher, has risen to fame since the late 1990s. This American singer became one of the best-selling musical artists of the 2000s decades in 2004—over 20 million copies worldwide and 65 million records today. As a result, he was regarded as the number one Hot 100 artists. Usher has also won numerous awards including eight Grammy Awards.
02. Armando Christian Perez
A well-known American rapper from Florida, Pitbull started his debut album in 2004. And he released two consecutive albums in 2006, and the fourth one in the following year. Pitbull was internationally recognized and popular with a song—I Know You Want Me—in his fourth album. More interestingly, he was chosen by FIFA and Sony to sing an official song for 2014 FIFA world Cup.
01. David Guetta
Born in 1967 to a Moroccan Jewish father and a mother of Belgian descent, David Guetta began his career as a DJ at a club in Paris. This French man started his own production in 2001 and released his first album a year after and his second album in 2004. Guetta keeps working with his successful career up to now. He has sold out his albums over 9 million and 30 single million worldwide. He was voted as the #1 DJ in the DJ Top 100 DJs’ fan pool.