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Most popular artists in Pop

This chart is based on the monthly listeners metric for all artists tagged with the genre pop by Spotify. It may contain some errors or some data may not be up to date. You can check the artist profile to update data if necessary.

# Artist Monthly Listeners Followers
1
112,351,923
110,684,124
2
109,220,214
83,595,557
3
95,805,620
43,920,999
4
85,482,185
96,422,879
5
84,750,355
59,960,951
6
77,835,978
43,394,305
7
75,866,105
74,989,590
8
74,696,943
25,478,150
9
73,840,933
50,480,668
10
73,686,175
20,039,165
11
72,054,455
94,248,739
12
71,331,157
55,392,848
13
69,755,952
22,548,272
14
67,871,254
114,052,405
15
65,312,320
32,948,216
16
65,180,591
37,413,936
17
62,978,616
33,595,935
18
62,866,693
23,901,495
19
62,391,343
41,465,819
20
61,061,558
52,469,025
21
60,793,003
32,056,289
22
60,456,423
27,851,025
23
59,797,491
8,417,819
24
58,000,532
29,836,693
25
57,165,560
16,927,723
26
55,539,745
33,088,199
27
55,194,512
35,187,044
28
55,192,078
29,860,656
29
55,058,815
36,006,621
30
53,557,255
16,125,656
31
50,386,714
55,371,404
32
49,701,621
20,097,620
33
49,381,885
5,321,561
34
49,101,476
10,316,102
35
48,930,237
31,134,805
36
48,404,275
23,653,244
37
45,255,548
34,955,258
38
44,945,469
32,949,982
39
44,409,602
21,353,781
40
42,471,013
42,597,167
41
41,711,090
9,072,252
42
41,455,947
8,091,280
43
41,106,201
49,314,248
44
40,362,299
16,305,668
45
40,190,592
14,006,477
46
39,955,337
7,754,792
47
38,984,776
16,859,844
48
38,962,081
12,361,333
49
38,861,863
22,636,877
50
38,834,622
14,433,257
51
38,216,967
11,394,048
52
37,954,496
22,715,250
53
37,785,349
6,796,009
54
37,227,584
8,730,778
55
36,835,147
8,329,392
56
36,546,628
8,590,418
57
35,943,461
16,566,858
58
34,571,030
7,837,743
59
34,294,330
4,644,004
60
33,314,317
8,469,527
61
32,713,061
12,478,146
62
32,196,909
4,471,761
63
32,030,036
11,832,422
64
32,012,549
11,973,581
65
31,614,418
23,785,254
66
31,323,966
24,127,450
67
31,191,465
12,400,744
68
30,833,533
3,231,042
69
29,812,125
6,135,157
70
29,129,981
115,074
71
28,947,293
14,913,951
72
27,862,390
26,347,717
73
27,647,313
4,217,217
74
27,559,655
73,021,492
75
27,550,280
1,753,615
76
27,001,008
10,413,937
77
26,900,021
11,669,684
78
26,885,820
10,046,225
79
26,844,674
22,888,064
80
26,633,406
8,193,458
81
26,172,986
5,573,293
82
25,977,110
9,045,584
83
25,505,552
3,836,848
84
25,341,669
12,892,569
85
24,991,224
8,118,769
86
24,915,333
7,961,264
87
24,897,385
5,500,689
88
24,589,128
10,578,775
89
24,579,012
9,930,359
90
24,296,985
9,612,789
91
24,159,104
8,133,791
92
23,780,546
5,628,313
93
23,720,772
6,745,724
94
23,545,376
1,088,113
95
23,384,320
5,408,855
96
23,356,811
12,151,574
97
22,911,094
14,987,165
98
22,632,810
3,459,384
99
22,111,857
5,043,075
100
21,666,044
10,864,236
101
21,550,110
9,897,420
102
20,335,963
8,453,481
103
20,239,969
1,604,197
104
19,724,729
2,824,928
105
19,544,101
10,372,551
106
19,535,214
9,949,712
107
18,992,665
7,548,865
108
18,944,935
3,733,107
109
18,878,706
1,297,269
110
18,497,595
6,170,937
111
18,305,716
5,038,112
112
18,242,446
4,865,393
113
17,682,533
3,340,912
114
17,669,526
48,922,567
115
17,444,433
6,534,757
116
17,070,557
3,130,313
117
16,546,418
1,360,625
118
16,507,002
6,462,961
119
16,489,027
7,623,557
120
16,419,089
3,253,909
121
16,356,148
3,878,029
122
15,877,569
11,856,111
123
15,866,122
11,585,150
124
15,806,925
20,182,034
125
15,773,586
1,149,917
126
15,541,469
11,759,604
127
15,477,224
7,143,212
128
15,262,331
3,766,012
129
15,213,187
9,849,798
130
15,134,495
7,139,847
131
14,791,696
5,888,671
132
14,750,341
1,301,507
133
14,683,873
4,937,851
134
14,177,190
2,200,698
135
13,616,958
3,556,517
136
13,583,102
2,559,796
137
13,472,173
3,149,633
138
13,377,221
5,711,501
139
13,272,047
7,163,461
140
13,191,630
3,986,870
141
13,088,575
2,678,846
142
12,890,848
5,444,306
143
12,062,808
5,680,165
144
11,873,899
3,584,876
145
11,660,437
5,598,448
146
11,313,461
8,269,176
147
11,167,612
3,033,374
148
10,995,718
4,643,628
149
10,976,092
16,072,784
150
10,953,622
1,058,046
151
10,841,745
4,112,768
152
10,816,904
20,112,268
153
10,625,476
2,346,304
154
10,510,195
6,505,020
155
10,252,662
4,522,176
156
10,227,230
3,318,039
157
10,163,492
4,936,231
158
10,140,240
9,635,925
159
10,038,918
5,414,262
160
9,940,131
15,415,385
161
9,848,989
3,986,616
162
9,765,406
2,360,606
163
9,350,752
8,785,335
164
9,176,783
1,964,930
165
9,146,880
5,906,155
166
9,111,731
4,109,449
167
8,544,426
2,252,366
168
8,427,897
1,781,216
169
8,338,772
2,483,289
170
7,953,394
1,996,840
171
7,769,653
3,533,706
172
7,579,932
3,185,482
173
7,409,164
6,506,851
174
7,207,398
1,830,731
175
7,017,297
1,947,796
176
7,007,435
2,485,290
177
6,826,074
5,800,819
178
6,808,874
2,106,553
179
6,799,381
2,693,207
180
6,536,648
8,530,889
181
6,149,491
3,682,935
182
5,964,302
9,848,643
183
5,173,853
10,029,903
184
5,075,379
1,342,691
185
4,964,787
3,108,587
186
4,950,316
1,564,321
187
4,733,882
2,378,865
188
4,488,128
2,125,993
189
4,226,816
3,583,551
190
3,916,215
2,353,190
191
3,871,693
2,030,543
192
3,694,956
1,324,098
193
3,509,957
4,686,395
194
3,431,864
2,014,200
195
3,300,863
1,015,306
196
3,229,326
1,949,832
197
3,143,431
909,988
198
2,934,451
2,392,574
199
2,912,419
1,587,277
200
Jack & Jack
2,860,979
1,408,323
201
2,786,885
7,050,298
202
2,705,403
1,686,023
203
2,512,036
1,945,129
204
2,299,614
1,156,957
205
2,275,838
2,627,084
206
2,241,330
1,656,255
207
2,152,602
1,927,913
208
1,880,313
2,589,511
209
1,819,569
1,687,930
210
1,520,375
2,331,423
211
1,446,670
1,367,764
212
Ashley Tisdale
1,176,237
1,328,562

Some info about pop

Pop, an abbreviation of popular, is a genre of music that originated in the Western world during the 1950s and 1960s. As a genre, pop is primarily identified by its emphasis on romantic love and themes appealing to a broad audience, its catchy melodies, and hooks. It incorporates elements from various other genres like urban, dance, rock, Latin, and country. Despite its origins, pop has managed to evolve while maintaining its mass appeal.

Pop music is distinguished more by its commercial appeal than its artistic, thematic depth. Presentation also plays a significant role in the genre, with music videos often as important as the songs themselves. It's a genre that typically aims at the singles charts rather than making cohesive albums.

Many musicologists trace the origins of pop back to the dawn of rock 'n' roll era of the 1950s when music styles started changing. The advent of The Beatles in the 1960s, commonly recognized as the purveyors of the pop music genre, brought pop into mainstream music consumption. Other significant artists such as Michael Jackson and Madonna emerged in the late 70s and 80s, reshaping the future of pop music with their culturally resonant sounds.

Pop music reaches billions globally; hence it would be near impossible to pinpoint where it's most popular. However, it’s primarily associated with countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom where artists from The Beatles, Madonna, to more recent acts like Taylor Swift, and Ed Sheeran have dominated the pop genre.

The US, in particular, is home to many of the world's popular pop artists, with Michael Jackson famously dubbed "the King of Pop". Madonna, known as the "Queen of Pop", helped set the stage for future female artists with her blend of provocative imagery and pop anthems. In the contemporary scene, artists like Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, and Justin Bieber stand as some of the genre's leading figures.

The United Kingdom has an equally formidable presence in pop music, first with The Beatles' global dominance and then with solo artists like George Michael and Elton John. Today, artists like Adele and Ed Sheeran continue to demonstrate the UK’s significant influence on pop.

While its origins are linked to rock 'n' roll, pop has shifted and morphed throughout the decades, continually absorbing elements from other genres such as disco, synth-pop, rap, techno, R&B, and even reggae. This ability to adapt and evolve is a key part of the genre's global and enduring appeal. Each generation sees new "pop idols" rise, capturing the spirit of their time and taking the genre in new directions.

From the sounds blasting out of teenagers' earphones to the tunes playing in bistros and coffee shops, to the anthems that fill stadiums, pop music, in its many forms, is unavoidable and universally loved.

In conclusion, pop music is a versatile and trendy genre loved by many. With its lineage of legendary artists and its tendency to adapt, it remains one of the most popular kinds of music worldwide, continually producing global superstars and breaking chart records.