2012 in pop belongs to one woman – Adele Adkins. The North London singer followed up her successful debut album, “19” with “21”, an album that made the whole world stand up and take notice of Adele’s beautiful, soulful vocals. “21” has broken records for sales world-wide and has earned the songstress an array of music awards including six Grammy’s! That alone is worthy of top spot in this list of most popular singers in 2012 -2013!
Affectionately known to her millions of fans across the world as “Ri-Ri”, Rihanna is one of the hardest working pop stars in the world and is instantly recognizable on every continent. Hailing from the small Caribbean island of Barbados, Rihanna has had massive success since first breaking on to the scene in 2005 with her debut album “Music of the Sun”. Five more albums later and a string of number one singles puts Rihanna amongst the top of the pop hierarchy
3) Lady Gaga
Being the most watched female artist on YouTube and having in excess of 47 million fans on Facebook as well as 28 million followers on Twitter, is enough to give Lady Gaga a high placing on this list. Since first breaking onto the scene in 2009, Gaga has become a pop-culture phenomenon, gaining recognition for her unique fashion sense and outstanding vocal performances on “The Fame” and “Born This Way”, both albums that went multi-platinum across the world
4) Nicki Minaj
Onika Tanya Maraj is the queen of hip-hop and R&B and has millions of fans across the world thanks to her quirky style and catchy tunes. Nicki’s multi-platinum selling album ‘Pink Friday’ has earned her legions of followers on both Facebook and Twitter, with fans affectionately referred to as “Barbz”.
Beyoncé Knowles, has been a musical mega-star since her pop career began with Destiny’s Child over 15 years ago. Although she has been away from the music seen over the past year or so due to the birth of her daughter – Blue Ivy Carter (whose daddy just happens to be Beyoncé’s husband Jay-Z!) – Beyoncé remains at the very top of the A-list in terms of popularity, and her album “I Am…” continues to be one of the world’s biggest sellers
6) Katy Perry
7) Taylor Swift
9) Jennifer Lopez
10) Cheryl Cole