Top Music Artists of 2021

With 2021 coming to an end, Spotify released the annual wrapped list, showing not only everybody their favorite artists and...

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W ith 2021 coming to an end, Spotify released the annual wrapped list, showing not only everybody their favorite artists and songs, but also showing us who made it big this year. The better these artists do on big social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook, the bigger the artist becomes, and this list shows them all. 

Top-Selling Artists of 2021

These are just a few of the artists that have either established their place in the music industry this past year or have continued to show us why they are some of the greatest artists that exist in this day and age. 

  • Ed Sheeran
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • BTS
  • Lil Nas X
  • The Kid Laroi
  • Doja Cat
  • Taylor Swift
  • The Weeknd
  • Dua Lipa
  • Ella Henderson
  • Little Mix
  • Morgan Wallet

The Top Five Popular Artists 

Olivia Rodrigo

This girl rose to fame quickly when her first album debut Sour came out in June. Her album Sour rose quickly with chart sales at 320,000 easily making her the best selling album of the year 2021. 

Her songs “Good 4 U” and “Drivers License” almost immediately made her viral when they became the songs to listen to in summer and for heartbreak. 

This new star not only landed one song in the top 40 billboard chart, but she also best-selling managed to get 3 spots with “Good 4 U” and “Drivers License” holding steady at top 2, while “Deja Vu” stood strong at number 5, with her top alone having a minimum of 40 million sales between them. 

Ed Sheeran

This ginger Uk artist continues to remind us why he is one of the best yet again. He continues to send out hit songs one after one every year. “Bad Habits” a new song of his stayed number one for over 11 weeks throughout the summer and continues to be a song that is played on repeat for many along with previous classics of his such as “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill:”

He continues to rock the world through his variety in music from love songs such as “perfect” to summer jam songs like “‘River” which featured the rap God known as Eminem. 

The Weeknd

The Canadian artists that gave us the ever so popular song “Starboy” came back this year with a new song inspired by the 80s called “Save Your Tears”  and another popular song “Blinding Lights”

Both songs are from the artist’s fourth album that was released last year called “After Hours”, however, what kept ‘Save Your Tears” in the top 100 billboards is the remix that came out earlier this year featuring everyone’s favorite Ariana Grande. 

Lil Nas X

The person known for bringing the well-versed song “Old Town Road” to life continues to bring new music that has become just as popular as the last. 

The rapper and singer quickly rose to fame after struggling in the music industry for years and is now known for not only “Old Town Road” that featured Billy Ray Cyrus, but also because the LGBTQA icon, after his debut album was released in September, came out with amazing songs such as “That’s What I Want” and “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”. 

The singer continues to fight against the hate of the LGBTQA Society with music, inspiring many and talking about taboo topics while working alongside many popular artists such as Elton John, Miley Cyrus, and Megan Thee Stallion.

Dua Lipa

The artist not only stole the Album of the Year away at BRIT’s Awards, she also managed to get the Best Female Solo Artist Award. No doubt after her previous release of “New Rules”, the Moonlight Edition of her previous album “Future Nostalgia” earlier in the year stole the show, especially after the single “Levitating” continues to peak at number 5 on the Official Charts.

The woman continues to be an inspiration for many girls across the planet with her energetic songs about getting over breakups and becoming a self-made person.

These are just a few of the artists that became successful, the list includes many others such as Doja Cat with the release of “Kiss Me More”. BTS made history by becoming the first Asian act to win at the AMAs and getting nominated for the Grammy twice. Tom Grennan was featured twice in the Top 40 sellers with “Little Bit Of Love” and “Let's Best-Selling Go Home Together”, making him one of the top music artists of 2021.

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