Who doesn't love music? It's so much fun to listen to a catchy song and dance or sing along to the lyrics to our favorite songs. Some songs are super fun and catchy while there are other songs that have really deep, meaningful lyrics that are so easy to relate to. Different songs and different types of music can be just what we need for all our different moods. When we're happy, listening to something upbeat that we can dance to is perfect and when we're not having such a great day, listening to something with lyrics that really describe what we're going through can really make everything seem better.
Pop music is the term generally used to refer to music that's really popular and does well on the charts and plays on the radio. The musicians that perform these songs are called pop stars. These songs are so hard to avoid because of the fact that they often play in TV shows and movies and are always playing on the radio. For people who love pop music, that's definitely not a bad thing! And there are so many different songs and pop stars and bands out there that it's hard not to love at least a few pop stars.
Choose the best ones and we'll guess everyone's celeb crush!
Zayn Malik or Shawn Mendes?
Zayn Malik is a pop star that rose to fame as one of the members of One Direction before announcing his decision to go solo shortly before the band went on an indefinite hiatus. He now goes simply by ZAYN and has released songs like PILLOWTALK, Dusk Till Dawn, and Let Me. Shawn Mendes initially became famous posting videos of himself singing on social media and is now known for various different catchy tunes like Treat You Better, Stitches, and Mercy.
Maroon 5 or Imagine Dragons?
Maroon 5 was founded when the members, including frontman Adam Levine, were high school students. Although they started out by calling themselves Kara's Flowers, they changed their name to Maroon 5 by the time their debut album was released. Today, they're known for songs like Girls Like You and This Love. Imagine Dragons released their debut studio album in 2012 and have since put out four albums. This and is known for catchy songs like Believer, Radioactive, and Bad Liar.
The Weeknd or Drake?
The Weeknd is a singer-songwriter that rose to fame in 2010 when he started uploading songs to YouTube. In 2012, he released a compilation album called Trilogy and his debut studio album, Kiss Land, came out the following year. The Weeknd is known for songs like The Hills, Starboy, and Can't Feel My Face. Drake is a rapper that rose to fame as an actor on the TV show Degrassi: The Next Generation and is now known for songs like In My Feelings, God's Plan, and Hotline Bling.
Miley Cyrus or Selena Gomez?
Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez are two pop stars that got their start in pretty similar ways. The two of them played rival pop stars on Hannah Montana, the Disney Channel show that Miley once starred on, and Selena then went on to star in her own Disney Channel series, Wizards of Waverly Place. Since they each left the Disney Channel, the two of them have become huge names in the pop music world. Miley has released songs like 7 Things and Malibu while Selena's include Back to You and Bad Liar.
Ed Sheeran or Bruno Mars?
Ed Sheeran is a pop star that hasn't just released songs of his own but has also written songs for some other huge names in the music world like Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, and Little Mix. Some of the songs he's the voice behind include Lego House, Give Me Love, and Shape of You. Bruno Mars has released a total of three studio albums and is known for a ton of different songs like Please Me, 24K Magic, and Versace on the Floor.
Taylor Swift or Katy Perry?
Taylor Swift made her debut as a country music star but has since made the move to pop music and has become a huge name in the world of music. Taylor Swift s the voice behind different songs like Love Story, Shake It Off, and Delicate. Katy Perry got her star in the music world by releasing an album under her birth name but changed her musical direction with the release of One of the Boys. She's behind pop songs like Dark Horse, Firework, and Roar.
Troye Sivan or Panic! at the Disco?
Troye Sivan is a pop star that initially rose to fame after gaining subscribers on YouTube and released his debut studio album, Blue Neighbourhood, in 2015. Troye is known for songs like Wild, My My My!, and Bloom. Panic! at the Disco released their debut album, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, in 2005. The only member remaining in the band is their original frontman, Brendon Urie. The group is known for songs like High Hopes, Miss Jackson, and Northern Downpour.
Justin Timberlake or Justin Bieber?
There are a lot of celebrities and pop stars with really unique names. But, there are also quite a few that share their first names. Justin Timberlake is a pop star and actor that rose to fame as part of the boy band *NSYNC and has been the voice behind songs like Bye Bye Bye, Can't Stop the Feeling!, and Cry Me a River. Justin Bieber is a fellow famous Justin who is known for songs like Baby, Sorry, and Love Yourself.
Halsey or Billie Eilish?
Halsey is a singer and songwriter who initially began to gain fame after posting her music on social media websites. She toured with Imagine Dragons and The Weeknd before releasing her debut album, Badlands, in 2015. Halsey is the voice behind songs like Without Me, Bad at Love, and Him & I. Billie Eilish's super unique and highly anticipated debut studio album was released in 2019 and has songs like You Should See Me In a Crown, Bad Guy, and Bury a Friend.
Adele or Kelly Clarkson?
Adele and Kelly Clarkson are two huge names in the world of pop music that are known for their powerful voices and heartfelt lyrics. Kelly Clarkson made her debut in the world of music after she won the very first season of a hugely popular singing competition series and has released songs like Since U Been Gone, Invincible, and Stronger. Meanwhile, Adele made her debut with her first album, 19, in 2008 and has released songs like Hello and Send My Love.
Britney Spears or Avril Lavigne?
Britney Spears and Avril Lavigne are two pop stars that have been in the music world for quite some time and have each really undergone some major changes with their images. Britney Spears released her first album in 1999 and has been behind songs like …Baby One More Time, Lucky, and Me Against the Music. Avril Lavigne's debut album came out in 2002 and is the voice of several songs like Sk8er Boi, Complicated, and Here's To Never Growing Up.
Jonas Brothers or DNCE?
The Jonas Brothers and DNCE may be two totally different pop music groups but anyone who is a fan of either of them will know that they have one major thing in common. Each of these two pop groups share a member in Joe Jonas. Joe first stepped onto them music scene as a member of the Jonas Brothers with his brothers, Nick and Kevin, before they went on hiatus for a while and Joe joined the pop group DNCE.
Camila Cabello or Lauren Jaregui?
Camila Cabello and Lauren Jaregui may be two pop stars on their own, but anyone who is a fan of either of them will definitely know that the two of them started their lives int he music world together. They were each a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony, which started on the competition show The X-Factor, before Camila left the group and Fifth Harmony eventually called it quits. Camila is behind songs like Havana and Lauren's debut single, More Than That, was released in 2019.
Kelsea Ballerini or Kacey Musgraves?
Kelsea Ballerini and Kacey Musgraves are two musicians who are both known for making country music but have become pretty popular in the music world in general. Kelsea Ballerini is known for releasing songs like Miss Me More, Love Me Like You Mean It, and This Feeling. Kacey Musgraves got her start after she appeared on the 2007 season of the competition show Nashville Star and is known for songs like Merry Go 'Round, Space Cowboy, and Follow Your Arrow.
BLACKPINK or Little Mix?
BLACKPINK is a girl group that originated in South Korea but, like many other K-pop groups, has become pretty big around the world. BLACKPINK performed at Coachella in 2019 and is known for songs like Ddu-Du Ddu-Du and Stay. Little Mix is a girl group that was formed in 2011 while competing on the singing competition series The X-Factor. They've released five studio albums and are known for various songs like Hair, Black Magic, and Shout Out to My Ex.
Harry Styles or Zayn Malik?
Harry Styles and Zayn Malik are two pop stars who got their start in the same boy band. After auditioning for the UK's version of The X Factor as solo artists, they were two of the contestants brought back together to form the boy band One Direction. Harry Styles released his debut self-titled studio album in 2017 with songs like Kiwi and Sign of the Times. Zayn Malik released his debut album as a solo artist the previous year and is known for songs like Dusk Till Dawn and PILLOWTALK.
Ava Max or Ariana Grande?
Ava Max is a pop star that made her debut in 2018 when her first single, Sweet But Psycho, was released and topped the charts in quite a few different countries. Even though her debut album hasn't come out yet, Ava Max still has a dedicated group of fans waiting for it. Ariana Grande initially rose to fame as an actress on Nickelodeon but is now known more for doing music with songs like Problem, 7 Rings, and Thank U, Next.
Zara Larsson or Dua Lipa?
Zara Larsson is a pop star that got her start in the music world after she won Talang, a talent competition show that airs in her home country of Sweden, back in 2008. In 2017, she released her debut album, So Good, and made waves on the charts with songs like Symphony, Lush Life, and Only You. Dua Lipa also released her debut album, a self-titled one, in 2017 and has released songs like New Rules, Homesick, and Be the One.
5 Seconds of Summer or One Direction?
5 Seconds of Summer is a pop group that initially rose to fame by posting covers on YouTube from their home country of Australia before they caught the attention of One Direction. After they opened for One Direction on tour, they became famous on their own with songs like She Looks So Perfect, Want You Back, and Girls Talk Boys. One Direction got their start on The X-Factor and became known for songs like What Makes You Beautiful before the band split up and the members went solo.
Rihanna or Lady Gaga?
Rihanna got a lot of attention from a record label when she auditioned with a couple of friends from school and was signed to a record label in 2005, the same year her debut album was released. She's released several albums with songs like Umbrella, Work, and Diamonds and even owns a cosmetics brand. Lady Gaga's debut album came out only a few years later in 2008 and she's the voice behind songs like Just Dance and Telephone and appeared alongside Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born.
Cardi B or Nicki Minaj?
Cardi B is a rapper that initially became popular on social media before being added to the cast of the reality TV series Love & Hip Hop: New York. She released her debut album, Invasion of Privacy, in 2018 and is known for songs like Bodak Yellow and I Like It. Nicki Minaj is a rapper that released her debut album, Pink Friday, in 2010 and has since released a total of four albums with songs like Anaconda, Super Bass, and Starships.
Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera?
Calling all '90s kids! Whether you grew up in the 1990s or just love the culture of that decade, it's hard to deny that Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera were two of the biggest names in pop music. Britney is known for songs like Gimme More, Oops...I Did It Again, and Overprotected. Christina Aguilera became famous around the same time and has released several albums over the years with songs like Beautiful, Genie In a Bottle, and What a Girl Wants.
Sabrina Carpenter or Selena Gomez?
Even though they became famous years apart, Sabrina Carpenter and Selena Gomez definitely have something in common. The two of them both got their start on the Disney Channel! Sabrina Carpenter played the role of Maya on Disney Channel's show Girl Meets World and is now known for songs like Why, Sue Me, and Thumbs. Selena Gomez used to be the star of Wizards of Waverly Place and has stepped into the music world with songs like Wolves and It Ain't Me.
Demi Lovato or Miley Cyrus?
Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus are two pop stars that got their start on the Disney Channel before becoming huge stars in the music world. Demi Lovato was once the star of the Disney Channel series Sonny With a Chance and is now known for songs like Sorry Not Sorry, Cool For the Summer, and Confident. Miley Cyrus starred on Hannah Montana before becoming famous for her own music with songs like Adore You, The Climb, and Can't Be Tamed.
Kelly Clarkson or P!nk?
Kelly Clarkson is a pop star who got her start in the music world in a pretty unique way. After winning the very first season of a singing competition show, she became a huge star in the music world. In total, she's released eight albums with songs like A Moment Like This, Because of You, and Stronger. Alicia Moore, known more commonly as P!nk, has released a total of seven studio albums with songs like So What, Raise Your Glass, and Try.
Billie Eilish or BTS?
Billie Eilish initially became famous after uploading her debut song Ocean Eyes to the app SoundCloud. Ocean Eyes had originally been written for her brother who is also a musician but she recorded it herself. In 2019, her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, reached the number one spot on the charts of many countries. BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys, is a K-pop group that has become huge not just in South Korea but around the world and recently did a song with Halsey.
Julia Michaels or Ellie Goulding?
Julia Michaels is a pop star who originally rose to fame in the music world by writing songs for other artists. She's written music for huge names like 5 Seconds of Summer, Demi Lovato, and Bea Miller. As a musician herself, she's nown for songs like Issues, Anxiety, and Uh Huh. Ellie Goulding released her debut EP in 2009 and has become a huge name in the world of pop music since then. She's known for songs like Starry Eyed, Lights, and First Time.
Normani or Ally Brooke?
Normani and Ally Brooke are two pop stars that initially rose to fame as two members of the former girl group Fifth Harmony. Since the group announced they were going their separate ways, each of them have released songs as solo artists and been featured on other songs. Normani is known for songs like Dancing With a Stranger with Sam Smith and Love Lies with Khalid. Ally Brooke is known for songs like Low Key with Tyga and Perfect with Topic.
Carly Rae Jepsen or Ava Max?
Carly Rae Jepsen is a pop star that initially became famous for being the voice behind the upbeat and incredibly catchy 2012 song Call Me Maybe. She held on to a steady fanbase and released more music over the years with songs like Party for One, Boy Problems, and I Really Like You. Ava Max has only released one song so far, her 2018 single Sweet But Psycho, but she definitely has pop music fans anxiously awaiting her debut album.
Why Don't We or Shawn Mendes?
Why Don't We is a boy band that formed in 2016 and has become pretty famous in the world of pop music since then. Since they came together, they've toured for huge acts like The Chainsmokers and Shawn Mendes. They've released one studio album and are known for songs like Something Different, These Girls, and 8 Letters. Shawn Mendes began posting covers on YouTube as a teenager and gained the attention of fans all over the world that way before releasing his first album in 2015.
Beyoncé or Katy Perry?
Beyoncé is a singer who initially rose to fame as part of the girl group Destiny's Child. As a member of Destiny's Child, Beyoncé was known for songs like Say My Name and Survivor before going solo and releasing songs like Formation, Crazy In Love, and Partition. Katy Perry is a super popular name in the world of music who has released five studio albums and is known for songs like California Gurls, Last Friday Night, and Hot N Cold.
Iggy Azalea or Rita Ora?
Amethyst Kelly, better known by her stage name Iggy Azalea, is a rapper who rose to fame in 2011 after posting videos for her songs on YouTube. Iggy Azalea has released a total of two studio albums and is known for songs like Fancy, Sally Walker, and Work. Rita Ora is a singer and actress who rose to fame in 2012 after appearing on a song with DJ Fresh. She's known for songs like Let You Love Me, Girls, and Your Song.
Kacey Musgraves or Maren Morris?
Kacey Musgraves is a country musician who got her start in the world of music in 2007 when she was one of the contestants on that year's season of Nashville Star. Since then, she's released four studio albums and has won several Grammys, including Album of the Year and Best Country Song. Maren Morris' debut single, My Church, was released in 2016 and she has since become well-known in the music world for other catchy songs like The Middle and GIRL.
Brendon Urie or Sam Smith?
Brendon Urie is the frontman and only remaining member of the band Panic! at the Disco. The group was founded in the mid-2000s and has become known for songs like This Is Gospel and Hey Look Ma, I Made It. On his own, Brendon Urie has become well-known in the pop world for Panic! at the Disco and for doing collaborations with other artists like Taylor Swift. Sam Smith is a musician known for songs like Dancing With a Stranger and Promises.
Niall Horan or Zayn Malik?
Niall Horan and Zayn Malik are two big names in the pop music world who initially rose to fame as members of One Direction. Zayn Malik was the first member of One Direction to go solo but after the group announced their hiatus, Niall Horan made the transition to being a solo artist himself. Niall is known for songs like Slow Hands and This Town. Zayn Malik, who now goes by ZAYN, is known for songs like A Whole New World and PILLOWTALK.
Gwen Stefani or Christina Aguilera?
Gwen Stefani and Christina Aguilera are two singers that are popular in the world of pop music. Even though the two of them have pretty different types of music, they both became famous in the mainstream music world at around the same point in time back in the 1990s. Gwen Stefani rose to fame as the singer of No Doubt and is the voice behind songs like Cool, The Sweet Escape, and Don't Speak. Christina Aguilera is known for songs like What a Girl Wants and Beautiful.
Dua Lipa or Camila Cabello?
Dua Lipa initially became famous in the music world in 2015 with the release of her debut single, New Love. In 2017, her self-titled debut album was released and she became a huge name in the world of pop music with songs like New Rules and Be the One coming from that album. Camila Cabello initially rose to fame as part of the girl group Fifth Harmony but left in order to pursue a career as a solo artist and has released songs like Havana and Crying in the Club.
Meghan Trainor or Miley Cyrus?
Meghan Trainor is a pop singer that initially rose to fame back in 2014 when she released her debut single, All About That Bass. Since then, she's released more songs like Dear Future Husband, No, and Like I'm Gonna Lose You. Miley Cyrus is a pop star that made her debut in Hollywood as an actress on the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana. On the series, she performed several songs and eventually became a pop star herself with songs like The Climb.
Selena Gomez or Sia?
Selena Gomez is an actress and pop star who initially got her start in Hollywood as one of the children who appeared on the series Barney and Friends. She moved to Disney Channel where she starred on Wizards of Waverly Place and has since released songs like Naturally, Back To You, and Hands to Myself. Sia is a musician that started in the music world in the mid-1990s but really gained fame with her sixth studio album and songs like Chandelier.
Little Mix or Fifth Harmony?
Little Mix and Fifth Harmony are two different girl groups that are popular in the world of pop music. Little Mix is a girl group that got their start in 2011 on the UK's version of The X Factor. They've released songs like Black Magic, Cannonball, and Hair. Fifth Harmony got their start the following year on The X Factor in the US. Up until the girl group disbanded, they released songs like Work from Home, Worth It, and Miss Movin' On.
BTS or Jonas Brothers?
BTS is a K-pop boy band that got their start in South Korea but have become a global phenomenon in the pop music world. They recently released a song called Boys With Luv with singer Halsey and were in the top ten on Billboard's Top Artist Chart. The Jonas Brothers are a pop group made up of three siblings - Nick, Joe, and Kevin Jonas - who have released a ton of songs together like Sucker, Lovebug, and When You Look Me In the Eyes.
Ariana Grande or Taylor Swift?
Ariana Grande is a famous pop star that got her start in Hollywood when she played the role of Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon series Victorious and its spin-off, Sam & Cat. Since leaving Nickelodeon, Ariana has become more well-known for her music with songs like 7 Rings, Side to Side, and No Tears Left To Cry. Taylor Swift is well-known in the world of pop music now but got her start as a country star. She's known for songs like Me!, Blank Space, and Delicate.
Carrie Underwood or Sabrina Carpenter?
Carrie Underwood and Sabrina Carpenter are two huge names in the world of music that actually got their start on TV. Carrie Underwood is a country musician who got her start on a singing competition series. Since winning that competition series, she's released songs like Just a Dream, Blown Away, and Church Bells. Sabrina Carpenter got her start in Hollywood as an actress on the Disney Channel's Girl Meets World but is now known for songs like Sue Me and Thumbs.
Shawn Mendes or Justin Bieber?
Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber are two pop stars that had pretty similar start in the world of music. Shawn Mendes initially rose to fame when he posted videos of himself singing on social media apps and websites before releasing his debut studio album in 2015. He's known for songs like Treat You Better, Stitches, and Lost in Japan. Likewise, Justin Bieber gained attention initially when he posted videos of himself singing on YouTube. These days, he's known for songs like Boyfriend, Sorry, and Love Yourself.
Hailee Steinfeld or Shawn Mendes?
Jonas Blue or Jonas Brothers?
Even though Jonas Blue and the Jonas Brothers may have similar names, anyone who loves pop music will know that they're totally different. Jonas Blue is a DJ that is famous for super catchy songs like Mama, Perfect Strangers, and a song he did with Joe Jonas called I See Love. The Jonas Brothers are a pop group that got their start in 2005 and took a hiatus in 2013 before coming back in 2019 with the super catchy song Sucker.
Maren Morris or Mabel?
Maren Morris is a country star that has been in the music world since the mid-2000s but really rose to fame in 2016 with her album Hero. Maren Morris has been on tour with other huge artists like Keith Urban, Niall Horan, and Sam Hunt and is known for songs like My Church and GIRL. Mabel is a pop star whose debut studio album is set to release in 2019 and has recently become famous for her song Don't Call Me Up.
Carly Rae Jepsen or Colbie Caillat?
Carly Rae Jepsen first stepped into the spotlight in 2007 when she competed on a singing competition series in her home country of Canada. She really had her big break into the spotlight when she released the song Call Me Maybe and has released a total of four studio albums. Colbie Caillat is a singer-songwriter who became famous on Myspace and caught the attention of a record label. She released her debut studio album in 2007 and is known for songs like Bubbly and Realize.
Lady Gaga or Beyoncé?
Lady Gaga and Beyoncé are two pop stars that are well-known in the world of music for having some seriously dedicated fans that just can't get enough of their music. Lady Gaga first rose to fame in the late 2000s with her song Just Dance and has released other catchy songs like Shallow, Paparazzi, and Applause. Beyoncé originally became famous as a member of Destiny's Child before going solo and is known for songs like Irreplaceable, Single Ladies, and Sorry.
Post Malone or Panic! at the Disco?
Post Malone is a rapper who released his debut studio album, Stoney, in 2016 after releasing his debut single, White Iverson, in 2015. Post Malone is well-known in the music world for songs like Sunflower, Congratulations, and Better Now. Panic! at the Disco originally started as a band with four members but is now comprised only of frontman Brendon Urie. Panic! at the Disco is known for catchy tunes like High Hopes, Say Amen, and Hey Look Ma, I Made It.