Pop music is ever changing. The style is continually evolving, and audiences’ thirst for it is continually evolving, too. It grew from the more poppy rock sounds that were becoming prevalent during the rock ‘n’ roll movement of the 1960s, like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. After that, as pop music continued to grow and grow throughout the 1970s as more glam rock sounds were expanding the stylistic spectrum of music, more and more pop artists began to make their name in the newly formed genre with the likes of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston and Prince all rising to prominence to make pop genre the most beloved and best selling musical style of the 1980s. In the 1990s, artists like Christina Aguilera and NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys and Vanilla Ice blended pop music with the more popular hip hop genre of the time, and pop music moved in yet another different creative direction. Since then, we’ve been treated to the heavily auto-tuned pop artists of the 2000s, and the pop music of today comes from pretty much anywhere. Katy Perry has a background in Christian music, Taylor Swift has a background in country music, Ed Sheeran has a background in busking – now, pop music is being drawn from pretty much every corner of the artistic musical spectrum. Point is, pop music has adopted very different ranges of styles over the years. Let us guess when you were born based on how well you know these pop stars!
1Who is this pop singer?
This guy is often referred to as the King of Pop, and he’s been beloved for years. Unfortunately, we lost him a few years ago, due to medical complications. But his legacy and his countless best selling records live on. Who is he?
2Who is this pop singer?
This singer started out as a country music artist, but she is now more famous for her breakup songs, which she bases on her high profile real life relationships. She’s one of the biggest stars in the world. Who is she?
3Who is this SexyBack singer?
This pop singer started out as a member of the hugely popular boy band NSYNC, but he has since moved on to have a very successful career as a solo artist. He most recently performed at the Super Bowl. Who is he?
4Who is this pop star?
This pop star was the center of a massive media storm during her early career, as the tabloid press refused to let her go. It took its toll on her, but she’s doing okay now. Who is this pop star?
5Who is this pop singer?
This pop star is responsible for many hit songs, like I Wanna Dance With Somebody and I Will Always Love You. She starred alongside Kevin Costner in the blockbuster thriller The Bodyguard, which featured the latter song. Who is she?
6Who is this pop star?
This guy, at one point, had 14 of the top 15 charts of the best selling singles. His level of fame is actually insane. He likes to name his albums after mathematical functions. What is the name of this pop star?
7Who is this pop icon?
It was a tragedy felt across the globe when this pop star died a few years ago. He was truly one of a kind and will likely never be matched by any rock, pop, or funk musical talent to follow in his footsteps. Who is he?
8Who is this pop superstar?
There are very few artists who have a sound and a style that is genuinely unique to them, and even fewer whose work is universally adored and sells millions of albums, but that's exactly what this guy was famous for over the course of his decades long career. Who is this pop star genius?
9Who is this Skyfall singer?
Everyone seems to love this pop singer. She has had many, many hit songs and she also performed the theme song for the James Bond movie Skyfall, which was enormously well received by critics and fans alike. There is hardly a music fan in the world who doesn't like the sultry sounds of this lady's voice. Who is she?
10Who is this pop star?
This guy was like the original pop star. He was definitely one of the first heartthrobs in the music business. Guys wanted to be him and girls wanted to be with him. He is truly a musical icon. He inspired every music genius in the book, including the great John Lennon. Who is he?
11Who is this pop singer?
This pop star was a huge sensation back in the 2000s and she even made it big as a movie star, but sadly she faded away after a while. She made a comeback last year, playing a singer in the Adam Sandler movie Sandy Wexler on Netflix. So, who is his on and off super star?
12Who is this pop star?
This pop star is perhaps most famous for her beloved, albeit grammatically iffy ode to New York City called Empire State of Mind, but she is also a prolific pianist. There aren't many pop singers who can also play the piano these days. She also composed the theme song for Quantum of Solace with Jack White. Who is she?
13Who is this beloved pop singer?
This pop star signed a recording contract with Columbia Records when she was just 16 years old, and by 1999, she had released her first ever studio album. She’s a really big, famous pop music star. But who is she?
14Who is this superstar?
This pop star was once married to Ben Affleck in one of the most highly publicized celebrity relationships of all time. She’s starred in a bunch of movies and TV shows and sold millions of records over the world. Who is she?
15Who is this pop giant?
This guy is an enormously famous pop singer who emerged a few years ago with the song Baby. He has divided the whole world – some of them love him, while the rest absolutely can’t stand him. Who is this guy?
16Who is this king of grunge?
This guy was the front man for the Seattle garage band Nirvana, one of the forerunners of the grunge movement in the late 20th century. Sadly, he committed suicide at the young age of 27. Who is this pop star?
17Who is this Nickelodeon star turned pop icon?
This pop star began her career as an actor on Nickelodeon shows, but she has since gone on to become an iconic musical solo artist. At one of her concerts last year, there was a terrible terrorist attack that shook the world. Who is she?
18Who is this goddess-like pop singer?
This pop singer started out as a member of the band Destiny’s Child, but she has since gone on to become so much more than that. Her fans treat her like royalty, literally as though she is a queen or even a goddess. Who is she?
19Who is this Roar singer?
This pop star is famous for her hit tracks like Roar and California Gurls. She also had a short lived marriage to English comedian Russell Brand and started out her career in gospel music. But what is this icon’s name?
20Who is this lead singer from Matchbox Twenty?
Matchbox Twenty was a staple of the pop music culture of the 1990s. The lead singer (ie this guy) shares his name with the screenwriter who created the character of Veronica Mars. Who is this lead singer from Matchbox Twenty?
21Who is this Green Day star?
This guy, with a quirky rock star name, is primarily known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and main guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, one of the most prominent bands of the punk rock movement. Who is he?
22Who is this pop idol?
This pop star, best known for her empowering and unique songs like Royals, was actually born Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, but she has a snappier stage name. If South Park is to be believed, she’s really Randy Marsh. Who is she?
23Who is this Rolling Stones front man?
The Rolling Stones are one of the biggest bands of all time, and they’ve been going now for half a century. Their fame and success are tantamount to that of the Beatles. Who is this guy, their iconic front man?
24Who is this pop icon?
This pop star began her career as a country music star, but she found immense success when she crossed over into pop music. She became a huge celebrity throughout the 1990s. So, which Man, I Feel Like a Woman singer is this?
25Who is this Linkin Park singer?
This guy has performed as the lead vocal artist for a grand total of three iconic bands Linkin Park, Dead by Sunrise, and Stone Temple Pilots. He’s on Hit Parader magazine’s list of the 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time. Who is he?
26Who is this Rehab singer?
Before her tragically early death at the age of 27 due to alcohol poisoning, this hugely popular singer became the first British woman to win five Grammys. Her style combined R&B, jazz, soul – a bunch of different styles. Who is she?
27Who is this pop superstar?
The fame of this pop star knows no bounds. She started out about ten years ago and she’s one of the few Barbadian major celebrities to find mainstream success across the globe. Which iconic We Found Love singer is this?
28Who is this quirky pop icon?
This pop star’s fan base is called the Little Monsters, kind of like Justin Bieber’s Beliebers. She’s known for her inspirational messages and her very unusual wardrobe choices. She sings the songs Poker Face and Bad Romance. Who is she?
29Who is this hippie pop icon?
This guy is one of the most famous and beloved hippies of all time. He began as the front man of the Beatles, easily the greatest musical group of all time, and he went on to preach peace and love as a solo artist. Who is he?
30Who is this pop idol?
This guy tragically died on Christmas a couple of years ago, but he’s left behind a heck of a legacy, both as a solo artist later in his career and as a member of the pop group Wham!. Who is he?
31Who is this Ironic singer?
This singer is always very secretive about the meanings of her lyrics, but one of her songs, Ironic, is particularly controversial in that hardly any of the things described in the lyrics are actually ironic. Who is this pop singer?
32Who is this pop star?
This pop star got her start as an actor on the Disney Channel, with a starring role on the show The Wizards of Waverly Place. She also has an on and off relationship with Justin Bieber. Who is this pop star?
33Who is this controversial rapper?
This rapper is currently married to Kim Kardashian and his views on political and social issues (as well as his views on himself and his own intellect) have proven to be very controversial. Who is this Stronger and Power rap star?
34Who is this pop singer?
This pop star has been back in the news lately as she claims she has been “screwed” out of a number of Grammy Awards over the years. Her most famous tune is All I Want For Christmas. Who is she?
35Who is this pop singer?
This guy has been hugely adored by music fans and acclaimed by music critics ever since he was discovered as a child prodigy. He’s been blind since shortly after he was born, but he’s one of the best selling artists of all time. Who is he?