We aren’t listening to music anymore like our parents used to on the radio, or even buying CDs from the music store, as streaming services are widely available on multiple platforms which makes it easier more than ever to hear the latest hits. Getting an earful of the latest music acts to make waves in the music world is as simple as downloading an app on your phone or computer. Some of these musicians have been doing it for a long time, others are brand new to the music scene, but whatever the case may be, these music acts are all making noise, winning awards and topping the charts and are who the 30 and under crowd are listening to these days.
So, can you name them all? How well do you know your music acts, the bands, singers, songwriters, rappers, country singers and all in between that make up today’s popular, billboarding topping sounds? It’s a wide range of talent and what is popular today may not be popular tomorrow, as music interest change quickly. But most of these artists have withstood the test and should be around for a while. So, see if you can name them all, or recognize the hits that made them a star or won them a Grammy Award.
1Who is this artist?
This Canadian small-town singer was discovered through his YouTube videos covering songs in 2008. He became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record chart on the Billboard Hot 100 and released his first full-length studio album in 2010. It debuted at or near number one in several countries and contained his single "Baby". He has been listed four times by Forbes magazine among the top ten most powerful celebrities in the world, in 2011 to 2013.
2Who are these artists?
After this all-girl group exited from The X Factor, they released their debut single "Miss Movin' On", preceding by their extended play, Better Together, which as certified gold in the United States. The following year, "Work from Home", the lead single from their second album, 7/27, became the group's first top-ten single on the Billboard Hot 100 and the first top-five by a girl group in a decade on that chart. They released their third album, self-titled, in 2017.
3Who is this artist?
This artist initially gained recognition as an actor on the teen drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation in the early 2000s. Intent on pursuing a career as a rapper, he departed the series in 2007 following the release of his debut mixtape, Room for Improvement. He released two further independent projects before signing to Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment in 2009. He has his own clothing line and has also developed a whiskey, and is the global ambassador for the Toronto Raptors.
4Who is this artist?
This solo artist was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child and rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of the R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. Managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, the group became one of the world's best-selling girl groups in history. Her first solo album earned her five Grammy awards and featured two popular hits on the billboard top 100 charts ¨Crazy in Love¨ and ‘Baby boy’.