The biggest pop stars become legends because they give the public what they want. They offer a thrilling blend of musical talent, style and attitude. Being a pop star is fabulous, but it's way harder than it seems. The demands of recording, touring and press appearances take a toll on even the most dedicated and driven performers. The paparazzi often make the lives of pop stars difficult, too.
Being a pop star means money, free swag, invitations to exclusive events and the adoration of fans. It also means listening to critics, from music critics to online trolls and beyond. Pop stars endure the lack of privacy and the criticism because they love making music and because they enjoy the perks of fame.
Anyone who loves pop music will enjoy taking this quiz. It features some of the world's most beloved and celebrated pop stars. Pick or pass on these stars to get a quiz result that's right on target. This quiz is a fun way to pass the time. It features great pics and interesting write-ups about each pop star.
Be sure to throw on a fave pop playlist during the quiz. Listening to music will make this quiz even more enjoyable.
Taylor Swift is a genius songwriter who really knows how to connect with audiences. Her memorable melodies and unforgettable lyrics make her stand out. She is also amazingly stylish. Taylor is known for wearing red lipstick a lot. The red lip color gives her an Old Hollywood vibe and so do her pulled-together and polished outfits. Now dating Joe Alwyn, Taylor seems to be in a really great place in her personal life. Pick or pass on Taylor now. Is she a fave or not?
Selena really lets her fans into her life. She has shared her battle with lupus, been open about her highs and lows and talked extensively about the pressures of success. Her candid approach appeals to fans. They find her so easy to relate to. She does not pretend to be perfect all of the time. Fans love her music, her acting and her style. They have followed her through the Justin Bieber years and beyond. Pick or pass on Selena now.
Adam Levine currently hosts The Voice, along with Blake Shelton and other celebs. Adam fronts Maroon 5, who seemed to disappoint fans and critics alike while performing at the 2019 Superbowl. Levine has had more ups than downs in general, so she should be able to move past the whole Superbowl half-time show debacle. He is married to a VS angel, Behati Prinsloo, and seems thrilled to have found his soul mate. He is also a caring father. Pick or pass now.
Sometimes, the dating life of this famous musician seems to overshadow his musical achievements, but he is definitely a consummate musician. Mayer has been linked with a lot of very famous women, including Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Simpson. John wrote a song called, "Still Feel Like Your Man", about another famous ex, Katy Perry. This guy has had great success with music and with women, but he does not seem like the marrying kind. Pick or pass on John Mayer now.
Katy Perry is now engaged to Legolas...sorry, we mean she is engaged to Orlando Bloom, who played the role of Legolas in Lord of the Rings. She has a brand-new engagement ring that is shaped like a flower. Orlando chose a ring that suits the vibrant personal style of his intended. Katy Perry is known for her pop anthems and her kooky, fun clothes. Her image is so commercial. Perry fans should pick her now. Critics should take a pass.
Ed Sheeran is a gifted singer/songwriter who also appeared on Game of Thrones. People who tuned into the premiere of Season 8 GoT got to find out the fate of his character, according to Time.com. We will not say any more in case people have not watched the first episode of Season 8. Ed rose up from poverty to become a respected musician. He has come a long way. He writes and performs great music and brings hip-hop, pop and folk influences into his work.
Ariana has got the pipes. She can sing so well. She has a gift. While Ariana has been blessed with vocal talent that is rare, her life has also been touched by tragedy. Recently, she shared a brain scan that showed evidence of post-traumatic stress disorder. This was the result of living through the Manchester incident, where someone opened fire at her concert. Ariana also lost her ex, Mac Miller. Fans who love Ariana should pick her now. Detractors should pass.
Justin is currently married to Jessica Biel and they have one child, who is a boy. Justin has dabbled in acting and starred in a romantic comedy with Mila Kunis. He also appeared in The Social Network. Despite the acting, he is best-known for his music. NSYNC fans consider him a legend and his solo efforts have been very successful. Justin is known for his blond curls and sense of humor. Pick or pass on this famous USA pop star now.
Lady Gaga is a force to be reckoned with in the pop music world and she is also conquering Hollywood. Known for her exquisite voice, unique fashion choice and in-your-face image, she has been compared with Madonna. She and Madonna have not always been buddy-buddy, but they seem to have made peace for now. Lady Gaga recently ended an engagement. She is single again and performed with Bradley Cooper at the Oscars. Pick or pass on this talented pop legend now.
Harry became so famous because of One Direction. His fans loved his style and his voice. One Direction caused such a big sensation. They still have tons of loyal fans today. Harry is recording and touring solo now, and has also branched out into modeling. He has done some charming ad campaigns for Gucci. He is also known to rock some exciting Gucci suits on tour. Harry has been linked with Kendall Jenner and Camille Rowe. Pick or pass now.
Jenny from the block is successful in so many different aspects of showbiz. She is a popular musical artist, she is a great dancer, she is a wonderful actress and she is a fashion icon. Everything that J. Lo touches seems to turn to gold. Right now, she is getting a lot of press, thanks to a recent engagement to A. Rod. She and A. Rod have similar nicknames and they are both Leos. Pick or pass on Jennifer Lopez now.
Joe Jonas is a pop sensation who began going solo in 2011. These days, he is getting a lot of press, thanks to his relationship with Sophie Turner. Sophie plays the role of Sansa on Game of Thrones. Joe and Sophie are now engaged. Joe is the middle brother in his family. He was born in August of 1989, in Arizona. Anyone who is a Joe Jonas fan should pick him now. Those who prefer other pop stars should pass.
Zayn was a member of One Direction and decided to branch out by recording and performing on his own. He has enjoyed success as a solo artist. Zayn is admired for his talents and he also gets a lot of media exposure because of his relationship with Gigi Hadid. This relationship has been very on/off. Right now, its "off", but who knows what the future will bring? Zayn is talented and also generous. He bought his mom a beautiful new home.
Britney has grown up in the public eye. From the Disney days to "Baby, One More Time" and beyond, she has managed her retain her mystique, even though we all know so much about her. There is something unique about Britney that makes her legendary. She just stands out and always has. She has been blessed with so much charisma. Britney recently took a break to focus on her mental health. Her father has been ill and this has affected her.
Beyoncé is one of the reigning queens of pop and R and B. She is a powerful woman who works hard to create music that her fans adore. She is also the wife of Jay-Z, with whom she shares three children. Beyoncé inspired a lot of loyalty in her fans. Her legion of fans are known as the Beyhive and they will swarm on anyone who criticizes Beyoncé. Whether she is headlining Coachella or blowing away music critics with Lemonade, she is always totally herself.
Kesha was born Kesha Rose Sebert in 1987, according to En.wikipedia.org. She really got noticed when she contributed to the Flo Rida tune, Right Round, back in 2009. Kesha has gotten a lot of media attention because she has big issues with her former producer, Dr. Luke. We mean lawsuit issues. Kesha wants to be a free of a long-standing contract with Sony and Dr. Luke so she can start fresh, So far, she has not feel able to get free.
Justin Bieber has got to be one of the most famous people on this earth. He started out on YouTube and built a strong following, which led to a recording contract. His rise to fame was fast and seemed so easy, but fame has been hard on Justin. He has had to deal with criticism, and trust issues, and a whole bunch of other fame and money-related problems. Right now, he is settling into married life with Hailey Bieber and focusing on his mental wellness.
Whitney Houston is no longer with us and that is very sad. She was a pop sensation who dazzled fans with her impressive vocals. She also had a great image. Whitney married Bobby Brown and they had a daughter, Kristina Bobbi Brown, who has also passed away. Whitney will be remembered and missed forever, thanks to classic pop songs, such as "I Will Always Love You" and "So Emotional". Whitney fans should pick her now. Others should take a pass.
Mariah is another pop diva with a superb voice. She has exceptional range and tone. She also has a lot of charisma. Today, Mariah is the mother of twins. She has a boy and a girl. Their dad is her ex, Nick Cannon. Mariah used to be married to a powerful record company exec, Tommy Mottola. Mariah is now 49 years old. Her Caution world tour wrapped in April of 2019. Mariah is active on social media and seems very healthy and happy.
Nick Carter became famous as a member of the boy band, Backstreet Boys. The Backstreet Boys still have plenty of fans. Nick has done solo work outside of the band, but he is best known for his work with the group. He used to date Paris Hilton, but is now married to a fitness instructor. They have a cute little son named Odin. Nick is currently 39, according to En.wikipedia.org. He has been with the Backstreet Boys for a very long time.
Pop star, Toni Braxton, is now 51. She is engaged to Birdman. Her first album was released in 1993. It went to number one on the Billboard charts, thanks to popular singles, including "Breathe Again" and "Another Sad Love Song". This musical artist has sold 67 million records, according to En.wikipedia.org. She also has a beloved reality TV show, which is centered on herself and her family, and appeared on Dancing with the Stars. Pick or pass on Toni Braxton now.
Ricky set the world on fire singing about "La Vida Loca". Livin' La Vida Loca was a monster hit, but certainly was not his only hit. Ricky is hugely popular all over the world. These days, Ricky Martin, who rose to fame in the boyband, Menudo, is 47 years old. He is the proud dad of Matteo and Valentino Martin. He raises the boys with his spouse, Jwan Yosef, whom he married in 2017. Pick or pass on Ricky Martin now.
Cher has been going strong for so many years. She is such a strong woman! Her dance-pop hits, including "Believe", are truly iconic. She has been dubbed "the goddess of pop", according to En.wikipedia.org. She has also excelled in the competitive world of Hollywood, by giving memorable performances in films, including The Witches of Eastwick. People who love Cher and her distinctive style and sound should pick her now. Those who prefer other pop stars should take a pass now.
Prince brought so much inspiring talent to his work. His ability to write amazing songs and perform them to perfection was virtually unparalleled. Even those who did not really like this musical artist could not deny his raw talent. He had a gift for music and a flair for drama. Sadly, Prince is no longer with us, but he will never be forgotten, thanks to his classic hits, including "Purple Rain" and Kiss". Pick or pass on Prince right now.
The new documentary, Finding Neverland, shows Michael is a very negative light. Some fans and Jackson family members do not believe that the facts presented in the documentary are true. Others do believe what they have seen in the documentary. As an artist, Michael Jackson, who has passed away, was a pioneer. His dancing, vocals and showmanship were absolutely dazzling. His legacy as a pop icon has been tarnished. The music lives on. Pick or pass on Michael Jackson now.
Jewel was born Jewel Kircher in 1974. She is a successful musician who has sold thirty million records, according to En.wikipedia.org. She lives in Nashville and was married to Ty Murray until 2014. While she was born in Utah, she was raised in Alaska. She started out yodeling and singing with her father. When she moved to California and started performing, record companies took notice. After getting signed, she became a strong force in pop music. Pick or pass now.
Janet Jackson is currently 52 years old. Born Janet Damita Joe Jackson in 1966, she is a pop icon from a very famous family, She is the sister of the late pop legend, Michael Jackson. She appeared on a bunch of TV shows during the 70s and 80s, including a variety show, The Jacksons, with her family members. In time, she carved out her own identity by distinguishing herself as a solo musical artist and dancer. Pick or pass on Janet now.
Christina Aguilera is currently 38. She is known for her exceptional voice, as well as her confident style. During her time as a musical artist, she has sold a whopping 75 million records, according to En.wikipedia.org. Christina is a mother of 2 now. She used to be married to Jordan Bratman, but they ended their relationship in 2011. She is now engaged to Matthew Rutler. Pick or pass on this pop diva now to get matched with a pop star.
Pink is strong, talented and inspiring. She is comfortable with herself and interested in living life in her own way. A lot of fans respond to her confidence and boldness. Born Alicia Moore, she is currently 39. She has been married to Carey Hart since 2006 and they have two kids. Pink started out in a female band called Choice and then branched out as a solo artist, with impressive results. Fans of Pink should pick her now. Those who are not fans should pass.
Usher is currently 40 years old. He was born in Texas. By the time he was 12 years old, he was singing in competitions. His mother encouraged him to get out there and show people what he could do. One of his records, which was released in 2004, sold over 20 million copies. It did not take this musical artist long to establish himself and become legendary. He now lives in Los Angeles. Pick or pass on Usher right now.
Richard Melville Hall is better known as Moby. The name he uses as a musical artist is a nod to the author of Moby Dick. Moby is related to the late author of this famous novel about a whale. When Moby was just a young child, his dad started calling him Moby, instead of Richard. Moby is a master of electronica and creates tunes that are hard to forget. He has worked with some other great talents, including Gwen Stefani
Alicia Keys has got it all as a musician. She brings tons of different influences to her music, including hip-hop, jazz and R and B. Alicia was born in late January of 1981, so she is currently 38. Her birthplace was Manhattan, NYC. Alicia has been married to Swizz Beatz since 2010 and they have two children who are named Egypt and Genesis. She has earned 70 million dollars thanks to her musical talent. Pick or pass on Alicia now.
Madonna recently announced her latest reinvention, as a new persona called Madame X. Over the decades, she has presented herself in so many different guises. She draws inspiration from art, fashion, Old Hollywood and so many other things. She is also a loving mother to a big brood. Madonna is not married. She did get married twice, to famous men. She is an independent woman who has come a long way from her Detroit childhood. Pick or pass on her now.
Liam rose to fame as a member of One Direction. He has been getting press lately due to a flirtation with supermodel Naomi Campbell. Liam shares a son named Bear with his ex, Cheryl Cole, who is also a pop musician. Liam is currently 25 and he was born in the UK. His ex, Cheryl, says that he is a great father. She enjoys co-parenting with him, according to the Just Jared Jr. website. Pick or pass on Liam now.
Adele has such a strong sense of self, as well as a dazzling voice. She comes from England and she caused such a sensation with hits like, "Rolling in the Deep". Adele is a mom now. Her music has a sensitive and soulful vibe that has really resonated with the public. Her soaring range makes her stand out. Adele is currently looking forward to Beyoncé’s upcoming concert film. Adele fans should pick her now. Those who do not appreciate her music should take a pass.
Some pop stars keep thrilling audiences for decades and Elton John is one of them. He inspired the biopic, Rocketman, which stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Richard Madden and Taron Egerton. Elton has a ton of hits, including songs from Disney's animated film, The Lion King. Harry Styles dressed up as Elton (during his Captain Fantastic phase) for Halloween. Elton is a strong influence for many younger pop stars. He is also a proud daddy of two boys. Pick or pass now.
Celine comes from Canada and her stunning voice inspires fans all over the world. Her husband, Rene, passed away and she also lost her brother. These losses were hard for her to bear, but her heart always goes on. Known for her gracious manner, Celine Dion is pure professionalism. She is a true lady and a pop queen. Fans of Celine Dion should pick her now. Those who prefer other pop stars should pass on this gifted and successful songstress.
Sheryl Crow has long been recognized for her vocal ability and songwriting prowess. Before becoming a popular musical artist, she would sing backup for some industry heavyweights, including Rod Stewart, according to Biography.com. She has sold over fifty million records. One of her best tunes, "If It Makes You Happy", is a modern classic. Sheryl dated Lance Armstrong, but they are no longer together. Pick or pass on this 57-year-old pop star now. Is she a fave or not a fave?
Some pop stars bring a little bit of country flavor into their songs. One of them is Leann Rimes. Blessed with a gorgeous voice, she was born in Mississippi and is now 36 years old. Leann has won a couple of Grammy Awards, according to En.wikipedia.org and she also writes books. She gets a lot of press thanks to her marriage to Eddie Cibrian, who used to be the spouse of Brandi Glanville. Leann has been married to Eddie since 2011.
George Michael became famous in the 80s, as one-half of the pop duo, Wham! His beautiful voice was so special. He made sounding amazing seem so easy. George has passed away and his fans, including Geri Halliwell from The Spice Girls, really miss him. George is known for pop classics, including Careless Whisper and Faith. He was an awesome performer who earned his pop legend status fair and square. Pick or pass on George Michael now and get matched with a pop star.
John Mellencamp is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He became well-known in the 80s. His songs were so melodic and catchy. Plus, he has a great voice. Down-home tunes like Pink Houses became USA anthems. Today, Teddi Mellencamp, who is the daughter of John Mellencamp, appears on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but John is not really tuning in. John recently became engaged to Meg Ryan. Pick or pass on this pop star now.
Avril was born in Canada and she became known for her edgier-than-average pop diva image. She brought a fair bit of attitude into her songs and image. Avril used to be married to the Nickelback guy. Avril scored her first recording contract when she was only 16 years old. She has been famous for a long time. At age 15, she was performing onstage with pop-country icon, Shania Twain, who also hails from Canada. Pick or pass on this Sk8er Boi singer now.
Nelly is now 40 and she was born in Victoria, Canada. She has racked up 35 million bucks because her pop music resonated with a wide audience. She has a child named Nevis. Best-known for her hit, "I'm Like a Bird", she has had many hits. Vibrant and interesting, Nelly came on to the pop music scene and made a big splash. As far as musical artists from Canada go, she is one of the biggest. Pick or pass on Nelly now.
Amy brought a cool retro vibe to her pop. Her jazz and R and B influences, not to mention her astoundingly good voice, put her in the legend category. When it came to her personal lifestyle, she had her demons. Sadly, Amy is no longer with us, but her music will be around forever. This fragile pop artist brought so much creativity and talent to her work. Fans of Amy should pick her now. Those who prefer other pop stars should pass.
Kelly got her start on a certain singing competition TV show! She was so awesomely talented. It was obvious that she was going to be a big star. Her talent is pure and distinct. She is also her own person. She remains herself throughout the years of fame. She does not try to be someone she is not. Kelly is now a parent. She is 36 years old, according to En.wikipedia.org. She has sold more than 25 million albums. Pick or pass on Kelly now.