The type of music we listen to is a part of our personality. Many people listen to music that they deeply associate themselves with. Sometimes, this may come in the form of soul-shaking types of songs that we connect to so deeply, and other times the songs may just be fun, upbeat, and catchy to listen to. Regardless, everyone has a genre of music that they prefer to listen to over any other types. Whether it be country, pop, rap, r&b, grunge, or rock, everyone has their favorites. Within these favorites, there are probably singers that you enjoy listening to, and others you may not enjoy so much.
Some of these singers that we like will make up a majority of our playlists. We listen to their songs on repeat, and are impatient as ever when they announce new music or plans for a tour. Some other singers are okay, and they find their way into our playlists but only with songs we really really like. Other singers will never be in our playlists or on our phones, for whatever reason we just aren't fans of them (and that's okay!).
The singers that we prefer and enjoy may actually have something to do with our zodiac signs. This quiz will show different singers to be picked or passed, and we will guess your zodiac sign based on your choices!
Taylor Swift is a country turned pop singer, who has topped charts in her years as a singer. She gained public attention with her first hit singles, 'Our Song,' 'Love Story,' and 'You Belong With Me.' These had strong country vibes, which was understandable as she was living in Nashville at the time! She began to open up her sound, and is now definitely considered to be pop. Her songs open up about her love life, including picture-perfect relationships, and the downfall of love.
Miley Cyrus is the daughter of popular country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. She grew up in the public eye while starring on her own Disney Channels series, Hannah Montana. She starred as a girl named Miley, who was also secretly a famous singer. This show was incredibly popular, and made Miley a household name. After the show ended, she branched away greatly with a hip hop style of music. Since then, she has rebranded again and her last album had much stronger country vibes.
Beyonce, also known as Queen Bee, is one of the most memorable women in popular culture right now. She is incredibly talented, after her girl group Destiny's Child broke up, she was the one of three that stayed in the public eye for years. She has since earned Grammy Awards, and a ton of others for her beautiful singing voice. Beyonce is married to Jay-Z, and her relationship is a topic she references in her songs! She is one of the highest paid singers right now.
Kanye West is a rapper that started out as a producer when he was younger. He decided he wanted to create his own sound, and he has done that for years now. His songs do not include some of the stereotypical topics that rappers include, he talks about his struggles in life mentally, real things that a lot of people can relate to rather than dream about. He is a very outspoken man, who is currently married to Kim Kardashian. The two have several children together.
Justin Bieber was the celebrity crush of almost every girl in our high school classes. He comes from Canada, and gained attention through his videos online of him singing. He was signed and brought to the states to create music. Justin got very popular, very quickly, with his catchy songs about falling in love with a girl. His song, Baby, is one of the most watched music videos online, of all time. He has left the public eye for a little while, but recently sung at Coachella with Ariana Grande.
Luke Bryan is one of the popular male country singers. He started out as a writer, actually writing music for other popular country singers. He eventually got himself signed, and started to release his own songs. He is known for his songs that talk about pick up trucks, and the country life, things that are somewhat typical for country music. Some of his popular songs include 'Do I,' 'Play It Again,' 'Huntin', Fishing', Lovin' Every Day,' 'Country Girl,' and 'I Don't Want This Night to End.'
Ariana Grande got her start on the Nickelodeon series, Victorious. She played a memorable character named Cat, and when the show ended she got her own series, named Sam and Cat. After this ended, she started to focus on music rather than on acting. Her first album, Yours Truly, released in 2013. Since then, she has skyrocketed to the top with her catchy songs about love and life. Her latest release was 'thank u, next,' which reminds up to be grateful for our past for shaping us, and being ready for the future.
James Blunt is a singer and songwriter, who began to release music in 2003. He primarily belongs in the soft rock or pop-rock genre, with his romantic songs that pull at our heartstrings. His album, Back to Bedlam, was released in 2004 and sold over eleven million copies. From that album, we got singles such as 'You're Beautiful,' and 'Goodbye my Lover,' which were both number one hits. He has released music since then, and most recent single 'Walk Away,' with Alle Farben.
Nicki Minaj is a rapper, who primarily produced R&B music. She gained some attention after she released a few mixtapes between 2007 and 2009. Nicki was signed in 2009, and released her first album, Pink Friday, in 2010. She has released four albums total, which all were immensely popular. She is known for her lyrics that include alter egos, fast singing, and accents. Nicki is often wearing colorful wigs and clothing, which leads to her standing out. Some of her popular songs include 'Super Bass,' 'Starships,' and 'Anaconda.'
Selena Gomez started her work in the public eye starring on the Disney Channel series, Wizards of Wavery Place. While she was on the show, she was producing music with her band, Selena Gomez & The Scene. After the show finished and her band was no longer together, she began to release music as a solo artist. Her songs fall into the pop and dance genres, being catchy and upbeat. Recently she has taken a break from releasing music to deal with some personal health issues.
Lady Gaga is a popular singer and songwriter from New York. She rose to fame with her artistic expression in her music videos, that went along with popular singles such as 'Just Dance,' and 'Poker Face.' She is known for her iconic outfits that she wears to red carpet events, including a dress that was completely made out of meat. Lady Gaga has recently gotten into the acting industry and starred in the musical 'A Star Is Born,' alongside actor Bradley Cooper.
Adele is a singer with an incredible voice. While she keeps most of her personal life very private, she is very outspoken and uses deep emotion in all of her songs. She has released three separate albums, all named for her age at their release, 19, 21, and 25. Her most recent album is known for her incredibly popular singles that include 'Hello," "Send My Love (To Your New Lover),' and 'When We Were Young.' She has taken a break from work since having her first child a few years ago.
Katy Perry is a popular singer who primarily produces music in the pop genre. She first rose to fame with her catchy music that including singles such as "I Kissed a Girl,' and 'Hot n Cold.' Some of her later albums touched into the disco genre, with songs such as 'California Girls,' 'Teenage Dream,' 'Firework,' and 'The One That Got Away.' Her most recent album was Witness, which released in 2017. Some songs from this album inculding 'Chained to the Rhythm,' which broke a streaming record.
Ed Sheeran is a popular singer known for his artistic sound, his use of an acoustic guitar, and his preference for smaller concerts over large venues. His first studio album was +, called Plus. It almost reached number one on the charts, and from it released the single 'The A-Team,' which has been critically acclaimed. His second album was x, or Multiply, and including songs such as 'Thinking Out Loud.' His third album was Divide, which including singles 'Shape of You,' and 'Castle on the Hill.'
Rihanna is a popular singer in the pop and R&B genres, and is known as a pop icon. Her songs bring a dance feel with lyrics that are catchy and sometimes heartfelt. She is one of the best selling artists of all time, and has sold over 250 million albums. She has released eight studio albums, with her most recent being 'Anti,' from 2016. She has also starred in some films, including Oceans Eight, along with other empowered women.
Bruno Mars is a popular singer and songwriter that is known for his upbeat lyrics and music, that play into pop, funk, and disco genres. His work started out with more soft and acoustic styles of music, including songs such as 'Just the Way You Are,' and 'Nothin' on You.' Since then, he has evolved quite a bit with his sound. His most recent album was 24K Magic. This album included songs such as 'Uptown Funk,' and 'That's What I Like.'
Christina Aguilera is an intense singer and songwriter. She is known for her large vocal range, and deep singing voice that is similar to legends such as Cher. She has won five Grammy Awards, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has released 8 studio albums, with two of them reaching number one, and the other six landing in the top ten. Some of her popular songs include 'Genie in a Bottle,' 'Fall in Line,' and 'What a Girl Wants.'
Shawn Mendes is a singer, songwriter, and model. He started to gain a following for his music through an application that allowed the publishing of six-second videos. He recorded covers of popular songs, which people fell in love with. He ended up getting signed, and since then he has released three studio albums. His first was self-titled, then he released Illuminate with the singles 'Treat You Better,' and 'There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back,' which were top ten gits. His third album included the song, 'In My Blood,' which was popular as well.
Demi Lovato is a famous singer and songwriter who got her start through Disney Channel. She starred on Sonny With a Chance, which was a sketch comedy series. She produced music through Disney, but then found her own voice and started releasing music through a different label. Her songs are very emotional and intense, often speaking of heartbreak and other personal issues. Demi has been very outspoken about her personal life and struggles, which have been inspiring to many people who admire her.
Justin Timberlake is an immensely talented singer who got traction through the popular boy band, NSYNC. He was one of the lead vocalists, and this band was one of the best selling boy bands of all time. He grew with his music, and released his debut solo album, Justified, which included hits such as 'Cry Me a River,' and 'Rock Your Body.' These two songs earned him Grammy Awards. His next few albums released and were popular as well, and he took a break for a few years to act but has since returned to music.
Billie Eilish is a singer and songwriter. She released her very first single three years ago, called 'Ocean Eyes.' It went viral, and she released her own EP. Her first studio album was released in 2019, and is called When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Her music falls into the pop and electropop genres, which is popular among teens. She has seven gold singles, and two platinum singles, according to the RIAA. Her songs incude 'Lovely,' 'You Should See Me in a Crown,' and 'When the Party's Over.'
Halsey is a singer and songwriter. She started to gain a following for her music by posting her own songs on social media websites. She was signed, and released her first EP. Her first album, Badlands, was released in 2015. The album reached number two on the charts, and was certified platinum. She has collaborated with a few other artists in songs that were extremely popular, with the Chainsmokers for 'Closer,' and with Khalid for 'Eastside.' Her most recent single, 'Without Me', topped the charts.
Camila Cabello is a singer and songwriter, who gained a lot of fame as a member of the girl group, Fifth Harmony. The girls joined together through The X Factor, and signed to a label. A few years later, Camila began to want to establish herself as a solo artist. She released songs with other singers such as 'I Know What You Did Last Summer,' and 'Bad Things.' Her hit singles are 'Crying in the Club,' and 'Havana,' which topped charts in many countries.
Mariah Carey is not just a singer and songwriter, she is also an actress, producer, and entrepreneur. She is known for her five-octave vocal range, which is unheard of. She was the first artist to have her first five singles reach number one on the charts. Her following albums and releases in the R&B and pop genres have done extremely well. She's one of the best selling artists of all time, and focuses more on her personal life and kids now.
Dua Lipa is a singer and songwriter. She was signed a few years ago, and her first single was 'New Love.' She released her first album that was self-titled in 2017. There were seven singles from this album, and three of them landed in the top ten of the charts. The songs included 'Be the One,' and 'New Rules.' Her most recent release was 'One Kiss,' with Calvin Harris, as well as 'Electricity,' which she released with the duo Silk City.
Bob Dylan is a singer, songwriter, and artist that has been in the media for six decades. He is known primarily for his music from the 1960s, that included songs such as 'Blowin' in the Wind,' and 'The Times They Are a-Changin'.' He is very outspoken in social justice projects that he is passional about, including civil rights and anti-war movements. His lyrics touch on social issues, philosophy, and literature. He was awarded a Nobel Prize in Literature for his poetic expressions in his music in 2016.
Jennifer Lopez is a singer, dancer, and actress. She got her start in the public eye as a dancer on the show In Living Color. She continued this, and also began to act in films including Anaconda and Out of Sight. A few years later, she was signed and broke into the singing industry. She released her first album in 1999, in the Latin pop genre. She continued to release music as she was acting, and is known for her songs such as 'Jenny from the Block,' 'On the Floor,' and 'I'm Real.'
Britney Spears is a singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. She began her public work at an early age, and released her first album in 1999. It was ...Baby One More Time, which was a global success and made her a household name. The following year she released Oops!... I Did It Again, which helped to make her the best selling teen artist of all time. She is known for her pop music, and is even called the Princess of Pop.
Jay-Z is a rapper, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, and record executive. He is considered to be one of the best rappers of all time, and is a significant cultural icon. He began his record label in 1995, and released his first album, Reasonable Doubt, the following year. It was incredibly successful and gave him the solid grounding to continue releasing his music. He's released twelve albums, all of them have gotten positive reviews. He's sold over 100 million records, and has won 22 Grammy Awards.
Eminem is a rapper, songwriter, producer, and actor. He is constantly being considered one of the most influential artists in hip hop. He released his first album in 1996, and a lot of people did not give him credit until they saw he was signed by Dr. Dre. Once they listened to Eminem's lyrics, they idolized him. He is known for singing about his life in the lower/middle class of Detroit. He sings about things people genuinely relate to, and often disses other celebrities on his tracks.
Sia is a singer and songwriter. She started her work as a singer in the band Crisp in the 1990s. She released her first studio album in 1997 when the group broke up, but it didn't sell too well. Her following albums were not popular either, and she took a break from performing. She produced successful collaborations, including 'Titanium,' and 'Diamonds.' Her sixth album topped the charts. Her best single was 'Chandelier.' Her seventh album, This is Acting, did well also.
Bebe Rexha is a singer and songwriter. She started her work in 2013, through writing music. She helped with 'The Monster,' from Eminem and Rihanna. She has released three EPs, which have been moderately successful. Some of her popular singles include 'I'm Gonna Show You Crazy,' 'I Got You,' 'The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody).' Her debut album released in 2018, called Expectations, with the lead single 'I'm a Mess.' Recently, she collaborated with Florida Georgia Line on 'Meant to Be.'
Sam Smith is a singer and songwriter. He was featured on a single called 'Latch,' by Disclosure, which brought him some following. He released his debut album in 2014, called In the Lonely Hour. The top single, 'Lay Me Down,' was released, as well as 'Money on My Mind.' Both did well. His third single, 'Stay with Me,' reached number one on the charts, and so did 'I'm Not the Only One.' His second album released in 2017 with the lead single, 'Too Good at Goodbyes.'
Charlie Puth is a singer, songwriter, and producer. He started to gain a following for his songs that he published online. His debut single was 'See You Again,' which was performed with Wiz Khalifa for Furious 7, as a tribute for Paul Walker. His debut album was released in 2016, which included several popular singles such as 'One Call Away,' and 'We Don't Talk Anymore.' Both reached the top 20 on the charts. He released a few other singles, 'Attention,' and 'How Long,' in 2017.
P!nk is a singer, songwriter, and actress. She was originally a member of the girl group, Choice, but was offered a solo contract for her talent. Her first album was released in 2000, Can't Take Me Home, and it was certified as double platinum. She has released seven studio albums, that were all successful. P!nk is known for her raspy voice and her acrobatic stage performances. She is one of the best selling artists, having sold over 90 million records.
Harry Styles is a singer and songwriter that was originally a member of the boy band, One Direction. After the group announced a hiatus, Harry was signed as a solo artist. He released his first album which was self-titled, that topped the charts in seven different countries. It included the single 'Sign of the Times.' Everyone was listening to his album, to see if it compared to his success as a member of One Direction. In 2017, he made his way into acting. He starred in Dunkirk, which was majorly successful.
Zayn Malik is a singer and songwriter, that auditioned as a solo artist on The X Factor. He was put together to form the boy band, One Direction. In 2015, Zayn left the group to focus on himself and his solo work. He released his debut album, Mind of Mine. The lead single was 'Pillowtalk,' which topped the charts at number one, along with his entire album. Zayn released his second studio album in late 2018, and it was called Icarus Falls.
Michael Buble is a singer, songwriter, and producer. The very first album that he released reached the top ten on the charts. He gained some footing across the world in 2005 with his album It's Time, as well as Call Me Irresponsible in 2007. His first US number one album was called Crazy Love, from 2009. He is known for his traditional pop music and easy listening. His Christmas album was extremely successful, and he often creates more music around the holiday season.
Niall Horan is an Irish man who is a singer and songwriter. Niall was originally a member of the boy band, One Direction, but focused on solo work after the group announced their hiatus. Niall is known for his acoustic vibes and soft toned music. His released have been critically successful. Some of his singles include 'Slow Hands,' and 'This Town,' which came from his first album, Flicker. This album landed in the top twenty in many countries, but was number one in both Ireland and the US.
Marshmello is an electronic music producer and DJ. He gained recognition by releasing remixes of different songs by Jack U and by Zedd. His most popular songs are 'Silence,' 'Wolves,' 'Happier,' and 'Friends.' All four of these songs were certified multi-platinum and appeared in the top thirty of the charts. His debut album was released in 2016, Joytime. It did well, and he has released Joytime II since then, and announced Joytime III but there is no release date yet.
Khalid is a singer and songwriter. He is currently signed to RCA Records. He released his first single in 2016, called 'Location.' It reached number 16 on the charts, and has since been certified quadruple platinum. His debut album was released in 2018, called American Teen. Along with 'Location,' this album included the single 'Young Dumb & Broke.' Khalid recently released his second album, Free Spirit. The lead single from this album was 'Talk,' but there is also 'My Bad,' and 'Self.'
Shakira is a singer, songwriter, dancer, and businesswoman. She began her work with Latin music, but broke into the English-language market in 2001 with her fifth album, Laundry Service. The lead single, 'Whenever, Wherever,' was one of the most successful singles in 2002. Her following albums were just as popular, which included songs such as 'Hips Don't Lie,' and 'She Wolf.' She has won several awards including Grammy Awards, Latin Grammy Awards, and Billboard Music Awards. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Adam Levine is a singer and songwriter. He is the lead singer in the pop rock band, Maroon 5. The group has done incredibly well with their albums, Songs About Jane, Hands All Over, and Overexposed. He has begun to focus on his solo work in recent years. Some of these songs include 'Stereo Hearts,' 'Locked Away,' and 'A Higher Place.' He is a coach on the reality show, The Voice, and performed as a part of the Halftime Show of the 2019 Superbowl.
The Weeknd is a singer, songwriter, dancer, and producer. He uses R&B music with a touch of indie and electronic music influences. He started to gain some following publishing his songs online, and has since released the album Trilogy, which remastered his mixtapes. He's created his own record label since then, XO. He has three number one releases, and eight top ten songs such as 'Earned It,' 'I Feel It Coming,' 'Call Out My Name,' and 'Can't Feel My Face.'
Nick Honas is a singer, songwriter, and actor. He got his start as a member of the group The Jonas Brothers, with his brothers Joe and Kevin. The group got popular as figures on the Disney Channel. They starred in the two Camp Rock films, and had two of their own television series. Nick Jonas began to focus on his solo work after the group broke up, and gained more success with his singles 'Jealous,' 'Under You,' 'Close.' and 'Chains.'
Calvin Harris is a DJ, record producer, singer, and songwriter. He founded his own record label in 2010 - Fly Eye Records. He gained a lot of attention after the release of his third studio album, called 18 Months. It topped the charts in both the UK and the US. All eight of the singles reached the top ten in the UK. He is known for some of his popular singles such as 'We Found Love,' 'This is What You Came For,' 'Summer,' 'Feels,' and 'Feel So Close.'
Brendon Urie is a singer, songwriter, and musician. He is the lead singer of Panic! at the Disco. He has been present in the music industry since 2004, primarily as a member of the group but he has recently been releasing songs as a solo artist, including a collaborative song called Me that he released with Taylor Swift in April 2019. As a member of Panic!, he released popular songs such as 'High Hopes,' 'I Write Sins Not Tragedies,' and 'Dancing's Not a Crime.'
Blake Shelton is a country singer that is known for his deep vocals and guitar playing. He released his debut single in 2001, and since then has been creating and releasing successful music continuously. His recent albums are If I'm Honest, Based on a True Story.., and Bringing Back the Sunshine. He has had several songs reach number one, including 'Doin' What She Likes.' Currently, he is a judge on the show The Voice, and has been since the very beginning of the series.
Russ is a singer, rapper, songwriter, and producer. He has had two extremely successful singles, 'What They Want,' and 'Losin' Control.' He is a part of a group, Diemon Crew, which releases rap music. He has released twelve albums, with the most recent being There's Really a Wolf, from 2017. It was certified as Platinum by the RIAA in 2018. Nearly all of his songs, including 11 albums and 87 singles, were released on Soundcloud for free. In 2016 he was signed to release his first studio album.
Post Malone is a singer, rapper, songwriter and producer. He is well known for his blending of several genres of music, and his lyrics that are introspective of his life and experiences. His debut single was 'White Iverson,' which peaked at number 14 on the charts. He's released albums, Stoney, and Beerbongs & Bentleys. Both of these broke streaming records, and topped the album charts. Some of his most popular singles include 'Congratulations,' 'Better Now,' 'Wow,' 'Sunflower,' 'Pyshco,' and 'Rockstar.'