Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)December 23, 2021 at 11:05 am #1204675811
Who do y’all consider to be the greatest artists of the 21st Century so far?December 23, 2021 at 12:33 pm #1204675933
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Beyoncé, Kendrick, Arcade Fire, Fiona Apple, Eminem, White Stripes, MIA, Kanye, Rihanna, Taylor, Gaga are who immediately comes to mind.December 23, 2021 at 4:02 pm #1204676238
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Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)December 23, 2021 at 5:54 pm #1204676390
Here’s the ones that come to my mind instantly:
Arcade FireDecember 23, 2021 at 7:13 pm #1204676487
OPINIONATED (NOT A REVIEW EXPERT OR SOMETHING)
1. Beyoncé: Has been insanely popular, respected, relevant and influential all through the 21st century.
2. Kanye: Has also been relevant all through the century. Puts in efforts in his music.
3. Rihanna: Has way more recognisable hits globally, also has prolonged relevance and the only female artist on the billionaire list.
4. Taylor: A certified album artist who did on the hot 200 what Rihanna did on the hot 100. Rihanna has more global reach however. Pls don’t argue, I’ve lived on multiple continents and Swift is shockingly a non-factor in one.
5. Adele: The most beloved, has 2 of the biggest Albums of the century. So successful that 30’s 838k sales unit was considered a flop. Still more relevant that other artists that debuted with her (Perry, Gaga).
6. Bruno Mars: The artist with the 2nd most recognisable hits this century, only behind Rihanna. Far away the most musical of the bunch and has the highest percentage hit, as well as the actual biggest song of the century. Began spawning memorable hits from his debut. Wrote many successful songs (Right Round, F**k You, Lift Off, All I Ask, Bow Chicka Wow, songs by Bieber, Alicia etc), produced many including Waavin Flag! He is the only pop artist that truly keeps his personal life private (NOT Adele), yet he is commercially staunch. Expert multi-instrumentalist and possesses the most sophisticated vocals among male pop stars. Has the highest grossing tour among every artist in this list as well as the longest running album on Hot 200.
7. Eminem: Another album seller who had prolonged relevance.
8. Drake: Although the relative newest on my list and most hated here, he is extremely commercially viable. Talent-wise, meh. The vast majority of his music are not exactly memorable or culturally lasting over time.
9. Lady Gaga: One can argue her impact is concentrated within the gay community, but she’s unmatched in that market. Also, she sustained relevance by diversifying into films and traditional pop, and is striving in those. Her novelty and creativity alone earned her a spot on this list.
10. Fiona Apple: The most idiosyncratic and critically acclaimed here, although talent the public are not aware of does not qualify as global impact. This is a list of greatest artists not only most talented.
11. Justin Bieber: Ubiquitous pop star who actually has musical talent but lag in technical skills, songwriting and creativity. He’s not slowing down soon.December 23, 2021 at 7:40 pm #1204676525
1. Kendrick Lamar
3. Taylor Swift
5. Lady Gaga
6. Bruno Mars
7. Kanye West
9. Frank Ocean
10. Justin Bieber
This is my personal opinion based on how much overall impact they’ve had (pop culture + sales + relevance + acclaim + quality)December 23, 2021 at 7:42 pm #1204676531
I’m presuming 21st means 2010s onwards soo:
3. Taylor Swift
4. Lady Gaga
5. Bruno Mars
6. Kanye West
9. Justin Timberlake – (the multiple Grammy-winning, Emmy-winning, Superbowl headlining, Oscar nominated one)
10. Kendrick Lamar
Lana Del ReyDecember 23, 2021 at 11:00 pm #1204676702
The title of the thread is “greatest”, not the biggest or most public impact. I thought Extraordinary Machine was one of the 25 best albums of the 2000’s, The Idler Wheel was one of the five best albums of the 2010’s, and Fetch The Bolt Cutters is the best album of this decade so far. Also, damn near half of today’s artists mention Fiona Apple as an influence and/or inspiration no matter their genre of music or whether they’re mainstream artists or not. So, the quality, acclaim and impact are there even if it’s not really mainstream public impact.December 24, 2021 at 12:18 am #1204676762
Kendrick, Taylor, Lana, Beyoncé, Gaga, Kanye, Chris Stapleton, Kacey, Bruno, Rihanna, Drake, Adele, Fiona and Phoebe (she’s still new but she’s coming) all come to mind.
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I like this and I personally would put Britney Spears in here but I guess we’re talking about 2010s forward and she has said that she hated the latter part of her career and life and had no control of it especially during the conservatorship. I would rule her out just in that respect. But the beginning of her career was phenomenal.
I think we’re actually talking 2000s forward.December 24, 2021 at 9:21 am #1204677318
Just to name three: Tylor Swift, Lady Gaga and BeyonceDecember 24, 2021 at 10:04 am #1204677376
I am shocked at no one mentioning Mariah Carey!
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