If you love music then you will be wondering which female singers will be the most popular of 2016. Here’s the low down on the stars that will continue to make great music this year. Many of your old favourite are planning to release new music in the coming months. So, let’s count down from ten to one.
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10. Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez is an American singer from New York. In the 1980’s she began her career in the entertainment industry. To this day, Jennifer Lopes still remains one of the most popular female singer in the world. She has had a number of best-selling albums including; Love and J.Lo. Jennifer Lopez has also worked as an actress, fashion designer and song writer. She will be touring the USA throughout 2016.
9. Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Cole is a British singer, author, dancer, entrepreneur, model, recording artist and television personality who was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, in 1983. Her career started in the 1990’s as a singer. It wasn’t until 2002 that her unique voice captured the world. She auditioned for a place in Girl’s aloud by being part of a reality TV show. Girl’s aloud later sold record numbers of albums and were hugely popular. After her success with the girl band, Cheryl went solo and later pursued other career paths. Cheryl is currently in the process of divorcing her husband but fans can expect to see a lot of her throughout 2016.
Rihanna is a very popular American, singer who began her career in 2003. However it wasn’t until two years later that she released her first album. Music of the Sun was a popular album in 2005. A follow-up album was released in 2006. They were both on the top ten album lists in the USA. Rihanna later found widespread fame with her third album, Good Girl Gone Bad, in 2007. Rihanna is a worldwide sensation and has sold over 150 million records. She has won many awards and is one of the best artists of all time. Rihanna released her new album ‘Anti’ in January 2016. It was an instant hit and more than a million copies were sold on the first day.
Beyonce is an American singer, song writer and actress who was born in Texas. As a child she was very talented and performed in various singing and dancing competitions. Beyonce started her career in the 90s as lead singer of the R&B group, Destiny’s Child. In 2003 she released a solo album. Beyonce has won many awards. In the past Beyonce has surprised her fans by releasing albums without any notice. It’s been two years since her last album release and it’s rumoured that 2016 will be the year she releases her new album.
Shakira is a Columbian singer who began to perform whilst still in school. Her first album was released in the early 1990s, but it went largely unnoticed by the press until 1996. She rose to fame in Latin America with the release of her fourth album. Shakira has been a coach on the American version of The Voice and has won many awards. She has sold over 60 million records throughout the world. After taking some time off in 2015, Shakira has announced that her new album will be released in 2017. There are also plans to bring out a mobile game app as well as a new fragrance.
5. Lady GaGa
Lady GaGa is an American singer who began performing as a child, in theatres as well as in high school plays. She has a lovely singing voice which has helped to make her so popular. Lady Ga Ga was signed with Sony/ATV Music Publishing and later Interscope Records. Her first album, The Fame was released in 2008 with great success. Fans eagerly anticipated the release of her next album in 2011. It sold over one million copies in the first week alone, in the United States. She has confirmed that she will be releasing a new album in 2017.
4. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is another singer who started her career young. At the age of fourteen she began singing country music. In 2006 she wrote her own debut album. In 2008, her second album, Fearless became the best selling album in the United States. Swift has sold more than 40 million albums making her one of the best selling artists of all time.
3. Katy Perry
As a young child, Katy Perry loved music and singing. She started her career as a gospel singer whilst still a teenager. It wasn’t until 2008 that she rose to fame, with the release of her second album. Her music became popular as it had attention-grabbing lyrics which were considered controversial. Katy Perry has sold 11 million albums worldwide as well as 81 million singles. Katy Perry’s managers have confirmed that her new album will be released in 2017.
2. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus is an actress and singer who started her career as a child. Her father was a country singer and this gave her the opportunity to have minor roles in television series. She found fame after being cast on the Disney Channel. Miley Cyrus released albums in 2007 and then again in 2008. At the tender age of 22, Miley Cyrus has won numerous awards including, “Artist of the Year” in the MTV awards, 2013. She is still going through a rebellious phase and fans are waiting to see what Miley Cyrus will do in 2017. There are plans to release a new album and a world tour are on the cards.
Adele is a British singer and song writer who signed a recording contract in 2006, becoming an instant hit. Her first successful album; named 19 was released in 2008. Adele has won several awards during her career. These include; Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Adele increased her fan base in 2011 with the release of her second album, 21. This earned her even more awards. Adele is very popular worldwide and has sold about 40 million albums and 50 million singles.
There’s no surprise there; Adele is the set to be the most popular female artist of 2016. She has won many hearts with her lovely voice and was also very popular at the Brit awards this year. in 2017, Adele will embark on her third tour between February and November, which is titled ‘Adele live.’ Tickets are selling fast, so look online for your chance to see one of her shows.