While pop music has been dominated by American and British music industries, there is other pop music such as J-pop, a genre of Japanese music. This year has been amazing for pop music, so it is hard to narrow the list down to some of the best current singers in the music industry.
So Much Musical Talent
James Bay, for instance, has made a huge name for himself, and his record debut Chaos And The Calm is currently the biggest artist album released this year so far.
● The English singer-songwriter may well be new to the scene, but he is being looked upon as a singer to look out for in 2016. He is currently on tour promoting his upcoming album, due in March. Nick Jonas also made a name for himself when he became a solo pop star in 2015. He is currently riding the charts with his latest single ‘Levels’. He has sold more than 2.5 million song downloads during 2015 in the United States.
● Peter Gene Hernandez, known as Bruno Mars is an American singer and songwriter who grew up in a family of musicians. He has received many nominations and awards, including 2 Grammy’s and was named ‘Artist of the Year’ by Billboard in 2013. He has landed 5 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 since 2010.
● In Los Angeles, Taylor Swift is still a huge name in the music industry. During 2015 when she appeared at the Staples Center she lifted her eyes to a banner on the wall that said ‘Taylor Swift – most sold-out performances’. The fact that the is up for 9 Moonmen at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards is just another feather in Taylor Swifts cap.
● At the concert, Taylor Swift introduced Selena Gomez, one of her best friends and another of 2015’s best singers. Selena Gomez has reached the Billboard Artist 100’s top for the first time in quite a while because of two hits ‘Good for You’, her highest charting hot 100 hit and a new single ‘Same Old Love’. She is expected to reach greater heights with her album Revival.
● Don’t just think its solo singers that are hitting the charts in 2015. The Suffers are a sultry Houston, Texas, 10-piece group singing a mix of soul, blues, country and Caribbean music. With singer Kam Franklin leading the group, during 2015 they’ve been singing to sold-out venues. With their local and national awards and recognition, we’re bound to hear more from them in 2016.
What can you do and to whom should you listen when 2015 is so packed with talent? If you appreciate music and its many genres, these pop stars mean serious business in 2016.