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R&B producer/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter R. Kelly and his supporting band Public Announcement began recording in 1992 at the end of the new jack swing era, yet he was able to keep much of its sound alive while remaining commercially successful. While he

Let Sean Paul's warbly, dancehall reggae pull you into a great mood. Paul hails from Kingston, Jamaica, where he was on track for a business career when he realized he wanted to pursue music. Inspired by the style of Super

Like his indelible “Rocket Man,” Elton John's music occupies the upper echelon of the rock ‘n' roll stratosphere. Snapping his singer/songwriter tethers early on, John soared to international superstardom beginning with 1970's “Your Song.” The piano master's hits are as

German Eurodance outfit Cascada—powered by the golden pipes of Natalie Horler and the punchy, candy-colored beats of producers DJ Manian and DJ Yanou—made summer vacation memories worldwide with their high-energy 2005 chart-topper "Everytime We Touch." The relentless hard-dance beats and

Enya Brennan grew up with traditional Irish music in her blood: her older siblings formed the hugely popular band Clannad. But as a multi-instrumentalist with a love for studio experimentation, Enya started combining Celtic music and electronic sounds on her

Mahmut Orhan's musical odyssey began when working at a sound studio as a teenager and quickly progressed to spinning tunes in Istanbul nightclubs. He then established himself as a formidable producer with “Age of Emotions”, an EDM instrumental wrapped around

The daughter of gospel icon Cissy Houston transformed R&B in the mid-'80s. An unbroken string of emotion-drenched ballads and upbeat, flirty dance-pop tunes set the standard for a generation of female singers trying to match her vocal firepower. Her fame

Before One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer, there was the Backstreet Boys, one of the most successful boy bands ever. They crafted a distinct, radio-ready sound that emphasized pitch-perfect vocal harmonies. Their sweet balladry, flowing suits, and pec-flexing dance

The full Jason Mraz experience is like a warm hug from a beloved old friend. His bright, folkish songs—with their little touches of jazz, rock, and soul—are dressed in comfortable classic-rock clothing, and his lyrics are crammed with well-spotted details

Rachel Platten is a singer-songwriter who grew up in Massachusetts. Her performance of 2015’s “Fight Song” on Good Morning America earned a Daytime Emmy, topped charts worldwide, and has become a staple of movies, TV shows, and sporting events. In

Canadian troubadour Shawn Mendes' teen-idol appeal and soulful voice helped him become a social-media star in the mid-2010s. His debut single, “Life of the Party,” is a sweeping piano ballad that shows off his passionate vocals, and the hits that

Melodies that gleam like festival lights, floor-shaking drops, sublime vocal hooks—Avicii was a master of hands-in-the-air EDM anthems. His music cuts between arena-scale house epics, hypnotic trance bangers, and crossover dance-pop smashes with the crowd-pumping skill of a killer DJ.

With those dazzling poster-boy looks, Ronan Keating became one of Europe's most endearing stars as the leader of the Irish boy band Boyzone. The five Irish lads in Boyzone, who made their debut in 1993, built their charismatic style into

Some people spend their teenage years writing angsty poetry in a locked journal; Billie Eilish put her longing to music. At 14, she made waves online with her haunting breakthrough single “ocean eyes,” which is packed with dreamy romanticism that

Growing up in Ireland, pianist Danny O'Donoghue and guitarist Mark Sheehan loved cutting-edge American pop and R&B, but they were also captivated by the power and drama of U2 and The Police. First coming together as The Script in 2001,

Pop duo Capital Cities was formed after songwriter Ryan Merchant responded to Sebu Simonian’s ad offering his production services. ∙ After finding success as a jingle-writing team, Capital Cities self-released their 2011 single “Safe and Sound,” which went on to

H&S Magazine's Best Artist Of The Week: The dark timbre of James Arthur’s voice suggests total emotional commitment, a grain of hard-won experience that casts a desperate shadow over the soul of his aspirational ’10s pop. “Say You Won’t Let

Krewella has become known as EDM's fiercest girl group, dropping battle cries over the heaviest of bass. The signature sound of sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf is one part pop-punk swagger, one part emo lyrics and a whole artillery of

One of the biggest-selling reggae artists of all time, Shaggy brought a sense of mischief to the genre with his sweet, catchy mainstream style. Born in Jamaica, the star migrated to Brooklyn as a teen and later joined the U.S.

England's Anne-Marie stormed the ‘10s charts with a slick but relatable package that blends rave-ready club bangers, searing vocal talent, and synth-heavy electro-pop. She revels in witty storytelling on “Boy,” its staccato hip-hop beats buffing up against her honeyed melodies,

A pop star in the mold of Michael Jackson—a consummate performer whose appeal seems to transcend genre and demographics—Usher has spent three decades in the spotlight with little sign of slowing down. Straddling club music (“Yeah!”), ballads (“Confessions Part II”),

Like their home base of Las Vegas, Imagine Dragons' alt-rock is big, bright, and a whole lot of fun. Their 2012 debut, Night Visions, quickly amassed a following—even among hip-hop and EDM fans—with arena anthems "Radioactive" and "Demons," which wobble

Miley Cyrus puts in overtime to be the most unpredictable star of her generation, and pop is all the better for it. The singer has poured the ups, downs, and utter weirdness of growing up famous into a string of

The mid-’90s pop-punk revolution built a bridge from Warped Tour to the Top 40, and few acts were as eager to cross over to the other side as Simple Plan. On their 2002 breakthrough, “I’m Just a Kid,” the Montreal

The queen of Christmas takes us on a magical journey to save Christmas after a tough year. With friends like Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Misty Copeland, Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri, Billy Eichner, Tiffany Haddish, and Mykal-Michelle Harris, this is a

Born Amanda Ava Koci in Wisconsin (AVA MAX), she was raised by Albanian immigrant parents in Virginia. She started singing at a young age and was already active in singing competitions by the time she reached high school. After moving

Camila Cabello- Album: Romance. We all have friends who, when they fall in love, turn into Shakespeare-quoting, starry-eyed Pepé Le Pews. That’s all good, but not many can convey emotion with a flawless soprano like Camila Cabello. Romance, her second

Along with ABBA and Roxette, Ace of Base are one of the most famous Swedish pop acts of all time. Though the foursome's debut project was first titled Happy Nation in 1992, a re-release as The Sign a year later

Rihanna was introduced to the world by then Def Jam president JAY Z in 2005, and broke through with a demand on behalf of all the gals on the dance floor: Turn the music up. Since then, the Barbados-born pop

Being the son of the legendary Julio Iglesias no doubt fueled Enrique Iglesias' musical muse, though the Spanish singer quickly carved out his own niche in Latin pop. He secured his first record deal on his own merits (and under

Blessed with one of pop's most astounding voices, Adele shot from unknown UK singer/songwriter to international star in the late '00s. Known for both her vintage style and her intense performances, she can let loose with the show-stopping power of

The trio of will.i.am, apl.de.ap, and Taboo entered the aughts sitting on two well-received albums that showcased the group's alternative leaning, boho hip-hop styles. Everything changed with the addition of the singer Fergie to the crew, and since breaking into

Mariah Carey is one of a kind. She's equally comfortable singing power pop ballads as she is churning out R&B hits, which is part of what's made her a mainstay on the charts for over 20 years. That versatility has

With his everyman good looks, gravelly voice, and passionate songwriting, Canada's Bryan Adams became one of the biggest rock stars in the world during the ‘80s and ‘90s. Equally adept at crafting enduring arena-ready anthems and heartfelt power ballads, Adams

After leaving the Commodores, Lionel Richie became one of the most successful male solo artists of the '80s, arguably eclipsed during his 1981-1987 heyday only by Michael Jackson and Prince. Richie dominated the pop charts during that period with an

She first found fame singing in French as a teen, but it wasn't until Quebec's Céline Dion won '88's Eurovision Song Contest and released her first English LP, Unison, two years later that she became an international star. With a

P!nk is a fierce hard-rock goddess with the sassy-but-sweet heart of an R&B diva. She's also a dance-pop queen who tears up her glittering club jams with roaring punk riffs—and sounds like she's having a blast even when she's seriously

When Maroon 5 released their debut, Songs About Jane, in 2002, it was truly novel. Radio was riding out the boy-band explosion, dirgey modern rock was ubiquitous, and hip-hop hadn't quite taken over the mainstream. Fronted by the clean-cut Adam

Jennifer Lopez's journey from New York's 6 Line train to megastardom was guided in part by her ability to transform the Latin freestyle of her youth into massive tracks featuring hip-hop heavyweights. Her silvery voice, Bronx-born sass, and chemistry with

Shakira stormed the Latin American charts before breaking through to a global audience with 2001's Laundry Service. Her English and Spanish-language hits pull together folk, rock, R&B, and Latin pop in a playlist that radiates star power. Get up close

The mid-’90s pop-punk revolution built a bridge from Warped Tour to the Top 40, and few acts were as eager to cross over to the other side as Simple Plan. On their 2002 breakthrough, “I’m Just a Kid,” the Montreal

Teenage Dream is the third studio album by American singer Katy Perry. It was released on August 24, 2010, through Capitol Records. Musically, the record contains songs in the genres of pop and rock, with influences of disco, electronic, funk,

Avril Lavigne- Essentials- Avril Lavigne came crashing into the charts in 2002 with a sound that stuck up a black nail-varnished middle finger at the hyper-polished world of classmates Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. From the chugging, three-chord pop-punk of

Justin Bieber shows there’s art in resilience on his fourth studio album. After a turbulent 2014, Purpose sees the pop prodigy return with his strongest work to date—an atmospheric, introspective set that’s built on smart production and intimate songwriting. From the

The country world feigned surprise when, after three albums of Music Row-indebted songcraft, Taylor Swift formally embraced pop on 2012’s Red. But no one should have been shocked: Any 14-year-old capable of persuading her parents to move from suburban Pennsylvania

Kygo, Album: Golden Hour. Kygo got his start as an inventor of tropical house, then sailed into open waters with his debut album, 2016’s Cloud Nine. There, he masterminded a richly melodic strain of pop that paired his trademark chiming

Calvin Harris, Album: Motion. Whether it’s Big Sean’s provocative punchlines aboard the synthy bounce of “Open Wide” or HAIM’s glistening harmonies on “Pray to God”, Motion has the feel of a VIP pop party. But despite the bustling guest list—which

Rita Ora- Album: Phoenix (Deluxe). Rita Ora is resilient. The seven years between her debut album and this powerful follow-up were, by all accounts, tough, with record label legal entanglements, high-profile relationship drama, and unseemly rumours. “I was like, ‘I’m

On Midnight Train, Sauti Sol recruits an assortment of guests and aesthetics—including neo-soul musician India.Arie and roots-reggae singer Mortimer—without losing their sonic identity. On “Brighter Days”, Soweto Gospel Choir joins the Kenyan band, blending South African gospel with reggae touches

The Bob Marley biography provides a testament to the unparalleled influence of his artistry upon global culture. Since his passing on May 11, 1981, Bob Marley’s legend looms larger than ever, as evidenced by an ever-lengthening list of accomplishments attributable

Clean Bandit- Album: What Is Love? (Deluxe) Trained as classical musicians, British trio Clean Bandit aren’t afraid to experiment. Their 2014 debut, New Eyes, introduced a flair for genre-bending as they punctuated Mozart with surprising electronic beats and fused guest

Celebration is a befitting retrospective for the shapeshifting international icon: a double-length, 36-song greatest-hits collection. Every era, every reinvention, every musical nuance is captured here, from the '80s gleam of "Burning Up" and "Like a Virgin" to the ghetto-fab swagger

H&S Magazine's Best Artist Of The Week: Michael Jackson, Album: Number Ones, There are rare talents, and then there is Michael Jackson. Yes, the Indiana-born musical prodigy's albums sold like kitchen appliances in the ‘80s, but more importantly, the lifelong