Popular music is a genre that touches base to a huge audience. As there are many talented artists and bands who often identify with just one genre, the moment they reach a big audience, they are destined to be world-class superstars.
One thing is certain, there were a lot of talented artists this year, however; 10 singers stood out the most. So, who are the top 10 pop singers of 2013?
10. ROBIN THICKE When it comes to representing modern R&B, Robin Thicke knows all about it. Not only does Thicke possess a current soul, his voice has no limits. With everything from polished projection and delivery to vocal rhymics, Thicke proves why he is one of the best singers of 2013.
9. DEMI LOVATO Never have I ever realized how incredible of a singer Demi Lovato is until I heard her recently. What I love most about her voice is the soft moments she has, as well as, the powerful moments she has. Also, she has a lot of soul and I feel as if she has a story to tell when she sings. I guess you can say that I am a Lovatic.
8. LADY GAGA I am still trying to understand how anyone can dislike this woman because not only is her music amazing, but her voice is too. When I first heard Gaga sing, I was stunned at how gifted she is vocally. I am definitely looking forward to what she has in store for us and if ARTPOP is a reminder of how great she is, she’s going no where.
7. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Not many men can sing in falsetto effortlessly. One of the best things I love about Timberlake’s voice is the fact that he has no limits and if he is going for something, he will do it. Sure he’s a fantastic performer with seniority in the music industry, but his voice is fantastic too.
6. CANDICE GLOVER As one of the first female winners of American Idol since Jordin Sparks, Glover proves that her powerful yet effortless vocals are very needed in the popular music industry. I am looking forward to what this incredibly talented R&B singer comes up with next.
5. EMELI SANDE When I first heard Adele Emeli Gouraguine sing, I was floored with how much soul she put into every single performance. She also has great control of her voice and another thing that I loved about Sande is the face she could sing soft and have those special amazing moments where she let loose and embraced the power she has too. She’s easily one of the best pop singers this year.
4. JARED LETO We all know him as being a fantastic actor, but what we didn’t know until now is that he can sing incredibly. As the lead singer of 30 Seconds To Mars, Leto proves that synthrock is here to stay with his emotionally pure vocals.
3. MARY LAMBERT There is something about a woman who not only delivers an amazing vocal performance everytime she sings, but a woman who can touch your heart and soul when she does it. This woman is a poet with a story to tell and she does just that. When you hear Lambert sing, she makes you believe what she is singing.
2. BRUNO MARS If you can imagine Otis Redding morphed into a current popular music redux, the result would definitely this man. Although I have been a fan of Mars since he first hit the popular music seen, I was stunned when I watched him pour all his emotion into Gorilla at the 2013 VMA Music Awards. He is ultimately incredible.
1. ADAM LAMBERT You cannot help, but love this man. No other artist have I seen this year can deliver such incredible vocals while engaging a crowd while making you believe what they are singing about. Lambert’s vocal ability has no limits and when he takes off, it’s as if a rocket has been launched. Lambert is clearly the best popular music singer the world has ever heard since Freddie Mercury.