2021 is the first year of the second decade of the 21st century. For 90s kids, it’s unbelievable that the time is flying so fast but some singers we have been listening since a decade almost and some we started listening in the 2010s. These legends started their careers at different ages, at different times, through different platforms but no matter when, where, and how, they proved their passion for music is unbelievably intense.
These singers have brought some beautiful tracks into our lives, impacted our thoughts, and influenced our routines. We start our days with their songs and wrap up our nights with their soundtracks. Let’s have a quick look at the top most popular male pop singers of 2021 who have amazed us and all the other generations with their versatile music, diversified music videos, unique vocal style, different appearance, and most importantly their influential lyrics.
These pop stars are the heartbeat of the current music industry and we firmly believe that their ongoing success and fame is going to take them to further popularity and their fandom is going to create history in the coming years and decades.
1. Justin Bieber
Without a doubt, Justin Bieber owns 2021, if you ask us who are the best male pop singers of today? Definitely, Justin tops the Billboard charts in many countries. “Hold on” from Justice album is an example that he has written 2021 as his year. Living a happy married life with Hailey Baldwin, Justin is enjoying his ongoing and continued success. His album Justice is winning our hearts and we are shedding our love on him every time we listen to the songs.
2. The Weeknd
Many of us may not know that Abel Makkonen Tesfaye is the real name of The Weeknd. Popular for his soundtracks, “Starboy”, “In your eyes”, “Heartless” and many more. Originally known as Abel Tesfaye, is well known for his diversity in vocality and music production. The 31-year-old Canadian singer stands in the 2nd position on the list.
3. Harry Styles
The English singer began his career in 2010 and since then his extraordinary soundtracks are giving us chills. Not only this, but his acting skills are also being appreciated by many of the viewers in “Dunkirk”. His soundtracks like “Golden”, “Watermelon Sugar” have a vibe like no other and we all eagerly wait for his upcoming releases.
Khalid’s collaboration with Watts for the 2018-released song “Feels” is an example he is drawn to music and feels every bit of it to a whole new level. The 23-year-old singer’s songs like “Lovely”, “Beautiful People” are evidence that his duets with other fellow artists are more than amazing, and also his solo work is beyond words for appreciation.
5. Ed Sheeran
“Shape of you”, “Perfect”, and many more since the list is long and we can’t summarize the list of the songs Ed Sheeran has sung and made it to our favorites list. Like many other singers, he started gaining attention on YouTube in 2004, and then as time passes, he began realizing his talent needs more recognition and started releasing more albums that continued entertaining all of us.
6. Zayn Malik
Zayn Malik, one of the most handsome singers of this era, has won the hearts of millions of people with his looks, his ideally romantic relationship with Gigi Hadid, his paternal affection with his daughter, and his appealing looks. “Dusk till Dawn”, “Vibez”, “I don’t wanna live forever”, to name a few are the songs that the generations are going to remember till the end.
7. Perfume Genius
Originally named Michael Hadreas, Perfume Genius is really a musical genius who has sung such songs that will live forever. His albums Set My Heart on Fire Immediately, No Shape, and others are rich with quality music. Personally, struggling with domestic abuse, disease, and discrimination as a gay man, his music usually revolves around subjects like sexuality.
8. Bruno Mars
Bruno has worked on various genres like funk, hip hop, pop, rock, and not only this, he is not just a singer but a record producer, songwriter, dancer, and multi-instrumentalist. Known for his songs like “Count on Me”, “Just the way you are”, “Grenade” and many other songs that he has been blessing us with, Bruno is still a choice in this era of competition.
9. Adam Levine
Most of us have listened to the songs of “Maroon 5”, the legendary pop-rock band whose lead singer is Adam Noah Levine. The 42-year-old artist-initiated his career at the age of 25 and to date he has been singing and has given us some awesome songs like “Payphone”, “Memories”, “One more night”, to name a few. In 2019, he quit as the coach from “The Voice” after 16 seasons as he wanted to be more focused on his family, revealing in the Howard Stern Show.
10. Charlie Puth
Charlie Puth’s “Attention”, “We don’t talk anymore” and many soundtracks are on the tips of our tongue, and our trips, events, hangouts are incomplete without his playlist. Ruling this year with his outstanding songs, the pop star confessed about his eyebrows that the diagonal cut on his brows is natural and is the result of a childhood incident that happened when a dog attacked him and he was nearly dead but fortunately didn’t.
11. Nick Jonas
Nick Jonas, the talented young guy, the husband of the hottest Pee Cee, is another name on this list because of his amazing frequent releases and active social media presence. The official video of “Spaceman” premiered on March 12, 2021, has his wife Priyanka Chopra in it and we are in love with the chemistry they have both on and off-screen.
12. Post Malone
His unique appearance makes him distinguished and different from the rest of the singers but this has nothing to with his amazing talent and creativity in his music. His rapping in “Life’s a mess II” has made headlines as it is very obvious that his rapping has some indescribable magic. The way he has beautifully blended different genres in his music is something we all are grateful for.
13. Niall Horan
What better can describe the beauty of Niall Horan’s music than Zayn Malik’s statement “I am a Niall fan.” Niall, Zayn, and some other singers used to be members of One Direction but after their split us, everyone made their own identity which was loved by the fans. The Irish singer and song-writer singles “Slow Hands” and “This Town” are worth listening to, many of you will agree and those who haven’t will soon agree after listening.
14. Liam Payne
Rose to popularity as a member of the famous “One Direction”, Liam James Payne gave us some really beautiful songs that we can remember till forever. His UNICEF Changemaker Performance “Waiting on the world to change” won our hearts and he proved his angelic voice can do wonders. His song “For You”, the official song for “Fifty Shades of Grey” reached the top 10 in many countries including Poland, France, Belgium, UK, to name a few.
15. Shawn Mendes
The 22-year-old Canadian singer Shawn Mendes has been among the most popular singers and known by many of us because of his magical voice. Started his career by uploading covers of famous soundtracks, he is now among the top pop singers of 2021. Shawn and his girlfriend, a Cuban-American vocalist, Camila Cabello have been together since 2019 and released some collaborations together “I Know What You Did Last Summer”, “Señorita” to name a few. The couple didn’t appear in the Grammy awards of 2021 because none of them was neither a nominee and due to COVID-19 precautions only the nominees and the winners were invited.