What Are the Names of Some Famous Artists?


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As of 2016, some of the most famous musical artists include Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran and Adele. Elvis Presley and John Lennon are among the most famous musical artists in the history of pop music.

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As of January 2016, many of the most famous artists in the music industry are young women. These include Taylor Swift, known for songs such as "Wildest Dreams" and "Shake It Off," and Adele, whose album "25" produced hits such as "Hello" and "Water Under the Bridge." Young men have also achieved success as artists, such as Ed Sheeran, with songs such as "Thinking Out Loud" and "Photograph," and Justin Bieber, whose hits include "What Do You Mean" and "Sorry." Other popular recent artists include Drake, Meghan Trainor and Katy Perry.

Other famous artists have remained popular for many years, including after their deaths. These include Elvis Presley, famous for songs such as "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Jailhouse Rock," and John Lennon, known for his work with The Beatles, as well as solo material such as "Imagine" and "Instant Karma." Other artists who have remained popular for decades include Bob Dylan, known for albums such as "Blonde on Blonde" and "Highway 61 Revisited," and David Bowie, famous for albums such as "Hunky Dory," "The Next Day" and "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars."

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