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Who are some popular musicians?

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Some popular musicians include Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Drake and Kanye West, as of 2015. Other popular music artists include N.W.A, Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen and Led Zeppelin.

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Some of the most popular music artists achieved fame from pop music. Taylor Swift is well-known for pop songs such as "Bad Blood," "Blank Space" and "Shake It Off," and Ed Sheeran is famous for his song "Photograph." Other popular music artists have achieved fame through rap music. Some of these artists include Kendrick Lamar, for albums such as "To Pimp a Butterfly," and Kanye West, for albums such as "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" and "Yeezus." Other successful rap artists include Drake, Wiz Khalifa and Eminem.

Other popular musicians have remained popular over longer periods of time. The rap group N.W.A, popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s, saw a resurgence in popularity due to the release of "Straight Outta Compton," a film about the group's successes and failures. Bruce Springsteen remains popular due to the continued success of his albums such as "Born to Run" and "Born in the USA." Other musicians who remain popular despite the passage of time include Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.

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