When it comes to girl groups, everyone has their personal favourite, but we've ranked some of the biggest all-female acts of the past 20 years … Frank Ocean? At the start of the 2010s, slick Nashville country was the only game in town, becoming so pervasive that a pair of veteran country stars, George Strait and Alan Jackson, made a landmark protest song about it with ‘Murder On Music Row’. (2) A Japanese punk idol girl group. Of course, the definition of Latin music hasn’t necessarily involved pianos, trumpets and congas for decades. One of the most successful boy bands of all time, One Direction boast a chart history that sometimes outdoes The Beatles (they entered the UK charts at No.1 with their debut album, something The Fab Four didn’t manage). It’s easy listening like the rest of the crap that’s selling. Even in this company, Sheeran’s self-effacing charm comes through: trading boasts about his success with Eminem and 50 Cent, on ‘Remember The Name’, Sheeran never drops his Yorkshire accent, at one point singing, “And if I had my 15 minutes came, I must’ve missed them” – not a claim that stars this big usually make. These ladies showed us the power an all female group truly holds and that they can play right along with the boys in the music industry. Even with your typical American girl group drama, 5H managed to successfully continue the legacy of their foremothers (En Vogue, Destiny's Child, TLC, etc. ‘Despacito’ was one of the biggest hits of the 2010s, and it exemplified another trend: Latin music’s move into the mainstream. He opened the decade with "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," a culmination of the self-proclaimed genius's well, musical genius. 1,182 listeners. Imagine Dragons, is anything but rock though. But if there’s a trend among the current round of UK stars, it seems to be toward well-crafted pop with a sweet, emotional tone. With his trap-style beats, Metro Boomin defined popular hip hop this decade. to VersaEmerge, here are the best underrated bands. The latter included pushing boundaries for social awareness in K-pop: frontwoman Irene is lately making headlines for speaking out against the patriarchal aspects of South Korean society – a move that ran her into trouble at home, but has made her a strong role model for fans worldwide. "I woke up like, flawless," from her 2013 song "Flawless" basically became a catchphrase, found on everything from T-shirts to. "Tuesday" (club's goin' up on a Tuesday, y'all). That last album won the Pulitzer Prize, the first to be awarded to someone who isn't a classical or jazz musician. These new girl groups have already been gaining so much attention. Two other rising UK stars, Sam Smith and Emeli Sandé, may be diverse musically – Smith is all sleek modern R&B/pop while Sande is steeped in jazz and gospel – but they’ve got one thing in common: both artists came in with broken hearts. But with "1989" two years later, Swift completely changed the conversation surrounding her music. West continued to tweak what fans thought was the finished product weeks after it hit streaming services, adding new lines, mixing background vocals, even uploading an entire new track. And because their rise happened pretty late in the decade, it could signify a larger stream of K-pop into the American consciousness in the 2020s. I would advise anybody who believes rock is dying or is dead to do some independent research. If one artist towered above the rest it was arguably Lady Gaga, who rose from mere pop star to global multimedia superstar. In the world of 2010s music, Sheer Mag were a unicorn: a rock band that actually mattered. The sheer skill in his lyrical ability is hypnotic, and he has the production chops to back it up. We’ll include a caveat here: The line between R&B and hip-hop can be thin , and two of the artists on Nielsen’s list were Bruno Mars and The Weeknd, who could easily land on either side. It’s no surprise that he belongs to the very best selling acts of all-time.He scores nearly 40 million units with his 2010s material only. Jonas Brothers were still in their first run of success as the decade began, and now they, too, are going out as reunited veterans. Back when female-only groups singing the songs that came to define our teeny … And further proof that they've broken into the US market. An air of mystery permeates everything he does. That, and another open letter he'd write after the 2016 shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, helped shift the tides of homophobia in hip-hop. One year later and he brought us Sunday Service and "Jesus is King." After a disappointing end of the 2000s, he returned very strong in 2010 with the smash album Recovery.It moved over 17 million units to make it the 9th strongest record of the decade. Kelela, for example, was first featured on a compilation album released by Solange's record label, Saint Records, years before the artist had any studio albums herself. If you’re an average listener, you’re probably hearing a greater variety of new music than ever before, and you’re not missing the days when your options were limited by radio playlists or your CD-buying budget. 2010s Girl Groups Artists Bis. Few artists can make it on their first name alone. He's still pushing the genre forward, so keep an eye on where he heads next. Updated 2338 GMT (0738 HKT) December 31, 2019. Brava, Mother Monster. Whew. If you’ve caught any of the 2010s’ megastars in concert, you’ve seen some creative, even eccentric, uses of the stadium – whether it’s Beyoncé doing a multimedia spectacle with rotating stages and a wardrobe full of costumes, or Perry cavorting in a Croft Brothers-style fantasy land. Probably thinking about the next hit he's gonna produce. You wouldn’t think that anyone could make ‘Your Song’ sound even more sincere and innocent than Elton John, but that’s what Elle Goulding managed – and, like Elton, she had an international breakthrough with it. 2017 was also the year when streaming became the preferred form of consuming music, and online platforms favoured hip-hop (or, hip-hop audiences favoured online platforms). Lamar may be one of the best rappers alive. From Craig Owens-fronted D.R.U.G.S. After last decade's success of "Poker Face" and "Bad Romance," Gaga wasn't content to be a flash in the pan. She's also a mogul. Zoomba Bad Boy As for Gaga, anyone who was paying attention at the end of the 00s could have predicted that she was going to rule 2010s music. Vastly different than it was a decade ago, the pop music that defined the 2010s has found new and unprecedented ways to engage the listener. Top 15 Girl group singles from 2010-2015MY OPINION with least amount of bias as possible...Hope you enjoy!i own none of these songs. He hasn't stopped raising the bar since. Solange may not be the most recognizable name on this list. What made the 2010s so interesting is that a lot of the indie bands who dominated the discussion around the genre in in the 2000s were, for the most part, out of the picture. If they wanted country to go in a different direction, they sure got their wish. Each album tells a story and we, as listeners, are simply at Lamar's mercy. Indeed, if you tweaked the production on ‘The A Team’ just a bit, maybe taking down the bass and turning up the acoustic guitar, it could have been a hit back then. Now that they’re presumably feeling better, we can probably expect even bigger things from both: we’re waiting for some savvy producer to bring Sandé to the US and make the modern-day Dusty In Memphis with her. Starmarie. So his latest album, No.6 Collaborations Project, finds him duetting with people who either have a much tougher image (50 Cent, Eminem), or would appear to be worlds apart musically (Chris Stapleton, Chance The Rapper). The Philly outfit first attracted buzz with a trio of four-song singles that spliced the … The Pretty Reckless have toured with … "To Pimp a Butterfly" ponders blackness at the height of the Black Lives Matter movement. It seems like every year we've had a Drake project. How many more examples do you need? 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