Top Music Artists of 2022 Billboard!

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(Avery Tompkins listening to the top music artists of 2022 on Spotify.)(Photography by Ella Navarro)

Ella Navarro, Staff

Music has evolved in various ways in the past four decades. Music impacts people emotionally, morally, or culturally. Thus, bringing out positive attitudes in people. Music is all around us, intersecting our lives and bringing out good rhythms and tunes to those who love music. As 2022 comes to a close, here is a look at the top music artists of 2022.

Bad Bunny at the ‘Bullet Train Premier event. (Photography by: FilmMagic)

 

Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, famously known as Bad Bunny, is a Puerto Rican singer/songwriter who made the first all-Spanish record to reach number one on Billboard 200. He is ranked as the top music artist of 2022 according to the Billboard charts. His most streamed song is “Tití Me Preguntó” which is from the album “Un Verano Sin Ti” and was released on June 1st, 2022. 

Harry Styles Debut Album Cover 2022 (Photography by: Webeartit)

 

Harry Styles is an English singer who originates from the boy band “One Direction.” He started his music career in 2010 by competing in the British music competition series The X Factor. His most streamed song is “As it was” from the album Harry’s House which was released on April 1, 2022.

 

 

Morgan Wallen ‘Dangerous: The Double Album’ (Photography by: Buddy Iahn)

 

Morgan Wallen is an American Country singer. In 2014 Wallen competed in the sixth season of the television show The Voice originally a member of Usher’s team. Later after being eliminated from Usher’s team, Wallen was stolen by Adam Levine and joined his team. Wallen was then later eliminated in the playoffs. The Voice gave Wallen nationwide exposure. His most streamed song in 2022 is “Wasted On Me” from the album “Dangerous: The Double Album” which was released on March 7, 2021.

Blackpink featured in a promotion for PUBG Mobile (Photography by: PUBG Mobile)

 

Blackpink is a South Korean girl k-pop group. Consisting of the members Rosé, Jisso, Jennie Kim, and Lalisa Manoban. The group debuted in 2016 with their album single square one, which lead to the song “Whistle’s” popularity. It was their first number-one hit in South Korea. Their most streamed song in 2022 is “Pink Venom” which is from the album ‘Born Pink’ released on September 16, 2022.

 

The Weeknd from the music video “Blinding Lights” (Photography by: Nabil Elderskin)

Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, famously known as The Weeknd is a Canadian singer/songwriter. The Weeknd is known for the audible versatility and dark lyricism in his works. His music expresses romance and melancholia in his songs. Tesfaye’s most popular song in 2022 is the song “Blinding Lights” from his successful album “Blinding Lights” which was released on November 29, 2021.

 

Lil Baby and Nicki Minaj from the music video “Do We Have A Problem” (Photography by: Complex)

 

Dominique Armani Jones, also known as an American rapper Lil Baby became famous in 2017 with the release of his mixtape Perfect Timing. His most streamed song of 2022 is “Do We Have A Problem?” Lil Baby collaborated with famous artist Nicki Minaj on the album Queen Radio: Volume 1. This was released on April 13, 2022

 

Drake from the cover of the Certified Lover Boy album. (Photography by: Republic Records)

 

Aubrey Drake Graham, known as Drake is a Canadian singer and rapper. Before his musical career started he was known for playing Jimmy Brooks, a student in a wheelchair, on the show Degrassi: The Next Generation. Drake’s most streamed song in 2022 was “Sticky” from the album, Honestly, Nevermind which was released on June 17, 2022.

 

 

 

Doja Cat performing at The Day’s Party on July 4th. (Photography by: Naz)

 

 

 

Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini, also known as Doja Cat is an American singer/rapper. Doja Cat began to start her music career by releasing her music through SoundCloud, a small music platform for aspiring artists. Doja Cat’s most streamed song in 2022 is “Get Into It (Yuh)” from the album ‘Planet Her’. Released on March 11, 2021.

BTS performing at the American Music Awards (Photo Provided by Caroline von Petzholdt)

 

BTS is a Korean K-pop boy band that debuted in 2013 consisting of members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. Their most streamed song of 2022 is “Bad Decisions” collaborating with Benny Blanco, an American song producer, and Famous Hip-hop rapper Snoop Dog. It was released on August 5th, 2022.

 

Lizzo posing for her album cover Special (Photography by: Alex Welsh)

 

Melissa Viviane Jefferson, also known as Lizzo is an American singer. Lizzo is a three-time Grammy Award Winner, with her following hit songs: “Truth Hurts,” “Juice,” and “Good As Hell.” Her first big album “Cuz I Love You” was extremely popular. Lizzo’s most streamed song this year is “About Damn Time” which was released on April 14, 2022. From the album ‘Special’.

There are many talented artists in our world, and each artist’s fame largely stems from how they connect with people’s hearts with their music. 

But this poses the question… Who are your favorite music artists in 2022?