Music has the ability to greatly impact our emotions; to shift our moods from sorrowful to hopeful to joyful. A beautiful piece of music can sail through our souls, making us want to listen to it again and again. Music is a form of expression of one’s creativity and like any form of art, a beautiful composition universally appeals to the aesthetic sense of the people. Many academic disciplines including psychology, sociology, and philosophy have been interested in this ancient form of art. Women as well as men have rocked the world of music but for the sake of categorization, we have compiled a list of top 10 male singers. Who are these men with such a great capability of touching our souls and altering our emotions? Check out our list of top 10 most popular male singers of 2013 based on RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) Certification. The performance of these singers makes them world’s best male singers of the year that is why people love them too much. The popularity of these singers can also be seen through Facebook fans and twitter followers. Make sure that you do not miss out their great songs!
10. Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is a Canadian singer who has released many hit singles topping the charts in United States as well as Canada. His single “Baby” has received a gigantic x12 platinum RIAA certification and x2 platinum from ARIA. His several other singles including “Never Say Never”, “Eenie Meenie”, “Boyfriend” and “As Long As You Love Me” have received platinum certification from both, RIAA as well as ARIA. His followers include 41 million fans on Twitter. He is the only teenager to be the part of this list of famous singers of the world.
9. David Guetta
David Guetta is a French music producer. He attained his international fame in 2009 with his hit single “When Love Takes Over”. This single topped the chart in United Kingdom as well as Switzerland. In addition, “Getting’ Over You” and “Sexy Bitch”, both reached number one in the UK. Soon, Guetta released many more successful singles. His fans include an immense following of 43 million on Facebook and 10 million on Twitter.
Armando Pérez, known by his stage name of Pitbull, is an American rapper. His first number one single on Billboard Hot 100 was “Give Me Everything”. His music has gained fame outside of US too including France, Spain, and Australia. His single “Feel This Moment” (2013) featuring Christina Aguilera has already received a platinum certification by RIAA and a double-platinum by ARIA. His massive fan following include 34 million on Facebook and 12 million on Twitter. He is considered to be one of the best male singers who have been blessed with sweet and melodious voice.
7. Jason Derulo
Jason Joel Desrouleaux, known as Jason Deulo, is an American singer and song-writer. His single “Watcha Say” (2009), with 5 million digital downloads, soared to the US and New Zealand number ones. In addition, this single has earned a x4 platinum of RIAA certification. His other two singles, “In My Head” and “Ridin’ Solo” have received gold and platinum certifications from various countries including United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. His fans include 10 million on Facebook and 2 million on Twitter.
6. Chris Brown
Chris Brown is an American singer who taught himself to sing. His fourth album, F.A.M.E. (2011) earned him his first Grammy Award. His single “Kiss Kiss” has earned a double platinum (x2) certification by RIAA. Brown has also received many certifications from the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) including a x5 platinum for his single “Yeah 3x”. Brown has received a massive number of 30 million likes on Facebook and 12 million followings on Twitter.
5. Taio Cruz
Taio Cruz is a British singer who emerged on the international scene in 2009 by selling millions of copies of “Break Your Heart” worldwide. He has released twenty singles amongst which “Dynamite” (2010) managed to receive a sextuple platinum (x6) by the RIAA. Amongst other awards, Cruz has earned Brit Awards, an American Music Award, and 3 Billboard awards. Cruz’s official Facebook page has earned 10 million likes whereas he has 1 million followers on Twitter.
4. Adam Levine
Adam Levine, famously known as the lead vocalist of the band Maroon 5, has been ranked 4 in our list of Top 10 male singers. All four of Maroon 5 albums have been certified platinum by RIAA. Amongst other awards, Levine has earned 3 Grammy, 2 Billboard Music, and 2 American Music Awards. He has 2 million Facebook fans and 4 million Twitter followers which makes him secure 4th position in the list of most popular male singers of 2013.
Aubrey Drake Graham, known as just Drake, is a Canadian rapper and a singer who has been ranked third in our list. He has released two albums which, consecutively, have been certified platinum by both, the RIAA as well as the Canadian Recording Association: Thank Me Later (2010) and Take Care (2011). One of the singles, “Find Your Love” (from Thank Me Later) ranked number five at the Billboard Hot 100. His single, “Started from the Bottom” produced in the album Nothing Was the Same, released in 2013, has also already been certified platinum by the RIAA. Drake has earned a Grammy Award, three Juno Awards, and three BET Awards. Drake’s fan following includes a huge number of 29 million on Facebook and 11 million on Twitter.
Usher has been ranked second as the most popular male singer of 2013 in this list. Usher is popular worldwide with his three consecutive US number-one singles: Confessions (2004), Here I Stand (2008), and Raymond v. Raymond. Raymond v. Raymond, certified platinum by RIAA, produced three singles which ranked above 50 in the Hot 100. These included “Hey Daddy” (peaked at the top 25), “Lil Freak” (peaked at the top 40), and “There Goes My Baby” (peaked at the top 25). His album, Confessions, has received diamond certification. RIAA has ranked Usher as one of the best selling artists of America (with 23 million copies sold in America alone and 65 million records worldwide). Usher has won 8 Grammy Awards, 20 Billboard Music Awards, and 8 American Music Awards amongst many others. Usher has a massive 40 million fan following on Facebook and million followers on Twitter.
1. Bruno Mars
Peter Gene Hernandez, popularly known as ‘Bruno Mars,’ has topped our list because of his multi-platinum winning albums. His two singles, “Just the Way You Are” and “Grenade” have become the best selling singles of all time and have received x5 Platinum certification each. Mars’s single “When I was Your Man”, released in 2013, has already received double-platinum. He is popular in not only America but also in many European countries. His many earned awards include Grammy, American Music, Billboard Music, and BRIT Awards. With 12.5 million copies sold of “Just the Way You Are”, Mars became the best-selling digital artist in 2011. Mars has received a whooping 37 million likes on Facebook and has 16 million Twitter followers. He is the most popular male singer in 2013.