top musical artists in india 5 iconic musical artists who have made waves in this millennium

By Devraj Bollareddy

In honor of World Music Day, let’s take a look at the Western artists who have shaped the music of this century. The
there are two types of artists, there are artists who start trends and then there are artists who seize the
opportunity and jump on the bandwagon. Today, let’s focus on the first type, the artists who posed the
trends and created a huge impact on the music industry.

1. Taylor’s Swift

Although Taylor Swift released her first single only 16 years ago, she created
a huge impact in the industry. As the only female artist in history to win the album of
years at the Grammys three times, there’s no denying his power and influence in
Industry. She made headlines in 2019 when she announced that she would be
re-recording her first six albums, she constantly fought for artists’ rights when
it’s about owning the music they make. This led to many budding artists such
like Olivia Rodrigo to make deals with their labels that ensure artists own
their music. Billboard even considered Taylor Swift the most successful artist
beginnings of this century. Despite being an artist who thrives on physical sales, she
has successfully transitioned from the digital age to the streaming age and is on
become the most listened to woman on Spotify.

2. Beyonce

Beyonce changed the music industry in so many ways. but nothing was like
monumental as when she surprised the release of her eponymous album which changed
how artists release their music. She proved that the albums that come out
without warning or promotion can also work very well, in fact his album was
the best-selling album on iTunes at the time. His music strongly revolves around
themes of feminism and she uses her platform to promote inclusivity and

showcase intersectionality and redefine what it means to be an African-
American musical artist.


Before Drake rose to prominence, rappers weren’t placed on the same pedestal as
singers. He has been credited with making hip-hop more important in a
the industry dominated by pop music. He is commonly considered the king of streaming
with numerous Spotify records to his credit, including most of the day one streams for a
album in Spotify history. He always supported his fellow artists and helped many
budding artists make it big. He moved the genre away from the rigid release of an album
cycles and was a pioneer in the hip-hop industry in many ways, shaping and


Rihanna is more than just an A-lister or a business mogul. Rihanna started the
trend of pop stars collaborating with DJs on tracks that set the stage for the
2015-2016 EDM musical trend that invaded music charts and radios. She
promoted confidence and body positivity; she has also encouraged and inspired many
black female artists to be more carefree and experimental with their music in a
way the world hasn’t seen since Whitney Houston or Janet Jackson in the
1980s. When she took a break from music to launch Fenty Beauty, she showed off the
world that artists can also be successful entrepreneurs and leverage their brand
to succeed in other industries as well. Since the launch of Fenty Beauty, many
the artists followed in the same footsteps with Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga and Selena
Gomez recently launched makeup lines.

5. Jay-Z

Jay-Z is widely regarded as the most influential hip-hop artist of all time. He
made headlines when he became CEO of Def-Jam, his music label and
integral to the commercial success of big names in the industry

like Kanye West, Rihanna and J Cole. He also made headlines when he
founded the streaming company Tidal and convinced famous artists such as
Madonna, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna got involved. He also became the first rapper
be inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.