Special Report

This Summer's 25 Hottest Music Stars

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10. Doja Cat
> Spotify monthly listeners: 52.7 million
> Youtube channel views: 2.40 billion
> Pandora lifetime streams: 257.78 million
> TikTok top video views: 15.04 billion

Although rising star Doja Cat had to cancel her 2020 “Hot Pink” album tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she won multiple awards that year and made the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Her next studio album, “Planet Her,” will drop some time this summer and fans can catch her at a handful of rescheduled shows in the United States and the UK.

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9. Rihanna
> Spotify monthly listeners: 45.7 million
> Youtube channel views: 17.82 billion
> Pandora lifetime streams: 10.82 billion
> TikTok top video views: 1.06 billion

Rihanna, a nine-time Grammy winning singer and fashion designer, has sold over 250 million records, placing her among the top ten best-selling recording artists ever. In March this year, the Barbadian pop singer confirmed that her latest album, which has most likely been complete since 2019, will be released “soon.”

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8. Dua Lipa
> Spotify monthly listeners: 67.7 million
> Youtube channel views: 7.63 billion
> Pandora lifetime streams: 1.12 billion
> TikTok top video views: 9.61 billion

After the success of her debut album in 2017, Dua Lipa received five nominations at the Brit Awards, winning British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act. Her latest album, “Future Nostalgia,” was released in 2020. In 2021, this songwriter, model, and rising star was named one of the future 100 most influential people in the world be Time magazine.

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7. Billie Eilish
> Spotify monthly listeners: 53.4 million
> Youtube channel views: 9.26 billion
> Pandora lifetime streams: 1.59 billion
> TikTok top video views: 5.77 billion

One of the most successful artists of the 2010s, this 19-year-old singer/songwriter has received seven Grammys and broken multiple Guinness World Records as the youngest recording artist in numerous categories. Eilish, who got her start posting music on SoundCloud with her brother and collaborator, Fineas O’Connell, will be touring from fall 2021 into summer of 2022 to promote her upcoming album “Happier Than Ever,” which drops July 30.

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6. Bruno Mars
> Spotify monthly listeners: 58.6 million
> Youtube channel views: 14.59 billion
> Pandora lifetime streams: 5.37 billion
> TikTok top video views: 5.70 billion

Known for his showmanship and energetic performances, Bruno Mars has released eight No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and has received 11 Grammy Awards. He recently released a collaborative album with rapper Anderson .Paak called “An Evening with Silk Sonic,” and will be starting a Las Vegas residency on July 3.

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