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A pop star is the word that describes a musician who writes and performs pop music. Pop music emerged in the 1950s in the UK and the US and is often associated with the emergence of  youth culture. It often follows a formula; it is typified by a simple rhythm, catchy lyrics, and usually a bright, upbeat tone. Pop music produces the most hit songs, meaning that it is the genre that makes the most money. It is often considered mainstream and as the most popular form of music. There are pop groups like One Direction and Little Mix, and also individual pop stars, like Taylor Swift and Rihanna.

How do you become a pop star?

Become a pop star by learning new instruments and songs, practicing singing, and getting yourself noticed locally. Be persistent as transforming into a pop star does not happen overnight. Part of becoming a pop star includes being wholesome, having a unique voice, being a talented dancer, being open to criticism, having confidence, be willing to work hard, and having an appealing look.

Who were the first pop stars?

The first pop stars emerged in the 1930s and 1940s. These were Bing Crosby who sold millions of records and Frank Sinatra who is considered by many the first modern pop star. They both were from the United States. In Britain, Al Bowlly is considered the first pop star. These first pop stars recorded and performed with orchestras in the music genre that was popular. There were other vocal groups like The Mills Brothers and The Ink Spots who set a precedent for other aspiring artists at the time.

Who is the richest pop star in the world?

Rihanna, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, was named the richest pop star in the world in 2019. She has a fortune that is larger than Madonna’s, Celine Dion’s, and Beyonce’s. Rihanna is only 31 years old and has a worth of $600 million according to Forbes. Rihanna did not only earn her wealth from her music, but she also has a partnership with LVMH, her own lingerie line (Savage x Fenty), and cosmetics company (Fenty Beauty).

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6’0” | 1.83 m
March 18, 1979
Adam Levine
183.000
1979.00
320000
3D
Adam Levine
Adele
522000
5’9” | 1.75 m
May 5, 1988
Adele
175.000
1988.00
522000
3D
Adele
5’3” | 1.60 m
September 14, 1983
Amy Winehouse
160.000
1983.00
207000
3D
Amy Winehouse
5’0” | 1.52 m
June 26, 1993
Ariana Grande
152.000
1993.00
1850000
3D
Ariana Grande
Beyoncé
847000
5’7” | 1.70 m
September 4, 1981
Beyoncé
170.000
1981.00
847000
3D
Beyoncé
5’3” | 1.60 m
December 18, 2001
Billie Eilish
160.000
2001.00
3500000
3D
Billie Eilish
5’4” | 1.63 m
December 2, 1981
Britney Spears
163.000
1981.00
936000
3D
Britney Spears
5’5” | 1.65 m
October 8, 1985
Bruno Mars
165.000
1985.00
562000
3D
Bruno Mars
Cher
428000
5’9” | 1.75 m
May 20, 1946
Cher
175.000
1946.00
428000
3D
Cher
5’2" | 1.57 m
December 18, 1980
Christina Aguilera
157.000
1980.00
217000
3D
Christina Aguilera
5’10” | 1.78 m
January 8, 1947
David Bowie
178.000
1947.00
436000
3D
David Bowie
Dua Lipa
883000
5’8” | 1.73 m
August 22, 1995
Dua Lipa
173.000
1995.00
883000
3D
Dua Lipa
5’8” | 1.73 m
March 25, 1947
Elton John
173.000
1947.00
340000
3D
Elton John
6’0” | 1.83 m
January 8, 1935
Elvis Presley
183.000
1935.00
381000
3D
Elvis Presley
6’0” | 1.83 m
June 25, 1963
George Michael
183.000
1963.00
245000
3D
George Michael
5’6” | 1.68 m
October 3, 1969
Gwen Stefani
168.000
1969.00
411000
3D
Gwen Stefani
5’11” | 1.80 m
February 1, 1994
Harry Styles
180.000
1994.00
1100000
3D
Harry Styles
5’5” | 1.65 m
July 24, 1969
Jennifer Lopez
165.000
1969.00
408000
3D
Jennifer Lopez
JoJo Siwa
399000
5’9” | 1.75 m
May 19, 2003
JoJo Siwa
175.000
2003.00
399000
3D
JoJo Siwa
5’9” | 1.75 m
March 1, 1994
Justin Bieber
175.000
1994.00
942000
3D
Justin Bieber
6’1” | 1.85 m
January 31, 1981
Justin Timberlake
185.000
1981.00
472000
3D
Justin Timberlake
5’7” | 1.70 m
October 25, 1984
Katy Perry
170.000
1984.00
809000
3D
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
819000
5’1” | 1.55 m
March 28, 1986
Lady Gaga
155.000
1986.00
819000
3D
Lady Gaga
Lizzo
244000
5’10” | 1.78 m
April 27, 1988
Lizzo
178.000
1988.00
244000
3D
Lizzo
Madonna
371000
5’5” | 1.65 m
August 16, 1958
Madonna
165.000
1958.00
371000
3D
Madonna
5’9” | 1.75 m
August 29, 1958
Michael Jackson
175.000
1958.00
645000
3D
Michael Jackson
5’5” | 1.65 m
November 23, 1992
Miley Cyrus
165.000
1992.00
848000
3D
Miley Cyrus
5’5” | 1.65 m
February 20, 2003
Olivia Rodrigo
165.000
2003.00
393000
3D
Olivia Rodrigo
P!nk
161000
5’4” | 1.63 m
September 8, 1979
P!nk
163.000
1979.00
161000
3D
P!nk
Prince
2000000
5’2" | 1.57 m
June 7, 1958
Prince
157.000
1958.00
2000000
3D
Prince
Rihanna
834000
5’8” | 1.73 m
February 20, 1988
Rihanna
173.000
1988.00
834000
3D
Rihanna
Shakira
297000
5’2" | 1.57 m
February 2, 1977
Shakira
157.000
1977.00
297000
3D
Shakira
6’2” | 1.88 m
August 8, 1998
Shawn Mendes
188.000
1998.00
592000
3D
Shawn Mendes
5’10” | 1.78 m
December 13, 1989
Taylor Swift
178.000
1989.00
1900000
3D
Taylor Swift
5’8” | 1.73 m
February 16, 1990
The Weeknd
173.000
1990.00
490000
3D
The Weeknd
Dua Lipa
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Dua Lipa in relation to other musicians

Dua Lipa specializes in pop, R & B, disco, and house. The English singer, model, and songwriter has featured severally in the U.S. and U.K. charts. Her album "Records" lifted her to career heights. In the 2018 Brit Awards, she took home the British Breakthrough Act and British Female Solo Artist award. Her single "One Kiss" won her the 2019 Song of the Year Brit Awards. Altogether, her accolades include one American Music Award and MTV Video Music Award, two MTV Europe Music Awards, five Brit Awards, and three Grammy Awards. These achievements have earned her a place among the most influential people in the world.

Dua Lipa has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Dua Lipa labeled with overall height
Dua Lipa specializes in pop, R & B, disco, and house. The English singer, model, and songwriter has featured severally in the U.S. and U.K. charts. Her album "Records" lifted her to career heights. In the 2018 Brit Awards, she took home the British Breakthrough Act and British Female Solo Artist.

Dua Lipa has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Dua Lipa labeled with overall height
Dua Lipa
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Years Active: 2014-present

Given Name
Dua Lipa
Birthday
August 22, 1995

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Dua Lipa elevations (assorted), performing

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Miley Cyrus
Collection of drawings of Miley Cyrus measured with overall height

Miley Cyrus was born in Tennessee, in 1992. She was born into a family of performers - her father is the well known country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. She gained the role of Disney’s Hannah Montana in 2003 at the age of eleven, rocketing her to fame and beginning her music career. She has released several studio albums and topped the Billboard chart with her song ‘Wrecking Ball’. She shifted away from her earlier wholesome public image to become a much grittier, pop rock artist. Her personal life has often caused controversy. She was married to actor Liam Hemsworth in 2018, but they divorced in 2019.

Miley Cyrus has a height of 5’5” (1.65 m).

Group of silhouette illustrations of Miley Cyrus in assorted poses
Miley Cyrus was born in Tennessee, in 1992. She was born into a family of performers - her father is the well known country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. She gained the role of Disney’s Hannah Montana in 2003 at the age of eleven, rocketing her to fame and beginning her music career.

Miley Cyrus has a height of 5’5” (1.65 m).

Group of silhouette illustrations of Miley Cyrus in assorted poses
Miley Cyrus
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Years Active: 2001–present

Given Name
Destiny Hope Cyrus
Birthday
November 23, 1992

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Miley Cyrus front (casual, walking), side (formal), front (singing), front (posing)

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Cher
Collection of drawings of Cher measured with overall height

Cher is an American singer. She was born in California, in 1946. She dropped out of school age 16 and began working as a backup singer. She met Sonny Bono during this time, and they launched their music career as a duo, rocketing to fame upon the release of ‘I Got You Babe’. She is known for her successful solo career, and hits ‘Believe’, and ‘Turn Back Time’. She is one of the best-selling artists in music history, and is considered a cult icon, known for her iconic style. She is a huge supporter of LGBTQ rights and is an icon within the gay community.

Cher has a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Group of silhouette illustrations of Cher in assorted poses
Cher is an American singer. She was born in California, in 1946. She met Sonny Bono at an early age and they launched their music career as a duo, rocketing to fame upon the release of ‘I Got You Babe’. She is known for her successful solo career, and hits ‘Believe’, and ‘Turn Back Time’.

Cher has a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Group of silhouette illustrations of Cher in assorted poses
Cher
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Years Active: 1963–present

Given Name
Cherilyn Sarkisian
Birthday
May 20, 1946

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Cher front (dancing), front (pose), side (standing)

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Michael Jackson
Collection of drawings of Michael Jackson in various standing and dancing positions with labeled height

Michael Jackson is one of the most famous musical artists of all time. Born in Indiana in 1958, he was the eighth child of the Jackson family. Alongside his elder brothers, Michael launched his musical career in 1964 as part of the Jackson 5, who received critical acclaim. Michael embarked on a solo career in 1971, receiving worldwide fame on the release of his fifth studio album, Off the Wall. His songs include Beat It, Billie Jean and Man in The Mirror. He was a controversial figure in later life, and much speculation was made about his close relationships with children. He died in 2009 in Los Angeles.

Michael Jackson had a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Michael Jackson is one of the most famous musical artists of all time. Born in Indiana in 1958, he was the 8th child of the Jackson family. Michael embarked on a solo career in 1971, receiving global fame on the release of his 5th album, Off the Wall. He was a controversial figure in later life.

Michael Jackson had a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Michael Jackson
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Years Active: 1964-2009
Death: June 25, 2009 (50)

Given Name
Michael Joseph Jackson
Birthday
August 29, 1958

Drawings include:
Michael Jackson standing (front), dancing (moonwalk), dancing (tiptoe)

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Elton John
Height comparison diagram of Elton John compared to other musicians

Elton John is a British singer, songwriter and entertainer. He learned to play the piano at an early age and met his future lyricist partner, Bernie Taupin, when he was 20 when they both answered the same local call for songwriters. He rose to fame during the 1970s with a series of top hits, including Your Song, I’m Still Standing and Tiny Dancer.  His re-release of Candle in the Wind—which was performed at Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997—is the top selling single of all time in both the UK and the US. Elton John is the subject of the 2019 musical film, Rocketman.

Elton John has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Elton John with overall height
Elton John is a British singer, songwriter and entertainer. He learned to play the piano at an early age and met his future lyricist partner, Bernie Taupin, when he was 20 when they both answered the same local call for songwriters. He rose to fame during the 1970s with a series of top hits.

Elton John has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Elton John with overall height
Elton John
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5’8” | 1.73 m
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Years Active: 1962-present

Given Name
Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Birthday
March 25, 1947

Drawings include:
Elton John elevations (assorted), performing

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