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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.

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Shawn Mendes
Drawings of Shawn Mendes in a range of positions measured with overall height

Shawn Mendes was born in Pickering, Canada, in 1998. He rose to fame by posting musical covers on YouTube, where he was discovered by, and later signed to Island Records. His first three albums all debuted on the Billboard Top 100, making him the youngest artist ever to do so. He has so far headlined four world tours and received numerous musical accolades. In 2019 he launched the Shawn Mendes foundation, which aims to help young people by supporting various causes.  He is the face of Canadian fast food chain, Tim Hortons.

Shawn Mendes has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Group of silhouette illustrations of Shawn Mendes in assorted poses
Shawn Mendes was born in Pickering, Canada, in 1998. He rose to fame by posting musical covers on YouTube, where he was discovered by, and later signed to Island Records. His first three albums all debuted on the Billboard Top 100, making him the youngest artist ever to do so.

Shawn Mendes has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Group of silhouette illustrations of Shawn Mendes in assorted poses
Katy Perry
Set of illustrations of Katy Perry in various poses measured with overall height

Katy Perry is a famous pop star. Born Katheryn Hudson, she began her musical career as a teenager. After signing with Capitol Records in 2004, she rose to fame on the release of her second album entitled One Of The Boys. Her well known songs include I Kissed A Girl, Hot n Cold, and California Gurls. She is known for her catchy lyrics and uplifting pop sound. She is one of the most successful female musical artists of all time.

Katy Perry has a height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

Group of silhouette illustrations of Katy Perry in assorted poses
Katy Perry is a famous pop star. Born Katheryn Hudson, she began her musical career as a teenager. Her well known songs include I Kissed A Girl, Hot n Cold, and California Gurls. She is known for her catchy lyrics and uplifting pop sound which have made her one of the most successful female artists.

Katy Perry has a height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

Group of silhouette illustrations of Katy Perry in assorted poses
JoJo Siwa
Set of illustrations of JoJo Siwa in various poses measured with overall height

JoJo Siwa was born in Nebraska in 2003. She began dancing as a child, and first appeared as part of the hugely popular dance reality series, Dance Moms. In 2016 she released her single, entitled Boomerang, which addresses bullying. It has been watched over 450 million times. She announced a world tour in 2018, and performed in arenas across the United States, Europe and Australia. She is known for the colourful large bows she wears in her hair, which have become a popular accessory for young girls.

JoJo Siwa has a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Outlined silhouette drawings of JoJo Siwa in a variety of poses
JoJo Siwa was born in Nebraska in 2003. She began dancing as a child, and first appeared as part of the hugely popular dance reality series, Dance Moms. She is known for the colourful large bows she wears in her hair, which have become a popular accessory for young girls.

JoJo Siwa has a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Outlined silhouette drawings of JoJo Siwa in a variety of poses
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
Rihanna
Set of illustrations of Rihanna in various poses measured with overall height

Rihanna was born Robyn Rihanna Fenty in Barbados in 1988. She moved to the US in 2005 and subsequently signed a six album deal with Def Jam recordings. Her third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad, which was released in 2007, cemented her status as a leading American pop star and sex symbol. She has become known for her fusion of pop, R&B, and dance music. She is considered one of the most successful female music artists in the world, and has won a total of nine Grammy awards. She has recently gained roles in a number of film and television projects, and has launched a bestselling beauty brand, called Fenty.

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

Outlined silhouette drawings of Rihanna in a variety of poses
Rihanna was born Robyn Rihanna Fenty in Barbados in 1988. She moved to the US in 2005 and subsequently signed a six album deal with Def Jam recordings. Her third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad, which was released in 2007, cemented her status as a leading American pop star and sex symbol.

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

Outlined silhouette drawings of Rihanna in a variety of poses
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