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

Adam Levine was born in Los Angeles in 1979. He began his music career as part of the band Kara’s Flowers, before moving to New York and forming the band that would later become known as Maroon 5. Their first album Songs About Jane, was released to commercial and critical success. They released a further five albums, winning numerous accolades including three Grammy awards. Adam Levine is also known as a television personality - he has been a coach on the talent show, The Voice for seven years. He is married to model Behati Prinsloo - they have two children together.

Adam Levine has a height of 6’ (1.83 m).

Outlined silhouette drawings of Adam Levine in a variety of poses
Adam Levine was born in Los Angeles in 1979, before moving to New York and forming the band that would later become known as Maroon 5. Adam Levine is also known as a television personality - he has been a coach on the talent show, The Voice for seven years.

Adam Levine has a height of 6’ (1.83 m).

Outlined silhouette drawings of Adam Levine in a variety of poses
Adam Levine
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6’0” | 1.83 m
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Years Active: 1994–present

Given Name
Adam Noah Levine
Birthday
March 18, 1979

Drawings include:
Adam Levine front (standing), front (singing), side (crouched singing)

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Jennifer Lopez
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Jennifer Lopez in relation to other musicians

Jennifer Lopez is American singer, actress and absolute icon. Her musical hits include If You Had My Love, Love Don’t Cost a Thing, and Get Right. She has sold over 70 million records worldwide and is considered one of the most popular RnB and Dance artists of all time. She appeared in many popular films of the 2000s, including Maid in Manhattan, The Wedding Planner and Monster in Law. In 2019 she acted in Hustlers, a portrayal of Manhattan strippers who took on Wall Street bankers. She remains the only female entertainer in to have an album and film ranking number one at the same time.

Jennifer Lopez has a height of 5’5” (1.65 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Jennifer Lopez labeled with overall height
Jennifer Lopez is American singer, actress and absolute icon. Her musical hits include If You Had My Love, Love Don’t Cost a Thing, and Get Right. She has sold over 70 million records worldwide and is considered one of the most popular RnB and Dance artists of all time.

Jennifer Lopez has a height of 5’5” (1.65 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Jennifer Lopez labeled with overall height
Jennifer Lopez
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5’5” | 1.65 m
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Years Active: 1986-present

Given Name
Jennifer Lynn Lopez
Birthday
July 24, 1969

Drawings include:
Jennifer Lopez elevations (assorted), performing

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George Michael
Scaled height comparison illustrations of George Michael in relation to other musicians

George Michael is a British singer and songwriter. He rose to fame in the 1980s as part of the band Wham! They enjoyed several top hits including Wake Me Up Before You Go-go and the seasonal Last Christmas. He released his debut solo album in 1987 to critical and commercial success. His solo hits include Faith, Father Figure and Careless Whisper. His collaboration with Elton John in 1993, Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, was a transatlantic number one. He performed his final concert at London’s Earl’s Court in 2012 and sadly died four years later, in 2016.

George Michael had a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of George Michael labeled with overall height
George Michael is a British singer and songwriter. He rose to fame in the 1980s as part of the band Wham! They enjoyed several top hits including Wake Me Up Before You Go-go and the seasonal Last Christmas. He released his debut solo album in 1987 to critical and commercial success.

George Michael had a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of George Michael labeled with overall height
George Michael
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6’0” | 1.83 m
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Years Active: 1981-2016
Death: December 25, 2016 (53)

Given Name
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou
Birthday
June 25, 1963

Drawings include:
George Michael elevations (assorted), performing

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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
Rihanna
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5’8” | 1.73 m
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Years Active: 2003–present

Given Name
Robyn Rihanna Fenty
Birthday
February 20, 1988

Drawings include:
Rihanna front (formal), front (posing), front (dancing), front (arms out)

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