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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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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 was 5 foot 9 inches (1.75 m) tall.

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 was 5 foot 9 inches (1.75 m) tall.

Michael Jackson
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1964-2009

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Michael Jackson standing (front), dancing (moonwalk), dancing (tiptoe)

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Bruno Mars
Drawings of Bruno Mars in a range of positions measured with overall height

Bruno Mars is an American singer-songwriter. He was born in 1985 in Honolulu, Hawaii and later moved to Los Angeles to launch his music career. In 2010, Bruno Mars released the song ‘Just the way you are’ which reached number one in the US, UK, Canada, and several other countries. He is now one of the best selling musicians of all time, having sold over 26 million albums worldwide. He has won a total of eleven Grammy awards. He is a big fan of Elvis Presley, and says that the singer had a huge influence on his music.

Bruno Mars has a height of 5’5” (1.65 m).

Outlined silhouette drawings of Bruno Mars in a variety of poses
Bruno Mars is an American singer-songwriter. He was born in 1985 in Honolulu, Hawaii and later moved to Los Angeles to launch his music career. He has won a total of eleven Grammy awards. He is a big fan of Elvis Presley, and says that the singer had a huge influence on his music.

Bruno Mars has a height of 5’5” (1.65 m).

Outlined silhouette drawings of Bruno Mars in a variety of poses
Bruno Mars
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October 8, 1985
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Peter Gene Hernandez
Years Active
2004–present

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Bruno Mars front (standing), side (dancing), side (leaning)

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Taylor Swift
Series of illustrations of Taylor Swift standing and performing with height measurement

Taylor Swift is an American singer-songwriter. She was born in Pennsylvania, but moved to Nashville, Tennessee, when she was 14 to pursue a career in country music. Her music can be described as a mix of country, pop-rock and pop, and is characterized by an upbeat tone and catchy lyrics about contemporary experience. She has released seven albums, and is one of the best-selling artists of all time. She has appeared on the Forbes list of top earning women - she has a reported fortune of over $360 million. She loves cats.

Taylor Swift is 5 foot 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.

Taylor Swift is an American singer-songwriter. She was born in Pennsylvania, but moved to Nashville, Tennessee, when she was 14 to pursue a career in country music. Her music is a mix of country, pop-rock and pop, and is known for an upbeat tone and catchy lyrics about contemporary experience.

Taylor Swift is 5 foot 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.

Taylor Swift
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December 13, 1989
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Taylor Alison Swift
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2004-present

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Taylor Swift standing (front), performing (pause), performing (cheer)

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Lady Gaga
Drawings of Lady Gaga in a range of positions measured with overall height

Lady Gaga is an American actress and singer. She was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, but chose the stage name Lady Gaga when she launched her music career. She wrote and sang from an early age, and signed a record deal in 2007, releasing the top selling album, The Fame, a year later. She has won a total of nine grammys and is one of the best-selling musicians in the world. She has recently embarked on an acting career, receiving critical acclaim for her role opposite Bradley Cooper in the 2018 film, A Star is Born. She won an Academy Award for Shallow, a song from the film.

Lady Gaga has a height of 5’1” (1.55 m).

Outlined silhouette drawings of Lady Gaga in a variety of poses
Lady Gaga is an American actress and singer. She was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, but chose the stage name Lady Gaga when she launched her music career. She wrote and sang from an early age, and signed a record deal in 2007, releasing the top selling album, The Fame, a year later.

Lady Gaga has a height of 5’1” (1.55 m).

Outlined silhouette drawings of Lady Gaga in a variety of poses
Lady Gaga
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March 28, 1986
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Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
Years Active
2001–present

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Lady Gaga front (formal), side (singing), front (posing), front (costume)

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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
Katy Perry
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October 25, 1984
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Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
Years Active
2001–present

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