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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
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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Years Active: 1962-present

Given Name
Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Birthday
March 25, 1947

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Elton John elevations (assorted), performing

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Shakira
Size comparison drawings of Shakira comparing the heights of other related musicians

Shakira is a Columbian musician and entertainer. She began her music career aged 13 but rose to fame with the release of her fifth studio album, which includes the songs Whenever, Wherever and Underneath Your Clothes. Other hit songs include Hips Don’t Lie and Beautiful Liar. She is the recipient of three Grammy awards and twelve Latin Grammy Awards. Shakira has performed three times at the FIFA World Cup. Shakira can speak four languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and English.

Shakira has a height of 5’2" (1.57 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Shakira with height measurements
Shakira is a Columbian musician and entertainer. She began her music career aged 13 but rose to fame with the release of her fifth studio album, which includes the songs Whenever, Wherever and Underneath Your Clothes. Other hit songs include Hips Don’t Lie and Beautiful Liar.

Shakira has a height of 5’2" (1.57 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Shakira with height measurements
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Years Active: 1990-present

Given Name
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Birthday
February 2, 1977

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Shakira elevations (assorted), performing

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Harry Styles
Size comparison drawings of Harry Styles comparing the heights of other related musicians

Harry Styles began his music career on The X Factor in 2010 but gained fame with the boys' band One Direction. His flamboyant style has also garnered him lots of fame. The singer and songwriter loves pop, Britpop, rock, and soft rock. His solo album Harry Styles has featured on top of U.S. and U.K. charts, becoming the world's top ten best-selling albums in 2017. One of his singles, "Sign of the Times," has topped the U.K. Single chart. Harry is from England and has also done several acting roles. Altogether, he has received an American Music Award, a Grammy Award, and two Brit Awards.

Harry Styles has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Harry Styles with height measurements
Harry Styles began his music career on The X Factor in 2010 but gained fame with the boys' band One Direction. His flamboyant style has also garnered him lots of fame. The singer and songwriter loves pop, Britpop, rock, and soft rock. His solo album Harry Styles has featured on top of the charts.

Harry Styles has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Harry Styles with height measurements
Harry Styles
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Years Active: 2010-present

Given Name
Harry Edward Styles
Birthday
February 1, 1994

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Harry Styles elevations (assorted), performing

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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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Years Active: 2004–present

Given Name
Peter Gene Hernandez
Birthday
October 8, 1985

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

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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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