Posted February 4, 2020 by Chris in Features

The 10 Artists Who Transformed Music This Decade

Imagine the 2010s with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean or Beyonce. These artists defined their genres to earn impressive power and influence in the entertainment industry, forcing the industry to change at their will. They gave us new performance styles, unforgettable sounds, and very high standards. Their music not only defined the decade but also pushed us all forward. Here’s a look at the top 10 artists who brought a revolution in the music industry, just like Mr Play Bonus Code 2020 is taking the market to the next level. 

  • Beyonce

Queen Bey has been busy all decade long and she has managed to dominate popular music and change the way artists unveil albums. She released three studio albums in the 2010s and every song in these albums has been engrained in the cultural canon. 

  • Kendrick Lamar

You can talk about the decade’s rap music without speaking about Kendrick Lamar. The California-bred rapper exploded in the mainstream market in 2012 after releasing his album, “Good Kid M.A.A.D City” and his reputation hasn’t dwindled since.

  • Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga’s vast range of musical capability has earned her a name throughout the decade, after her success in the last decade with the release of “Bad Romance” and ”Poker Face”. This decade, she cemented her position by championing LGBTQ rights through titles like ‘” Born This Way” and “Edge of Glory”.

  • Frank Ocean

Frank rose with the internet and he has left an indelible mark in the music industry over the last decade. He has only released two full albums and the songs have been genre-bending works over the last decade. 

  • Drake

Drake has managed to successfully blur the lines between pop and hip hop, thus revolutionizing his music genre. Every year, Drake has released a new project every year and he has unveiled a total of five studio albums over the last decade.

  • Metro Boomin

The trap-style music artist has defined hip hop music over the last decade and his songs have been dominating music charts for years. Metro is still pushing the genre forward and his beats have bonafide international stars like Migos and Post Malone.

  • Solange

Over the last few years, Solange has been among the better-known artists, especially for her status as Beyonce’s younger sister. All that changed over the last decade after scaling her skills in R&B music while experimenting with electronic, neo-soul and flunk in her work.

  • Taylor Swift

Over the last 10 years, Taylor Swift has pushed the boundaries between pop and country music, creating an all-time musical titan with lots of hit songs. As if strengthening pop music wasn’t enough, Taylor has helped musicians earn a profit from their works with her outspokenness on industry standards.

  • Kanye West

The only constant thing about Kanye West is Change. The music legend started the decade with notorious acts like interrupting Taylor Swift during the VMAs and ended up producing gospel albums and operas. 

  • BTS

Whether you’ve heard a BTS song or you’re a die-hard fan, there’s no denying that they’ve had a strong impact on the industry. This band has popularized k-pop in the American market and they’ve managed to make it to the number one spot on the Billboard 200 for several years.


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