Lil Nas X attends the Variety 2021 Music Hitmakers Brunch Presented By Peacock and GIRLS5EVA at City Market Social House on December 04, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

Billboard has ranked the Greatest Pop Star each year since 1981. This year, the top three pop stars they ranked gave music lovers, and critics, something to talk about.

Coming in at number three is Adele, who made her return to music after six years. Her album 30 sold over a million copies in the first three weeks. She has sat at the top of the Billboard 200 for five weeks, so far.

Lil Nas X comes in second, ruling TikTok and Twitter with the promotion of his massive hit, “Montero (Call Me By My Name) and “Industry Baby” featuring Jack Harlow.

The number one pop star of 2021 goes to Taylor Swift, who won Album of the Year for Folklore at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards and releasing two of her six albums she plans to re-record, Fearless (Taylor’s Version) and Red (Taylor’s Version).

In addition to these 3 artists, Olivia Rodrigo won “Rookie of the Year” while Willow won “Comeback Artist of the Year”.

Which one of these pop stars was your favorite for 2021?

Source: Billboard

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