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We’ve made a short list of the hottest new pop acts to look for on Spotify and artists with staying power. Our list includes newcomers like Khalid and Xavier Omär, but also world-famous stars like Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. Of course, people like Taylor Swift, Calvin Harris, Selena Gomez, and Katy Perry have enduring staying power.


The American singer and songwriter’s debut single Location peaked at 16 on the Billboard 100 in 2016. He’s signed to RCA Records. The song went platinum four times. He’s really popular on Spotify and his song Love Lies, recorded for the Love, Simon film soundtrack, also made the Billboard chart, this time the top 10.

Nicki Minaj

Nicki has 11.7 million followers on Spotify. The world-famous pop-rap star has more Billboard 100 songs than any other woman. Swalla, her most popular song on Spotify, has 618 million plays.

Xavier Omär

The singer songwriter’s Bonfire album gained him a steady following. He experiments with different genres, though, not just pop. These include dance, electronic, alternative, and Christian rap.

Matthew Tyler Musto – Blackbear

The US singer, record producer, and songwriter released his first full-length album in 2015 to favorable reviews. Critics praised his “pleasant combination of a myriad of genres, emotions, and sounds.” LDFC, the lead single, got millions of streams on Spotify and SoundCloud. The second single, “90210”, was streamed more than 9 million times on Spotify and over 11 million times on SoundCloud.

Ariana Grande

The pop princess has 16.5 million followers on Spotify. With the release of her first album in 2014, My Everything, her pop career was launched, propelling her to new heights ever since. Her most famous song is Side to Side featuring Nicki Minaj. The song has 679 million plays on Spotify.

Final Thoughts

Don’t forget to have your Spotify profile verified. You shouldn’t miss this important. This lends higher credibility to any profile. What is more, people with verified profiles have their accounts prioritized. As a result, the Spotify algorithm picks up their music.

The process of verification is much simpler now that Spotify has initiated the option Spotify for Artists. You just need to log in and confirm your data. In about a month, your profile will have a little blue checkmark on it, signifying your verification. You can now enjoy all the great pop or other music you want.