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Just Jared's Most Popular Music Acts 2012

Just Jared's Most Popular Music Acts 2012

It was an incredible year for music and we can’t wait to find out what next year has to bring!

Here’s a rundown of JustJared.com‘s most popular music acts of 2012. Find out which artists sang their way to the top of our list.

Also, be sure to check back in the next few days to see who were our most popular actors and actresses this year and who made the cut for our top 50 most popular celebs!

20. Bruno Mars
19. Demi Lovato
18. Willow Smith
17. Spice Girls
16. Chris Brown
15. Lady Gaga
14. Adam Levine
13. Madonna
12. Selena Gomez
11. Justin Bieber

Click inside to find out who were JustJared.com‘s top ten most popular music acts of 2012!

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10. Christina Aguilera
9. Jennifer Lopez
8. Lana Del Rey
7. Adele
6. One Direction
5. Taylor Swift
4. Nicki Minaj
3. Rihanna
2. Beyonce
1. Whitney Houston

WHO WAS YOUR FAVORITE music act in 2012?

FYI: These rankings are calculated by a number of factors, including pageviews/hits from readers, comments, and social media interaction.

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52 Responses to “Just Jared's Most Popular Music Acts 2012”

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  1. 1
    Neemz Says:

    So Britney Spears was the most paid out of all of them, had a hit # 1 song, launched a new perfume, helped launch a new toy product and was on TV every week and yet she didn’t even make the list. That makes perfect sense.

  2. 2
    Shady Says:

    WHERE IS BRITNEY?!?! Flop list.

  3. 3
    Ferr_Remy Says:

    Flop list is a flop! XTINA isnt even in Billboard Top20..
    How come she is bigger than Britney U idiot?
    That’s why I rarely check this flop site…

  4. 4
    o Says:

    @Shady: Read the title: most popular music acts of 2012 (keyword there is music). Britney made the most money because of her xfactor contract. This isn’t a post of highest paid celebrities of 2012.

  5. 5
    Laquanda Says:

    Britney didn’t make any sort of impact in 2012 and is now an irrelevant artist after her stint on X-Factor. Money can’t buy you popularity.

  6. 6
    Raelean Says:

    Flopney pays radio to play her music. #fakepopularity

  7. 7
    Minge Says:

    Christina is still a fat drunk clown no matter how much her people pay you to promote her, Jared.

  8. 8
    Ferr_Remy Says:

    LOTUS IS A FLOP > CHECKED
    YOUR BODY IS A FLOP > CHECKED
    ARMY OF LOVE IS A FLOP > CHECKED
    COLLABS WITH PITBULL/BLAKE SHELTON ALSO A FLOP > CHECKED
    EVEN MAX MARTIN CANT HELP HER CAREER

    AND STUPID JARED STILL LISTED FLOPTINA AS ONE OF THE BIGGEST ACT 2012

  9. 9
    Freddy Says:

    Where is Britney F*cking Spears?!!?!?!?!

  10. 10
    Um Says:

    Why would Britney be on the list? She hasn’t done anything innovative in years and was overshadowed by Demi on X-Factor.

  11. 11
    CutTheBS Says:

    You guys clearly don’t understand how this list works..
    It’s “JustJared.com’s” most popular music acts of 2012… Most “popular”
    Musician’s who got the most blog views & comments … etc, etc things like that. Not who made the most money, or worked the hardest… chill out!!!

  12. 12
    Aiden Says:

    spice girls??? WTF?!?! Have you been under a rock for 5 years? Spice girls havent released a new song since 2007.

  13. 13
    MAR Says:

    BRITNEY was a FLOP THIS YEAR.
    HER TV SHOW X FACTOR FLOPPED AND WAS OVERSHADOW BY THE VOICE. THE SHOW OF CHRISTINA AGUILERA.
    Britney was overshadow by DEMI ON X FACTOR.
    Her single whit will.i.a flopped hard..it isnt even top 10 on billboard whit BIG PROMO.
    SO SHE IS A FLOP.

  14. 14
    Britney who? Says:

    lmfao at Britney being left out

  15. 15
    Maria Says:

    Loved Madonnas concert tour. It was amazing.

  16. 16
    maya Says:

    beyonceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee <3

  17. 17
    Me Says:

    Lady Gaga looks like Alicia Keys.

  18. 18
    jenn Says:

    just a list guys, not a big deal. but still find it hilarious how selena took a break from music and she still manages to make it high on the list and Britney didn’t. the power of Selena.

  19. 19
    grace Says:

    JLo!!!!! LOVE HER!! so happy she made the list, but why the Fu&k is Christina on the list??? her whole music career flopped this year. is this a joke?

  20. 20
    katie Says:

    yayyyyy demi was more in music scene than selena this year and #QueenSelena still beat demi!!!! that’s all that matter. love you selly g.

  21. 21
    LaCroix Says:

    srsly JJ .. I’m starting to think you guys actually get paid off for your lists..

  22. 22
    Fabri Says:

    Where IS BRITNEY SPEARS. ????????

    THIS SITE IS A FLOP , BRITNEY WAS ALL OVER THE MEDIA WITH X FACTOR FOR MONTHS!!!
    THE SPICE GIRLS JUST DID THE OLYMPICS AND NOTHING MORE!!!!! AND THEY MADE THE LIST !??????
    WTF JARED??? ?????????????

  23. 23
    JJJ Says:

    LMAO at Beyoncé being #1 while doing absoluetly NOTHING ! She didn’t perform , she did nothing except that I Was Here thing , that shows how boss she is , and you haters will deal , Rihanna being behind again is where she is supposed to be Navy ( Whitney passing got her #1 lets face it so I’m not considering her being the first )

  24. 24
    Luigi G Says:

    Willow Smith more popular than Demi Lovato and Lana Del Rey more popular than Lady GaGa? Was a joke? I can’t laugh yet, where’s the punch line?

  25. 25
    anonymous Says:

    This list is terrible!! Where’s Coldplay!?!!! They had a successful year touring–sold out arenas and stadiums for the most part!!

    Also, I think Gotye should definitely have made this list. He had a breakthrough year with his hit song, and hopefully will continue to have more hit songs. His music is amazing!

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