They say music is food for the soul and hence in every culture or part of the world music is one of the mode of entertainment that is really loved and very popular. The black ethnicity is popularly known to be good at some things such as sports but there some who have dominated in the world of music and made a name for themselves. Being a celebrity is never a private affair, a lot of people keep tabs on your life hence you have to be on your best behaviour at all times.
Let us not even start with paparazzi following each and every move they make; now we have a generation of social media fanatics who follow and watch over them like hawks. We took it upon ourselves to compile a list of the most popular and hottest black male singers in 2018 based on their following on social media and their achievements so far.
10. Trey Songz
The sleek and good looking gentleman is a favourite among the young hearts. His real name is Tremaine Aldon Neverson. His albums include “Passion, pain and pleasure,” which was released in the year 2009 and “Trigga,” released in the year 2014. The mega star has sold over 14 million records globally. The R ‘n’B singer has 10.6 million followers on twitter and 7.5 million followers on Instagram. Additionally, 16 million people like his official page on Facebook.
Usher Raymond is an oldie in the music industry hence he has got a very firm and loyal fan base. The man with the sleek moves and the charming looks has won the attention of women from all around the world. His current hit single “No limit” which is a collaboration with Young Thug is doing very well. His greatest albums include “Confessions,” and “Raymond vs Raymond.” He has 11.5 million twitter followers and 5.5 million Instagram followers.
Born Christopher Brian Bridges, Ludacris takes the number 8 slot on the top ten most popular black male artists of all time. The musician is also an actor with his most successful role being on the “Fast and Furious” franchise. The star has been in the industry long enough to amass millions of fans and a huge army of followers. He currently has 11.7 million followers on twitter and 20 million likes on his Facebook page.
7. Will I Am
The American musician’s real name is William Adams. He is also a very talented producer having worked with artists such as Beyonce, Usher, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, David Guetta and the legendary Michael Jackson among many other talents. He is also a member of the hip hop group Black Eyed Peas and has sold about 9.4 million singles with the group. He has a following of 13.6 million on twitter and 15.2 million likes on his Facebook page.
6. Snoop Dog
He is one amongst the Top 10 Most Popular Black Male Singers in The World 2017. Born Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Snoop Dogg has sold 35 million albums all around the world. He has been in the industry for long hence he has a very solid and loyal fan base. His most popular hit singles include songs such as “What’s my name,” “Beautiful,” which was a collaboration with Pharell among many other songs. He has a twitter following adding up to 15 million and 36.6 million likes on his Facebook page. 13.8 million people, also follow him on Instagram.
5. Chris Brown
Chris Breezy is a favorite among the younglings and older generation alike. The handsome lad has managed to captivate the hearts of girls all around the world with his charming look and his sensual voice. Some of his songs include “With you,” “Loyal,” “Look at me now,” among many great hit singles. He has collaborated with artists such as Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Bow Wow among many other mega stars. He is also an actor and a talented song writer. He has 18.4 million twitter followers and 33 million followers on Instagram.
4. Kanye West
Kanye West was born in Chicago and has grown to be known as one of the most controversial artists of our time. People love controversy so more controversy equals to a huge following. He is also a greatly talented creative with a foot in the fashion industry among many of his business dealings. His designs featured on the New York fashion week of 2016. Some of his albums include “Yeezus,” and “Life of Pablo,” which is his current latest. His twitter followers are 26.6 million in number.
3. Wiz Khalifa
Whiz Khalifa is a big shot in the hip hop industry. His biggest singles include “Black and yellow,” “We dem boys,” and “Remember you.” One of his biggest collaboration with Charlie Puth “See you again,” topped the Billboard Top 100 for 12 weeks in a row. It was also the soundtrack to the movie “Fast and furious 6.” He has a following of 28.3 million on twitter, 41.1 million likes on his Facebook page and 13.8 million followers on Instagram.
2. Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne’s real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. the hip hop artist has managed to build a music empire for himself through his popular record label Young Money Entertainment. His best hit singles “Lollipop,” “A milli,” among many others have helped propel him to musical popularity. His current followers on twitter add up to 28.4 million and 4.8 million Instagram followers. He has 50.3 million followers on Facebook.
Aubrey Drake graham is of Canadian accent. He is bi-racial; his mother is Canadian while his father was a black American from Tenessee. The mega star is arguably one of the most loved rappers of all time. Some of his best hit records include “One dance” from his latest album presently “Views” which was released in 2016, “Work,” which was huge collaboration with Rihanna, “Started from the bottom,” among many others. He has got more than 34.3 million followers on twitter and 30.7 million instagram followers, 36.5 million likes on Facebook.
These ten male artists make the list of the most popular and hottest black male singers in 2018. They keep producing great content which is relevant and timely for the digital generation we currently have therefore they look appealing to the public and brands looking to push their products forward.