When the recording industry was forever altered by the advent of services like Napster all the way back in the nineties, many thought it might be the end of the business. Of course, if you’ve been paying attention to the wealth of big movers in the music scene today, it should be abundantly clear that this isn’t the case at all. Forced to change the way that it conducts itself, once the powers that be learned how to monetize online music, the people supported them and as a result, many more stars were born. A business based around sound, it doesn’t seem like it should be a prerequisite for someone to be attractive in order to make it as a musician but that seems to be the case most of the time. Realizing just that is what inspired us to put together this list of the twenty steamiest photos of today’s biggest music stars.
When it comes to the photos we’ve chosen, the only prerequisite was that one of the female stars of today’s music scene can be seen and looks great. That means that the inclusion of people not involved with a musical group or band will have zero effect on the placement of a photograph on this list. Of course, there will not be anyone on this list who isn’t over the age of eighteen at the time of this writing. In order to ensure variety in this list, we’ve opted to include only one image of any given star. So, without any further ado, let’s get to the list.
A British singer that seemed to come out of nowhere recently, Anne-Marie became an international star after releasing a number of songs that charted in places around the world. Known for five hit songs that have been released since 2016, in the previous year and a half, she was featured on two big tracks released by other artists, Clean Bandit’s “Rockabye” and Rudimental’s “Rumour Mill.” On top of that, she also released three well-known tunes herself, “Do It Right,” “Alarm,” and most of all “Ciao Adios,” the latter of which some feel is one of the songs of the summer. Seen here in a selfie she uploaded online, she is wearing a tight red dress that is also cut deep on her chest which is one hell of a combo.
One of the only singers in the world today that seems to be able to write her own cheque, Adele doesn’t have to rely on streaming services or studios to make her a star. In fact, in our opinion, if the industry lost its mind tomorrow and she lost her label support, we’re extremely confident that the world would come to her front door in order to hear her voice more. Known for songs like “Hello,” “Skyfall,” “Someone Like You,” “Rolling in the Deep,” “Set Fire to the Rain,” and several others, if she sings on a track, it seems improbable that it will be any less than amazing. Pictured here in a photo of her from an angle that accentuates her already massive cleavage, we’re loving the view.
18 Lindsey Stirling
The first artist on this list who became famous due to bringing her musical talents to YouTube, despite the fact that Lindsey Stirling is an unorthodox performer, her channel on the site is one of the biggest. Earning close to ten million subscribers on the site at the time of this writing, this violinist, dancer, composer, and performance artist has many fans because of her incredible talents. Able to take home trophies at the YouTube Music Awards in the past and at two different Billboard Music Awards, it is clear that the industry has also taken note of her abilities. Pictured here in an image that communicates one of her greatest skills, coming off as a down-to-earth and lovely person, both of those traits are immensely attractive in our books.
17 Kirstin Maldonado
From one YouTube star to another, this time, we are looking at Kirstin Maldonado who is a part of Pentatonix, arguably the best-known a cappella group ever. Able to take home three Grammy Awards already in their relatively young career, it seems as though their every album is highly anticipated, which is why they’ve put out ten releases since the year 2012. Possessing the 47th most-subscribed channel on the entire site, this talented team is made up of four gentlemen at the time of this writing and a single female performer. Someone who is typically seen mostly covered up, in this selfie, she still isn’t showing much flesh but we love seeing her colorful bikini top and bottoms underneath a see-through garment.
16 Mariah Carey
An absolute legend of the music industry, Mariah Carey may not be releasing albums very much anymore, with her last coming out in 2014, but she is still a massive part of the industry. Tapped to perform at important shows all around the world, even though she doesn’t have a new track to promote, she still makes enough appearances to be the topic of discussion regularly. Of course, it isn’t always for the most positive reasons. Known for songs like “Hero,” “One Sweet Day,” “We Belong Together,” “Fantasy,” and far too many others to list here, her impressive vocal range is a big part of why she was such a big deal. Soaking wet in this photo, it is a great look for her as it helps her outfit cling to her body as well as making it gleam in a way we totally dig.
A singer that was able to turn herself into a star due to the quality of her voice, Halsey uploaded her music on various social media accounts and through that, became a sensation. Signed by a little-known label called Astralwerks in 2014, through the strength of her online presence, she was tapped to open up for acts like Imagine Dragons and The Kooks on tour. A pivotal part a song by The Chainsmokers called “Closer,” after that, her second album came out and managed to top the Billboard 200 and her song, “Now or Never,” charted on the Billboard Hot 100. Opting to take part in a photo shoot that was published by Playboy Magazine, she had her naughty bits covered but this image of her from the side was more than enough to drive her fans wild.
14 Tove Lo
Over the years, there have been musical artists like Madonna or Rihanna that have embraced an image that is sometimes gritty, and they never shy away from addressing the sensual side of themselves. One of the latest women to go down that road, Swedish singer Tove Lo has released songs like “Habits (Stay High),” “Talking Body,” “Lady Wood,” and several others that took an unflinching look at her life. Also famed for her racy onstage performances, fans that have seen her in concerts will tell you that she is known to flash the audience regularly. Somebody who is clearly very comfortable with her body, we applaud that about her, especially since it results in a photo like this one where we can enjoy the view of her bra through her see-through top. Oh, and do we even need to point out how awesome she looks with her belly button out and about?
A Colombian singer, songwriter, and dancer that is an all-around performer, whether she is on stage or in a music video, Shakira is one of the most beloved performers around, for very good reason. A big-enough deal that she was the person who FIFA turned to when they needed a song for the 2010 World Cup, it was a masterstroke because “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” was perfect. Otherwise best known for songs like “Hips Don’t Lie,” “Whenever, Wherever,” “She Wolf,” and “Try Everything,” she has shown simply incredible staying power over the years. Pictured here in a photo that was taken while she was performing on stage, anyone else might be covered in sweat and look slimy and gross but she is absolutely stunning in our view.
12 Little Mix
The latest girl group that has come out of the UK, Little Mix were first introduced to the world when they won the eighth season of their version of The X Factor, making them the first group to do so. Very prolific since, they’ve released four albums in the intervening years, including Glory Days which came out last year and had a very apt title. Known for hit songs like “Black Magic,” “Shout Out to My Ex,” “Secret Love Song,” “Wings,” and several others, this popular foursome has accomplished an awful lot. Captured on film as they walk down a red carpet all dressed in black, it seems like it is a great color for them as all of them look very desirable in this image.
11 Selena Gomez
A former child star who started her career as the star of a Disney Channel show, Selena Gomez remains an actress to this day but she doesn’t seem to be content to stay in that lane. Instead, she has become even better known for her music career which has resulted in a long list of hit songs that are embraced in countries around the world. Releasing tracks like “Come & Get It,” “Good for You,” “Same Old Love,” and “Hands to Myself,” her songs tend to be very catchy and racy at the same time. She is also someone who is followed by paparazzi seemingly wherever she goes. Due to that fact, a picture like this exists, where she is coming out of the water in a mind-blowing swimsuit that makes her seem like a siren of old.
10 Nicki Minaj
Arguably the most unique artist in the entire music industry, Nicki Minaj is incredible as she is one of the few female rappers to make it, and she has a colorful and incredible image that stands out. Known for songs like “Super Bass,” “Anaconda,” “Starships,” “Bang Bang,” and a long list of others, in the future, she could be seen as a legend. Around for several years now, her first major album was released in 2010 and from that moment onward, she is memorable for her music but also for her outstanding body. Seen here in a photo that may be one of the tamest of her around, we enjoy her more outrageous looks but this image of her toned down shows that she doesn’t need to look out there to be hot.
9 Fifth Harmony
The second of two girl groups we’ve included on this list, it is time to look at the American performers known as Fifth Harmony. Now comprised of only four members after Camila Cabello opted to depart in a move that disappointed their legions of fans, for this photo, we’re looking back at a time before she left. Known for songs including “Miss Movin’ On,” “Work From Home,” “Not That Kinda Girl,” and several others, these ladies have seemed like they had the Midas touch at times. In an amusing coincidence, just like Little Mix, we’re looking at Fifth Harmony wearing all black but in this case, we love that their outfits all are skintight and that they’re all in physical contact with one another.
8 Carrie Underwood
The only country music superstar to make this list, Carrie Underwood is holding it down for the women with a twang in their music. The winner of the fourth season of American Idol, since that time, she has gone on to have the greatest success out of anyone who reigned supreme on that show as she has consistently been at the top of her game for several years. Known for huge tracks like “Something in the Water,” “Wasted,” “Before He Cheats,” “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” and a long list of others, whenever she puts out a song, it is likely to have a big impact. A beautiful blonde with a fit figure, any picture of her that shows off a lot of her body is always going to be awesome in our book, and this is one of the best examples of why that is the case.
7 Ariana Grande
A young woman that started out her career as a star of a family-friendly show on the Disney Channel, since then, Ariana Grande has matured greatly and crafted an edgier image for herself. A small woman in stature as she reportedly stands at only five-foot-three, she packs a lot of appeal into her tiny frame which she seems happy to show off given the right circumstance. Known for hit songs like “Problem,” “Bang Bang,” “Break Free,” “The Way,” and far too many more to list here, her career still seems poised to rise to an even greater level in the future. Blessed with some of the most luxurious locks we’ve ever seen and a face that seems to have been perfectly designed, she is one of the prettiest young women in all of pop culture as you can see in this picture.
Oftentimes referred to as Queen B, there is little doubt in the minds of anyone who has been paying any attention that Beyoncé is one of the most respected performers in the music world today. Starting out her career as a member of Destiny’s Child, she and her cohorts in that group released album after album that was filled to the brim with songs that the world fully embraced. Eventually opting to do it alone, since then, she has released huge tracks like “Irreplaceable,” “Baby Boy,” “Crazy In Love,” and “Check On It.” Looking at a picture of her like this one, there is one reason why we think it is the epitome of what makes her so gorgeous; it’s because we can see all of her, and we think that she is flawless.
5 Lady Gaga
Sometimes, there is someone who comes on the pop culture scene that stands out from minute one, and the most recent examples of that is Lady Gaga. Someone who appears to be a true artist born, whether you love her or hate her, there is little doubt that she holds true to herself in pretty much every moment. Known for a long list of catchy songs that also have something to say, great examples of that include the likes of “Born This Way,” “The Edge of Glory,” “Love Game,” and “Applause.” Perhaps the best photo of her that we’ve ever seen, in this image, she seems to be in a reflective moment while also looking incredible with a lot of cleavage visible which is a combo that defines her legacy.
4 Taylor Swift
Starting out her music career as a country music performer, as Taylor Swift aged, her music changed with her. Ultimately, she has ended up being a pop princess. Arguably the biggest musical artist in the world, it seems like every song she releases is instantly embraced, and there is no doubt that she has a highly devoted fan base that love her sound and look up to her. Known for her huge hits like “Style,” “Shake It Off,” “Love Story,” “Bad Blood,” and several others, Taylor’s music is very open about her life which is a major part of the affection people have for her. Seen here in a photo that was taken for publication in GQ Magazine, she has a slender body that is a joy to see especially in a photo like this where we can enjoy her long legs.
3 Demi Lovato
Yet another former child star that was a part of the Disney star-making machine, Demi Lovato is an adult today who is very attractive for a number of reasons. A talented singer known for songs like “Heart Attack,” “Give Your Heart A Break,” “Cool For The Summer,” and “Neon Lights” to name only a fraction, she is best known for the music she has released. One of the major reasons why we think that she is very hot, however, is that she seems very much at home in her own skin which is all the better since she has struggled with an eating disorder in the past. Pictured here in a selfie that she uploaded to her social media accounts, we’d love to be around a body like that too as it fills out that dress in the best ways possible.
2 Katy Perry
A singer who has feuded with Taylor Swift over the last several years, that is a real shame since those two are probably the biggest pop stars alive and we’d love to see them celebrate one another’s success. First becoming a huge star with the release of her song “I Kissed a Girl,” it is abundantly clear that from the moment she came to prominence, her image was very much wrapped up in how hot she is. Known for songs likes “Firework,” “Last Friday Night,” “Hot n Cold,” and “California Gurls,” that is but a drop in the bucket of the hit tracks she’s released. Case in point, this screengrab of her is from the music video for “Roar” and provides one of the best views of her ample bosom we’ve ever seen.
Probably the hottest music star around, we think that Rihanna will stay in the spotlight for several more years since she has a wonderful voice and oozes sensual energy from her every pore. Also ranked the fourth most powerful celebrity by Forbes magazine in 2012, on top of that, Time also named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world that same year. Known for songs like “Umbrella,” “We Found Love,” “S.O.S.,” and “Disturbia,” it seems like her inclusion in a song ensures that it will be one that we’ll love. Dressed in a bikini that covers up all of her naughty bits, we can see almost all of the rest of her and if we are confident, then we don’t have to explain what makes this picture great any more than stating that.