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Taylor Swift, Frank Ocean, Rihanna, and Kendrick Lamar made some of the best albums of the 2010s.

The 15 best albums of the decade, ranked

Taylor Swift's "Red," Rihanna's "Anti," and Beyoncé's "Lemonade" were some of the strongest bodies of work put out by musicians in the 2010s.

Spotify just launched a tool that reveals your top music of 2019 and the last decade — check it out

If you're a Spotify user, you can see your personalized year-end music charts — and decade-end music charts — starting on Thursday.
Kendrick Lamar had many career highlights this decade.

Kendrick Lamar is the artist of the decade

Insider is reminiscing on the past 10 years of musical greats with a series of opinion essays dedicated to the artists who inspired fans this decade.
Travis Scott is a modern rock star, according to one music executive.

A music executive at one of the world’s biggest talent agencies says hip hop is the new rock and roll, and Travis Scott is the new rock star

Brian Ahern, co-head of music at WME, told Business Insider the concept of a "rock star" has changed.
Cardi B secured five nominations for the 2019 Grammys, making her one of the most-nominated artists behind Kendrick Lamar and Drake.

Cardi B is the biggest star in hip-hop right now, but here’s how her rap skills actually measure up

Cardi B had one of the best-selling albums of 2018. She's one of the most-nominated artists at the 2019 Grammys. Is she one of the best rappers alive?
Former President Barack Obama is a music lover.

These were Obama’s 22 favorite songs in 2018

Former President Barack Obama just shared his favorite songs of 2018, which include hits from Brandi Carlile, Chance The Rapper, and Kendrick Lamar.

Everyone is using Spotify’s sweet new tool to discover and share their top music of 2018 — check it out

If you use Spotify, you can see your personalized year-end charts with this sweet new tool that's completely free.
Former first lady Michelle Obama.

Michelle Obama has her own playlist she uses during photoshoots, and it features Michael Jackson and Kendrick Lamar

The former first lady likes to get down during her photoshoots.
During his most recent tour, Kanye West performed on a floating stage.

Here’s exactly how long it takes your favorite rappers and hip-hop artists to earn the average US salary

The average US worker makes $45,552 a year. Some of the richest rappers and hip-hop artists make that same amount in mere hours.
Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN."

Kendrick Lamar just became the first rapper to win a Pulitzer Prize for Music

Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for Music album "DAMN.," making him the first rap artist to ever win an award historically dominated by classical music.