I went in search of the hottest international musicians and found news articles listing the winners from the music awards for the area as well as sales listings for various of the albums. My top hottest international musicians have solid record sales, tons of hits on their videos and web sites. Most of these performers go beyond the ability to sing, many dance, have fashion sense, play an instrument, write their music and are real performers. And the international flavor to their music adds something special.
Here’s the hottest international musicians from around the world that I found:
#1 Shakira from Barranquilla, Colombia
This hot international musician can move and has a wonderful voice. Shakira’s hot album out right now is “She Wolf”, the video below is quite sensual. I liked “hips don’t lie” better and “did it again” is nice.
Shakira Video Links:
Did It Again
Hips Don’t Lie
#2 Rihanna from Saint Michael, Barbados
This hot international musician is very beautiful, sings well, dances, and is a terrific showman. Her style is a bit rhythm and blues and somewhat hip hop and has already sold 12 million records.
Shut Up and Drive
Take a Bow
#3 Robbie Williams from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK
This talented male musician can sing just about anything and has a wonderful sense of humor that comes out in many of his songs. He can dance and act, but he truly shines with his witty songs and has an international following.
Robbie Williams Videos:
Let Me Entertain You
Reality Killed the Video Star
#4 Alejandro Sanz from Algeciras, Spain
This sensual Spanish musician has a quiet style but a good following. He was recently voted artist of the year and has begun to gain an international following. His songs are very pleasing, check out some of Alejandro Sanz’ videos:
Te lo Agradezco, Pero No sung with Shakira
#5 Paulina Rubio from Mexico, Los Angeles, Spain
This international musician is quite hot, winning awards and performing sexy dance moves and singing pop style songs. She’s quite the beauty and her talent evident.
Paulina Rubio Videos:
Causa Y Efecto
#6 Ruslana from Lviv, Ukraine
Ruslana uses a mean tambourine in one song that shows her use of traditional music with the show stopping danceability and musicality of most of the hot artists on this list. She’s quite the talented beauty and has a heart for her people, too and has won quite a number of awards making her one of my favorite international musicians.
Ruslana Videos, note, the last is the song that blasted her into stardom.
#7 Gackt from Okinawa, Japan
Gackt is really a hot international musician with a huge following in Asia. He’s cute stuff, too, with a stylish sense of what will please and audience. Here’s a few selections from his videos I liked, there’s more on the Myspace link I provided.
Gackt Videos :
#8 Wonder Girls, Korea
These bebop Korean chicks are hot international musicians with a fun danceability and sing-song style. They will hip hop dance their way up the charts.
Wonder Girls videos:
#9 Staff Benda Bilili, African Congo
This band of disabled international musicians from the Congo are wowing the world. They play lively native African music that is upbeat but also meaty with content from their experiences of war.
Staff Benda Bilili Video
Na Lingui Yo
Moto Moindo–this is actually just an audio file of one of their songs along with more of their background on NPR.
#10 Regine Velazquez, Tondo, Metro Manila, Philippines
Regine is a hot rising star musician, playing classical piano, with a lovely rich voice. Her songs are wonderfully lovely to hear and sing along. Her international following will grow.
Regine Velazquez Videos:
Your Are My Song
I hope you enjoyed my list of international musicians, I had fun finding new favorites for my musical library.