The top 5 most popular and trending male celebrities in the 2022 list are based on their impact and achievements early this year. The list sees Kanye West, Justin Bieber, The Weekend, etc cut. One notable name omitted was Drake and Eminem, two of the toughest callers.
Top 5 most popular and trending Male celebrities in 2022
1. JUSTIN BIEBER
Justin has had a wild career since he was discovered on YouTube at the age of 13 by Scooter Braun and Usher. Since then, the young superstar has had his fair share of ups and downs, from great music success (he was the youngest artist to achieve five no.1 US albums) to a tale bashing of the bad, controversial press.
Despite selling more than 150 million records and being dubbed one of the world’s best-selling music artists, Justin was at one stage, named “the most hated person in the world”. His on-and-off-again relationship with Selena Gomez, erratic behavior, and use of drugs led him to depression, but in recent years, Justin has focused on his well-being, music, and arena tours.
His biggest achievements as of late were his speedy marriage to supermodel, Hailey Baldwin (now Mrs. Bieber) and the release of his recent albums, Changes, and Justice.
Net Worth: $285 Million
Twitter Followers: 114 Million
Instagram Followers: 218 Million
2. KANYE WEST
When will Kanye West ever not make headlines?! Whether it’s his run for president in 2020, bizarre rants, or relationship with Kim Kardashian, the controversial rapper seems to always be the talk of the town.
Kanye has been in the music business for over a decade and to honor just how important his presence has been, he was awarded the MTV VMA Vanguard Award in 2015.
While he’s had his fair share of public feuds, Kanye West has made headlines for much more than his occasional outbursts. The rapper-turned-mogul has invested his creative ideas into his billion-dollar empire called Yeezy, becoming the highest-paid hip-hop artist of 2019 and the third richest celebrity in 2021.
Net Worth: $6.6 Billion
Twitter Followers: 30 Million
Instagram Followers: 10 Million
3. TRAVIS SCOTT
Although one of the biggest artists around, this rapper has been trending even more as of late for unfortunate reasons. In November 2021, at least eight people died and hundreds were injured after a manic crowd surge during Travis Scott’s performance at the Astroworld Festival in Texas. The artist is allegedly facing a lawsuit against him and questions have been asked over why he played on as the crush developed.
Travis Scott is the rapper of countless popular hits including goosebumps, SICKO MODE, and Antidote, and has famously collaborated with big names including Drake and Kid Cudi. He is currently in a high-profile relationship with Kylie Jenner.
Net Worth: $60 Million
Twitter Followers: 11 Million
Instagram Followers: 44 Million
4. THE WEEKEND
The Weeknd has certainly made his mark in the music world. Along with having number-one singles including Can’t Feel My Face and Blinding Lights, the singer has also collaborated with some of the biggest names in music such as Drake and Ed Sheeran.
But these aren’t the only successes The Weeknd has under his belt – the artist has won three Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, 19 Billboard Music Awards, and was nominated for an Oscar for his Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack.
While his music is what makes him famous, The Weeknd’s love life has also been a hot topic as of late. The star has famously dated Selena Gomez and been in an on-and-off-again relationship with Bella Hadid. In 2021, the world was shocked to learn that The Weeknd was potentially dating Angelina Jolie.
The star also led the Super Bowl Halftime Show in 2021, which he reportedly spent $7 million of his own money on.
Net Worth: $100 Million
Twitter Followers: 15 Million
Instagram Followers: 36 Million
5. ED SHEERAN
Ed Sheeran is known for his chart-topping hits and breathtaking vocals. The British star has bagged four Grammys, has performed for the Queen of England, and pushed boundaries with his several albums including No.6 Collaboration Projects and Equals.
His tracks are the epitome of wedding playlists, while his rare public appearances have made him one of the most bend celebrities of 2022.
Ed Sheeran’s love life is generally kept under wraps, but it was revealed that he married his childhood friend and former high school classmate, Cherry Seaborn in January 2019 and they had a baby together in 2020.
Net Worth: $200 Million
Twitter Followers: 17 Million
Instagram Followers: 36 Million